File #15579: "Forbes Moir_1884-1904_5.pdf"

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== 1886 == == 16 == August 6 Tibbit Cutting spring wheat Early " 8 a. (Agnes?) Moir here " 9 Finally finished Line fence Tween White & us " 10 Drawing wood from Swamp " 11Started Pulling Peas a few drops of rain " 12 D Milne's Threshing fall wheat & Barley " 13 Went Picking Berries Good Showers evening first since late Jy {July} " 14 finished Pulling first Peas " 16 Drawed in 2 Loads of Peas. Rain in afternoon Heavy " 18 Pulling second Patch Peas Cooler " 20 finished Pulling Peas " 21 Peas all in at Fergus in afternoon " 22 J.&W. Gerrie here " 23 started Gang Plowing " 24 Harrowing " 25 at Fergus to See Jsie {Jessie?} " 26 Started cutting oats " 28 Heviest {sp?} Rain all summer, 92 in shade at Noon " 30 Rain again " 31 finished cutting lower field Septr 1 at Fergus with Charlie to Dr. J Gerrie Came " 2 Reaping above track " 3 Drawing in oats " 5 Sunday Jas Blacks Funeral very Large 125 Rigs Hot " 6 Drawing in Oats above track " 7 Cutting Oats very Hot " 8 Cutting wheat at Fergus with Pears " 9 rainy all day " 10 at Belwood got mare shod " 11 Cutting Oats Rain Jas Clark Here " 13 Drawing in wheat Rain " 14 Raking wheat stubble " 15 Drawing Oats all in But Swamp == 1886 == == 17 == Septr 16 To fergus at Plowing Match meeting fair Day Heavy Rain " 17 more Rain Cutting Oats " 18 Finished Cutting warmer Rain at night " 20 Cold Rain yesterday all day. Scraping in yard for Gravel " 21 Digging Ditch through yard " 22 Crop all in Fair Crop but short straw Thunder & Rain at night " 23 a.&J in Fergus to See Jsie{Jessie?} {Forbes mother Elizabeth?} " 24 in Fergus J Brownlee Settling with D. Milne Jsie {Jessie?} away " 25 Smith Do Rain through the night " 27 J. Milne Jr Do Rain at night " 28 Brownlee moving Rain " 29 To Fergus with Wool. Thompson Threshing " 30 Kelsey Threshing Rain at night October 1 James Milne Thresh first Snow flying " 2 Drawing wood from Swamp " 4 Rain in forenoon Drawing gravel for yard " 5 Drawing Gravel Warm " 6 Started Potatoes " 8 Potatoes up Fine crop Fine warm Weather & Dry " 9 Started to draw Dung at Fergus in Evening Plowing match " 11 at Fergus Getting Bills for P. {Plowing} Match Printed " 12 Belwood Show Drawing Dung " 14 heavy Rain with high wind Drawing Dung " 16 Heavy Frost last night Some Snow Drawing Dung Killed Lamb " 17 Snowing all forenoon (3 in) rain all afternoon Dirty Day " 18 Fine Dung all out " 19 very fine Plowing Match " 20 " " a {Agnes?} to Everton with Mrs K " 21 Still Fine lifting Radish &c {abbreviation for etc.} " 22 " " Threshing fair yield " 23 " " To Fergus with a. {Agnes?} == 1886 == Octr 25 Topping Turnips & lifting Cabbage " 26 Pulled & took in Grey Stone Harrowing & Drawing Swedes " 27 Drawing Turnips Forenoon Rain afternoon " 28 Drizzily all Day " 30 Drawing Turnips To Day & yesterday very Fine Novr 1 " " very warm " 2 Turnips all in a good Crop the most we ever had 79 Loads And the Weather very favourable " 3 Scraping into Hallow at Station Ewes away to Ram " 4 Spreading Manure & Plowing it in " 5&6 " " " " very fine " 8 Hard frost 2 nights fall of Snow today Plowing stopt " 9 at Fergus with Grist Some still Plowing " " at Wm Douglas Sale in afternoon Bot 3 Cattle $75.50 Due 12 mos " 10 Misty Plowing forenoon. Thompsons Raising afternoon Rain " 11 Fine Plowing Finished Covering manure " 12 Cold Plowing " 13 Plowing all Stopt To Fergus For grist K. Pigs D.M " 15 Fine but Frosty Drawing wood from Swamp " 17 Heavy rain all day To Fergus Drawing wood JG " 18 Stormy & Frosty D Mills case in Belwood " 19 very stormy Drawing wood & ties off track " 20 Fine & soft Finished DO {abbreviation for "the above"} " 22 Fanning up oats " 23 Rain all Day " 24 Froze up again " 25 Kelsey threshing Slight fall of Snow last night " 26 " Finished Showers of Snow all Day " 27 Thompsons to thresh But Broke meeting to Choose Delegates " 29 Convention to Choose Candidates Reform Simple Choice " 30 Finished Thompsons Threshing Decr 1 Threshing at D Milnes. Broke went to Fergus " 2 Finished " " " Stormy & Cold == 1886 == Decr 3 Threshing at J. Milnes Sr " 4 " Finished " John Sleeman Corn {top right corner of page - 5th 6 Below Z} " 6 Drawing wood & manure " 7 Christmas Fair at Fergus Snow in Fornoon " 9 Fine Went to Guelph & Model Farm " 10 Killing Pigs for Kelsey Still Fine " 11 Thaw & mist all Day " 13 Killed a Pig Thaw & mist till noon then Cleared up Fine " 14 To Fergus With Chop " 15 Fine Clear and Cold " 16 Fair Day Plowing match meeting in afternoon " 17 Snow Last night but mild today " 18 Fair sleighing to Day " 20 Killing Pigs at Jas. Milnes Killed 10 Fine " 21 At Fergus With Oats Nomination Day Local " 22 R. Richardson here filling Beds fine and {? cut off in scanning} " 23 Chopping & Drawing wood from Swamp Mrs {? cut off in scanning} " 24 Rather stormy Fanning Oats " 25 Bright & Cold Took mother to J. Milne's Sr {? cut off in scanning} " 26 To See Jas Johnston Slightly Stormy " 27 Municipal Nomination R.R & Family here " 28 Ontario Elections Mowats may 31 " 29 School Trustee Election R. Thompson Elected. To Fergus " 30 another very cold Snap " 31 misty in morning Snowing all day Charlie to {Fergus?} 1887 Jany 1 Drawing wood from Swamp. cold " 3 Municipal Election " 4 Sow away Killing Pigs 2 " 5 Got Mare Shod at J. Gerries " 6 at Guelph with Oats and Pork 2L {pound symbol?} skins " 7 Fine and Clear " 8 Drawing manure from Tavern