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Forbes Moir Diary, 1884-1904

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1887 == === 22 =

June 21 more Rain {Choreing?} " 22 " " Big Geordies Raising A {Agnes} Sick " 23 " " Rain almost Every day for 10 days " 24 Rain at Fergus to See Doctor " 25 Helping Kelsey to Put up Hay fork Track " 27 {Sewart?} Drawing Gravel Road work Peas in Bloom " 29 Went to See R Richardson Warm July 1 To A.L. Moir Sr Funeral very warm " 2 Scuffling Potatoes thinning Mangolds very Heavy Rain & Thunder A {Agnes} to Fergus " 5 at J. Milnes Putting on Sleepers Rain " 6 helping R Thompson to Put up Scaffold Started to thin Turnips " 7 J. Milnes Raising " 8 at Turnips hot 95 in shade " 9 Moulding up Potatoes Rain & Thunder " 11 at Turnips Cooler " 13 Finished thinning Turnips Started hay Orchard " 14 Went To Belwood For Waggon " 15 Eliza J. Taken to the House of Industry Said to Be the Hottest in 30 years " 16 very hot. Mowing with Scythe. Rain " 17 Still Hot with Thunder & Rain " 18 Mowing with Scythe-thinning Turnips at D. M R. Richardson here " 19 Mowing with Machine hot " 20 Raking & coling Still Hot Rain thro night " 21 Drawing in Hay. Rain. To Fergus " 22 Rain Cutting thistles on Road " 23 Drawing in & Mowing Cooler " 25 Finished cutting Hay Still Hot " 27 Hay all in this 2 days 93 in the shade A {Agnes} To See Eliza " 28 Scuffling " 29 Putting Paris Green on Potatoes. first new Potatoes Hot

1887 == === 23 =

July 30 To Belwood at Townsends Raising Slight rain August 1 Finished Scuffling Turnips Second time Hot " 2 Cutting Thistles " 3 Finished Turnips 2nd time 94 & 96 in the shade for 3 or 4 Days " 4 Pulling Peas. A {Agnes} to Jas Clarks " 5 Rain To the North & South little here " 6 Finished Pulling Peas Should have been done a week ago (Cooler {Frost?} " 8 Cutting Wheat. Still warm 95 yet " 9 Finished Wheat Started Oats " 10 at Smiths Threshing " 11 Rain at Belwood to See Dr Mennie {abd..cut off} " 12 Drawing Peas & Burying Horse at River " 13 Peas all in Drawing wheat " 15 Wheat all in D.M.Grey Horse to Pasture " 17 Slight Rain " 18 Rain with thunder " 20 Finished Cutting " 22 Damp all day not fit to Draw in " 23 A. {Agnes} To Fergus Went to Belwood for Pumphead for

       Jas McDonald to replace one that lasted since Novr 65.22

" 24 D. Milne threshing Broke Drawing in afternoon " 25 finished drawing in all but Rakings one day

       Earlier than we started to Cut last year
       Plenty of Straw But Oats rather light in {gro..cut off}

" 29 Started Plowing very dry Water very scarce " 30 Helping Kelsey To Finish Harvest " 31 at Fergus Sent for Telescope A. {Agnes?} To See Eliza J Septr 2 D Milne Threshing " 3 Kelsie " finished Plowing for fall wheat " 5 Thompson Threshing " 6 Stewart " Started Sowing fall wheat nice Rain

1887 == === 24 =

September 7 finished sowing fall wheat Democrat East of Station 50 qts. Per acre Clawson west of S 56 Per acre. A Gale of wind " 8 A. {Agnes?} Wet {Went} To Toronto " 9 Drawing Bricks for D. Snell Rain {C..?} " 12 Drawing Roots & Scraping " 13 A fine rain last night Drawing Gravel " 14 finished road work " " " 15 Drawing Roots " 16 at Guelph with old oats 35 cts " 19 at Fergus with mother to Dr " 20 Drawing out Dung (21) Slight rain " 22 at Fergus to Plowing match meeting " 23 very Cold. Flakes of Snow flying " 24 Dung all out at home " 25 at Nichol to See J. Moir. Northern Light " 26 Drawed Dung for Tavern. W.J. Thompson Over " 27 J. Milne Threshing " 28 at Fergus with mother to Dr. Spreading Dung " 29 Started to Plow in Dung. A Richardson Sr here Octr 1 Rain. Broke Share. up to Allisons with J. R " 3 Got 9 young Pigs A {Agnes} to Fergus Liz Came Rain " 4 at Belwood Mare shod go Pole Buggy Rain " 5 Rain & Cold " 6 Rain Threshing oats not a good yield " 7 Rain. A {Agnes} To Fergus Fast day " 8 Finished Spreading Dung To Fergus Evening P. M. Meeting " 10 Dung all Plowed in. Cool " 11 To Belwood Show. Cold Showers of Snow " 12 Tibbitt threshing. Ground White. Mrs Moir Sr here " 13 " " Started Potatoes. To Fergus evening " 14 at Fergus for P. Match Bills

1887 == === 25 =

Octr 15 To Belwood with J. Richardson to Settle Meals for {cut off?} " 18 Finished Potatoes very fine day Crop fair " 19 Took up Mangolds fair crop " 20 at Belwood measuring Land for Match " 21 Plowing Match. very Stormy " 22 2 inches of Snow. at Fergus With Grist & Chop mix {Brockies? cut off page} " 23 heavy rain all afternoon High wind at night " 24 Put up {stone?}. Started topping turnips " 26 Heavy Frost Harrowing turnips River froze over " 28 Milder all Harrowed up " 29 Turnips all in about 1/2 a crop Very Cold " 31 Plowing very Pleasant but Hard Frost in {morning? cut off} Novr 1 " Fergus evening $100.00 3 mos W.G " 2 at R Richardsons & Guelph for Telescope Fine " 3 Drawing Wood and Furing {Furring} Turnip land " 4 Plowing Killed a sheep " 5 Thompsons Threshing Forenoon Stewart after " 7 at Belwood with wood to {McMa?} warm " 9 at Fergus with Chop. A {Agnes} to See Eliza J " 10 at Wm Douglas Paying not Snowing " 12 Raw yesterday very Cold Still Plowing " 14 A. {Agnes} & Liz to Belwood J. G. rain afternoon " 15 laying foundation of fence " 16 at R. Robinsons Sale " 17 at Fergus Fair day sold Pigs " 19 at Belwood load of wood to Mc Snow Plow stoptd " 21 almost Sleighing drawing wood fires Still in {S? cut off} " 24 Working in swamp Misty days and little frost " 26 A good Solid Rain all afternoon " 27 at Nichol to A. Moirs rain & Snow " 28 moving D Milnes stable Winter Sleights " 29 " "

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