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Forbes Moir Diary, 1884-1904

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Estimate cost of Ditch No 1. $525 Contract 560

  "      "   "    "   No 2   838     "    517

James Brownle. Eady P. 6 A Good Condition Powder. 1/2 lb Gentian Half lb Iron Powder 1/4 lb ginger 1/2 Nitrate Potash Powder mix well Give Table spoon twice a day for 10 days

West Garafraxa was Surveyed in 1820 By S. Rykman Size of Box Holding a Bush. 15 in Long 10 in deep 14 1/3 wide

Drainage amdt {amendment} act - 1900. Gara {Garafraxa} By Law No 11- 1901 Size of Cistern {Diagram of rectangular box - inside 9-4 3 ft. deep - outside on right edge sideways 6-6}

Tonic for Catte 1/2 Lb each of Gentian and Nux vomica 1 Lb Ginge {Ginger} 1 1/2 Bicarbonate Soda mix well full Grown animal 1 Table spoonful 3 times a day in 1/2 Pint Cold water younger animals less

Total Cost of Ditch No 1 $612.56

 "    "   "    "      2  580.23

{bottom of page and upside down} August 4th 1885 Measured Distance :tween corner stakes of E 1/2 lots 9 & 10 4th Con and West 1/2 of D2 and found it 17 ft 2 in


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1884 July 29 finished haying a fair crop " 30 very heavy rain all afternoon " 31 all fornoon wet this harvest rain this summer August 2 clear & fine helping Kelsey with hay " 3 more rain " 4 " " Cutting thistles " 6 at Fergus Bot land from White 7 1/2 acres for $165.00 " 10 Dry but Cool " 13 hot " 14 very hot hoeing turnips a {at} J Milnes " 15 " " " " " D " "16 Still hot Pulling Peas " 17 " " Bill Gerrie here " 21 still very hot " 22 Cooler, new cabbage a {Agnes, Forbes wife} to Fergus Butter " 27 Frost warm Day " 28 Peas all in Cutting wheat Rain Evening " 29 rainy morning at Fergus September 1 Fine Club meeting " 3 Wheat all cut Splendid Weather "4 Drawing Wheat Cutting oats Warm " 6 very warm Ditch {let?} " 8 rain last night & this morn A. Moore here " 10 Thunder & rain in afternoon " 13 Frost morn Wheat all in quite Cool " 16 Drawing oats Slight rain " 17&18 Reaping at D Milnes Cool and Pleasant " 19 rain in afternoon {Done?} Thrashing " 20 at Fergus got Deed. From J. White " 21 Fine Lot of Lightning at night " 22 Hear thunder storm and Rain {right side of page written sideways} got paid $165.00

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Sept 23 more Rain all Day " 24 rain morn high wind heavy Rain coming " 25 Fair finished cutting " 26 " all in the Barn good crop on the whole " 27 a very heavy rain without thunder " 28 more rain ground very wet for season " 30 rain again Octr 1 Fair Scraping out Ditch " 2 at Fergus Cold Rain " 3.4 Still some rain " 6 Fine and warm " 8 rain this morning Threshing today and yesterday afternoon " 9 Frost. Took in stove. Kelsey Threshing " 10 fine last day of county show in Elora " 11 Lifting Potatoes " 14 heavy Frost, finished Potatoes " 15 at Mangolds & Surveying with White " 17 finished Mangolds Thompsons thresh " 18 Drawing out dung " 22 Last night a heavy rain & high wind to day showering " 23 first snow of the Season 2 inches " 24 Snow yet & Frosty Dung all out - 70 loads " 25 Clear & frosty all day " 27 Slight Rain all day at Fergus with chop " 28 Fine started Turnips " 29 " at Fergus on train (J. Woods 8 months Novr 1 Snowed heavy all afternoon " 3 very fine all busy at Turnips " 4 a very heavy rain all day " 5&6 Snowing and heavy frost " 7 frost with mist D. & J. Mi {Milne short form?} finished turnips " 8 fine and Sunny all Day at Turnips November 10 Finished Turnips (fair Crop) after one the Worst - Seasons for it - in 7 years. fine. spreading dung " 12 fine J. M. {J. Milne?} threshing " 13 Plowing in dung " 14 very fine Kelsey here Plowing " 15 Still fine at Fergus in the evening " 17 finished Plowing in dung and Pea land " 18 Heavy frost. Plowing though most are stopped " 20 Thomsons threshing hard froze " 21 Smith " " " " 23 a heavy rain till 12 noon " 24 frosty and snow blowing hard all day " 26 killing pigs at Kelseys Snowy " 27 Killed pig at Fergus with {Lan....?} with sleigh " 28 at Fergus with Pig 300 @5.65 {Maggie Milne D} December 1 Funereal of M. Milne Frosty and Sunny " 2 Fine Drawing Stones at W. Thomsons " 4 Extra fine for the Season Snow nearly gone " 5 fine but misty afternoon " 6 Misty - rain all afternoon " 7 Raian all day Frost out " 8 Showers of snow no Frost Ploughing all day " 9 Pretty stormy all day " 11 Frosty. at Fergus got Plank " 12.13 Fine Threshing at Kelseys " 15 Heaviest fall of snow for season sleighing finished Kelsey " 16 Stormy. Christmas Fair. Sold Hiefer " 19 These 3 days very Cold today 25 below zero " 20 Cold and rain Threshing at J. Milnes Jr " 22 very Stormy " finished " " 26 Fine Killed a pig " 27 " Paid John Wright in ful for pasturing Cattle 3 months @ {75?} = $12.00 2 Pigs 5.00

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