Febr. 26th.  The Wind E. blowing fresh & cold, with a hard frost this morning, but not so cold as yesterday my people to day finish plowing for Oats ——— At 4 this morning I got up to look at a Comett that had been observed. by some 5 or 6 days ago: it seemed to be but a small star in magnitude & not bright, was very high in the Arch of heaven, & due East; its tail seemed to be 5 or 6 foot long & ^in^ breadth 10 or 12 inches; & of a pale, wan colour not much differing from the colour of the firmament, & pointed from the star to S.W. & by S. the Sky at the same time was very serene & clear.
27th.  The Wind E. blowing fresh & very cold, & freezing both day & night, tho it is sun-shiny & clear every day: made my hot Bed to day,& planted Garlick in the Vine Border.
28th.  The Wind E. calm, overcast, & cloudy, but cold & raw; no hopes of rain, but pinching frosts every day. Deliv -ered into the hands of Owen Hughes Pedlar 7s. to buy me at Shrewsbury 2 books & some Garden Seeds.
March 1st.  The Wind N. E in the morning, came to E. by night a cloudy dark day, and very cold, tho it did not—– freeze last night. Sowed in the hot bed Cucumber Seeds, African & french Mary golds, Marvel of Peru Sweet Sultan, & Virginia Tobbacco [tobacco]. Pd. Ab.Jones[’s sw] Shop Bill, being 2L. 12s. 8d.4/1. Pd. him also 2s. 6d for Herrings
2d. The Wind E.N.E. moderately calm, but cold & dry – went about 10 to a Cocking at Garddwr, where I spent 3s. & came home by 6 much tired in walking —

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