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Forbes Moir Diary, 1884-1904

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== 1884 == 4 Decr. 29 Nomination Soft and raining " 30 Still soft Snow going fast " 31 heavy rain last night river broke up Snow nearly all gone. Sleighing quite gone

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1885

Jany 1 Weather Changed to frost quickly last night cold today " 5 Municipal Polling very fine & mild " 6 raining all fornoon Elora fair down with Heifer " 8 Slight frost D M. Thrashings " 10 very Blustery last night First Lamb to day " 13 Cold & raw Funeral of E. Bremmer " 16 Snow Last night Sleighing again " 17 Cold and very stormy " 18 & 19 very Cold But quiet 5 Below " 21 Cold. Sow away " 22 " Fair day at Fergus in afternoon " 23 Milder Killed a pig " 26 Very Stormy Biggest drifts of the Season " 27 at Douglas to Blacksmith " 28 at Fergus with hay for Thompson A {Agnes} came home been visiting since Sun " 31 Fine and Sunny Feby 1 very Drifty James Johnston here " 3 at Kelseys killing Pigs Moderate " 5 at Fergus with hay Sharp " 6 very fine Drawing dung from Robbies " 8 Snow last night - a little Drift today first Calf " 9 Snow & Drift from the East " 10 very Cold D. Campbells Sale " 11 & 12 Still very Cold & Stormy " 14 Stormy yet " 16 Last night very stormy with heavy Snow " 18 yesterday & today fine but cold

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Feby 19 Pleasant to Fergus Fair day dull " 22 Since the last fine " 23 fine at Fergus with chop " 25 the Last 2 Days very fine " 27 fine Fergus with hay for Thompson March 2 Quite soft with hay to Black " 3 Snowing but mild Drawing Slabs for J. G " 5 Fergus with hay John Richardson night " 10 Cold & {Rainy?} the worst this winter " 11 at Fergus with a Pig very sharp tho Calm " 14 fine since the last " 17 very stormy Since 14th 12 below this morning the Roads Blocked the worst this winter " 19 at Fergus with the last of the hay Fair day and very stormy " 23 fine Easter fair in Fergus Dull " 24 Snowing and very stormy all day " 26 first thaw and soft day " 27 mild and soft " 29 Frosty again " 30 at Fergus with chop very snowy " 31 Drifty forenoon clear afternoon April 1 Clear with cold north wind " 2 First rain since Jany 6th. voting on Scott act carried By-1408 majority " 3 very heavy fall of Snow and Drifting train late " 4 Bright & Cold at Belwood with ties for {McKea?} " 5 Some rain and Snow " 6 very soft all day Sunny first Robins " 7 Soft Mist & rain " 8 Cold and frosty with a high wind " 9 fine at Belwood fixing Gang Plow Sleighing Fair " 11 at Salem with Grist Sleighing fair " 12 quite Stormy with Snow falling " 13 Cold Drifting all Day

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April 14&15 Raw and Frosty " 16 Fair day Sold 2 steers Softest day for a while " 17 quite soft River broke up {oppisite?} this " 18 Snow going fast Sleighs a {at} Fergus likely the last " 19 very fine. Swallows Seen " 21 very warm Snow nearly Gone R. Milnes. Plow " 23 Plowing very warm after one of the hard winters Snow not so deep as some nor so Cold for single days but Steady hard Frost " 25 Frosty morn at Fergus with chop " 26 heavy rain last night cool to day " 28 heavy fall of Snow from the north & Drifting " 30 Still very cool May 2 hard Frost would have stopped harrowing " 3 very hard frost " 4 milder Sowing Oats " 5 rain this morning " 6 " " " " 7 " " " Moving J. Wilkie " 9 Stormy Ground covered with Snow til near noon " 10 quite a frost " 11 Sowing Wheat milder " 13 Sowing Grass Seed fine & warm " 15 finished Ploughing Sowing Peas " 16 finished Sowing oats Splendid Weather " 20 Plowing for J. Richardson warm " 21 Fair day. Wild plums in bloom & Trees in Leaf " 22 Plowing for Brownlee Rain " 24 Some Rain very heavy in some places " 25 " " Building line fence Thompsons " 26 at Belwood (Blacksmiths) " 27 Gang Plowing fine " 28 Whitewashing Putting on sleepers at Thompsons

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May 29 Putting on Sleepers at J. Richardsons June 1 Cold. Raising at Wm Thompsons " 2 Plowing for Potatoes " 3 Planting " " 4 raising a {at} R. Robinsons rain at night " 6 Ploughing for turnips. Planting Beans & Corn " 8 very cold heavy Thunder storm last night " 10 frost at Fergus getting plow fixed " 11 Warm. Jas Richardson Raising " 12 " Sowing Turnips " 13 " " " rain morn & evening " 15 Sodding front house. Rain " 16 at Fergus With cow & Lambs Cool " 18 Finished sowing Swedes fine " 19 Planted Cabbage " 20 a very heavy rain at night " 21 more rain " 22 very cold frost in Some Places " 24 at Guelph with Wheat {25cts?} fine day " 26 Very Heavy rain and thunder at night - W. Nott warm " 29 Road work Cold July 2 Finished Road work rain evening Cold " 3 Scuffling & started to thin Turnips " 7 Thinning Turnips saw first bloom on Peas " 8 Thunder to the north Scuffling {Tatoes} {got Pigs - between lines July 7 and 8} " 9 at Belwood ties to Mc heavy Rain & thunder " 10 A. Richardsons raising Fine cool at night " 13 heavy rain in afternoon. A. Browns raising " 14 fine Wheat out in head " 15 Warm. at Salem for flour " 17 Started to Cut hay warm " 22 Finished Cutting R. Road & orchard

       all in on - R. Road & orchard very warm since 10th

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