My great great great uncle John Bayliff Bowman lived at Summer Hill, near Monyash in the County of Derby.
The Bowman family, who were Quakers, had three farms, One Ash Grange [which John Bayliff Bowman often referred to as O.A.], Cales and Summer Hill [which he usually referred to as S.Hill or S.H.]
7 - 16 Ditto sow[e]d some corn turnips S.H. Beautiful fine warm weather but want a little rain now
1 - 17 Fine
2 - 18 Fine & hot Seed[in]g Intake end
3 - 19 Ditto
4 - 20 Ditto sow[e]d Guano at Cales little rain in night
5 - 21 Ditto
6 - 22 showery even[in]g Bell[e]d [or Belt[e]d ?] ewes etc plenty of grass Very forward spring
7 - 23 Very wet morn[in]g showery aft[ernoo]n Thunder - sow[e]d Guano on Seed Piece S.H.
1 - 24 Very fine
2 - 25 Ditto bell[e]d sheep etc fallow[in]g
3 - 26 Ditto Ditto
4 - 27 fallow[in]g - fine & hot south wind
5 - 28 Very hot wind S.W. sow[e]d 2 ac[res] corn turnips Watricle Butells Manure Uncle & Aunt Wilson came Most beautiful hot weather a few showers would do good tho' the forward corn & grass having a good cover are doing well late & bare ground does not thrive much - cows milk well - 25 at Cales 2 good cheeses 23 at SH 2 cheeses swedes & corn turnips all nicely up in [word indecipherable] sow[e]d some more corn turnips in Watricle -
to end fine & hot things doing well
5 mo[nth] 30 wash[e]d all the sheep at 3 lots
John Bayliff Bowman's brother Ebenezer [my great grandfather] actually imported guano ~ I've seen his business card. How many other people can say their ancestor imported bat muck ...