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Wednesday, 1st. Jany., 1845 A dull day and most of us were down at George's place as he had a very comfortable little party altogether, made all hands merry &c. The boys drew some ashes in the forenoon.

Thursday, 2nd. Jany., 1845 A fine day but cold. Thomas threshed for himself. Joseph drew a little wood &c. I have been cutting some firewood &c.

Friday, 3rd. Jany., 1845 Fine morning but it comes on to snow. The boys loging. I threshed and cut some firewood. Mary Ann Kirk came here tonight.

Saturday, 4th. Jany., 1845 A mild day with a little snow. Thomas drawing some logs. Joseph at his ashes and drew a little firewood. I have been cutting some and threshed a few oats.

Sunday, 5th. Jany., 1845 Snowed today. My wife was called out to Mrs. Bourne's at 3 o'clock this morning. The most of us at home. I am poorly.

Monday, 6th. Jany., 1845 A fine day. The boys drew ashes. I cleaned up a few oats, cut wood &c. My wife got home tonight. Quite cold out tonight.

Tuesday, 7th. Jany., 1845 Blows and snows all day. Boys drew over one load of ashes. I threshed oats and cleaned up 1 1/2 bushell. Very stormy day.

Wednesday, 8th. Jany., 1845 A fine day. The boys are at their potash and I have been shovelling snow and threshed oats a little.

Thursday, 9th. Jany., 1845 Snows most of this day. Thomas and Joseph over at their potash. I threshed and cleaned up 9 bushells of oats. Snows.

Friday, 10th. Jany., 1845 A fine day after the storm. Thomas is boiling. Joseph drew a little firewood. I have threshed a little barley and cut some wood. Snows this evening.

Saturday, 11th. Jany., 1845 A fine day. joseph is boiling potash. Thomas is looking for sleigh runners &c. I cut some firewood &c. and threshed a little barley.

Sunday, 12th. Jany., 1845 A fine day. I was over to the Church. Thomas and Clara over at William's.

Monday, 13th. Jany., 1845 A fine day but cold. The boys are at their potash drawing ashes &c. I threshed some barley and cut firewood, attended the cattle &c. The boys are at a grand party at Capt. Blair's.

Tuesday, 14th. Jany., 1845 A fine clear day but very cold. The boys drawing ashes &c. I threshed barley a while and cut firewood &c. Very sharp tonight.

Wednesday, 15th. Jany., 1845 A dull day and cold, not quite so sharp as yesterday. I threshed, cut firewood &c. Boys getting wood to their potash. My wife called away to Mr. Bourne's as his wife is poorly. LATER We are given to understand that Mrs. Bourne is not only poorly but is dead, died at 8 o'clock before my wife got there.

Thursday, 16th. Jany., 1845 A fine day. Thomas is away to Marsh Coush (Mascouche) for a minister for Mrs. Bourne. Joseph at the potash. I threshed a few black oats for the mare, and cleaned up 2 bushell.

Friday, 17th. Jany., 1845 A terribly stormy day and the most of us were at Mrs. Bourne's funeral and it was just dark by the time we left the Burying ground. My wife came home with me tonight.

Saturday, 18th. Jany., 1845 A stormy cold day, blows and drifts very hard. Joseph drew a little firewod. I threshed a little wheat. Thomas came home today from Marsh Coush ( My English spelling of it).

Sunday, 19th. Jany., 1845 A fine day but cold and we were the most of us at home today.

Monday, 20th. Jany., 1845 A fine day. Thomas at his potash, Joseph drawing wood. I threshed some wheat and was at different things, about cattle, &c. 84 days has the snow been on the ground.

Tuesday, 21st. Jany., 1845 A snowy day. Joseph cut firewood and drew a little down and I have been finishing the little wheat and cleaned it up.

Wednesday, 22nd. Jany., 1845 A fine day. My wife and Joseph down to the Mill with 2 bushellof wheat and 4 bushell of barley. Thomas and I cut sleigh runners and I threshed a few oats &c.

Thursday, 23rd. Jany., 1845 A snowy day. I have been down to the Mill and brought up the flour and my wife likewise. Joseph fixed the mare's stand.

Friday, 24th. Jany., 1845 A snowy day. Joseph cut wood a little while.

Saturday, 25th. Jany., 1845 A terribly stormy day and they could do nothing outside. i threshed a few oats &c. Joseph making a sleigh in the house.

Sunday, 26th. Jany., 1845 A fine day and we were all of us at home as there are no roads beaten out as yet.

Monday, 27th. Jany., 1845 A fine day. Thomas down with his train and Joseph over at William,s with his sleigh and at Steward's with some irons for his sleigh. Cleaned up some oats, 6 1/2 bushell.

Tuesday, 28th. Jany., 1845 A fine mild day. I have been shovelling snow off a pile of wood. Joseph drew down some 6 loads. Thomas at the Village and to Archambault's Mill respecting a ball they are about.

Wednesday, 29th. Jany., 1845 A mild day. Joseph over at William's with his sleigh. Thomas drawing potaroes down to T Leveck(Levesque) and I was at different things &c.

Thursday, 30th. Jany., 1845 A fine day but cold. Joseph cut firewood. I threshed a while. Thomas at the Village and they have a party tonight about 50 or 60.

Friday, 31st. Jany., 1845 A fine day but very cold. Joseph and my wife down at John's place and we did but little today.

Saturday, 1st. day of February, 1845 A very cold day. I helped Thomas cut some sleigh bottoms and then I was down with Henry to Robt. McGowmans and Henry got 8/-/- from him. Joseph cut firewood.

Sunday, 2nd. Feby., 1845 A fine day but very cold. I was at the Church, the rest remained at home.

Monday, 3rd. Feby., 1845 A fine clear day but very cold. Thomas and Joseph are at Catherine Pearson's wedding and I did but little this cold day. Cleaned up some oats, 6 bushell.

Tuesday, 4th. Feby., 1845 A dull day but very cold. Joseph drew down 2 loads of wood & took home George's carryall. Thomas at Pollock's and the blacksmiths.

Wednesday, 5th. Feby., 1845 This was a terribly stormy day, cannot show ourselves out at all. The cattle can scarcely get out to drink. Nothing done today.

Thursday, 6th. Feby., 1845 A stormy day likewise but quite so bad as yesterday. Joseph drew down 2 loads of firewood with great to do. I threshed a few oats.

Friday, 7th. Feby., 1845 A stormy day, cold with sharp wind and the roads are all filled up. Joseph drew down 3 loads of wood. I threshed oats &c. but I am poorly.

Saturday, 8th. Feby., 1845 A milder day but cold. Thomas and I have been getting hay down from his barn. Joseph has been to the Village and cut some wood.

Sunday, 9th. Feby., 1845 A fine day but not so cold as it has been. I have been at Church but the rest of them remained at home. We have one man, two women and five children today, not ours, but children's children.

Monday, 10th. Feby., 1845 A fine day. Joseph drawing down a little wood. Thos. at the Village at a meeting of putting in Parish officers &c. I am not very well so did not go.

Tuesday, 11th. Feby., 1845 A fine mild day. The boys are taking down salts and melting them. I threshed a while and fixed a place for one of the sheep as she is in danger of getting out.

Wednesday, 12th. Feby., 1845 A cold day, blows hard from the Northward and Joseph cut some wood a while. I threshed a little, Thomas down at George's after the potash. Sent to the Mill 1 bushell of Indian wheat.

Thursday, 13th. Feby., 1845 This has been a very cold night but a fine day. Joseph drew wood and I threshed and was at different things, cleaned up 8 1/2 bushell of oats.

Friday, 14th. Feby., 1845 A fine day. Joseph drew a little wood. I have been threshing a while and it starts to snow and they have been melting potash.

Saturday, 15th. Feby., 1845 Snow and hail all day. Joseph drew 2 loads of wood. I have been fixing the cattle and threshed a while.

Sunday, 16th. Feby., 1845 A heavy fall of snow, hail and rain. Joseph has been over to William's for a sleigh. Snows heavy this evening.

Monday, 17th. Feby., 1845 A fine mild day, I am but poorly, I have shovelled snow off the shed. Joseph cut a little firewood. Thomas at the Village and Mary Ann. 111 days the snow has covered the ground.

Tuesday, 18th. Feby., 1845 A fine day. Thomas and William are at work at Thomas' house. I have been cleaning up some oats. James and Joseph started for MONTREAL. 9 bushell of oats cleaned up.

Wednesday, 19th. Feby., 1845 A fine mild day. I have taken down wheat and barley to the Mill, 1 1/2 bushell of wheat and 2 of barley. William and Thomas are at Thomas' house again today. The mare lost her foal on her way from Montreal.

Thursday, 20th. Feby., 1845 A fine mild day with a little snow. Got home from the Mill at 10 o'clock this A.M. Wm. & Thos. at their house work again.

Friday, 21st. Feby., 1845 A fine mild day. Joseph is about the house. I threshed a while. The boys got home from Montreal last night. The mare is sick having lost her foal. Thaws out.

Saturday, 22nd. Feby., 1845 A mild day. thaws. Joseph cutting some firewood. I threshed some wheat awhile and cleaned up a little. Mare sick and lame.

Sunday, 23rd. Feby., 1845 A wet day. Rained some all day. I was at church, the rest stopped at home. The sheep lambed and it is dead.

Monday, 24th. Feby., 1845 A fine day. Thaws some. Joseph drew down two loads of wood and he and I drew down two little loads of hay &c. The black sheep lambed, is dead also.

Tuesday, 25th. Feby., 1845 A fine day. Thaws fast. Joseph cut some wood and drew down 1 load. Thomas threshed for himself. I threshed a little wheat &c. George's ram is sick.

Wednesday, 26th. Feby., 1845 A little rain but came on a fine day. Joseph drew two loads of wood and then he was at the Blacksmith's. I threshed wheat a while. Thaws some today.

Thursday, 27th. Feby., 1845 A fine day. Thomas and William worked at Thomas' house. Joseph cut some wood and drew a load down then he was over at the Blacksmith's but got nothing done. Mary's sheep lambed two lambs. I am poorly.

Friday, 28th. Feby., 1845 Thomas is at his house. Joseh is at the Blacksmith's. I threshed a little barley but I am poorly, I can do but little today. Frost this morning but a fine day. Joseph's sheep lambed and the hogs eat the lambs, both of them.

Saturday, 1st. March, 1845 A mild day. Joseph over at the Village and at William's. Thomas down at the Mill. I remained in the house and am poorly. My wife came home from John's, she has been away 10 days.

Sunday, 2nd. March, 1845 A fine morning but comes on a snowy day. My wife's sheep lambed two lambs but male. We read prayers at home this forenoon.

Monday, 3rd. March, 1845 A fine day. The boys got down a little hay and straw and wood &c. I threshed a little barley &c. My wife and Thomas went up to Mrs. Sharp's.

Tuesday, 4th. March, 1845 A fine day, it is Thomas' wedding day and we all of us went up to Mrs. Sharp's to the wedding and all comfortable so far. Milly Sinclair housekeeping for us.

Wednesday, 5th. March, 1845 A heavy snowstorm and we came home all well as the roads are terribly bad, drifted up very much. Blows hard. 1 load of wood down.

Thursday, 6th. March, 1845 A fine day after the storm but the roads are all full. I have been attending the cattle and threshed a little while &c. The black heifer calved and the calf died. My wife at Henry's as his child is sick.

Friday, 7th. March, 1845 A fine day. My wife over at Mr. Bourne's &c. I threshed barley. Joseph fetched 3 loads of wood.

Saturday, 8th. March, 1845 A wet day. oseph cut some wood. I threshed barley a while. My wife is poorly.

Sunday, 9th. March, 1845 A fine day. Joseph and I were at church.

Monday, 10th. March, 1845 A fine day. Joseph drew some wood and potatoes down. I threahed a little while and have been after the sheep and lambs. The Black sheep died.

Tuesday, 11th. March, 1845 A cold morning but a fine day. Drew the rest of Clara's potatoes and a load of wood. I attended the cattle and cut potatoes.

Wednesday, 12th. March, 1845 A fine day. Thomas and Mary Ann were down at his house getting it ready for his wife to come in. Joseph is at Archambault's Mill for Thomas.

Thursday, 13th. March, 1845 A fine day. Joseph has been down at Thomas' place cutting wood &c. I attended the cattle &c. In the evening we were at Thomas' place as he fetched his wife.

Friday, 14th. March, 1845 A stormy afternoon and continues all night, blows and snows very heavy indeed. The roads are filled up terribly.

Saturday, 15th. March, 1845 Snows & blows again today. I have been shovelling snow as the roads are all filled up and we can do but little. I cleaned up 1 bushell of oats.

Sunday, 16th. March, 1845 A cold day, stormy at times. Roads very bad.

Monday, 17th. March, 1845 A stormy day. Joseph and I have been getting some wood and attending the cattle &c. My wife is poorly. Clara, Mary and Eliza were here tonight.

Tuesday, 18th. March, 1845 A fine day. Joseph helped Thomas today at potatoes.

Wednesday, 19th. March, 1845 A fine day but cold. Joseph cutting firewood. I threshed a little while and in the evening was over at William's on Henry's account respecting the potash works. Mr. Law and Mr. Scroggie present, ( seeing William for sueing Henry for potash works).

Thursday, 20th. March, 1845 A fine day, blows hard. I have cleaned up 5 bushells of oats and Joseph cut firewood. My wife poorly.

Friday, 21st. March, 1845 A fine day. Joseph and Mary Ann were at Church and I have been after the cattle watching old Sukey. My wife is but poorly. Cleaned up 3 1/2 bushell of barley.

Saturday, 22nd. March, 1845 A fine day. Joseph has been drawing some wood. I threshed oats &c.

Sunday, 23rd. March, 1845 A fine day but rather cold. Joseph and Mary Ann at Church. I stopped at home. Old Sukey calved about 10 o'clock or 11 or thereabouts, a bull calf. This is Easter Sunday.

Monday, 24th. March, 1845 A fall of snow last night and a snowstorm today. I have been to the Church and to Cook's and to the Minister's. Sold him 100 bundles of hay. Joseph making troughs for sugar.

Tuesday, 25th. March, 1845 A fine day. The boys are down at George's chopping and I began to thresh some oats for Thomas and minded the sheep and cattle.

Wednesday, 26th. March, 1845 A fine day. The boys in the Sugary. I threshed for Thomas. My wife at Mary's as she is poorly.

Thursday, 27th. March, 1845 A mild day, thaws fast. They are in the sugary. A smow storm today. I threshed for Thomas. A noble hue & cry about Cook and I will not be a turncoat for the rest of them, honour is the best.

Friday, 28th. March, 1845 A fall of snow last night but thaws today. I have cleaned up 3 bushell of oats and delivered to Mr. Armstrong 50 bundles of hay for Mr. Bourne. Boys at their sugary.

Saturday, 29th. March, 1845 A fine day. Thaws fast. I delivered to Mr. Armstrong 25 bundles of hay for Mr. Bourne, then I was over at the Village. Boys at the sugary.

Sunday, 30th. March, 1845 A dull day but fine. Mary Ann and the boys are in the sugary.

Monday, 31st. March, 1845 Thaws fast today. Joseph and Mary Ann in the sugary. I was about home all day.

Tuesday, 1st. April, 1845 Rained and thawed fast today. The boys in the sugary and I have been cleaning up some barley and oats, cut some firewood &c.

Wednesday, 2nd. April, 1845 A fine morning but comes on dull and cold.The boys are in the sugary. I threshed some grass seed. My wife and Mary Ann are at the Village.

Thursday, 3rd. April, 1845 A cold day. The boys are at Marlin's Bee. I threshed some grass seed &c. Cut firewood &c.

Friday, 4th. April, 1845 A stormy cold blowing day. Joseph and Mary Ann are in the sugary. I cleaned some grass seed and cut some firewood.

Saturday, 5th. April, 1845 A blowing cold day. Joseph at the Village with 2 bushell of barley to pay part for his boots. I delivered to Dennis O'Neal 25 bundles of hay for Mr. Walsh. Threshed and cleaned up a few black oats for seed.

Sunday, 6th. April, 1845 A fine day. Joseph and Mary Ann, also myself were at Church. Very nearly killed the dog today.

Monday, 7th. April, 1845 A snowy morning but it turned out a fine day although cold. Joseph in the sugary. I threshed for Henry a while. Old Cherry calved a bull calf.

Tuesday, 8th. April, 1845 A snowy blowing day. Joseph has been over to William's for an old sleigh and after dinner my wife and Mary Ann and myself were at George's. Were also at the sugar camp.

Wednesday, 9th. April, 1845 A fine but cold day. The boys in the sugary. I threshed a while for Henry and he brought me a load of straw.

Thursday, 10th. April, 1845 A snowy day till evening and then cleared off fine. My wife and I were over at Steward's. William brought over some potatoes for Clara but there are many of them rotten. Spade mended and got one shoe put on the mare.

Friday, 11th. April, 1845 A fine but cold day. My wife & Mary Ann down at John's.Joseph cut a little firewood. James got 12 bundles of hay.


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April, 1845 A fine day. The boys are in the sugary. I have been weighing out hay for John Pollock, attending cattle, cutting wood &c. Jesse calved a bull calf.

Sunday, 13th. April, 1845 A fine snow storm and they are at the sugary. I remained at home.

Monday, 14th. April, 1845 A little stormy. Joseph at the sugary. 30 lbs. of sugar made. I got potatoes in from the cellar outside, cut wood &c. My wife and Mary Ann at the Village.

Tuesday, 15th. April, 1845 Boys and Mary Ann at the sugary. I threshed for Henry and it is a fine day for the sugar. Delivered 25 bundles of hay to Mr. Armstrong for Mr. Bourne. Joseph's sheep died.

Wednesday, 16th. April, 1845 A fine day and they are in the sugary and my wife is down at George's as the children are sick some of them and himself is lame and I am about the house as the children are here and are very bad with the cough.

Thursday, 17th. April, 1845 They are still in the Sugary. I threshed oats for Thomas. I got 1/2 a bushell of rye for Henry. Inclined to rain to night. they came home with the sugar, 62lbs. of sugar.

Friday, 18th. April, 1845 A fine mild day and the boys are in the sugary, breaking roads, &c. 158 lbs. sugar.

Saturday, 19th. April, 1845 A wet day. Joseph is lame with his foot and my wife is poorly and I am but middling myself. Joseph killed a calf, that is about all we have done today. I got down some straw &c., from Thomas' barn and got in some potatoes from the out cellar and cut firewood and attended the cattle. Inclined to rain.

Sunday, 20th. April, 1845 Rained a little most of the day and we said prayers at home as the Minister is out to Kildare.

Monday, 21st. April, 1845 A fine warm day. Joseph lame with his foot so he is unable to go out so he has remained about home. Carried a little dung on the land over the creek in front of the house and I have been to the Village and to Mr. McKinney's and settled with Mr. bourne for hay L1/0/0.

Tuesday, 22nd. April, 1845 A fine hot day. Thaws very fast. Joseph and Mary Ann are in the Sugary and I was about home cutting a little wood. 12 3/4 lbs. sugar made today. The water is very high in the Enterville.

Wednesday, 23rd. April, 1845 A very fine day. This morning found a lamb dead under the mare. They are still in the sugary, 170 3/4 lbs. sugar made to date. I have been at a meeting respecting the schools &c.

Thursday, 24th. April, 1845 Rained last night and thaws fast today. I have been threshing for Thomas a while, cutting wood &c. 186 3/4 lbs. sugar made.

Friday, 25th . April, 1845 This was a fine day for sugaring. Joseph got kicked by the Mare and not able to work at all. I got in some wood and potatoes from the out cellar.

Saturday, 26th. April, 1845 Snow and rain today. Joseph drawing on dung in front of the house. I cut firewood &c.

Sunday, 27th. April, 1845 A fine day. I have been to Church. Joseph in the sugary. Mary was over here and Joseph is better of his hurt from the mare.

Monday, 28th. April, 1845 A fine day and they are all three in the sugary. I have been cutting a few potatoes and got in a few and threshed a little while.

Tuesday, 29th. April, 1845 A fine day. They are at the Sugary and I have been at different things. i have been up to Mr. Cahill's threshing oats, &c. A heavy rumblimg of an earthquake at 20 minutes oast 4 o'clock. 31 lbs. of sugar made today, total 117 3/4 lbs. to date.

Wednesday,30th. April, 1845 A fine day. James and Joseph are at their sugary, chopping &c. I was at different things, threshing, getting some wood and so forth. My wife down at Thomas' as his wife is poorly. There was a rumbling of an earthquake at about 10 o'clock last night and one yesterday morning.

Thursday, 1st. May, 1845 A fine day with a fine rain in the morning. Joseph carried some dung on the land. I have finished threshing for this season. Snow disappears.

Friday, 2nd. May, 1845 A fine day. Joseph carried dung on the land and I have been getting in some potatoes, 4 bushells, and cut some, also cutting firewood. Smiley's house burnt. This day 12 months was George's destruction day, some may be sorry.

Saturday, 3rd. May, 1845 This is a fine day and they are down at Smiley's helping to get him another house up and I was cutting potatoes, wood &c.

Sunday, 4th. May, 1845 A fine day. I was at church. Joseph and Mary Ann were over at Steward's and several were here this afternoon.

Monday, 5th. May, 1845 A fine cold day. Blows hard. I have been down to Mr. Jeffries with an ox but he was not at home. Mr. Sharp sheared the sheep. Boys have a chopping bee on the Mountain. This day 34 years we embarked for this country.

Tuesday, 6th. May, 1845 A fine day. Joseph at the Blacksmith's and I have hoed a little barley.

Wednesday, 7th. May, 1845 A stormy, snowy day. Very cold. Joseph getting the things out of the sugary. I have hoed in a little barley.

Thursday, 8th. May, 1845 A fine day. Thomas and Joseph are at plough between the house and the potash place. I have been down to Mr. Jeffries respecting the ox. My wife and I at Eliza's and several more.

Friday, 9th. May, 1845 A fine day but blows hard. Joseph at plough onthe land. and I have hoed in some barley on the hill by the house.

Saturday, 10th. May, 1845 Blows hard. Thomas is away and Joseph at plough for him and I threshed some flax seed &c. Terrible windy weather.

Sunday, 11th. May, 1845 A fine hot day and three of us were at Church. My wife and the children at home.

Monday, 12th. May, 1845 A fine day. They are at William's Bee. i cleaned up a little flax seed &c.

Tuesday,13th. May, 1845 A fine day. Joseph at plough. I have put in a little wheat on the Hill by the garden.

Wednesday, 14th. May, 1845 A fine hot day. Joseph at Mr. Jones' Bee. I have been to the Mill with 1 bushell of wheat and two bushell of barley. Started to thunder in the evening. My wife and I were at Mr. Jones' tonight. Paid Mr. Leblanc L1/0/0 on account.

Thursday, 15th. May, 1845 A cold snowy day. Joseph down to Mr. Mckinney's with the land side of the plough as it is broken and in the evening he put in 1/2 bushell of rye on the land. I cut a few potatoes and cleaned a little wheat over for sowing.

Friday, 16th. May, 1845 A cold morning, sharp frost and the mare turns rusty, very troublesome so that we were not able to do anything. I hoed in wheat on the hill by the garden &c. 2 1/2 bushell of oats in.

Saturday, 17th. May, 1845 Frosty morning but a fine day. I sowed some wheat behind the barn. Joseph ploughed with much ado, the mare got terrible bad indeed. I hoed on te hill by the garden.

Sunday, 18th. May, 1845 A small rain all day and we remained at home today.

Monday, 19th. May, 1845 Small rain this morning but it turned out a fine day. Joseph ploughed near the barn and I have been hoeing on the hill. Comes on a thunder storm.

Tuesday, 20th. May, 1845 A fine day. Thomas and Joseph fencing for the sheep and cows. I have finished hoeing wheat on the hill and have been in the garden sowing some big beans &c.

Wednesday, 21st. May, 1845 A cold morning. Joseph at Mr. Law"s ploughing Bee and I cut some potatoes and worked in the garden.

Thursday, 22nd. May, 1845 A fine day. Joseph at the plogh with Thomas a while but our Mare kicked so mush and acted so bad THAT HE PLOUGHED WITH HERSELF. I have planted a few potatoes in the garden.

Friday, 23rd. May, 1845 A fine day. Joseph harrowed in some peas and I have been digging in the garden and delivered 14 bundles of hay to Dennis O'Neal for Mr. Walsh.

Saturday, 24th. May, 1845 A snowy day. Joseph ploughed and I hoed in a little wheat next to Thos. Corner.

Sunday, 25th. May, 1845 A fine day but cool. I have been to Church and afterwards to Wm. C----- and when coming home I got into Sharp's cart and they upset and hurt me very much.

Monday, 26th. May, 1845 A wet and cold morning. Joseph at plough and I am very bad with the hurt I got.

Tuesday, 27th. May, 1845 A fine day. Joseph tried to harrow but the Mare will not go so he was obliged to give up. I am very ill with my hurt, terribly sore indeed. Cold rain.

Wednesday, 28th. May, 1845 A fine day with a few showers. The mare ploughed pretty well today again. I am sore this day. I got a pitch plaster off John Burns last night so I am in hopes it will do me good. Cold night.

Thursday, 29th. May, 1845 A fine day but very cold. Joseph harrowed in oats but the Mare behaves very bad all the time. I am very poorly today. Several people came to see me today. Got some oats in today.

Friday, 30th. May, 1845 A fine day but cold. Joseph harrowed in some oats and I think I am getting a little better of my hurt but I am so sore that my hand shakes and makes my writing very bad.

Saturday, 31st. May, 1845 A fine hot day. Joseph ploughing by the potash house but the Mare is very troublesome, she kicks terribly. I had Mrs. Jones and a few more call to see me today.
 
 

Sunday, 1st. June, 1845 I rested badly last night. a fine hot day today. A good many people called on me today and thank God I am something better.

Monday, 2nd. June, 1845 A fine hot day and I am something better, thank God for it. Joseph over at the Blacksmith's and when he came back they tried the Mare to work but she beat them both and Joseph set a little piece of chopping on fire in front of the house.

Tuesday, 3rd. June, 1845 This is a fine hot day. Joseph and Mary Ann are at Steward's Bee. William Sinclair drawing some dung for us. i think I am something better.

Wednesday, 4th. June, 1845 A very hot day. Joseph has tried themare at ploughing but she will not work at all. I have tried but cannot do anything as yet. I picked over a few rotten potato sets 7c. I am a little better today. My wife at the Village.

Thursday, 5th. June, 1845 A fine day with thunder showers. Joseph over at William's working for him. I have been trying to do all I can but I can do nothing yet. I am better thank God for it. This is our WEDDING DAY, on the 5th. day of June 1806 we were married, I was 25 years old and my wife 24.

Friday, 6th. June, 1845 a fine hot day. Joseph harrowed in some oats by the potash place and has been fencing inthe hogs as they have destroyed the peas and we did not know it in time to save them. My wife over at Mary's.

Saturday, 7th. June, 1845 A fine hot day and Joseph is carrying rubbish on the land from the old potash place. I have been in the house most of the day for I am very ill indeed. We hear of Quebec being burnt.

Sunday, 8th. June, 1845 A fine day with a fine shower tonight. Joseph and Mary Ann at Church and from there they went to George's. I am very ill today, full of pain.

Monday, 9th. June, 1845 A fine day with a good breeze. Joseph ploughed with Tom's Mare and George's and I am in the house very poorly indeed, full of pain in my heart. Mr. Bourne came and took a little blood from me and I hope it will do me good. My wife put in a few hills of potatoes today.

Tuesday, 10th. June, 1845 A fine hot day. Joseph harrowed in some oats with James' horse. I find myself something better, thank God for it. Finished the oats today, 17 bushells.

Wednesday, 11th. June, 1845 A fine day. Joseph ploughed by the Little Mountain for potatoes. John and Julia came up. I think I am a little better today but I am poorly and this is my birthday. I believe I am 64 years old today.I have been poorly these 18 days. Some clover sown by the house.

Thursday, 12th. June, 1845 A dull day with a little rain and Joseph drew some drills with James' horse and my sides and breast is very sore, still I think I feel something better.

Friday, 13th. June, 1845 A fine day. joseph at plough at the line side and sowed and harrowed in a bushell of barley. Mary Ann is away to St. Jacques. I am something better, thank God.

Saturday, 14th. June, 1845 A fine day with a thunder storm in the afternoon. We have two of Mr. law"s two of Mr. O'Neal's and one of John Marlin's children helping us plant today. Edward Cahill was with us a while today. I am but poorly today.

Sunday, 15th. June, 1845 A fine day but I am poorly today. My wife, myself and some children are at home, the rest are strolling around somewhere.

Monday, 16th. June, 1845 Some rain last night and this is a fine growing day. My wife put a few potatoes in the garden &c. Joseph ploghed up the hill next James' for buckwheat. I am better today thank God for it.

Tuesday, 17th. June, 1845 A fine day, blows hard and Joseph has planted some potatoes after dinner, then he went to Marlin's Bee. My wife and Mary Ann planting. I am middling today, very weak. 1 bushell potatoes in.

Wednesday, 18th. June, 1845 A fine day, blows hard. Joseph and Mary ann are planting and I am tiddling about but I am very weak. I have cut a few potatoes &c. &c.

Thursday, 19th. June, 1845 A fine day. Joseph planting and I have made a place for two little pigs. Thank God I am able to do a little but I am very sore. two bushells in today.

Friday, 20th. June, 1845 A fine hot day. Joseph planting and Mary Ann is with him. I have begun a fence so that the hogs can go to the water. A fine shower tonight.. My wife and I were at Henry's Bee.

Saturday, 21st. June, 1845 A fine day. Joseph has been loging a while with Thomas' Mare and I have been finishing the hogs' fence. I and my wife were at Doctor Steward's &c. I was in the garden a while.

Sunday, 22nd. June, 1845 A fine day. Joseph was at Church. The rest of us at home as I am but poorly.

Monday, 23rd. June, 1845 A fine day. joseph and Charles Menas are planting. I have been cutting some potatoes, 27 bushells in tonight.

Tuesday, 24th. June, 1845 A fine day. Josepg logging. I have planted a few potatoes. A fine thunder shower tonight. My wife called down to George's as his eldest boy is sick.(John)

Wednesday, 25th. June, 1845 A fine hot day. Joseph and James planting at the C(G)are lot. My wife over at George's. I have planted a few potatoes but I am able to do but little.

Thursday, 26th. June, 1845 Joseph planting..(potatoes on the line).....side and I am planting a few. Dry windy weather. My wife at George's as John is sick

Friday, 27th. June, 1845 A windy day. Joseph has been to the other lot a while today. I have been planting but am able to do but little. Mary Ann started for ...........

Saturday, 28th. June, 1845 A windy blowy day. Joseph at the Blacksmith's with the cart and has been planting..........

Sunday, 29th. June, 1845 A fine day..............at times and I have been to Church..........dust about Mary.

Monday, 30th. June, 1845 A fine day. Joseph at the Blacksmith's for the cart and he has planted a few potatoes.

Tuesday, 1st. July, 1845 A fine day. Thomas, Joseph and myself have been fencing for the cows...........and bother as we cannot say and do as we like in our own place. Mary came back.

Wednesday, 2nd. July, 1845 A fine day after the rain. Joseph came up from the Mill with some meal and Clara and I have planted a while in the garden.

Thursday, 3rd. July, 1845 A fine day. Joseph ............upon the potatoes and I have been weeding in the garden...........or he portends to do so.


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