January 29th.  The Wind W & by S. blowing very high & exceeding cold all day; yet made no rain. a very poor Market to day at LLanfechell. these two last days I have been planting of Beech Mountain Elm in Cae Ty'n y LLwyn & Cae Caled and fenceing about them: instead of those destroyed by the frost the two last years. gave 1s towards a rafling for an Escrutore [Escritoire sw] at Llangeinwen; pd. to the hands of Owen Hughes Pedlar 7s. to buy me 2 books in Shrewsbury & some Cauly-flowr Seeds.
30th.  The Wind S. W. blowing fresh, but not cold; cloudy & dark all the morning; the Evening cold & the wind blowing high all night. This Evening I tried ye Experiment of Sowing Soot on Wheat ground at Cefn y Groes– The butts I sowed it on were about 52 yards long, & about 2 yards & half broad, & were some of those that had the poorest blades of wheat in the whole field – I had of the Soot about the quantity of Six Cibbins & it sowed one whole butt, & about 40 yards of the other.
31st.  The Wind came to N.W. about 1 in the morning without any rain, at which time & untill near 4 it blew such a storm as I scarce remember to have heard a greater, continued to blow very high I believe till day, for when ever I awoke, I both heard & felt it, the rest of the day very cold; made a Smart shower on the fall of night that lasted 2 or 3 minutes.
Febr. 1st.  The wind S.W. cold & dry, tho cloudy & overcast every day, I never sow it so dry this time of the year in all my days.

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