File #15582: "Forbes Moir_1884-1904_8.pdf"

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== 1887 == === 26 === Novr 30 Moving D Milnes Stable Cold Decr 1 " " " very Cold " 2 Killing Pigs at Thompsons Snowing Saw fire in Swamp " 3 Sleighing to Fergus with Chop & to Elora " 4 Rain Snow all gone " 6 Took Ewes away very fine Weather " 7&8 Chopping in Swamp " " " " 9 Killing Pigs at A Whites " " " " 10&11 Rain. 11th Killed Steer for D Milne " 13 Christmas Fair Sold 2 Cattle @ 71.00 Fair Prices " 14 at Fergus Killed 2 Pigs for Tom Smith " 15 Slight fall of Snow " 17 Chopping in Swamp had Jas Whites Mild " 19&20 Kelsey Threshing fine " 21 at Mrs Munro's Sale Snow & Sleighing " 22 Stewart Threshing Stormy " 23 Thompson Threshing " 24 Drawing wood from Swamp " 26 to Belwood with Wood for Mc Nomination " 27 Smith threshing Sow away " 28 The first Real Snow storm " 29 very Stormy roads blocked " 30 Fair at Fergus with Chop " 31 Stormy " " for chop == 1888 == Jany 1 thaw with a lot of rain " 2 very Cold and Stormy " 4 at Kelseys Killing Pigs heavy fall of Snow " 5 very fine and mild " 6 Snowing But Mild A {Agnes} to Church " 7&8 Fine (9) Killed 2 Pigs " 10 Heavy Drifting Blocking roads again == 1888 == == 27 == Jany 11 Fine again But Cold " 12 very fine Drawing wood from Swamp " 13 Thaw Sow away = May 3rd " 14 fine and Mild " 15 very stormy & Cold " 16 Threshing at D. Milnes Calm & Cold " 17 Finished " " " Stormy " 18 Clear and Frosty. To Fergus with Cutter " 21 very Cold but Calm A. Moir here trading Oats " 25 These last 4 days Cold & Calm {Fanning up?} " 26 Threshing Peas very Cold " 27 very Stormy to Fergus with Chop & grist " 28 heavy drifts all roads Blocked no Train {w...cut off} " 30 Milder went to Fergus for chop {Steer?} to Fergus " 31 took Steer to Elora Fair Sold 40.00 fine Feby 2 quite mild drawing wood from swamp " 4 Drawing wood fine Day " 6 Cold & bright at Belwood wood to Mc A {Agnes} & Liz at Thompson {cut off} " 7 Stormy at Fergus with hay Sold {illegible} Egg @ 8.00 " 9 very Cold Stormy 24 Below zero Skating race " 11 To Fergus Load of moving D. Mills " 13 " " " " " " 14 quite Soft & mild " 15 Finished moving D Mills very cold about 20 Below " 17 Mild Chapmans Sale " 19.20 Thaw (20) Smith Threshing " 21 Mild " Finised {Finished sp} " 22 at Fergus Drawing Slabs for John Gerrie fine " 23 Fair day at Fergus fine day " 25 Thaw again & rain " 27 very cold and Stormy " 28 Hammill's Sale Stormy Lizzie went home == 1888 == == 28 == March 1 Stormy not Cold Storm of Hail from East " 2 Drawing wood fine " 3 Stormy again " 5 at Fergus getting Ice Tongs Jas Clark here " 6&7 Cutting Ice Cold " 8 Drawing & Packing Ice Cold " 9 To Fergus with Chop Sun very hot " 10 Soft all day " 11&12 Great Snow Storm & (12) very Cold " 13 The Worst drift of the Winter Trains stuck " 15 Helping Milne's to Cut Ice Warmer " 16 Drawing wood. Soft no Train yet " 17 Helping Milnes to cut Ice. Warm. first Train since 12th " 19 Regular thaw. up to see J. Johnston " 20 Rainy all day Fair Easter day Sold 2 steers $64.00 Robins " 21 very drifty again not Cold " 22 Cold and Rough. to the East & South in N. york there was a Bad Blockade the worst of the Winter " 24 Cleared up and fine " 26 Snow in morn. Rain all afternoon at Fergus with D. M " 27 rain all day " 28 rain in morn. Smith here for oats " 29 Fine Killing Pigs at Stewarts " 30 heavy Snow with hay to W. Gerrie Good Friday " 31 Fine at Fergus with Buggy & Grist {D. Mills above line} April 2 Fine Sawing Ties " 3 " at Fergus with Chop & For grist Killed a Pig for J S Saw a crane " 4 A {Agnes} to Fergus & seeing Eliza. L. Came up Sunny " 5 The First real thaw thunder & rain Moving straw Digging the water off Cocession {Concession sp?} " 6 Sunny & windy River broke up Sleighing about Gone Drawing last wood from Swamp wheels to Fergus == 1888 == == 29 == April 7 Cold went to Fergus Sleighing Done " 10 Cold Rainy day " 11 Warmer a Lot of Snow went " 12 Raw A. L. to Fergus " 13 a heavy Frost last night Showers of Snow " 16 Still the same raw cold days Frosty {mornings?} " 18 Killed 2 Pigs for Kelsey Tibbit & {Stewart? cut off} Started Plowing J. Milne married Cold " 20 heavy Frost & Cold " 21 at Fergus first time of wheels. Cold " 23 at Belwood with Plow Started Plowing Frost not out the Past winter had been very Steady and moderately cold with scarely a thaw Jany 1st lots of sleighing since the 6th Apl {April?} then wind has Been steady from near north as heavy Frosts, a good deal of Snow at Fences and roads " 24 a hard Frost last night no Plowing till noon " 26 Warm to Day the first Swallows " 27 no frost this morning hot funeral of Jas. Richard....cut off} " 28 81 in the Shade gang Plowing at Fergus a {nigh for?} {cut off} " 30 Cold Rain in afternoon Gang Plowing {Planted?} Drill May 1 Ground white with Snow first Calf Lady and Lamb " 2 hard frost in morn. Sowing wheat " 3 Sowing Grass seed. Sowing Peas. Cold " 4 drawing manure from Tavern quite a rain and Thunder " 5 Cold Pruning trees " 6 " Got Got young Pigs " 7 Sowing Oats and Finished Sowing Peas " 8 Rainy afternoon " 9 at Fergus with Hay for W. Gerrie Misty & warm " 10 Finished Plowing up Clover Sowing oats " 11 Harrowing warmer. River {near?} Past with {illegible and cut off}