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Forbes Moir Diary, 1884-1904

Forbes Moir_1884-1904_24.pdf

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March 27 To Salem for Flour Some more Snow " 28 with Stewart moving Thawing " 29-30 Cold wind but Sun melting Snow April 1 Rain Last night Freezing as it Fell then Snow " 2 Easter Fair Good sleighing took steer to W Brown " 3 Stewart moved Finally Soft " 4 very Soft Took Stewarts Colt to Fergus " 5 Sleighing gone Some wheels running Got Chop Horses " 6 Misty and some Robins rain. (7) Do Do {same as above} " 8 River Broke up from Fergus to Belwood Killing Pig at J Milnes " 9 Bright Clear and Fine " 10 To Fergus With mare to vet took wheels. Roads Fair Cold " 11 To Fergus with G. Roy to see about Watsons Car " 12 Good Friday. Watson Came Taking ties off Track. Rain " 13 Sawing ties. took mare to vet in afternoon. Raw Some Plowing " 15 " " to to see Bridge on 2nd " 16-17. Warm Spring weather " 18 Fair day to Fergus got Grass Seed Watson Plowing " 19 To Belwood helping Kennedy with Road {lists?}

        Started Plowing after a short But very hard 
         Winter only 2 days Soft till spring Came

" 20 Plowing and drawing ties & wood warm 75 " 22 Gang Plowing and Harrowing Cool " 23 First sowed Oats above house " 24 sowing oats sowed wheat " 25 Sowing Sowed Grass seed & Peas " 26 Sowing Oats. Below Track at Crossing " 27 Rolling wheat & oats. To Fergus & Taylors to See about Flax " 28 (Sunday) J. Milne here Swallows " 29 To Elora for Flax Seed warm " 30 Plowing Sod very hot 80 in Shade May 1 Cooler very Dry. Rain very much needed used last Cabbage

== 1895 == == {94 cut off scan} May 2 Plowing Sod the Hardest I ever Plowed " 3 warm light Shower in the forenoon " 4 very hot 84 finished Plowing for seed " 6 Harrowing Sod hot 89 yesterday " 7 Still hot. Slight shower lots of Thunder. Sowing

     oats and Flax. Finished Sowing. Wild Plums in bloom Trees in Leaf

" 8 Hot Finished harrowing " 9 Rolling Oats and Flax on sod South Field " 10 Picking Potatoes to Fergus with Chop Cattle young Cattle out all night " 11 Picking stones off Clover thunder Rain " 12 (Sunday) very Cold Snow last night ice on water the thermometer {illegible} no higher than 35 all day " 13 The heaviest frost last night I ever remember

       Growth was So far advanced oats Cut down
       Trees and Rubarb {rhubarb} badly froze and grass very
       {in left column} the Frost

" 14 Cold & Snowing all day " 15 Some warmer to Fergus with Load of hay {C..? cut off} " 16 at D Milnes & Ransoms changing Potatoes " 17 Cut and Planted 2 Bu Potatoes on Track " 18 Picking stones. heavy rain all afternoon & night the most Rain that has fallen this {..? cut off} " 19 Frost Cold Raw day (20) Do Do {same as above} " 20 Cold (21) another heavy frost 1/2 inch Ice Raw " 22 Council Meeting Court of Revision Warmer " 23 warmer Windy no frost Last night " 24 " Drawing ties & Picking stones Willie Burr here " 25 Fine & warm Finished Picking stones " 27 very Cold Letting the Cutting of sand {hill?} 04 {tr?} {B..? cut off} " 28 Inspecting Damage done at Glenlamond Got {..? cut off} " 29 Warmer Ida Covey & John Gs wife here Plowing Potatoes " 30 Drilling and Cutting Potatoes very warm 92 warm " 31 " " " A {Agnes} to Fergus to Church hot June 1 Planted Potatoes 14 Bush / acre hot & Dry " 3 Plowing for Turnips

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Some Figures relating to the Census of 1911 regarding {.ire?} 1 West Garafraxa oldest Person Mrs Dench 90 yrs Largest Family Wm Shortreed 12 No of separate Holdings 90 no. Inhabited Houses 82 Inhabitants 331 (334) Non Res 8 Youngest Person John A. Hanna Estimated Fees $54.55. Time occupied in actual work 11 1/2 No of Farms over 5 acres 68 Population of Fergus 1534 Elora 1097 there were 9322 Enumerated at work in the Dominion Septr 10th Received $ 45.00 on act. {account} March 19th 1912 " Bal. 7.67 = Total $52.67 {above line} {54 55} {S..?} $1.88 {piece of paper cut out and pasted to page} {TOWN AND COUNTRY} {The census of 1911 shows that Canada has a rural population of 1,924,053 and an urban population of 1,289,441. The increase in the last ten years was 555,065 rural and 878,147 urban. These figures are} {writing below pasted page} 204524 {piece of paper cut out and pasted to page} {CENSUS FOR SOUTH WELLINGTON}

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