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Forbes Moir Diary, 1884-1904

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1889

October 7 away Looking for threshers & at Fergus very cold " 8 & 9 Belwood Show " 10 Drawing up wood & started Potatoes Fine " 11 at Potatoes all Day. warm " 12 Threshing By Steam (Cameron) Fine day good turn out " 14 Stewart Threshing " 15 Thompson " W. Edmiston started to Dig Fine " 17 Potatoes all up good crop Fine Weather Dry " 18 To Fergus with chop (Saw W G) " 19 to Belwood with McNea's Potatoes to Fergus For chop " 21 heavy Frost Started Turnips " 22-23 & 24 heavy frost every morning. at Turnips " 25 Turnips all in Fair Crop. Fine Day no frost Dry " 26 To Fergus for Load of tile Cold " 28 Put up {Stover?} Joe & Liz Came up " 29 Started to Draw Manure Mrs Thompsons Funeral " 30 Drawing manure. Cold " 31 Rainy Edmiston away the Last 3 days November 1 Laying tile and covering drain. Well near dry " 2 Raining went for tile " 5 Went for tile Joe & LIz Left " 6 " " Fine day " 7 Laying tile. Grand Weather Thanksgiving day " 8&9 Drawing manure Warm & Misty " 11 Finished Drawing tile " 12 Edmiston Finished Laying tile & digging dug 46 1/2 {C.?} Put in 1410 tile Worked 21 days " 13 Some Rain. Covering drains Warm " 14 Finished covering drains started to spread manure Drizzly all day " 15 Frosty Cleaning up Grist & chop " 16 Plowing {Big?} Frost Stopt. {Stopped} at Fergus with Grist and chop

     * took Ewes away Ja Thompsons Rain in afternoon

" 18 Milder at Fergus for Grist. took Straw to W G got money " 19 Spreading manure Rainy all afternoon " 20 Frost gone. Started to Plow. (Covering manure)

1889

November 21 Plowing misty & Rainy all day & Warm " 23 drawing Wood in Forenoon Wm Clarks Funeral after " 25 Finished drawing out manure. Fine day " 26 Threshing at Jas Milnes Mild day " 27 Started to thresh " " quit very stormy Drifts 3 {f..ft? cut off} Rain {illegible and cut off}

      Plowing stopt {stopped} and sleighing started

" 28 Finished Threshing at Jas Milnes good sleighing " 29 Colder Piling up wood and drawing {s...cut off} " 30 Fine & sunny at Fergus for grist & chop December 2 at Belwood got mare shod Soft afternoon " 3 helping D. Milne to kill Pigs. Frosty & more Snow " 4 at Fergus with 2 Bags of Potatoes to W. Edmiston?..cut off " 5 Mild with Snow falling " 7 Drawing up wood very mild " 8 Thaw with heavy Rain. Sleighing gone " 9 Bright & Suny {Sunny} Thawing " 10 Fergus Christmas Fair Sold 2 Cattle {illegible above line?} Brisk Prices good Rain & Sleet " 11 Squally Brooks threshing in afternoon " 12 Fine " " finished " 13 Colder Hard frost " 14 Snowing Milder " 16 Chopping in Swamp & killing sow at Thompsons {Thaw?} " 17 Bot {Bought} 1/2 Pig from Thompson. Damp " 18 A. {Agnes} To Fergus Rain " 19 Plowing & spreading Manure Mild " 20 Plowing Heavy Rain in afternoon " 21 Frosty. at Fergus with chop. Thunder storm at night " 23 Mild and Sunny Drawing wood from swamp " 24 Clarks Sale Rain all day heavy Thunder at {night?..cut off} " 25 Extra Fine no frost finished spreading manure Laying {f..cut off} of {F..cut off} " 26 Plowing Rain morning high wind flurries of Snow after hard Frost at night " 27 very fine Thompsons threshing

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December 28 Thompsons finished Threshing fine " 29 heavy rain all fornoon. high wind at night " 30 Municipal nomination at Belwood Frosty " 31 at Fergus with Stewart Cold & Frosty

1890

Jany 1 heavy rain all day Party at D Milnes " 2 Rain all Forenoon afternoon like spring frost all out " 3 Frosty again " 4 Stewart Threshing frosty " 5 Soft again Rain all afternoon & night " 6 Voting for Council Rain all forenoon " 7 Stewart finished threshing frosty " 8 Tibbitt threshing Snowing & very high wind " 9 Sow away Some Snow falling all day " 10 A {Agnes} to Fergus with butter " 11 Misty thaw at night " 13 A {Agnes} went to Toronto Rain in morning hurricane and ( Snow in afternoon " 14 Killed 4 Pigs. Pleasant Day " 15 " 14 " at Stewarts Soft " 16 Went to Guelph Cold & stormy Pork 5.30 " 18 & 19 Mild & Pleasant almost a thaw " 20 Rain all last night A Gale to Day with Snow went to Belwood Taxes " 21 Killing Pigs at Thompsons " 22 Drawing wood & Cleaning up Oats Cold " 23 Threshing at D. Milnes Snow & Sleighing " 24 Finished " " A. {Agnes} Came home " 25 at Fergus with Chop " 26 Thaw again (27 & 28) very fine " 29 Extra Fine Thawing Chopping & Drawing wood " 30 at Fergus got oil & Meal " 31 Thaw very soft and muddy Feby 1 Frosty G. Allan had {Leann?}

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Feby 3 Soft again killed a Pig " 4 Still soft and Some rain " 6 Fine & Sunny Moving Hal Milne & Geo Allan to Fergus (station {...cut off} " 7 Chopping in Swamp. Snow Storm from East " 8 Moving Blanchfield to Belwood. Stormy " 9 A.s. {Agnes's} Grandfather Died to Elora & Belwood with {cut off} " 10 Moving Bradley from Stn {Station} to halfway " 11 Mild killing Pigs at Stewarts " 12 Stormy at Old Wm Gerries Funeral (Sleigh...cut off " 13 very warm Sunny day " 14 Rain all day Snow gone " 15 at Fergus for grist Waggon " 17 & 18 Cleaning up Wheat Both days Misty & {m...cut off} " 19 Choping & drawing wood Snow at night Killed 2 pigs " 20 very Stormy Fair day at Fergus with Pig & chop " 21 & 22 still stormy but Snow wont lie for {sleighing?...cut off} " 23 Snow fell quietly making sleighing " 24 & 25 Thaw Rain Warm Snow all gone except {Drifts? cut off} " 26 & 27 Drawing wood Misty & slight frost (27) A. {Agnes} to Fergus " 28 Thaw Rain most of the day March 1 Showers of Snow Coldest this winter. Bel...cut off the first {...cut off} " 3 cold Killing Pigs at Thompsons " 4 Cold Snowing & drifting got Peas home " 5 Drawing wood. very cold A. {Agnes} to Kelsey's with {E...cut off} {Edna?} " 6 15 Below this morning. Bright & Sunny " 7 & 8 Beautiful bright & clear But cold " 10 milder Some Snow " 11 misty & Rain all day " 12 " " " " " Buchanan & Watson here for {c...cut off} " 13 at Fergus with Chop for cattle Bad Roads " 14 & 15 Frosty again & Snow " 17 Milder Drawing wood (& 18th) Stones

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