Scripto | Transcribe Page

Log in to Scripto | Recent changes | View item | View file

John Ferguson Diary, 1874

Ferguson, 64.pdf

« previous page | next page » |

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

SATURDAY 15

Completed binding the wheat and the end of binding for this year. Started brawing in the oats and brought in 8 loads. Emme & Ella helping us in the mow. Was at work binding this morning long before sunrise and working util dark to night.

SUNDAY 16

At S. School at Ebenezer Sec. pres. lesson Mark V 1 to 15. Christ's power over demons NV Watson conducted the exercises. Heard Rev W Burns in WM Church at Brampton tonight test Galatians V 6th verse aplain practical discourse.

MONDAY 17

Finished hauling the oats had 11 loads of good rise off 9 1/2 acres this is only a medium yield, rats sown after sod require a great deal of rain in fore part of season to make heavy crop. Brought the spring wheat from "other place" three loads the harvest is done on that part of the farm.

TUESDAY 18

Completed drawing the spring wheat, 8 large loads off 5 3/4 acres, the sheaves are very long and heavy to handle. Started operations in the pea field by hauling in seven loads, are very dry and bulk largely in the barn. Very smoky weather the sun looks like a ball of fire.

Transcription Tips

  • Follow the example of transcribing provided in the first few PDF files of this diary.
  • Click Edit when you’re ready to start transcribing.
  • Click Detach to move the transcription box to a convenient location.
  • Copy the text as it is, including misspellings and abbreviations.
  • Start each new day with a new line. Otherwise ignore spacing and alignments.
  • Use toolbar heading options for any headings in the text, i.e. diary titles.
  • Use toolbar table generator for any tables in the text, i.e. finance records.
  • Use toolbar comment option to add your own comments, i.e. illegible text or uncertain names or description of drawings.
  • Use toolbar stroke through text option to transcribe crossed-out text.
  • When done press "Save Transcription" to save your work.
  • View more transcription tips.

Current Page Discussion [edit] [history]