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Forbes Moir Diary, 1884-1904

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1890 == === 46 =

Septr 18 Cuting {Cutting} (19) de {ditto} Rain and high winds " 20 tying oats and Digging stumps " 22 Finished Cutting Cool " 23 " Tying at stumps " 24 at Tibbitts Thresing {Threshing} heavy Frost " 25 " " " " " Drawing in " 26 Rain more or less all Day warm " 27 Crop all in Stumps all out Nor west of Dittch {Ditch} " 29 Jas Milne Threshing hot " 30 D. " " " Octr 1 helping Jas Milne Clean Barley took Load to Fergus " 2 took Potatoes up on track " 3 rainy in Forenoon at Belwood Show afternoon " 4 at Fergus with chop. got Oven Lined & Potato tools " 6 Rainy all day A {Agnes} to Belwood a {at} Jas Gerries. Plowing " 7 damp (8) started Potatoes 1/4 Rotten " 9 Warm at Potatoes (10) heavy Rain in forenoon at to Fergus in afternoon " 11 Cool Plowing and taking up potatoes (12) Rain " 13 at Potatoes & Smiths Sale. Rain " 14 Finished Potatoes Rain Drawed wood for Milne " 15 Took up Mangels. Killed sheep 121 lbs mutton " 16 Drawing Manure. Erin Show. heavy rain all afternoon " 17 " " (18) {DO DO} {Dittos} 2 fine days " 20 Threshing a fine Day (Burrs Machine) " 21 & 22 Drawing manure very fine (23) Finished Rain " 24 Cleaning Chop Drawing wood & Turnips " 25 at Fergus with grist & chop Cool " 27 Picking over Potatoes laying carpet Putting up {stone to lie?} First snow " 28 Topping turnips took up carrotts {carrots} " 29 took up {soft?} Turnips harrowing up Swedes " 30 Drawing swedes. Showers of Snow " 31 " " D. Milne's helping

1890 == === 47 =

November 1 Topping Turnips harrowing & Drawing got all in that were up. 50 Loads over an acre to do {yet? cut off scan} heavy fall of Snow in the afternoon to Fergus " 2 heavy fall of Snow. no Frost. tied cattle all in " 3 more Snow 5 inches Deep now no frost in ground Put Cabbage in {cellar? cut off scan} " 4 Cutting wood Mild (5) at Belwood with chop a lot of {Snow ? cut off} " 6 Drawing wood and Spreading Manure Fine " 7 Plowing manure, Snow gone. Pulling turnips " 8 Turnips all in very good crop. 60 Loads A. Whi... and D Milne {help...? cut off} " 9 Tremendous Rain (10) Fine Plowing & spreading manure " 11 Plowing & Putting New Ridgeboards on house. Mild " 12 fine Manure all spread (West field all Plowed " 13 finished Plowing in manure. Stewart Plowing here " 14 very warm Plowing in swamp & harrowing west field " 15 misty " " " (16) very fine at Church " 17 heavy Rain all day. went to hear Cartwright at in {..? cut off} " 18 Plowing (19) finished Swamp took Ewes away Stewart threshing " 20 Stewart finished threshing frost and Snow Plowing yet " 21 at Bellamy's Sale fine day " 22 Stormy & Cold Smith going to thresh Machine {Broke? cut off} " 23 (Sunday) fine at Thompsons " 24 Mild Smith threshing " 25 " " Finished Cold. Drawing wood & {R...cut off} " 26 at Fergus with Chop. Went to Bayne's Sale Plows stopt {stopped} By Frost

       Bot {Bought} Sow $10.00 Due in 14 mos at Impl Bk {Imperial Bank?}

" 27 Went for sow. Bright and frosty " 28 Thompsons threshing very frost A {Agnes} sick went for {? illegible} " 29 30 Milder Beautiful days December 1 fall of Snow at Fergus with Sleigh with chop " 2 hard frost but fair " 3 hard frost and Snowing Sold Cattle to Smith & {F..? cut off} @ 3cts@ {?..cut off} " 4 Cold took {" ditto under cattle} to Belwood " 5 fine Killing Pigs Jas Milnes " 6 & 7 Bright & Cold

1890 == === 48 =

December 9 Christmas Fair. very dull fine Day no sleighing " 10 at Belwood with chop Killed Big Sow 396 Lbs " 11 very Mild Started to Kill Pigs a {at} Thompsons but quit " 12 " " Drawing up wood " 13 at Fergus with A {Agnes} Cold (14 & 15} very Mild " 16 & 17 frosty But fine on 17th to Belwood for {Da..?} with Cutts " 19 Cold and Clear & Still to A Louttitt'sSale fine wheeling " 20 very mild Fanning wheat took back oats to D.M. " 21 (Sunday) thaw. Rain. & Snow Slight " 22 W.D. Greens Sale very fine " 23 to Luther for wood With wheels stormy " 25 Cold & raw Jas. Johnston here " 27 Some Snow to Fergus with Sleigh " 29 Cold Nomination day (Municipal) " 30 Cleaning up Wheat mild " 31 Annual School meeting Was elected Trustee " " heavy Fog No Sleighing yet but Grand wheeling

1891

Jany 1 A Heavy Rain all Day " 2 Frosty and drifting very icy Roads took sheep home " 3 to Fergus Stewart took grist Down for me " 5 Municipal Electon {Election} R Dryden. SR Ransom. C Clark. C Conlon C Hend " 6 7 & 8 Bright and Sunny Cold Grist home " 9 D Milne threshing " 10 " " Finished still very fine Sow Away " 12 Some Snow Great wind " 13 Killed Pig heavy Fall of Snow at night " 14 very Drifty (15) Drawed straw to Smith Sleigh " 16 Killing Pigs at Stewarts Cold 10 below Zero " 17 quite Mild (19) mild & misty " 20 Threshing at J. Milnes Soft Misty " 21 Finished " " " Took in Turnips. Rain.

1891 == === 52? =

Jany 23 H Cull's Sale Snowing much Snow yesterday " 24 Snowing went to Luther for wood " 26 Killing Pigs at Thompsons Fine " 27 heavy fall of Snow from East went to Fergus " 28 very fine. Alex Moir here. Trustee meeting " 29 Misty and Rain in afternoon " 30 Cleared up and slight frost (31) Mild February 2 Killing Pig went to Nichol hunting seed wheat got at {Bro...cut off} " 3 Killing Pigs at Thompsons very stormy " 4 Coldest Day this Season so far below Zero {D...? cut off} " 5 went with Stewart looking for wheat. Roads heavy " 6 very fine (7) stormy at Fergus " 9 at Belwood Selecting Delegates R. C Thaw Rain " 10 Drifty & Snow Taking out Saw log at River " 11 To Saw Mill with Log Fin {Fine} " 12 " " " " Took chop to Belwood. Mild " 13 at Fergus to R. Convention. A. Semple choosen " 14 Cutting & Drawing wood. Across River {Frozen?} Mild " 15 & 16 Thaw and Rain Sleighing Gone " 17 Snow and Sleighing again at R.J. Blacks Sale " 18 ver {very?} Stormy to sawmill for lumber good sleigh " 19 Fair Day very fine John Charles Born {Forbes son} " 20 Snowing & Drifting heavy in mon {morning} Rain afternoon " 21 Fine at Fergus. {file?} Got Boots " 23 Mild Drawing wood accross {across} river Sow Served " 24 Drawing wood in forenoon. Heavy Rain all afternoon giving {G.?} Cull a Present " 25 Great flood River broke up the Earliest for 80 yrs Cold at night " 26 Frosty Nomination Dominion Semple & Hunter Came " 27 Quite Stormy very Icy (28) Stormy & Frosty March 1 Fine but Cold (2) Some Snow (3) rough " 4 Snow & very Drifty at Fergus. Killed Pig at J. Milne " 5 Fine Election Dominion Semple Elected Maj {Majority?} 146

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