== January SATURDAY 22 1887 == The warm weather has not ceased as we expected last night; but, the thaw has continued to day very rapidly. Freshets, and greatly reduced snow banks are now in order. Peter and I have been working in the back woods as usual at cuting wood. Do not have much more than half the day for work
s in the woods however after the chores are done. Sleighing is spoiled on the roads and mud is beginning to show itself in some places.
== January SUNDAY 23 1887 ==
On account of continued warm weather and the bad roads resulting therefrom we have been debarred from our usual going to church on the holy day. Have been endeavouring as best I could, to worship Got at out home in various ways. Am much interested in a book by J. A. Ingraham D. D. called "The Prince of the House of David" The naration of our Saviours life and mission are told continuously, in such a way as to be both interesting and proffitable.