July 14, 1746

1746 July 14 (Monday).  Considering the Extremity among people on account of the Scarceness of men to Labour I did what I could abroad which yet was but very little for I was soon worry’d.  My work was chiefly turning some Hay, and raking up and poling in Barley which lay greatly expos’d to a great storm of Rain which came up suddenly and pour’d down most heavily.