Sepr. 26th.  The Wind N. blowing fresh & very cold, carryed home ye rest of the Pease, which is the last of my Corn, made some rain this night. pd 4d.2/1 for ale, Saw a Flock of Wild Geese passing thro this countrey for Ireland, the first I saw this year.
27th.  The Wind E. blowing fresh, drying, fair & clear all the day, begun to thrash some barley I had put in the Barn, abundance of Corn spoiled every where in the Countrey thro people's in patience in not leaving it long enough upon the ground to wither & dry, but carrying it in raw & full of Weeds, grass &c, & those Not throughly withered & dry, occasioned them to heat to that degree, that people were forced to open & pull to – pieces Stacks of Corn that had stood a fortnight, & thatched besides: blessed be God I have no great loss upon my corn, onely it cost me a great deal of time, & almost double the Expence to get it in, being obliedgd to turn & stubble the same corn 6 or 7 times, I had ye patience & faith to leave it in the fields ∎ till it was withered & dry enough, tho agreat deal was shed in often turning of it yet I had it all in sound & safe. gave Mr. John Thomas of Coedallen 2s. 6d. being a Gentleman both decayed in his Senses as well as fortune, & tho he is in Holy [ord sw]ers & has officiated in LLanfachreth, yet his faculties are so [disordered sw] that no body will employ him.
28th.  The Wind Varying all day from N.E. to S.W. fair & clear in the Morning, the Evening dark and cloudy, yet made no rain, the Parson preached on ye Same text as he did this day fortnight, being part I suppose of the Same Sermon.
29th.  The Wind N.E. very calm & seren[e sw], a little rain about 4. very fair— afterwards–the Parson proclaimed this for a Holy day,but insted of reading service in Church he went to LLanfihangell Wakes, as every other H. day almost is unobserved, tho formally published, tho it would be no great – Matter if they were never observed, but they should not be published. pd [? sw] for ale.
30th.  The Wind E. blowing fresh & drying very fast, My people employed in fenceing hedged, & grubbing up Furze or Gors for the Winter –
October 1st.  The Wind E. blowing frest & high, & drying very fast, today I thatch my Corn, haveing left it unthatched for fear of the Comon [there is a line above the 'm' sw] Evil that happen this year to stacks by thatching them too soon, & the Corn not thoroughly dry, I have a parcell of Women picking of wheat for Sowing. Other Servants & Labourers digging of Gors—

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