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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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THURSDAY 30

Separated the ram labs from their dams, 14 in all docked and put them to pactime on the meadow field Hauled in the one load of fall wheat and three loads of rye. Miss Jennie Peacock came for a few days visit.

FRIDAY 31

Resumed the work of reaping and binding barley, it has not ripedned evenly this season, some spots being dead ripe while others are quite green. Spent evening at the Lodge at Ebenezer they elected their officers for next quarter and initiated a candidate. . .

August SATURDAY 1 1874

The harvest this year will be later than the average the weather having been for the most part cool and cloudy - Finished cutting barley and swath raking the stubble. Started cutting the early peas with scythe. AF Campbell left for home this evening. Received two papers from Oakville.

SUNDAY 2

Went to Brampton this morning to Quarterly meeting. Rev Chas Smith preached. text Phippians I, 6th verse. an eloquent and impressive sermon. Mrs Matthew Peaun from Wyngham came home with us from the church Head Rev Burns preach tonight, text II Corinthians III chap. 9th verse - -

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