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Forbes Moir Diary, 1884-1904

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1888 == === 32 =

Octr 30 Frosty Morning fine afternoon " 31 very fine Finished Turnips good crop. 48 Loads Stewart helping November 1 To Fergus with Lamb to Mills. Warm Bot {Bought?} Whip " 2 Thompsons Threshing Rain " 3 Spreading Manure Started Plowing in " 5 " " Kelsey here Plowing Mrs Gerrie here " 6 " " " " " very fine Thunder " 8 Rain all day Manure Plowed in " 9 last the the heaviest rain since spring " 10 Misty & Rain Plowing on flat " 14 Plowing. Grand weather for Season " 15 Drawing wood in afternoon very warm " 16 Stewart Threshing Cold & Frosty " 17 " Finished. Plows stopt By Frost " 18 Stormy & quite a fall of Snow " 19 Killing Pigs at D. Milnes Soft " 20 at Fergus with chop Sunny Mrs Richardson here " 21 Minnie Smith Died at Faskins for George Cold " 23 at M. Smiths Funeral. Went to Salem with Stewart " 24 Ewes away " 26 Snowy Forenoon " 27 With Load of Turnips to W. G. Soft Some rain " 30 Cold with Little Snow December 1 Smiths threshing finished " 3 at Fergus with Chop & grist Snowy Armstrongs Sale " 4 Cutting and Drawing wood " 5 Killing a Pig helping Milnes to Thresh " 6 D. Milne threshing got Mare shod J. Gerrie went with it " 7 Finished " Still Fine and Fair " 8 Milder but Fair and Pleasant " 10 Cutting & Drawing wood & Burning Brush Beautiful Weather and Mild " 11 To Christmas Fair at Fergus Sold Heifer {25?} Dull " 12 & 13th very cold Blustring {Blustering sp} " 15 Milder {Mad?} Hand Sleigh repaired verandah

1888 == === 33 =

December 16 Raining all Day " 17 Misty & warm " 18 Froze up again " 19 Examination at School no 2 very Cold " 21 Winter begun Snowing and drifting Cold " 22 Down to Zero this morn Clear Bright Day

"  23 Fine James J. here

" 24 Very Fine to Fergus " 25 Rain & Misty all day " 26 " " " " Sow away " 27 Froze up again " 29 very fine Chopping in Swamp " 31 Some Snow. Mild year end without Sleighing

      But been a fine Season only 3 rainy days since {illegible?}

{on right side of page sideways - (31) Municipal Nomination Council ..illegible}

1889 == == 1889

Jany 1 the year opened fine moderate day " 2 to Fergus Mother to Poor house to Eliza J. " 5 These 3 days have been wonderful for the Season " 6 Roads Icy. Mary Baptized " 7 Sleighing at last about 4 inces {inches} of Snow at the Sawmill " 9 Raining heavy at Sawmill " 10 A great Storm Roads Blocked high wind Blowing down Suspension Bridge a {at} the falls. But weather till now was the finest for years " 11 Broke the Roads out through the Fields to {Fergus - cut off scan} " 12 & 13 Clear & Sunny " 14 very Fine & Clear Killing Pigs at Thompson " 15 Clear But cold Down to zero " 16 Heavy rain all afternoon & night Sleighing River Broke up {G..? cut off} " 18 Cold & Icy killed heifer for Thompsons " 19 " " " Went to Fergus " 21 Snow & Sleighing again

1889 == === 34 =

Jany 22 & 23 Fine Clear & Sunny " 24 To Fergus with Chop For Horses. A {Agnes} down " 26 Jas Clark here. the last 4 days have been Extra Fine Even for this winter " 27 Fall of Snow " 28 " " " Drift killed 2 Pigs " 29 Cold Zero again. Clear " 30 at Guelph with Pork {6L - above} & Oats {32 - above} Snowy Feby 1 Some Stormy and drift " 4 a little Snow every day slight Drift Sick this week " 5 John Louttit's Sale Cold & Drifting " 6 10 below Zero this morning " 8 To Fergus with Chop Drifting " 9 " " for " Drawing Slabs to J. G " 11-12 Snowy & drifting again had {roads?} " 13 Drawing wood from Swamp Clear & Cold 5 below zero " 14 to Fergus drawing Slabs for J. G. lots of {Pitch?} holes " 15 Some Milder Cleaning up wheat " 17 A thaw today & yesterday " 19 Great fall of Snow today & yesterday 14 in heavy drifts " 20 at A Ewings Sale Cold & Drifting " 21 Fine at Fergus fair Mrs & Mr Williams & Jessie came " 23 yesterday and today terrible Drifts Conncession full " 24 Bitter Cold last night 30 Below Zero Calm to Day " 25 To Fergus {w?} Lizie & Joe Milder " 26 Snowing from the East Drawing Straw for Halfway " 27 Soft and very Pleasant March 4 moving Kelsie the Past 5 days Extremely fine & Sunny " 6 Still fine at Fergus with turnips for Kelsie " 7 Cold & raw " 9 this 2 days very drifty in some cased the worst of the Winter but not Cold

1889 == === 35 =

March 11 Soft & Fine at Fergus with Chop (Horses) " 12 " " " " " " " (Cattle) Drawing " 13 Colder at Fergus with Grist Seeing Eliza J. at {? cut off} " 14 Cold East wind took J. J. home first Lambs {Pa...cut off} " 15 Still fine Snow going fast " 16 at Belwood with Lumber to Mc " 18 at Belwood & j. Gerries Sleighing near gone Rise

       at Belwood warm used last of cabbage

" 19 a lot of snow went to Day D Milnes Stone {cut off} " 22 Still fine at Funeral of C. Culls Child Wheels {cut off} " 23 Last Sleighing hot sun No rain or Snow for 2 week " 25 James J. Came to Saw wood Fine " 26 Sawing wood & killing Pigs at Thompsons " 28 Heavy frost last night and flurries of Snow " 29 Finished Sawing ties Cold all day " 30 Cold to Fergus with wheels first time this {year? cut off} " 31 Snowing all day about 3 inches fell April 1 Bright and Cold Sleighs running " 3 A Thunder Storm this morning then a snowstorm 3 " 4 Sleighing again this morning Voting on the repeal of Scott act. Repealed by a Majority of 1860 Carried {la?...cut off} by 1340 Majority T. Smiths Funeral " 5 Snowing nearly all day " 6 & 7 very warm Snow going fine " 9 Easter fair. Prices low Some Plowing " 11 to Fergus with Chop. warm Threatning rain " 12 Clears. helping Brooks to cut hay " 13 Plowing general Hard Frost last night cold {? cut off} " 15 Started Plowing after a mild & a dry winter 2 {Mon?..cut off} Sleigh " 17 Sowing Oats 15 Bush Swamp & field below track {illegible} J {Dryd?..cut off} " 19 Sowing Peas very warm " 20 Gang Plowing Turnip land warm & dry young {?..cut off}

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