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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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                           October     Tuesday   6     1874

Rain started last evening and has continued more or less ever since (24 hours) and is raining yet (9 PM). The Peel County Fair is held today and tomorrow at Brampton. Spent today fixing up the lambs and making preparation for the show tomorrow. Aunt Lizzie came from Toronto tonight on a visit. Weather is warm for this season.

                             October      Wednesday   7     1874

A showery day, the roads very muddy. Spent the day at Brampton Fair, the show in nearly all departments was very good. Sold 7 ram lambs at an average of $13.00 each, prices from $11 to $18.00. A great number of horses and cattle but sheep rather limited. The show in Hall was very good.

                              October     Thursday   8      1874

Another wet day but not heavy rain. Spent morning in sheep pen, docking and assorting the sheep &c &c At cross plowing after dinner with both teams, the ground is almost too wet in some places. Spent evening entirely at music, trying the new temperance book, "The Canadian Musical Fountain"

                               October     Friday   9      1874

Completed the plowing of the pea land. The parties who bought lambs at the fair called for them today. The is quite warm, no frost yet to kill tomato vines. Had a visit this evening from Mr H Golding and his two sisters Louisa and Sarah, they are lively talkers and good company.

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