Ages as of 1/1/1902, Harvey 39, Georgia 23, Ruby 5, Roscoe 4, Marion 1 mo.

 

Wed. Jan 1: " Happy New Year. In the forenoon I sawed up a little old wood in the hog pen & piled it up & mooved some of the pigs from the hog pen over to under the horse barn & in the afternoon I chored around & am not feeling very well aches all over & finily wound up with a pain in my bowels. and it is a nice pleasant day clear & pleasant & very cold but no wind. The babe cries a lot, it has a sore mouth I guess Nice sleighing now."

Thur. Jan 2: " In the forenoon I chored around & sat in the house am not feeling very well In the afternoon felt better so went up to the back woods & cut wood in lengths poles mostly & it is a nice day kept getting warmer & it was windy acts like a snow storm fine sleighing."

Fri. Jan 3: " In the forenoon I drawed pole wood from up in the big side hill along the woods 3 loads and in the afternoon I drew 2 loads more & finished cutting what I am going to cut up there now and it is a cold day got colder at night. fine sleighing"

Sat. Jan 4: " In the morning I went up to the back woods & got the last load of pole wood that was cut and then put on a grist and took it down to West Hebron & left it and in the afternoon I went down to Argyle to the Elgin Butter & Cheese Factory Annual meeting and got home about sun down and it is a nice pleasant day clear & cold too."

Sun. Jan 5: " I didn't go to church so we all stayed at home and kept house. I didn't get up early enough to get the chores done in time to go to church and it is a cold day some cloudy nice sleighing don't thaw any."

Mon. Jan 6: " In the forenoon I went over in the back meadow & cut wood along the edge of the woods along the lien fence between Norman Mahaffy & myself cleaning out to put up a new fence and in the afternoon I went back & cut some more wood & it is a beautiful day pleasant & not cold but didn't thaw much."

Tues. Jan 7: " In the forenoon I took Orrie & Eva down home to West Hebron. & Ruby & Roscoe went with me & I brought home a grist that was down to the mill 1150 # & it is fine sleighing & in the afternoon I went over along the back meadow & cut wood & it is a nother beautiful winters day clear & pleasant but didn't thaw much. We are going to try & get along alone now."

Wed. Jan 8: " In the forenoon I went over along the back meadow & cut wood along the lien & found some big wood for me to cut & in the afternoon I went over to the church to the Congregational meeting they had prayer meeting first it is the week of Prayer and Johnnie Williamson & L. A. Clough were re-elected Trustees. & it is wild winter weather good sleighing but thaws a little every day so it is getting thin some places on the main road."

Thur. Jan 9: " I drawed up wood from over in the back meadow 2 loads of cord wood in the forenoon I had to split some of it & I cut some more poles & in the afternoon I drew up 2 loads of pole wood it is a long ways to draw wood & in the forenoon Mary W. came down & she helped me to get the Turkeys in the barn and it is a nice day warm & some cloudy it thawed a very little fine winter weather it snowed a very little it is only about from 6 to 10 degrees below Freezing in the morning wild winter weather for January. At night I had quite a time catching the Turkeys in the barn & brought them over to up in the hog pen the children helped me."

Fri. Jan 10: " In the forenoon I picked 9 turkeys & helped to get them ready for market & we sold them to W. McEachron for 12 Heads & feathers of and 1 alive at 11 per # & it snowed nearly all the time and in the afternoon it was cloudy but didn't snow & I went down to Argyle to the Farmers Institute and it snowed about 2 or 3 inches. nice sleighing now. Willie came & took the Turkeys."

Sat. Jan 11: " In the forenoon Roscoe & I drove down to West Hebron & got the mail & it snowed part of the or rather nearly all the time not very hard and then I sorted a few potatoes & I got done sorting Firsts we have over 250 bu I think of good ones and in the afternoon I drove down to Argyle to the Farmers Institute & it snowed on me going & coming and it is a cloudy day snowed a little nearly all day. not very cold"

Sun. Jan 12: " It snowed nearly all day & a lot last night it must of snowed 10 inches snow is quite deep now and plenty snow for sleighing & it fell even too wind blew a little but not to drift much and we didn't go to church so all stayed at home & kept house. it got some cooler at night snow is very light cold enough so it didn't pack a least bit."

Mon. Jan 13: " In the morning after I done the chores I took the washing down to Orrie at West Hebron & left it and when I got back I chored around & in the afternoon I drew up what wood as poles over in the back meadow 2 loads & it is deep now in the fields and after that I took 2 bu of corn over to Billys & got 2 small Turkey Hens for it and we went over on the lake & seen about a road for getting up the ice we intend to go at it in a day or two. Roscoe went along. It is a nice pleasant day some cloudy & cool it didn't thaw a drop in the sun I don't think."

Tues. Jan 14: " Last night Roscoe had the Croup pretty bad he never had it bad before we sat up with him from 10 o'clock he got better about 4 o'clock In the forenoon I chored around and in the afternoon I went down to Argyle & paid my taxes 28.38 & paid my Fire assesment & attended the annual Cooperate Fire company W. J. Reid, W. J. Copeland, W. J. Kilmer, Adam Steves & John B. McEachron were elected Directors. & it is a beautiful Winters day pleasant & clear but pretty cold it looks a little like more snow at night."

Wed. Jan 15: " Last night Roscoe had the Croup again & worse than he was the night before I went went & got Joe & his wife to come up and we got him to take some medicine & he got better about 2 o'clock or before & In the morning after I got the chores done I went at drawing up ice from the mud lake Billy is cutting it & I draw & pack it and I got 5 loads in the ice house and it is a nice day but cloudy not very cold At night we are afraid Roscoe is going to have the Croup again he has been Hoarse nearly all day & was out while I onloaded a load of ice. later about 9 o'clock I drove down to West Hebron & got the Doctor for him but he did have the croup has he did last night near"

Thur. Jan 16: " Roscoes cold is no better he is Croupy yet and I drawed ice all day from the mud lake & I got 6 loads to day & I draw & pack it alone and Billy cuts it and it is a nice day a little to mild for drawing ice it thaws some & it is a cloudy day snowed a little and Roscoe has a bad cold Georgia Doctored him all day."

Fri. Jan 17: " In the forenoon I went at drawing ice but Roscoe had the croup again last night. I was sick to day so I went down & got the Doctor for him & brought up Mrs. Powell & then I got 2 more load of ice & that was all of it & Mary came down in the afternoon to see Roscoe the Doctor said that his cold had got down on his lungs and he is in bed nearly all day & pretty sick and about night I took Mrs. Powell down to West Hebron & brought up Orrie & Eva and it is a cold day clear & pleasant fine sleighing & nice winter weather."

Sat. Jan 18: " Roscoe is some better to day The Doctor was up to see him and I packed the rest of the ice we had nearly 3 courses and Albert Lindsay came up after dinner & helped me to put on some saw-dust and it is a beautiful day clear & pleasant but cold air nice winter weather about night I went down to West Hebron & got the washing at Orries and the mail & it is fine sleighing. at night Will Reid came along & brought an old sow of me for $10."

Sun. Jan 19: " We didn't go to church so we all stayed at home & kept house and Roscoe is better the Doctor came up to see him & he thinks he won't have to come back to see him the babe has a very bad cold and I have a cold too. It is kind of a distemper I guess and it is a nice day only cold but pleasant."

Mon. Jan 20: " In the morning I got up early and done the chores & then Orrie & I went out to Glens Falls she went to get her teeth fixed & I went to see if I could sell some potatoes I didn't sell any was offered 75 but wanted 80 per bu. & we got home about half past one and it is a cold day but clear & pleasant frosty in the morning Roscoe's cold is getting better it don't seem much better but he acts better the babe has a bad cold yet so have I."

Tues. Jan 21: " In the forenoon I chored around & Mr. McEachron the Minister came along & stopped to see Roscoe & the babe and Will Reids man came after the old sow that I sold to him & in the afternoon I sorted the rest of the potatoes done sorting for this spring and chored around & it snowed a little nearly all day & quite hard some times & it was wet thawed a little but got colder and it is a cloudy & stormy day not very cold warmer to-day."

Wed. Jan 22: " In the morning it rained some I took Eva down to school & then I went down to West Hebron & seen the Doctor about my face he gave me some medicine to rub on and it is very sloppy I drove up to Belcher & got the Butter box & then came home & the South wind blew & the snow melted a lot & settled water began to run freely about noon the snow slid down along the orchard above the hog pen & swept the fence a lot of it clean down to the hog pen & broke down a plum tree. In the afternoon I chored around & it partly cleared of & warm too terrible sloppy most every where."

Thur. Jan 23: " In the morning after I done the chores Albert came up & helped me to put on the Hay rack & what rye straw they was part of a load & I took it down to Rob. McNeils 1280 # at $10 per ton. and I went on down to Argyle & got the new Family sleigh & brought it home and in the afternoon I took Orrie & Eva down home to West Hebron & Roscoe & Ruby went with me it was a cool wind but not very cold it is a pretty cloudy day not very cold. we have had quite a thaw the sleighing is good around here yet. cooler at night."

Fri. Jan 24: " I chored around and I finished putting the saw dust on the ice & it was a job too so much of it & I shelled some corn & it is a nice day pleasant cool but not very cold at all."

Sat. Jan 25: " In the forenoon after I done the chores I went over along the woods in the back meadow & cut wood and in the afternoon I took "Dan" Horse up to Weirs & got him sharpened and then the children & I went down to West Hebron & got the mail and it is a beautiful winters day clear & pleasant thawed a little good for sleighing yet getting thin in places."

Sun. Jan 26: " We didn't go to church any of us and in the morning I drove down to West Hebron to see the Doctor about my face and he wasn't at home so about night after I done the chores I went down to see him again he told me to come down in the morning & he would put on a plaster & it is a pretty cloudy day it snowed a little warm & thawed a little."

Mon. Jan 27: " In the morning I went down to West Hebron & seen the Doctor about my face & he put on a plaster & I kept it on nearly all day & it burnt terribly and the Doctor came along about night & he stopped & took the plaster of my face began swelling up before that a little & kept swelling & it pained me terribly nearly all night the plaster burnt the spot so and it is a nice pleasant day it thawed & rained last night it is very icy now it got colder all day the wind blew from the west terribly at night. Charley Dixon came along & we changed Gobblers & I sold him 2 more turkeys & 8 Roosters at night he came over & got them."

Tues. Jan 28: " It is terrible icy around here & most every place on the road & around buildings and my face is swelled up & very sore and I got the chores done & that was all and in the afternoon Johnnie & Mary come down awhile and about 4 o'clock I went down to West Hebron to see the Doctor about my face he said it was doing well and I came back home & brought the clothes from Orries and my face aches & pains me yet & is very sore. & it is a nice pleasant day but cold & clear too the sleighing is pretty thin in places but all sleighs yet. In the morning I found the little lamb in the water trough drowned."

Wed. Jan 29: " My face is swelled yet & is very sore but doesn't pain me so bad to day I don't think I done the chores & sat around the house nearly all the day It is a nice pleasant day some cloudy & looks some like snow but cold & very icy yet. cold at night my face pained me at night."

Thur. Jan 30: " In the morning after I done the chores I went down to West Hebron & see the Doctor about my face he says it is doing well he told me to put on a Poultice and the children went down with me. pretty fair sleighing thin in places. and I sat around the house & read nearly all day only when I was doing the chores & it is a nice pleasant day thawed a very little nice winter weather only very icy in getting around."

Fri. Jan 31: " In the morning after I done the chores I went down to West Hebron & seen the Doctor about my face he says it is doing well and I came back & sat around the house nearly all day and I think my face is getting better slowly. It is a nice pleasant day clear but cold very icy. Joe took his first load of potatoes I guess he got back some time in the night."

Sat. Feb 1: " In the morning I drove down to West Hebron & seen the Doctor about my face he says it is doing well I am poulticeing it & the children went down with me & they wanted to stay all day with Eva so I let them stay & came home & after I done the chores at night I drove down after them my face don't seem to ache any it runs some matter I sat around the house all day about. I churned & it is a pretty cloudy day it snowed about a inch last night covered up the ice & it snowed some through the day but it didn't amount to much."

Sun. Feb 2: " We didn't go to church so all stayed at home & kept house and about 2 o'clock it began raining & rained hard a while & then in a little while it got colder & turned to snow & snowed the rest of the day quite hard & at night the wind blew hard & it is a cloudy day warm but got colder."

Mon. Feb 3: " In the morning I went down to West Heron to see the Doctor about my face and he took the scab or chunk of flesh that was burnt out off & put on a dry powder & he said it was doing well and I put up a grist & chores around & it is a blustry day drifting some all day quite cold at night and it the sleighing is improved quit a lot and it rather cloudy & snowed a little not much."

Tues. Feb 4: " In the morning after I done the chores I took a grist down to West Hebron & seen the Doctor about my face he says it is doing well he thinks it (the sore) is healing up nicely now. (I hope so) it don't pain me & I brought the grist home with me and it is a nice day only it is cold & some windy it is some cloudy & looks some like a snow storm it did snow some last night Roscoe was sick to his stomach & vomited but seemed well in the morning & through the day. I chored around put up part of a nother grist & shelled some corn & churned."

Wed. Feb 5: " In the forenoon I drew a jag of oat straw over to the horse barn and I took the horses up to the shop at Weirs & got them shawd and it is a nice pleasant day but cold clear it didn't thaw much to day nice sleighing now again and in the afternoon I took a grist down to West Hebron & the children went with me & I left the grist and I seen the Doctor about my face & he said it was doing well. cold at night."

Thur. Feb 6: " In the morning I got up early & done the chores & then I started for Glens Falls & sold 1 load of potatoes to a Mr. Hall at Bakers Falls and 100 bu to J. Powers at Glens Falls & 2 loads to Mr. McIntosh at Glens Falls & 1 load to Collins & Bush I am to take a bbl of Flour from the last place and 2 loads were sold for Joe and I got home about 1 o'clock & it is fine sleighing all the way snow is not deep but lots of ice and it is a nice pleasant day but very cold it thawed just a little in the sun against the buildings cold winter weather. my face I think is getting better the sore spot is healing up I think."

Fri. Feb 7: " In the forenoon I chored around & cut some wood in cord wood & some limbs in stove wood and in the afternoon I went over in the back meadow along the woods & cut some wood & quit early & done the chores & drove down to West Hebron & got the clothes & mail & seen the Doctor about my face he said it was all right he thought as soon as the scab came off & I paid him & it is a nice day only cold but clear & pleasant."

Sat. Feb 8: " In the morning I cut some wood at the door into cord wood & some limbs into stove wood & then we all went down to Orries a visiting at West Hebron it was the first time that we took the babe out and it is nice sleighing pretty cold & snowed some to cold to draw potatoes and it is a nice day only cloudy & snowed pretty hard about night but cleared off at night not very cold."

Sun. Feb 9: " Georgia & Ruby & Roscoe went to church & they heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron & his text was 2nd Corinthians the 5 chapter & the 19 verse & I stayed at home & kept the babe she was very good and it is a nice day not very cold only some windy & some cloudy it thawed a little seems cooler at night"

Mon. Feb 10: " In the morning I got up early and done the chores and then loaded up a load of potatoes & took them out to Glens Falls 58 bu. at 75 per bu and Albert took a load out too. we went in company his horse got down & I helped to draw him up the Hill & he had to onload in two places for that reason we didn't get home till after dark it is fine sleighing around here pretty good all the way but getting thin some places in the villages and it is a nice pleasant day not very cold & clear & a fine day thawed some."

Tues. Feb 11: " In the morning after I done the chores I loaded up a load of potatoes & took them out to Sandy Hill 53 bu at 75 per bu. and I didn't get started till after 11 o'clock it was so cold and I got home before sun down & it is a nice pleasant day only cold it is fine sleighing the snow didn't waste much to-day."

Wed. Feb 12: " In the morning after I done the chores we all went up to Johnnies a visiting & came home early and after I done the chores at night I cut a little wood & limbs at the door & it is a beautiful day clear & pleasant but cold air snow didn't waste much. fine sleighing"

Thur. Feb 13:" In the forenoon I went over in the back meadow & cut some wood along the woods & got nearly done and in the afternoon I drawed wood from there over to the house 3 loads and it is a nice clear day but cold north wind cold winters day."

Fri. Feb 14: " In the morning after I done the chores I drove down to West Hebron & got a grist that I had down there & got the mail too. & then I drawed 2 loads of wood from over in the big meadow and in the afternoon Mrs. Lindsay, Georgia & Ruby went to church & they heard a sermon by Mr. Steward of Salem & Roscoe & I kept the baby and when they came back I went over by the woods in the big meadow & got a nother load of wood that makes all of it now and it is a beautiful day some warmer thawed some but colder at night. good sleighing around here."

Sat. Feb 15: " In the morning I done the chores & then I cut wood into cord wood and limbs into stove wood and in the afternoon Georgia, Ruby & Winnie went to church and heard a sermon by some young minister & Roscoe & I kept the babe & when they came back (but they went down to West Hebron & got the mail) I cut some wood at the door. & it is a beautiful day clear & it thawed quite a lot on the main road in the middle of the day. It don't thaw any only where the sun strikes. fine sleighing around here . cold nights"

Sun. Feb 16: " Georgia & Albert went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. Steward of Salem and it was Sacrament Sabbath & Ruby, Roscoe & I stayed at home & kept the babe and it is a beautiful day thawed some in the middle of the day it got cloudy about night & looked some like a storm warmer too."

Mon. Feb 17: " In the morning after I done the chores I took the clothes down to Orries at West Hebron & I went in to see the Doctor about my face. He washed it off (the sore) he said it was nearly healed over he gave me an ointment to rub on & when I came back it was snowing quite fast in a little it let up a little & I cut wood at the door till noon."

Tues. Feb 18: " In the morning after I done the chores & got the paths shoveled out I hitched up the team and drove over nearly all the beat it was drifted pretty bad some places but the snow was light & loose the horses wallowed through deep snow it snowed a lot last night I think where the snow fell even it was 6 or 8 inches deep. & the rest of the day I cut cord wood at the door & limbs into stove wood and I fixed a place down in the barn cellar for part of the pigs I have decided to fatten 4 of the largest pigs and it is a nice day only cloudy & wind blew some not very cold but didn't thaw much."

Wed. Feb 19: " In the forenoon after I done the chores I cut wood in cord wood at the door & limbs in to stove wood and Albert came up & helped me to put 4 of the best pigs in by themselves for to fatten and in the afternoon I drove up to Belcher & took the box of butter & went to see John Kane about sawing out wood he was down at West Hebron so I drove down to see him he can't can't come till the last of the week he thinks & when I came back I cut wood at the door & it is a nice pleasant day got colder at night pleasant & thawed a very little on the south side of buildings it is terrible hard going on the cross roads drifted very bad."

Thur. Feb 20: "In the forenoon I cut wood at the door & I got the wood & the limbs all cut up in stove wood & Johnnie & Mary came along Mary stopped & Johnnie went on business when he came back he stopped awhile & got dinner and in the afternoon the children & I went down to West Hebron & got the clothes & mail & it is a nice pleasant day cold & clear fine winter weather the roads are getting beat out some nice sleighing"

Fri. Feb 21: " In the morning after I done the chores I loaded up a load of potatoes & took a load out to Sandy Hill 57 bu at 75 per bu. and it was good fine sleighing all the way to much sleighing part of the way. it was about dark when I got home and it is a pretty cloudy day & got warmer."

Sat. Feb 22: " In the forenoon I chored around put on insect powder on part of the lambs and put up a grist & shelled some corn and chores around and in the afternoon I took a grist down to West Hebron & got part of it back home and it is a nice warm day some cloudy thawed a little but got colder about night wind in the north. fine sleighing around here."

Sun. Feb 23: " Ruby, Roscoe, Winnie Lindsay & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was Isaiah the 7 chapter & the first clause of the 4 verse and Georgia stayed at home with the babe and it is a beautiful day clear & warmer cold in the morning but got warmer & thawed some. nice sleighing."

Mon. Feb 24: " In the morning I got up early & done the chores & Albert came up & helped me & we got the Hay rack on the Sleigh & went out to Glens Falls & hunted up a load of barrels there & Sandy Hill & Fort Edward and we got home about dark & made a long day of it. the sleighing is good around here but it is getting poor in places in the villages & it is a nice pleasant day clear & warm it thawed some to day. At night John Kane the saw machine came here but the men went home."

Tues. Feb 25: " In the morning John & Roy Kane came to saw our wood & Albert Lindsay came up to help me to hand on & we got it all sawed about 3 o'clock and then Albert & I drawed over two jags of Hay from the shed to the horse barn and Uncle Tom H came along & stopped for dinner & helped us to hand on some wood and it is a nice pleasant day some cloudy & thawed quite a lot sleighing is good around here yet."

Wed. Feb 26: " In the morning & last night it rained & is very sloppy but it partly cleared off and we all went down to West Hebron to Mrs. Powells a visiting & we went in a sleigh and it thawed a lot & the sleighing was poor in places coming home and it is a pretty cloudy day but warm thawed a lot the water is running in the road quite bad in places."

Thurs. Feb 27: " In the forenoon I went up to Mr. John A. Robinsons & got some lumber a small load 500 ft of plank & about 200 ft of 2 X 4s at $15 per ____ and I took some plank down in the little meadow for a bridge and drawed a few rails up along the bottom of the round hill & fallow. and in the afternoon I shelled some corn & measured up some oats & drew the ashes over in the back meadow. & it is a beautiful day clear & pleasant & warm the snow is going fast to-day sleighing is getting poor in places. all sleighs yet."

Fri. Feb 28: " In the morning Albert came up & helped me to draw Horse manure over in the back meadow & we drawed 7 loads big loads it was very soft sloppy & wet the snow is getting off the fields only where it is drifted and we quit about 3 o'clock & it came on rain but didn't rain much till about night & then it rained right down hard the sleighing is gone so they tell me on the main road 1 wagon went by me have had fine sleighing for 2 months no wagons either between times. I mean. warm as spring."

Sat. Mar 1: " In the morning I split some wood and Everett Williamson & his folks (all but Cortland) & Orrie & Eva came here a visiting & Orrie, Eva & Lucy stayed all night and after they went home I cleaned out the hog pen & drawed over two jags of oat straw to the horse barn and it rained a lot last night & we had a terrible hard Thunder Shower very heavy thunder and the sleighing is demoralized wagons now and it is very bad traveling now I sent down with Albert after the mail it is warm & the snow is leaving very fast water is very high."

Sun. Mar 2: " It is a very rainy day we all stayed at home & didn't go to church and the old white sow 1 of them had pigs 10 of them it is some cooler but warm & thawing all the time a very wet & nasty time It rained nearly all day steady & very hard by times the rain has made bad roads I fear."

Mon. Mar 3:" In the morning after I done the chores I took Orrie & Eva & Lucy down to West Hebron & took the clothes & it is very bad going muddy & bad wash outs in the road in places and I came back by the up the road way & warned the folks out on the road & in the afternoon we went down below Barkleys & tired to fix the road the best we could under the circumstances and then I split wood at the door awhile & then done the chores. & it is a cool cloudy day but not frooze any yet some cooler at night."

Tues. Mar 4: " I split wood nearly all day at the door only when I was doing the chores & it is a beautiful day it acts like spring in earnest it is muddy some cooler at night. the other sow had 5 pigs but 1 was dead only saved 4 and the lambs are coming now"

Wed. Mar 5: " I split wood all forenoon & part of the afternoon or till it came on snow about 3 o'clock & it snowed & blowed very hard till night & kept it right up & it is colder wind is in the north we are having a young blizzard in earnest I am about sick with head ache"

Thur. Mar 6: " In the morning after I done the chores I put up some oats but first I drove down below the woods & down to the school house & broke through the drifts it is all piled in heaps nearly it snowed quite a lot last night but was clear in the morning & was a beautiful day pleasant & thawed some In the afternoon I took a small grist & 25 bu of oats down to West Hebron & the children went along & I sold the oats for 55 per bu. and it was terrible going drifts 6 ft deep in places & then all bare ground for rods quite cold at night. lambs are coming quite freely now 1 pr of twins came last night 1 died & a pair this afternoon don't know but both will die nice big lambs too."

Fri. Mar 7: " I chored around at one thing & another all day & am not feeling very well Jude cow had a calf and it keeps me half the time doing the chores watching the sheep & lambs feeding Hogs & pigs etc. and it is a beautiful day warmer & thawed quite a lot some colder at night."

Sat. Mar 8: " In the forenoon I chored around at one thing & another and in the afternoon I went down to West Hebron & got the mail & it was Town Caucus there & a lively time too it was about dark when I got home Henry Welsh got the Delegates by about 27 majority and 1 more lamb came it is hard wheeling no mistake it is a nice day some cloudy it snowed some at night."

Sun. Mar 9: " I went to church alone & I heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was Matthew the 5 chapter & the 42 verse & Georgia & the children stayed at home & kept house & it is a terrible nasty day it snowed all day & pretty hard part of the day but didn't accumulate any it thawed as it came about & Betsey cow had a calf in the night."

Mon. Mar 10: " In the forenoon I chored around at one thing & another and in the afternoon I split wood most of the time when I wasn't doing the chores and it is a beautiful day cleared off warm & it thawed quite a lot and it is very hard going now mud & snow another lamb came in the morning."

Tues. Mar 11: " I split wood nearly all day on the wood pile & carried some chunks into the wagon house & piled them up . and it is a beautiful day clear & pleasant & warm thawed a lot very muddy after dark it came on rain At night Joe Lindsay came up & hired the place of me I find him fire wood & let him have the little meadow pasture 2 cows for $50 to be paid in work when I need him. N. B. In the morning I went up to the back woods & got a little cord wood that was cut & cut a few poles & took them & some stakes down in the pasture field & drew a load of rails along the swamp."

Wed. Mar 12: " I split wood on the wood pile nearly all day only when I was doing chores & I got pretty near done. and I carried some chunks into the wagon house and it is a nother beautiful day warm pleasant & clear & the snow is leaving very fast soon will be all bare ground it acts like spring in earnest Georgia says she heard a robin to night warm as April weather."

Thur. Mar 13: " In the forenoon Albert came up & he helped me to wring the pigs & then I went up to the woods with him & showed him where to cut some wood and then when I came back I finished spliting my wood at the door and in the afternoon I went down to West Hebron & got the mail & Ruby & Roscoe went with me & it got colder & began raining wind was in the north and the rain turned to snow at night & began freezing & got colder wind blew from the north & we are having a nother blizzard at 9 o'clock at night."

Fri. Mar 14: " In the forenoon I chored around a one thing & another & in the afternoon I went up to the back woods & cut some brush & when I came to the house I sawed up the rest of the scattered wood and chored around the other sow had 6 pigs all alive and it acts like spring indeed warm but frooze some last night terrible going."

Sat. Mar 15: " In the morning I chored around Old Spot had a calf & then we all went down to West Hebron a visiting at Orries we drove both horses & broke the harness twice & it is terrible going but drying up in places where there is no water in the road & it is a beautiful day clear & warm too the snow is nearly all gone some banks yet to be sure along the fences."

Sun. Mar 16: " Roscoe & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was John the 2 chapter & the 10 verse and Ruby & Georgia stayed at home & kept the baby and it is very muddy. Little Howards sheep had twin lambs both smart too. it is a pretty cloudy day rained some not much very muddy yet."

Mon. Mar 17: " It rained last night quite a lot I think and in the forenoon I fixed some fence around places and in the afternoon Albert came up & helped me awhile we put away the sleighs & fixed 2 lots of pigs & then put on the Hay Rack & drawed over a load of straw & a load of Hay to the horse barn and then I chored around till night and it is a nice pleasant day warm & cleared off nice & it is very hard going the frost was all out when I sat posts."

Tues. Mar 18: " In the forenoon after I got the chores done I went up to Will Murdocks & took a load of mooving from the Armstrong place to the Hall Farm and it was terrible going. froozen up but let the horses through in places and in the afternoon I laid the rail fence up that the snow & water washed down up along the old orchard & I had to carry some of the rails up the hill and I sat the stakes & didn't find hardly any frost and it is a cold raw windy & squally day but thawed enough to make it very muddy in the afternoon. Bess cow had a calf last night."

Wed. Mar 19: " In the forenoon I chored around & it began snowing & was cold and snowed & blowed nearly all day & it acts like a young blizzard and it is cold too wind in the north & blew terrible and it didn't snow very much 2 inches or so & blew all in drifts."

Thur. Mar 20: " In the morning after I done the chores I went up above Belcher & took a load of stove wood down to West Hebron for Mrs. Powell and got home about 2 o'clock and it began snowing again to day about 10 o'clock & was warmer & thawed about as it came terrible nasty day

I chored around when I got back. Old Bridle cow had a calf rained some at night mud again. Potatoes has took a jump again at Salem 78 yesterday."

Fri. Mar 21: " In the forenoon I chored around & sorted some seed potatoes and in the afternoon I went down to West Hebron & got the mail and it is very muddy & hard going we cut the rest of the pigs warm & pleasant all thawing out again"

Sat. Mar 22: " In the morning I got up early & done the chores & loaded up a load of potatoes and took them down to Salem 36 bu at 76 per bu & Albert Lindsay went with a load also and it is terrible hard going very soft & muddy but pleasant & warm too the snow banks are nearly gone it acts like spring in earnest."

Sun. Mar 23: " Roscoe & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was Matthew the 12 chapter & part of 3 verses I have forgotten which ones and Georgia & Ruby stayed at home & kept the babe. & it is a beautiful day clear pleasant & warm but very muddy & hard going. 1 more lamb came."

Mon. Mar 24: " In the forenoon I chored around and tapped the trees but the frost is all out I guess they didn't run very good only a while in the morning it frooze a little last night and in the afternoon I fixed some fence & chored around and it is a nice pleasant day warm but a cold wind cool at night. snow bank nearly gone."

Tues. Mar 25: " In the morning after I done the chores Johnnie & Mary came down & Johnnie & I went out to Sandy Hill to the County Convention at 1 o'clock & we never got away till just sun down & Henry Welch of Hebron got the Nomination for County Treasurer and I stopped at Fort Edward & left the Horse & took the cars I went up to Glens Falls & sold my pigs 4 at 7 and it is a beautiful day clear & warm the roads are getting dusty it is Spring I guess. It was after 8 o'clock when we got home."

Wed. Mar 26: " In the morning after I done the chores I loaded up a load of potatoes & took them out to Sandy Hill 41 bu at 75 per bu & got 11 bbls and I got home before sun down pretty good roads now. and some people are ploughing I guess we are going to have spring right away it is warm too drying up very fast."

Thur. Mar 27: " In the forenoon I fixed fence up along the big Hill and carried some water in the Kettle for to butcher and in the afternoon Joe came up & we killed the pigs 4 of them & then I chored around & after I done the chores I put up part of a load of potatoes in bags and it is warm & some cloudy some warmer."

Fri. Mar 28: " In the morning I got up early and done the chores & put on a small load of potatoes & the pigs & Albert came up & went along and we went along and we left the potatoes at Sandy Hill at 75 per bu & took the pigs 4 of them up to Glens Falls 417 # @ 7 per # and I brought home some barrels and got home before sun down and it is a beautiful day some cloudy & warm roads are getting pretty good nearly all the way."

Sat. Mar 29: " In the forenoon I went down to West Hebron & met a man there on business and got home rather late and in the afternoon I chored around and it is very wet to day it rained a lot last night grass looks green and is growing warm as summer it cleared of at night not very cold either about 55"

Sun. Mar 30: " Roscoe, Ruby & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & the text was 1st Corinthians the 15th chapter & the 35 verse and we came home at noon roads are very muddy again bad holes too. & Georgia stayed at home with the babe and it is a nice pleasant day warm snow banks are just gone."

Mon. Mar 31: " In the morning Joe came up & went at shearing the sheep and I done up the wool & chored around about all day and he got over 30 shore and it is windy & squally snowed a little now & then but thawed away the snow banks have all disappeared and it looks as though we were going to have a back set."

Tues. Apr 1: " Joe came up & finished the sheep he got done at night & before noon he killed 2 hogs for Bert McDougall he killed them here & I helped him & Albert and I done up the wool & chored around In the morning 2 pr. of twins came and it is a cloudy & cool day rained a little toward night. Foggy in the morning & frooze a little last night Lester Guthrie came & got 6 pigs at ($15) & James E. McClellan got 2 @ ($5)"

Wed. Apr 2: " In the forenoon I chored around & fixed some fence up above the orchard and about noon Morg. Peacraft came along & took 3 calves at 5 and in the afternoon we got the Creamary ready for the milk and I chored around & went down to Joes & cut some brush & trees & tore the fence down along the road and it is a pretty cloudy cool & windy raw day bad weather on the sheep."

Thur. Apr 3: " In the forenoon I went down to the lower place & tore down the rest of the board fence along the road & cut the rest of the brush & sat 1 big post. and in the afternoon I chored around & then Roscoe & I went down to West Hebron & got the mail & it is a cool windy & cloudy day backward some are plowing."

Fri. Apr 4: " In the forenoon I sowed the grass seed on the rye in the field cross from the barn 5 A. and in the afternoon I started the plow down in the lower fallow and it is plenty moist yet. and it is a cool cloudy & raw day I have to keep the sheep & lambs shut in all the time about and I weaned 5 of the pigs & it is cool bad roads yet in places."

Sat. Apr 5: " In the forenoon I plowed down in the lower fallow and it is a good cool time for it & in the afternoon I went down to West Hebron & went up on the Hill & got a load of sawdust and the children went down with me and it is a little warmer but keeps cloudy most of the time snow on the mountains yet."

Sun. Apr 6: " Georgia & Ruby & Roscoe went to church & heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and I stayed at home & kept house & the baby and it is a nice pleasant day some warmer and drying up fast but the wind is cold in the north."

Mon. Apr 7: " In the morning I got up early & sowed the grass seed up on top of the hill back of the barn and then done the chores & in the forenoon I plowed down in the lower fallow & at noon I onloaded the saw dust & then I plowed down in the same field and after the children got home from school Georgia & they went down to West Hebron & got 2 pr of shoes & Ruby & Roscoe went to school to-day for the first they seem to like it. It is cloudy & cool to cold enough to snow."

Tues. Apr 8: " In the forenoon I went down to West Hebron & took 32 bu of oats at 53 per bu. and got a Land Roller & brought it home and the roads were in a terrible condition to roll a roller over part way at least and & in the afternoon I went up on top of the hill & rolled the rye or seed in and gathered some of the largest stone and it is a cloudy day & cold too. & very windy wind is in the Northeast acts like snow."

Wed. Apr 9: " I chored around all day at one thing & another measured up the seed oats & it rained now & then all day & very hard part of the time cloudy day & cool grass begins to look green I also went down & made a new bar way down between the cow pasture & lower fallow."

Thur. Apr 10: " In the morning I went out to plow but it came on rain again so had to quit got pretty near done down in the lower fallow and in the afternoon Roscoe & I went down to West Hebron & got the mail and it is a pretty cloudy day & cool too and it is a wet nasty time no mistake. cool."

Fri. Apr 11: " In the forenoon I went down & finished plowing in the lower fallow & began on the side Hill in the upper fallow & in the afternoon I plowed down on the side hill & it is a cool & cloudy day the ground is plenty wet for plowing too."

Sat. Apr 12: " I plowed nearly all day down on the side hill in the fallow and I got done down there & then I drawed off some stone from both pieces that I had plowed and stumps and it is a nother cloudy & cool day backward weather in earnest and I turned the sheep out (in the orchard) that had lambs and it was cool too some grass."

Sun. Apr 13: " Ruby & Georgia went to church & they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & they came home at noon and Roscoe & I stayed at home with the baby and kept house and it is a windy & cold day for time of year this year any way & cloudy too the roads are drying up again but very rough."

Mon. Apr 14: " In the forenoon I finished plowing down in the lower fallow along the road & got the oat ground all plowed now & in the afternoon I sowed the oats down in the lower fallow and began dragging some with 3 horses and it is a nice day cloudy but cleared off about night & was cold too."

Tues. Apr 15: " In the morning I sowed the rest of the oats and then dragged till I got done & it took nearly all day & Albert came up & helped me to draw over a load of Hay from the shed to the Horse barn and it is was cold last night Frooze pretty hard in the morning but was warmer through the day it was clear & pleasant it seems good to see the sun again. The sheep that has lambs are out on grass every day such as it is."

Wed. Apr 16: " I rolled the oats all in & gathered of most of the stone & it took nearly all day about night when I got done I drew 2 jags of manure up on the corn ground and it is a pretty cloudy & cool day grass don't grow very fast."

Thur. Apr 17: " In the forenoon I drew manure up on top of the hill in the Fallow and in the afternoon I began plowing up on top of the Hill in the fallow and Georgia, Ruby & Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got the mail and it is a cool day some pleasant at night James Louie came here to do some papering & painting. Mrs. Lindsay kept the babe."

Fri. Apr 18: " In the forenoon I plowed up on top of the Hill in the fallow and in the afternoon I drawed manure up on top of the hill and it is a nice pleasant day clear but cool nights Mr. Louie papered all day Georgia, Ruby & Roscoe drove up to Belcher & Mrs.. Lindsay kept the baby."

Sat. Apr 19: " I plowed all day up on top of the hill in the fallow for corn and Mr. Louie papered & painted all day and at night I took him down to West Hebron & got the mail Georgia in fact all the Family but me have very bad colds Roscoe has the croup sometimes."

Sun. Apr 20: " I went to church alone & I heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was Galations the 2nd chapter & the 20 verse & I came home at noon it was raining some & rained for about 2 hours not very hard and was cool too. The rest of the folks stayed at home & they all have bad colds too. it is a cloudy dark day. roads are rough."

Mon. Apr 21: " In the morning I got up early & done the chores & then went out to Fort Edward & got some wire fence 100 rods that was Shipped from Schuylerville for me from I. W. Meader 60 rods at 35 per rod & 40 rods at 30 per rod and I got home at noon about & in the afternoon I plowed up on top of the hill in the fallow and it rained some before night awhile and it is a pretty cloudy day it didn't rain much yesterday or last night."

Tues. Apr 22: " In the forenoon I finished plowing up on top of the hill in the fallow & drew of some stone & then went down on or around round hill & fixed up the fence some what & in the afternoon I went down to the lower place along the road & dug some post holes and went up back in the sheep pasture & tore down some old board fence and dug some post holes & Morg Peacraft came along & took Georgia's calf weight 110 # @ 5 per # & it is warmer to day & cleared of warm as summer Hot in the afternoon grass had ought to grow now."

Wed. Apr 23: " In the morning Joe came up & we went at building the new wire fence down along the road on the lower place & we got it all up in good shape before night a little and it is a nice pleasant day some warmer grass looks to be growing now the children have the Whooping cough now Roscoe has it the worst now we built about rods of fence of the 9 strand wire fence. Rods below the barn & rods above."

Thur. Apr 24: " In the morning Joe came up & we went up in the back sheep field & built wire fence between McGeoch & me & we got done it was late noon we built about rods of the 8 strand wire fence & in the afternoon we went over in the back meadow & built wire fence along the woods it was a mean rough place to work but we got about done & it was late too we built about rods of the 8 wire strand and it is a nice day warmer."

Fri. Apr 25: " In the morning after I done the chores I loaded up a small load of potatoes & took them down to Salem 35 bu at 95 per bu. and I bought a new Family carriage & brought it home of Frank Wright for $75 with Thills & pole and I got home about 5 o'clock and it is a pretty cloudy day some cooler. quite a lot of potatoes going to market now."

Sat. Apr 26: " It rained the fore part & latter part of the day & after night Thunder Showers it rained a lot & was warm too and I chored around & drawed 3 load of manure over in the back meadow & finished the lien fence and it is a warm day sheep got fairly washed off I guess. Roscoe has the Whooping cough pretty hard."

Sun. Apr 27: " We didn't go to church any of us so all stayed at home & kept house in the afternoon Mary came down awhile & Roscoe is about sick to day I think he has a cold with the Whooping cough and it is a cloudy & cool west wind & drying day it got colder after the showers last night it rained quite a lot I guess I guess Ruby has the Whooping Cough too. but not near as bad as Roscoe."

Mon. Apr 28: " I drawed manure all day over in the big meadow and fixed some fence around the same field & at night I put the sheep in there and I got 10 loads over on the meadow heavy drawing it is warm or hot it is drying up fast. & Roscoe is about sick the Whooping cough and in the afternoon Georgia took him went down to see the Doctor & got some medicine."

Tues. Apr 29: " In the forenoon I drew manure over in the back meadow got over 5 loads in the afternoon I went up & fixed fence around the sheep field & then I put the cows down in the swamp for the first good feed too & then I went over in the back meadow & burned part of the brush along the woods & Roscoe doesn't feel very well part of the time to-day and it is a nice warm day it got cloudy about night & began raining after dark and it is warm grass is growing fast now."

Wed. Apr 30: " In the forenoon about 10 o'clock I went out to Fort Edward & got my Phosphate 1000 # my wire fence 5 bundles 40 rods in each bundle & 100 # keg of staples & brought it as far as the foot of McEachrons Hill I left of 7 bags of the Phosphate and it was very warm the horses sweat very much & I never got home till after 6 o'clock & Joe Lindsay had a sick Horse & he died and about 7 o'clock a Thunder shower came up & it thundered very loud & rained a lot. It is warm fine growing time children are doing pretty well we think we think the babe has it now."

Thur. May 1: " In the morning I went down to the foot of McEachrons hill & got the Phosphate that I left yesterday & then I went down & fixed fence around the lower swamp ready to turn out the calves or yearlings now and in the afternoon I drawed 2 loads of manure over in the back meadow & it was so wet & soft I quit & went at plowing sod over there it plowed very good but plenty wet & in the afternoon Ruby & Roscoe & Georgia went down to West Hebron & got the mail & it is pretty cloudy the ground is very wet now & it rained a lot yesterday."

Fri. May 2: " In the forenoon I drawed some manure over on the back meadow & then plowed some over there and in the afternoon I plowed over in the same field and it is plenty wet too. nice plowing and it is a nice pleasant day warm grass looks good but don't grow very fast the children are getting along very well cough very badly"

Sat. May 3: " In the forenoon I chored around at one thing and another and put the yearlings down in the lower swamp for good and in the afternoon I went over in the back meadow took a load of manure & plowed till most night then done the chores & drove down to West Hebron & got the mail and it is a pretty cloudy day but warm didn't rain very much but keeps wet no sun to dry off."

Sun. May 4: " We didn't go to church so all stayed at home & the children are feeling pretty well coughing quite hard yet but are getting along nicely we think and it is a pretty cloudy day"

Mon. May 5: " In the forenoon I dragged the corn ground over up on top of the hill in the fallow and done it with all 3 horses and in the afternoon I drew 1 load of manure over on the back meadow & some hay over to the horse barn & then went at marking out the corn ground up on top of the hill in the fallow & got it done one way & it is a nice day cleared off & was some cooler at night but clear."

Tues. May 6: " In the forenoon I finished marking out the corn ground & began planting corn up on top of the hill in the fallow and in the afternoon I planted corn with a planter and it was in grand shape to plant It is a nice pleasant day looked some like rain at night. & did rain some at night I put up some oats."

Wed. May 7: " In the forenoon I planted corn with a planter up on top of the hill in the fallow & the planter played out & in the afternoon I finished planting corn & I had to plant the rest with a hoe and then I put up some oats & then I took the oats down to West Hebron 48 bu at 55 per bu & I took a small grist & I was rather late getting my chores done and it is very windy day but warm it got colder at night wind got in the west."

Thur. May 8: " I drawed manure nearly all day over in the back meadow 9 loads & I burned the brush along the woods and we put the cows down in the cow pasture not very much grass either but our hay is nearly exhausted and it is a nice day only very cool for time of year backward now. The children don't get along very fast."

Fri. May 9: " In the morning Albert came up & worked for me to day all day he plowed over in the back meadow & drew 2 loads over there also & in the forenoon I planted my young apple trees. & then put up the crow twine on the corn in the afternoon I went out to Sandy Hill & took a box of butter prints & contracted it at the Union Grocery Co. store. Mr. Hall is boss I get 20 cash & 21 for all we trade out for 1 year The children don't feel very well Etta Helped Georgia."

Sat. May 10: " It frooze pretty hard last night & was very cold indeed In the forenoon I drew manure over on the back meadow and in the afternoon I drew 1 load of manure & then plowed over in the back meadow & it was a very cold day but pleasant some windy about night Georgia drove down to West Hebron & got the mail and the children don't feel very good cough terribly."

Sun. May 11: " We didn't go to church so we all stayed at home & kept house Roscoe & the baby don't get along very well with the Whooping cough Roscoe seems to have a bad cold too. & about night I took him down to West Hebron to see the Doctor he gave him some medicine and he is stuffed all up & has a fever with it. & it is cold weather for the time of year windy too Drying up fast & in the afternoon Johnnie & Mary came down awhile."

Mon. May 12: " In the forenoon I dragged one end of the back meadow and in the afternoon I marked it out one way and then drawed a load of manure back there & it is a nice day only very cool grass isn't growing any now. appearently."

Tues. May 13: " In the morning Albert came up & we planted potatoes all day about over in the back meadow and I marked out some the other way in the morning & we are putting on Fertilizer & Robert Cuthbert came along & I sold him my wool at 16 per # to be delivered at North Argyle May 24 & it is a nice pleasant day but cool & windy too."

Wed. May 14: " In the morning Albert came up & we planted potatoes all day about over in the back meadow and in the morning I marked out some the other way and it is a nice pleasant day warmer but cold nights the children are doing pretty well we think."

Thur. May 15: " I plowed all day over in the back meadow for potatoes & I took 2 loads of manure and it is a good day to plow quite cool & the ground is getting dry hard plowing in places grass don't seem to grow a bit"

Fri. May 16: " I plowed nearly all day over in the back meadow for potatoes and I took over 2 loads of manure and Will Randles & another man came along & I traded my old wheel rake & Mowing machine for a new rake & mower by paying $45 difference and it is some warmer to day pleasant but cold nights leaves have started & don't come no further for nearly 10 days apple trees are in blossom some of them."

Sat. May 17: " In the morning I went over back & began plowing & had hardly begun till big bang struck a stone & broke my plow in two parts so then had to come to the house & went down to West Hebron & traded the broken one for a new one by giving 9 Dollars only allowing me 1 Dollar for the broken one & I drove on down to Salem & got Georgias soap & chair & and I got home a little after noon & in the afternoon I went over & plowed in the back meadow & got done there all done now the new plow works good. & it is a nice pleasant day warm in day time but cool nights."

Sun. May 18: " We didn't go to church so all stayed at home & kept house and it is a nice day some or quite warm through the day pleasant too & about night Johnnie & Mary came down awhile the children are getting on fairly well Roscoe is not coughing so hard as he was."

Mon. May 19: " In the forenoon I went over in the big meadow & dragged with 3 horses & I got done it came on rain about 11 o'clock I got over it once & came to the house and it rained a little or drizzled till about 4 o'clock & then I took 1 horse & went over in the back meadow & marked out most of the piece one way it was a little wet but not bad dry dirt under the sods & after dinner I cut a few seed potatoes & chored around & it was a warm rain & grass looks nice now but it didn't rain much."

Tues. May 20: " In the morning Albert came up & we planted potatoes over in the back meadow nearly all day in the morning I finished marking out one way on the big piece and then marked out some the other way & we are putting on Fertilizer but it got so windy in the afternoon we quit useing it. It got colder to day after the rain & it is drying up the ground dry as ever about."

Wed. May 21: " Albert & I planted potatoes nearly all day over in the back meadow I finished marking out the big piece and it is some warmer pleasant too but cold nights & rather windy ground is very dusty & dry."

Thur. May 22: " Albert & I planted potatoes all day over in the back meadow and in the morning I marked the corner out both ways and we didn't get quite done all but about of the corner and it is a warm day Hot we could sweat all right to-day it is very dry too at night it looked like rain a little."

Fri. May 23: " In the morning I loaded up what potatoes there were & took them and some Butter out to Sandy Hill Butter at 21 in trade & potatoes 21 bu at 90 per bu. and I got a bbl of Flour & some barrels and I got home about 3 o'clock it was very hot & when I got home I went over in the back meadow & planted the rest of the potatoes all done planting now and it is a pleasant day & hot the first hot day we have had yet & at night it looked like rain & we had a Thunder shower & did rain quite a lot after dark & I took a cow over to Will Crosier's bull."

Sat. May 24: " In the morning after I done the chores I took the wool down to North Argyle 269 # @ 16 per # and Roscoe went along and I took a small grist down to North Argyle & couldn't get it ground so brought it home and then drawed a load of rails over back and in the afternoon I chored around & wasn't feeling very well. & Georgia & the babe & Mrs. Lindsay drove up to Belcher and we had a heavy Thunder shower it rained a lot it is a fine growing time no mistake now. warm & moist. grass is looking good it had gotten very dry before the rain."

Sun. May 25: " We didn't go to church so all stayed at home and kept house the babe is not feeling very well to day the Whooping cough is useing her a little rough Ruby is not much better but Roscoe is some better guess don't cough so much as he did & it is a nice warm day but cloudy everything had ought to grow now."

Mon. May 26: " In the forenoon I piled up manure in the barn yard & scraped it or part of it and in the afternoon I fixed up the yard below the shed & put the hog trough in shape & made a spout to pour swill & put the pigs or shoats out in the yard and chored around and it is a nice day but kept cloudy but warm grass is growing fast now rye is stretching right up nearly all headed out. at night it rained again I churned once."

Tues. May 27: " In the forenoon I chored around churned 2 times and it rained all the time from about 7 o'clock & rained quite smart a grand good steady rain warm too. good grass weather."

Wed. May 28: " In the forenoon I went down to Salem & got the pole for the new wagon & took a grist to West Hebron and when I got home I chored around & it began & rained part of the time and it is a wet time & cold rain too I brought the horses in at night. grass Rye & Oats look nice now"

Thur. May 29: " In the forenoon I chored around & threw some wood into the wood shed and in the afternoon I went up to Oscar Chapmans & put up some wire fence up above Belcher 13 rods & had the posts to put in & braces all to make also and it is a cool day but was fair most of the day cool wind."

Fri. May 30: " In the forenoon I took the Butter out to Sandy Hill 72 # and got home a little after noon and when I got dinner I went up on top of the hill & took the Twine of the corn and chored around & threw some wood into the wood shed. and it is a cool day pretty cloudy too it rained some in the morning."

Sat. May 31: " I took the weeder & went through the corn both ways up on top of the hill in the fallow & it took nearly all day and it is a nice pleasant day cleared off some warmer too it is drying off very fast. The babe has the Whooping cough hard yet but Ruby & Roscue are some better."

Sun. Jun 1: " We didn't any of us go to church so stayed at home and before dinner Georgia, Ruby & Roscoe went or drove down to the Cemetary at Argyle & I stayed at home & kept the babe and it is a nice day warm quite warm some windy but a warm wind"

Mon. Jun 2: " I worked on the road all day & took the team & it is a nice day very warm nice time for grass oats & rye and it rained a little shower at night quite a shower and we went over all the road but broke the road scraper after noon awhile and Johnnie came down & borrowed my Hay rack & wagon & it is a fine growing time."

Tues. Jun 3: " In the forenoon I fixed some fence around the cow pasture and planted in some corn and in the afternoon I took the old rake down to West Hebron & got a new Osborne Rake by paying $15 difference rode the old one down & the new one home & it is a nice pleasant day warm hot Thunder showers went around & at night we had a nice rain here. & at night I drove a cow over to the bull at Crosiers."

Wed. Jun 4: " In the forenoon I piled wood in the wood shed & chored around & Morg Peacraft came along & looked at my lambs & we didn't make a trade he offered me $3 each & I wanted $3 a piece and Johnnie Huggins came down & got my Scott Stretcher & in the afternoon I went up & helped him to put up some wire fence and it came on rain before we got done & I got home about 5 o'clock and it got colder and it is a fine growing time grass is growing fast. Early pieces of rye have got its growth & is in blow.

Thur. Jun 5: " In the forenoon I drawed the Hog manure up in the orchard around the apple trees & cleaned out the Hog yard & drawed 2 loads from the barn yard and in the afternoon I fixed fence down around the cow pasture and other places & threw some wood into the wood shed and it is a nice day warm & pleasant. & I burned the brush over cross from the barn below the woods."

Fri. Jun 6: " In the forenoon I piled wood in the wood shed & trimmed some of the apple trees and in the afternoon I finished the apple trees & put some wood into the wood shed and Georgia drove down to West Hebron & got the mail and it is a nice pleasant day warm fine growing time rather cool nights."

Sat. Jun 7: " In the morning I took the Butter out to Sandy Hill 56 # and I got home a little after noon and it rained some & in the afternoon I put some wood in the wood shed and cut some old rails at the hog pen & it is a cloudy day rained a little most of the day after 9 o'clock not hard."

Sun. Jun 8: " We didn't go to church so all stayed at home & kept house and it is a cloudy & rainy day but cleared off before night a little sun shone & it is a moist time but for all none to much. cool for corn"

Mon. Jun 9: " In the forenoon I put some wood in the wood shed and cut some blue thisle plants up on top of the big Side Hill and in the afternoon I fixed some fence & went up in the back woods & cut some end posts for wire fence & took the bark off. & it is a nice day Some warm but cool nights This is my birthday I am 40 years old & in good health. it don't seem possible that I am that age. I churned 2 times"

Tues. Jun 10: " In the forenoon I went through the corn one way with the weeder up on top of the hill in the upper fallow and got done about 11 o' clock and then chored around & after dinner Roscoe & I went down to West Hebron & got the new mowing machine & brought it home and got 3 shoes sat and it rained some when I got home I churned & chored around and it is a pretty cloudy day rained part of the afternoon but not much. cool wind."

Wed. Jun 11: " In the forenoon I cultivated potatoes over in the back meadow one way and in the afternoon I chored around piled up some manure in the barn yard & drove the new 2 seated wagon down to West Hebron Ruby & Roscoe went too & got Orrie Eva & Mary Jane they are going to stay a few days & help Georgia to clean house. & it is a nice cool day some pleasant but got cloudy & looked like rain at night."

Thur. Jun 12: " In the morning I had to take 2 cows over to Will Crosiers to bull & then Georgia & I went out to Fort Edward & done some trading buying carpets for Hall & Parlor & in the afternoon after we got home I went down & got the sheep & tared the old sheep & took them up in the back & woods pasture. & it is a warm day but cloudy & windy sultry where the wind didn't blow. Orrie & Mary Jane kept the babe & children."

Fri. Jun 13: " In the forenoon I piled some wood in the shed & chored around it rained some now & then & washed the Pony Harness & in the afternoon I finished piling the wood I got it nearly all in the shed and chored around went over in the big field & cut some blue thisle plants. & it rained some it is a cloudy day it rained a lot last night."

Sat. Jun 14: " In the morning I got up early & done the chores & then took the Butter out to Sandy Hill 56 # @ 20 per # and done some trading and got the carpet at the Fort and got home about noon & it was hot too & in the afternoon Roscoe & I went to church and heard a sermon by Mr. Douthett of Shushan & then we went down to West Hebron & got the mail and it is a very warm day some cloudy corn had ought to grow now & is I guess."

Sun. Jun 15: " Georgia & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and it was Sacrament sabbath and Orrie, Eva, Mary Jane, Ruby & Roscoe stayed at home with the babe & they made some ice cream & it is a very warm day rather cloudy & looked like rain sultry it rained last night."

Mon. Jun 16: " I cultivated potatoes nearly all day over in the back meadow or till about 4 o'clock it came on rain then in the forenoon 1 Thunder Shower went North & 1 went South and it is a fine growing time warm very sultry Hot cultivating & plenty moist also it rained quite a rain about night I churned 3 times to-day."

Tues. Jun 17: " I cultivated potatoes all day about over in the back meadow or till about 5 o'clock Morg Peacraft came along & I sold him my lambs 40. 20 at $3.50 a head & 20 for $3.00 and he took 8 of them away. and it is a nice day some cooler to day windy nice day to cultivate."

Wed. Jun 18: " I finished cultivating the potatoes both ways over in the back meadow & then began cultivating the corn up on top of the hill in the fallow and it is a nice pleasant day some warmer to day . In the morning Georgia took Orrie & Eva down home to West Hebron Mary Jane stayed."

Thur. Jun 19: " I cultivated corn all day up on top of the hill in the fallow & got done one way & begun the other and I am about sick with the headache & it rained a little nearly all forenoon but I kept at work and about night Georgia went down to West Hebron & got Orrie & Eva again it cleared off warm."

Fri. Jun 20: " In the morning Joe came up & we both hoed corn all day up on top of the hill just began hoeing corn it looks very good for the cool weather we have had and it is a nice pleasant day quite warm. at night Ruby & Roscoe & I took Mary Jane, Orrie & Eva down home at West Hebron & got the mail we took the good wagon."

Sat. Jun 21: " In the morning after I done the chores I took the Butter out to Sandy Hill 56 # at 20 per # & got home about noon and it was wet no mistake it rained nearly all the time I was gone & rained nearly all day in the afternoon I sat around the house churned twice & chored around & it is cooler at night & cleared off at night it is a fine rain. my clover is getting down & rye is getting twinkled."

Sun. Jun 22: " Georgia went to church & heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and Carrie Lindsay went with her & they stayed for Sabbath school & I stayed at home with the children and it is a nice day some windy & pleasant cool at night."

Mon. Jun 23: " In the forenoon I hoed & cultivated corn up on top of the hill in the fallow and in the afternoon Joe came up & we both hoed corn up in the same field & it is a nice day only cool & rather cloudy too quite cool at night."

Tues. Jun 24: " In the forenoon I hoed & cultivated corn up on top of the hill in the fallow & in the afternoon I got out the old mowing machine & cut the grass or clover in the little orchard back of the barn and it is green & very good too. and it rained a sprinkle now & then through the day showers went around & it is cold & windy wind in the west cold nights bad cold hay weather."
Wed. Jun 25: " In the forenoon I hoed & finished cultivating corn up on top of the hill in the fallow and in the afternoon I finished hoeing corn & then raked the hay or grass it was green in the little orchard back of the barn & after I milked Joe came up & we bunched up a little of it. and it is a nice pleasant day warm & a very good hay day and it looked like rain at night."

Thur. Jun 26: " In the forenoon it rained quite a lot & we had a big rain again & I churned twice & chored around & went over & put some ashes on the potatoes in the back meadow & in the afternoon I began shoveling out potatoes in the back meadow. Potatoes are looking very good I think & it is a cloudy day got cold & windy."

Fri. Jun 27: " In the forenoon I shoveled out some potatoes both ways over in the back meadow & began Hilling potatoes and in the afternoon Joe came up & we both Hilled potatoes over in the back meadow and it is a pretty cloudy day cool for time of year too. In the afternoon Georgia & Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got the mail."

Sat. Jun 28: " In the forenoon Joe & I hilled potatoes over in the back meadow till 10 o'clock & then came over & turned over the hay & opened out the bunches & in the afternoon we went at drawing it in & we got in 5 loads & the assessor was around to day & Georgia & the children went down to West Hebron & got the mail & it is a nice pleasant day fair Hay day some cloudy & windy too."

Sun. Jun 29: " Georgia & Winnie went to church & they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & they came home at noon and it is a pretty cloudy day rained again Hay got wet again and I stayed at home with the children. & it rained all afternoon & quite hard too. wet time no mistake"

Mon. Jun 30: " In the morning after I done the chores I took the Butter out to Sandy Hill 56 # at 20 per # and Roscoe went with me & we got home about 1 o'clock and after dinner I went at shoveling out potatoes one way in the back meadow wet too & about 5 o'clock it came on rain again & rained till after night right along too my hay stays out yet some of it cool weather pleasant part of the forenoon."

Tues. Jul 1: " In the forenoon I chored around & cut & pulled some blue thisle here & there & fixed some fence and it cleared of & in the afternoon I took a grist down to West Hebron & had to leave it and Roscoe went with me and Georgia, Ruby & the baby went up to Johnnies and it is a nice pleasant afternoon & got warmer & opened out my hay again"

Wed. Jul 2: " In the forenoon I went over in the back meadow & shoveled out potatoes till 10 o'clock & then came to the house & went down to Wm. McAuleys funeral & Georgia & the children all went down to Orries to West Hebron & stayed all day and when I came back from the funeral I turned the hay and then went over back & hilled potatoes awhile & then came over & drawed in the hay 3 loads myself and it is a beautiful day clear & warm too 1 good hay day."

Thur. Jul 3: " In the morning I took some oats down to West Hebron and got a grist that I had down there and got Maud shawd and it rained just like a shower a good long time it rained the most of any time yet but it let up about the middle of the afternoon and is warm too. bad time for getting work along. potatoes and oats are doing nicely. In the afternoon I chored around & sat around the house painted some chairs."

Fri. Jul 4: " In the forenoon I took a box of Butter out to Sandy Hill 56 # @ 21 per # and done some trading & got home about noon & in the afternoon I took the team over & helped Joe to get up his hay we both brought over a load of hay & got it all raked & bunched and it is a very Hot day this had ought to make corn grow very wet yet."

Sat. Jul 5: " In the forenoon Joe & I hilled potatoes over in the back meadow till 10 o'clock it cleared off then & Joe went at his hay & I shoveled out the rest of the potatoes one way & in the afternoon I took the team & went over & helped Joe to get the rest of his hay & we got it all over I drew 2 loads & Joe 1 and it is a fine hay day after 10 o'clock it looked wet in the fore part of the day and it is hot enough for corn now"

Sun. Jul 6: " We didn't go to church so all stayed at home & kept house and it is a very warm day good corn weather some cloudy but fair weather it looks like now."

Mon. Jul 7: " Joe & I hilled potatoes all day over in the back meadow and it is a pretty cloudy day looked like rain nice day for our work"

Tues. Jul 8: " William John Anderson came up & helped Joe & I to Hill potatoes over in the back meadow and we hilled all day & it is a nice day warm good hay day to day."

Wed. Jul 9: " In the forenoon John, Joe & I hilled potatoes over in the back meadow & we got done hilling and in the afternoon John & Joe went up & hoed at Joes corn and I mowed some clover down in the meadow orchard with machine the flat and at night it began & rained a lot too. and it is a nice day warm too."

Thur. Jul 10: " In the forenoon I took a small grist down to West Hebron & John rode down with us Roscoe went too I got the big horse shawd. and in the afternoon I went up & helped Joe to hoe corn and at night I took sick & was sick all night bowel trouble"

Fri. Jul 11: " In the morning I was sick a bed up & down through the night with Dysentary & Joe drove down & got William John & he helped Joe to Hoe till about 5 o'clock & then Joe & John turned over some of my hay in the meadow orchard & I didn't do any thing all day was in bed till noon Dr. Irwin drove over by this way & we stopped him when he came back. & he gave me some medicine I am some better at night I took a dose of Caster oil in the morning & I guess that helped me. nice pleasant day good hay day clear Winnie helped Georgia & she done the most of the milking I guess."

Sat. Jul 12: " In the forenoon John went up & helped Joe to Hoe his corn & then got done and I was out around went over to see my potatoes some bugs on them and in the afternoon Joe & John drawed in my hay in the meadow orchard 5 big loads I tramped the loads & helped some and it was in good shape & I am feeling better am able to do my chores again "Thank God"

John milked in the morning"

Sun. Jul 13: " We all went to church babe and all & went in the new surrey and heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was in the Psalms and we came home at noon there is to be no preaching for 2 sabbaths and it is a nice pleasant day warm & a good hay day."

Mon. Jul 14: " In the morning I got up early & went over in the back meadow & put on Paris Green on the potatoes & John milked for me and in the forenoon John cultivated corn up on top of the hill in the fallow and I mowed the grass on the side hill back of the barn & began mowing clover down in the meadow orchard & in the afternoon I finished mowing in the orchard & Anderson cultivated corn awhile & then got one of Joes Horses & Dan & went at raking the hay on the side hill & I went at bunching & about 5 o'clock Joe came down & helped us to draw in 3 loads & it is a nice pleasant & Hot day grand hay day at night we had a shower."

Tues. Jul 15: " In the forenoon I took the Butter out to Sandy Hill 56 # at 20 per # and John cultivated corn up on top of the hill in the fallow and I got home about noon & they was a big Thunder shower just as I got home and we had a nother shower or two & is a wet time no mistake & John went home in the afternoon I chored around."

Wed. Jul 16: " In the forenoon Joe & John went at cutting rye & cut all forenoon & in the morning I put on paris green and then I went at cultivating corn up in the fallow and in the afternoon We all turned the hay down in the meadow & up on the side hill & I finished cultivating corn & they cut a little rye & then we drawed in the hay on the side hill 2 loads & raked the hay in the meadow & bunched up the most of it. & it is a nice cool day clear & windy cool for the time of year at night it looked like fair weather."

Thur. Jul 17: " In the forenoon Joe & John cut rye in the field cross from the barn & got done there & then went at cutting up on top of the Hill back of the barn & I bound rye a while & then went at mowing grass down in the field above the lower house and in the afternoon we all went at drawing in the hay in the meadow orchard & got in 1 load & it rained a little to spoil our fun & then we went at binding & setting up rye & it came on rain so we had to quit. & I chored around it didn't rain very much pretty cloudy day not very good hay day weather."

Fri. Jul 18: " In the forenoon Joe & John finished cradleing rye up on top of the hill all done & then bound rye till noon & I mowed hay down in the field above the lower house & bound rye awhile & after noon I finished mowing in that piece & the men bound rye & then we went at drawing in the hay in the meadow orchard & got it all in 5 loads it wasn't in very good shape. & it is a pretty cloudy day but didn't rain poor Hay weather."

Sat. Jul 19: " In the forenoon we all bound & sat up rye & we got done in the field cross from the barn & went up on the hill back of the barn & went at binding rye & in the afternoon John went home & Joe & I finished binding & sat the rye up got done about 4 o'clock & it rained and we were wet to the hide about & it is a cloudy day rained quite a lot before milking I went down & brought up Orrie, Eva & Jennie & Elsie Matteson & got the mail."

Sun. Jul 20: " There was no preaching at our church so we all stayed at home & kept house and it rained a lot I rained all day steady about & very hard by times and it is a wet time no mistake not very cold."

Mon. Jul 21: " In the forenoon I took the butter out to Sandy Hill 56 # 20 per # and done some trading and I got home about 3 o'clock and it is a cloudy day sun showed it self once or twice after I got home I churned twice & chored around and it rained before night some and it is a terrible time for haying. Hay down all along out to the Fort."

Tues. Jul 22: " In the forenoon I chored around at one thing and another Morg came got 7 lambs at $3.50 each he only paid me 22.00 & in the afternoon I chored around & raked up the hay down in the field above the lower House it wasn't very dry & is very heavy grass and after supper Georgia & Orrie & all the children went down to Argyle to the Cemetary drove the good wagon &

2 horses & it is a pretty nice day rather cloudy"

Wed. Jul 23: " In the morning I chored around till about 10 o'clock I went out after a load of Hay Joe helped & Winnie was there to help us to load & we worked at the hay till night we got in 9 loads from the field above the lower house about 3 loads left out it was big Hay no mistake we put 8 loads in the horse barn with the horse fork & broke 2 pulleys and it is a good hay day looks like good weather now. but can't tell."

Thur. Jul 24: " In the forenoon Joe & I drawed in rye in the field cross from the barn got it mostly in 3 jags left out & after dinner we had a Heavy Thunder Shower it rained a lot the most water fell at any rain water is lying in our potato field water is high now. it washed bad South of us

a little & hailed terrible destroyed the crops nearly around the big lake and it is a terrible time for Harvesting I never saw the likes of it."

Fri. Jul 25: " In the forenoon I mowed the lower part of the big side hill and Joe didn't work and in the afternoon Joe & I opened the hay out in the field above Joes & reset the rye in long bunches & it is a cloudy day it rained a little sprinkle & we cut some brush & weeds along the fences & I churned. bad hay weather."

Sat. Jul 26: " In the forenoon Joe & I cut weeds around the fences and in the afternoon we went at the hay Joe turned the hay in the field above his house & I raked the hay up on the big side hill & then we went at drawing it in & Winnie helped us & we got it all in from the big side hill 5 loads & we put 3 in the Horse barn & it cleared off about noon & we had a good hay afternoon sunshine the hay is out in the field above Joes about 3 loads."

Sun. Jul 27: " It is raining again & rained all forenoon & very hard most of the time the hay will get soaked again & there was no preaching at out church & we didn't got to any other church & it is a dark cloudy day cloudy in the afternoon but didn't rain very much."

Mon. Jul 28: " In the forenoon I mowed the upper part of the big side hill or the most of it & Joe shook out the hay in the lower piece above his house and spliced the rope and we wrung 2 of the shoats & onloaded a load of hay & in the afternoon we turned the hay in the lower field & then I raked it up & we drawed it in Winnie helped us to load & onload 3 loads of it and then we raked & bunched the hay that I mowed & drawed in 1 load & it is a very warm day cloudy in the forenoon but cleared off in the afternoon & was a good time for drying Hay. one sow had 5 pigs all alive."

Tues. Jul 29: " In the forenoon I mowed the piece up in the big side hill in the North West Corner & it rained a little but cleared off & we had a good afternoon and about 11 o'clock Joe came up & Winnie did to & we took in a load of Hay from up in the same field & in the afternoon we drawed in the rest of the rye & 3 loads of Hay from the side Hill & then raked & bunched the hay that I mowed in the forenoon & it is a nice day pretty good hay day & Hot too."

Wed. Jul 30: " In the forenoon I mowed the rest of the big side Hill North East part and about 11 o'clock Joe & Winnie came down & helped me to put on a load & in the afternoon we drawed the rest that I had cut 3 loads & 1 that I mowed to day & then we raked & bunched the rest of the hay in the big side Hill and it is a nice Hay day sun shine all day grand hay day. The second sow had 11 Pigs all alive."

Thur. Jul 31: " In the forenoon I mowed the Hay up in the long field & it was a big crop Timothy & clover big too & about noon Winnie & I put on a load up in the other field & Joe came then & in the afternoon we drawed in the rest of it 4 loads and then Winnie raked the Hay in the long field & Joe & I bunched it up the bunches were thick no mistake & after the end of rain it came of nice & was a grand time for Hay sun Heat & some wind This finishes me up for mowing hay for myself."

Fri. Aug 1: " In the morning I chored around churned 2 times & about 10 o'clock I opened out some Hay & brought in a load before noon from the long field and in the afternoon we got in 3 more load & then a shower came up & it rained quite a lot till night not very hard and it is a hot day rained some we have over half of the field out yet."

Sat. Aug 2: " In the forenoon I took the Butter out to Sandy Hill at 20 & done some trading and got home about noon & Joe had some hay opened out & we went at it after dinner & got it all in 6 loads it was damp but in pretty good shape & we have got nearly done Haying and it was pretty cloudy day sun came out hot by times and it rained little showers around I have got my hay all in for now that I am going to cut."

Sun. Aug 3: " Ruby, Roscoe & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. John Reid of Vermont & his text was in Matthew and we came home at noon & Georgia & the babe stayed at home and it is a nice pleasant day clear & Hot good hay day to day."

Mon. Aug 4: " In the forenoon Joe mowed some of his Hay with my Machine up to McMillens & I went up & mowed some by hand and then I went at raking the rye tailings cross from the barn & in the afternoon about 3 o'clock I went up & took my team & wagon & helped Joe to get in his hay we got in the most of it and it cleared off about noon & was hot & a good time to dry hay,"

Tues. Aug 5: " In the forenoon Joe came up & we drawed in the rest of my rye from up on top of the hill and got it all in 5 loads & the load of tailings from the field by the barn we put them in a stack out doors for the pigs & in the afternoon we went up & put in the rest of the hay for Joe & then I came home & raked the rye tailings up on top of the hill & drawed it down to the hog pen for the hogs & pigs & it is a grand hay day warm & clear. at night I went down to the school House to the school meeting. David Moore for Trustee, Myself for Clerk, Dake Gilchrist for Clerk & Treasurer and there wasn't hardly any one there."

Wed. Aug 6: " In the forenoon I took the Butter out to Sandy Hill 56 # at 21 in trade got 2 bbls and got home about noon & it rained some and in the afternoon I chored around & it was cloudy & a Thunder Shower came up & the wind blew terribly it knocked down the oats badly cleared off at night warm day some cooler at night."

Thur. Aug 7: " In the morning Joe came up & we went at cutting oats down in the lower fallow & we cut all day we had to mow some they were down in places & hard cradling big straw as I ever cut. and it is a nice cool day after the wind storm."

Fri. Aug 8: " I chored around & threshed some rye & cleaned it up about 6 bu & it was wet & threshed hard got enough for a small grist it is a cloudy & rainy day rained every once in a while but cleared off in the afternoon."

Sat. Aug 9: " In the forenoon I took a grist down to West Hebron & got it home with me & got the mail Roscoe went too. and in the afternoon I cut some weeds & chored around it is a very good hay day Hot too. pretty good day to cure oats & in the afternoon"

Sun. Aug 10: " We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was Exodus 34 chapter & the first clause of the 35 verse Winnie went with us & we came home at noon and it is a nice day clear part of the day but got cloudy in the afternoon & looked like rain and did rain before night."

Mon. Aug 11: " In the forenoon Albert helped me & we went up to the woods & got some corner posts and chored around & in the afternoon we dug post holes & sat posts till the rain came on & about 4 o'clock we had a very heavy Thunder & wind & rain storm the rain came in torrents it washed in places terribly the heaviest we have had water running every where about it was terrible hot before the shower it cleared off about sun down & looked like fair weather."

Tues. Aug 12: " In the forenoon Joe & I cradled or mowed oats with the cradles down on the side hill in the fallow & Albert mowed some oats with scythe & then he bound oats till noon & in the afternoon we all went down in the lower fallow & turned some oats & then Joe & I finished cutting the oats on the side hill all done cutting oats now & Albert sat up the oats that he bound in bunches & then we went at drawing in oats in the lower fallow & we got in 3 loads big straw & another raked up and it is a grand hay day but cool air heavy north west wind & sunny or clear it dried the oats out fast."

Wed. Aug 13: " In the forenoon Albert, Joe & I bound oats awhile on the side hill in the first fallow & then we went at drawing in oats raking down in the lower fallow & in the afternoon we finished drawing them in and sat up what we had bound and it is a very good day for drying oats not very hot but pleasant & clear."

Thur. Aug 14: " In the forenoon Albert & I finished binding the oats on the side hill in the upper fallow they were very heavy and we drawed in 1 load before noon & in the afternoon Joe helped us to draw them in & we got them all in about 4 o'clock and I am all done harvesting but very few done around here I don't know of one who is but me & there is a lot of haying to be done around here. & it is a nice pleasant day."

Fri. Aug 15: " In the forenoon I took the Butter out to Sandy Hill 56 # at 20 per # & done some trading & bought 50 bbls and I got home about 1 o'clock and it is a nice day rained shower about 3 o'clock enough to stop drawing in oats and in the afternoon I chored around at one thing & another got the wagon & rack ready to go after a load of barrels and it got very cold after the shower wind in the north."

Sat. Aug 16: " In the morning I got up early & went out to Sandy Hill & got a small load of barrels some heads & liners and came back to Fort Edward & got my barrels there 53 at 25 each and heads at 4 and I got home about 1 o'clock and then I cleaned out some of the barrels & chored around and it sprinkled a little here squirts of rain went around in the afternoon and it is a cool day for the time of year potatoes are rusting in places to wet & it is cold for corn nice for grass & fall feed at night Georgia went down to West Hebron & got the mail & Orrie & Eva came home with her."

Sun. Aug 17: " We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McKenzie and his text was in 2nd Peter and we came home at noon and in the morning I drove a cow over the Will Crosiers to bull and had quite a time and it is a nice day only cold for the time of year some cloudy."

Mon. Aug 18: " In the forenoon I went down & worked at the wire fence & it came on rain & I went at Cleaning out barrels & then went down & put the yearlings on round hill with the sheep and chored around & in the afternoon I went up to Theodore Gilchrists & borrowed 4 bu of rye & went or began boiling apples & rye for the pigs and Mack Shields came over & borrowed a coil of my wire fence 40 rods of 8 strand and I worked awhile at putting up the wire fence down between the lower place & the meadow orchard & it is a poor Hay day cloudy & rained now & then cool too.

Tues. Aug 19: " In the morning Roscoe & I took the Butter out to Sandy Hill 56 # at 20 and done some trading & got 3 bbls and we got home about 2 o'clock & then I chored around finished putting up the wire fence down in the meadow orchard and cut some weeds and it is a nother poor Hay day rained now & then the fore part of the day. but cleared off about 4 o'clock & looked like fair weather Joe helped me awhile with the fence. cool for the time of year."

Wed. Aug 20: " In the morning I chored around & we got ready & made some ice cream for the picnic & all went down to the "Oaks" to the Town Picnic and stayed till night and one of Joes girls went with us and we all had a good time & their was a crowd there. & it is a nice pleasant day & warm to but not hot."

Thur. Aug 21: " In the morning it rained & we had 2 showers Thunder showers before noon it rained now & then all forenoon & Georgia took Orrie & Eva down to West Hebron & got the mail and in the afternoon I drew some rails to different places from up along the walnut trees we intend to put up a wire fence there & it cleared off but is cool very cold for the time of year. bad Hay day."

Fri. Aug 22: " In the forenoon I cut & sawed some old rails by the wood shed & chored around and in the afternoon we all went to the Hebron Town picnic down in James McClellans woods & their was quite a lot there and I drove down to West Hebron & got the mail and it is a nice day pretty good day pretty good Hay day folks are drawing in oats to day and it is some cloudy but cold nights potatoes are rusting quite badly in places."

Sat. Aug 23: " In the forenoon I chored around cut some weeds & sawed some old wood and in the afternoon I picked some apples & boiled a Kettle of feed & cut some brush and churned etc. and it is a nice day cool & some cloudy folks are drawing in oats to day the grass was wet at noon & it rained last night in the night. very cold for August."

Sun. Aug 24: " Ruby, Roscoe & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron & his text was in the Psalms the 107 & I think the 21 & 22 verses and we came home at noon and Georgia & the babe stayed at home & kept house and it is a nice pleasant day clear but cool air good Hay day to-day."

Mon. Aug 25: " In the forenoon I chored around cut some weeds & brush & chored around & in the afternoon Georgia & I went down to Argyle to Aunt Nancy Tilfords funeral she was burried or the funeral services were held at the Argyle U. P. church and when we got home I chored around and it is a good hay day but cool for the time of year. My potatoes are dying quite fast most every bodys are turning black seems as mine are going the fastest soon will be all dead the rurals are the worst I think."

Tues. Aug 26: " Albert came up in the morning & he & I dug post Holes & sat posts nearly all day about night we sorted the sheep & lambs we weaned the lambs 29 altogether we threw out 4 old sheep to kill and it is a nice pleasant day warmer but cool air nice Hay weather."

Wed. Aug 27: " In the morning I took the Butter out to Sandy Hill at 21 in trade and done some trading & got 2 bbls and I got home about noon & in the afternoon I made 3 cattle pokes or Joe helped me & we put them on 3 of the yearlings that got out and I chored around went over & got some potatoes & looked mine over the Rurals are nearly dead stalks are green but leaves nearly dead and the grubs are eating them & they are rotten some also. It is a fine day quite Hot & clear nice hay day."

Thur. Aug 28: " In the morning Joe came up & we went at the fence around the field cross from the barn we reset 1 post & put in the braces & sat the small posts & got some of the wire up & some stretched and it is a nice pleasant day warm & clear grand Hay weather after we are all done and Albert took my team & went over to Joes old place & got some posts for me and it is good corn weather but bad for potatoes they are wilting right down the tops."

Fri. Aug 29: " In the forenoon Joe came up & we got the rest of the wire fence up & stretched and in the afternoon I drew the rails in a pile & then I began plowing for rye (terrible Hot) down in the first fallow on the side hill and about night Georgia & the children drove down to West Hebron & got the mail. very hot & clear getting dusty the first time this summer they are having a grand time for the Cambridge Fair."

Sat. Aug 30: " In the forenoon I drew manure up on top of the meadow above the House 5 loads hard drawing & Hot. & in the afternoon I made some Hog fence & chored around & went down in the fallow & plowed a little & broke the shoe of the plow & had to quit. it is a very hot day good corn weather."

Sun. Aug 31: " Roscoe & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was in Exodus I think the 23 chapter & the 40 verse and we came home at noon & Georgia & Ruby stayed at home with the babe and it is a nother hot day clear & pleasant very hot we have had 3 hot days the hottest this summer."

Mon. Sept 1: " In the morning I cut some brush around the lower fallow and then got ready & went out to Sandy Hill fair grounds to Labor Day it was a big thing & not much to see but people an offle crowd and I got home about 6 o'clock and it is a very warm day some cloudy & rained a little before I got home not much It is very dusty for once this summer."

Tues. Sept 2: " In the morning I took 2 Horses down to the shop to get shawd at West Hebron and got home about 10 o'clock and then drawed 2 loads of manure up on top of the hill in the meadow and in the afternoon I drew manure up in the same field 5 loads and it is a nice pleasant day warm but some cooler west wind blew nearly all day it rained some last night showers went around I think."

Wed. Sept 3: " In the forenoon I took the Butter out to Sandy Hill 56 # @ 20 & got home about noon & then I went over to Geo. McNeils & got the rye thresher and in the afternoon I drew up 3 loads of manure up on top of the hill in the meadow and boiled a Kettle of feed and it is a nice pleasant day warm or hot good corn day."

Thur. Sept 4: " In the morning it looked like rain & did a little & Will T. McNeil came here with his Thresh Machine to thresh my grain & we got at work about 10 o'clock & threshed oats all the rest of the day & only got 82 bu the bundles were very damp & such long straw it was slow getting along. Mr. James White, Joe & Albert helped me they all went home at night and it cleared off & was quite cool."

Fri. Sept 5: " The threshers threshed oats all day and got done all I am going to have done now the scaffolds are full with bound oats and we got them all out of the mow 80 bu in the forenoon & 96 bu in the afternoon same help to day as yesterday only Joe went & left us in the afternoon. it is a nice pleasant day some warm but cold nights. Help all went home at night about night Georgia went down to West Hebron & got the mail & some meat & came back by Johnnies to see if we could get some more help. George agreed to come & Bob Sloan if we wanted him We had 258 bu of oats & think there is about 40 bu more to thresh Joe got about 15 tailings of from 7 acres they would turn out about 45 bu to the acre they weigh about 36 # to the bu heavy oats."

Sat. Sept 6: " In the morning I went up & got Robt Sloan at Mr. Hiram Reynolds Johnnies man & Mary came down & Albert & Mr. White helped us & the threshers sat up the rye thresher threshed rye all day & didn't get quite done rye seems to turn out good straw is damp & mouldy straw is rotten in places & badly colored some of it Help all went home at night Albert & Rob Sloan drove my horse down to West Hebron at night & got the mail."

Sun. Sept 7: " It rained a lot last night & until about 9 o'clock nice rain & cool too. We didn't go to church any of us so all stayed at home & kept house. I had a spring pig die last night. ruptured I guess was the trouble & buried it to day. It cleared off about noon."

Mon. Sept 8: " In the morning Joe & Albert & James White & Johnnie came to help me finish threshing & we got done in the forenoon & in the afternoon Joe cut weeds for me & I mowed the second crop of Hay or grass in the orchard back of the barn it was pretty good and then I burned the brush around the lower fallow and it is a nice pleasant day good Hay day warmer."

Tues. Sept 9: " In the forenoon I plowed for rye down in the lower fallow & it plows quite hard terribly windy blew of a lot of apples and in the afternoon it began raining about 1o'clock & rained some all afternoon about & about night it rained hard. I cleaned up rye Georgia helped awhile & I got 62 bu and it is a nice rain not very cold either."

Wed. Sept 10: " In the forenoon I plowed for rye down in the lower fallow and in the afternoon Joe plowed in the same field & I drew over the rye & put it in the bin & churned & chored around & picked some apples of the trees that hung over in the field above Joes & fixed the fence around the field above Joes (the clover) so I could put the cows in there nights and it is a nice day after a fine rain it plows nice now. I put the cows in the clover at night."

Thur. Sept 11: " In the morning I got up early or we all did & got ready & went out to the County Fair Carrie & Ethel went with us & we left the babe with Mrs. Lindsay and we had a good day & a good time got home before dark and Joe had raked & bunched up the hay and it is a nice warm day. There was a big crowd at the Fair."

Fri. Sept 12: " In the forenoon I plowed all I could with the land plow & drew of some stone down in the lower fallow & in the afternoon I chored around & picked some Fall apples & am about sick with Dysentary a bowel complaint and it is a nice day clear & warm too."

Sat. Sept 13: " It rained nearly all forenoon and I sat around the house & went to bed I am about sick In the afternoon I felt some better & Albert came up & we picked some Fall Apples & it rained part of the time & we packed them and got 7 barrels packed & a few more picked & it was nasty & wet in the trees."

Sun. Sept 14: " We all stayed at home or didn't go to church long toward night Georgia & Roscoe drove down to West Hebron. Georgia went to see the Doctor she has the hives very bad and Ruby & I kept the babe & it is a nice pleasant day warm but cool nights."

Mon. Sept 15: " In the morning Albert came up & we picked over 3 barrels of apples & packed & headed them & then loaded up the load 11 bbls & a grist & I took them down to Salem to be shipped on a car for Philadelphia & I started about 10 o'clock & Albert cut brush one place & a nother the rest of the day & I got home about 4 o'clock & then went down & finished plowing in the lower fallow. I got my shoe for the side Hill plow & it is a nice pleasant day cool nights Frost last night but not enough to do any harm here Roscoe didn't go to school He has a touch of the Dysentary."

Tues. Sept 16: " In the forenoon Joe sowed the lower Fallow to rye & then opened out the hay in the barn orchard & I dragged in the rye & Albert began to dig potatoes over in the back meadow very light. and in the afternoon we all drawed in the Hay 4 loads & then Joe & Albert Dug potatoes over in the back meadow & I rolled the rye in the lower Fallow and it is a nice pleasant day warmer. Roscoe is some better but hasn't been sick but didn't go to school to-day."

Wed. Sept 17: " In the forenoon I plowed down on the side hill in the upper fallow & Joe & Albert dug potatoes over in the back meadow & in the afternoon I plowed some on the side Hill in the same field and about 4 o'clock I took the big wagon & we all picked up nearly a load of potatoes & put them in the cellar and Joe & Albert onloaded them & I done the chores & it is a nice pleasant day warmer got most done plowing."

Thur. Sept 18: " In the forenoon Joe sowed the rye down on the side Hill in upper fallow & then went over & helped Albert to dig potatoes & I finished the plowing & then dragged till noon & I went over in time to get a load of potatoes light crop and in the afternoon I finished dragging in the rye & rolled it also & then took the wagon & helped Joe & Albert to pick them up & they onloaded & I done the chores. Roscoe is better finished plowing & sowing rye."

Fri. Sept 19: " In the forenoon I took some butter out to Sandy Hill 104 # at 23 and Joe & Albert began cutting corn up on top of the Hill in the fallow and in the afternoon we all dug potatoes over in the back meadow & got a load and it is a pretty cloudy day it rained a little once or twice. potatoes are a little better to day guess."

Sat. Sept 20: " Albert & I picked apples in the forenoon & part of the afternoon Fall apples & then we packed them 12 bbls & at night I headed them up & it is a fine day to work pretty cloudy rained a sprinkle and Morg came along after some of the lambs & they were so wild that he concluded to wait & take them all 3 weeks from next Tuesday Oct 14. Winnie Helped Georgia today & she drove down to West Hebron & got the mail & the grist."

Sun. Sept 21: " Georgia, Ruby, Roscoe & Winnie went to church & heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron & they came home at noon and I stayed at home & kept the babe and it is a very warm day clear & hot getting dry now and after dinner Georgia & the children all drove up to her folks & I stayed at home & done the chores and it is Dry now."

Mon. Sept 22: " In the forenoon Joe & Albert cut corn & I took the apples out to Fort Edward & shipped them to Philadelphia 4 bbls of Pound sweets, 3 of Strawberry , 2 Gravensteins & 3 of some red kind & in the afternoon we all dug potatoes over in the back meadow got nearly a load I didn't get to work till after 2 o'clock and it is a nice pleasant day warm & dry & dusty I took a small grist down to Argyle Water is low."

Tues. Sept 23: " Joe, Albert & I dug potatoes all day over in the back meadow and we got nearly two loads and some places they are fair but a very light crop & very grubby the worst I ever raised at noon Albert & I threw some stone out of the road & it is a very warm day clear & hot & dry too."

Wed. Sept 24: " Wind in the north & cold a sudden change. Joe, Albert & I dug potatoes all day over in the back meadow we got 2 loads we got the Rurals all dug and they were light too. and it is a very windy day cloudy & cool cold at night in fact cold all day very hard digging."

Thur. Sept 25: " Joe, Albert & I dug potatoes all day & we got nearly 2 full loads and they are rather small & publy and it is a nice pleasant day warmer to-day in the morning Georgia took Roscoe down to West Hebron to see the Doctor about his face."

Fri. Sept 26: " In the forenoon it rained now & then & Albert helped me to clean up the rest of the rye 123 bu all told. & then I chored around made a yard for the little pigs to run in and in the afternoon we all went over to dig & dug about an hour or two & it came on rain & we came to the house & it is a nasty day but didn't rain but a little we had a nice rain last night. it helped the digging."

Sat. Sept 27: " In the morning we all went at digging & it came on rain before 10 o'clock & we got part of a load picked up & left the rest & came to the house and in the afternoon Albert took a small grist down to West Hebron & left it & got the mail. & I chored around & went over & picked up what potatoes was on the ground & put them in a pile. it is a nasty day but don't rain but a little."

Sun. Sept 28: " It rained last night & this morning and we didn't go to church so all stayed at home and kept house and it is a pretty cloudy day warm as summer grass must grow it began raining after dark again."

Mon. Sept 29: " Joe, Albert & I dug potatoes over in the back meadow and about 10 o'clock it came on rain & drove us to the house but we went back about 1 o'clock & got nearly a nother load and it was wet nasty hard & sticky digging and it rained some about noon but not very hard & it rained quite a lot last night fine growing time warm I put the last of the ice in the Creamary."

Tues. Sept 30: " Joe & Albert & I dug potatoes till we got a load & then Joe & Albert cut corn and in the afternoon we all cut corn up on top of the hill in the fallow and it is a pretty cloudy day but warm looks like rain."

Wed. Oct 1: " In the forenoon I chored around & went up on the corn field & got a jag of pumpkins and chored around and in the afternoon Joe & Albert helped me and we got the pile that was over in the field & dug the rest of the Delawares & then we went at cutting corn & we got done late too. and it looked like rain but is cloudy & warm too."

Thur. "Oct 2: " In the forenoon I drove down to West Hebron & got a grist that was there and it rained a mist but not very wet & in the afternoon Albert & I dug potatoes over in the back meadow & we got nearly a load pretty fair crop. and it is a cloudy & warm day."

Fri. Oct 3: " In the morning Albert & I went up to Johnnies & helped him to fill his Silo & it was wet & terrible nasty our feet were wet all day and we came home at night & it is a pretty cloudy day it dried off in the afternoon and was warmer too."

Sat. Oct 4: " In the morning Albert & I went up to Johnnies & worked for him we helped him to fill his Silo & he got done and it is a nice pleasant day warm & clear but cool air and after dark it began raining some."

Sun. Oct 5: " Ruby, Roscoe & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his test was Matthew the 21 chapter & the 28, 29,30 & 31 verses & we came home at noon & Georgia stayed at home & kept the babe & it is a pretty cloudy day it rained a little last night dismal weather but not very cold."

Mon. Oct 6: " In the morning Albert & I went at digging potatoes over in the back meadow & we dug all day got nearly 2 loads they were very good to what they have been here before & we got nearly done but not quite it rained some & wind got in the west & was cooler nice day to Work. cooler at night."

Tues. Oct 7: " In the morning I got up early & got ready & took the Butter out to Sandy Hill 89 # at 20 I done some trading I got a canvass or cover for my Double Wagon at 1.20 got it at the paper mill 24 # @ 5 per # and I got home about 1 o'clock and then went over in the back meadow finished digging potatoes we had nearly 600 bu big & little from 8 acres lots of small ones and it is a nice pleasant day clear & warm but before bed time it was raining."

Wed. Oct 8: " In the morning I went at picking apples for the first and picked down along the road nearly all day & got nearly 15 bbls and it is a nice day but rather windy. The babe had the croup last night."

Thur. Oct 9: " Albert & I picked apples all day and we got about 24 bbls & put them in the barn floor and it is a nice pleasant day only in the afternoon the wind got in the north & got quite cold. the babe had the croup again last night"

Fri. Oct 10: " I picked apples all day & alone & got about 14 bbls & it is a nice pleasant day cold in the morning first heavy white frost frooze some too but it got warmer and is a fine day. The babe had the croup again last night."

Sat. Oct 11: " I picked apples all day alone too. and in the afternoon Georgia & Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got the mail & took some Butter at 20 per # and it is a nice pleasant day looks some like rain at night and the babe had a little touch of the croup again last night."

Sun. Oct 12: " We didn't any of us go to church so all stayed at home & kept house & it is a pretty cloudy day rained a nice rain last night warmer too."

Mon. Oct 13: " Albert & I picked apples nearly all day and we got the hog yard cleaned out and started to put up a fence got the wire fence stretched and it is a nice day only terrible windy and it was almost impossible to keep in an apple tree. the apples fell off freely. East wind & about 11 o'clock at night we had a heavy Thunder shower."

Tues. Oct 14: " In the morning Albert & I finished our fence around the hog yard & let out all the pigs & Hogs into it and then we picked apples the rest of the day & piled them in the orchard and they are very poor quality some hardly worth picking the Greenings are the worst I think or know they are. about night Georgia & the children took some pears & grapes over to Billy Liddles folks."

Wed. Oct 15: " Albert & I picked apples all day and put them in a pile out in the orchard greenings and it is a nice day clear but windy & got colder."

Thur. Oct 16: " I picked apples all day & put them in a wagon seigs, russetts & Greenings it is a nice day some cloudy & in the afternoon Georgia & the babe went down to West Hebron & got the mail & took a bag of rye & got it ground."

Fri. Oct 17: " I picked apples most of the day I began picking Baldwins and they pick hard too & in the afternoon Morg Peacraft came & got the rest of my lambs and I picked a few apples & drawed them in the Horse barn & it is a nice pleasant day it got warmer but was cold in the morning."

Sat. Oct 18: " In the forenoon I picked apples Greenings mostly & I put them in a pile on the ground & it rained a little & in afternoon we all went to church & we had Marion the babe baptized and we heard a sermon by Mr. Hope of South Argyle and it was cloudy & rained on us coming home & was a cold rain too."

Sun. Oct 19: " We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and it was Sacrament Sabbath and it is a nice pleasant day warm as summer and it rained a lot last night we had a thunder shower & one went north in the morning."

Mon. Oct 20: " I picked apples all day or tried to the wind blew so it was almost impossible to stay in the trees and I drew them into the barn and it cleared off some cooler. Dried off fast."

Tues. Oct 21: " In the forenoon I picked apples up in the orchard & the wind blew so hard that I quit picking & went at packing some that I had piled out in the orchard and I got 9 barrels sorted & Headed and it is a cold wind to-day in earnest at night the wind went down & was cold too."

Wed. Oct 22: " I picked apples all day mostly Baldwins they are very nice and I am making rather slow progress but keep getting apples I am putting them in the Horse barn & it is a nice day we had another hard freeze it frooze apples but the frost thawed out of them pleasant day Georgia went down to West Hebron & got Orrie & Eva they are going to stay a few days."

Thur. Oct 23: " Eva went to school with Ruby & Roscoe and I picked apples all day about I picked baldwins and they were nice It rained some in the morning I went down to Mr. McAuleys & got 243 # of Buckwheat of James White & when I came back I went at the apples it was wet & cold the wind was in the north & was colder."

Fri. Oct 24: " I picked apples all day & it was windy too. I am picking baldwins now & have got them pretty well started but a lot to pick yet and Georgia, Orrie & the babe drove down to West Hebron & got the mail and it looks like rain & we had a Thunder shower about dark & cleared off warm too."

Sat. Oct 25: " I picked apples all day & I got nearly 16 barrels & the children picked up some poor apples for the pigs and it is a nice day some windy cooler at night."

Sun. Oct 26: " We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and we came home at noon and after dinner Georgia took Orrie & Eva down to West Hebron and it rained some not very hard it is a cloudy & cool & a heavy south wind cold too."

Mon. Oct 27: " In the morning after I done the chores I took some Butter out to Sandy Hill & done some other business & Roscoe went along and it rained a little most of the time and in the afternoon I fixed some fence between the corn field & the field back of the barn & I got wet too. a man came along & I agreed to ship some apples with him on Friday next at Salem. It rained very hard at night not very cold but a big rain."

Tues. Oct 28: " We had an offle big rain last night the bigest rain of the season & rained nearly all forenoon too. I put up apples on the barn Floor nearly all day & got up 15 bbls & Headed and it is a very cloudy day looked some like fairing off about night some colder too."

Wed. Oct 29: " In the morning I put up & Headed 3 bbls of apples on the barn Floor and then went at picking apples & got about 12 bbls and I put them in the House cellar and it is a terrible windy day & cold kept getting colder all day Freezing at night & wind still blowing. It spit snow it snowed on the mountains I guess."

Thur. Oct 30: " I picked apples all day and it was a fine day to pick it got warmer & was not windy. I got about 15 bbls and put them in the House cellar and it is a nice pleasant day it got cloudy & looked like rain but cleared off after dark. wind has shifted to-day."

Fri. Oct 31: " In the morning we loaded up a load of apples & I took them down to Salem & shipped them on Merritt Wallers car 17 bbls and I got home a little after noon & in the afternoon I went at picking apples and drawed them in & put them in the house cellar Baldwins and it is a nice pleasant day cool in the morning & at night."

Sat. Nov 1: " I picked apples nearly all day & I got the Baldwins nearly all or all I can get up in the orchard there is some seigs & Russetts but the wind has blew them nearly all off and in the morning I went up in the fallow & drawed in a load of corn & put it down in the barn cellar. not very dry. and it was cloudy but cleared off & was a fine day & warm no wind a fine day to pick apples."

Sun. Nov 2: " We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and his text was in Isaiah the 42 chapter & the 2 verse and we came home at noon and it is a beautiful day warm & pleasant clear no wind a summers day."

Mon. Nov 3: " I packed apples all day out in the orchard Greenings & I put up 21 barrels & headed them I was busy & it was a beautiful day clear & warm too. nice weather now"

Tues. Nov 4: " In the morning I loaded up a load of potatoes and took them out to Mr. Hall 42 bu at 60 cts per bu. at Sandy Hill & I voted on my way out & Roscoe went with me & we got home about 3 o'clock & it was a fine day warm as summer. when I got home I put up 5 bbls of apples out in the orchard & Headed them. The State went Rep for Governor B. B. Odell 8803 Majority. State senate 28 Rep & 22 Dem. Congressman Rep 20 Dem 17 Assembly 89 Rep and 61 Dem"

Wed. Nov 5: " In the morning I loaded up (& Georgia helped me) a load of apples and took them down to Salem 17 bbls & shipped on Wallers car to Philadelphia and I got home about 1 o'clock & then I put up the rest of the apples that was out in the orchard 8 bbls and we loaded up a load of apples to go to morrow & it is a nice warm day looked a little like rain at night."

Thur. Nov 6: " In the forenoon it rained most of the time I drew the load from the orchard into the Horse barn & I chored around & put up some apples on the barn Floor and it cleared off & in the afternoon I took the load of apples out to Fort Edward & shipped them in a Mr. Halloways car for Philadelphia and got home about dark and it was hard going & terrible muddy. There was a lot of apples going to market. warm but cooler at night."

Fri. Nov 7: " In the forenoon I picked up quite a lot of apples that was on the ground up in the orchard & put them in the Horse barn for cider and then put the pigs or spring pigs in the orchard to eat the rest of the apples and in the afternoon I picked what apples was over in the meadow orchard below the woods 3 bbls of Baldwins & 1 of Spity & put up some apples enough for a load & then loaded up a load to go to-morrow."

Sat. Nov 8: " In the morning I took the load of apples out to Fort Edward 17 bbls & shipped them in Elmer Hills Car for Philadelphia and Rosoe went with me & we got home about 2 o'clock and then I chored around & drawed in 2 jags of corn from the Fallow on top of the hill and put the sheep down on the round hill & put the young cattle in the Hay barn field. It is a beautiful day pleasant & warn cool night"

Sun. Nov 9: " Roscoe & I went to church & we heard a sermon by a Mr. Graham (I think) of Cambridge and his text was in Matthew & Mark & we came home at noon and Georgia & Ruby stayed at home & kept the babe and it is a beautiful day warm & pleasant but frooze last night quite hard I began fodering the cows some stalks."

Mon. Nov 10: " I put up apples nearly all day on the barn Floor & I got 17 bbls Headed up & loaded to take away to morrow and I drawed in 1 load of corn & put it in the Horse barn cellar and it is a nice pleasant day got cooler toward night in the afternoon Georgia & the children went down to West Hebron & got Maud shawd and it was windy I husked a little at night"

Tues. Nov 11: " In the morning I took a load of apples out to Fort Edward & shipped them to Philadelphia 17 bbls & got a sack of bran for the cows and I got home about 1 o'clock and then I patched up some barrels & cleaned them out and put up a few apples & drawed in a load of corn & put it in the barn cellar and Georgia & the children went up to Belcher and at night I husked a little it is a nice pleasant day cold air looked like rain or snow at night"

Wed. Nov 12: " I put up apples all day over on the barn Floor & I got the Greenings all put up and I have a load put up & Headed and it rained quite a lot not hard and it is warn too. pretty cloudy day."

Thur. Nov 13: " cooler I put up apples nearly all day over on the barn Floor & got them nearly all put up but the Russetts and it faired off nearly about noon & was cold in the morning but got warmer at night nasty but not very cold. pretty cloudy day"

Fri. Nov 14: " I took a load of apples out to Fort Edward and shipped them 17 bbls and I got home about 2 o'clock and then I chored around put up some apples in the Horse barn and it is a nice pleasant day warm for the time of year."
Sat. Nov 15: " In the morning I done the chores & then loaded up a load of potatoes & took them out to Sandy Hill at 65 per bu. and it is a nice pleasant day warm as summer rained a little some cloudy I didn't get home very early and I chored around & a man came here after the Black Buck Lamb and Georgia & the children drove down to West Hebron & got the mail and it is nice moonlight nights now."

Sun. Nov 16: " We all went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and his text was in Samuel and we came home at noon & it is a beautiful day warm as summer and is some cloudy but no rain. the sheep got into the corn."

Mon. Nov 17: " In the morning I got up early & done the chores & loaded up a load of potatoes and took them out to the Union Grocery Co. at Sandy Hill and I got out there about 11 o'clock & when I got home I drew the apples that wasn't put up over to the Horse barn & loaded up a load of apples & cleaned the barn floor out for corn & then went up & got a load of corn and it is a pretty cloudy day it sprinkled once or twice a little cool air but a nice day."

Tues. Nov 18:" I took a load of apples out to Fort Edward & shipped them to Philadelphia with A. D. Hatch and when I got home I chored around & drawed in 2 loads of corn and it is a nice warm day some cloudy In the afternoon Georgia drove down to West Hebron & got the mail."

Wed. Nov 19: " In the morning I drawed in a load of corn & it came on rain the corn was wet & then I put up enough more apples to make a load & then I husked corn over in big barn & it is pretty fair corn & in the afternoon Georgia & the children went up to Johnnies it cleared off a warm day but cooler."

Thur. Nov 20: " In the morning I took a load of apples down to Salem & shipped them to Philadelphia 17 bbls 14 Baldwins 1 Spitzenburgs 1 Leeks & 1 of Russets and when I came back I chored around & drawed in a load of corn and it wasn't very dry & I husked some in the barn rather cloudy but warm. fine weather."

Fri. Nov 21: " I drawed in corn nearly all day & I got it all in I drew in 8 loads all alone & part of it was pretty damp but put it all in on the barn floor. and it is a nice warm day warm as summer about rather cloudy."

Sat. Nov 22: " In the forenoon I took the cider apples down to the cider mill & got 2 bbls made 90 gal took 20 bu and payed for 6 bu 8 per bu. and & took a grist & got it home & in the afternoon I made a bin in the house cellar & emptyed some apples that was in barrels and husked some and chored around & at night I went down to West Hebron and got the mail & rehearsed a piece or two at Mr. Smarts for a concert. it got cooler at night but was a warm day cloudy & looked like rain & did a little not much."

Sun. Nov 23: " We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and his text was in the 11 chapter of Hebrews and we came home at noon & it is a windy day & colder too it frooze nearly all day in the shade. quite a change."

Mon. Nov 24: " I drawed manure all day from the barn yard & sheep shed up to on top of the hill in the meadow and I got 8 loads up there it was hard drawing and it is a nice pleasant day some cloudy nice summers weather."

Tues. Nov 25: " In the forenoon I drawed manure & scraped the most of the barn yard & put it on the side hill cross from the barn under the woods and it was windy and in the afternoon I chored around & cut some old wood & picked up some apples in the horse barn & put them in barrels. & Georgia, Roscoe & the babe went down to West Hebron & got the mail. and it is a cloudy day looks like rain or snow."

Wed. Nov 26: " I picked up apples & put them in the barrels & I drawed over (in course of the day) 4 loads or 44 bbls Georgia helped me to load them and put them in the house cellar and it rained some nearly all day & snowed & hailed also the ground was nearly white at night looks some like winter not very cold it kept thawing."

Thur. Nov 27: " Thanksgiving We all went down to Orries at West Hebron a visiting & we all went in the buggie & Ruby stayed down with Eva at night and it is a nasty day it rained a little nearly all day warm the snow nearly all thawed off but got colder at night."

Fri. Nov 28: " In the morning Roscoe & I took some Butter out to Sandy Hill at 20 it is worth 25 per # I believe now and we got a barrel of Flour & I went up & done some business with the bank and after we got home I drawed the rest of the apples over to the House cellar & Georgia helped me and I have about 110 barrels in the cellar and Roscoe & I each got a suit of clothes and it is a very cold day to ride."

Sat. Nov 29: " In the forenoon I chored around repaired the ice house & put the apples in a bin in the cellar and in the afternoon I husked some & chored around Georgia, Roscoe & the babe went down & got Ruby at West Hebron & got the mail & it is a nice pleasant day it got warmer looked some like rain at night I husked some at night."

Sun. Nov 30: " Ruby, Roscoe & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. Golledge the Methodist Minister of West Hebron and we came home at noon & Georgia stayed at home and kept the babe and it is a pretty cloudy day cool air but thawing looks like rain or snow."

Mon. Dec 1: " In the forenoon I husked some corn enough for a grist and in the afternoon I took the grist down to West Hebron & took the buckwheat down & left it but got the grist home & I took 2 barrels of apples down to Orrie & I didn't get home very early it is a cloudy dark day it got some warmer & looked like rain at night it thawed the snow nearly all off. at night I husked some."

Tues. Dec 2: " I husked corn part of the day and chored around it keeps me busy nearly all the time attending to the pigs & hogs I scald meal for them now & feed hard corn and they seem to be doing well and at night we all went down to West Hebron & they met to sing I went along too. and it is a beautiful day warm as summer & pleasant cool air in shade. A man came here & took the childrens pictures & went down to the school house & took the school."

Wed. Dec 3: " I husked corn part of the day and chored around and it is a pretty cloudy day rained some quite a lot last night & it began raining at night again. it is very nasty traveling around now sticky. I sent my old cutter down to West Hebron to get repaired with Davie Moore and it got some cooler at night & after dark."

Thur. Dec 4: " I husked corn nearly all forenoon and in the afternoon I chored around & cleaned out the saw dust out of the ice house or the most of it and it is a pretty cloudy day some cooler toward night cleared off but didn't look fair."

Fri. Dec 5: " In the morning it was snowing & blowing a gale & cold too. It snowed & blowed all day nearly I had quite a time getting the cattle & sheep in the barn under shelter and it must of snowed 6 inches on the level but the ground is bare in lots of places the wind blew from the north a terrible gale and it kept getting colder all day. I husked a little but was to cold."

Sat. Dec 6: " It is very cold so sleighing the snow is all piled up & bare ground. In the forenoon I took a small grist down to West Hebron & got it home & some Harness repaired & the mail and in the afternoon I chored around to cold to husk to-day it was down as low as 14 below zero some places this morning pretty cold to start in on nearly zero at night."

Sun. Dec 7: " It snowed till after noon pretty hard 3 inches I guess I went to church all alone & heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron & his text was Matthew the 12 chapter & 36 & 37 verses I think and Georgia & the children stayed at home & kept house and it cleared off & was warmer but cloudy & moderated."

Mon. Dec 8: " I chored around & got ready for butchering I was busy nearly all day it kept getting colder all day & was very windy and it got terrible cold and at night I went down to West Hebron to sing for the concert and it was a terrible night cold below zero & the wind blowing a terrible gale."

Tues. Dec 9: " In the morning I got up early & carried the rest of the water & got it hot ready for butchering and Johnnie & Mary came down & Charley McGeoch & John McKernon came also to help me to Butcher & we began about 9 o'clock & got done about 3 and we killed 15 & had pretty good luck It was a nice lot of pork no mistake to much for one load Johnnie is going to take part of them & it was the coldest day that I ever butchered I think below zero all day & windy to. at night I went over to the church to practice for a concert. 30 degrees below zero some places"

Wed. Dec 10: " In the morning Johnnie came down with his team & we both took a load each out to Glens Falls they weighed 3363 # at 8 per # John Powers Market got the pork and we got out there about half past 11 o'clock and we got home about dark & we brought home some bran. and we took sleighs & it is pretty fair sleighing it snowed a little nearly all forenoon but kept cloudy & got warmer at night looked some like rain."

Thur. Dec 11: " It got colder again in the night and is very cold & windy again & in the morning I boiled some feed for the young pigs and then Roscoe & I went up to Johnnie's & got 2 small calves we got them home in a sleigh and in the afternoon I husked some corn but it was to cold for me and I chored around at night I sorted some potatoes and it is very cold at night nearly zero."

Fri. Dec 12: " In the morning I took a grist down to West Hebron & got the team sharpened & got my old cutter home and Orrie & Eva came home with me & we got home a little after noon and in the afternoon I chored around and at night we all went to the White church to the Concert and we went in a Sleigh only 1 horse nice sleighing"

Sat. Dec 13: " I snowed & blowed nearly all day snowed about 5 inches I guess & it is very cold I tell you what this is Winter in earnest. the snow is coming at bed time & drifting in places & I sorted potatoes part of the day frost is getting in the cellar. I sent down & got the mail."

Sun. Dec 14: " I went to church and I heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was in Timothy and the rest of the folks all stayed at home I came home at noon & the roads were drifted bad in places & had hard work to get through and it is a nice pleasant day but very cold nearly zero morning & at night too. but not windy to-day."

Mon. Dec 15: " In the forenoon after I got the chores done I sorted potatoes and in the afternoon Georgia took Orrie & Eva down to West Hebron and done some trading & I stayed and kept the babe and when she came home I drove down & got Ruby & the teacher. The teacher is going to board here now and it is a nice pleasant day only very cold but it moderated some at night it was 14 above zero after night kept getting warmer."

Tues. Dec 16: " It rained & frooze as it came last night & in the morning (but snowed first in the night) and it got warmer & thawed the crust of & was very sloppy & wet rained hard nearly all day. In the forenoon I went down to Argyle & gave up my certificate of the Butter Factory to John Conway for $25 and then went to the Farmers meeting at the Hall but there was a very small attendance on account of the rain storm. a very nasty & wet day no mistake. at night I went down after Ruby & the teacher. but the teacher went away at night."

Wed. Dec 17: " I husked corn now & then all day and I put the most of it in barrels for a grist & it keeps warm yet thawing all the time but got some cooler but a nice day to husk for the time of year cleared off partly but good sleighing yet."

Thur. Dec 18: " In the morning I got up early & loaded up a load of potatoes & took them out to Glens Falls 45 bu at 65 to Powers market and they went all right. it is very sloppy going but warm the snow is wasteing fast. I got home before sun down. at night I sorted a few potatoes."

Fri. Dec 19: " In the morning I got up early & done the chores & then loaded up a load of potatoes & took them out to Glens Falls to Powers 48 bu and it keeps warm but cooler last night the sleighing is good yet but thawing fast & very sloppy. I got home before sundown. at night I sorted some apples."

Sat. Dec 20: " In the morning I went up to Mr. Hiram Reynolds & helped him to Thresh rye & we got done about 2 o'clock & then I came home & took a grist down to West Hebron and had to wait till about dark before I could get it & Georgia & the children went down & got Dan shawd and it is a nice pleasant day but cold air got colder all day wind in the north. cold at night. sleighing is good around here but getting thin in places."

Sun. Dec 21: " I went to church & I heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & I came home at noon & Georgia stayed at home & kept the children & it snowed part of the day & turned to rain got warmer it rained very hard at night. sleighing is poor East of us & West it is good or fair."

Mon. Dec 22: " In the morning I got up early & done the chores & loaded up a load of apples & took them out to Glens Falls 12 bbls at 1.25 per bbl and am to have my own barrels pretty good sleighing some bad spots and I got home before sundown and it was pretty sloppy & rained a big rain last night some bad places in the road."

Tues. Dec 23: " I got up early & done the chores & loaded up a load of potatoes and took them up to Glens Falls and got 70 per bu 44 bu's and I got some things for the children didn't get home very early I had to wait for the pay man and it is a nice day some windy."

Wed. Dec 24: " In the forenoon I boiled a kettle feed & chored around & in the afternoon I took a grist down to West Hebron and got it home Ruby & Roscoe went too & we brought Orrie & Eva home with us to stay awhile and it is a cold day some cloudy. to cold to husk . I sorted some potatoes at night. I bought a quarter of Beef of Sidney Heath & brought it home 5 per #."

Thur. Dec 25: " Christmas In the morning I husked a little & Johnnie & Mary & Mrs. Powell came down & we had a Turkey for Dinner and it snowed some last night & a little all day but doesn't amount to much and it is very good sleighing around here & nice winter weather now."

Fri. Dec 26: " In the forenoon I husked some corn & chored around & in the afternoon I drove down to West Hebron & got the mail and it is fair sleighing and at night Charley McGeoch & his family came over & Johnnie & Mary came down & John McKernon & his wife came down & we had an oyster Supper and they stayed till after midnight it snowed some but was very light. I cut up the quarter of Beef."

Sat. Dec 27: "In the forenoon I husked some corn & chored around and in the afternoon I did the same and it is a nice winters day some clear but cool and at night I sorted some potatoes and"

Sun. Dec 28: " Georgia, Ruby, Roscoe & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was Matthew the 23 chapter & the 23 verse and we came home at noon & Orrie & Eva stayed at home & kept the babe and it is a nice pleasant day cold & fair sleighing around here. some wagons to church the sleighing has been poor over east for a week or so."

Mon. Dec 29: " In the forenoon I chored around husked some and in the afternoon I took a grist down to West Hebron & got it back home and it snowed & blowed nearly all afternoon not very cold the snow came from the East & was wet but it blowed & drifted too. the sleighing is improved down Hebron way."

Tues. Dec 30: " I husked corn in the forenoon most of the time after I done the chores and in the afternoon I husked corn & sorted a few apples and it is a beautiful day thawed a little sun shone nearly all day & was pleasant the roads were drifted in places at night I went down to West Hebron & got Mrs. Powell we are all intending to go out to Glens Falls to morrow."

Wed. Dec 31: " In the morning we all got up early & I done the chores & then we all started for Glens Falls & we started about day light & got out there about Half past 9 o'clock & never started home till most sun down it was long after dark when we got home but all (even to the babe) stood the ride well and it was a beautiful day pleasant all day but rather cool & the wind blew from the south west. we have come to the close of a nother year all well & enjoying good health Thank the Lord. It has been a nother good year for me financially crops were light brought a good price except apples they were ading."