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.]
4 day 1st of 7 Mo[nth] Ditto weather lead most of Flat
5 - 2 very hot lead [sic] all but rakings
6 - 3 Ditto finish[e]d up at S.H. except Seed Piece & Front Croft - not ready to mow began at Cales mow[e]d Broad Meadow - very poor crop -
7 - 4 Dull cool weather
1 - 5 Ditto
2 - 6 to 7 - 11 got all hay at Cales rather dull & cloudy slow weather but no rain begin to want rain bad - got seed piece at S.H. also, only the croft not mown
1 - 12 Fine
2 - 13 Ditto hot Dipped the lambs 201 lambs SFA & boys & W[illia]m to Nott[ingha]m in even[in]g to [word could not be read] to lodge
3 - 14 SW & I to Leicester to see the trials of imp[lemen]ts* self to Beaumont Lodge** in aft[ernoo]n lodged & to Leicester market in morn[in]g then to Norm[anto]n to dine lodged & to Leicester in morn[in]g met W[illia]m at St[atio]n & on to the Royal Agri[cultura]l Show looked over the mach[iner]y till towards
4 - 15 4 o'clock then to St[atio]n & home Finish[e]d all hay on 3rd day 14
* When I saw "trials of imp.ts" I thought it was a legal trial of some sort. On searching in the British Newspaper Arvhice though I found a reference to the trial of implements at the Agricultural Show which was a bit disappointing.
** Is this the Beaumont Lodge where John Bayliff Bowman stayed in 1868 ?