Ages as of 1/01/1911 Harvey 48, Georgia 32, Ruby 14, Roscoe 13,

Marion 9, Hazel 5, Harold 4, Marjory 2 & James 1.

 

 

Sun. Jan 1: "Ruby, Roscoe, Harold & I went to church and we heard a sermon and we came home at noon as the cows were all out & it was snowing right down and Mr. McEachron preached and it is a cloudy day & snowed about 2 inches & then it turned to raw the snow was very wet. 'A Happy new year' "

Mon. Jan 2: "In the forenoon I husked corn down in the barn cellar and in the afternoon I sorted a few potatoes & chored around & Johnnie & Mary came down awhile & they had present for the children & in fact for us all & it is a cloudy day & very icy it rained some quite a thaw I guess we are going to loose our sleighing pretty good around here yet."

Tues. Jan 3: "The children all started for school again they went in a wagon the sleighing is nearly gone some sleighs passing here yet and I husked some corn down in the cellar it rained some & turned to snow & got colder at night the rain frooze as it came a bad storm to be out in."

Wed. Jan 4: "In the morning after I done the chores I took a grist down to West Hebron and got the horses shawd I had hard work to get to the shop as they were so dull and I got home about 12 o'clock and then chored around and it is a cold day getting colder. I went in a sleigh it went very good for no snow hardly it snowed a little last night & frooze up."

Thur. Jan 5: "In the forenoon I chored around & helped Georgia to Wash & put on a Kettle of feed for the Hogs and in the afternoon I boiled the kettle of feed and Georgia put tin around the pantry where the rats had chewed into the barrel or Flour cupboard & other places and it is a cold raw windy day the children went in a sleigh to school."

Fri. Jan 6: "I chored around & husked some corn in the barn cellar and Georgia & I covered up the rest of the mice holes with tin and chored around We all have bad colds & it is a cold day some cloudy at night Roscoe & I went down to the school house to the Cheese Factory Meeting I sorted some potatoes."

Sat. Jan 7: "In the forenoon I went down to Argyle to do business with parties from Hartford & I drove over to John Hopkins West of the village to pay my taxes and in the afternoon I was about sick with a cold & did'nt do much the rest are getting along pretty well with their colds. it is a cloudy & cool day not very good sleighing."

Sun. Jan 8: "I am about sick with a cold my head aches so it fairly makes me wild I helped to do the chores and Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for sunday school and it is a nice warm day it thawed some."

Mon. Jan 9: "I was about sick all day I layed around the house I have a fearful headache cold in the head I guess. I sold a load of potatoes to George Orr Hudson Falls to be delivered to-morrow @ 60 and it is a windy day getting colder."

Tues. Jan 10: "In the morning after we got the chores done I sat around awhile & was about sick with Headache but finally got up courage & got the team on the sleigh & around to the cellar door & Georgia & I loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Bakers Falls to George Orr @ 60 47 bu I went on sleighs it is very icy poor sleighing for 2 miles but better after that. I never saw so much ice & so little snow"

Wed. Jan 11: "I am not feeling very well to day I have a terrible head cold in the head I guess I sorted a few potatoes & put on a kettle of feed and boiled it for the hogs and it is a beautiful day warm & thawed some but cloudy & looks like a storm I guess it will rain the sleighing is getting poor in places all ice hardly any snow in the fields I sold 7 pigs to parties in Fort Edward at 10 per # to be delivered next week Wednesday."

Thur. Jan 12: "In the morning Harold & I went over & got a Mr. Beattie (on the Street) to help us to kill the pigs next Tuesday and we went in a cutter the children went to school in a cutter and I am not feeling very good yet so stayed around or in the House nearly all day it is a cold but pleasant day about night I went over & spoke to Will McNeil to help us to butcher very icy."

Fri. Jan 13: "I am not feeling very well to day so stayed around the house nearly all day it keeps very icy yet and is a damp & cloudy day looks some like rain very unhealthy weather. I sent a bag of corn with Roscoe & Ruby to get ground."

Sat. Jan 14: "I am feeling some better to day I sorted some potatoes and husked some corn and chored around & in the afternoon Roscoe took Ruby down to school awhile & it was raining when they came home it was cold in the morning but got warmer it rained & frooze as it came it is icy more so than ever They went in a sleigh"

Sun. Jan 15: " We did'nt go to church any of us so all stayed at home & kept house and it is a cloudy day & snowed some an offle time to get a round so slippery"

Mon. Jan 16: "It got very cold last night the wind blew a terrible gale & got colder all night I chored around sorted some potatoes and at noon got a Telephone message from Hudson Falls to come right on business it was late when I got home Roscoe had to go & try Regents but Ruby did'nt have to go it is a bitter cold day we had to carry the water to butcher after I got home after dark."

Tues. Jan 17: "In the morning Will McNeil & Edgar & Mr. Beattie came over & we butchered 8 of the pigs or 7 pigs & the old sow and we had good luck got them all hung up in good shape & after dinner Mr. Beattie cut up the old sow we kept her for our own use and Will & Edgar killed 10 Roosters & picked them & I put on a kettle of feed and it is a pleasant but a very cold day Ruby went down to school in the afternoon."

Wed. Jan 18: "In the morning after we done the chores we loaded up the pork & then Roscoe & I took them out to Fort Edward pretty icy but very good sleighing they cut one down to 9 a pound and we got home chore time and it is a cold day & icy too."

Thur. Jan 19: "In the morning after we done the chores we put up a small grist & I took it down to West Hebron & Ruby rode down with me & I took the sausage & got it ground mixed & put in bags and it is a nice warm day cloudy & looks like a storm when I got home I husked a little corn in the barn cellar & Roscoe drove down to West Hebron & got Ruby."

Fri. Jan 20: "After we done the chores & it warmed up a little we loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Hudson Falls 47 bu @ 60 per bu & I got home a little after dark and the children had the chores done & we got ready Ruby, Roscoe & I & went down to Argyle to the Odd Fellows Fair and had a good time a lot there and got home rather late it is very icy. & rather cool & cloudy.

Sat. Jan 21: "In the morning after we done the chores we all went down to West Hebron to Orries a visiting & stayed till night and it is a cloudy day rained some & thawed it is icyer than ever we came home Mahaffys hill the sleigh slewed into the fence a very queer winter it is cooler at night & cleared off. sleighing is poor in places now"

Sun. Jan 22: "We did'nt go to church so all stayed at home & kept house it is very icy now in the roads and it is a nice day but getting colder it is hardly safe to be on the road it is so rounding or sluey Some wagons going now."

Mon. Jan 23: "I husked some corn down in the barn cellar and sorted some potatoes in the House cellar and the children went to school it is very icy but they got around alright I got word to take a load of potatoes it is a nice day thawed some it acts some like Spring The sleighing is getting thin in places around here"

Tues. Jan 24: "In the morning after we done the chores we loaded up a load of potatoes or a small load 34 bu and I took them out to Geo. Orr at Bakers Falls @ 60 per bu. and I got home about chored time the sleighing is poor around here but from Argyle it is good. At night I sorted some potatoes. the sleighing is about played between here & Shannons Corners."

Wed. Jan 25: "In the morning I got up early and when we done the chores we loaded up a small load of potatoes & I took them out to Fort Edward to Sam Haskins 34 bu @ 60 per bu I got home about 3 o'clock the sleighing is poor in places but it is colder & it did'nt waste much to-day. it looks like a storm at night. The children took a wagon to school to day. it slewed around some too."

Thur. Jan 26: "It snowed about 2 inches last night it greased up the sleighing some & it goes pretty good again it thawed some the snow packed and it made bad traveling for Horses they would ball up on the ice. I husked some & sorted potatoes & boiled a kettle of feed for the hogs and it is a cloudy day & not very cold."

Fri. Jan 27: "It rained nearly all day it has thawed all the new snow off so it is as icy as ever or worse where there is ice a nasty day no mistake I husked corn in the barn cellar part of the day."

Sat. Jan 28: "It rained a lot last night but in the morning it cleared off & got colder the West wind blew pretty hard and in the forenoon I finished husking corn and in the afternoon Roscoe & Georgia went up to Johnnies & seen Mary she has been sick Harry Durkee is very bad they took him to the hospital at Albany & I chored around and at night I sold the pork to Russell Lant for 8 per # quite cold at night & windy."

Sun. Jan 29: "Roscoe & Ruby went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for sunday school and the rest of us stayed at home and after dinner I drove over & seen Mr. Beattie & to Edgar's & on over to Will McNeils to tell them we had to butcher to-morrow pretty short notice and it is a nice day rather cloudy & about night it began snowing came from the south a terrible wind but the snow did'nt amount to much."

Mon. Jan 30: "In the morning Mr. Beattie, Will McNeil & Edgar all came & we all butchered the pigs and it was rather late when we got done but had good luck good scalds & dressed off fine and they were heavy but we got them up with lifting very hard and it was warm & thawing in the morning and the West wind got up & it kept getting colder all day down to 10 above Zero at night icy again the little snow about all thawed off nearly all Wagons now."

Tues. Jan 31: "In the morning Edgar came over and helped us to load the pork and I took it down to East Greenwich quite a load 2940 # and I got back in good season about 3 o'clock I took a wagon it is icy in places a wagon slews around in places I got in the ditch near Cossayuna & got stuck and it is a nice pleasant day clear but cold air it did'nt thaw but a very little."

Wed. Feb 1: "In the morning after I done the chores I went down to Argyle and done some business at the Bank & Conways office & got home a little after noon and then chored around till night and it is a cold day & some windy but clear & cold very icy around Argyle nearly all wagons around here."

Thur. Feb 2: "It snowed about 3 inches last night & this morning I chored around and helped Georgia to wash and in the afternoon I took a grist down to West Hebron & brought it back and it rained some & frooze as it came & it made a crust on the snow and it is fair sleighing around here again."

Fri. Feb 3: "In the morning after I done the chores I went down to the wood lot near West Hebron & got a load of slab wood and brought it up home and in the afternoon I went back & got a nother load of slab wood and it is very good sleighing again it is a pleasant day but cold at night Roscoe drove over & got Eliza and he & Ruby went to a party"

Sat. Feb 4: "In the morning we got up early and I done part of the chores and Roscoe done the rest later & Georgia & I went out to Fort Edward ant took the Steam cars for Albany and went up to St. Peters Hospital & seen Harry Durkee he is about the same Jen (his mother) was there and we came back by Trolley to Troy & on up by Schuylerville & we got up to Fort Edward about dark & we got home about 8 o'clock Eliza stayed with the children & Roscoe had the chores all done and we had a big snow storm last night about 6 inches I guess & it rained a lot & frooze some it quit about noon quite a crust on the snow it melted quite a lot."

Sun. Feb 5: "Georgia, Ruby, Hazel & Marjory went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school & Roscoe & I stayed at home and kept the children and it is a windy day & got pretty cold at night a pair of Twin lambs came sheep would'nt own only one of them"

Mon. Feb 6: "I chored around and put up a grist and a nother lamb came & it was a fearful cold day wind blew I had to bring the lamb over & get the ice thawed of it and it is nice sleighing now looked like snow at night."

Tues. Feb 7: "It snowed a lot last night & this morning and I took a grist down to West Hebron and left it & their is lots of snow now 6 inches fell & no wind winter weather too at night Roscoe & Ruby stayed down all night with Orrie at West Hebron."
Wed. Feb 8: "In the morning Harold was sick & was last night vomiting & sick to his stomach & a fever. after We done the chores we loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Hudson Falls to Geo. Orr. and I got back about chore time & Harold was sick all day we could'nt get the Doctor he was gone to Albany with a patient Harold, Marjory & James was sick all night. it is a cloudy day cool air too. Marion stayed at home from school to-day."

Thur. Feb 9: "In the morning we telephoned to the Doctor & he came up & seen the children they are some better than they were last night we sat up nearly all night with James, Marjory & Harold In the forenoon Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got the grist and we or I had to stay in & help take care of the children Ruby & Roscoe stayed at home from school to-day good sleighing I am about sick at night."

Fri. Feb 10: "It snowed all forenoon Roscoe was about sick he did'nt go to school Ruby went & drove her own horse. The Doctor came up before night & seen Roscoe and after he went away Hazel she was sick & Marion came home from school with a Headache but the others are some better and I sorted some potatoes & stayed around the house I am about sick myself."

Sat. Feb 11: "In the morning after I got the chores done we loaded up a load of potatoes Ruby & I and I took them out to Hudson Falls to Mr. Boyce and I got back about night and it is a beautiful day the children are better all only Hazel she did'nt feel very well in the morning but after dinner they all took a short ride Marion had the head ache at night.

Sun. Feb 12: "We did'nt go to church so all stayed at home and kept house the children are all (but Marion) feeling pretty well coughing quite a lot Marion is on the lounge nearly all day & don't feel very good and it is a cloudy day snowed some in the morning & got warmer it is getting warmer the is snow is soft looks some like a thaw."

Mon. Feb 13: "It is a cloudy day and getting colder I sorted potatoes most of the day about a load and in the afternoon Georgia, Ruby & Marjory went up to Johnnies to see Mary she is about sick with a cold and I sorted some potatoes at night. Marion is sick & the Doctor came up to see her she is some better before night."

Tues. Feb 14: "It is a cold day and windy & cloudy it is getting colder all day & the wind is blowing from the north I bought some wood of Jim Lant for $2 a cord & I drove over to Billys to see if I could borrow his wood rack but Crosier was useing it & will be through with it to-night. I stayed around the house. Marion don't seem to be as well as she was yesterday."

Wed. Feb 15: "In the morning I went over to Will Crosiers & got Billys wood rack and then went over to Jim Lants & went at drawing cord wood from his woods over to the house and I got 5 loads over to-day & it is a cold day a good time to draw wood the snow don't thaw much it is a pleasant day but cold. Marion is better now."

Thur. Feb 16: "I drawed wood all day from Jim Lants over to our house and I got 6 loads and I have quite a pile am having good luck in getting it up and it is a nice pleasant day only cold the coldest morning yet I guess this winter a good time to draw wood some cloudy at night & looks like a storm."

Fri. Feb 17: "In the morning I went at drawing over wood from Jim Lants & I got over 6 loads home got all I bought drawed over I have about 12 cords up I think there is a pile or two over on the steep bank that Jim gave us if we would draw it. and it is a cloudy day hailed & rain & frooze as it came & then got warmer & had quite a thaw but not very warm at night Ruby & Roscoe went to a party over to Geo. Randles it looked like rain but did'nt."

Sat. Feb 18: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I went over to Lants woods & drawed out some wood from a steep place & then drawed it home 2 small loads about 1 cord and then Roscoe took Billys wood rack home & in the afternoon Roscoe, Marion, Harold & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. Webster of South Argyle and it is a beautiful day clear & warm it thawed a lot water run pretty freely."

Sun. Feb 19: "Georgia, Marjory & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and it was Sacrament Sabbath & Ruby, Roscoe & Marion stayed at home with the youngsters and it is a cold blustry & windy day it is getting colder all day I guess. good sleighing yet."

Mon. Feb 20: "In the forenoon I went up to Mr. James Fosters funeral and it snowed some and when I came back I sorted some potatoes & did before I went and Marion did'nt go to school as there is a vacation down here. Ruby & Roscoe went to school & it is a cold day & cloudy it snowed some toot cleared off at night. & is cold too."

Tues. Feb 21: "In the forenoon I helped Georgia to wash and in the afternoon I put up a grist & cut some apple green wood limbs that broke away from the trees and it is a nice pleasant day but cold good winter weather There is no school down here a vacation."

Wed. Feb 22: "Roscoe stayed at home but Ruby went and we chored around cut the apple tree that fell against the hog pen & drawed it up & all the rest of the apple tree wood that I had cut and then we drove Roscoes colt with Maud the first time down to Jimmie Sloanes she went very well. and it is a nice day but rather cold thawed some."

Thur. Feb 23: "In the forenoon I took a grist down to West Hebron & left it & got the irons for the barn & got some Hemlock boards and in the afternoon I sorted some potatoes & chored around and it is a nice day only cold thawed a little in the middle of the day."

Fri. Feb 24: "In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes and I took them out to Glens Falls at 1.75 per barrel to Higley and I got some things the sleighing was very good nearly all the way getting thin in the villages I brought home my phosphate ton from Fort Edward and it is a nice pleasant day some windy I got home a little after dark the children had the chores done."

Sat. Feb 25: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I went down to West Hebron to a Double funeral Mr. Samuel Wilson & his Wife both died of Pneumonia and when we came back I chored around & it is a nice pleasant day it thawed a lot & we drove Roscoe's colt around the square the second time she went good."

Sun. Feb 26: "We did'nt go to church any of us. Georgia, Ruby & Roscoe went up to Hartford to Fred Durkee's to see Harry He is no better and they got home about chore time & Marion kept the youngsters and it is a nice warm day like spring it thawed quite a lot sleighing is pretty good yet around here it is cloudy & looks like rain"

Mon. Feb 27: "In the forenoon I chored around and in the afternoon I sorted some potatoes and chored around and Harold was sick all day he laid on the lounge all day Worms I guess and it is a nice day only windy it thawed a lot the sleighing is nearly gone but it got cold at night & was quite cold. No school at the Island this week. vacation"

Tues. Feb 28: "Ruby & Roscoe took a wagon to school to-day and it is a cool raw windy day it frooze quite hard last night icy now mostly sleighs yet and I sorted some potatoes & chored around did'nt do much."

Wed. Mar 1: "In the forenoon I chored around and sorted some potatoes and in the afternoon I put up a grist and chored around and it is a March day all right cold & windy Marion is about sick to-day."

Thur. Mar 2: "In the forenoon I took a grist down to West Hebron and left it & brought back one that I had down there and in the afternoon I boiled a kettle of potatoes & apples for the pigs and sorted over the apples again and it is a windy day but thawed quite a lot I took the grist in a sleigh the sleighing is nearly gone."

Fri. Mar 3: "In the forenoon I chored around and sorted some potatoes and in the afternoon I chored around & sorted some potatoes & put some up in bags for to take out to Haskins to-morrow and it is a cool raw day at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to a party at George McEachrons."

Sat. Mar 4: "In the morning after we done the chores we loaded up 10 bu of potatoes & 4 barrels of apples & took them out to Fort Edward we went on sleighs we went by North Argyle the swamp road part of the way or the most of the way it was very good sleighing but keeps melting away we had to take 2 barrels of apples up to Bakers Falls and we got 2.50 for 1 bbl and 2.00 for the other 3 barrels they were seconds and it is a nice pleasant day cold nights."

Sun. Mar 5: "Winter nights alright but pleasant day time but cold in the shade we had 2 calves come to-day. Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for sunday school and it is a cool day but pleasant."

Mon. Mar 6: "It snowed about 3 inches & quit before noon and I sorted potatoes and chored around and it cleared off at night & was cold too the wind blew just like a mid-winters night & was too. drifted some in places."

Tues. Mar 7: "In the forenoon I went down to West Hebron & got a grist that I had down there and it is poor sleighing too. It took a sleigh and in the afternoon I chored around & sorted some potatoes and Ruby & Roscoe took supper with Orrie they stayed down till after singing school and it is a nice pleasant day & thawed in the sun but it was a winters morning."

Wed. Mar 8: "I sorted potatoes & chored around and got an old barrel & put ham & Shoulder in nearly all wagons now no sleighing of any account to go away. we are having cold nights but pleasant days."

Thur. Mar 9: "I sorted potatoes now & then nearly all day when I was'nt doing the chores and it is a beautiful day clear & thawed quite a lot but cold nights Roscoe drove the team to school to-day & got them shawd or sharpened and it is getting quite muddy in places. looks like a storm at night."

Fri. Mar 10: "I sorted potatoes and boiled a kettle of feed for the pigs & cut up some old wood and it began snowing after day light & snowed till about 10 o'clock & then quit but kept cloudy it snowed about 2 inches & did'nt all thaw off it got colder at night the wind got up."

Sat. Mar 11: "In the morning after we done the chores we loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Hudson Falls 46 bu @ 50 per bu to Mr. Boyce and I brought home 500 # Bran and Roscoe & Ruby done the chores it was most dark when I got home and it is a clear & pleasant day thawed some but cold air. colder last night."

Sun. Mar 12: "Roscoe, Ruby, Marion & Hazel went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Georgia & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a pretty cloudy day thawed some & began raining before night awhile."

Mon. Mar 13: "I sorted potatoes part of the day and chored around & helped to Wash and the Island school began again after the vacation and it is a beautiful day clear & pleasant but it don't thaw much on the north side of the hills they are nearly all covered with snow but where they lay to the South they are nearly all bare cold nights."

Tues. Mar 14: "In the morning after we done the chores we loaded up a load of potatoes and I took the load out to Geo. Orr Bakers Falls and I got home chore time I had them all to do as Ruby & Roscoe stayed down till after Singing school and it thawed a lot to day it thawed in the shade to-day more than usual and the roads were in fairly good shape rather rough in the morning."

Wed. Mar 15: "In the morning it had snowed about 3 inches & still snowing & raining & kept snowing & raining till about 10 o'clock & then about noon the sun came out & thawed the snow pretty near all away before night it is a nasty day water & slush every where nasty time in our barn yard & in fact every where I sorted potatoes & chored around nearly all day."

Thur. Mar 16: "It is a cold & rough Winters day as we have had this winter Roscoe had the tooth ache & did'nt go to school but Ruby went & drove her own horse cold as it was & a terrible West wind all day I sorted some potatoes & stayed around the house when I was'nt doing the chores very cold at night."

Fri. Mar 17: "In the morning when I got the chores done the wood sawyers came & sawed our wood Jim Allen & Edwin Gilchrist came down & helped me to hand on the wood and they got done about 2 o'clock and I split some wood then & chored around & threw the split wood into the wood shed and it is a nice pleasant day cold in the shade but some warmer to-day & looks like a snow storm at night."

Sat. Mar 18: "It snowed about 3 inches & snowed part of the forenoon wet as rain nearly but did'nt thaw much to-day in the forenoon we chored around & wrung the pigs & had quite a job too. and chored around & in the afternoon we drove the colt 'Roscoes' up around by Coot Hill and we took the bob sleighs & they drawed hard and it is a cloudy day but cleared off at night & before night a little Billy & Will McNeil drove over & telephoned out to Hudson Falls about getting grass seed & I sent out with them for mine"

Sun. Mar 19: "Ruby, Marion, Harold & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was 2nd Samuel the 9 chapter & the 7 verse and we stayed for Sunday school & Georgia & Roscoe stayed at home with the youngsters and it is a cool raw day thawed some to be sure but not much in the shade before night it began snowing & came right down too."

Mon. Mar 20: "I snowed all last night I guess it was about 8 inches deep the children went to school in a cutter & when school was out Roscoe & I drove his colt aways with Nell on the big sleighs it melted some to day but not much the roads on the main road are muddy. I chored around & boiled a kettle of potatoes for the pigs cool at night."

Tues. Mar 21: "In the forenoon I took the old Family wagon down to Dewey Cornells to repaired and I took the big sleighs and it was good sleighing down the Mountain and in the afternoon we all went up to Johnnies awhile in the big sleighs & Ruby & Roscoe stayed down to Orries till after singing school and it is a nice pleasant day the roads where they are traveled much are muddy but the back roads are pretty good sleighing."

Wed. Mar 22: "In the forenoon I chored around & helped Georgia to Wash and in the afternoon I chored around & it began & rained some but not very hard the snow went pretty fast warmer to-day."

Thur. Mar 23: "In the morning I got up early and done the chores and then I went up to Theodore Gilchrists & helped him to saw his wood and we got done at noon and in the afternoon I split wood at the door & chored around and it is a cold raw & windy day a Winters day it thawed a little in the sun but none in the shade. The wind blew hard all last night & to-day too."

Fri. Mar 24: "I split wood at the door most of the day and chored around & it is a cold day but pleasant cold nights as in Winter When Ruby & Roscoe came home Roscoe & I hitched up his colt & Nell on the old Buggie the first time on a wagon & she went good cold at night as winter."

Sat. Mar 25: "In the forenoon I split wood at the door & Roscoe & I carried some chunks into the wagon house and in the afternoon we drove Roscoes colt & Nell over to Fred McAuleys and we had her hitched up on the cart single but she did'nt go very well & we had my colt hitched up with Maud but he did'nt go very good & I split some wood & it is a nice pleasant day but winter nights."

Sun. Mar 26: "Roscoe, Harold & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was The Acts the 21 chapter & the 16 verse last clause & we stayed for sunday school and Georgia & Ruby stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day warmer & thawed a lot it acts like spring to-day White face cow had a calf."

Mon. Mar 27: "In the forenoon I chored around boiled a kettle of potatoes for the pigs and in the afternoon I split wood at the door and it rained a lot last night I guess & thawed a lot to day on the north side snow went fast to-day the warmest day we have had yet very muddy & wet time now it is a cloudy day the wood dried off some."

Tues. Mar 28: "In the forenoon I chored around & helped some to wash and in the afternoon I split wood at the door and put some chunks into the wagon house and it is a cold raw & windy winters day a strong West wind getting colder all day hard traveling."

Wed. Mar 29: "I split wood nearly all day at the door and I got pretty well along and after Roscoe & Ruby came home from school Georgia & I went up to See Edd Pollocks wife she died last Sunday in the Insane Asylum at Poughkeepsie and got home about dark it is fierce going muddy & deep too. cloudy & looks like a storm at night."

Thur. Mar 30: "It snowed last night & this morning about 4 inches winter again backward weather I went up to Edd Pollocks wife's funeral in the forenoon and it is hard traveling snow & wind together & in the afternoon I chored around a nasty time no mistake cold at night & windy."
Fri. Mar 31: "In the forenoon I finished splitting wood at the door and it was nasty too. all covered with snow but there was'nt very much left and in the afternoon Roscoe came home as there was no school in the afternoon & we went down to the lower barn & got out the old Truck wagon & took of the rack & put the rack back in the barn & then we drove his colt double on the Truck wagon & it is hard going muddy & snow in the road too. at night Roscoe went down to an entertainment at the Hall given by the school & brought Ruby home cold nights."

Sat. Apr 1: "In the forenoon I drove down to Argyle on Business but a fools errand nearly Johnnie & Mary came down & stayed awhile & left some money and when I had dinner (rather late too) Roscoe & I drove his colt with Nell and it is very muddy & bad going. The fields are nearly all covered with snow & no frost out a very backward time for the first of April. Hazel cow had a calf in the morning it is a cloudy & raw & cold day. At night Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went down to West Hebron to the Bazaar given by the school."

Sun. Apr 2: "Ruby, Marion & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was Roman the last clause of the 1st verse of the 1st chapter and we stayed for Sunday school and Georgia & Roscoe stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a cold raw & wintery day it thawed to be sure but not any in the shade or on the north side. very backward weather Judy cow had a calf."

Mon. Apr 3: "In the forenoon I helped Georgia to Wash and in the afternoon I chored around it is Winter weather nights anyway the snow don't go very fast. it thaws in the sun but not much in the shade. Frank Day came along & took the horns off the Holstein bull calf."

Tues. Apr 4: "In the forenoon I chored around and in the afternoon I kept the youngsters and Georgia drove Nell up to see Aunt Kate & Mary Jane they were not at home down to J. E. McClellan's so she drove down that way & got them to come & help her after while and before night it began snowing kept snowing till after night Winter continues. a very backward time I picked up some old rails & cut them in the Hog pen."

Wed. Apr 5: "In the morning it had snowed about 5 inches & began raining & got warmer & thawed a lot water is high in the forenoon I chored around & got ready to kill the calves & put on a kettle of potatoes & boiled them and in the afternoon Will McNeil came over & killed 5 calves for me Hog dressed and it is a warm day & thawed a lot the snow went a lot to-day. At night it began raining again"

Thur. Apr 6: "In the morning I got up early & done the chores and then we loaded the calves & I took them out to Fort Edward to Sam Haskins 420 # @ 11 and I got home good season and it is fierce going roads are very muddy and the snow went very fast to day it is warmer & am glad to see it too."

Fri. Apr 7: "In the morning the Wrye Boys came along & I let them Clip Maud & Roscoe & Ruby drove Nell to school & Roscoe got her clipped by Ferguson and I sorted some seconds potatoes & some good ones and chored around & it is a very nasty time in our barn yard the West wind blows quite hard & colder. Winter continues."

Sat. Apr 8: "In the morning we drawed out some hay in the field cross from the barn & fed the cows & let them out and Roscoe & I went down back & drawed some rails along the fence to repair it some day and Mr. Ludd & his wife & child came up & in the afternoon he & Roscoe drove the colt & Nell aways & then hitched Roscoes colt up single & took quite a ride and it is a cool day mud is drying up in places. at night it looked like a storm."

Sun. Apr 9:" We did'nt go to church any of us so all stayed at home & kept house and it snowed about 3 inches last night again We are going to have Winter all summer I guess and it thawed away most of it through the day a nasty & sloppy & Muddy time in earnest."

Mon. Apr 10:" In the forenoon I trimmed some apple trees back of the barn and sorted some potatoes and in the afternoon I trimmed some apple trees back of the barn and chored around we done the chores early and then the hitched up Roscoes colt & Nell on the truck wagon & took some oats down to Cossayunna & left Mollie for Mr. Ludd to break single & Roscoe drove Maud on the cart we left the cart & did'nt get home very early it is a nice pleasant day warm sun but cool north wind it freezes nights"

Tues. Apr 11: "We heard in the morning that Harry Durkee died last night about 6 o'clock and Ruby & Roscoe did'nt go to school to-day they went to a school mates funeral over by Cossayuna by the name of Christie and the roads are drying up fast it frooze last night & is going to to-night too. I trimmed apple trees & sorted potatoes & chored around all day no signs of plowing yet as I can see it did'nt much to-day in the shade."

Wed. Apr 12: "I trimmed apple trees & sorted some potatoes & finished sorting them and it is a nice pleasant day but cool nights it freezes every night the roads are drying up in places the snow is pretty nearly gone."

Thur. Apr 13: "In the morning Roscoe went down to Will Gorden's & got Mrs. Gilchist to stay with the children & I gathered & carried some brush in the little orchard back of the barn and then Georgia, Ruby, Roscoe & I went up to Harry Durkees funeral it was 2 o'clock at the church and it was most night when we got home and Ruby took Mrs. G. Home & it was muddy going part of the way & some of the way it was good."

Fri. Apr 14: "In the forenoon I sowed the grass seed on the rye down in the lower fallow and it came on rain & rained nearly all the time I sowed the seed & in the afternoon I boiled a kettle of potatoes for the pigs and drawed a load of manure down on the garden at the lower house and it came on rain again nasty day. Ruby & Roscoe when they came home from school they brought home Aunt Kate."

Sat. Apr 15: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed out manure some on the field cross from the barn & down in the garden at the lower house and in the afternoon I began plowing up on top of the hill in the fallow and it is not in very good shape wet in places & frost under the potato vines and it is a pleasant day but getting cooler a west wind nearly all day."

Sun. Apr 16: "Ruby, Hazel & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in 2nd Timothy and we stayed for Sunday school & Georgia, Roscoe & Aunt Kate stayed at home with the youngsters and it is a cool raw & windy day winter again I guess Sophia cow had a calf some bad spots in the road but are drying up in places."

Mon. Apr 17: "I plowed nearly all day up on top of the hill in the upper fallow and it was frooze hard in the morning quite a crust in earnest and it is a good time to plow for the horses Roscoe helped me to do the chores Morning's and night's the snow banks are melting away slowly."

Tues. Apr 18: "In the forenoon I plowed up on top of the hill in the fallow & I finished the land that I struck out so I brought the plow down & in the afternoon I began plowing down in the big field and it is wet in places & frost in places. but it is in better shape than I expected and it is cold nights a good time to plow for the horses. cool indeed"

Wed. Apr 19: "I plowed nearly all day down in the big field and it plows very good and it freezes nearly every night but pleasant days and a good cool time to plow cool wind and the top of the ground is drying up fast but frost on the north side of the hill in places yet. We draw Hay every morning out in the field cross from the barn for the cows and it keeps cool but warmer to-day. We heard to-day that John McKernons wife died last night very sudden."

Thur. Apr 20: "I plowed all day down in the big field and it is a nice day some cloudy but a little warmer to-day at night Georgia & I went up to John McKernons awhile & Aunt Kate stayed with the children."

Fri. Apr 21: "In the forenoon I or we got out the roller and I rolled the rye down in the lower fallow and then I went up to Mrs. John McKernons funeral it was at 11 o'clock and the children drove up in the morning and in the afternoon when I got home I plowed down in the big field & it is a nice pleasant day frooze last night some colder to-day a North wind blew When Ruby & Roscoe got home from school Ruby took Aunt Kate home."

Sat. Apr 22: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed out Manure in the field cross from the barn and in the afternoon I plowed down in the big field and Roscoe burned some potato tops or vines up on top of the hill in the fallow and it is a nice pleasant day the last snow bank disappeared to day but ice behind our house yet"

Sun. Apr 23: "Ruby, Roscoe & Marion went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Georgia & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a cloudy & cool day for the time of year"

Mon. Apr 24: "I plowed nearly all day down in the big field and I am getting it pretty well along and it is getting dry on top of the ground cool nights at night I measured up the oats Roscoe helped"

Tues. Apr 25: "I plowed down in the big field and I got done about 3 o'clock & then I dragged at it till night with the butterfly drag and it is a nice pleasant day and at night Roscoe & I cleaned over the oats and put them up again 28 bu and it is getting some warmer very dusty dragging indeed."

Wed. Apr 26: "In the morning Roscoe & I took the oats & the smoothing Harrow down to the big field & I sowed the oats and Roscoe stayed at home & dragged the oats in with the smoothing Harrow & used 3 horses & he got done about 4 o'clock & then went up to Aunt Kates & got Mary Jane she is going to work for us awhile and Ruby rode to school with Edith Barkley and in the afternoon I sowed the grass seed on the oats & I sold a load of potatoes and before we done the chores we loaded them up. it is a clear & Hot day very dusty."

Thur. Apr 27: "In the morning I got up early & done the chores and we took the hay out in the field for the cows & I started for Glens Falls with the load of potatoes 52 bu at 70 to E. P. Moore and I brought home a bbl of Flour and I got home chore time & the roads are good and it is very dusty. I stopped at Argyle awhile when I got back & got a Western Mortgage of John B. Conway. and is a nice day. it looked like rain at night."

Fri. Apr 28: "I rolled the oats in to day and picked a lot of stone of too done a good job but it took all day and it is getting terribly dusty on top of the ground Hot too. and a grand time to get work along grass is beginning to look green now. no signs of rain yet."

Sat. Apr 29: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed out manure in the field cross from the barn and in the afternoon I plowed up on top of the hill in the fallow for corn it is dry too. & Roscoe went down to Dewey Cornells & got the old milk wagon and then chored around we have a sick cow. I don't know what is the matter with her she eats some it is a nother hot day I sold a load of potatoes to go on Monday at 65 per bu. Hudson Falls."

Sun. Apr 30: "Ruby, Hazel, Harold & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in 1st Corinthians the I think 11 chapter & we stayed for sunday school & the rest of the folks stayed at home & kept house. and Mr. Ludd drove up Roscoes colt & Nathan Wever came too and they stayed for dinner Mollie is breaking in fine so he says. & it is a nice day some cloudy & looks like rain at night."

Mon. May 1: "It rained a little in the morning & looked like rain but cleared off In the forenoon I plowed up on top of the hill in the upper fallow & I got done up there and in the afternoon I dragged the ground over with the smoothing Harrow on top of the fallow for corn and then we loaded up a load of potatoes to be taken to-morrow & it is a hot day but a South wind & cloudy."

Tues. May 2: "Last night we had a heavy Thunder Shower it rained a lot & Heavy Thunder and in the morning I got up early & took the Load of potatoes up to Hudson Falls and got 65 & got home before chore time. In the morning Mary Jane was sick & Roscoe drove over after Aunt Kate & she got some better & Roscoe took them both home for good and it is a cold raw & windy day no mistake quite a change."

Wed. May 3: "In the morning I went up beyond Belcher looking for a Hired woman but it was a fools errand and then when I got back I went down & began plowing in the fallow along the road on the side hill & in the afternoon I plowed in the same place and it is a cold raw windy & a disagreeable day no mistake. March Weather In the morning Doc Kinney came over & got our roller."

Thur. May 4: "In the forenoon I plowed on the side hill in the upper fallow & got done & in the afternoon I marked out up on top of the hill in the fallow for corn & did'nt get quite all done both ways and it is a nice day some warmer & some windy"

Fri. May 5: "In the morning I finished marking out up on top of the hill for corn and then I went at planting corn & planted till night & Roscoe went down to Cossayuna & got his colt and it is some warmer to-day."

Sat. May 6: "In the morning Georgia was'nt feeling very well so Roscoe drove over after Anna May Liddle & I went up & planted corn on top of the hill & Roscoe dragged the side hill & then he planted corn & I marked out the side hill for corn and in the afternoon Georgia was sick & I telephoned for the Doctor & Mrs. Weir too & Roscoe went up after Mary and about 3 o'clock a baby boy was born to Georgia and Roscoe took Mrs. Weir home & Anna May at night too & Johnnie came down & stayed all night it is a warm & clear day"

Sun. May 7: "In the morning Johnnie went home and in the afternoon Roscoe went over and got Anna May & then took Mary home and the Doctor came up to see Georgia she and the babe are getting along nicely and I went down to Albert McEachrons & got Eliza to take care of Georgia & the babe and we did'nt go to church to day and it is a nice pleasant day warm & dry too. Ruby is about sick with a sore throat tonsillitis"

Mon. May 8: "Ruby & Roscoe did'nt go to school to day in the morning Roscoe took the washing down to West Hebron & got Orrie & Eva and Orrie is going to stay till Mrs. Gilchrist comes as Eliza can't attend to the baby very well and Ruby's throat is not much better and it is a nice day I planted corn down in the upper fallow & when Roscoe got home he went over & got Doc Kinneys planter & he helped me to plant & in the afternoon we finished planting corn & then we drawed out manure tilll night in the field cross from the barn and it is very dry. at night Roscoe drove his colt aways & took Doc Kinneys planter home."

Tues. May 9: "Ruby is better Roscoe & her went to school and Eva went home with them and I drawed out manure all day and it is a nice day looks some like rain very dry. Georgia & the babe are doing nicely I went up back & fixed some fence around the sheep pasture and it is getting smokey."

Wed. May 10: " In the forenoon I plowed the piece down at the lower house & spread the manure and got done and in the afternoon I began plowing in the field cross from the barn & it plows very hard dry & hard too. and I spread some manure and it is a pleasant & hot & dry day. Roscoe drove his colt to school. and at night when they came home Roscoe drove down to John Grahams at North Argyle after Mrs. Gilchrist & brought her up to take care of Georgia & the babe and it is a hot & dry day."

Thur. May 11: "I plowed nearly all day in the field cross from the barn and it is very hard it plows up in chunks in places and when Roscoe & Ruby went to school they took Orrie down home and it is a nice pleasant day dry & hot I spread some manure & cut some seed potatoes at noon. Georgia & the babe are getting along nicely."

Fri. May 12: "I plowed all day nearly in the field cross from the barn & it is fierce plowing too just all the horses can do to pull the plow through in places & I spread some manure & cut some seed potatoes at noon and a shower went South about quiting time Thundered heavy but only a sprinkle here the folks are doing well."

Sat. May 13: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed out some manure & spread it on top of the plowed ground and then Roscoe took his colt & Nell down & dragged the piece at the lower house and I plowed till noon in the field cross from the barn and in the afternoon we fixed some fence & then I worked out the piece down to the lower house & then Roscoe & I planted it to potatoes & after milking I burned a pile of brush that was down in the young orchards and it is a hot & dry day. at night Ruby took Anna May home. Georgia & the babe are getting along well."

Sun. May 14: "We did'nt go to church any of us so all stayed at home and kept house Georgia and the babe are getting along very well and after dinner Johnnie & Mary came down and stayed awhile and it is a hot and dry day."

Mon. May 15: "I plowed nearly all day in the field cross from the barn and I had to spread manure also and it is very hard & dry plowing and Georgia & the babe are getting along very well and it is a nice pleasant day clear & hot too good corn weather I went up on the hill & the corn is up nice & the crows are pulling it some I left some corn around:

Tues. May 16: "I plowed in the field cross from the barn and I got done it was fearful plowing just all the team could do to draw the plow through in places it plowed up in chunks lots of places I could'nt get it plowed very good on the knolls and at night we loaded up a load of potatoes to go to-morrow and I spread some manure and it is a clear & hot & dry day getting dryer every day"

Wed. May 17: "In the morning I got up early and after we got the chores done I took the load of potatoes out to Hudson Falls to a Mr. Brown & Harold went with me and we got home about chore time and it is a nice pleasant day warm too."

Thur. May 18: "In the forenoon I drawed out some manure on the plowed ground cross from the barn & spread it and it rained a little just enough to make it nasty and in the afternoon I dragged the potato ground with 3 horses & the spring tooth Harrow and I got done and it is pretty chunky but is some smoother I cut some seed potatoes the rain did'nt amount to much cleared off hot as ever Georgia is up to day & is getting along nicely"

Fri. May 19: "In the forenoon I dragged the potato ground over with the smoothing Harrow with 3 horses I used Roscoes colt she went good & it is hot & muggy it rained on me some but don't amount to much here showers went around 2 last night & 1 to-day I cut some potatoes for seed and in the afternoon I marked out the potato ground one way up & down the hill & it was hot too. cleared of hotter than ever. at night Ruby, Roscoe & Marion went down to West Hebron to a show (Uncle Tom's Cabin)"

Sat. May 20: "In the morning I marked out some the other way & drawed out some seed potatoes & then Roscoe & I planted potatoes nearly all day after dinner I marked out some more & drawed out some seed potatoes & we got quite a start pretty dry I don't think the potatoes will ever start until it rains. At night Ruby took Anna May Liddle home for good."

Sun. May 21: "Ruby, Roscoe, Marion & Hazel went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and the rest of us stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a very hot day just like August weather about night Roscoe hitched up his colt & gave his mother a ride"

Mon. May 22: "In the morning I cut some seed potatoes and then marked out some for potatoes & then I planted most of the day & cut some seed when the children got home from school they helped to sort some seconds for seed and it is a very hot day very hot & the dirt is so offle dry seems to make it hotter. We turned the cows down in the old cow pasture"

Tues. May 23: "I planted potatoes nearly all day marked out some & cut some seed and at the the children helped to pick over some seconds it looks some like rain at night showers around very hot yet we turned the cows out nights & quit feeding hay."

Wed. May 24: "In the forenoon I finished marking out in the field or hill front of the house all done for potatoes & then I planted potatoes the rest of the day it rained a little last night but cleared off hot as ever and it is a nice day some cloudy in the morning. Showers at night around us."

Thur. May 25: "We had a nice little shower last night but I got at planting & about 11 o'clock we had a nice shower I finished planting potatoes after dinner awhile & about night we had a nother nice shower we was loading up a load of potatoes but finished after the shower & we put up a small grist and Walt Lant used our team on the road in the forenoon it keeps warm & cleared off at night."

Fri. May 26: "I took a load of potatoes out to Fort Edward part of it went on up to Hudson Falls & I got home before chore time and it is a warm day drying up fast 47 bu at 65 per bu. and it is or was rather muddy in the morning. at night we turned the cows up in the night pasture. good feed too."

Sat. May 27: "In the morning after we got the chores done we went out to Fort Edward with 2 rigs a shopping I had to go up to Glens Falls to get pay for a load of potatoes & I sold a load to go Monday or Tuesday & when we got home we loaded up the load and Mrs. Gilchrist kept the babe, James & Marjory & it is a nice pleasant day clear & warm too."

Sun. May 28: "Roscoe, Ruby & Hazel went to church and heard an address by a Miss McDowell a Missionary and they stayed for Sunday school and the rest of us stayed at home & kept the youngsters. and it is a nother hot day drying up fast again."

Mon. May 29: "In the morning I got up early & done or helped to do the chores and then I took the load of potatoes out to Glens Falls 50 bu and it is a warm day but a breeze from the South and I got home before chore time. I started early and it is a nice pleasant day clear & hot about night Showers went north of us."

Tues. May 30: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I began cultivating corn up in the fallow & it looks nice too and in the afternoon I or we drawed some manure on the piece for sowed corn & I dragged Roscoes potatoes down to the lower House & then plowed the strip along the road down to the lower house & we planted it with sweet corn and we put our garden down there. Ruby & Marion put it in and it is a nice pleasant day clear & warm"

Wed. May 31: "I finished drawing the manure back of the shed & put it on the piece below the Horse barn for fodder corn & then I began plowing it & Johnnie & Mary came down & stayed till after dinner and I got the piece all plowed & got it dragged and it is a nice day at night it began raining the south wind blew like rain nearly all day."

Thur. Jun 1: "We had a nice rain last night & is cooler to day but cleared off nice & in the forenoon Georgia & Marion went down to West Hebron to Orries & I drawed out some manure from the barn yard to the back yard with Maud & the stone boat & in the afternoon I plowed the piece below the shed and dragged the piece over again for fodder corn & marked out both pieces began planting fodder corn & it is a nice cool day some cloudy too."

Fri. Jun 2: "In the forenoon I drawed some manure from the barn yard into the back yard with Maud & the stone boat & then I finished planting fodder corn & in the afternoon I went up on top of the hill in the fallow and cultivated corn & it looks nice too., and it is a cloudy & cool day nice day to work cool wind."

Sat. Jun 3: "In the morning we took the calves up to Belcher & I led the colts up & turned them out on George McEachrons for the summer and when we came back we went down along the cow pasture & fixed some fence and in the afternoon Roscoe took his good wagon down to Cossayuna to get varnished & left it & brought his cart home & I fixed fence between Jim Lant & us and Roscoe dragged his potatoes over again when he came home and it is a nice day some cloudy."

Sun. Jun 4: "We all (but Mrs. Gilchrist & James & the babe) went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and we stayed for Sunday school we went in 2 rigs and it is a nice pleasant day & warm but the nights are cooler now."

Mon. Jun 5: "In the forenoon I took a load of cheese down to Salem and Harold went too and in the afternoon we got the sheep down & I sheared at them got 7 shore and it is a cloudy day & it rained a little in the afternoon a drizzle most of the time cooler too."

Tues. Jun 6: "In the forenoon I finished shearing the sheep and then I went up on top of the hill in the fallow & cultivated corn & in the afternoon I went down on round hill & fixed fence between Jim Lant & us and I got it laid over and it is a cloudy day it rained a little now & then not hard."

Wed. Jun 7: "It rained quite a lot part of the day I went up on the hill & cultivated corn till the rain drove me to the house about 9 o'clock & it quit raining about 3 o'clock & then I went up & cultivated corn till night a little wet we had a nice rain but not to raise water a bit cleared off at night a little cooler"

Thur. Jun 8: "In the forenoon I finished cultivating corn up on top of the hill in the fallow & then I cultivated some on the side hill and in the afternoon I began hoeing corn on the side hill and it is a nice pleasant day hot in Sun but cool in the shade."

Fri. Jun 9: "In the forenoon I finished cultivating corn down on the side hill all done the first time & Roscoe stayed at home & cultivated his potatoes both ways down to the lower house & then began dragging the potatoes cross from the barn In the afternoon Roscoe went to school & Rode Maud Horse back & Marion went down to Orries and I hoed corn down on the side hill in the fallow."

Sat. Jun 10: "In the forenoon I finished hoeing the corn down on the side hill in the fallow & Roscoe finished dragging the potatoes cross from the barn and then we had an early dinner & then went down to Greenwich to the School A. A. Meet and took the Surrey down to Cossayuna & left it to get painted and left Maud in a stable & got Roscoes Wagon & we Roscoe, Ruby & I went on down to Greenwich & we did'nt get home till dark & then we had the milking to do. and it is a cloudy day rained a little not much Hot too."

Sun. Jun 11: "We did'nt go to church any of us so all stayed at home & kept house and it is a pretty cloudy day some cooler too after dark or bed time we had a Thunder Shower it rained some."

Mon. Jun 12: "Ruby & Roscoe went down to West Hebron to try the Regents Examination and in the forenoon I drawed manure from the barn yard to the back yard and did some in the afternoon & put some wood into the wood shed & began pileing it and it is a nice day some cloudy & began raining at night warm."

Tues. Jun 13: "It rained quite a lot last night and we had a nice rain in the afternoon In the forenoon I drawed the rest of the manure from the barn yard into the back yard with a stone boat and I cleaned out the back House & chored around & in the afternoon I did'nt do much fix a little fence Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron she stayed down to Orries & he came home in the afternoon & he went down & got Ben Donaldson (the cow Doctor) to come up & see one of the young cattle the heifer is'nt doing well cloudy & warm a fine growing time but it don't raise water yet."

Wed. Jun 14: "In the forenoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron and I fixed some fence around the old orchard or Hog pasture and hoed some in the garden & put some wood into the shed and in the afternoon I took the wool down to Robert Cuthbert 123 # @ 18 per # and Harold went to & it rained on us nearly all the way but we kept the wool dry and when we came back Roscoe & I went down & tied the fence down with wire between Jim Lant & us that I laid over the other day. pretty cloudy day some cooler at night Roscoe cultivated some of his potatoes but most to Wet."

Thur. Jun 15: "In the forenoon Roscoe cultivated his potatoes down in the garden and I piled some wood into the shed & began cultivating potatoes cross from the barn and in the afternoon we had showers & Roscoe went down to West Hebron after Ruby & I piled some wood in the shed and cultivated some potatoes cross from the barn and it is a nice warm day. some cooler at night"

Fri. Jun 16: "In the forenoon I cultivated potatoes in the field cross from the barn and Roscoe began cultivating corn again up on top of the hill in the fallow and in the afternoon it rained some & Roscoe rode Maud up to Belcher salted the colts and I piled some wood & cultivated the fodder corn below the barn and it is a fine day a nice growing time."

Sat. Jun 17: "In the forenoon Roscoe cultivated corn up in the fallow & I cultivated potatoes in the field cross from the barn and in the afternoon Ruby, Roscoe & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McMurra of West Hebron and Georgia stayed at home with the youngsters and it did'nt rain to day for the first this week Warm too a fine growing time."

Sun. Jun 18: "Georgia, Marjory & I went to church and it was Sacrament Sabbath and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and Ruby & Roscoe stayed at home & kept the children and it is a nice pleasant day warm too drying up fast now but the roads are very rough. At night Ruby & Roscoe went down to West Hebron & heard the Baccalaureate Sermon by Mr. Parker of the Methodist church"

Mon. Jun 19: "In the forenoon I cultivated corn up on top of the hill in the fallow & in the morning Roscoe went over to Andy Hugheys & got his girl to help Georgia awhile and then he cultivated corn till noon and in the afternoon Roscoe & I went down to Salem to a game of ball the Cuban Giants against the Salem team a good game too & got my shoes tapped and when we got home Ruby had the most of the cows milked & then Roscoe, Ruby & Agnes (the girl) went down to West Hebron to the class exercises."

Tues. Jun 20: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated corn up on top of the hill & we got done up there & in the afternoon we chored around and we went out & cultivated some of the potatoes up & down the hill in the field cross from the barn and I hoed some of the sowed corn below the barn & at night Ruby, Roscoe & Aggie (the girl) went down to West Hebron to the Commencement exercises given by the graduates of the school & it is a nice day it got cooler & very windy."

Wed. Jun 21: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated potatoes in the field cross from the barn up & down the hill and in the afternoon I finished it & hoed some sowed corn & the garden corn down to the lower house & Roscoe helped the women draw the saw dust away from the house the finished pileing the wood & he cultivated his potatoes one way & it is a nice day some cooler & cloudy Marjory & Hazel were sick part of the day."

Thur. Jun 22: "In the forenoon Ruby & Roscoe were both sick & I hoed fodder corn below the barn and it came on rain & in the afternoon Ruby was better & she & Marion went up to Belcher & took Music lessons & I chored around hoed some fodder corn. it rained some but it did'nt amount to much Some of our potatoes are coming very uneven & some not al all"

Fri. Jun 23: "In the forenoon Roscoe took the machine down to West Hebron to Al Mattison to get repaired and I cultivated the corn down on the side hill in the upper fallow and in the afternoon we fixed some fence & chored around and it is a nice pleasant day."

Sat. Jun 24: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated potatoes in the field cross from the barn and in the afternoon I finished them & Roscoe cultivated his again and he & the women went after straw-berries & we chored around after that I hoed some fodder corn below the barn and it is a nice pleasant day warm but cool nights."

Sun. Jun 25: "Ruby, Roscoe & Aggie went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in First chapter of John 8 & 9 verses and they stayed for Sunday school and Georgia & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it is a pretty cloudy day some cool too rained a little but not much"

Mon. Jun 26: "In the forenoon We chored around fixed the road up through the corn field & I finished hoeing the fodder corn & Roscoe cut out some blue thisle in the long field and in the afternoon We went down to Cossayuna to get the Surrey but did'nt get it & got a wheel on the old buggie repaired & Georgia & Ruby & 2 of the youngsters went down to West Hebron & Aggie the girl stayed at home & kept the rest of the youngsters & it is a cloudy day very Muggy & hot At night Georgia was about sick all night"

Tues. Jun 27: "In the forenoon Roscoe took a big grist down to West Hebron & got the team shawd and got home about 2 o'clock & I cultivated the fodder corn again and cut out some blue thisle above the house and fixed some fence & when he got back we went down to the lower barn & put the Hay Rack on the Wagon and ground up the scythes & knives for the machine & chored around & it is a very hot day rather cloudy"

Wed. Jun 28: "In the forenoon Roscoe mowed over in the strip and I mowed some around the fences & then I came over & Shoveled out Roscoes potatoes down in the lower House garden and in the afternoon Roscoe finished mowing the strip & then began mowing in the back meadow & I mowed the swail by hand & around the fences & it is a nice pleasant day warm it rained a little last night. Roscoe raked up some that he mowed & after we milked I bunched it up & it is a good hay day."

Thur. Jun 29: "In the forenoon Roscoe mowed over in the back meadow & I began shoveling out potatoes up & down the hill in the field cross from the barn & in the afternoon Raked over back & mowed some & we brought over a load of hay at night I shoveled out some potatoes & bunched up some hay and it is a nother good hay day. Hot too. cool nights."

Fri. Jun 30: "In the forenoon I put paris green on Roscoes potatoes & Roscoe finished mowing over in the big meadow & mowed the strip along the road in the lower fallow and I mowed some along the fence and then shoveled out some potatoes & in the afternoon I shoveled out some potatoes & Roscoe raked some hay over in the back meadow & I bunched it up & we drawed in 2 loads and it is a good hay day."

Sat. Jul 1: "In the morning Roscoe & Harold took 2 calves up to Belcher & I shoveled out potatoes till they came back & Roscoe helped me awhile & then we went over in the back meadow & drawed over 2 loads of hay & in the afternoon I shoveled out some potatoes & Roscoe raked the rest of the hay in the back meadow & the strip along the road in the rye field and then I bunched it up & we drawed in the rest of the hay 3 loads & at night Ruby & Roscoe went down to West Hebron to a Festival and Georgia was sick all day and it is a nice Hay day Hot & dry."

Sun. Jul 2: "We did'nt go to church any of us to day Georgia was sick a bed we Telephoned for the Doctor she has a stiff neck sore throat & a terrible headache and it is a very hot day clear & dry too. Georgia was in bed all day. & the babe is very cross also."

Mon. Jul 3: "Georgia is not much better she was in bed nearly all day and Ruby has a stiff neck & could'nt do much Roscoe & I had to stay in & help Marion the babe is very cross & cries most of the time the Doctor was up to day again I got out awhile & put on some Paris Green on the potatoes it is a very hot & dry day."

Tues. Jul 4: "In the forenoon Roscoe mowed the lower half of the big side hill & I went up to Mrs. Weirs & got 2 cakes of ice to make ice cream and then I mowed some around the fence & then I shoveled out some potatoes cross from the barn and in the afternoon I shoveled out some potatoes & Roscoe raked up what he mowed & I bunched it up & it is a hot & good hay day very dry too."

Wed. Jul 5: "In the forenoon Roscoe mowed up on the big side hill & I finished shoveling out potatoes and in the afternoon We drawed in 3 jags of hay & then Roscoe raked what he mowed & I bunched it up & we drawed in one load when we came down after milking It is fearful hot I never saw it any hotter I don't think 110 in shade in places to hot to work every thing is drying up. Water is low our pump went dry to my surprise I don't remember of it ever pumping dry before"

Thur. Jul 6: "In the forenoon Roscoe mowed the parts up in the rear end of the big side hill and I mowed around the fences & then I went down & cut some rye with a cradle on the upper side of the lower fallow and in the afternoon we went up & got a load of hay that was out & then we got out the reaper & put it together and it looked like rain so we did'nt got up a shower went north of us but no rain here it is fearful Hot time."

Fri. Jul 7: "In the forenoon we took the reaper down in the lower fallow & began cutting our rye Roscoe Reap & I bound awhile & then he went up in the rear part of the big side hill & raked the hay after while I went up & bunched up & we brought a load down with us and in the afternoon we raked the rest of the hay up back & bunched it & drawed it in 2 loads and then we cut or Reap rye I bound it also and it is a little cooler to-day wind is in the north but pleasant & warm in the sun."

Sat. Jul 8: "In the forenoon Roscoe reap the rest of the rye he got it all cut & I bound rye & cut a little with the cradle and in the afternoon Roscoe went down to Cossayuna & got the Surrey and I put on paris green awhile and then went down & bound the rest of the rye we have it all cut & bound but not sat up it is a nice pleasant day Hot & dry & dusty Every thing needs rain very bad too."

Sun. Jul 9: "Roscoe & Ruby went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & they stayed for Sunday school and Georgia & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day very hot dry & dusty Hot as ever nearly again before night a little we had a light Thunder Shower but did'nt rain only to lay the dust."

Mon. Jul 10: "In the forenoon Roscoe mowed up on top of the hill in the meadow and I mowed around the fence and then I put on some paris Green on the potatoes cross from the barn & in the afternoon Georgia took Harold, Marjory & James down to West Hebron to Orries to get some dresses made for them and Roscoe & I drawed in the rye 5 loads & Ruby helped to onload & Marion helped to load part of it we got it all in & it kept us busy too it is a hot day but windy & looked like rain at night but it did'nt come."

Tues. Jul 11: "In the forenoon Roscoe raked the hay that he mowed yesterday & then mowed up in the same meadow & I mowed around the fence & bunched up the hay that he raked & mowed some by hand down to the lower house and in the afternoon Roscoe finished mowing up on top of the hill in the meadow and then mowed in the field above the lower house & I mowed around the fence and about night Roscoe raked the hay up on top of the hill and I bunched it up & it is a hot day some windy great hay weather Ruby went with Leona B. down to the South Argyle to the C. E. Convention"

Wed. Jul 12: "In the forenoon Roscoe mowed awhile down in the field above the lower house & I mowed some by hand at the lower House and then we went at drawing in hay from up on top of the hill 3 loads & put it up in the horse barn & in the afternoon we finished drawing the hay from up on top of the hill 1 more load & then Roscoe raked up what was mowed in the field above the road & I bunched it up and we drawed in 2 loads from the same field & put it into the Horse barn & it is very nice hay & good hay weather some cooler to-day & it got very smokey & terrible windy wind almost blew the hay away."

Thur. Jul 13: "In the forenoon Roscoe finished mowing down in the field above the lower house and I mowed some by hand in the swail back of the lower house & then Roscoe began mowing in the little orchard back of the barn & I mowed around the fence & trees & in the afternoon we finished mowing out there & the machine did'nt work very well & then Roscoe raked the hay down the road & I bunched it up & we drawed in one load & put it in the horse barn & it is a nice pleasant day good hay day & cooler today."

Fri. Jul 14: "In the morning Roscoe went down to West Hebron to get some bolts repaired that belonged to the machine and I went down & mowed some in the swail back of the lower house by hand & when he got back we went at drawing in hay from the field below the orchard & got 2 loads in & in the afternoon we finished drawing the hay down there 1 load & then Roscoe raked the hay back of the barn & I bunched it up & then we drawed the hay all in 4 loads & Ruby helped us and it is a nice hay day not quite so hot to-day."

Sat. Jul 15: "In the forenoon Roscoe mowed the side hill back of the barn and I mowed around the fence and then I went down & mowed the rest of the swail back of the lower house & then we drawed in one load from the swail at the lower house and in the afternoon Roscoe raked the hay on the side hill and I bunched it and then we drawed in 3 jags & then we had rain a heavy Thunder shower it was a nice rain we had 1 jag down in the swail it is a hot day. The rain did'nt come any to quick for our corn it was wilted up bad."

Sun. Jul 16: "There was no service at our church so we did'nt go to church any place else so we all stayed at home and kept house and it is a nice pleasant day warm and some cloudy looks some like rain."

Mon. Jul 17: "In the forenoon Roscoe mowed the hay up on top of the hill back of the barn & I mowed around the fences & opened out the hay & turned it over and in the afternoon it rained some & we drawed in the jag that was on the side hill back of the barn & we went up & got the sheep & put polks on them & pitched some hay back up in the shed and it rained quite a shower heavy wind too."

Tues. Jul 18: "In the morning Roscoe raked the rye tailings and I patched up some old rail fence and then we went up & mowed the grass up in the little meadow and in the afternoon Roscoe raked the hay up on top of the hill back of the barn & I bunched it up & then we drawed it in 3 jags and after supper & milking Roscoe mowed the swail down in the orchard below the road and I mowed some by hand & it is a good hay day nice & pleasant."

Wed. Jul 19: "In the forenoon Roscoe mowed the grass down in the meadow below the road & I did too & mowed around the trees & fence & we got done all done mowing now and in the afternoon we went up to the little meadow & raked & bunched it up & drawed it down 2 loads it was good & then Roscoe raked the hay down in the lower orchard & I bunched it up & after milking we drawed in 1 load & it is a grand hay day clear & warm too."

Thur. Jul 20: "In the morning after we got the chores done it began raining & rained a nice little rain till about 9 o'clock & we put up a grist & then Roscoe took Ruby & Marion up to Belcher to take their music lessons and I chored around & cut some weeds around the house and in the afternoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron and I cut weeds along the road side and it cleared off & was a nice pleasant afternoon we did'nt do any thing with the hay."

Fri. Jul 21: "In the forenoon we made some polks & put them on the young cattle and washed the Family wagon and then drawed 2 jags of hay 1 from the Meadow below the House and 1 at the Lower house in the swail and in the afternoon we drawed in the rest of the hay below the House 3 loads all done haying now we had a lot of ground to go over 53 acres & only got 46 jags but very good quality and got it in good shape most all of it and we had a good cool & pleasant day to finish up & then we greased the pony harness."

Sat. Jul 22: "In the morning we got up early and Roscoe & Georgia & James took the babe up to Johnnies & left him with Mary & then they met us out to Fort Edward & we all went up to Glens Falls on the Trolley car & a trip on up to Lake George & then up to Warrensburg & back to Fort Edward we got our dinners at Glens Falls & then we came home the way we went Ruby & I had the cows nearly milked when Roscoe & Georgia got home and we had a grand trip & a fine day to go we got home about 8 o'clock."

Sun. Jul 23: "There was no preaching at our church so we all stayed at home & Billy came over & stayed nearly all day and he Telephoned to Jim Allen & he drove over in the afternoon he is coming over to thresh our grain in about 2 weeks and after we done the chores Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went over to our church to young peoples meeting and it is a nice pleasant day rather cool."

Mon. Jul 24: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I helped the women to Wash & then we all pumped the water out of the cistern & cleaned it out & we had a job the water smelled something fierce we found 3 dead cats & one rat no wonder it Smelled so & it rained awhile but cleared off and in the afternoon we put the horse fork up in the main barn taken out of the horse barn & put the sides on the rack & fixed some fence & picked some little windfall apples and it is a cloudy day & quite windy & cooler."

Tues. Jul 25: "In the forenoon we went at cutting our oats they are rather green too Roscoe reap most of the time & I cradled around the field made 2 lands & cut some around the stones and in the afternoon we cut the rest of the lower land & it looked so much like rain we quit cutting & I cut some brush around the fences and it is a very windy & cool day about the coldest I ever saw for the time of year & cloudy too not a very good day to cure oats."

Wed. Jul 26: "In the forenoon We reap oats over in the big field & got done our oats are all cut pretty fair too Roscoe reap awhile & I fixed some fence & then I finished them In the afternoon I cut some brush & weeds along the road & around the potato field and boiled a kettle of apples & meal for the hogs and it is a nice pleasant day & warmer a good hay day Thunder showers went South & 1 north of us. cool nights."
Thur. Jul 27: "In the forenoon Ruby & Marion went up to Belcher & took their Music lessons & Roscoe & I began drawing in oats we got 2 loads & in the afternoon Ruby & Marion helped us to draw in oats we got in 5 loads and they were in good shape and Georgia helped us to onload by driving the horse on the Horse fork and it was a good Hay day clear & warm too."

Fri. Jul 28: "In the forenoon it was cloudy & the dew did'nt get of the oats till most noon but we got in 1 load before noon & in the afternoon when we got 2 loads more it came on rain & we had to leave the rest of them out about 5 loads I guess. it began raining about 3 o'clock & rained a slow rain till night & kept coming."

Sat. Jul 29: "In the forenoon we chored around & did'nt do much it cleared off but it did'nt dry of very fast we had a good rain last night it rained all night I guess the ground is soaked up pretty good now & in the afternoon we all went up to Johnnies a visiting and it is a pleasant day some cloudy."

Sun. Jul 30: "There was no service at our church in the afternoon Ruby, Roscoe & Hazel went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McMunn and Georgia & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it is a nice warm day cloudy but cleared off before night was warm too. Potatoes are growing now a fine rain & grass is beginning to look green now."

Mon. Jul 31: "In the morning we helped the women to wash & then Roscoe & I went over in the big field & went at turning oats & about 11 o'clock Ruby & Marion came over & we put on a load & in the afternoon we turned part of the load & drawed the rest of them with out turning 4 loads & we got done in good season we went down & put the reaper in the lower barn and and it is a grand day clear & hot too."

Tues. Aug 1: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed some rails from along the lower swamp top up along the back meadow and we drew 2 loads of old rails up to the hog pen and in the afternoon Roscoe & I went down to West Hebron & took James to see the Doctor but he was not at home and then we chored around & at night Georgia & Roscoe took James down to see the Doctor & got some medicine for him he has had a fever for 2 or 3 days It is a hot & clear day getting dry again."

Wed. Aug 2: "In the forenoon I chored around & cut some weeds and in the afternoon I cut the weeds & brush down the road by the swamp and chored around and James is some better I guess and it is a nother hot & dry day good hay weather now"

Thur. Aug 3: "In the morning after we done the chores we started for a trip we left the babe with Mary we went to Belcher & then up near Castle Green over to the Yellow schoolhouse & on to North Hebron on over to Chamberlins Mills & camped near there & then on up to Tiplady on to the Hollow & on up over pine hill down through Craig Hollow over by the Coy place & back to Belcher we got home chore time and we were tired & James was cross all the way & it is a hot day cloudy in the morning potatoes look poor & pastures are as bare as the road nearly."

Fri. Aug 4: "In the forenoon I cut brush around the corn field & part or the rest around the rye field & then chored around till noon & in the afternoon Roscoe & I picked up a few apples of the ground and I cut burdocks & brush around the lower house & garden and chored around & it is fine hay weather very hot day & smokey In the forenoon Ruby & Marion went up to Belcher to take their music lessons."

Sat. Aug 5: "In the forenoon I boiled a kettle of feed apples & meal for the pigs and cut some old kettle wood at the hog pen and chored around and in the afternoon I copyed in the Ledger & chored around & we done the chores early & all went down to West Hebron & spent the evening it is a hot & dry day dryer every day & hot too."

Sun. Aug 6: "There was no preaching at our church so we did'nt go to any other church. In the morning Roscoe got up sick he had a high fever so after dinner we telephoned for the Doctor and he came right up Dr. Madison & he said Roscoe had a high fever & he did'nt eat any thing all day & was sleepy & very sick all day & had a swollen & sore throat it is a hot day some cloudy & rained a very little showers went around."

Mon. Aug 7: "In the morning we thought Roscoes fever was not so high & he was better but the Doctor came up before dinner & he said Roscoe was not so well as he was yesterday & he said he had better go to bed & stay till got better he had a high fever & was a very sick boy The Doctor thinks or is afraid he will have the Tyfoid fever but is trying to break it up at night I drove down to West Hebron & got Roscoe some oranges & some ice cream Harold went along & I did'nt do much but chore around the house I helped to wash & picked a few apples"

Tues. Aug 8: "Roscoe seems some better in the morning The Doctor came & he thinks he can break up his fever it is'nt so high to-day & he is more like himself. I went up to Mr. Reynolds & got some ice & we made some ice cream & Billy came over & got his oats and I chored around the house it is windy to-day & don't seem so hot but it is fearful dry corn is all drying up or wilty if we don't have rain soon potatoes will be dead too some are begining to dry up & die."

Wed. Aug 9: "Roscoe is about the same the Doctor was up to see him & he says that his fever is nearly gone he thinks he has it nearly broken up and thinks he will be up in a day or Two but he is very weak yet. In the forenoon I went up & cut brush along the road near Mrs. Weir's and in the afternoon I did'nt do much but stay around the house and it keeps Hot & dry feed is is drying up in fact no feed only in the swamps."

Thur. Aug 10: "In the forenoon I went up back & cut brush along the road & Will Weir broke his ankle or foot I was up there awhile and the Doctor came up to see Roscoe he is better to day he sat up awhile and in the afternoon I went up back & finished cutting brush all done now & Johnnie & Mary came down awhile to see Roscoe and it is a clear & hot day."

Fri. Aug 11: "In the morning it rained a little but did'nt amount to much and in the forenoon I went over back & fixed some fence between Doc. Kinney & me the back meadow and in the afternoon I drawed up 2 load of old rails from down in the cow pasture to the hog pen & then I sawed up old rail. till night and it is a cloudy day and the wind blew from the north and is quite cold I was about sick at night. The Doctor was up to see Roscoe he is better now & sat up nearly all day but stayed in the house."

Sat. Aug 12: "I was about sick all day the Doctor was along & gave me some medicine and in the forenoon Roscoe, Marion & James went down to Argyle & got a check cashed or part of it at the bank and in the afternoon Roscoe took a good sleep and it is a nice day only very dry & no signs of rain. Potatoes are drying up in places as corn is too ours will soon do to cut."

Sun. Aug 13: "Georgia, Ruby, Roscoe, Harold, Marjory & James went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in the 10th chapter of the Acts and they stayed for sunday school and I stayed at home with the rest of the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day clear & dry & terrible dusty."

Mon. Aug 14: "In the forenoon I took a grist down to West Hebron and got the wagon repaired & got the grist home & in the afternoon I chored around made a cow poke put it on the old black cow & put her in the swamp and cut some old rails & picked up some poor apples and the children went over to Jim Lants awhile and it is another dry & hot day clear & very dusty I boiled a kettle of Hog feed."

Tues. Aug 15: "In the forenoon we chored around picked up some poor apples and cleaned out the barn floor & sawed some old rails for Kettle wood and in the afternoon we all went up to Oscar Chapmans a visiting & Roscoe, Ruby & Marion stayed at Johnnies awhile & when we got home it was most dark it rained on us coming home I did'nt go after the cows so I did'nt milk them & it is a warm day but got cloudy & rained some."

Wed. Aug 16: "In the morning I got up early & went after the cows & found them in the far end and after I got the chores done I went out to Fort Edward & got a ton of Bran feed for the cows and when I got back to Argyle I stopped at William Mattisons funeral & it was most night when I got home and it is all dried off again I milked alone. Marjory is'nt very well to day."

Thur. Aug 17: "In the forenoon I chored around picked up a few apples & went up on the hill in the fallow & began cutting corn it is pretty well dried up in places and in the afternoon I went up & cut corn awhile and chored around cut a few burdocks in the orchard and it is a nice warm day drying up fast & Roscoe, Ruby & Marion came home last night James had the croup we was up with him most of the night It rained last night some."

Fri. Aug 18: "In the forenoon Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got some meat & got Dan shawd and I went up & cut corn awhile and it came on rain & came to the house & we had a nice shower about 11 o'clock & it got colder wind was in the north & in the afternoon the threshers came Allen Bros. & Billy, Edgar & John & Robbie & Jimmie Sloan & Clifton Day helped us to thresh we got the rye finished & part of the oats and it is a nice cool day looks like rain at night"

Sat. Aug 19: "It rained some last night Harold is about sick we called the Doctor the threshers finished threshing oats about 10 o'clock & I took the machine over to McGeochs and the help all went home but Clifton he helped us to draw over the oats & to take the rack off & put it under the barn and the children have very bad colds & it is a cool north wind it acts like a Falls night in the afternoon we picked up some apples the wind is blowing of a lot of them and I boiled a kettle of feed."

Sun. Aug 20: "Last night in the night Jim Weir called us up on the Telephone & said our cows was out so Roscoe & I got up & went up back & found part of them in the fallow or sheep pasture We had quite a time finding them. Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & they stayed for Sunday school. and Georgia & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters & Harold is not feeling very well to-day and it is a nice pleasant day dry & dusty too."

Mon. Aug 21: "In the morning Clifton Day came down here & he & I went over to Billys & helped him to thresh and we got done and before night (Hazel was sick & Harold was no better) Georgia Telephoned down after the Doctor & he was here when I came home they both have a high fever and it is a nice pleasant day clear warm & dry Roscoe took his mare Nell down & got her shawd at West Hebron."

Tues. Aug 22: "In the forenoon I drawed manure over in the back meadow & Roscoe helped me to load and in the afternoon I went up on top of the hill in the fallow & cut corn awhile & then came down & cut the rest of the burdocks in the orchard & Hazel & Harold are not much better both are pretty sick high fever & Harolds face is swollen bad & a very sore mouth the Doctor came up before night awhile it is a nother Hot & Dry day."

Wed. Aug 23: "In the morning Clifton Day came down & he & I went down to Jimmie Sloans & helped him to thresh & he got nearly done so I won't have to go back & the Doctor came up in the morning to see Hazel & Harold they were pretty sick last night but are some better to-day and Roscoe drove Maud down to West Hebron & got a shoe put on and it is a nice day some cloudy & some cooler before night wind got in the north."

Thur. Aug 24: "In the forenoon I drew manure over in the back meadow & Roscoe helped me to load I got 5 loads over and in the afternoon we cut corn up on top of the hill in the fallow Roscoe helped part of the time and it is a nice day warm too & some cloudy. a nice time to cut corn and it looks like rain at night the children are some better I was about sick at night"

Fri. Aug 25: "In the forenoon it rained most of the time but not hard and I chored around and in the afternoon Roscoe & I cut corn awhile and then we husked a little up in the same field on top of the hill and it is a pretty cloudy day it don't dry of very fast. but is warm."

Sat. Aug 26: "In the forenoon I drawed manure over in the back meadow & I got enough over there & Roscoe helped me to load & took Maud & helped me up the hill & in the afternoon we both cut corn up in the fallow and Ruby & Marion went up to Belcher & took their Music lessons and it is a nice day some cloudy We had a nice rain last night not heavy at all. Hazel has a very sore mouth her tongue is all cankers."

Sun. Aug 27: "Ruby, Marion & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and we stayed for Sunday school and Georgia & Roscoe stayed at home with the youngsters & it is a pretty cloudy day warm as summer at night Ruby & Roscoe went over to the church to Christian Endeavor."

Mon. Aug 28: "In the forenoon it rained most of the time and we chored around & put up a grist and in the afternoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron and got it ground & brought home & got Maud shawd and I chored around scraped up part of the barn yard & cleaned out the sheep shed and then went up on top of the hill & cut corn till most night and before we got the milking done we put the cows out & we had an awful Thunder shower Thunder & lightening it struck Dock Kinneys barn & burnt 3 buildings to the ground it rained a lot. it struck a lot of buildings Marion is not very well & we Telephoned for the Doctor & he came up to see her just before the shower."
Tues. Aug 29: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I went over to Doc Kinneys & helped him to draw his oats over to our House & do other things and then we picked up wind-fall apples & draw them up to the hog pen and chore around & in the afternoon we cut corn up on top of the hill in the fallow most of the time and it is cooler & some windy too. the rain has softened the ground wonderfully. but has'nt raised water much yet. Marion acts some better to day."

Wed. Aug 30: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed manure up on top of the hill back of the barn with 3 horses and we got up 7 loads and & in the afternoon we cut corn up on top of the hill in the falllow and it is a pretty cloudy day & cool & windy too. Marion keeps about the same."

Thur. Aug 31: "Roscoe, Ruby & I went out to the County fair and we got home about night & there was a big crowd there and Georgia stayed at home with Marion & the rest and Marion is about the same and it is a cloudy & cool day."

Fri. Sept 1: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed manure up on top of the hill back of the barn and in the afternoon we cut corn up on top of the hill and we husked corn awhile and it is a nice pleasant day it rained a little in the morning and Georgia is having Rheumatism in her feet & legs and Marion is about the same a slow fever."

Sat. Sept 2: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed out manure up on top of the hill back of the barn & in the afternoon we finished drawing out manure and then put the box on the trucks & went up on the hill & got the husked corn and brought down some corn in the shock 41 bundles & put it in the barn & cut some fodder corn & drawed it into the shed and then we had a Thunder shower & it is a warm day the sick folks are not much better Georgia's feet pain her terribly."

Sun. Sept 3: "Last night we had several Thunder showers I never saw so much Thunder & lightening one shower & a nother till after midnight Roscoe, Ruby & Hazel went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McKenzie the young man and they stayed for Sunday school and Georgia & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters Marion is about the same & Georgia is having an awful time with her feet Pain her so and all swelling up in the afternoon Johnnie & Mary drove down awhile and at night the Doctor came along & stopped & left some medicine"

Mon. Sept 4: "Roscoe & I cut corn most of the day & chored around cut & drawed the corn fodder and it is a nice day warm & some windy grass is growing now potatoes are holding their own some are dying slowly the Giants are going the fastest Georgia is no better Marion is some better"

Tues. Sept 5: "Roscoe & Ruby began school they drive down & back to West Hebron and I finished cutting corn up on top of the hill in the fallow & began cutting on the side hill along the road it is pretty good too I husk 2 baskets nights for the hogs and Marion is better but Georgia is not. it is a cloudy day and at night it looks like rain."

Wed. Sept 6: "We had a big rain last night but cleared off about 8 o'clock & was a nice day the children went to school and in the forenoon I went up on the hill back of the barn & spread manure awhile & then came down & cut & drawed up the sowed corn for the cows & in the afternoon I cut corn down on the side hill in the fallow Georgia is about the same"
Thur. Sept 7: "the children went to school & Marion went down with them & stayed at Orries all night and I cut corn down on the side hill in the fallow along the road nearly all day and it is down very bad. and Georgia is about the same & it is a pretty cloudy day grass is looking nice or green now potatoes are holding their own some kinds are green as ever. about. "

Fri. Sept 8: "I cut corn all day on the side hill along the road in the fallow & I got done and it was the worst cutting I ever done as I ever remember of & it was wet in the forenoon It rained some last night or in the morning. Hazel rode down with Roscoe & Ruby & stayed all day with Orrie at night her & Marion came home & Roscoe took Georgia up to see Mary Jane at Aunt Kates she is very bad & it is a cloudy day but warm Georgia is about the same The Doctor was along to see her."

Sat. Sept 9: "In the forenoon it rained all the time and it was a nice rain I put on a kettle of feed & boiled it & chored around and in the afternoon it quit raining and Roscoe & I cut & drawed up the corn fodder for the cows & went up on the hill & drawed a few shocks of corn (it was offle wet) to husk for the hogs & we husked 4 baskets & we went up back & fixed some fence around the little meadow & cow pasture and it is a wet time & cloudy."

Sun. Sept 10: "Roscoe, Ruby & Harold went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Georgia, Marion & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and Georgia is some better the Doctor was along & left her some medicine and it is a nice pleasant day at night. Ruby, Roscoe & Marion went up to Belcher to a meeting at the M. E. Church"

Mon. Sept 11: "In the forenoon I helped Georgia to wash and in the afternoon I went up on the hill back of the barn & spread some manure and I husked some corn up in the fallow and when Roscoe came home we drawed up the fodder corn for the cows (I had it cut) & then we went up on the hill in the fallow & got a jag of corn in the shocks and it is a nice pleasant day."

Tues. Sept 12: "In the morning I loaded up a grist and then I took it out to Fort Edward & got it ground 1500 # and I took some shoes out & got them repaired and got home before chore time and it is a nice day rained last night and one shower came on me & wet me through about but cleared of and was cold wind in the north. Georgia is about the same."
Wed. Sept 13: "In the forenoon I spread manure over in the back meadow and in the afternoon I cut the fodder corn & drawed it up and then I went up on the hill & spread some manure & husked some corn and it is a cool raw & windy day for the time of year I husk corn nights for the Hogs. Georgia is about the same."

Thur. Sept 14: "We had a heavy frost last night it frooze corn & potatoes except on high places it was a bad one so early for the first. In the forenoon I spread manure over in the back meadow & on top of the hill & husked a little corn up in the fallow. In the afternoon I finished spreading manure up on top of the hill back of the ban all done now & then I husked corn till night up in the fallow and it is a nice pleasant day after the freeze"

Fri. Sept 15: "In the morning I cut fodder corn & drawed it up to the stable and then went up on top of the hill & got a jag of corn in the shock and then it came on rain & it rained nearly all day & came right down part of the time and I chored around & husked some corn in the barn and it is a cool rain a fine growing time."

Sat. Sept 16: "Roscoe & I dug potatoes down in the garden at the lower house and we got nearly one box full they are very weedy & as it is wet it was nasty digging & they are light crop too. we cut some fodder corn & drawed it up & put on a kettle of feed & boiled it for the hogs and it is a nice pleasant day Hot too. about night we had 2 light showers grass looks nice & green now just like spring the ground is petty moist now Georgia is about the same I husked some corn for the Hogs at night."

Sun. Sept 17: "We did'nt go to church so all stayed at home and kept house. Johnnie came along (going down to Argyle to see Glenroy) and stopped & stayed awhile and Ruby was sick part of the day but was better at night & Roscoe had an awful tooth ache and it is a nice warm & pleasant day. at night we put the sheep & lambs into the stable"

Mon. Sept 18: "In the morning after we got the chores done we loaded in the 2 calves & the 6 lambs & I took them down to East Greenwich calves @ 8 & Lambs @ 5 per # & Roscoes teeth aches so that he stayed at home & I got home a little after dinner time & I found out that a Dentist was at West Hebron & I took Roscoe & Marion down to West Hebron & got some teeth pulled for them & it was chore time when I got home or us & Georgia is about the same and it is a nice warm day."

Tues. Sept 19: "In the forenoon I helped Georgia to wash and then I went down to the lower house & dug potatoes & in the afternoon I dug potatoes down in the garden & I got done & Marion helped me to pick them up and it is a warm day & pleasant grass is growing like the spring of the year. Georgias Rheumatism is not much better."

Wed. Sept 20: "In the forenoon I picked apples Pound sweets & I got all of them & in the afternoon I picked a few Greenings & another kind & then drawed up the fodder corn for the cows and then went up on the hill in the fallow & got a load of corn in the shock & put it into the barn and it is a nice pleasant day & warm too."

Thur. Sept 21: "In the forenoon I plowed the garden down to the lower house and in the afternoon I put on a kettle of feed & dragged & sowed the garden to rye and cut & drawed the fodder corn up for the cows and it is is a nice pleasant & hot day."

Fri. Sept 22: "It rained a nice rain last night I began digging potatoes in the field cross from the barn & I dug all day & got about 25 bu I guess Giants they are very light Georgia keeps about the same. & it cleared off & is a nice pleasant day very Hot too"

Sat. Sept 23: "Roscoe & I dug potatoes all day in the field cross from the barn and Marion, Hazel & Harold picked them and we got quite a piece dug and they are a light crop we got 2 jags about 45 bu in all I guess. it is a summers day clear & warm too."

Sun. Sept 24: "Ruby, Harold & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in the 119 Psalm and we stayed for Sunday school and Georgia, Roscoe & Marion stayed at home & kept the youngsters and after dinner Johnnie & Mary came down awhile and it is a nice warm day looked like rain but cleared off warm at night Ruby, Roscoe & Marion went down to West Hebron to a meeting."

Mon. Sept 25: "In the morning we all helped & got the washing done before school time I dug potatoes all day in the field cross from the barn and we had a Thunder shower after dinner but we got the potatoes picked up Marion helped me after school was out and it is a Hot day & rained a lot."

Tues. Sept 26: "I dug potatoes nearly all day in the field cross from the barn & they are a light crop too. Harold helped to pick some of them and it is a nice pleasant day Georgia's Rheumatism is not getting better very fast."

Wed. Sept 27: "In the forenoon I dug potatoes in the field cross from the barn and in the afternoon I drawed in the husked corn from up in the fallow & drew in 1 jag of corn in the shock and cut & drawed up the fodder corn for the cows and then it came on rain & I husked some corn in the barn and it is a cloudy & cool day it looks & acts like a big storm."

Thur. Sept 28: "I dug potatoes all day in the field cross from the barn and I finished the giants they were mighty light too and the children helped to pick some of them and in the afternoon Ruby & Roscoe went down to Salem from school to the Harvest Home and it is a cool day but pleasant cool wind."

Fri. Sept 29: "It rained nearly all day and it is a cold rain too and I chored around husked some corn and sat around the house and it is a nasty wet time no mistake it quit raining at night but was cloudy & looked rainy. Georgia's Rheumatism is some better. but she has a hard time getting around"

Sat. Sept 30: "Roscoe & I dug potatoes nearly all day in the field cross from the barn and the children picked them up we got nearly 50 bu I guess and we cut & drawed up the fodder corn & it cleared off nice but cool air warm in the sun it is wet heavy digging. We dug out the Potentates & began on the Ruoxalls"

Sun. Oct 1: "We did'nt go to church so all stayed at home & kept house and it is a cloudy day and a little after noon it began raining and we had a big rain and it is a wet time no mistake Georgia don't get over her rheumatism very fast."

Mon. Oct 2: "I dug potatoes nearly all day in the field cross from the barn and at night Marion helped me to pick them up & it is a nice day after the rain some of our potatoes are quite green yet and it cleared of and was a nice day."

Tues. Oct 3: "In the morning we all helped Georgia to wash and then I went at picking apples and I picked the rest of the day and it is a nice pleasant day and I got about 14 barrels of Ben Davis We have a nice lot of them this year I drawed in a jag of corn"

Wed. Oct 4: "In the forenoon I chored around cleaned out some flour barrels and husked some and chored around and at noon I took the wagon out in the potato field it rained but faired off in the afternoon & I dug potatoes in the field cross from the barn the wind blew from the south fierce I picked some walnuts."

Thur. Oct 5: "I dug potatoes all day in the field cross from the barn and they are a light crop and it is a cool day wind blew hard from the north & is cold too but pleasant in the sun."

Fri. Oct 6: "In the forenoon I dug potatoes in the field cross from the barn and in the afternoon I picked them up & then went up on the hill & got a load of corn and cut & drawed up some fodder corn & then it came on rain & was cold too. it snowed some after dark we left the cows in the stable"

Sat. Oct 7: "It rained a lot last night but cleared off after while In the morning we fixed a place for some young pigs & fixed a better place for the hogs to get into the pen & then Roscoe & I went at digging potatoes on the hill front of the house & they are green as grass too. & Marion, Hazel & Harold picked them up for us & in the afternoon we picked apples down in the meadow orchard below the road and it is a cool day & cleared off some windy also. at night Roscoe took Georgia & Marion down to West Hebron to the hat womans."

Sun. Oct 8: "Ruby, Roscoe & Marion went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & they stayed for Sunday school & Georgia & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters and Billy came over awhile and it is a pleasant day cool we had quite a freeze last night & White frost."

Mon. Oct 9: "In the morning we all helped Georgia to Wash & then I picked apples the rest of the day and I got nearly done and it is a nice pleasant day day The children went to school."

Tues. Oct 10: "I dug potatoes all day in the field front of the house and it is a nice pleasant day the children picked up part of them & I got nearly a load and some of them are a fair crop & some very light."

Wed. Oct 11: "I dug potatoes all day in the field cross from the barn and it came rain about noon but cleared off warm too it is a nice warm day."

Thur. Oct 12: "No school to day in the forenoon Roscoe & I dug potatoes and the children picked them up and in the afternoon we picked the rest of the apples & cut & drawed up the rest of the fodder corn & then we dug potatoes what time we had and it is a nice day but got windy & cooler before night."

Fri. Oct 13: "I dug potatoes all day in the field cross from the barn and the children picked them no school at the Island to day so Marion was at home it is windy very much so last night & got cooler. after school was out Roscoe drove down to Cossayuna for some dishes and at night the young folks had a party for Ruby."

Sat. Oct 14: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I dug potatoes in the field cross from the barn and the children picked them up and in the afternoon we all went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. Lafferty and we had James & the baby John C. baptized and we drawed in a jag of corn when we came home & it is a nice pleasant day cool nights"

Sun. Oct 15: "Georgia, James & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was Galatians and it was Sacrament Sabbath and Ruby, Roscoe & Marion stayed at home and kept the youngsters & it is a nice pleasant day . The roads are all dried up & it is nice wheeling now & some dusty."

Mon. Oct 16: "We all helped Georgia to wash & then I dug potatoes all day on the back side of the field cross from the barn and it is a nice pleasant day warm & a heavy dew last night We have got the potatoes nearly all dug now."

Tues. Oct 17: "In the morning we took off the box & went down to the lower barn & got the hay rack & I went at drawing in corn from up in the fallow & I got in 7 loads & it is a cloudy day & looks very much like rain"

Wed. Oct 18: "It rained nearly all day and it came right down the biggest rain we have had yet I chored around husked some corn & chored around and it is very wet now water every where. it don't look much like clearing off at night."

Thur. Oct 19: "In the forenoon I went up & dug a few potatoes & it came on rain again and I put on a kettle of feed & boiled it and chored around & husked some corn and it is a rainy & nasty time but warm."

Fri. Oct 20: "I dug potatoes nearly all day & I got done all done digging now & the children picked them up when they came home from school & put them in piles it is a nice warm day but keeps cloudy & don't dry of much."

Sat. Oct 21: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I went up in the back fallow & measured some fence & cut some corner posts for wire fence & then came down & drawed in the potatoes that were in piles out in the field & in the afternoon we put away some corn stalks & husked some corn & chored around & Bert McDougall got our buck sheep we helped him to get him and it is a cloudy day but warm at night it began raining again water nearly everywhere now."

Sun. Oct 22: "Roscoe, Ruby & Hazel went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school & Georgia, Marion & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a pretty cloudy day it don't clear up very fast it looks like rain at night but keeps warm as summer that is nice."

Mon. Oct 23: "In the morning we all helped Georgia to Wash & then I took Maud & went up in the back fallow & snaked them where I want to fix fence they were corner posts & I took the bark of the rest of them and in the afternoon I sat some corner posts along Burdett & I up on top of the hill in the meadow & fallow also and it is a nice day only some windy & cooler at night."

Tues. Oct 24: "In the forenoon I went down to North Argyle & got 100 Rod of Wire fence at 24 a rod of Black Bros. and brought it home & took it & some posts up along or around the back fallow along Weirs Lien & Burdetts Lien fence & left it and drawed a few rails & in the afternoon I went up & braced the posts & drove some posts & strung the wire fence along & tacked it up for now & it is a nice pleasant day drying up some a grand time to drive posts"

Wed. Oct 25: "In the morning I went up back in the fallow along Weirs lien fence & unrolled the coil of wire fence & tacked it up to the old fence & then came down & went up on top of the hill in the fallow & cut the rest of the corn up there and in the afternoon I went at drawing the corn in 5 loads I put 3 under the sheep shed & 2 in the barn in the hay mow and it was not very dry. and it is a nice pleasant day warm."

Thur. Oct 26: "In the forenoon I cut the corn on the side hill & put it in rows down the hill & then drawed in 2 loads of corn and put them in the barn & in the afternoon I drawed in corn from the side hill in the fallow 4 loads and it is a nice pleasant day warm & drying up some."

Fri. Oct 27: "In the morning Roscoe & I drawed in the stalks that was up in the fallow 1 jag & then I drawed in 2 loads of corn from the side hill in the fallow & it rained too nearly all the time it was so wet I had to quit & then I put up a grist & husked some corn & in the afternoon I husked corn and chored around and it is a cloudy day the rain did'nt amount to much only to wet corn. The cheese Factory closed to day"

Sat. Oct 28: "In the morning Roscoe & I loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them down to Salem 43 bu @ $1 & Roscoe helped me up the big hill & took a small grist down to West Hebron and when I got home we drawed in the rest of the corn that was on the side hill down in the upper fallow all in now and at night we sorted a nother load of Giants Potatoes it is a nice pleasant day only cooler & frooze last night."

Sun. Oct 29: "Georgia, Ruby & James went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and it is a nice pleasant day. Roscoe, Marion & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is nice weather now roads are getting good again."

Mon. Oct 30: "In the morning after we done the chores Roscoe & I loaded up a load of potatoes and Roscoe helped me up the hill and I took the load down to Salem 54 bu @ 1.00 per bu and it is a nice pleasant day it looks some like rain at night it is a warm day Harold went with me to day at night Roscoe & I sorted a load of potatoes."

Tues. Oct 31: "It rained most of the day but not very hard it quit before night awhile in the morning we got nearly loaded up before it began raining we covered the potatoes up with the canvas it is a warm rain I husked corn most of the day at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to a social & Ruby stayed down all night."

Wed. Nov 1: "In the morning I took a load of potatoes down to Salem Roscoe helped me up the hill I had on 54 bu it was muddy & hard going and when I got home the young cattle was out I had to put them back in & I husked a little corn & it is windy & a cold wind too. at night we sorted some potatoes."

Thur. Nov 2: "In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes and Roscoe helped me up the hill & I took them down to Salem 47 bu @ 1.00 that is the last of the giants and it is a cloudy & cool day windy about noon we had a young blizzard it snowed nearly 1 inch guess but it soon thawed away in places & it is colder it was freezing on my way before I got home."

Fri. Nov 3: "I husked corn in the barn most of the day in the morning Roscoe & I put up the stalks and after dinner I went over to Billys & cut his pigs for him and it is a windy & cool day it frooze hard last night but pleasant to day."

Sat. Nov 4: "In the forenoon Roscoe took a big grist down to West Hebron & got it ground and I went up back along the fallow & sat some corner posts & dug the holes and in the afternoon we sharpened some posts & drawed them up back & we put in the braces and then came down & washed Roscoes wagon & at night we husked some corn for the hogs and it is a nice day some cloudy & a raw wind."

Sun. Nov 5: "Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school & Georgia & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day cool air at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to a Temperance meeting."

Mon. Nov 6: "In the forenoon I helped Georgia to Wash & then husked corn & in the afternoon I went up back and tore out the old rail fence along the fallow & back part of the big side hill & drove the posts and it came on rain before night a little and we had a big rain it is a cloudy day but not very cold."

Tues. Nov 7: "In the morning Doc Kinney came over & sold me his farm consideration $1500 to take possession Apr 1, 1912 & Billy came over & he & I went down to Argyle & voted and when I came back I husked corn & Roscoe husked some while I was gone and in the afternoon Roscoe took Georgia & Ruby down to West Hebron to get some teeth pulled & filled & I stayed around the house with the youngsters & boiled a kettle of feed and it is a cloudy & cool & windy day warm in the sun very muddy roads."

Wed. Nov 8: "In the forenoon I went up & put a brace between 2 posts that were sat & then went over by the top of the big hill & sat 2 corner posts & put in a brace & drove the posts up along the lien fence and in the afternoon I went over to Doc Kinneys & he & I went down to Argyle & drew rightings on the place we are each of us to forfeit $500 if either one backs out & it is muddy going & cloudy weather. It was night when I got home so we had to husk some at night for the hogs."

Thur. Nov 9: "In the forenoon I went up on the hill in the meadow along the back fallow & fixed rail fence and did'nt get it all layed over & in the afternoon I finished it & then husked corn till night and it is a nice warm day rather cloudy the roads don't dry up very fast."

Fri. Nov 10: "In the forenoon I fixed a place for the little pigs & then went over to Billys & got the pigs 9 of them and then I husked corn till night and it is a cloudy day & rained some too & at night Roscoe & Ruby went to a party down Hebron way & it is a muddy time"

Sat. Nov 11: "In the forenoon we all went out to Fort Edward we left the babe with Mrs. Liddle & I went on up to Glens Falls & sold the pork to Mr. Brayton in 'Masons Market' on Dec 7 & 14

9 each time on the market price. and We done all of our trading at Fort Edward and got home about dark & it is a warm day & very foggy roads are muddy"

Sun. Nov 12: "Roscoe, Ruby & Harold went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Georgia, Marion & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice warm day only very windy wind is in the South or East blowing down fence and at or about dark it began raining like suds & the wind got in the West & it got cold & soon began & snowed."

Mon. Nov 13: "The wind blew colder then fury all night a very sudden change and In the forenoon I put in some window lights in the hog pen & House cellar windows and drove some posts & chored around and in the afternoon I husked some corn and it is a very disagreeable day cold & windy freezing all day."

Tues. Nov 14: "In the forenoon I went up to Belcher to George McEachrons & got some chickens or pullets at 50 each and in the afternoon I boiled a Kettle of feed & husked corn in the sheep shed for the hogs. and it is a cloudy & cold day it looks like rain."

Wed. Nov 15: "In the forenoon I helped Georgia to wash and then chored around and in the afternoon I chored around & husked some corn in the sheep shed & got the young cattle in it snowed last night & is snowing to day about 5 inches I guess."

Thur. Nov 16: "In the morning I went up & got Theodore Gilchrists spring wagon and loaded or sorted a load of apples 13 bbls done in the barn cellar and husked corn what time I had and it is a cloudy & cool day The snow don't thaw much"

Fri. Nov 17: "In the morning after we done the chores I took the load of apples out to Fort Edward & Hudson Falls 13 barrels 7 bbls at 2.00 & 6 @ 2.25 a bbl and I got home about night and it was cold & rough going it thawed some & looks like snow & did snow at night."

Sat. Nov 18: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I chored around. I put up a barrel of apples for Mrs. Beatty & headed it and Roscoe shoveled the snow & slush of the tin roof and then we husked some corn in the sheep shed & in the afternoon Roscoe took the barrel of apples a small grist down to West Hebron and I husked corn in the sheep shed and it is a dark & cloudy day rained quite a lot but got colder the roads are going to be icy around here."

Sun. Nov 19: "We did'nt go to church any of us the roads were very icy and it is a cold raw & windy day not very cold only a cold raw wind the ground is covered with snow yet and we all stayed at home some of the children have colds."

Mon. Nov 20: "In the forenoon I helped Georgia to Wash and then I sorted apples & put them in the wagon & in the afternoon I finished sorting enough apples to make out a load 13 bbls. and then boiled a kettle of feed and husked corn in the sheep shed & chored around and the children have colds & Marion did'nt go to school and Maud was sick we gave her 2 doses and it is a cloudy day thawed some & snowed some."

Tues. Nov 21: "Maud was sick to day so I did'nt go with the load of apples and it is a cloudy & cool & raw day I husked corn & chored around The children went to school to-day."

Wed. Nov 22: "In the morning I took the apples over to Eben Brown 13 bbls at $2 and got home after dinner awhile and Roscoe stayed at home & when I got home he took Theodores wagon up home & took our wagon from the barn floor to under the barn cellar and then he helped me to husk corn and Ruby went to school with Edith Barkley Maud is better to-day I think at night Will McNeil came over awhile"

Thur. Nov 23: "I husked corn & chored around at one thing and another & the children went to school Maud is better now and it is rough wheeling now thaws some but cool nights at night Roscoe & I sorted some potatoes."

Fri. Nov 24: "I chored around & husked corn part of the day and it is a nasty day muddy & rain & snow but thawed as it came nasty weather in earnest at night Ruby & Roscoe went down to West Hebron to a school entertainment and I sorted some potatoes."

Sat. Nov 25: "In the forenoon Roscoe went over to Gib Beatties & got 20 White Wyandotts pullets and I husked corn and in the afternoon Roscoe & I both husked corn and it is a cool day rather cloudy day cold last night at night Roscoe & I sorted some potatoes."

Sun. Nov 26: "Ruby, Marion, Harold & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. Tinsley a Anti Saloon League advocator and we stayed for sunday school and Georgia & Roscoe stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a pretty cloudy day it snowed some & was cool it looks like a storm the ground has some snow on. Roads are rough."

Mon. Nov 27: "In the morning we got up early and done the chores & loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Mr. Boyce at Hudson Falls at 1.00 per bu. and I got home about chore time and the children did'nt go to school to day and it is a nice day warm Roscoe drove up to Belcher & got Maud shawd & seen the colts."

Tues. Nov 28: "I chored around & husked corn most of the day and it is a muddy wet time very nasty around our barn yard I cleaned out the back House & boiled a kettle of feed & it began raining about night and at night Georgia, Roscoe & Hazel went down to West Hebron to a show & it rained too"

Wed. Nov 29: "I chored around & husked corn and I got the corn all husked in the Hay barn and Roscoe brought home Orrie & Ruby stayed down with Eva and at night Roscoe went back to

W. H. to a dance & brought home Ruby & Eva."
Thur. Nov 30: "We had a Thanksgiving dinner Johnnie & Mary & Aunt Kate & Oscar & Sarah Chapman & Fred Durkee & Jen & the two boys were here and we had a good time in the morning Roscoe & I husked corn and it is a nice day cool."

Fri. Dec 1: "In the forenoon Georgia & Ruby & James went down to West Hebron & drove 2 horses & took Orrie & Eva home & Ruby got her teeth pulled 6 of them & 1 filled & they did'nt get home till most night and Roscoe & Marion stayed with the youngsters & I husked corn and chored around and at night Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went over to the church to a social and it is cloudy & cool & very rough going quite cold last night thawed some."

Sat. Dec 2: "Roscoe & I husked corn for the Hogs nearly all day and chored around we sorted a few potatoes at night. In the morning Roscoe went over to Doc Kinney with the team & got the wagon & rack & brought it home & put it in the barn and it is a cloudy & snowy day but not very cold & the snow did'nt amount to much."

Sun. Dec 3: "Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for sunday school and Georgia & I stayed at home with the youngsters and kept house and Georgia was about sick last night and not very well to day and it is a nice pleasant day. clear & not very cold. At night the snow bank lays off in the South West."

Mon. Dec 4: "In the forenoon I helped Georgia to wash and husked some corn and chored around and in the afternoon I husked corn and chored around and it is a nice pleasant but very cold the coldest yet but still it got colder last night in the night & snowed some."

Tues. Dec 5: "I chored around & got ready for butchering to-morrow and husked some corn for the hogs & sorted the rest of the apples and it is a cool day some cloudy & looks like a storm. moderating some I think it was a cold night."

Wed. Dec 6: "In the morning we carried the water for butchering and Willard Beattie, Edgar Liddle & George McKernon came & helped me to Butcher and we had good luck and got them all dressed off fine and in good shape and it is a peach of a day clear & warmer sun was nice & warm roads are getting wore down on the main road pretty good again quite a lot of potatoes going to market for $1 a bu great price."

Thur. Dec 7: "In the morning I got up early and done part of the chores & then we loaded up the pork & I took it out to Glens Falls and Harold went with me and we got home about night and it is a nice pleasant day frosty in the morning but got warmer very good roads now."

Fri. Dec 8: "In the morning Roscoe went up to & got Theodore's Spring Wagon while I finished the chores and we load up a load of apples 12 barrels and I took them out to Eben Browns and got back a little after noon and in the afternoon I took the wagon home and then chored around and husked some corn for the hogs & at night Roscoe & I husked some it was warm beautiful weather now clear & smokey. We are having our Indian Summer now I guess"

Sat. Dec 9: "In the morning we got the chores done early & intended to go with a load of potatoes but it rained so we husked corn & in the afternoon Roscoe, Georgia, Marion, Hazel & Harold all went down to West Hebron the youngsters went to the parsonage to rehearse for Christmas and Ruby stayed at home with the youngsters & I husked some corn and it is a cloudy & warm day rained nearly all forenoon but not hard & at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to a show."

Sun. Dec 10: "We all went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in Mark the 6 chapter and the 5 verse and the babe got scared & cried so that Georgia & Roscoe & James came home with him at noon and the rest of us stayed and it is very muddy but warm as summer & smokey too."

Mon. Dec 11: "In the morning after we done the chores Roscoe & I loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Hudson Falls 44 bu @ $1.00 per bu and I brought home 11 barrels and it was dark when I got home and it is very muddy & sticky & hard going frost is all out again I guess I saw 1 man plowing It is some cloudy & began raining some after night or dark. Warm weather for the time of year"

Tues. Dec 12: "I chored around & husked corn it is a good warm time to husk. I got word by Telephone not to kill our pigs till next Monday & in the afternoon I had to drive down & tell Mr. Beattie & sent word to George & Edgar and it is offle muddy & warm as summer nearly."

Wed. Dec 13: "I husked corn nearly all day and chored around and Marion was sick & did'nt go to school. she had quite a fever but was some better at or before night it is very muddy some cooler at night & is freezing some"

Thur. Dec 14: "I chored around and husked corn all the time I had it is some cooler to day but not cold it frooze last night but thawed to day it was fierce going in the morning but was soft at night. it looks some like snow."

Fri. Dec 15: "The ground was white in the morning about 2 inches of snow cooler I husked corn nearly all day am getting along pretty well now with the husking quite a lot yet to husk. it is fierce traveling around knee deep nearly everywhere."

Sat. Dec 16: "In the forenoon Billy came over & he & Roscoe helped me to husk awhile and then Roscoe went over on the back side of the Kinney Hill & drove the staples in or fastened the wire fence to the posts and in the afternoon Roscoe, Marion & Hazel went down to the parsonage to practice for the Xmas entertainment and I husked corn and it is a nasty day the snow is nearly melted away"

Sun. Dec 17: "Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for sunday school and Georgia & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a cloudy day but looks some like clearing off some cooler but not very cold yet very muddy."

Mon. Dec 18: "In the morning Mr. Beattie, Edgar & George McKernon came and helped to kill the pigs 9 of them & Mr. Beattie cut up one of them that we kept. and it began snowing about 9 o'clock & snowed about 3 inches all forenoon & got cooler it is freezing at night fearful going."

Tues. Dec 19: "In the morning we got up early and done part of the chores & then loaded up the pork 8 of them & I took them out to Glens Falls 2166 # @ 7 per # and Roscoe finished the chores and I brought home some barrels and I got home a little after dark and it is a nice day only colder it was fierce I think I never saw the roads any rougher."

Wed. Dec 20: "I chored around & helped to pear the apples for mince meat and cut up the sausage meet etc. and it is a nice pleasant day but cold thawed some in the sun roads are very rough. Ruby & Roscoe came around the other way & brought down Aunt Kate."

Thur. Dec 21: "Harold was sick to-day and I husked corn and chored around all day and Hazel is some better to-day and Ruby & Roscoe stayed down at night and went to the Farmers Institute and came home then and it is a nice day warmer & looks some like a storm"

Fri. Dec 22: "In the morning Georgia & I went out to Fort Edward and done some shopping & Georgia went up & seen Jen at Hudson Falls awhile I went up also on business and Aunt Kate kept the youngsters. Marion did'nt go to school & Roscoe & Ruby came home at noon & we got home about dark & the chores were all done and it rained about all afternoon & it is a cloudy day. at night Ruby & Roscoe went down to West Hebron to a Xmas tree and it rained too and I sorted some potatoes"

Sat. Dec 23: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I husked corn and in the afternoon Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went down to the Parsonage to practice for the Christmas entertainment and I husked corn and it is a nice warm day some cloudy & clearing off & some windy. we had a big rain last night it is thawing up some. at night I sorted some potatoes."

Sun. Dec 24: "Ruby, Roscoe, Aunt Kate, Marion, Hazel, Harold & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and we stayed for Sunday school and Aunt Kate did'nt come home with us & Georgia stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice warm day but cloudy and muddy it frooze a little last night but not much."

Mon. Dec 25: "In the forenoon Roscoe and I stretched the wire fence along the line up on top of the hill along the fallow & up the big hill & we finished it and in the afternoon the children went over to the church to practice for the Xmas exercises & I husked corn & it is a beautiful day warm & pleasant & some cloudy no signs of snow. A green Christmas"

Tues. Dec 26: "In the forenoon Roscoe & I went up along the back fallow and big side hill & stretched & put up the wire fence & got it all finished and in the afternoon we husked corn and at night we all went over to the church to the Xmas tree we left the babe with Aunt Kate she kept him all night and it is a pretty cloudy day looks like rain fearful muddy."

Wed. Dec 27: "We husked corn and we got all done husking corn and it is a nice time to husk or has been and at night the wind got in the west & was cooler I washed the surrey at night Roscoe & Ruby went to South Argyle church to a Xmas supper and it got quite cold & a terrible wind too I finished sorting potatoes at night too."

Thur. Dec 28: "It was a terrible windy & cold night and after we got the chores done we all went down to Orries at West Hebron and got a New Year's Dinner and we got home about dark and it was cold & windy & fearful rough traveling it is a cold raw & windy day bad day for stock to be out about 20 at night & at night we carried some potatoes that was in the front cellar to the back cellar."

Fri. Dec 29: "In the forenoon I chored around and went over & looked over the Kinney place the fences etc. and in the afternoon Roscoe & I went up to Belcher & got the colts and brought them home and they are looking very good and it is rough traveling it is a pleasant day but cold air winter weather"

Sat. Dec 30: "In the morning after we done the chores we all went up to Johnnies a visiting or to a New Years Dinner Oscars folks & Fred Durkees folks were there too James had the croup last night but he was better to-day It is a pleasant day but cold air. the coldest night so far it looks some like snow at night"

Sun. Dec 31: "It snowed quite a lot last night and part of the day We did'nt go to church any of us so all stayed at home and kept house it snowed about 3 inches guess & at night it turned to rain but frooze as it came & made a crust it is a cloudy day & storm too. We have come to the close of a nother year We are all well & enjoying good health it was very dry last summer. Hence we had very light crops but good prices. We had some sickness last summer."

 

 

 

Newspaper clipping found in the back pocket of the 1911 diary of Harvey Williamson

 

"A large number of East Hartford people attended the funeral of Harry Durkee last Thursday afternoon. The young man and his family were former residents of this place and have many friends in this vicinity.

In the morn of manhood at the close of his seventeenth birthday the earthly like of Harry Durkee, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Durkee of Hartford, went out. The sun went down while yet shining with all the brightness of life's morning hours. Early last December our young friend was stricken with severe headaches, and upon consulting physicians they recommended having the eyes fitted with glasses, which was done and for a little time they seemed to bring relief, but the terrible pain returned with renewed force. The best of physicians were called in consultation, all to no avail. Taking their son in company with their physician, Dr. Lee, they went to St. Peter's hospital, Albany. Again they had recourse to all the knowledge, experience and scientific research of not only the doctors of that city but of New York city, the case being so unusual. Failing in their diagnosis and baffling all their skill, attracted the widest attention. Paroxysms of agonizing pain were followed by lapses of unconsciousness, when loved ones, nurses and doctors would watch for the end of these sufferings which did not come. After many weeks, bringing their loved son home again, the agonized parents could say with one of old, 'they would gladly spend all their living,' yet no hope or healing came to their beloved boy. They had passed those weeks in the city lovingly caring for their son. The mother with Spartan-like courage took her place in the home, caring for her family and her suffering boy, while the father with heroic effort went out again to take up the business so abruptly broken off. No braver battle was ever fought than this one by those fond parents, separated by the sterner duties of life, while their heartstrings were quivering with a pain that can never by told. All that friends, neighbors and loved ones could do or advise was done to make the hard path easier. Surely life hath no greater blessing than the fragrance of friendship shown in deeds of kindly love. Harry Durkee was peculiarly favored in form, features and character to be one whom everybody loved and respected, full of life and fun, yet he had the happy way of remembering others, thinking of them first. Either young, old or middle aged, Harry had a pleasant smile, a courteous manner to all alike, in the home, the school, on the street, social gathering, or at church. The kind, thoughtful way, was not a garment to be laid aside, but always worn because natural. Joining the Baptist church during the pastorate of Rev. E. L. James he was a leader in the Christian Endeavor and member of the Baraca class. Bright, active and ambitious, life was very dear. Naturally in lucid moments, he was planning to get well, but the loving Father had in His wisdom other plans. Last Monday, April 10, between six & seven o'clock in the afternoon, peacefully, quietly and gently the spirit left the tenement of pain. He had another home than ours. The following Thursday afternoon the funeral was held, gathering at the house at 1:30 and at the church at 2:30, which was crowded. The grange, of which the deceased was a member and officer, the Hartford high school and Baraca class, all marched in order and seated in a body, made the scene very impressive. Rev. A. H. Knight preached from these words: ' We all do fade as a leaf.' Isaiah 64:6. The trees put forth their buds and as the leaves form they also begin to fall from early spring to late autumn and winter, but they all served the purpose for which they grew. So although this young life so full of promise, so filled with plans and ambitions, yet who should say they were larger, wider service. All that one really wants to do, though unable to accomplish the work was accredited to them by Him who knew their desires. A quartette sang, 'Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me', 'Refuge,' and 'Safe in the Arms of Jesus.' J. B. Carrigan of Poultney was funeral director. The body was laid to rest in Morningside cemetery. In the home left so lonely , where father, mother and two younger brothers, Willard and Merritt, the loss is irreparable. They share in the sympathy of many friends who morn with them the passing of this young life. The floral tributes of love were especially beautiful, placed about the quite form in an elegant gray casket. His bed was one of roses and the smile that rested on the fair young face was truly suggestive of the pleasure and beauty in the home to which the spirit had fled. We will not say goodbye, but in a fairer land than ours we will bid thee 'good morning.' Those who contributed flowers follow: Easter lillies, Hartford grange; Hartford high school, seventh and eighth grades; roses. Baraca class; pink and white carnations, Christian Endeavor; pink carnations, Mary Tolman and Elmer Ingalsbe; pink and white carnations, Miss Bunyan, George Brayton and Laura Brayton; daffodils, Misses Hunt and Morgan; petunias and geraniums, Mrs. Charles Parks; hyacinths, Eastern Star; red and white carnations, sophomores; pink and white carnations Dr. and Mrs. Lee; pink roses, first six grades of high school; pink and white roses, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Potter; sweet peas, Mr. and Mrs. William Martin and Max Martin."