Ages as of 1/1/1904 Harvey 41, Georgia 25, Ruby 7, Roscoe 6, Marion 2

 

Fri. Jan 1: " 'Happy New Year' I chored around at one thing & a nother all day & sat in the house part of the day and it is a pretty cloudy day it spit snow now & then and it was warm but before night a little the wind got in the north & it got quite cold poor sleighing on the cross roads but fair on the main road."

Sat. Jan 2: "In the morning after I done the chores I took Dick and Maud Horses up to Hugh Weirs & got them shawd or sharpened and it is the coldest morning yet at out house & cold all day just zero all day 1コ below at night & wind blowing a gale & snowing too. it began snowing about 11 o'clock & snowed hard most of the time and the snow is light as feathers winter now in earnest. the snow is drifting at night & cold too."

Sun. Jan 3: "It is cold & the wind blew all last night & it was a bitter cold night snowed & blowed & drifted it must of snowed nearly 8 inches but is light as feathers and we did'nt go to church to day any of us and it is a nice pleasant day but cold 4コ below zero at night but calm. In the morning I went over to see Doc Kinney but he had got better. some drifts & more places the snow is all blowed off."

Mon. Jan 4: "In the morning when I got up I started a fire down cellar & got nearly smoked out & the chimney got a fire or burnt out & we had to watch it for 2 Hours the smoke & sparks came out of the pipe holes and I took a small grist down to West Hebron & got it back and it is a clear cold day & colder than ever at night. & after I got home Georgia went up to Mrs. Gillis' and got her dress & it is clear & cold pretty good sleighing now some drifts in places but the snow is light."

Tues. Jan 5: "In the morning after I got the chores done I went out to Fort Edward & got a load of Western corn 46 bu & 4 bu of corn Meal for 60「 per bu by taking 50 bu & I got 200 # of Midlings 2.50 and it is fair sleighing but it is so cold that a sleigh runs terrible Hard I had to leave 6 bags down to Will T. McNeils I took 1 horse & went down after them after dark and it is a nice pleasant day clear but cold very cold it was 40コ below zero out to Fort Edward the coldest for years I believe. It is the coldest for over 50 years 42コ & 50コ below zero in places nothing on record of its being so cold."

Wed. Jan 6: "I onloaded the load of corn after I done the chores & then I went up to the back woods around the road & drawed 3 loads of wood to the house and we did'nt have any dinner to day & in the afternoon Georgia & Marion took some Butter down to West Hebron & done some trading and"

Thur. Jan 7: "In the morning after I done the chores I went at drawing wood from up in the back woods and I got up 4 loads and got all drawed that was to the bottom of the hill and it is a pretty cloudy day it spit snow now & then but cleared off at night not very cold."

Fri. Jan 8: "In the morning after I got the chores done Johnnie & I went to Argyle to the Farmers Institute but it did'nt begin till afternoon we stayed till about 3 o'clock & then came back. Mary stayed here & we had a late dinner & Johnnies folks stayed till after dark awhile and it is a pretty cloudy day it began snowing at noon & it came slow & fine all afternoon nearly and the sleighing is thin in places."
Sat. Jan 9: "I chored around sorted some potatoes & husked some corn and it is not very cold but a snowy & nasty day it is very fine snow but helped the sleighing it got moist toward night & packed a little. at night Charley McNeil came down & we talked over the cheese Factory some. We are trying to get money raised to put up a Cheese Factory at the school House Goose Island. It cleared off after night some cooler."

Sun. Jan 10: "We all went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron & his text was Romans the 6 chapter & the 23 verse and we stayed for Sabbath school & it is a beautiful day pleasant & not very cold it thawed a little on the south side of the buildings in the sun. It is nice sleighing now Fine winter weather."

Mon. Jan 11: "In the morning I got up early & done the chores & then I loaded up a load of potatoes and took them down to Salem 53 bu at 70「 per bu. and it is nice sleighing I started about Half past 10 o'clock & got home about 4 o'clock and their was a lot of potatoes in to day it is a nice pleasant day some cloudy in the morning but cleared of warm & nice it thawed some in the sun.
Tues. Jan 12: "I got up early & done the chores & intended to go with Potatoes but it was to cold & so I took a grist down to West Hebron & got it home again and I had to wait quite awhile for it and some potatoes went to Markets and it is a pretty cool day it was 8 or 10コ below zero in places and it was pleasant in the morning but got cloudy & looks like snow some warmer at night. it don't thaw any good fair sleighing."

Wed. Jan 13: "In the morning after I done the chores it was snowing so I sorted potatoes awhile & it did地t snow very hard so I loaded up a load of potatoes & took them down to Salem 50 bu at 70「 per bu. but they are down to day only 65「 per bu. and it snowed some nearly all day & sometimes very hard 3 or 4 inches I guess I got home about 4 o'clock and it is a warm snowstorm at night the snow packed & acted like a thaw & looks very much like rain but I hope not."

Thur. Jan 14: "It got colder in the night. In the forenoon I husked some corn & chored around & in the afternoon I husked some and cut some old Kettle wood and it is a pretty cloudy & blustry & squally day but not very cold but got colder at night snow enough for nice sleighing now & is good sleighing too."

Fri. Jan 15: "In the forenoon I went up in the woods through the fields and drawed wood down to the house and at noon John McKernon came down here & we talked about cheese Factory and then I went down to West Hebron and got Orrie & Eva and at night Johnnie & Mary came down & Johnnie & I went down to the school House to a meeting to see what we could do about getting up a cheese Factory and we agreed to have a nother meeting next Wednesday night. and it is a nice pleasant day but cool air nice winter weather & fine sleighing at night Will Spence came down to help me cut ice to-morrow."

Sat. Jan 16: "In the morning after we done the chores Will Spence & I we went over to the Mud lake Will cut the ice 11 loads & Davie Moore helped me to draw it & his boy did too & he drawed 5 loads & my team 6 loads and Davie had my horse to draw in oats etc. last Summer & he is helping me to ofset that and it began snowing about noon & snowed hard most of the afternoon and it is cold too. Cortland Williamson came over & stayed all day & night too. it snowed 4 inches I guess & is very light."

Sun. Jan 17: "We all went to church but Will Spence he stayed at home & kept house and we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron & his text was in Matthew & we stayed for Sabbath school and after dinner Georgia took Orrie & Eva down to West Hebron at home & it is a nice day only cold pleasant wind is in the north & getting colder at night it was only 10コ above & it is fine sleighing now plenty of snow."

Mon. Jan 18: "In the morning Will & I done the chores & onloaded the load of ice & packed it & Will went away & I went at drawing wood from up in the back woods to the house I went up through the field plenty of snow now to draw wood in the fields fine sleighing it is a nice pleasant day or clear but very cold north wind & it is cold & very cold at night 8コ below zero at bedtime."

Tues. Jan 19: "I drawed wood all day from up in the back woods down to the House and I went up through the fields and I got 6 loads up & in the afternoon Georgia & the children went down to West Hebron & done some trading and it is a nice pleasant day only cold wind was in the North in the morning & cold too. fine sleighing now."

Wed. Jan 20: "I drawed up wood most of the day from up in the back woods and got it nearly all down and it snowed some in the morning but cleared or quit snowing but rather cloudy all day & cool but nice winter weather. at night I went down to the school House to the Factory meeting we talked Factory over & lacked some funds and did地t deside to do any thing further only to adjourn & have a nother meeting next Wednesday night and it is fine sleighing."

Thur. Jan 21: "In the forenoon I finished drawing up my wood all that is cut and then put up a small grist & drawed over a little straw to the Horse barn and after dinner I took the grist down to West Hebron & had to leave it no water. and it is a nasty afternoon it snowed quite hard all the time. the Rural Free Delivery man was along setting mail boxes he starts the middle of February next cooler at night."

Fri. Jan 22: "I chored around cut up some old Kettle wood in the hog pen & sat around the house. It snowed about 4 inches last night & in the morning it turned to rain & frooze as it came for awhile & then got warmer and got all slushy before night & still thawing no signs of getting colder."

Sat. Jan 23: "It is still thawing & raining the snow went fast last night but plenty of sleighing yet only terrible going so much water in the road & slush. We all went over to the church to Kate Hurd's funeral at 12 o'clock & then we went down to West Hebron and got the mail & I took a small grist & got the other grist home & this one too so I have some meal for the pigs now and it is very sloppy going but it is getting colder & acts as though it was going to freeze up again."

Sun. Jan 24: "It is some cooler & frooze a little last night and we did地t go to church so all stayed at home & kept house and it has cleared of not very cold but don't thaw much more the water has all run away but rather icy. it cleared of last night & is getting colder at night & windy."

Mon. Jan 25: "In the morning after I done the chores I went up to Hugh Weirs & got a shoe put on & on up to John McKernons & he & I went around and tried to raise some money for the Factory we got $35. & in the afternoon I chored around & cut some limbs (at the door) into stove wood and it is a pretty cold day but pleasant it is very rough traveling for a horse."

Tues. Jan 26: "In the forenoon I cut limbs (at the door) into stove wood & chored around and in the afternoon I went down to West Hebron & took a small grist and got some repairing done and it is a nice day in the forenoon and it began snowing about noon and snowed nearly all afternoon and pretty fast part of the time to and is snowing after dark right down but is very light Ruby's Tonsils are swollen badly."

Wed. Jan 27: "In the morning I got up early and done the chores and then drove out to Glens Falls 2 Horses & big sleighs & I sold my pigs 18 of them at 7「 per # to Brayton to be delivered on Wednesday Feb 3. and I brought home a load of barrels 18 I got them for 15「 each and it is hard traveling the snow is about 6 inches & not trod down much & Mealy I got home by chore time & at night I went down to the school House to the Factory Meeting and we decided to go on & build the building & equip it we have about $765 raised and it is a nice pleasant day but a cold winters day the children have all got colds Ruby is some better I guess or her Tonsils."

Thur. Jan 28: "In the morning John McKernon came down & he & I went over in Hebron to George Rogers to see what we could get Machinery for our Cheese Factory for & to see about getting a cheese maker and got home about 2 o'clock and I chored around till night it is a nice day only cold & it begins to looke a nother snow storm again."

Fri. Jan 29: "In the forenoon I chored around at one thing and another and drawed some oats straw over to the Horse barn & in the afternoon I went up to Johnnies & got him to help me to Butcher next Tuesday and then I went on down to West Hebron & took a small grist & had to leave it and I took some Butter & done some trading and got the mail. It is a nice day some cloudy & looks like snow."

Sat. Jan 30: "In the morning after I done the chores I put on what rye straw I had about 40 bundles & took it out to Keyworth at $17 per ton and then went on out to Fort Edward & got a ton of Bran for 22.50 and got home early & after I got home I went down to West Hebron & got a small grist that I had down there and it is a nice pleasant day cold in the morning but got warmer I met a lot of potatoes going out to Market for .70「 per bu. and it is nice Sleighing now lots of snow more out to Fort Edward than there is around here the childrens colds are better."

Sun. Jan 31: "I went to church alone & I heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron & his text was Proverbs the 3 chapter & the first clause of the 13 verse I think ('Happy is the man that getteh wisdon') and I came home at noon and Georgia & the children stayed at home & kept house and it is a nice mild day thawed a very little in places south side of buildings some cloudy & looks like rain somewhat."

Mon. Feb 1: "In the morning I got up early & loaded up a small load of potatoes and took them down to Salem 41 bu at 75「 per bu. and just as I got down there it began snowing & snowed all the way home on me & pretty fast too and I got home about 1 o'clock and it was not very cold or was地t in the morning but kept getting colder all day and it quit snowing about 3 o'clock & wind blew from the North hard & drifted some after dark the wind blew a streak & it kept getting colder a terrible night no mistake I got the water carried for butchering."

Tues. Feb 2: "In the morning I got up early and done the chores & bye & bye Johnnie & Mary came down & Bob Sloan came up & Will Spence came down to help me to Butcher & we killed 18 pigs & the old Black Hog he was a big one we got done about 3 o'clock or before and after dinner we killed 8 Roosters and Will Spence stayed all night and it kept moderating nearly all day but we had a cold day for butchering and it is cloudy & snowed a little the wind got up at night & snowed & drifted but is not very cold. Georgias Heifer had a calf."

Wed. Feb 3: "In the morning Will helped me to do the chores & we loaded up the pork and then he went away & I took the pork up to Glens Falls to Brayton at 7「 per # and I brought home a load of barrels and it is a nice pleasant day clear but cold winter weather lots of snow & good sleighing Bess cow had a calf while I was gone out in the barn yard. At night I went down to the school house to the cheese Factory meeting. They elected their officers for the coming year & other business."

Thur. Feb 4: "I chored around at one thing & another & husked a little corn & after dinner I went over to the Auction Sale at Dixons and soon came back it was to cold for me and it is a nice pleasant day only cold winter weather."

Fri. Feb 5: "I chored around husked a little corn we are nearly all sick with colds. Georgia is nearly down sick she layed around all day and Charley Foster came along & I gave him $75 on the Factory and it is a nice pleasant day only cold winter weather fine sleighing & lots of snow."

Sat. Feb 6: "It snowed some last night but quit in the morning & it is a pretty cloudy day and acts very much like a thaw I chored around & in the afternoon I went down to West Hebron & got the Doctor took some butter & done some trading & Georgia is about sick with sore throat the Doctor said she had Tonsiletis and the children's colds are no worse I guess the snow is soft at night & looks like rain."

Sun. Feb 7: "We did地t any of us go to church so all stayed at home & kept house and it is a nice warm day but cloudy & rained a lot another big thaw and it is terrible sloppy and Will Madison drove up about night to see Georgia her throat is getting better and it looks like clearing off at night colder. Rhone cow had a calf bull."

Mon. Feb 8: "It is a nice pleasant day only cold & some windy & it has froozen up pretty hard very icy again It got very cold & windy at night I cut some limbs on the wood pile and I husked a little not much to cold. and we have our colds yet but getting better slowly I guess."

Tues. Feb 9: "In the forenoon I cut limbs at the door and I got them all cut quite a pile and it is a nice pleasant day only very cold winter weather all right in earnest cold Tuesdays as usual."

Wed. Feb 10: "In the morning I went out to Fort Edward & Johnnie went too we got a load of grain & feed I got 20 bu of corn 2 bags of meal & some Buckwheat Midlings & 1 sack of Midlings and we got home about 2 o'clock & Johnnie stopped & put his team in & got his dinner and it is a cold day but pleasant & don't thaw any even in the sun and it is terrible rough going icy too lots of ice in the road."

Thur. Feb 11: "In the forenoon I chored around and went down in the lower swamp & cut an old Dead pine tree & cut it up into cord wood but could'nt spilt it and in the afternoon I went down to West Hebron & took a grist & got it home and it is very icy & Orrie & Eva came up with me I took some Butter & done some trading and Johnnie & Mary came down but had gone home before I got home and it is a nice pleasant day clear but cold air winter weather all right. I had my mail changed or sent word to nearly all the papers that I am taking to have them changed from West Hebron to Argyle R. F. D. No 1 to start of Feb 15 next Monday."

Fri. Feb 12: "I chored around and in the forenoon I went down & drawed up the pine tree in the lower swamp that I cut yesterday & Eva & the children went along & I drawed over a jag a load of straw for bedding and in the afternoon I helped to grind up the meat or Hog into sausage and it is a nice pleasant day only cold winter weather & don't thaw any even in the sun very icy."

Sat. Feb 13: " In the forenoon I put part of the saw dust on the ice enough to cover the ice The saw dust was frozen the worst I ever see it just a little in the center that was'nt frozen and in the afternoon I chored around husked a little corn and put up a few oats and then went down to West Hebron & got the mail & Orrie & Eva went down home with me and it is a nice pleasant day but cold it thawed a very little in the sun but scarcely any. cold winter weather At night Roscoe was nearly sick."

Sun. Feb 14: "I did地t go to church so we all stayed at home & kept house. Roscoe is some better to-day and it is rather cloudy. It snowed some but not much some warmer but cold winter weather."

Mon. Feb 15: "In the forenoon I took 54 bu of oats down to West Hebron to Neal McIntyre at 50「 per bu and it snowed some & was地t very cold but kept getting colder all day & was quite cold at night In the afternoon I chored around and our Free Delivery started to day we got some mail and the west wind is blowing a heavy gale The childrens colds are some better."

Tues. Feb 16: "I chored around all day & sat around the house I put the 2 old sows over in the hog pen and in the afternoon Johnnies came down awhile and it is a cold winters day in earnest it kept 10コ above zero nearly all day & some times colder about zero at night Fine sleighing & has been for a long time."

Wed. Feb 17: "In the morning after I done the chores we all went up to Johnnies a visiting and stayed nearly all day and Marion has a bad cold and it is a cold day but not very windy and it is a nice pleasant day but cold air & don't thaw any."

Thur. Feb 18: "In the morning after I done the chores I went up to West Pawlet and got a load of slate 4ス squares of intermediate at $3.05 per square and it was a heavy load I left them down to the lower place by the barn and it is a nice pleasant day some warmer but cold yet pretty good sleighing icy too. the children are about sick with colds the Doctor was going by & we stopped him & he came in & left some medicine"

Fri. Feb 19: "In the forenoon I chored around and it snowed some & is cold and in the afternoon I went to church & I heard a sermon by a man from Cambridge by the name of Scott I think & Georgia & the children stayed at home and kept house and they have bad colds Roscoe was about sick at night."

Sat. Feb 20: "In the morning I loaded up a load up a load of Potatoes & took them down to Salem 47 bu at 85「 per bu and it is fair sleighing good but getting thin in places down near Salem and on my way down I got hurt I went to Jump on the load back wards & fell over back & struck my side or ribs on a stake & hurt me fearful but I did地t think it would amount to much but was sore at night 10 days later I found out I had broken a rib & it is a nice pleasant day some warmer & thawed a little in the sun lots of potatoes in to market."

Sun. Feb 21: "In the morning I was so lame & sore & my ribs hurt me to cough & moove in a certain way that Georgia drove over to Dave Moores & got Will Spence to come over to help me do the chores and Georgia & Roscoe went to church & they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was in Matthew and it was Sacrament Sabbath and Will came over & helped to do the chores & he went over & got his horse & came over to stay a few days till I can do something & it is a nice pleasant day warm & thawed some cloudy at night & a heavy east wind it acts like a thaw again."

Mon. Feb 22: "I am very sore yet I helped some to do the chores. Will helped to do the chores & in the forenoon he husked some & in the afternoon Will sawed wood at the door & I sat around the house my side is very lame yet. it rained a lot & thawed also high water & ice again but cleared off in the afternoon & got colder in the forenoon Will & I fixed a place in the barn yard to feed the cattle. our Free Delivery mail mail man did地t come around to day it being a Holiday."

Tues. Feb 23: "In the morning Will & I loaded up a load of potatoes & Will took the load down to Salem 41 bu at 85「 per bu. and it was very icy and about noon it began & snowed quite hard for a while and I chored around I am not quite so lame to day but my side is sore yet. colder at night the snow covers the ice & it is hard getting around here without falling."

Wed. Feb 24: "In the forenoon I chored around and husked a little but was to cold and Will went up to Hugh Weirs & sharpened 2 saws for me and in the afternoon Will & I went down to West Hebron & took a jar of Butter & done some trading and it snowed by times quite hard and got colder hard traveling for a horse they ball up & slip & are in danger of falling."

Thur. Feb. 25: 的n the morning after we done the chores Will & I drove down to Argyle Will drove his horse & I went down to Mr. Gutheries & bought or ordered a new set of Harness for $36 and went over & seen Mr. John Barkley & order lumber for a Silo 24 feet High & 12 ft in Diameter and we got home at noon & it was so cold & windy I put the cattle all in the stables & Will & I sat in the house & played cards nearly all afternoon It is a cold day it kept getting colder all day nearly zero at night Sun shone nearly all day but no heat in it Cold wave again"

Fri. Feb 26: "In the morning after we done the chores Will took his Horse & my Dick Horse & went out to Sandy Hill & got a load of Lumber for the cheese Factory and he got home before night & we put it in the barn Floor & in the forenoon I chored around & washed & soaped the Pony Harness & churned & in the afternoon I went down to West Hebron & took a bag of corn to get ground & got Orrie & Eva & brought them up home & it is a nice pleasant day only cold thawed a very little in the sun but winter weather nice sleighing."

Sat. Feb 27: "In the morning after we done the chores We all (but Will) went out to Fort Edward in the Family Sleigh and got our pictures taken and the Women done a lot of trading and we got home before sun down & Will sawed wood & done the chores & it is a nice pleasant day clear & cold but thawed a little more than common in the middle of the day but good sleighing yet lots of snow on the plank road drifted bad in places."

Sun. Feb 28: "We did地t go to church any of us so we all stayed at home and kept house and it began snowing very fast about noon and it got warmer & rained some the wind blew hard from the east it drifted in places in the forenoon."

Mon. Feb 29: "In the morning we got up early and Will helped me to load up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Glens Falls 41 bu at 70「 per bu it was a load that I sold for 60「 last November and I brought home a load of barrels 35 I had to pay 25「 for nearly all of them and Will sawed wood at the door & done the chores. and it is a nice day for potatoes but is was terribly windy it was drifted on the plank road in places."

Tues. Mar 1: "It snowed a lot last night nearly 6 inches & it blowed & drifted some and in the forenoon we sat around the house & chored around & put the barrels away and in the afternoon we went down to West Hebron Will drove his horse & I went with him and it snowed a little but did地t amount to much and it is a nice warm day thawed a little nice sleighing when it gets beat out."

Wed. Mar 2: "After Will & I done the chores we went or started for an Auction at Truman Dixons & it was地t till one o'clock & we waited at Belcher and it was a small auction and we came home early and Georgia was sick nearly all day bad cold & Female complaint and she is hardly able to get our meals and it is one of the nicest days we have had in the winter clear & warm it thawed a lot but good sleighing yet. When we got home Rexleigh Heifer had a calf out in the barn yard."

Thur. Mar 3: "It rained a lot and some nearly all day but quit before night & got some colder the water is running at a great rate all ice again we sat around the house and chored around most of the day. We had a heavy East wind it cut the snow fast too."

Fri. Mar 4: "Will helped to do the chores & Sawed wood at the door by hand most of the day & I am nearly sick cold chills & a bad cold and it is terrible icy now and colder Georgia is most sick with a cold & so is Ruby"

Sat. Mar 5: "I am nearly sick I guess I have the Gripp and I stayed in the House all day but feel better at night and Georgia is not much better & Will done the chores & sawed wood at the door by hand and at night Will went up to Belcher & got some cough medicine it is very icy & cold raw day but pleasant thawed a very little in the sun."

Sun. Mar 6: "We did地t any of us go to church so we all stayed at home & kept house and it is a nice day warmer & acts like a thaw good sleighing."

Mon. Mar 7: "In the morning Will took 2 calves up to Belcher one weighed 162 # & the other 150 # at 6「 per head to Hurd and when he came back he sawed wood awhile & it came on rain I split some wood & we husked a little corn and it rained alot & it is very icy again snow went fast."

Tues. Mar 8: "In the morning Will went over to Davie Moores to chop wood for him and it cleared off in the night & got colder and I chored around and in the forenoon I went down to West Hebron took some butter & done some trading & I went in to the new Store & got a cheap suit of clothes & a rain summer coat & a pair of pants & shoes for everyday. In the afternoon I split wood at the door awhile."

Wed. Mar 9: "In the forenoon I split some wood at the door & chored around & in the afternoon I split wood awhile & then I drove down to West Hebron and it is a cold raw & windy day March weather in earnest. at night Johnnie & Mary drove down to see us Georgia has been nearly sick for a week with a cold and Nina Heifer had a calf I had quite a time with her."

Thur. Mar 10: "I went out to Glens Falls & took a few potatoes & 2 jars of Butter and I got a load of Flour barrels 40 & I had the most troublous time that I ever had I guess & I never got home till most night & then had all the chores to do them barrels kept dropping off on me but I did地t loose any of them and it is a nice day thawed some but good sleighing out that way yet."

Fri. Mar 11: "I am about sick to day in the forenoon I put the barrels up in the wagon House & sorted out the heads and in the afternoon I sat & laid around the house only when I was doing the chores It is a nice pleasant day thawed a little in the sun it acts more like spring."

Sat. Mar 12: "I am about sick I sent down after the Doctor with Hugh Weir and he came up before night a little I have a very bad cold & he said my right lung was stuffed up some but I had to keep on doing the chores felt some better at night It is a nice pleasant day cold in the shade some wagons & some sleighs pretty icy yet around here but it is wasteing away slowly."

Sun. Mar 13: "I am feeling some better to day Johnnies folks came down & stayed till after dinner and it is a nice pleasant day thawed quite a lot in the sun and the Doctor drove up about night and he said my lung was all cleared out & I am feeling some better We did地t any of us go to church so all stayed at home & kept house."

Mon. Mar 14: "I chored around & felt more like myself to-day & in the afternoon Georgia drove up to Belcher to Oscar Chapmans & their little grandaughter is dead died from the cause of a bad dog bite nearly 2 years ago it is a very sad thing she died yesterday and I kept Marion she got home shortly after 4 o'clock and it is a nice day some cloudy but thawed quite a lot cooler at night & looks like snow and she went in a wagon. some sleighs going the mail man goes in a sleigh yet."

Tues. Mar 15: "It snowed about 2 inches last night & Will Spence came back in the forenoon and Georgia, Marion & I went up above Belcher to Jennie Chapmans Northups childs funeral she was about 7 years old she died of Hydrophobia it was a sad thing and we got home about 2 o'clock and Will was here and after dinner he sawed a little wood and it is a nasty (of part of the) day and we went in a wagon bad roads I am feeling pretty well."

Wed. Mar 16: "In the forenoon Will & I went down to West Hebron and I done some trading and we got home about noon and in the afternoon Will sawed a little wood & I chored around and it is a nice pleasant day but cool nasty hard going."

Thur. Mar 17: "Will sawed wood nearly all day & I split wood most of the day and it is a nice pleasant day it thawed a lot and was nasty & wet but cold last night cold air to day where the sun did'nt shine."

Fri. Mar 18: "It snowed nearly all day & hard part of the time it thawed some and it packed some and in the forenoon Will & I went down to Argyle and we went in a sleigh it went pretty fair too and in the afternoon we chored around Will sawed some wood & we husked some corn and the ground is white again 4 or 5 inches of snow fell I guess."

Sat. Mar 19: "Will stayed at home & sawed the wood at the door & he got is all sawed and we all went down to West Hebron a visiting at Orries and we took some Butter & done some trading and we went in the old Family wagon and it is a pretty cloudy day the snow nearly all thawed away that came yesterday sleighs going in the morning & fair sleighing too."

Sun. Mar 20: "Will & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and his text was in the Psalms and we came home at noon it is very muddy & Georgia & the children stayed at home and kept house and it is a pretty cloudy day out softened the ice up fast very muddy too some cooler at night."

Mon. Mar 21: "I split wood most of the day & Will helped too & I put quite a lot of chunks in the wagon house but in the morning I took 2 calves up to Belcher they each weighed 142 # at 5ス「 per # 1 was Georgias and it frooze quite hard last night and in the afternoon Georgia & Marion drove up to Johnnies awhile it thawed quite a lot but cold air. the banks & ice don't thaw very fast."

Tues. Mar 22: "In the morning Will & I split wood awhile & then we went up to Alex Copelands auction and we got home about 3 o'clock and it is a cool damp chilly windy day cloudy but didn't storm after dark awhile it began raining the lambs began coming and it is pretty muddy in places but a lot of ice on the roads."

Wed. Mar 23: "In the forenoon Will shore an old dead sheep & I husked corn & Will helped me to finish it & we finished splitting wood for now & I helped Georgia to make some more sausage & churn and in the afternoon Will & I drove down to West Hebron took some Butter & done some trading and it is a nice pleasant day clear & warm it acts like Spring now and the roads are very muddy now too. some ice on the road in places."

Thur. Mar 24: "In the morning we tapped the trees sap did地t run very good Will went out to Fort Edward, Sandy Hill & Glens Falls and I chored around & in the afternoon Georgia, Marion & I went down to Argyle & got some Furniture or bought some and it is very hard going muddy but a nice pleasant day warm too. It acts like Spring now."

Fri. Mar 25: "We chored around and sat around the house and at night we all went down to West Hebron to an Exhibition and it is very muddy going and it is a pretty cloudy day it rained some it is a nasty day or time. the frost is starting out some now I should think."

Sat. Mar 26: "In the forenoon I chored around & Will put on a few slate on the Wagon House where they were blown off and in the afternoon Will drove down to West Hebron & took his wagon wheel to get a spoke in and we boiled some sap & I churned & chored around the lambs are coming now & I have my hands full and it is a cool day getting colder and freezing at night."

Sun. Mar 27: "Will, Georgia, & Roscoe went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and they came home at noon and it is very muddy going and Ruby, Marion & I stayed at home and kept house the lambs are coming now & it keeps me busy I brought 1 twin over to the house for Georgia to raise and it frooze last night & was very rough in the morning but thawed out it is a cool raw day sap run some."

Mon. Mar 28: "In the morning we got up early & done the chores & Will went down to Barkleys & I drove down to West Hebron & took some butter & done some trading and had ought to drove down to Salem but didn't go it was terribly rough going but thawed up some before night and was muddy to cold for sap to-day in the afternoon I chored around Lambs keep me watching them I brought a nother twin lamb over to the house for Georgia to raise it is a cold raw day some cloudy March weather cold at night too."

Tues. Mar 29: "In the morning after I done the chores I went out to Sandy Hill and got some money out of the bank and when I came back to Argyle I stopped & got a pair of sheep shears & my new Double Harness and it is very muddy but drying up some sap run some to day but most to cold it is cold & raw but pleasant in the Sun."

Wed. Mar 30: "In the morning Will & I went down to the lower place & got the Truck wagon & took the rack off & took some plank & boards down for Stagon Will went at putting on the slate on the lower barn and worked at it all day & I helped some & chored around & tore down some rail fence between MrGeoch & me & it is a nice pleasant day warmer & a good sap day. Gibson's man brought my grass seed to me."

Thur. Mar 31: "In the morning after we done the chores I went down to West Hebron & took the team & helped to Moove Mrs. Powell & Will went up & got his Oats & then went down to West Hebron and it is a pretty cloudy day & began raining about 3 o'clock & rained & snowed till night nasty storm the roads were getting pretty good & dusty in places. one lamb was nearly dead in the morning & did die just came."

Fri. Apr 1: "It rained nearly all day it was a soaking rain in earnest very wet & nasty now. In the forenoon Will & I killed the bull for Beef and he opened up in grand shape not very big but fat. & I chored around the rest of the Day & Will went to the neighbors & it quit raining at night cool but not freezing. Charley McGeoch came over & got 4 pigs He did地t pay for them."

Sat. Apr 2: "In the forenoon I chored around tore down the rest of my lien fence between McGeoch & me and mixed up part of the grass seed and Will went down to West Hebron & helped Moove the White girls and in the afternoon I drawed rails from up along the lien fence to different places & the old rubbish 2 loads to the Hog pen and about night we cut down the beef (little red bull) & carried him over to the cellar the meat weighed 308 # & was nice meat too. and it is a pretty cloudy day & cool raw & windy too. I Weaned the pigs 22 of them."

Sun. Apr 3: "Will, Roscoe & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron & his text was 1st Corinthians the 15 chapter & 57 verse and we came home at noon & Georgia, Ruby & Marion stayed at home and kept house and it is a pretty cool raw windy & squally day but cleared off it frooze some last night & snowed some very muddy yet."

Mon. Apr 4:"In the morning Will took his horse & Dan & went up to Johnnies & got his boar hog and I went down to West Hebron & got Mae Gillett & took some butter & done some trading and it was terrbly rough in the morning and then we drawed some post from up back to the lien fence and in the afternoon Will slated some on the barn & we moved the stagon and I drawed a load of rails and cut up part of the beef & chored around and it is a nice pleasant day pleasant out frooze pretty hard last night good sap day. Will went away at night."

Tues. Apr 5: "In the forenoon I drawed the rest of the rails & old rubbish up along the lien fence & Will trimmed a few small apple trees and then we drawed a load of hay from the Horse barn over to the shed and some straw from the big barn to the Horse barn & in the afternoon we drawed what old hay was down to the Lower barn up here for bedding. and then I drew 2 loads of Horse manure up on top of the hill in the meadow for sowed corn and Will trimmed a few trees & then we went up on the big side Hill & spread some manure the frost isn't all out yet. It is a good sap day. It is a nice pleasant day warm & pleasant cool last night Potatoes are worth $ per bu at Salem."

Wed. Apr 6: "In the forenoon I drawed Horse manure up on top of the hill in the meadow on the corn ground and Will helped to load it & trimmed the little apple trees and Georgia & Mae & Marion drove down to Argyle & in the afternoon We sat posts corner posts for the wire fence between McGeoch & us & spread some manure and it is a nice pleasant day warm & drying up fast. Potatoes are worth $1 per bu at Salem"

Thur. Apr 7: "In the morning Will went down to West Hebron after the Doctor for Marion she was sick all night and I done the chores and in the forenoon Will chored around & spread some manure and I went over to Scyvers on business & it cleared off and in the afternoon We went up on the hill & braced the posts for the wire fence & then laid over rail fence up along the orchard and it is a warm day pretty wet through Marion was some better."

Fri. Apr 8: "In the forenoon I drawed manure up on the big side hill & corn ground & Will trimmed little apple trees and in the afternoon I finished laying the rail fence up along the orchard & Will trimmed apple trees up in the orchard & May drove the Horse down to West Hebron after Jennie Burnett & it is a pretty cloudy day but warm the frost was in nearly every stake I sat. at night Will went over to the church to a sociable."

Sat. Apr 9: "In the forenoon Will put on some slate down on the lower barn and then trimmed the rest of the low apple trees small ones & I trimmed up in the big orchard & in the afternoon we both drawed out manure from the barn yard to the small orchard. it was wet. at night Will & I went down to West Hebron & took May & took some Butter & done some trading. it is a cloudy day & very bad roads now it rained last night quite a lot."

Sun. Apr 10: "Will, Jennie Burnett & Georgia went to church & they heard a sermon by Mr.

Black of West Hebron & Jennie went home from church & they came home at noon and I stayed at home with the children. Marion is feeling pretty well to-day and it is a pretty cloudy & windy day very bad going. Snow banks is nearly all gone & ice in the swamps."

Mon. Apr 11: "In the morning I took the boar hog home up to Johnnies & Will went down to put on some more slate on the barn and then we trimmed up some of the brush under the apple trees and chored around till noon & in the afternoon Will began plowing over in the back meadow for oats for the first some wet in places and I fixed fence down along the swamp & side Hill & Georgia, May & Marion drove up to see Mary she has the Quinsy It is a pretty cloudy day & cool too"

Tues. Apr 12: "It was raining in the morning but quit about 8 o'clock & Will plowed nearly all day over in the back meadow with his horse & the black one and I drawed manure up on the big side Hill till about 2ス o'clock & then Georgia drove the little mare up to see her mother she has the quinsy & is no better. and May stayed at home & kept Marion & I finished the fence down along the swamp and chored around and it is a cool raw windy & squally day rained scuds now & then. cooler at night too."

Wed. Apr 13: "In the forenoon I piled brush and spread manure and chored around put up some seed oats & Will plowed with the old team over in the back meadow & in the afternoon he plowed over in the same field but with his horse & Darkey and I drawed some manure with the old team and took the Lumber down to the cheese Factory that was here they have the frame up & partly enclosed. it is a nice day but cold & windy March weather. nice time to plow only a little to wet. and Potatoes are worth $1 per bu at Salem yet & have been for some time."

Thur. Apr 14: "In the morning it was so cold & frooze so hard that we did地t plow & so we both cut up old rails at the hog pen for Kettle wood & piled it in the hog pen & Georgia drove up to see her mother she is not much better the Doctor calls it Tonsolittes now and in the afternoon Will plowed over in the back meadow and I drawed out manure up on the big side hill from under the horse barn & drew up the old rails from along the orchard and it is a cold raw windy & disagreeable day frooze hard last night & roads are drying up fast to-day."

Fri. Apr 15: "In the forenoon Will plowed over in the back meadow with his horse & Darky and I drawed horse manure up on the big side hill and in the afternoon Will took the old team & finished plowing all but the wet spot & drew of what stone he pulled out and I chored around fixed some fence & spread some manure up on the big side hill and it is a pretty cloudy & cool day it looks like snow & did begin snowing about dark."

Sat. Apr 16: "(The old snow banks were all gone but some ice in places yet) It snowed nearly all last night & is snowing & blowing a blizzard in earnest but quit about 9 o'clock & cleared off but was cold in shade the sun came out & the snow packed down a lot & a lot of bare ground in places where it blew off. & Will & I tagged the sheep & it took nearly all or most of the day at night Will took Maye down home at West Hebron and it is hard going"

Sun. Apr 17: "Roscoe & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McKenzie and his text was in John the 13 chapter & the 13 & 14 verses and we came home at noon & Will, Georgia, Ruby & Marion stayed at home and it is a cold day rather pleasant but windy & wintery frooze hard last night the snow don't thaw away very fast yet hard going."

Mon. Apr 18: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I went out to Fort Edward after his Mothers soap & Premiums (chair & bookcase) and we got home a little after noon & Will went up in the woods & cut wood or poles and in the afternoon I drawed 3 loads down to the house & Will cut wood & helped to load & I helped to cut some too. and it is a nice warm day pleasant & warm looks some like rain at night and it is very muddy going the snow is melting pretty fast to day."

Tues. Apr 19: "In the forenoon we went up to the woods & cut some more wood & drawed down 2 loads and then went at sawing wood at the door and it came on rain about 11 o'clock & got colder & snowed a little & in the afternoon we sawed wood at the door and it is a pretty cloudy & cool day warm in the morning nasty backward time in earnest."

Wed. Apr 20: "In the forenoon Georgia, Marion & May went down to West Hebron May kept Marion & Georgia helped Mrs. Powell and May stayed down and Will & I finished sawing the wood at the door & then it came on snow about noon & snowed the rest of the day & got colder again Winter too. & we sat around the house. bad & terribly nasty too."

Thur. Apr 21: "In the morning we went up along the lien fence to set posts & the frost was so deep yet we had to give it up and then we went up on the hill along the meadow in the brush lot & cut the brush down along the woods & in the afternoon we went up along the lien fence & put up our wire fence in the field above the lower house & then we helped Charley to put up his share of the lien fence and it melted the snow that came last night away & the banks are pretty well gone cold in the morning and it got warmer & was nice & pleasant in the afternoon."

Fri. Apr 22: "I drawed manure nearly all day up on the big side hill & drawed some out on the lower place and the frost stays in yet deep too in manure and Will plowed all day over on the side hill cross from the barn with his horse & darky and it is a nice pleasant day warm & pleasant but cool wind. Will broke the mould board on the side hill plow & I went over & borrowed Charley McGeochs and it is drying up fast. In the morning May the girl came back."

Sat. Apr 23: "In the morning Roscoe & I went down to West Hebron & got the plow repaired and when we got home I went at burning brush up in the orchard & Will plowed nearly all day over on the side hill cross from the barn and he got it done & I burned the rest of the brush up in the orchard & then spread manure up on the big side hill and it is a nice pleasant day and warmer the snow banks are nearly all gone again and at night Georgia & Marion took May down home. Will & Tom Davis went away."

Sun. Apr 24: "We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was the 84 Psalm the last clause of the 2 verse and we stayed for Sabbath school. Will, Georgia & Marion went together & Ruby, Roscoe & I went together and it is a nice warm day looks some like rain wind is in the east & rather cloudy the roads have dried up fast & are very rough the cross roads the snow banks are nearly all gone."

Mon. Apr 25: "In the forenoon Will sowed the side hill cross from the barn to oats and then he spread manure till noon & I dragged it with 3 horses and in the afternoon we took the oats and went over in the back meadow & Will sowed the oats there & I dragged till night and it is a nice warm day rained some last night rather muddy but dried off fast in the afternoon at night Will & I went up to Mr. Hiram Reynolds to see him he is very sick with Pneumonia"

Tues. Apr 26: "In the forenoon I went over in the back meadow & finished dragging the oats & then spread manure till noon & Will sowed the grass seed & then he spread manure till noon & in the afternoon Will began plowing for Potatoes up on the big side hill & I rolled the side hill back of the barn & then went over in the back meadow & rolled there till night. and it is a pretty cloudy & cool day some windy too."

Wed. Apr 27: "In the forenoon Will plowed up on the big side hill and I went up around the sheep field & fixed some fence and chored around and in the afternoon it rained & we went at shearing the sheep and we got 10 shore and Georgia, Mae & Marion went down to West Hebron and took some Butter and done some trading and it is a pretty cloudy day rained a little all afternoon & it came right down after dark or at night"

Thur. Apr 28: "In the forenoon Will & I shore sheep and in the afternoon Will took the buggie up to Belcher to get repaired & I went over to Edd Randles & got 11 bu of second potatoes he called them 13 bu at 40「 per bu but when I weighed them there was only 11 bu so that would bring them at 45「 per bu and it rained all forenoon & part of the afternoon very wet time in earnest but grass is just beginning to start now warm"

Fri. Apr 29: "In the forenoon we shore the rest of the sheep 43 and in the afternoon we chored around (it rained some) and then went up & sat the posts along the lien fence & then went up & put up the wire fence along the woods and it is a pretty cloudy day very wet but some of the neighbors were plowing grass is growing now but just started we found frost one place where we were setting posts."

Sat. Apr 30: "Will plowed all day up on the big side hill & I drawed some of the manure on the stone boat down to the lower house and spread manure up on the side hill & cut some seed potatoes & chored around & 2 calves came to-day and it is wet water most any place but we can't wait all summer to get any thing done we just turned our sheep out in the orchard for the first grass has just started merely but is growing fast now. at night Will took May home & didn't come back."

Sun. May 1: "We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was in 2nd Chronicles the 18 chapter & the 7 verse and we stayed for Sabbath School & we drove to Buggies and Will came home & went away again at night and it acts some like summer now and is a nice growing time warm & drying of fast to-day."

Mon. May 2: "In the forenoon I drawed manure up on the big side hill and got 8 loads up and in the afternoon I went over and finished rolling the oat ground that is sowed in the back meadow & Will plowed all day with his horse & darky up on the big side hill and it is a beautiful day warm & clear North wind out warm where it did地t blow. grass is growing now."

Tues. May 3: "In the forenoon I drawed some manure up on the big side hill 4 loads and 1 load on the lower place & then I went at plowing down at the lower place and in the afternoon I finished plowing down there and then drawed manure and Will plowed all day up on the big side hill and it is a nice warm day Hot day clear too fine growing time I left the sheep out at night for the first."

Wed. May 4: "In the morning I marked out the piece (down at the lower place) both ways and then I planted it to potatoes and Will plowed all day up on the big side hill and before night a little I took the sheep down on round hill & quit feeding them and I turned the yearlings down in the lower swamp for good and in the afternoon Georgia & Mary & Marion drove down to West Hebron & done some trading and it is a very warm day for the time of year grass is growing fast now."

Thur. May 5: "In the forenoon I went over in the back meadow and finished plowing the corner for oats it was terribly wet & muddy & in the afternoon I sowed the oats dragged it & sowed the seed & rolled the most of it & Will finished plowing up on the face of the big side Hill and came over & got the wagon & drag and then he dragged on the sod till night & I cut potatoes & Georgia & the children went up to Johnnies on an errand and it is a nice pleasant day warm & clear fine weather now."

Fri. May 6: "In the forenoon Will dragged up on the big side hill with 3 horses & his horse for 1 & I marked out with Maud Horse and he got it all went over & I got it nearly marked one way & in the afternoon I marked out some the other way & Will finished marking it one way and we took out some potatoes & phosphate & then began planting potatoes just got started and it is a nice warm day clear & Hot too it seemed the hottest day we have had grass is growing fast. red cow had a calf"

Sat. May 7: "Will & I planted potatoes all day up on the big side hill & we put 叢hosphate on them & at night Georgia & the children went down to West Hebron & took some Butter & done some trading and it is a nice pleasant & warm day only rather windy in the afternoon for our business. & Will took May down to West Hebron 蘇ome at night at night I cut a few potatoes. We have had a fine week for work clear & no wet weather. grass is growing fast."

Sun. May 8: "We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and his text was Mark the 15 chapter & the 21 verse and Will did地t go to church after dinner he went away on his wheel and we stayed for Sabbath school and it is a nice pleasant day clear the roads are getting dusty but rough the cross roads."

Mon. May 9: "We planted potatoes nearly all day (I marked out some) up on the big side hill and it is a nice day to work not windy good time to drop phosphate and it is getting pretty dusty but is cloudy & looks like rain but don't rain"

Tues. May 10: "It all cleared off again with out any rain we planted up on the big side hill till about 9 o'clock & then came to the house & cut seed potatoes till noon & after dinner we took out the seed we cut & I marked out some more & then we planted till night it is a very hot day it clouded over and began raining before night & kept raining till bed time and it is a fine rain to plum trees are blowing out fast apple trees blossoms are coming in right fine growing time it has been so warm for a week all we want is a nice little rain now to make grass. James Lowe Jr. came here & papered all day & got done about dark."

Wed. May 11: "In the forenoon we planted potatoes up on the big side hill & we used phosphate and in the afternoon we cut some more seed and then took it out to the field & I marked out the rest of the field the other way and after supper Georgia, May & Marion drove down to West Hebron on an errand it is a nice day after the rain warm but got cooler before night a little and we had a nice little rain last night. dried of quick"

Thur. May 12: "We planted potatoes nearly all day up on the big side hill & we finished the big part about 5 o'clock and then we plowed a spot back of the barn for the strawberry plants & a small garden spot and it is a nice pleasant day Hot sun & clear drying off fast again."

Fri. May 13: "In the morning I got up early & done part of the chores & we put on what potatoes we had left 35 bu about and I took them out to Sandy Hill I got $1.10 per bu the biggest price I ever got for potatoes and I brought home a load of barrels & Roscoe went with me and when I got home I sat out the Strawberry plants it was after 4 o'clock & Will plowed with his horse & Dick all day old ground up on top of the hill in the meadow for corn and it is a very Hot day clear & dusty too."

Sat. May 14: "In the forenoon I drawed manure up in the back part of the big side hill & Will plowed with his Horse & Dan up on top of the Hill in the meadow and in the afternoon Georgia & I went over to Edd Randles' funeral (it was a very large funeral) & when I came back I sat out part of the apple trees 15 of them sat them in the young orchard where they are missing & Will plowed up in the same field and at night Georgia & Marion took May down home at West Hebron & done some trading & brought home Orrie & Eva & it is a clear & Hot day but got rather windy before night it acts like rain very dusty."

Sun. May 15: "We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was (禅rusting in the Lord) and we stayed for Sabbath school and Will went on his wheel and it began raining about noon but did地t amount to much till about night it came on harder then it is a fine rain we needed it very much."

Mon. May 16: "We cut & sorted some seed potatoes and chored around at one thing & another all day it was a wet day in earnest a fine rain we dipped the lambs for the ticks it is a cold rain too. but it is fine for every thing apple trees are blowing out now grass looks nice now."

Tues. May 17: "I drawed manure all day up in the further end to the big side hill and I got up 13 loads and Will plowed all day up on top of the hill in the meadow the rain helped the plowing greatly he says but made the manure heavy the ground soaked the rain all in about & it is a nice pleasant day some cloudy cool but not cold Miss Shaw Heifer"

Wed. May 18: "In the forenoon I drawed manure up in the further end of the big side hill and Will plowed up on top of the hill in the meadow & he got done up there and began plowing sod where I drew manure and in the afternoon he plowed with the old team in the further end of the big side hill and at noon I went up & helped Charley McGeoch to stretch some wire fence on the lien between he & me and then I took Dan & the weeder up on top of the hill in the meadow & scratched over the plowed ground to level down a little & it is a nice day warm & acts very much like rain wind is in the north-east."

Thur. May 19: "In the morning it was to wet to work out so I started to look after some seed corn & I found some down to West Hebron and when I got home I shelled the corn 1ス bu. and then I went up where Will was plowing & spread manure & in the afternoon I went up on top of the hill in the meadow & leveled down the ground with the weeder & then went at marking out for corn & Will plowed all day up in the back part of the big side hill for potatoes & it is a nice warm day ground is wet too. It rained a lot last night. & it is raining at night again but warm fine growing time no mistake."

Fri. May 20: "In the forenoon I finished marking out both ways up on top of the hill in the meadow and spread some manure for Will where he is plowing & in the afternoon I began planting corn (with planter) up on top of the hill & it is wet too to wet to plant with a planter I quit before night a little it rained to hard it rained a little nearly all afternoon & Will plowed all day about up in the back part of the big side hill and it is a moist time fine weather for grass & rye. Thunder Showers went around too."

Sat. May 21: "I planted corn with planter all day up on top of the hill in the meadow it was very wet in the forenoon I did地t get quite done and Will plowed nearly all day up in the further end of the big side hill & he got done & plowed the piece below the lower house and I guess we are through plowing unless we plow another piece for corn and it is a nice pleasant day warm & dried off pretty fast. some light showers went around but did地t rain any here and at night The Cheese Factory Stock holders held a meeting at the school house I did地t go down."

Sun. May 22: "We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. Lafferty of North Argyle & the meeting was地t till 3 o'clock Sabbath School first and our Minister is gone away & going to stay 3 weeks and it is a nice pleasant day & warm"

Mon. May 23: "In the forenoon Will dragged the further end of the big side hill and I finished planting corn up on top of the hill in the meadow & then marked out up back for potatoes & in the afternoon I finished marking out up back for potatoes & corn and Will went at planting potatoes up there with a planter & I drawed a load of manure on the piece along the road on the lower place & dragged it and it is a nice pleasant day warm & it rained a little about night. fine growing time"

Tues. May 24: "In the forenoon I planted corn up on the further end of the big side hill awhile & then I marked on the piece along the road on the lower place & began planting potatoes & in the afternoon I finished planting down there & then went up back & planted some more corn & Will planted potatoes all day up back with a planter and it is a nother nice day cleared off & warm too."

Wed. May 25: "In the forenoon I went up to Johnnies & over to Uncle Martins and got a few slate to cover the rest of the barn and then put up crow twine on the corn and Will finished planting potatoes up back and in the afternoon he put the rest of the slate on the barn on the lower place and I finished planting corn up back all done now & put up the rest of the corn twine and it is a nice warm day we had a Thunder Shower before night awhile but the heft went around Charley McGeoch had my team & drawed out manure with them most of the day."

Thur. May 26: "In the morning Will took the old team & went up & plowed for Johnnie all day about & it rained a little in the morning but cleared off. In the forenoon I painted the wood work in the Parlor & Hall and chored around & in the afternoon I chored around fixed up the fence around the lower barn & put some wood in the wood shed and washed the canopy wagon & Double wagon and it is a nice pleasant day cleared off & was warm too. fine growing time now no mistake at night Will came home brought Maud & left Dick up there."

Fri. May 27: "In the morning Will took his horse up to Johnnies & plowed nearly all day and at night he brought his horse & Dick home and In the morning I took the Wool out to Charley Stewarts at 23「 per # & Roscoe went along & then we went on out to Fort Edward & got a load of Stuff for the Cheese Factory & there was 3 other loads & the Whay vat has地t got along yet and it is a nice pleasant day but got cooler before night."

Sat. May 28: "In the forenoon We drawed manure Will loaded it & I drew it out back of the barn in the little orchard & put it in a pile & I went over & got Charley McGeochs manure wagon & drew with 2 wagons at noon or after rather I took it home & Roscoe brought the team back home & I stayed & helped Charley to plant potatoes & Will drew out manure the same place and at night Georgia & the children all went down to West Hebron & took some Butter & done some trading."

Sun. May 29: "We all went up to Belcher church and we heard a sermon by Mr. French the Methodist minister and their was no preaching at out church and at night after we done the chores we went over to our church to Christian Endeavor and it is a nice pleasant day some cloudy & begins to look some like rain."

Mon. May 30: "In the forenoon we both went over to Davie Moores & helped him to plant potatoes and we came home after dinner & Will went away to spend Decoration and I chored around it began raining about 9 o'clock & drizzled till noon & it kept on raining nearly all afternoon & pretty hard but it let up at night fine time for grass & oats."

Tues. May 31: "Will & I drawed manure from the yard & back of the shed & scraped & cleaned out the barn yard & drawed the manure out in the little orchard back of the barn & put it in a pile and it is a pretty cloudy day but did地t rain & cleared off nice growing time."

Wed. Jun 1: "In the morning after we done the chores we went over & helped Davie Moore to plant potatoes all day & it is a nice pleasant day only looked like rain part of the day but did地t it was a nice day to plant."

Thur. Jun 2: "In the morning Will went down & cultivated the potatoes on the lower garden & I put some wood in the shed and then I went down & went at hoeing the potatoes & we both hoed till noon & cultivated them all & in the afternoon Will & I went down & helped to level up around & make a road around the Cheese Factory and helped nearly all afternoon. it is a nother cloudy day but warm & a nice day looked like rain but did'nt. our potatoes down in the garden look nice & healthy. nice clean Hoeing."

Fri. Jun 3: "In the forenoon Will began cultivating potatoes up on the big side hill and I took a few oats down to West Hebron 30 bu at 50「 per bu & got some shoeing done & a new cultivator and in the afternoon we put some wood in the shed & drew out the rest of the cow manure & put it in the big pile & chored around & quit early at night we had a light shower and it is a nice pleasant day warm & rather cloudy."

Sat. Jun 4: "In the forenoon Will cultivated potatoes up on the big side hill and Roscoe & I went out to Sandy Hill & got a small load of barrels 18 and some Midlings & some carpet and in the afternoon we piled wood in the shed & it is a very warm day clear & hot at night it rained a little a fine growing time no mistake"

Sun. Jun 5: "We had a nice rain or shower in the night or early in the morning & cleared of with a nice cool breeze. We all went to church preaching was'nt untill 2ス o'clock we heard a sermon by Mr. Black of West Hebron and his text was in the Psalms and it is a nice pleasant day very hot after the rain. fine growing time no mistake oats are looking good."

Mon. Jun 6: "In the Morning Will took the milk down to the Factory for the first and I took 3 calves up to Belcher at 4ス「 per # and Will cultivated potatoes up on the big side hill & when I came back I cultivated too and we went across its field before we got them all run out up & down they are most to small on the further end. & in the afternoon we began hoeing up there & they are looking very good. It is a nice pleasant day warm too. about night Georgia took some Butter down to West Hebron & done some trading & Roscoe went too."

Tues. Jun 7: "We worked on the road all day & piled some wood in the morning & at noon. In the morning Will took the milk down to the Factory and it is a nice pleasant day warm & some cloudy it rained again last night."

Wed. Jun 8: "In the forenoon we hoed potatoes up on the big side hill & cultivated some a head & in the afternoon we hoed potatoes up in the same field not long though a shower came up from the east about 2 o'clock & it rained terribly & it washed quite a lot where we had hoed and after the shower it was to wet to hoe so we put some wood in the shed. nice weather for oats & grass in the morning Will took the milk down to the Factory."

Thur. Jun 9: "It was raining in the morning & rained a lot last night it rained part of the forenoon we cleaned out the cellar (House cellar) & cleaned out the Horse barn or wagon part & then put in some wood and in the afternoon we put in some wood & cut up the old rails at the hog pen & piled it in side & it is a pretty cloudy rained a little not much. In the morning Will took the milk down to the Factory & it rained like suds too. This is my birthday 42 years old don't seem possible time is speeding on. but enjoying good health."

Fri. Jun 10: "In the morning we went up on the big side hill & Hoed potatoes all day & cultivated some too & it was terrible wet in the forenoon water was laying in places on the hill and it is a nice day some cloudy but dryed off pretty fast in the afternoon grass & oats are booming fast now"

Sat. Jun 11: "In the forenoon Will hoed potatoes up on the big side hill & I cultivated enough to last all day & I went over the potatoes in the side next the woods with the weeder and in the afternoon we both hoed potatoes up there and they are looking fine and at night after we milked I wound the twine up on top of the hill in the meadow & Ruby went home with May Will took them down to West Hebron & Georgia, Roscoe & Marion drove down also. and it is a nice pleasant day but cooler a strong north wind all afternoon It is drying up fast to-day."

Sun. Jun 12: "We went to church Georgia, Roscoe, Marion & I & we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron & we stayed for Sabbath school and Will stayed at home and Ruby is at West Hebron and at night we all went down to West Hebron to the M. E. Church it was childrens day and Will brought May & Ruby home and it is a nice day only quite cool & windy too Will took the milk down to the Factory"

Mon. Jun 13: "In the forenoon Will Hoed potatoes up on the big side hill and I cultivated up there & hoed some too. and in the afternoon we both hoed potatoes up in the same field and it is a nice day to work some windy & cool but it is a pleasant day. Will took the milk down to the Factory."

Tues. Jun 14: "In the forenoon we hoed potatoes up on the big side hill & I finished cultivating them and in the afternoon we both cultivated corn one way up on top of the hill in the meadow and we got it nearly all run out one way and it is a nice day some windy & looked like rain in the forenoon but cleared off at night I went down to the school House to a Factory Meeting."

Wed. Jun 15: "In the forenoon we finished hoeing the potatoes up on the big side hill and then went up & began hoeing corn up on top of the hill in the meadow and in the afternoon we hoed corn & cultivated it in the same place and it is a nice cool day warm in times but a cool wind not very good corn weather potatoes are doing well the ones we have hoed the other ones are coming very slow it is drying up fast we need rain the ground is terrible hard."

Thur. Jun 16: "We hoed & cultivated corn nearly all day up on top of the hill in the meadow and we quit early & all went over to the church to Christian Endeavor but May she stayed at home and it is a nice day it looked like rain in the forenoon but cleared of dry again Will takes the milk down to the Factory mornings before breakfast."

Fri. Jun 17: "We hoed & cultivated corn all day up on top of the hill in the meadow and it is a nice pleasant day some warmer. at night Georgia, May & Marion went down to West Hebron & done some trading."

Sat. Jun 18: "In the forenoon we finished hoeing the corn up on top of the hill in the meadow and in the afternoon Will cultivated the piece of potatoes down below the road along the swamp & hoed them on the lower place & shoveled out the other piece one way & we all went to church and heard a sermon by Mr. Young of East Greenwich & we took May down home and it is a nice pleasant day warmer. very dusty."

Sun. Jun 19: "Will took the Milk down to the Factory and We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and it was Sacrament Sabbath & it is a nice pleasant day clear & warmer too quite Hot & very dusty at night Will went down to West Hebron to church & brought May up home."

Mon. Jun 20: "In the forenoon we both cultivated the corn & potatoes one way up in the rear end of the long side hill and we got it done and in the afternoon we began hilling potatoes & hilled the garden down on the lower place & Georgia & the children went down to West Hebron & it is a very hot day & about dark we had a Thunder Shower heavy Thunder rained a nice shower not very heavy. Hot day & night."

Tues. Jun 21: "last night The lightening struck a tree over on Charley McGeochs field & killed both of his horses and we went over & seen them & we hoed some corn up in the back end of the big side hill the rain drove us to the house once but did'nt rain long and in the afternoon we took our team over to Charley McGeochs & helped him to bury his horses & draw them around to the hole & then we began shoveling out potatoes one way up on the big side hill till night. It is a hot day nice little rain last night our potatoes are looking very good the most of them."

Wed. Jun 22: "In the forenoon we both hoed & cultivated corn up in the rear end of the big side hill & it came on rain or a Thunder Shower & a terrible wind we got wet before we got home & we had 2 or 3 quite heavy Thunder showers it rained a lot too. & in the afternoon we chored around & cleaned out the barn cellar & then I went down to West Hebron & got a sack of Midlings and Roscoe went too and Will cut & pulled some blue thisle up on the big side hill and it was hot before the rain but got some colder it cleared off before night."

Thur. Jun 23: "In the forenoon we both shoveled out potatoes up & down the big side hill & got it nearly done one way & started a little the other way and in the afternoon we went up & hoed the rest of the corn in the rear end of the big side hill & began hilling potatoes up on the big side hill and it was very wet when we began in the morning but dried of fast before night the ground is pretty wet now we had a big rain yesterday."

Fri. Jun 24: "We hilled & shoveled out potatoes nearly all day up on the big side hill it is wet yet but getting dryer all the time and the potatoes are looking very good I think and Will carries the milk down to the Factory every morning and it is a nice pleasant day very hot good corn weather at night we quit early and all went down to West Hebron to the Graduation Exercises at Mr. Beachs Church there was a big crowd there & very Hot too."

Sat. Jun 25: "In the forenoon we cultivated the potatoes the other way up on the rear end of the big side hill and then hilled potatoes on the big side hill & in the afternoon we hilled potatoes up on the same hill & shoveled out there was 2 or 3 Thunder Showers went around it was terrible hot but a nice East wind and at night Will & another fellow went away & I done the milking & May the girl went home a foot."

Sun. Jun 26: " Belle Heifer had a calf last night & Marion was sick nearly all night but is some better to-day. So we all stayed at home & did'nt go to church at night Will went down to West Hebron to Prayer meeting I guess and it is a very hot clear but quite windy it is good corn weather."

Mon. Jun 27: "We hilled potatoes & shoveled out all day up on the big side hill and in the afternoon Georgia went down to West Hebron & got the Freezer and she made some ice cream & at night we all went over to the church to a sociable & had a good time and Marion is better to day It is a nice pleasant day but some cooler but warm cool at night & windy."

Tues. Jun 28: " We hilled & shoveled out potatoes all day up on the big side Hill and the bugs are on them in places & eating too and it is a nice day to work. cloudy & not very hot it looks like rain at night. I have a cold & am very hoarse"

Wed. Jun 29: "In the forenoon it rained part of the time a nice little rain and Will moved over the hay up in the Horse barn & put the chaff down stairs a nasty & dusty job & I chored around and it quit raining about 10 o'clock & we picked a few Cherries & had dinner early and then went up on the big side hill & hilled & shoveled out potatoes and it was a little wet but soon dried up and it kept cloudy nice time to work. I am very Hoarse can't hardly speak above a whisper with hurting."

Thur. Jun 30: "We hilled & shoveled out potatoes all day up on the big side hill & we got all done up there in the big part & the potatoes are looking good and at night we had a shower & it rained a lot almost washed some in the potatoes field Will takes the milk every morning to the Factory."

Jul 1: "In the forenoon we both shoveled out the potatoes in the rear end of the big side hill & part of them both ways and in the afternoon we went at hilling potatoes up there & they were small too & Georgia & May & Marion went out to Fort Edward on business & about 5 o'clock we had a heavy Thunder Shower it rained & Hailed too hard the ground was white and it washed some and it raines every day now & terrible wet. I put on Paris Green again on the garden to the lower House our last cow had a calf last night."

Sat. Jul 2: "In the forenoon after we ground the mowing machine knives & cradle scythes we went up in the back part of the big side hill & hilled potatoes wet fairly muddy and at noon it began raining again we chored around cut a few weeds etc. and after supper Georgia & the children took May down to West Hebron and it is a wet time no mistake we have about 1ス acres potatoes to hill & we will be done and at night Will & I went down to the school House to a Factory meeting & I guess the meeting was up to Bob McKernons"

Sun. Jul 3: "We all went to church (but Will he went away some place) & we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and his text was in the Psalms and it is a cold day for the time of year and pleasant dryed up fast warm in the sun but cold nights"

Mon. Jul 4: "Will did地t work to day he went up to Granville on his wheel and we all went down to West Hebron to Orries a visiting & stayed all day and Orrie & Eva came home with us and it is a nice pleasant day cool air but warm in the sun In the morning I got up early & put on some Paris Green on the potatoes up on the big side hill."

Tues. Jul 5: "In the forenoon We hilled potatoes up in the further end of the big side hill and in the afternoon we went up on top of the hill in the meadow & cultivated corn & after a little it came on rain drove us to the house & got wet & after awhile we went back & it was wet too. & Georgia took Orrie & Eva down home at West Hebron and it rained some at noon & it is a wet time no mistake bad hay weather Oats are heading out now & look good."

Wed. Jul 6: "In the forenoon we cultivated corn up on top of the hill in the meadow and it is a nice pleasant day and Hot too very foggy in the morning and in the afternoon we finished Hilling potatoes up back & then hilled the spot down to the lower house we are all done hilling now and it is a nice day corn is doing pretty well now."

Thur. Jul 7: "In the forenoon I began mowing for the first cross from the barn and Will finished cultivating the corn up on top of the hill in the meadow & then cultivated what corn there was up in the back part of the big side hill & in the afternoon I finished mowing the field cross from the barn & then went at raking some of it and Will mowed around the fence & then went up in the fallow & cut a little rye it is green too and then bunched up some hay & I helped and it is a grand hay day clear & hot too."

Fri. Jul 8: "In the forenoon we went up in the fallow & cut rye awhile & then came down & got the hay rack out & on the wagon and then opened out the bunched hay and after dinner I raked the rest of the hay & Will bunched it up and then we went at drawing in & we got 5 loads in and it was in good shape and it is a nice pleasant day very hot & drying day."

Sat. Jul 9: "In the forenoon I mowed the grass on the side hill in the upper fallow along the road & Will cut rye up on top of the fallow and then about 10 o'clock we went at drawing in hay and in the afternoon we drawed in the rest of the hay that was in the field cross from the barn 4 loads in all & then raked & bunched the hay on the side hill it was very light at night the children & Georgia took the hired girl home at West Hebron for good."

Sun. Jul 10: "It rained nearly all forenoon but not hard nor much only enough to lay the dust. so we did地t go to church & we all stayed at home & kept house and it is a nice warm day it cleared off in the afternoon warm the rain layed the dust nicely is about all."

Mon. Jul 11: "In the morning after Will took the milk down he took the calf (or one) up to Belcher 210 # @ 5「 & when he came back he cut rye up on top of the hill in the fallow and I mowed with the machine down in the lower fallow & in the afternoon I finished it & Will opened out the hay on the side hill & then we finished cutting the rye up on top and then we drawed in the hay on the side hill 3 jags and it is a nice day & hot it was cloudy & foggy & looked like rain till 10 o'clock & it cleared off Hot too & it was a grand afternoon to dry hay."

Tues. Jul 12: "In the forenoon we both bound rye up on top of the hill in the fallow & sat up some of it and in the afternoon I raked the hay down in the lower fallow & Will bunched the most of it and then we drawed in 4 jags and it came up a Thunder shower & rained a lot too about 6 o'clock the wind blew hard all afternoon we have about 4 loads of Hay out soaked in good shape & a lot of rye laying in the swath & some in bundles bad mess this time"

Wed. Jul 13: "In the morning Will picked some cherries & I went around & cut some blue thisle and then we opened out the hay & then bound rye till noon & sat up some and in the afternoon we bound some rye and then turned the hay again & Will got his horse & put him in with Dick & we drawed 4 loads and Maud got her leg hurt it is swelled up big as 3 legs and it is a drying day wind in the north & cool too. fair hay day."

Thur. Jul 14: "In the morning I mowed the Flat down in the Meadow orchard & Will mowed by hand around the fence & trees and then we went up & bound rye till noon and in the afternoon we finished binding the rye & sat it up and then I raked the hay in the meadow & Will bunched it up or most of it & then we drawed in 1 load and it is a nice day good hay day"

Fri. Jul 15: "In the forenoon I mowed the side hill down in the meadow and Will mowed around the fence & trees and then we went at drawing in hay we got 2 loads & in the afternoon we drawed in the rest of the hay and rakings. Dan Horse balked & we got in quite a fracas. we pounded him up & he broke the tongue and Will went & got his horse and it is some cloudy & looks like rain did sprinkle a little but not enough to stop us."

Sat. Jul 16: "In the morning Roscoe & I drove Dick down to West Hebron & got a barrel of Flour and done some trading and got some medicine for Marion and Will picked the rest of the cherries or the most of them and when I came back we raked up the rest of the hay in the meadow & bunched it & drawed in 1 load and in the afternoon we drawed in the rest of it 3 loads & raked up the scatterings & went up on the hill & got a load of rye. we used Wills Horse and it is a good hay day & Hot too."

Sun. Jul 17: "In the morning Will took the milk down to the Factory Will went to church but we did'nt go any of us so we all stayed at home and about night Johnnie & Mary came down awhile & it is a very hot day it looked like a shower at night good corn weather."

Mon. Jul 18: "In the forenoon we chored around onloaded a load of rye & went up in the shed & crowded back some hay and I went down in the lower fallow & fixed a little fence & pulled some weeds in the garden & Will cut weeds around the fences & I did likewise and in the afternoon I got the team & mowed the little orchard back of the barn & Will mowed around the fence & trees & it is a very hot day the sun is scalding Hot fine growing time we had a Thunder shower before day light a little out but cleared off before noon."

Tues. Jul 19: "In the forenoon We drawed in rye from up on top of the hill in the fallow & in the afternoon we raked & bunched the hay back of the barn & drawed in 3 loads & another load of rye we have it all in only the tailings and at night Will went down to Salem to a circus and it is a very hot day grand hay weather."

Wed. Jul 20: "In the forenoon I mowed some down in the field above the lower house and Will mowed around the fence and some along the road and in the afternoon we drawed in the rest of the hay in the young orchard back of the barn 5 loads and then raked & bunched the hay that I mowed in the forenoon It is grand hay weather clear & warm too."

Thur. Jul 21: "In the forenoon I mowed the rest of the lower part in the field above the lower House & Will mowed some by hand down to the lower house in the swamp and then we went at drawing in hay down in the field above the road & we got in 6 loads & raked & bunched up the rest that I mowed & we had to short showers or squirts of rain & it hindered us too. rather cloudy not so good hay weather to-day."

Fri. Jul 22: "In the forenoon I mowed the grass up in the long field and Will mowed around the fence and chored around shook out the hay down in the swail and in the afternoon we drawed in the rest of the hay in the field above the lower house 4 loads & 1 jag down in the swail below the lower house at night We all (but Will) went to a Lawn party up to McNeils up on top of hill it was cloudy & rained a little."

Sat. Jul 23: "In the morning after we done the chores I took the old tongue down to Dewey Cornells & got a new one for the Truck wagon and Will cut brush & weeds along the road and it was most noon when I got back and in the afternoon I raked the rye tailings up on top of the hill in the fallow & Will mowed by hand down in the swail back of the lower house and then I raked the hay up in the long field & Will bunched it up and it was very light. and it rained some in the forenoon & last night but not more than to lay the dust and it is a poor hay day cloudy all day & cooler too."

Sun. Jul 24: "We all went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and his text was in Genesis (and it rained some) now & through the day very cloudy & cool and Will did地t come home from church he came after night. and it is poor hay weather. We stayed for Sabbath school."

Mon. Jul 25: "In the morning after we done the chores & took the milk to the Factory we went down to the Factory & loaded up a load of cheese and I took it down to Salem & Charley McGeoch took a load also and we took over 5000 # and in the forenoon Will mowed the rest of the grass in the swail below the lower house & then went up and mowed some in the little meadow (by Hand) & when I came home we went at drawing in hay from the long field & we got it nearly all in 4 loads and it is a fair day rather cloudy but hot."

Tues. Jul 26: "In the forenoon We went up & mowed the rest of the little meadow I had the machine & Will had a scythe and bound rye for Charley awhile & then I mowed the swail down in the meadow orchard and in the afternoon we drawed in the rest out of the long field 1 load & got the hay carried out of the swail below the lower house and then we went up & raked up the hay in the little meadow & got part of it bunched & it came on a shower and rained quite a lot. and Georgia & the children all went down to West Hebron to Orries to a party."

Wed. Jul 27: "In the forenoon I mowed the rest of the hay or grass up on top of the hill all done now & Will mowed around the fence and then went up & shook out the hay that was laying in the winrow and then turned the hay down in the swail below the house and in the afternoon Will went up & cocked up the hay up in the little meadow and I raked the hay down in the swail & we drawed in 2 loads we started a stack and then went up on top of the hill & raked the hay there & bunched it. We had a nice hay day after all. we had a Thunder shower last night & a big rain to the ground is soaked in good shape it is warm & pleasant our oats are getting down in places on the side hill."

Thur. Jul 28: "In the forenoon We onloaded the load of hay that was on the wagon on the stack & drew hay from up on top of the hill back of the barn 4 loads we put 2 loads on the stack & in the afternoon we drawed 1 load from the hill (that was all of it) & put it on the stack & got the other jag from the swail in the meadow below the house & put it on the stack & got it nearly toped out & their came up a big Thunder Shower and it rained a lot too. bad hay weather we lack what there is up in the little meadow (1 load) of finishing Haying we chored around till night it rained at night. In the morning I put on some paris green on the potatoes."

Fri. Jul 29: "In the morning Roscoe & I went out to Sandy Hill & Fort Edward and got a load of barrels 24 and done some other errands and did'nt get home till most night and Will began cutting oats up on the side hill back of the barn & a big crop too and it is a nice pleasant day cool air at night I on some Paris Green on the potatoes up in the rear end of the big side Hill."

Sat. Jul 30: "In the forenoon we cut oats up on the side hill back of the barn we finished them & began cutting over in the back meadow I had to mow quite a lot of oats on the side hill and in the afternoon we went up & got the hay out of the little meadow 1 big load & put part of it on the stack and we are done haying now & then we went over in the back meadow & cut oats till night and it is a good Hay day and it is a warm day oats dried good to day They are pretty green yet."

Sun. Jul 31: "We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was in 1st Kings and we stayed for sabbath school and it is a very hot day cloudy in the morning but burned of Hot & dry and both sows had pigs 1 big sow had 8 & all smart & 1 small sow had 7 all smart In the morning I found the cows up in the potato & corn field."

Mon. Aug 1: "In the forenoon We both cut oats over in the back meadow & got ready to draw in oats & in the afternoon we went at drawing in oats and we got in 6 loads from the side hill back of the barn and they are a big crop (of straw) no mistake and Ruby & Roscoe helped us to rake the oats in fact they raked them all nearly & it is a grand hay day very hot too."

Tues. Aug 2: "In the morning I went down to Argyle and got a coil of wire fence and Ruby & Roscoe went along & Will went over in the back meadow & finished cutting oats all done cutting oats now and when I came back we put the Horse fork up in the big barn in the oat mow and chored around & in the afternoon we put up the wire fence over the wall up above the orchard between the potato & pasture field where the cows got out & we got it up in fair shape and it is a pretty cloudy day hot but the oats did地t dry of hardly any at night Will, Roscoe & I went down to school Meeting 4 voters there Edmund Pollock for Trustee and we had a thunder shower about night it rained some but not hard bad weather for potatoes I think they are blighting in places now."

Wed. Aug 3: "In the morning we cut some weeds & brush down along the road below the barn and then we took the team & went over back to rake oats we raked a few & thought they were to wet so came back to the house & waited till after dinner & in the afternoon we got 2 loads from over in the back meadow they are very light & terrible thisley & we got in the rest of the oats on the side hill back of the barn 5 jags and it was a good hay day & warm to. Ruby & Roscoe helped us to rake the oats. big crop on the side hill."

Thur. Aug 4: "In the morning we onloaded a load of oats & chored around & D. H. Hurd came along & I sold him 4 calves for 5セ「 per # to be delivered at Belcher next Monday morning and then we went at raking & drawing in oats from the back meadow & we got over 2 loads they are very light and in the afternoon we got them all in 3 loads we are all done harvesting now for this year fair Hay crop also Rye & Oat crop Ruby & Roscoe helped us to rake some oats."

Fri. Aug 5: "In the forenoon we went up in the woods & cut some posts & split them out and cut some chestnut for corner posts & took the bark of them and in the afternoon we cut brush around the upper & lower fallow and it is a nice day we had a little sprinkle in the afternoon Thunder Shower went around Hot afternoon good breeze though."

Sat. Aug 6: "In the forenoon we onloaded the last load of oats & cleaned up what was on the Floor and then we went up & cut the weeds & brush around the corn in the meadow on top of the hill and in the afternoon we cut the brush around the back meadow & quit early I done the chores at night and it is a nice pleasant day good hay day & warm too. smokey & looks like rain."

Sun. Aug 7: "We did'nt go to church but after dinner we all went up to Johnnies awhile & Will went away some place and I done the chores at night alone and it is a windy & cool day but clear the smoke is all blowed away."

Mon. Aug 8: "In the morning after we done the chores & Will took the milk to the Factory I took 4 calves up to Belcher 780 # at 5セ「 per # and Will cut some brush till I came back & then we went up to the woods & drawed down 2 load of posts for fence along the swamp and in the afternoon We or Will drawed manure from the big pile to up on top of the hill back of the barn and I helped to load & chored around. and it is a good hay day clear out not very hot."

Tues. Aug 9: "In the forenoon Will drawed manure up on top of the hill back of the barn from the big pile & I helped to load & chored around and in the afternoon we went over & helped Charley McGeoch to cradle oats awhile 3 hours or so and when we came back Mr. Austin of Cambridge was or came along & we went up & got the sheep & he picked out 16 Lambs at $3 each & 4 fat sheep at $10.50 for all of them & I am to deliver them at East Greenwich next Monday morning and it is a nother nice day clear & pleasant getting dry now."

Wed. Aug 10: "In the forenoon Will drew manure up on top of the hill back of the barn from the big pile and it rained part of the time and I helped to load & cut some brush and in the afternoon Johnnie & Mary came down a visiting and Will took his horse up to Weirs & got him shawd & helped to do the chores and it rained now & then but did地t rain hard nor much but kept dark cloudy & foggy and it is cool too."

Thur. Aug 11: "We drawed manure all day up on top of the Hill back of the barn and we drew it from the big pile & cleaned out the sheep shed & drew it up too. and it is a pretty cloudy day but windy poor hay day & about night it was cold Georgia & the children went up to Johnnies and it is quite cold at night"

Fri. Aug 12: "In the morning after we done the chores we put the Hay rack on the wagon & we both & Roscoe went up & helped Johnnie to draw in oats all day & we got them nearly all in and it is a pretty cloudy day but windy & cool for the time of year lot of oats out. In the afternoon Georgia, Ruby & Marion went up to Johnnies awhile & Mrs. Powell came home with them"

Sat. Aug 13: "In the forenoon we drawed manure up on the hill back of the barn & spread it too we cleaned up the big pile cleaned out the yard & Hog yard & got it nearly all out some under the Horse barn not much and in the afternoon Will went over & helped Charley McGeoch to draw in oats & Roscoe & I went down to Lashers lake and seen a game of ball and at night Georgia, Ruby & Marion took Mrs. Powell down to West Hebron and it is a cloudy & cool day for the time of year."

Sun. Aug 14: "Roscoe & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was 1 Samuel the 22 chapter & the 14 verse and we came home at noon & Georgia is not feeling very well and it is a nice day some sunshine to day but cloudy"

Mon. Aug 15: "In the morning after we done the chores I took 16 Lambs and 4 sheep down to East Greenwich and got home about noon & Will spread manure up on top of the hill back of the barn & in the afternoon we cut brush up back and it is a nice pleasant day clear & warmer too Hot nice hay day some hay to cut yet & oats too. it is getting quite dry feed is drying up fast & water is getting low in places."

Tues. Aug 16: "We worked on the road nearly all day at noon we moved some hay back up in the hay barn and before night we put some posts & slat fence around the little apple trees in the meadow orchard & I cut some brush in the swamp back of the lower house and it is a nice pleasant day clear & Hot too. nice hay weather now."

Wed. Aug 17: "In the forenoon or morning we cut the brush down along the road below the woods & the rest in the lower fallow and then Will went up on top of the hill back of the barn & spread manure & we all got ready & went down to the 前aks to the Town Picnic and had a nice time seen a good ball game and Will came down in the afternoon and it is a nice pleasant day clear & warm very dusty and good for a picnic. Potatoes are rusting some ours are dying the first planted ones."

Thur. Aug 18: "In the morning we got up early & Will started before day light to go on an excursion to Montreal and I done the milking & took the milk down to the Factory and them we all got ready & went out to Fort Edward & took the Trolley to Sandy Hill & then to Glens Falls & then to Saratoga & got our dinner there & then came back to Fort Edward on the Steam cars & had a good trip we got home about 6 o'clock & I done all the chores and it is a nice pleasant day quite cool wind is in the north very dusty."

Fri. Aug 19: "In the morning I milked alone & took the milk down to the Factory & Will had'nd got back yet so I went out to Fort Edward & got a small load of barrels 28 & Will got home about 10 o'clock & slept till noon and in the afternoon he spread the rest of the manure & then we put away the barrels & went at making the fence along the swamp & road sat 2 posts & tore down some of the old rail fence & it is a nice pleasant day warm & very dusty. Roscoe was about sick"

Sat. Aug 20: "Will & I threshed 11 Dozen of rye enough for seed rye 6ス bu & then we threshed the rye tailings 4 bu I guess & cleaned it up and then it quit raining & we went up in the back sheep field & pulled some blue thisle & cut some plants and it rained nearly all day and the wind blew hard from the east we had a nice rain no mistake cool rain too."

Sun. Aug 21: "After we done the chores Will went away some place and we all went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was 1 Corinthians the 5 chapter and the 4 verse last clause I think & we came home at noon and it is a nice pleasant day warmer & we had a fine rain yesterday and a man Mr. Gilchrist came along & got our wagon his horse got frightened down by the swamp at a coil of wire & broke his wagon. He was a minister & going over to North Argyle to preach."
Mon. Aug 22: "In the forenoon Will began plowing for rye on the side hill back of the barn and I tore down the fence along the swamp & dug some post Holes and in the afternoon Will & I worked at the fence along the road we got all the posts sat but one & got them nearly all drove & wire strung along & the braces put in & got part of it stretched & broke a brace & the post started out so we had to do it over again. & then a Thunder Shower came up & we had to quit it was most quitting time it was a nice day till then only it was windy warm rain"

Tues. Aug 23: "In the forenoon Will plowed for rye up on the side hill back of the barn and I fixed fence & chored around and dug 2 post holes & sat the rest of the posts along the swamp and in the afternoon we both stretched the wire & put in part of the staples & then Will plowed for rye in the same field & I drawed some ashes up there & spread them on the plowed ground and it is a nice pleasant day clear but cool & windy for the time of year quite cool at night."

Wed. Aug 24: "In the forenoon I fixed some fence & drawed some ashes up on the plowed ground & spread them and in the afternoon Will went down to the Hebron Town picnic and I drawed some rails & old pieces of rails from down along the swamp & got it all away from along the road and then I took an old wagon down to Dewey Cornells to get repaired a man got capsized his horse got scared at some of my wire fence last sabbath day and it is a nice pleasant day clear & warm good time for the County Fair. at night Will started for the Fair. I guess."

Thur. Aug 25: "We got up early and I took the milk to the Factory & done all the chores and we all started for the County Fair and we started for the Fair about 7.30 & got home about 6 o'clock and it was a fine day pretty Hot but cool at morning & night Will got home some time at night. at night it looked like rain wind blew hard from the South."

Fri. Aug 26: "We all went to the Fair again and we started about 8 o'clock & got home about 7 o'clock and it is a cold & windy day for the time of year but it is a fine day it rained a little last night but cleared off in the morning. good weather for potatoes. they are looking good and are dying but not very fast green yet."

Sat. Aug 27: "In the forenoon Will finished plowing up on the side hill back of the barn for rye & then he tapped my shoes and I fixed some fence & gathered some apples & boiled a kettle of feed & in the afternoon Will dragged over the rye ground and I fixed the fence around the orchard meadow to put the lambs and fixed some other fence & we got the sheep down & weaned the lambs & put them in the meadow & sorted out 5 old sheep to kill & it is a nice pleasant day warmer but cool nights and it is nice weather for potatoes."

Sun. Aug 28: "We all went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron & his text was Hebrews the 2 chapter & the last clause of the 8 verse & the 9th and we stayed for sabbath school and Will went away some place and it is cool nights & nice & pleasant in the day time Hot sun but cool air. it is getting dusty again"

Mon. Aug 29: "In the forenoon Will sowed the rye on the side hill back of the barn & then cut some brush and I dragged it in & in the afternoon Will sowed some grass seed & then cut some brush and I rolled it & cleaned of most of the stone and then we done the chores & put the roller away and it is a nice pleasant day warm & clear & getting dry again & dusty too."

Tues. Aug 30: "In the forenoon I went down to the Hook to Dewey Cornells & got the old wagon that I left there to get repaired and Will cut some old wood at the hog pen and when I came back we went down along the hollow where the creek runs & cut brush & weeds along the gulley in the lower fallow & in the afternoon we finished it & finished the wire fence along the swamp & I boiled a kettle of apples for the pigs & it is a nice pleasant day clear but some cooler."

Wed. Aug 31: "In the forenoon we sawed up what old wood was up to the hog pen and then went down in the lower swamp & cow pasture & cut some brush & Willow & brought up the horses and when we came back to the house we went up & dipped the water out of the spring & cleaned it out and put on a new strainer it was filled up and in the afternoon we took the team & wagon & went over back in the big field cow pasture and drawed 2 loads of manure on to the back meadow that was in a pile & gathered the brush & burned it and when we came back we went back up in the wood lot & got a few posts that was there & cut 3 more corner posts and then it was most night at night Will started for the Cambridge Fair I guess It is a nice pleasant day clear & warm but cool air. Harvey Williamson Argyle, N. Y.

Thur. Sept 1: "Will did'nt work to day he was away to the Cambridge Fair I milked alone & took the milk to the Factory and in the forenoon I drew the rails out of the swamp & the old rails up to the hog pen and in the afternoon Roscoe & I went down to Argyle & went after some wire fence and could'nt get it so we came home & I chored around it is a cloudy day it rained some now & then in the afternoon but did'nt amount to much only to wet a little dust just layed"

Fri. Sept 2: "In the forenoon I went out to Fort Edward & got 20 rods of Wire fence and Will fixed fence down along the road below the barn and dug post holes above the house and in the afternoon we tore down the old fence above the house along the road or foot of the hill & sat the posts & put in the braces and it is a nice day only rather cloudy & looked like rain but cleared off hot before night."

Sat. Sept 3: "In the forenoon we sat the rest of the posts above the house & put up the wire fence & stretched it and it is hot too & in the afternoon we drawed the rails & put them in a pile & the old pieces & but them by the hog pen and then we plowed & scraped some dirt away from the cellar door at the horse barn and it is a nice pleasant day hot as summer and we had a Thunder Shower about night a nice rain & warm too. Potatoes are dying but not fast at all ours are green yet partly the garden on the lower place will soon be dead they did地t rust bad at all they are yellow & dying slow."

Sun. Sept 4: "We had a nice rain last night no mistake. & it was warm in the morning but kept getting cooler all day & was quite cool at night wind got in the west . We all went to church (but Will) and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was 1 Corinthians the 9 chapter & the first clause of the 7 verse and we stayed for Sabbath school roads are drying up fast. nice rain for rye & grass."

Mon. Sept 5: "In the morning we got up early and milked & then I took the 4 calves up to Belcher & Will took the milk down to the Factory & then Will & I went out to Fort Edward to Labor day & took the cars & went up to Sandy Hill & seen the march and then we went on the Fair ground and seen the performance they had different sports & a good game of ball Will drove his horse & wagon & we did'nt get home till after dark & then had all the milking to do. and it is a cloudy cool day & we had a shower rained quite a lot out here but not much out where we were."

Tues. Sept 6: "In the forenoon we went up in the back fallow & cut the brush along the road & some in the fallow & straightened up the board fence along the road & then we split out some posts & sat 2 big end posts & drove some posts up along the ridge in the fallow and have it ready to make 2 fields for the sheep some day. and in the afternoon Will went down to the cheese Factory and helped them to bury the water pipe & I chored around and took some plums down to West Hebron and 3 potato hooks to get repaired & it is a cool day but pleasant."

Wed. Sept 7: "In the forenoon we chored around and Will leveled up the track for 1 of the roller doors to run at the cow stable and we put some Wire fence around the garden & some slat fence around the little apple trees and then went down to the lower house and gathered the brush & burdocks & burned them and in the afternoon we went down along the gulley in the fallows & burnt the brush and then we went up on top of the hill in the meadow & began cutting corn and it is pretty fair and about night a man came along selling Pianos & stayed till 10 o'clock & tried to sell us one of them & finally stayed all night."

Thurs. Sept 8: "In the forenoon we cut corn up on top of the hill in the meadow and in the afternoon Will went up to Hugh Weirs & helped them to stretch some wire fence and I chored around cleaned out some barrels and went to look after the threshers but did'nt have any luck & it is a pretty cloudy day it rained some in the afternoon & Georgia & Marion took Dan up to Weirs to get shawd. some warmer at night."

Fri. Sept 9: "In the forenoon it rained till most 10 o'clock and then we went down in the garden on the lower place & began digging potatoes they are a very good crop only rough and in the afternoon we picked up what we had dug & filled the box & then we dug till night. Mary came down awhile & Georgia & the children drove down to West Hebron & done some trading and in the forenoon we cleaned out some barrels and the rain did'nt amount to much only a little nasty cooler too."

Sat. Sept 10: "In the forenoon we brought up the load of potatoes & onloaded them & went down & picked up a nother load & put them in the cellar & then went back & dug another load the children helped us to pick them up and in the afternoon we finished digging just about down there & Jim Weir came down to help us & Will & he went up on the hill & cut some corn and it is a nice warm day pretty cloudy out a good day to work. we got about 135 bu of potatoes from the lower garden some rotten ones & some of them are very scabby"

Sun. Sept 11: "Roscoe & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in the Psalms & we came home at Noon & Will went too. & Georgia, Ruby & Marion stayed at home and kept house and it is a nice pleasant day warm & clear too. Potatoes keep green yet. but dying slowly."

Mon. Sept 12: "Will & I cut corn all day up on top of the hill in the meadow and it is pretty good corn well eared most of it I think and it is rather green part of it and it is a pretty cloudy day but some pleasant or clear & quite warm some wind but not bad."

Tues. Sept 13: "We cut corn all day up on the back North West corner of the big side hill and we got it nearly all cut but not quite and it is a nice pleasant day clear & warm too nice Fall weather and the corn is poor but fair stalks. Potatoes are dying now but green yet in places the bugs have ate them pretty bad in places it is makeing them die faster."

Wed. Sept 14: "In the forenoon we went down to the lower House & dug the rest of the potatoes and got a few apples & then we went up & finished cutting the corn in the further side of the big side Hill and then cut over in the meadow on top of the hill it came on rain about 11 o'clock and it rained nearly all afternoon we cleaned out some barrels & chored around & went up & began digging some potatoes up on the big side Hill they were just a fair crop and it rained hard at night."

Thur. Sept 15: "We had a big rain last night it cleared off about 9 o'clock & then we went at digging potatoes up on the big side hill & dug & picked up the rest of the day we got in 2 loads about 6ス bu. tops are partly green but can't wait on them any longer it is a pretty cool day cleared of at night cool it was pretty nasty digging but good digging."

Fri. Sept 16: "We dug potatoes all day up on the big side hill & we got nearly 2 loads and they are a fair crop rather green they skin up and we put them in the House cellar and it is pretty wet but good soft digging and it is a nice day to work pleasant . In the afternoon Georgia & Marion took some plums down to West Hebron. & Mrs. Powell is sick"

Sat. Sept 17: "We dug potatoes all day up on the big side hill and we got 2 full loads we call them 35 bu loads and Ruby & Roscoe helped us to pick them up and it is a nice pleasant day. it is clear & warm too. but nice digging & nice weather to dig too. and at night Georgia & the children all went down to West Hebron & done some trading and we took the cows up & put them in the little meadow nice Fall weather our potatoes where we are digging are about ス green yet"

Sun. Sept 18: "We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in First Chronicles and we stayed for Sabbath school and it is a nice pleasant day warm but quite windy. it is getting quite dusty again but the ground is wet yet."

Mon. Sept 19: "In the morning after we done the chores Will & I took the team & Hay Rack and went up to Johnnies & helped him to fill his Silo we did'nt make much progress I came home at night & done the chores & later Will came home a foot and it is a nice pleasant day cool in the morning but got colder."

Tues. Sept 20: "In the morning after we done the chores we both went up to Johnnies & helped him to fill his Silo and we got 1 full & another partly and it is a nice warm day but rather cloudy & looked like rain & it did rain after dark some and in the afternoon Georgia & Marion drove down to West Hebron"

Wed. Sept 21: "We dug potatoes all day up on the big side hill and we got 2 loads & left a few out in the field and they are a good fair crop and it is a cold raw windy day for the time of year no mistake and I think a shower went around last night the reason for being so cold and it acts like freezing at night."

Thur. Sept 22: "In the forenoon we dug potatoes up on the big side hill and put them in the cellar and in the afternoon we cut corn up on top of the hill in the meadow & the frost cut it this morning in great shape it is very brisk and it is a nice day but cold air all day":

Fri. Sept 23: "In the forenoon we dug potatoes up on the big side hill they are a good crop it frooze potatoes on top of the ground last night. there was a crust on the hills in the morning quite a freeze for so early and we got a load of potatoes & left a few out in a pile & in the afternoon we cut corn up on top of the hill in the meadow got most done it is awful hassle. about night Georgia & Marion went down to West Hebron & got Orrie & Eva. It is a nice day quite windy wind is in the east warmer."

Sat. Sept 24: "In the forenoon we went up above the orchard & dug potatoes & got drove to the house 2 times & got wet to. we cleaned out the rest of the barrels & chored around and in the afternoon we took the wagon & team up & picked up what we dug & it came on rain again so we gave it up for to day & Will knocked some chestnuts from the trees for the children they all got over ス bu I guess. some are not open yet not many. it is a nice rain only windy warm too."

Sun. Sept 25: "We all (but Will) went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and his text was (I think) Psalms 45 & 16 and we stayed for sabbath school it was Rally day the scholars had some performance and it rained in the morning some but cleared off warm but some cooler very muddy roads our Potatoes are rotting in the cellar that we have dug."

Mon. Sept 26: "In the forenoon we dug potatoes up on the big side hill and it came on rain about 11 o'clock but we got our load & put it in the cellar we are finding more rotten potatoes now and in the afternoon we went up in the corn field & got a load of pumpkins and then dug a few potatoes & got what was in piles and it came on rain & wet us through almost we found a lot in the piles just started to turn black a dry black rot we will have to give up digging now for a while till the rot gets through. we chored around till night a nasty day cloudy & warm too."

Tues. Sept 27: "In the forenoon we finished cutting corn up on top of the hill in the meadow and cut the fodder corn too tied it & sat it up and in the afternoon we picked apples and just began apples are smooth but not over large & pitted with the hail ours are and it is a nice pleasant day cleared off warm. In the forenoon Georgia & the children drove down to Argyle & got a Hand basket & some hog rings."

Wed. Sept 28: "We picked apples all day mostly greenings and we are putting them in the horse barn cellar letting them set in the barrels just as we pick them and we got about 30 barrels and it is a nice pleasant day quite warm. most to warm for potatoes I am afraid. the roads dryed up some to day."

Thur. Sept 29: "In the morning we took the box off the wagon & put on the Hay rack & went up on top of the hill in the meadow & drawed 2 loads of corn & put them in the barn Floor and then picked apples till noon it rained some too. At noon it began raining again & rained hard most of the afternoon we had Thunder now & then showers like but it is a warm rain very wet & nasty."

Fri. Sept 30: "In the morning we went at picking apples and about 10 o'clock we had a heavy shower & we husked a little corn in the barn and then went at the apples again and in the afternoon the wind blew off a snag of apples & fairly blew us out of the trees. & Georgia & the children went down to West Hebron & done some trading & it is colder at night the wind is blowing from the west I guess it is going to clear off this time for a day or two."

Sat. Oct 1: "In the forenoon we picked apples it rained some scuds & wind blew cold too and in the afternoon the wind blew so hard we went at digging potatoes up on the big side hill シ rotten I guess and it is a windy cool & disagreeable day cloudy to the wind is still sifting of the apples nasty weather no mistake."

Sun. Oct 2: "We all went to church (but Will) and stayed to sabbath school & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text the Psalms the 126 & the 6 verse and it is a nother windy & cool raw disagreeable day for the time of year and it was some warmer at night the wind went down"

Mon. Oct 3: "We picked apples all day and we had very good picking we put some in a pile in the orchard and before noon a little a Man & Woman came along & wanted to get our lower house to live in this winter & finally we made a deal he or I let him have the House till Apr 1, 1905 at $2 a month and to take it in work & we are to go out on Wednesday (next) & move him out here & he is to help us to pay for it and it is a nice pleasant day some cool in the morning."

Tues. Oct 4: "We picked apples all day & left part of them out in piles in the orchard and Frank Gilchrist came along and partly bought my apples at $1 per bbl & I am to furnish barrel they are hit by the hail pretty bad but he is going to take them of my hands and it is a beautiful day clear & warm too. we had a light frost last night."

Wed. Oct 5: "In the morning we got up early & done the chores and then we took both teams & went out to Fort Edward & got 2 loads of mooveing for our man. Mr. Moore and we got home about 2 o'clock and helped to onload and picked a few apples and it is cloudy & a strong South wind blowing it looks & acts like rain."

Thur. Oct 6: "In the forenoon Will & I picked apples and in the afternoon Mr. Moore came up to help us & so we all went up & dug potatoes up on the big side hill and got 2 small jags and they are rotten too pretty bad in places and it is a nice pleasant day some windy & cold at night."

Fri. Oct 7: "In the morning it was frozen quite hard crust 1 or 2 inches thick and we all dug potatoes all day up on the big side hill & got about 75 bu I guess 3 jags and it is a beautiful day only cold air all day clear & still too. cool at night."

Sat. Oct 8: "We all dug potatoes up on the big side hill & we got nearly 3 loads of poor ones and the children picked up some of the poor ones and it rained a little before night but we kept at the potatoes till night it is a cool day & cloudy heavy south wind."

Sun. Oct 9: "We did'nt go to church so we all stayed at home & kept house and it is a long day it is a pretty cloudy day it rained fine part of the day it is quite warm."

Mon. Oct 10: "In the morning and last night it rained a lot but about 9 o'clock Will & I went up on the side hill & dug potatoes & in the afternoon we all dug potatoes up there & got 2 loads and it was nice digging only rather mussy in the forenoon it is a pretty cloudy day but quite warm."

Tues. Oct 11: "In the morning & forenoon it rained I chored around the hog pen and husked some corn in the barn & Will husked corn in the barn and we got it all husked and in the afternoon we all dug potatoes up on the big side hill and got 2 small loads it is terrible wet & stickey but the wind blew from the north strong & got colder it cleared off at night about night 2 men from Greenwich came along & I sold my Lambs to them 23 for $60 to be delivered about Election at W. L. Sprague beyond North Greenwich I rec'd $10 on them."

Wed. Oct 12: "In the forenoon we all dug potatoes up on the big side hill pretty wet too. and in the afternoon it began snowing some but we went out & dug potatoes awhile but after while it began snowing right down so had to give up we got out fingers nearly frozen picking up in the wet & snow the ground was white at night we kept in the horses & cows too & foddered the cows it is cold too. at night nearly freezing winter nearly now-a-days."

Thur. Oct 13: "In the morning it was snowing some & wet yet but the snow had nearly all thawed away and I went down to West Hebron & got a new pair of Rubber boots & a sack of Midlings for the pigs I weaned them at night & Will cleaned out the cow stable & then he & Walter dug potatoes & I got home about 9 o'clock & we all dug potatoes the rest of the day & got 2 loads and it turned out to be a nice day and it dryed of some. cleared off nearly some cloudy & not so cold."

Fri. Oct 14: " In the forenoon we all dug potatoes up on the big side hill and in the afternoon Walter had my horse & wagon to go out to Fort Edward and Will & I dug potatoes up in the same field and we are getting the big part nearly done and there is a lot of rotten potatoes to day the worst that has been yet. and it is a nice day some cloudy nice day to work a white frost in the morning."

Sat. Oct 15: "We dug potatoes up on the big side hill and we got them all dug on the big part one end to dig now and they were terribly rotten in places to-day and it was very cold in the morning & windy too but a nice day to work and in the afternoon Georgia & the children went down to West Hebron & got or done some trading and it is cold at night."

Sun. Oct 16: " e all went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and his text was Matthew the 27 chapter & the 36 verse and it was Sacrament Sabbath and Will went away some place and it is a beautiful day clear & pleasant & warm but cold air."

Mon. Oct 17: "We all dug potatoes up in the rear end of the big side hill and they are pretty light and we got about 70 bu 2 loads and it is a beautiful day clear & Hot too. and at night Will & I went down to West Hebron I went to Mr. Smarts to rehearse for a social and it is a beautiful night & day also."

Tues. Oct 18: "We all dug potatoes up in the rear end of the big side hill and we found pretty good potatoes to-day & not many poor ones and Marion is sick In the afternoon Georgia took her down to West Hebron & seen the doctor & got some medicine & Mrs. Moore went with her & she drove up around & seen Johnnie & told him the Machine was going to be here Thursday. & it is a nice pleasant day warm as summer it is our Indian Summer I guess we are pretty near done digging."

Wed. Oct 19: "We all dug potatoes up in the rear end of the big side Hill & we finished up all done digging for this year and it is a warm day no mistake for the time of year. at night Walter had the team & took a load of old rails down to his house and after supper we all went down to Frank Barkleys & got the rye beaters & brought it up."

Thur. Oct 20: "In the forenoon Will & I went up on the big side hill & got what rotten potatoes we had in 2 small piles & put them in the cow stable and got a few apples in and put on the Hay rack & read out the barn Floor and got ready for the Threshers and they came before noon & got sat up and Johnnie & his 2 men came down and helped us to thresh oats we got 204 bu and it it a beautiful day warm as summer some windy it is blowing our apples off fast too."

Fri. Oct 21: "Johnnies 2 men came down & we threshed 16 bu & then it came on rain & we had to quit & it rained till about 3 o'clock right down the men stayed around till about 2 o'clock & then went home It soon cleared off we chored around and it is cooler at night."

Sat. Oct 22: "In the morning the Threshers John & Roy Kane came back to thresh & Johnnies 2 men came down to help us & we got the oats all threshed & got the rye threshed too & then we took the oat thresher up to Weirs and it is a nice day some cloudy & cool."

Sun. Oct 23: "We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron & his text was in Ezra I have forgotten what part and we stayed for sabbath school and it is a pretty cloudy day but some clear & pleasant cool wind water is high now."

Mon. Oct 24: "In the forenoon we cleaned up the rye 57 bu and then I picked apples till noon & Will went up in the rear end of the big side hill & cut the corn and in the afternoon we drawed most of the rye over & put it in the bin and then we drawed in the corn from the rear end of the big side hill 5 loads & we used Will's horse and it is a nice pleasant day warm too. at night I went down to West Hebron to practice for an entertainment at our church next Friday night."

Tues. Oct 25: "We picked apples nearly all day and we got about 20 barrels the wind has blown of so many that they are quite scarce but are colored up fine and it is a nice warm day some cloudy and very windy too and at night it looked like rain."

Wed. Oct 26: "In the forenoon we both husked corn in the barn & it rained nearly all the time and in the afternoon I took a small grist down to West Hebron & got it home with me and when I got home I helped to husk corn till night very poor corn now and it is a pretty cloudy day it rained a lot but cleared off at night & was colder too."

Thur. Oct 27: "In the forenoon we husked corn in the barn awhile & about 10 o'clock we went at picking apples and we drawed in the piles that was out in the orchard and Orrie & Georgia & Marion went out to Fort Edward & on up to Glens Falls on a trading expedition & never got home till dark and it is a windy cold raw day at night I went over to the church to the Endeavor."

Fri. Oct 28: "In the forenoon we husked corn till about 10ス o'clock & then we went up in the orchard with the double wagon & picked up the box nearly full of apples of the ground & put them over the hogs in the Hog pen and in the afternoon we drawed in 2 more loads left in barrels in the hog pen & the other over in the cow stable for the cows and had our supper early and Will drove out most to Sandy Hill & got some barrel Heads & liners and We all went over the church to a recital by Miss Ross of Troy and it is a cool day but pleasant. in the forenoon Georgia & Marion took Orrie & Eva down to West Hebron."

Sat. Oct 29: "We went at packing our apples & we got up 31 barrels Pound sweets & Greenings and it is a nice pleasant day but cool east wind nice day to work at night it looked some like rain but it is a nice day cool air but pleasant."

Sun. Oct 30: "We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was : well I can't tell for sure and we stayed for Sabbath school & Mr. Moore's boy went with us & it is a cool raw day some pleasant & some cloudy."

Mon. Oct 31: "We packed apples all day down in the barn cellar and we got up 34 barrels all Greenings they have kept good too. and it is a pleasant day but it is cold air and it is some cloudy."

Tues. Nov 1: "Will & I packed apples all day and we got 31 barrels & Frank Gilchrist came along & told us we were doing well & he wants us to draw them next week and it is a nice day fair weather again but cool at night Will went down to Tom Rouses & got some stencils plates."

Wed. Nov 2: "In the morning Will took the milk down to the Factory for the last time this year they are not going to make cheese any longer and in the forenoon we packed apples & in the afternoon we drawed in corn from up on top of the hill in the meadow & put it under the sheep shed it is very dry & breaks up bad too."

Thur. Nov 3: "In the forenoon we packed apples and in the afternoon we drawed in corn from up in the meadow on top of the hill and it was damp and a pretty cloudy & cool day rained a little last night corn is heavy"

Fri. Nov 4: "In the forenoon Spence & I drawed in corn from up in the meadow & in the afternoon Mr. Moore came up & helped me to draw in the rest of the corn we got it all out of the field & it kept getting colder all day. Spence quit work at noon he was fakeing along as usual & I told him of it & he got mad so I paid him & he got out. it is a cloudy day and acts like snow Georgia went over after Miss Gilchrist in the afternoon to help her awhile."

Sat. Nov 5: "In the forenoon I went up & got a Jag of pumpkins from the corn field and then Roscoe took the team up to Weirs & got them shawd and I picked a load or box full of apples of the ground and put them in the cow stable & in the afternoon Walter had the team to draw some wood for himself & then I took a grist down to West Hebron & some apples to Orrie & it is a pretty cloudy & cool day looks like a storm. I put the Buck with the sheep."

Sun. Nov 6: "We all went to church (but Mrs. Gilchrist she stayed at home & kept house) and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was Nehimah some place and we stayed for sabbath school & it is a nother cool raw & cloudy day looks like snow"

Mon. Nov 7: "In the morning I took a load of apples out to Fort Edward 18 bbls and when I got home I chored around & done the chores early & about night I went up to Johnnies & got the or his boar Hog & put him with our sows. and it is a nice pleasant day but cool."

Tues. Nov 8: "A beautiful Election day & every thing nearly went Republican I took a load of apples out to Fort Edward 18 bbls & when I got home the children helped me to pick up a load of apples for the cows and it is a beautiful day Roosevelt is elected President (Rep.) again by a big Majority Rep. Governor Asembly Rep. the Democratic party has fell through I guess."

Wed. Nov 9: "In the morning I took a load of apples out to Fort Edward 18 bbls and when I got back I went up in the orchard & picked up a few apples for cider & left them in the Horse barn and it is a nice day only cold nice roads now & dusty too. In the afternoon Georgia, Ruby & Marion went down to West Hebron"

Thur. Nov 10: "In the morning after I done the chores I took a load of apples out to Fort Edward and I got home a little after noon & then I put up a few apples and it is a nother nice day only quite cool nice roads."

Fri. Nov 11: "In the morning after I done the chores I took a load of apples out to Fort Edward 18 bbls and I got home about noon & Charley McGeoch came over & we put up apples and it is a nice pleasant day nice roads & nice weather rather cool nights."

Sat. Nov 12: "In the morning after I done the chores I took a load of apples out to Fort Edward 18 bbls and got home about noon & in the afternoon I put up some apples and Georgia, Ruby & Marion went down to West Hebron and Mrs. Gilchrist went part way & stayed all night & Roscoe stayed with me and it is a nice pleasant day warmer wind is in the South it shifted is warmer very dusty and wind blows like rain"

Sun. Nov 13: "We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in Genesis I have forgotten where and we stayed for sabbath school & Mrs. Gilchrist came home with us from W. S. Mahaffys & it began snowing about noon & snowed all afternoon & is snowing bed time I guess & hard too. it came in the dust bad night for cattle & sheep that is out."

Mon. Nov 14: "It snowed & blowed & drifted all night in the morning it was nearly 1 foot deep & drifted bad in places and I read out the little cow stable & husked most of it and chored around & in the afternoon I put up a few apples and it is a warm day good sleighing around here bad storm no mistake it came rather unexpected I brought up the young cattle."

Tues. Nov 15: "I took a load of apples out to Fort Edward and it drawed wicket for 2 miles through the snow it was beaten out better pretty good going from Argyle. Winter weather around here alright. our sheep is running out yet."

Wed. Nov 16: "It frooze hard last night I took a load of apples out to Fort Edward and it is hard going rough too cold raw day & cold at night I sorted some apples at night."

Thurs. Nov 17: "I took the lambs down to Spragues in Greenwich 23 of them we did'nt have much trouble in getting them up it is terrible rough going I finished the apples at night got them all headed up 179 barrels. cold as ever at night."

Fri. Nov 18: "I took a load of apples out to Fort Edward 18 bbls and it is pretty good going now very icy down McEachron Hill nice going from Argyle and Georgia took a bag of corn down to West Hebron to get ground and it is a nice pleasant day only cold apples are all freezing in the out buildings."

Sat. Nov 19: "I took a load of apples 17 bbls out to Fort Edward & that is the last of them 179 bbls and it is good going now only cold yet & some icy around here Georgia & the children took Dan Horse up to Weirs & got him shawd. it is some warmer at night a nice day & beautiful night."

Sun. Nov 20: "We did地t go to church so we all stayed at home & kept house and it is a nice pleasant day warmer & thawed quite a lot some cloudy & looks like rain at night."

Mon. Nov 21: "In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes the first load they are rotten some and I took the load out to Sandy Hill the Union Gro. Co. 49 bu at 47ス「 per bu. and I got home about night & I left the wagon down to the lower barn & at night Walter & I sorted a load of corn & put it in the wagon and it is a nice pleasant day & warm too. the snow is melting pretty fast to-day out but lots of banks left yet."

Tues. Nov 22: "In the morning I chored around brought up the load of corn & onloaded it and put up a small grist and then loaded the grist & some cider apples & took the load down to Argyle & got the cider & grist ground 4ス gal cider and 4 bbls of corn and when I got home it was nearly night cloudy & looks some like snow."

Wed. Nov 23: "In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes the children & Georgia helped to load them or sort rather and I got started about 10ス o'clock and got home a little after dark and I took them to Sandy Hill 52 bu at 47ス「 per bu and it is a nice pleasant day & warm to about night Georgia took Miss Gilchrist home and she paid her off."

Thur. Nov 24: "I chored around at one thing and another all day after dinner the children & I sorted some potatoes and it is a nice day warm but rather cloudy & looks very much like a storm and it is very muddy around here & lots of snow banks in the fields yet but thawing to day. Georgia got the cider boiled."

Fri. Nov 25: "In the morning Georgia & the children helped me to load up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Sandy Hill 52 bu at 47ス「 per bu and I got home about dark and it is a raw chilly day no mistake I was about chilled through it was地t very cold in the morning but kept getting colder all day & quite cold at night nice going out to the Fort or Argyle"

Sat. Nov 26: "In the forenoon or part of it Mr. Moore & Brown helped me to husk corn and in the afternoon we sorted potatoes I carried them out of the cellar & the other two sorted them we put the poor ones in the wagon & carried the good ones back in the cellar and I took the load of rotten ones down to Argyle Starch Factory 45 bu at 12「 per bu and Roscoe went too & the men husked corn till night It was most night when we started and Georgia, Ruby & Marion went down to West Hebron and it is a cold day it did'nt thaw but a very little."

Sun. Nov 27: "We all stayed at home so did'nt go to church and it snowed in the morning but did'nt amount to very much but a cold raw day & rather cloudy too it was cold in the morning & frooze hard last night."

Mon. Nov 28: "In the morning Walter & Mr. Brown came up and we all husked corn in the sheep shed and we did'nt get it quite all husked & we carried it in the corn house and it was cold to husk but we kept warm in the shed & got a lot of it husked and it is a cold day but pleasant & thawed some in the sun cold at night."

Tues. Nov 29: "cold in the morning but kept getting warmer all day heavy East wind and We killed our pigs Charles Fletcher & Walter helped we got along rather slow but got them killed after while we had poor scalds and it was 3 o'clock when we had dinner. Mr. Brown helped us some & we killed their pig for them and it is a very windy day & cloudy snowed a little it acts like a thaw."

Wed. Nov 30: "In the morning Walter came up & helped me to load the Pork or pigs and I took them out to Glens Falls & He & Mr. Brown went along too and they weighed good 1506 # 9 of them at 7ス「 per # to O'Leary and we got home about dark or a little before the roads are nice nearly all the way and it is some colder at night."

Thur. Dec 1: " In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes or I did Roscoe & Ruby picked a few and I took the load out to Sandy Hill 51 bu at 47ス「 per bu and it is a cool & windy day some cloudy and the roads are nice only a little rough around here cold at night."

Fri. Dec 2: "in the morning we all sorted out the corn down to the lower barn & drawed it up & put it in the corn house and Walter had the team then to draw some wood for himself till noon and I put on a kettle of feed and finished husking the corn under the sheep shed and in the afternoon we sorted a nother load of potatoes we carried them out to the light & back in the cellar and we cleaned out the ice house and chored around & Georgia & Marion drove down to West Hebron and it is a cold raw day it did'nt thaw much if any to-day."

Sat. Dec 3: "In the forenoon I chored around and went down to the cheese Factory & helped to draw the wood & put it under cover we had a bee & we got it all in & just in time it began snowing about noon & is cold too & in the afternoon I chored around it is cold too but the snow did'nt amount to much it cleared off at night & is cold too. we brought in the sheep."

Sun. Dec 4: "It is cold & stormy so we all did'nt go to church so all stayed at home & kept house and it is a cold winters day the frost is going in the out cellar and it is a cloudy day snowed a little but don't amount to much."

Mon. Dec 5: "In the forenoon I chored around put up a grist & had a fire in the cellar in Fireplace and in the afternoon I took a grist down to West Hebron 7 barrels of corn & left it and the roads are hard & not very rough it is a cloudy day and about 4 o'clock it began snowing & it is a cool day too Winters weather."

Tues. Dec 6: "In the forenoon I chored around at one thing & another and in the afternoon I went down to West Hebron and got the grist that I left yesterday and when I came back I went down to the lower house & brought up a load of corn stalks and it is a nice pleasant day cold in the morning I wanted to go with a load of potatoes but thought it was to cold but turned out to be a nice day."

Wed. Dec 7: "In the morning I done the chores & got ready to load up a load of potatoes but it looked like a storm & did snow some so I gave it up & I took some oats up to Johnnies that I borrowed early in the fall and when I came back Georgia & Marion went up to Johnnies a visiting and I chored around I sorted a few potatoes and it turned out to be a nice day again cleared off & was warmer thawed a little and it got colder again at night funny weather no mistake."

Thur. Dec 8: "I chored around nearly all day at one thing & another and it snowed nearly all day but did'nt accumulate very much either and it got colder at night nasty & stormy day I husked a little corn not much it acts a little like sleighing but the snow is light as feathers."

Fri. Dec 9: "In the morning the children took the horses up to Weirs to get shawd and I went up after them at noon & I sorted a few potatoes and I chored around & drawed up the rest of the stalks that was down to the lower house and Georgia & Marion went down to West Hebron and it is a cold winters day getting colder at night but pleasant."

Sat. Dec 10: "I chored around at one thing and another all day I kept a fire in the cellar all day the frost is going in the out cellar and places cloudy all day & looks some like snow it was nearly zero at night."

Sun. Dec 11: "Georgia & Ruby went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they came home at noon and Roscoe, Marion & I stayed at home & kept House and also a fire in the cellar our potatoes are freezing in the out cellar and it is a winters day no mistake but pleasant the sun shone most of the day & thawed a very little most zero at night but I think the wind has shifted . Marion has a cold."

Mon. Dec 12: "In the forenoon after I done the chores & chored around we loaded up a load of potatoes & I started about 11 o'clock and I took them out to Sandy Hill & it kept getting colder in the afternoon & about 4 o'clock it began snowing I had a offle bad time to come home storming & windy I got home about 7 o'clock and it snowed 2 or 3 inches but dry as feathers. I had on 52 bu at 45「 per bu. to the Union Grocery Co. Marion had the croup last night"

Tues. Dec 13: "I chored around put up a grist and sorted some potatoes the potatoes are freezing in the front cellar and we keep a fire in the cellar and it is cold winter weather in earnest."

Wed. Dec 14: "In the forenoon I chored around and sorted some potatoes & in the afternoon I took a big grist down to West Hebron & left it 8 bbls of corn and it is a cold day winter weather but no sleighing the roads are fine through rather smooth but not much of any ice though."

Thur. Dec 15: "I chored around sorted a few potatoes & carried the good apples from the barn cellar over to the house cellar & Georgia, Ruby & Marion went down to Argyle to get Rubys hat retrimmed and it is a cold day stormy in the morning but cleared off."

Fri. Dec 16: "In the morning we got up early & done the chores & got ready but it began snowing so we waited awhile but finally started & all went out to Fort Edward & Georgia went up to Glens Falls & Ruby did too & Marion & Roscoe & I went up to Sandy Hill and we done a lot of shopping and it cleared off & was a nice day only cold riding winter weather in earnest but no sleighing."

Sat. Dec 17: "In the forenoon I chored around & went down to West Hebron & got the grist that I had down there and in the afternoon I put up part of another grist & sorted a few potatoes and it is a cold raw day rather cloudy & frosty too at night we went over to Billy Liddles and made a call and it is a cold night winter weather."

Sun. Dec 18: "We all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in Matthew and we stayed for Sabbath school and it is a winters day too. I have a bad cold & was about sick at night."

Mon. Dec 19: "In the morning Walter came up and went at chopping wood for me & after I put on a kettle of feed I went up to the woods & cut wood awhile & it came on snow & we came to the house and Walter husked corn till noon and In the afternoon we got out the sleighs and I chored around it snowed most all afternoon but light as feathers it looks like sleighing now moderating I think."

Tues. Dec 20: "In the Morning Walter went up in the woods chopping and when I done the chores I went up & we cut wood all day in lengths or poles the full length and at night Walter & I went down to West Hebron and we brought a new horse home on trial of Charley McEachron & it was snowing quite hard and we went in a sleigh and it runs very good and it is a nice pleasant day but got cloudy about night & began snowing."

Wed. Dec 21: "In the morning Walter & Mr. Brown came up and went at husking and I drove down to Argyle & on down to the County House to see if I could get a girl for Mrs. Moore and did'nt the cutter scratched in places and in the afternoon I helped the men to husk corn in the barn it went very good only rather cold and at night Georgia, Marion & I went down to West Hebron & took the new horse back home it was to slow for me and we got some things. & Ruby & Roscoe stayed with the teacher it was a terrible cold night. cloudy & cold day to husk no mistake Zero at night."

Thur. Dec 22: "In the morning after I done the chores I or we loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Sandy hill 52 bu at 45「 per bu and it is a nice day warmer but did'nt thaw much cloudy & looks like snow I went in a wagon it went very good some sleighs too it is a nice day for potatoes."

Fri. Dec 23: "In the forenoon I took a turkey out to Mr. Hall at Sandy Hill & went in a cutter & got home about 1ス o'clock & the sleighing is poor & the snow is wasteing fast it is cloudy & looks like rain & in the afternoon Georgia & the children went over to the church to practice for the Christmas tree to-night and they went in a sleigh but very poor Sleighing & at night we all went over to the church to the Xmas tree & went down to West Hebron & got Orrie & Eva and we went in a wagon some sleighs but no sleighing it began getting colder just as we got home it was icy too. the snow was pretty well off in places."

Sat. Dec 24: "In the morning I took 2 horses up to Weirs to the shop to get shawd and after I got the chores done we all went down to West Hebron to Orries a visiting and we went on up to Rob. Hagues & hired a girl Lulu Holmes for next summer at $2.25 a week to begin April 1 1905 and it is very bad going roads are hard as a rock & icy too very cold getting colder all day strong north wind about zero at night & getting colder all the while."

Sun. Dec 25: " ' A Merry Christmas' We did'nt go to church so all stayed at home & kept house and it is a cold raw day no mistake windy & cloudy looks like a storm terrible icy & hard going no travel hardly at all."

Mon. Dec 26: "It snowed about 1 inch or more last night and I put the rest of the husked corn down in the corn house & husked some corn & sorted a few potatoes I have them all in the back cellar now and it is a pretty cloudy & cold day it kept getting warmer but not thawing by any means."

Tues. Dec 27: "In the morning Mr. Moore & Brown came up & we all husked corn nearly all day I boiled a kettle of feed & chored around In the morning it was raining & freezing as it came & it rained all day & pretty hard most of the time but ran off it kept freezing most of the day but began thawing some about night the water is running fast & still raining it is a nasty day no mistake."

Wed. Dec 28: "I husked some corn & chored around all day and it is icy around & some muddy the snow is nearly all gone some banks around sleighing all gone and the west wind got up & it got quite cold at night & icy too. the children all are taking cold at night."

Thur. Dec 29: "Walter & I cut wood nearly all day up in the back woods in poles or sleigh lengths and it was terrible windy south west wind but not so very offle cold but disagreeable in the woods and the children all have got colds. Marion is croupy in the night."

Fri. Dec 30: "In the morning after I done the chores we all went up to Johnnies a visiting the rest all went in a wagon & I went up a foot across the fields the roads are icy & stopped at Theodore Gilchrists & I paid my school tax and it is a pretty cloudy day & looks like a storm but not cold nice winters day The childrens colds are no better nor not much worse I guess."

Sat. Dec 31: "In the morning after I done the chores I drove out to Fort Edward I took a cutter (good sleighing from the McEachron place to Fort Edward none around here.) I went up to Sandy Hill on the cars I had a little business at the Bank and when I got home I carried some corn from the barn down to the corn house and chored around and it is a nice pleasant day warm & clear thawed quite a lot the snow melted to day. the children all have bad colds yet and after dark awhile Marion fell of the lounge some way & put her arm out of joint & I went down after the Doctor and we was afraid it was broken it pained her terribly the Doctor came right up & put the bone back in place and we have come to the close of another year all well (with the exception of the above accident) and enjoying good health. Praise the Lord. Marion cried a lot in the night her arm is so sore."