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Forbes Moir Diary, 1884-1904

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== 1890 == == == 42

March 19 Fine at Nichol to A {Alexander?} Moirs & Gordons Sale " 20 at Fergus Fair fine " 21 More Rain very Muddy " 22 Fine Froze up again " 24 First Robins Seen Mild & Sunny " 25 Ester {Easter} Fair cold and Rainy " 26 Snowy Blustery day " 27 Frosty Morning Sunny day at Richardsons Sale " 28 Great Storm of Snow all day biggest Drifts of the winter " 30 yesterday fine at Belwood to Blacksmiths to day to day Snowing " 31 Sunny all day but cold & Raw April 1 Cold & Sunny at Fergus for {dust?} D. Milnes Sawing " 2 " " Jas Clark here " 3 Soft Rainy afternoon " 4 Good Friday at Sale at Brokies Rain Roads Bad River Broke up " 6 very heavy rain at night " 8 Rainy Morning at McWhirters Sale Bot {Bought} Harrows " 9 " & Misty with Thunderstorm Cooler at night " 10 frosty Morn went for Harrows " 12 at Belwood with chop Mare Shod warm a number Plowing " 13 very warm 75 in shade " 14 rain this morning Cold and rough " 16 First Lambs Started to Plow Building fence " 17 at Fergus with Grist & Chop fine " 19 Building fence Drawing wood fixing Spring " 20 this last 6 Days Sunny and frosty nights " 22 Drawing Earth to & Plowing Turnip land Horse show Elora " 23 Rain in forenoon " 24 Fine Brooks Sale " 25 Finished Plowing Turnip land Sowed wheat " 26 Started to Plow Sod. Rain at night Sow away " 28 Sowed Grass Seed and Harrowed it

== 1890 == == == 43

April 29 A Heavy Rain this morning Cool " 30 Cold Raw & Rainy May 1 Plowing cold. frosty Morning Been frosty every night But 2 this spring " 2 Beautiful day Meeting to Elect Delegate to R. {..cut off} " 3 finished Plowing stubble thunder & Rain first {s...?} " 6 Cold & Snowing Dancing Party from Fergus " 7 Frosty Sowing oats Harrowing " 8 Frosty Convention at Fergus Clarke chosen " 9 Rain (10) Rain (12) & more Rain " 13 at Fergus with chop finished Plowing for Peas " 14 Sowing Peas & Harrowing yesterday & to Day the first Spring Day " 15 & 16 Fine Picking Roots & plowing Swamp " 17 Cold. finished Plowing Swamp " 18 Dolly Foal. Cold. windy & rain " 19 at Fergus with cattle 20.30 @ 4 cts Dull and Damp " 20 Cool (21) Sowed Oats in Swamp Cold. Frosty " 23 Thunder & Heavy Rain warm Growing weather at last " 24 Finished Plowing (25) Two Terrible Showers of Rain " 26 Finished Sowing. Warm Mare Served Heard white {P...? cut off} " 27 " Harrowing Wild Plums in Bloom " 28 Picking stones off Hayland very warm " 29 to Fergus at Nomaniation {Nomination} Local House Clark & {Hamp..cut off} Fine " 30 Dull with Some Rain but warm good growth Harrowing Turnips " 31 Hot 85 Trees in Leaf Planting Potatoes on Track June 2 started to Plow Turnip land. Meeting at {No 1 S S...cut off} " 3 At Stewarts filling manure Heavy rain at night {warm? cut off} " 4 Plowing hot. Thunder & Rain Terrific at night " 5 Tremendous Storm Thunder Rain & Wind Blowing

          Fences washing away Bridges Culverts Booms & {c...cut off}
          Polling Local House Clarks Majority {409?} Mowat {Sustained?}

" 6 & 7 Land too wet to work " 9 Plowing turnip land (10) Went to Fergus Evening

== 1890 == == == 44

June 11 Finished Plowing turnip land Rain " 12 Planting Potatoes Rain " 13 Finished " 24{?} {Clepants?} 6 {Ste..?} = acre Rain " 14 Sowing Mangels & Turnips " 16 to Fergus with Grist Wm Gerrie left for west Measured for Boots " 18 Finished Sowing Swedes (17) Sowed carotts {carrots} & Corn " 19 to Fergus got Cabbage & Tomatoes " 20 Washed Sheep Planted " " " " 21 Staked Fence Turned Cattle into Swamp " 23 very hot Turnips all Sowed Cutting thistles " 24 " " Whitewashing sheep Clipped " 25 at Belwood (26) at Fergus with Potatoes hot 96 Got Boots " 27 Road work (28) ditto heavy Rain and very hot " 30 Still warm & damp July 1 3 heavy showers to day W. Gerries Wife & Children here " 2 warm (3) cooler started haying but showery " 5 Slight frost at Rockwood with wool " 7 Warm. all the folks at W. Gerries coling hay " 8 at Belwood Getting mare shod hot Rain " 9 Scuffling Turnips & Potatoes " 10 Drawing in hay nearly frost in Morning " 12 hot moulding Potatoes " 13 Scorching hot (14) Still hot & dry thinning Turnips " 15 Mowing hay (16) at Fergus A {Agnes} to see E. J. " 17 Slight rain (18) Scuffling & hoeing Paris Greening " 19 quite Cool at Turnips (20) very Cool " 21 Frost last night froze Potatoes & nipped Turnips " 22 & 23 at Turnip very dry J. Gerrie came " 24 Heavy Rain With thunder (25) at Belwood More Rain " 26 Moulded Potatoes Fergus evening With J. G. " 28 Scuffling hot (29) Paris Green ont {on to?} Potatoes Hot " 30 Rainy most of the day and hot Moving straw

== 1890 ==

July 31 Finished thinning Turnips Mowing a very heavy Crop. Rain. Hot. A {Agnes} to Fergus with {child..cut off} August 1 finished Cutting hay. Hot. Scuffling turnips 3rd {Time?} " 2 hay all coled up (3) Great heat heavy Rain {New Potatoes?} " 4 a heavy rain and Great heat hay very wet helping D M {Turn..?} " 5 More rain (6) Cooler drawing hay " 8 Hay all in (9) helping J. Milne at Thinning Turnips {C...?} " 10 at M. Bremmers funeral. Cold " 11 at Fergus with Grist got Ridgeboards " 12 had a bee digging Ditch (13 & 14) Cleaning turnips very Dry " 15 at A. Richardsons Funeral Finished Cleaning Turnips " 16 Choreing sawing wood " 18 D. Milne threshing Frosty morning " 19 Sow Pigged all Dead rain all afternoon " 20 Mrs Moir from Nichol here " 21 heavy rain all forenoon " 22 Cradling wheat went to Fergus got Gloves " 23 Jas Milne Cut wheat with Binder. Cool " 25 Pulling Peas Rain after 5 oclock " 27 Peas all Pulled Damp Backward weather & cool " 28 & 29 Sawing wood and digging Stumps " 30 Digging Stumps Cold. rain more or less every day Septr 1 heavy frost and Froze oats cutting Potatoes down, Peas all in, started {...cut off in scan} " 2 Drawing Wheat J.B. Mullan here " 3 Wheat all in. Started to Cut oats " 4 hot Cutting oats. Rain at Night " 5 at Smiths threshing A {Agnes} to Fergus with Pears " 6 " Stewarts " heavy rain in the Morning warm " 8 Rain again (9 & 10) Fair & dry cutting oats " 11 Finished upper oats Drawed a Load Rain in afternoon " 12 Rain (13) Rain, Digging out stumps " 15 Oats all in above the Track " 16 Rain went to Fergus to see Doctor for E. {Edna, Forbes's daughter} Diphtheria

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