File #15577: "Forbes Moir_1884-1904_3.pdf"

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== 1885 == == 8 == July 25 Finished thinning Turnips Thunder & rain " 27 Putting P. {Paris} Green on, Tatoes {potatoes} & mowing in Timothy " 28 Coling {Coiling?} hay Rain & thunder in evening " 29 at Thos Richardsons Raising fine " 30 Finished cutting Hay 92 in the Shade August 1 Hay all in Insured in {illegible initial} Mutual 5 years " 3 Rain nearly all day Cutting Thistles " 5 Reaping Wheat for Milne's " 6 Scuffling and cleaning Turnips " 8 Working at Ditch first new Potatoes " 11 Scraping in Ditch very hot " 12 " " " meeting about ditch in afternoon " 13 a. {initial for Agnes, Forbes wife} at Eramosa Thunder storm at night " 15 Finished 2nd hoeing Turnips " 17 Scraping in Ditch all day Leybourne " 18 " " " " " Rain & Thunder at night " 19 Started to cut wheat Cool " 22 Pulling Peas " 24 a very heavy rain at Fergus " 27 Finished cutting wheat " 28 Reaping at Milnes Broke Reaper " 29 Peas all Pulled " 31 at Fergus with Lambs Sept 1 finished Reaping at Milnes Rain & hail " 2 Heavy Frost Drawing Peas Leybourne finished Digging Ditch " 3 Peas all in Rain " 5 Wheat all in Rain more or less nearly every day for 2 week & Cold " 7 Cutting oats very fine & warm Ditch Passed " 8-9 Steady heavy Rain from the East " 10 Threshing a {at?} Thompsons fine " 13 Rain again quite heavy " 16 Finished Cutting Cool == 9 == Septr 17 Drawing oats Mullan here Fine " 20 Fine Mrs Coutts & Robt here " 21 " Crop all in fair Crop except wheat which is rusted " 22 at Salem for Flour very Cold " 24 J Milne Jr threshing warm " 25 D. Milne " " " 26 Kelsie " " " 29 Passed Ditch no 2 very hot Octr 1 at Mill for Slabs and J Blacks for waggon Bottom " 2 Lifting Potatoes " 3 " " heavy rain at night first time since 13th Septr " 5 First Snow flying, at Duckworths & Fergus " 6 Drawing out manure very cold " 10 at Fergus to Church (Fast Day) warm " 12 Potatoes all up Plentiful crop but a lot Rotten " 13 heavy Rain last night & today Garafraxa Show " 14 " " " " very heavy " 16 Dung all out warm Erin Show " 17 Started to Plow in manure " 21 Threshing Oats Fine Peas fair Wheat the Poorest we ever had Fine Day " 23 at J. Milnes Raising in forenoon & yesterday afternoon " 24 at Fergus in evening Grand weather " 26 finished plowing in Dung toping turnips taking in Cabbage " 27 Drawing in Turnips Rain at night " 28&29 Drizzling Rain " 30 First taste of winter Put Ram with ewes at Fergus with Chop " 31 2 inches of Ice Drawing wood for D. Mills Novr 1 Drizzling rain nearly all day " 2 Drawing turnips all topped and Harrowed some Snow " 3 Snowing " 4 Drawing turnips rain from the East " 5 Turnips all in about Half a Crop heavy rain from East " 7 Digging a ditch rain every Day this week Thompsons sheep here == 1885 == == 10 == Novr 9 Showers of Snow & rain Tibbits sheep here " 10 Beautiful Day Plowing " 11 Plowing Bee at J. Milnes fine Kelseys sheep " 12 Furing {Furring?} out Turnip & Pea Land Thanksgiving D " 13 Rain last Night & thunder today cold R. R here " 14 quite a fall of Snow. Smith threshing to Fergus " 16 Showers of Snow all Day a {Agnes} to Fergus " 17 Drawing logs from River J. Milne threshing " 18 Plowing Forenoon heavy rain afternoon " 19 " killing Pigs at Brownlees " 20 Chopping frosty " 21 Finer Plowing " 23 Making Road in Swamp People still Plowing " 24 Plowing stopt by Frost Drawing wood for D. Milne " 25 Some snow Killing Pigs at Kelseys " 26 fixing Stall for Brownlee D. Milne Killed Cow " 27 Drawing wood from swamp very fine " 28 at Belwood ties for Mc Shod mare fine " 30 a {Agnes} at Fergus got Children vacs Decr 1 Laying foundation of line fence Whites " 2 Fine and mild for a week Kelsey Plowing sod " 3 Froze up again " 5 a Lot of Snow and great Drifty last night & toDay Kelsey Threshing Day&1/2 " 6 rough all day and very Cold " 7 D. Milne Threshing Sleighing Hanna's Sheep " 8 D. Mills Bee Snowing heavy all afternoon " 9 Thaw last night & toDay most of Snow gone Cleaning Wheat " 11 at Fergus with Chop with Waggon " 12 " " for " Sleigh first " 13 Christmas Fair sold cow Rather Dull " 19 Drifting very wild to day. Fine since the last. Bad with Cold 3 days " 21 Milder almost a thaw at Council meeting at Belwood " 22 quite Soft == 1885 == == 11 == Decr 23 Raining mild Sleighing all gone " 24 very fine Slight frost grand for the season " 25 " " Clear & Bright no sleighing " 26 " " Chopping in swamp last 3 days " 28 Nomination quite mild " 29 J. White here chopping in swamp fine " 30 J. Milne Threshing. thawing Horses got straw " 31 Quite soft all day == 1886 == Jany 1 Fine Dance a {at?} John Richardsons " 2 Raw & misty at Fergus E. vacs {E. = Edna, Forbes daughter ?} " 4 Election Heavy Rain all day Sow away {underlined twice} " 5&6 Froze up again very cold " 11 Still very Cold 4 Below a Fergus with Chop " 13 milder meeting to Choose Delegates " 14 Fine Convention met & choose Dr Wallace " 15 Still fine & Sunny Good Wheeling " 16 Rain all Day " 18 Killing Pigs at Kelseys Stormy yesterday & to Day " 19 " one at home Stormy mother & Charlie Fergus " 21 yesterday & last night heaviest Fall of snow this winter Fair Day " 22 very drifty Roads getting Heavy " 23&24 Calm. Bright & Frosty " 27 These last 3 day mild and misty " 30 Colder. At Fergus Mary here Feby 1 fine But very sharp " 2 Cold & quite stormy " 4 2 days very sharp But Calm 22 Below zero " 6 milder " 8 very fine Snow quite soft and thawing " 10 Still Thawing Killed Pig. Sow away at J. Johnston " 11 Still warm and misty Cleaning wheat {illegible} " 12 mist & Rain Sleighing about gone