1736 April 30 (Friday). Mr. Jonah Warrin and Mr. Noah Rice came (upon hire) to get me Posts. Mr. Warrin went away p.m. It is an unusually Cold and Melancholly Season. Grass very backward and Hay very short. I hear it has gone hard with many Cattle in the Towns above us. Through Divine Smiles I have Hay, Some Sufficiency, And have entertained Mr. Ebenezer Locks Cow most of the winter, and Brother Hicks’s 2 Steers the Spring.