|May 7th. The Wind S. E. & moderately calm, with some small rain more or less all the morning,(having rained a good deal last night ) and rained pretty smartly this Evening & in the night too.|
8th. ❍ 3 [this is written in the margin below '8th.' sw]
The Wind S. moderately calm, & dark & cloudy all the morning and made severall attempts to rain, but made but very little till about 3 in the Evening theWind came about to N.W. & blew hard which brought down a smart shower of rain; it blew fresh all night, and was very clear & bright. My servants all this week em- -ployed in fenceing about the Corn , & opening of springs to have water for the Cattle.
|9th. The Wind W. blowing moderately all day, and Sun shiny & dry but not very warm, especially in the Morning.|
|10th. The Wind N.W. blowing fresh & very cold all day, but a fine dew this morning; To Day I sheared my Sheep.|
|11th. The Wind N. blowing high, scorching, and excessive cold all day ; Pd. the Excise Officer 2s. duty on Candles I had made some time ago.|
|12th. The Wind N.N.E. blowing very high and extream cold, & betwixt the heat of the Sun which shines clear & strong everyday. & the wind blowing exceeding cold, & makeing neither rain nor dew, the Earth in this part of the Countrey looks frightfull.|
|13th. The Wind variable all this day. at S. in ye morning, about 10 at N. and in the Evening at W. not very cold, nor scorching this day; tho there was frost on the water this morning, and a very great hoar frost.|