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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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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.


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.


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.


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.

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