File #15591: "Forbes Moir_1884-1904_17.pdf"

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== 1892 == == 57 == Feby 1 {tok} took cow to Fergs {Fergus} to weigh Took Grist home " 2 Rain & hail in morning heavy snow in afternoon " 3 rather mild with Some Snow " 4 Cutting & Drawing wood from Milnes " 5 & 6 " " " very fine Grand sleighing " 7 Snow in morn Rain Thunder & Lightning at night " 8 Mild. To Fergus with cow to Cassis & Robertson " 9 Bright and fine to Petrons Entertainment " 11 The most stormy day of the winter " 12 heavy roads and Frosty Killing Pigs at Thompsons " 13 at Fergus fine. took down straw and Potatoes " 15 Fanning oats (16) To Fergus with chop. Fine " 18 Fine Fair day (19) Cutting wood at Milnes " 20 at Jas Laings mild " 22 To Fergus Seeing W Gerrie & Beattie/u> A. Bremner 3 mos {month} Note " 24 & 25 Cutting and drawing wood very mild " 26 Colder at Watsons Sale & Jas Clarks " 27 & 28 Cold. Laid up with cold " 29 Fall of Soft Snow. At Curries Sale March 1 Great Drifts last night Cold. Killing Pigs for Richardson " 2 Cold. To Fergus with oats (29) {do - same as above} Fine " 3 To Fergus with Turnips for Thompsons Fine " 4 Stewart here Drawing wood " 5-7 & 8 Drawing wood. very fine sleighing near gone " 9 Took Logs to Sawmill J. Murrays Funeral " 10 Cutting at Stewarts Snowy " 11 Killed 2 Pigs. very stormy " 12 Cold & Bright at Robt Kennedy's Sale " 14 yesterday & to Day very Stormy and Cold " 15 very Cold and Blowing Cutting Rafters with Thompson " 16 Drawing wood. Cold But quiet 2 weeks of Borealis " 17 Fine to Fergus down the River. Fair day == 1892 == == 58 == March 18 & 19 cold and Blustry " 21 Killing a Pig at Stewarts cold & Raw " 22 Rainy afternoon (23) Cold & Snowing " 24 Drawing accross {across} river form Milnes Soft Lot of Snow " 25 Took logs to sawmill. Broke through river Robins & Bluebirds " 26 Drawing wood accross {across} river. Sleighing gone {illegible and cut off} " 28 Sawing wood & Cleaning oats " 30 Went to See Jas. Clark who is very bad. Raw " 31 Chop to mill. To Brokies Sale. Raw & cold April 1 Mild Cleaning wheat. River Broke up " 2 at Halls Sale windy. Great thaw " 4 Easter Fair. Heavy Rain. Thunder at night " 5 Plows going after a very fine winter no {h...? cut off} Storms or Drifts and few heavy Frosts to Belwood with Chop. quite warm " 6 To Jas Clarks Funeral. Roads Pretty Bad " 7 Fine and warm Started to Plow " 8 at Mrs A. Moir's funeral. Cold, Rain & {....cut off} " 9 Frost Stopt Plow. Snowing A. Whites Raising got Calf from J. {Young? cut off} First Gang of River men here stopt all night N. McLean " 11 Burns Sale Bot {Bought} Cow $51.00 @ 13 mos. time up 18th {...? cut off} " 11. 12. 13. 14 Still very frost Sawing wood Some Plowing " 15 Still frosty 2nd Gang of River men. A. Gow " 16 Still Frosty & Dry horses Crossed river on ice 3 weeks ago to day they Can ford it. took straw to W Gerrie " 18 Still Frosty Plowing (19) Do Do {same as above} " 20 no Frost. Went to Guelph Got Suit of Clothes " 21 Started to Plow Pea land rainy afternoon " 22-23 Cold and dry. Plowing. Frost not out of " 25 No Plowing till noon. Gang Plowing {Aroura? 4 night?..cut off " 26 to Fergus for Clover Seed Frosty " 28 Finished Plowing for Wheat Sowed Wheat {a..? cut off} " 29 Harrowing Wheat Litter of Pigs {Aroura? {F..? cut off} == 1892 == == 59 == April 30 Hard frost no Plowing till Noon Sowed Grass seed & Harrowing May 3 Finished Plowing for Peas the Past 3 days drizzly " 4 Sowing Peas and Harrowing First Lambs " 5 Heavy rain in the afternoon Thunder (6) Plowing " 7 Cool. To Fergus with Chop Frosty night " 9 Sowing oats & Harrowing Warmer Swallows " 10 & 11 Plowing sod Light Showers " 12 Finished Plowing for Crop. Finised {Finished} Sowing Started to Plow in manure for Turnips which Did not get done last Fall Been very cold & Dry Seeding lime. Just lost 3 hours with Rain " 16 Rain yesterday. Spreading Manure & Plowing warm Taking out Stumps & Building culvert " 17 To Belwood with chop. Northern Lights for 8 nights " 18 Manure all Plowed in. Cooler " 19 Went to Fergus with Load of oats heavy rain " 21 Drizzling all day and cold (22) Do Do {same as above} " 23 Plowing Swamp for Turnips. Cold. Showers of Rain Hail " 24 finished Plowing for Turnips first time quite cool " 25 Heavy Thunder storm rain every day for a week wild Plums in Bloom " 26 Warmer to Fergus with grist D Milne washing Sheep " 27 Harrowing & Building wire fence young Cattle out all night " 28 Picking Stones to Fergus for grist " 30 warm Cows out all night Rain yesterday " 31 very warm Trees in leaf. Grand growing day Ewe died at McLellans for Potatoes June 1 very warm Thunder & Rain to W. Gerries for lambs " 2 " " Delivered 2 Steers 23.00 @ 4 cts a lb " 4 wet. Planted Potatoes on Track Saw A Bremmer Paid Renew 7 mos {& PC ?} " 6 very hot washed Sheep J. Gerrie here cutting Potatoes " 7 " " Planted Potatoes Terrible Thunder storm at night Lightning Struck a lot of Telegraph Pole & Stake of fence near Barn " 8 warm and damp Picking over Potatoes " 9 Foal 3 weeks overtime very heavy rain in forenoon Logs Coming down River thick. warm == 1892 == == 60 == June 10 & 11 warm and fine Growing weather