Ages as of 1/01/12 Harvey 49, Georgia 33, Ruby 15, Roscoe 14,

Marion 10, Hazel 6, Harold 5, Marjory 3, James 1, John C. 7 months.

 

            Mon. Jan. 1: “ ‘A Happy New Year’  In the forenoon I helped to Wash and Roscoe went up to Belcher & got the cross-cut saw filed and got it back home and in the afternoon We went over in the back or big field & sawed up a big White oak tree that was blown down and it is a nice clear day but a cool West wind Winter weather but not enough snow to make Sleighing.”

            Tues. Jan. 2: “ Schools began again Roscoe & Ruby goes to West Hebron & Marion, Hazel & Harold goes down to the Island in the forenoon I went over in the big field & cut up the rest of the big oak tree into cord wood and in the afternoon I wrote some & helped to churn and it is a beautiful day warm & pleasant it thawed a little the roads are some better at night it looked like snow it wouldn’t take but a little to make sleighing.”

            Wed. Jan. 3: “ In the forenoon I went up on top of the hill back of the barn along the edge of Kinney woods & cut some wood along the fence that shades the field and in the afternoon I sat around the house & looked over my account and it is beautiful weather some cold but no sleighing but the wheeling is pretty good now. Cooler at night but it thawed some in the day time.”

            Thur. Jan. 4: “ In the forenoon after I got the chores done I went up on top of the hill back of the barn & cut some small trees along the Kinney woods. And in the afternoon I sat around the house and looked over my books & wrote a lot was the coldest yet last night so far at night Ruby & Roscoe went over to the church to the Christian Endeavor meeting.”       

            Fri. Jan. 5: “ It snowed about 2 inches last night and is cold too it snowed some in the forenoon & blowed too I did’nt do much but the chores & sat around the house & is getting colder all day windy too it is a bad night getting colder all the time & a fearful wind too 12Ί above at night & getting colder all the time Some sleighs going to-day the children went to school in a wagon.”

            Sat. Jan. 6: “ It is a sudden change below zero for the first time it is winter In the forenoon Roscoe & I took the team & bobsleighs & went down to the saw Mill (in James McClellan’s field) & got stuck the sleighing is to poor so we didn’t go back & in the afternoon I took a grist down to West Hebron & got a qr of Beef of Addison Smith and it is a cold raw & windy day but clear below Zero at night.”

            Sun. Jan. 7: “ Ruby, Marion & 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 stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a pleasant day but cold we went to church in a wagon but some sleighs and at night Georgia, Ruby & Roscoe went down to West Hebron to Prayer meeting.”

            Mon. Jan. 8: “ In the forenoon I chored around and split the load of slab wood and in the afternoon I went down to West Hebron to Frank Gibson’s funeral and I took a wagon but the children drove a sleigh to school and it is a cold day but moderating & looks like a storm & did begin to snow some at night.”

            Tues. Jan. 9: “ In the morning it had rained some on the snow that came in the night (about 1 inch or 2) & formed a sharp crust & the wind got in the west and got colder very sudden & it is a terbly cold & windy day kept getting colder all day I helped to Wash & sat around the house.”

            Wed. Jan. 10: “ In the forenoon after I done the chores I went down to the mill & got a load of slab wood and in the afternoon I split the wood and it was so windy & cold I did’nt do much but the chores & stay around the fire it is a very windy and disagreeable day.”

            Thur. Jan. 11: “ In the forenoon after I done the chores I went down to the mill & got a load of slab wood and in the afternoon I went down & got a nother load & Harold went with me and it is a pleasant day but a cold winters day sleighing doe’snt waste any and at night Roscoe, Ruby & I went over to the church to prayer meeting and it is cold winter weather the frost is creeping in nearly everywhere.”

            Fri. Jan. 12: “ In the forenoon after I done the chores I went down to Argyle and paid our taxes and it snowed a little but is to cold to snow much and the wind is getting in the north & is colder I think and in the afternoon I split the slab wood that was drawed 2 load and it is getting colder all day cleared off after night at night Ruby, Marion & I went over to the church to prayer meeting & it is cold to 3Ί below zero at night.”

            Sat. Jan 13: “ In the forenoon after we got the chores done we went down to the mill & got a load of slabs and in the afternoon we got 2 loads of slab wood and it is a nice sunshine day but cold I can tell you 11Ί below zero in the morning & 8Ί below at bed time and very good sleighing for the amount of snow.”

            Sun. Jan. 14: “ Roscoe, Georgia and Ruby went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Marion & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a cold day but nice & pleasant at night it looked some like a storm. Pretty fair sleighing.”

            Mon. Jan. 15: “ In the forenoon I chored around and put up a small grist & in the afternoon I took a grist down to West Hebron & had to leave it and it is a cloudy day snowed some now & then all day only about one inch and it is warmer & seems good too.”

            Tues. Jan. 16: “ It snowed some last night and got colder and in the forenoon I chored around & Ema Barkleys House came very near burning up this morning and in the afternoon Ruby & I went over to our church and heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey and Roscoe went down to school to try examination & at night Georgia, Roscoe & Ruby went over to our church & heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey and it is a cold night”

            Wed. Jan. 17: “ In the forenoon I helped to Wash and in the afternoon I went down to West Hebron and went to church & heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey and I took the big sleigh & brought home a grist that I had down to the mill and at night Georgia, Ruby & Roscoe went down to West Hebron to church & heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey and it is a cold day cloudy and snowed some too.”

            Thur. Jan. 18: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went up in the orchard and cross cut up some of the apple trees that was blowed over and in the afternoon Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to try examination and then came up to the church & Marjory & I went over to our church and heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey and at night Ruby, Roscoe, Marion & I went over to the church again and we heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey and it is a nice warm day but cloudy and rained a little in the afternoon but not much. It looks like a thaw. It is grand sleighing now.”

            Fri. Jan. 19: “ In the morning it began raining & rained nearly all forenoon & the South wind blew and it thawed fast water was running pretty freely at noon and in the afternoon it cleared off colder & Roscoe & I went up on top of the hill in  the upper fallow & cut or sawed down a big ash tree & one chestnut & cut up the chestnut and it got quite cold at night & freezing hard & at night Ruby, Roscoe & I went down to West Hebron to church & heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey.”

            Sat. Jan. 20: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed the small wood that I cut up along the woods on the Kinney place on top of the hill back of the barn and their was 4 jags and in the afternoon We all went over to church at our church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey and we went in the big sleighs and it is pretty fair sleighing and it is a nice pleasant day cool.”

            Sun. Jan. 21: “ Ruby, Roscoe, Marion, Harold & I went to church and we heard a sermon by the Evangalist, Mr. McKelvey They had the sunday school first. Georgia stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day some warmer to-day pretty fair sleighing yet. At night Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went down to church and heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey Georgia is about sick to-day.”

            Mon. Jan. 22: “ In the morning I got up early and done the chores & Roscoe & I loaded a load of potatoes and I took them out to Glens Falls 45 bu at 1.12’ per bu and I brought home a load of barrels & 2 sacks of bran and it is a nice day I took out some butter & apples also and it was pretty fair sleighing nearly all the way and I got home about sun down & sold another load for 1.15 per bu. And at night Georgia, Ruby & Roscoe went over to church at our church and heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey and it began snowing when they came home.”

            Tues. Jan. 23: “ In the forenoon I chored around at one thing and another and it snowed some last night & this forenoon about 3 inches I guess and in the afternoon Georgia went down to West Hebron to church and she heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey. In the afternoon I  kept the youngsters and it is a nice day snowed some last night & in the forenoon”

            Wed. Jan. 24: “ In the morning I got up early and after we done the chores We loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Glens Falls 42½ bu @ 1.15 per bu big price & and I brought home some barrels and got home before dark a little and it is fine sleighing all the way and at night Roscoe, Ruby & I went over to the church & heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey and it is a nice night & it is a nice day getting colder.”

            Thur. Jan. 25: “ In the forenoon I chored around and in the afternoon Georgia & Marjory  went down to West Hebron to church and heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey and I stayed at home with the youngsters and at night Roscoe & Ruby stayed down from school at Orries for church & I took Marion & Hazel down there to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey Georgia stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it is a nice day only getting colder. When we got home at night Roscoe was about sick with cold chills.”

            Fri. Jan. 26: “ Roscoe was sick & did’nt go to school & Ruby went & drove her horse and I chored around all day & set around the house and Roscoe when he wasn’t in bed layed on the lounge we sent for the Doctor and he didn’t get here till after night and at night Ruby & I went over to our church & heard a sermon by Mr. McKelvey & it was the last night of the meetings and it was cold to.  Roscoe felt some better at night. It is a pleasant but a very cold day.”

             Sat. Jan. 27: “ I didn’t do much to-day It is rather cloudy & sit around the house I am lazy I guess Roscoe is some better to-day It is rather cloudy & it snowed a little all forenoon but to cold to snow much it cleared off before night and got colder wind is in the north.  It is zero at night & getting colder all the while fine sleighing.”

            Sun. Jan. 28: “ Georgia, Ruby, Hazel & Marion went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Roscoe & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters & and it is a nice pleasant day only cold and at night it looked like snow and Roscoe is better to-day but I am feeling mean to-day and was last night taking cold I guess.”

            Mon. Jan. 29: “ It snowed nearly all day and was cold too but it got some warmer. Roscoe & Ruby didn’t go to school they have bad colds and the other youngsters went to school. I chored around put up a small grist and helped to wash & chored around and it snowed nearly ½ foot I guess enough snow now for good sleighing.”

            Tues. Jan. 30: “ In the forenoon I took a grist down to West Hebron & had to leave it and I took our cross cut saw down & got ground over and in the afternoon I chored around & did’nt do much the children all went to school their colds are some better and it keeps snowing some rather cloudy all the time lots of snow now & will be nice sleighing when it gets beat out”

            Wed. Jan. 31:” In the morning Billy came over & it snowed nearly all the forenoon & we sat around the house & in the afternoon It cleared off so Billy & I went up on top of the hill & sawed up the ash tree & split it up too and it got colder we have a nice lot of snow now over a foot deep and is nasty working in the snow.”

            Thur. Feb 1: “ In the forenoon I went up on top of the hill in the fallow & drawed down 2 loads of wood & cut up the ash tree top into cord wood & in the afternoon I helped Theodore Gilchrist to draw ice I drew  up 3 loads we are putting some in with him this year. & it is a nice pleasant day but clear & cold. James had the croup last night very bad too the other children have bad colds too James was croupy all day & at night too. I called the Doctor up at night Roscoe came home from school sick.”

            Fri. Feb. 2: “ In the forenoon I drawed 3 load of ice up to Theodores ice house and we got all done & in the afternoon I chored around & went up on top of the hill & got the other load of wood & Roscoe was about sick & did’nt go to school. Ruby went & drove her own horse and at night Ruby & Roscoe went down to West Hebron to an exhibition & James was croupy last night & to-day too but not so bad. And it is a cold day but clear & pleasant.”

            Sat. Feb. 3: “ In the morning I got up early & Edgar Liddle came over & he & I went up most to Granville to the switch & got a load of Slate for Billy & got around before dark & it is a cold raw day but clear the childrens colds are some better I guess but James is croupy all day & at night.”

            Sun. Feb. 4: “ Ruby, Roscoe & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and we stayed for Sunday school and Georgia & Marion stayed at home & kept the youngsters their colds are some better I guess to day James is not very croupy but is some & it is winter weather in earnest.”

            Mon. Feb. 5: “ In the morning I got up early & done part of the chores and then Edgar Liddle & I went up most to Granville or to the switch & got 2 load of slate 10 square and we had big loads and I got back home about dark it was a long jant no mistake. And it is a cold raw day but pleasant fine sleighing good time for team work.”

            Tues. Feb. 6: “ I didn’t do much for I am about sick with a cold I sat around the house nearly all day only when I was doing the chores and it is a nice pleasant day but not very warm it don’t thaw any the childrens cold are better now.”

            Wed. Feb. 7: “ In the forenoon I chored around & put part of a grist and in the afternoon Georgia went down to West Hebron to see about her teeth and I kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day some warmer to-day but nice sleighing & looks like more snow at night.”

            Thur. Feb. 8: “ In the forenoon I put up the rest of a grist and chored around and in the afternoon I took a big grist down to West Hebron and got one I had down there & part of the one I took down and it is a nice forenoon but about noon the West wind got up & the snow drifted & it kept getting colder all the day & was very cold at night.  & at night Roscoe & Ruby went over to the church to the young peoples meeting.”

            Fri. Feb. 9: “ In the morning I got up early & done the chores & then Edgar came over & he & I went up on top of the hill & and cut or sawed down to chestnut & one big Oak trees and we did get them all cut up we had a great time in getting them down and it was a bitter disagreeable day to work a strong South wind & cold too all day but we kept at it.  At night Ruby & Roscoe went up to a party at Alex Gourlays & it was a cold night too.”

            Sat. Feb. 10: “ In the forenoon we chored around & Roscoe took 2 wheels of the truck wagon over to Bruce & left them for him to repair and in the afternoon we went up on the hill & split some of the chestnut wood & drawed most of the chestnut trees down to the house 3 loads & is a cold day a very cold south wind as I ever saw it is the coldest day this winter & a very cold night too.”

            Sun. Feb. 11: “ Roscoe, Ruby & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & we stayed for Sunday school and Georgia & Marion stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it is another very cold day but pleasant it keeps cold as ever about at night fine sleighing it don’t waste any.”

            Mon. Feb. 12: “ In the forenoon we chored around I went up in the orchard & cut some apple tree wood and Roscoe came up & we split the big parts and in the afternoon Roscoe drawed down the apple tree wood & I finished cutting it & helped to draw the last load and then we hitched up Prince the bay colt & drove him around & then hitched on the big sleighs & drove down to Jimmy Sloans & he went very well. It is a cold day but it is pleasant & some warmer it thawed a very little on the south roofs but is about as cold as ever at night.”

            Tues. Feb. 13: “ In the forenoon I chored around & put up a grist & in the afternoon I took the grist down to West Hebron & left it and brought one home that I had down there and it keeps cold yet but a pleasant day the sleighing is good & don’t thaw any anyway.”

            Wed. Feb. 14: “ In the morning after I done the chores I went out to Fort Edward and got 1500 # Bran & some Buckwheat Flour and went up to Hudson Falls & got some Money out of the Bank & got home about chore time and I lost of one of my sacks of B. Flour but later heard it was found and at night Ruby went home with the Pratt girls & Roscoe stayed down for a social & then came home it is a nice day but cold. But at night it is warmer 20Ί above fine sleighing.”

            Thur. Feb. 15: “ I chored around & did’nt do much all day in the afternoon John Wever brought over a load of potatoes to me 50 bu & we put them in the cellar @ 1.00 per bu. And then Gilbert Beattie brought over a load also we called them 47 bu. @ 1.00 per bu. Wevers were nice but Beatties were not so nice after school was out Roscoe & I put up some in bags and Roscoe, Ruby & Marion & I went over to the church to the young peoples meeting and it is a beautiful day warmer & thawed some It seems nice to have warmer weather again”

            Fri. Feb. 16: “ In the morning I got up early and done the chores & then Roscoe & I loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Hudson Falls 48 1/3 bu. @ 1.15 per bu to Huntoon’s and I brought home a load of barrels 12 and the weather was fine to day I got home chore time and the sleighing is getting poor out along the car tracks and at night Roscoe, Ruby, Georgia & Hazel went over to the church & heard a sermon by Mr. Calhoun of Argyle.”

            Sat. Feb. 17: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went over in the big field & Roscoe drawed over some wood & I split some of the White oak tree that blew over and we got over all we could split of it and in the afternoon Ruby, Roscoe, Hazel, Marion, Harold & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. Stewart of Salem and we drove 2 rigs and it is a nice warm day cloudy and looks like rain but cleared off at night and was cooler    at night Roscoe & I put up some potatoes in sacks and the sleighing is good around here yet.”

            Sun. Feb. 18: “ Georgia, Ruby, Roscoe & Marjory went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and it was Sacrament Sabbath. & Roscoe & Ruby joined the church and Marion & I stayed at home & kept the  youngsters and it is a nice warm & pleasant day thawed quite a lot but the sleighing is good around here yet.”

            Mon. Feb. 19: “ In the forenoon I chored around helped Georgia she was about sick all day & Mr. & Mrs. Willard Beattie came up & rented the Kinney House. Hog pen & garden of 1 acre for a year for $35.00 and in the afternoon I went down to West Hebron to get my grist but did’nt get it. It was’nt ground and I got up early to go with potatoes but it began snowing & Georgia was sick it did’nt amount to much it cleared of warm & thawed a lot in the afternoon It looks like a storm at night.”

            Tues. Feb. 20: “ In the morning it was raining so I did’nt get up till daylight & about 7 o’clock it began to clear off so we got ready & loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Glens Falls 46 bu @ 1.15 and it was not very good sleighing in places and I got home about dark and Roscoe stayed at home to-day Ruby went & drove her horse. And it is a nice warm day the snow melted a lot to day water is running freely at night but it is colder after dark.”

            Wed. Feb. 21: “ In the morning Edgar came over & helped me to cross cut & cut up the big oak tree over back in the upper fallow and it stormed so we quit before 4 o’clock we had it all sawed but not much split & some more limbs to cut and it snowed some & then turned to rain & frooze as it came a nasty storm indeed it will help the sleighing it was cold enough not to rain I am sure.”

            Thur. Feb. 22: “ It rained & thawed a lot last night but in the morning it got colder & began freezing Roscoe & Ruby went to school & it was out at noon.  There was no school at the Island      In the forenoon I went up in the upper fallow over back & cut up the rest of the big oak it is’nt split yet and the Jersey heifer had a calf and in the afternoon I did’nt do much but sit around the house and I sorted some seconds potatoes. Getting colder all day. & I think the worst wind I ever saw.  Later the wind done a pile of damage in places.”

            Fri. Feb. 23: “ In the forenoon I chored around & cut up the pole wood that was at the door in to cord wood and in the afternoon I went up on top of the hill back of the barn and cut some trees or wood along the field on the Kinney place and it is a nice pleasant day it thawed some and at night Ruby, Roscoe, Georgia, Marion & Hazel went over to the church to a Social & I stayed at home and keep the youngsters and it is very icy snow.”

            Sat. Feb. 24: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed wood up to the house from the big oak that we cut up in the fallow and in the afternoon we drawed the rest of it all we had split & drawed the pole wood that I cut along the woods and then Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got the grist the sleighing is getting poor & I got 2 jags  of potatoes Westlay Cary 45 bu & John Wever 25 bu @ $1. and I cut up the pole wood into cord wood and it is a nice day thawed quite a lot some cloudy.”

            Sun. Feb. 25: “ Ruby, Harold & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and we stayed for Sunday school & Georgia, Roscoe & Marion stayed at home with the youngsters and it is a nice day but cool air wind is in the North the sleighing is getting poor some wagons.”

            Mon. Feb. 26: “ In the forenoon I cut up the limbs and chored around & Edgar came over and we waited till noon for the wood sawyers they got here just before dinner and in the afternoon we sawed the wood Jim Allen 6 cords at 40’ per cord we got done about 3 o’clock and I chored around till night and it is a cloudy and cool day at night it began snowing & hailing.”

            Tues. Feb. 27: “ It snowed about 4 inches last night and we have good sleighing again in the morning I went up to Robbie Atkinsons & got 5 bu of potatoes for seed at 1.50 per bu. A new kind & on my way back I stopped at Jack Conety & got 5 bu. For $1.00 a kind that does not rot. & then I went down to West Hebron & got 15½ bu of seconds for seed of John Wever and then came home & put them in the cellar and we have good sleighing again and it is a cloudy day and getting colder quite cold at night the wind is blowing from the West & it is drifting in places one sheep had twins lambs to-day both are living yet.”

            Wed. Feb. 28: “ In the forenoon after I got the chores done and we got ready we all that did’nt go to school went up to Johnnies and got home about time school was out. I got word to day to go after a load of potatoes to morrow. It is a nice pleasant day but do’nt thaw much quite cold at night.”

            Thur. Feb. 29: “ In the morning after I done the chores I went over in Hebron to Peter Crosiers & got a load of potatoes for 95’ per bu about 50 bu and I brought them home & put them in the cellar & after I got them onloaded Gib Beattie brought over 35 bu and it is a nice pleasant day cold in the shade fine sleighing at night Roscoe & Ruby went over to the church to the young peoples meeting. It is cold too.”       

            Thur. Mar. 1: “ There was no school at the Island to-day and I moved some potatoes in the cellar & sorted over some seconds potatoes and chored around at one thing and another.  It is a nice pleasant day but cold winter weather fine sleighing at night Ruby & Roscoe went to a M. E. Church Social at James McNeils near Belcher and it is  a cold night too. nice Moon light.”

            Fri. Mar. 2: “ In the forenoon I sorted a few seconds potatoes and then Roscoe & I hitched up Nell & Prince the bay colt & drove over to Leroy Bruce’s & then around the square and in the afternoon We drove Nell & Mollie the black colt down to West Hebron & took a small grist fine sleighing and it is a cold day for March but pleasant.”

            Sat. Mar. 3: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Marion & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was Proverbs 24 chapter & the 11 & 12 verses and we stayed for sunday school and Georgia stayed at home and kept the youngsters. Hazel has a cold & had the Croup in the morning.  It is a nice  pleasant day only cold. Fine sleighing It doesn’t melt scarcely any through the day.”

            Sun. Mar. 4: “ I chored around and sorted over some second’s potatoes I have them all sorted now and I sat around the house It is very cold for the time of year it does’nt thaw hardly a bit and fine sleighing too. We had a sheep that had 3 lambs one was dead & another not very smart   Winter weather sure enough. It is a nice pleasant day or sunshine but cold.  Hazel has a bad cold & was croupy last night. The young school children all stayed at home to day with colds.”

            Mon. Mar. 5: “ I chored around and did’nt do much James had the Croup last night & his cold is tight to day too. I sold a load of potatoes to Eben Brown this morning for$1.15 per bu. The small school children stayed at home to day they have colds and it keeps cold yet but good sleighing.”

            Tues. Mar. 6: “ In the forenoon I went down to West Hebron and went up to Robert Larmons & bought a load of potatoes for $1 per bu & go and get them to-morrow and I chored around till noon when I came back and in the afternoon I split some slab wood at the door and it was snowy & nasty it was a cold night & morning but got warmer before night & thawed some it is a nice pleasant day at night Ruby & Roscoe went to a leap year school Social at West Hebron.”

            Thur. Mar. 7: “ In the morning after I done the chores I went down to West Hebron & on up on the hill to Robert Larmons and got a load of potatoes 51½ bu. @ $1. Per bu and brought them up home & put the team in & fed them & done the chores and after dinner I took the load over to Eben Browns at 1.15 per bu and got home before dark and it is pretty good sleighing it is getting thin in places at night Roscoe & Ruby went over to the church to the young peoples meeting.  It is a nice pleasant day it thawed a lot to-day.”

            Fri. Mar. 8: “ In the morning after I done the chores I went down to West Hebron and (Ruby rode part way to school. Roscoe was sick and did’nt go to school) then I went up to Robert Larmons and got a load of potatoes 51 bu at $1.00 and brought them over home & put them in the cellar & in the afternoon Roscoe drove Nell & Mollie down to West Hebron & took his Mother to get her teeth & Ruby rode home with them and the sleighing is poor now & it thawed a lot to-day & began raining at night.”

            Sat. Mar. 9: “ In the forenoon it snowed most of the time and I sat around the house & in the afternoon Roscoe & I hitched up Maud & prince & drove over to Roy Bruce’s & got Maud shawd and then took a ride & came back home he drove good it snowed some and it is soft the snow wasted about as fast as it came and the sleighing is thin in places it is getting colder it cleared off at night colder freezing”

            Sun. Mar. 10: “ Roscoe, Ruby & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was Daniel the 11 chapter & the 33 verse last clause and we drove Mollie & Nell and the sleighing is thin in places it is a nice day but cool air Georgia & Marion stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it thawed quite a lot in the  sun.”

            Mon. Mar. 11: “ In the morning after I done the  chores I went down to West Hebron & up to Mr. Larmons & got a load of potatoes 44 bu. and brought them up home & put them in the cellar & after dinner I went down & got another load 38 bu or better and Harold went with me and the sleighing is poor very gone in places and it is a nice pleasant day cold last night but thawed a lot in the sun.”

            Tues. Mar. 12: “ I chored around all day & did‘n’t do much and 2 cows Hazel & Mrs. McKernon had Heifer calves and 1 more lamb came too and Ruby went alone to school Roscoe did’nt feel very well so stayed at home and it snowed nearly or most of the day & pretty hard in the afternoon but thawed a lot. Ruby went in a cutter fair sleighing around here.”

            Wed. Mar. 13: “ In the morning after I done the chores I went up to Mr. Hiram Reynolds & took a load of mooving for him down to West Hebron and I took a sleigh fair sleighing yet but the school children took a wagon and in the afternoon I chored around and it rained a lot last night but cooler to day wind is in the north.”

            Thur. Mar. 14: “ It rained nearly all day and a big rain too but cool the water run nearly everywhere. I chored around & sat around the house all day and at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to an Exhibition and it is a bad night.

Written for Mar. Friday 15 by mistake.

            Fri. Mar. 15: “ In the forenoon I went up or over back up along the lien fence along the Kinney farm & cut trees along the fence & brush & in the afternoon I did the same and it is a nice pleasant day but cool nights. Cloudy at night & looked like a storm  

This is Written for Mar. Thursday 14 by mistake”

            Sat. Mar. 16: “ It is very icy in the morning but before night it softened up some In the forenoon I chored around and split some wood at the door and in the afternoon I rode down to Argyle with Mr. Theodore Gilchrist we went on the bond of the Argyle Bank as Surities and it thawed a lot the wind is working up and bad going”

            Sun. Mar. 17: “ Roscoe, Ruby & Georgia went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Marion & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day but sloppy and hard going.”

            Mon. Mar. 18: “ In the forenoon I went up on top of the hill (back of the barn) over back along the lien fence Kinneys & finished cutting the trees & brush and in the afternoon I chored around and split wood at the door and it is a nice pleasant day it thawed the snow away fast to-day the water run freely a little cooler at night. Flora Temple cow had a calf Heifer and we are going to raise it.”

            Tues. Mar. 19: “ In the forenoon I topped the trees and then split wood at the door and in the afternoon I carried some sap & fixed a place & began to boil the sap the trees run very good and I split some wood at the door and it is a nice warm day quite warm Showers went around & it rained a little here but cleared off and it is very hard going now.”

            Wed. Mar. 20: “ I chored around & split some wood at the door Billy came over & visited me till middle of the afternoon & he helped me to split some wood & I boiled sap but had’nt much to gather it did’nt run much it did’nt freeze last night it is a cool & raw windy day getting colder all day freezing quite hard. Doc Kinney came over to get a load of stalks from the lower barn & I helped him to load up.”

            Thur. Mar. 21: “ In the morning the ground was covered with snow & still snowing it snowed part of the day 5 or 6 inches I guess and it didn’t waste any it was a cold winters day and & windy too it was about 15Ί above zero all day and I did’nt do much but the chores & stay around the house there is no sleighing because the mud was so deep & it frooze up so rough.”

            Fri. Mar. 22: “ It is winter yet in the forenoon I chored around & in the afternoon I went up over back along Kinneys lien fence & drawed down the poles 3 loads I took a sleigh not much sleighing nor it do’nt thaw much either backward weather in earnest. Cold at night too.”

            Sat. Mar. 23: “ In the morning Roscoe & I drawed up the old hay & straw that was in the lower barn 1 load and then we drove Prince & Maud over to Billys and got 1 bu of White Seed corn & drove around and Doc Kinney came over & wants to back out another year I don’t know what to do. & in the afternoon We drove Mollie & Nell down to Argyle & on over to Will Keyworths to see about getting a Milk Wagon but did’nt get it. it was very hard going Muddy & sloppy the snow melted away some to day in the sun. but not much in the shade. When we got home we drove prince or tried to on the cart but have very good success . So drove him around single without any wagon.”

            Sun. Mar. 24: “ In the morning it had snowed about 6 inches and still snowing & snowed till about noon nearly 8 inches I guess and We didn’t any of us go to church so all stayed at home & kept the youngsters. It is a cold ay too about 15Ί above zero all day.”

            Mon. Mar. 25: “ In the forenoon Georgia & I went up to Mrs. James Fosters funeral we drove 2 horses on a cutter enough snow for good sleighing when it gets beat down and Roscoe did’nt go to school to day he stayed with the youngsters and in the afternoon Roscoe & Georgia drove Prince & Nell up to Johnnies awhile and I kept the youngsters & when they came back Roscoe & I drove Mollie & Dan down to Doc Kinneys & it is a cloudy & cold day it did’nt thaw hardly any.”

            Tues. Mar. 26: “ Roscoe was not very well & did’nt go to school & when it warmed up I loaded a load of potatoes and took them over to Eben Browns and had on 47½ bu @ 1.25 per bu & when I came back I came back by Willard Beatties & got a load of mooving for him & brought it up to Doc’s House & it is fine sleighing all the way but thawing some to-day. At night it looks like a storm cloudy. & did snow a squall.”

            Wed. Mar. 27: “ In the morning when we got the chores done Roscoe & I went down to Willard Beatties & got a load of mooving for him & brought it up to the Kinney House & then we came over home & put on a load of potatoes & I took a load over to Eben Brown 47 bu @ 1.25 per by. And I bought a Milk wagon of Will Keyworth & brought it home with me & the sleighing was about gone  & it was chore time when I got home. It is a nice warm & pleasant day so the snow took a sweat sleighing is gone.”

            Thur. Mar. 28: “ In the forenoon Roscoe drove Prince & Nell around and I went over with him to Roy Bruces & got the milk wagon repaired and in the afternoon we chored around & We hitched Mollie & Dan up & went down after the school children and I went over & helped Willard Beattie to move some things around & carry some things up stairs Ruby goes to school & drives her own horse and at night Roscoe & Ruby went  over to the young peoples meeting at the church. pretty muddy going now & sloppy too.”

            Fri. Mar. 29: “ In the forenoon we chored around repaired some flour barrels & sat around the house and in the afternoon We drove Prince & Nell down to West Hebron and got some errands and it rained all day about & we got wet & it is very bad going and Ruby brought home a girl with her and the water is getting high.  It cleared of at night & Ruby her chum & Roscoe went down to West Hebron to an exhibition”

            Sat. Mar. 30: “ I split wood at the wood pile nearly all day we drove Mollie & Nell aways and Roscoe helped at the wood and sap run very good to-day and it is very muddy going now but pleasant over head cold last night.”

            Sun. Mar. 31: “ Roscoe, Ruby & her chum went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school & Georgia & I stayed at home with the youngsters and it is very hard going now & muddy sap run very good to-day.”

            Mon. Apr. 1: “ In the morning after I done the chores I went out to Fort Edward and from there I went up to Glens Falls on Business and when I came back I stopped at Argyle and got my business with Doc Kinney all straightened up I got the Deed of the place & gave him my note and it was night when I got home & it is a nice day fierce going frooze last night but was warm to-day & got cloudy & began snowing at night  In the morning Roscoe took Ruby & her chum to school. Ruby is going to board at Orries  The youngsters did’nt go to school.”

            Tues. Apr. 2: “ It snowed nearly all day right in the mud & wasted but it had’nt it would have been a foot deep I did’nt do much only boil sap it was a nasty day for that & kept getting colder too terrible going   The youngsters did’nt go to school to day.”

            Wed. Apr. 3: “ We chored around and did’nt do much this snow is not going off very fast sap run pretty good to day and we boiled sap to-day and it is a nice pleasant day but cold in the shade all day it thawed in the sun & some sleighs going to-day but all mud in under.”

            Thur. Apr. 4: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I helped Georgia to wash and in the afternoon Roscoe & I drove prince the colt & Maud over to Bruces & got him shawd in front & when we came back we drawed over a load of oat straw from the horse barn to the big barn & it is a nice pleasant day warm & a good sap day. At night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & took Ruby up to the church to the young peoples meeting & took her back to West Hebron it is very bad roads now.”

            Fri. Apr. 5: “ Roscoe & I had a bad job we went over on the Kinney place & cut brush along the north & west side of the field below the road north of the old orchard & we got done about 4 o’clock & we piled the brush & gathered the sap it run very good to-day.  at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to a dance & Ruby came home with him & it is fierce going the snow went very fast to-day It is a beautiful day warm”

            Sat. Apr. 6: “ We boiled sap all day in both pans and in the forenoon Roscoe slept & I chored around finished splitting wood and boiled sap & in the afternoon Georgia, Marion & Hazel went down to West Hebron to see Orrie. she is sick but some better to-day and Roscoe & I chored around gathered the sap and sawed & split some old rails to boil sap and the roads are in a deplorable condition it is a nice pleasant day warm & thawed away the snow very fast”

            Sun. Apr. 7: “ Ruby, Marion & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and we stayed for Sunday school and the roads are fierce almost impassible and Georgia & Roscoe stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice forenoon but got cloudy & a terrible south wind & it brought quite a big rain very warm snow banks are not so plenty I never saw snow go any faster the last 3 days It was very warm 70Ί in the forenoon Roscoes Heifer had a calf.”

            Mon. Apr. 8: “ It is cold as winter again frooze hard & rough and in the forenoon Roscoe & I went up on top of the hill in the fallow & split the chestnut logs into cord wood & tried to split the oak but could not so gave them up and in the afternoon we chored around & drove Mollie & Nell over to Bruces & got Mollie shawd & got our stone boat and it is a terrible cold wind freezing in the shade all day a backward spring in earnest.”

            Tues. Apr. 9: “ In the forenoon We chored around tried to burn some brush up in the orchard but could not to windy & we wrung the pigs and in the afternoon Roscoe, Ruby & Georgia went down to West Hebron took some butter & Georgia got 2 teeth pulled and I stayed with the youngsters and it is a cold & windy & snowy day ground is white again 2 or 3 inches & still snowing at bedtime.”

            Wed. Apr. 10: “ In the forenoon we took the team over on the Kinney place & drawed some rails along the field the other side of the Brook and then went up & drawed the chestnut wood from up in the fallow & in the afternoon we took the boat & drawed the Oak logs that we could’nt split down along the fence of the plowed ground they were heavy too and it is a nice day only cold nights.”

            Thur. Apr. 11: “ In the forenoon we went up on top of the hill in the upper fallow & burned the brush and in the afternoon we drove Prince & Nell down to Argyle & got our grass seed & got some tin ware repaired & Harold came or went too. and Johnnie, Mary & Jen & one of the boys came down awhile and at night Ruby & Roscoe went over to the church and the roads are fierce.”

            Fri. Apr. 12: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I drove Prince & Nell down to West Hebron took a small grist & got a New Land Plow & I went in & seen Orrie she is some better and we took a jar of butter and in the afternoon We took Mollie & Maud & the stone boat & drawed some stone of the Kinney rye back of the woods and then when we came to the house we burned the apple tree brush and it is a cloudy & cool day roads are very bad.”

            Sat. Apr. 13: “ In the forenoon after we done the chores Roscoe & I took the team Mollie & Nell up on top of the hill in the upper fallow & began plowing it went very good and in the afternoon Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went down to West Hebron Marion stayed down at Orries (she is some better) and they drove Prince & Nell and they took down some Butter & got some Groceries and it is a nice day only cold north wind good day to plow & I plowed with the old team and when Roscoe got home he came up & plowed & I went at the chores.”

            Sun. Apr. 14: “ We did’nt go to church any of us to day so all stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a cloudy day rained part of the forenoon but quit after noon awhile but kept cloudy and is not very cold grass looks green.”

            Mon. Apr. 15: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to school. he drove Nell & Prince & I plowed with the old team up in the fallow till Roscoe got back  & then he plowed till noon & then I sowed the grass seed on the rye on the Kinney place back of the woods & it rained nearly all the time I was at it & in the afternoon it rained most of the time & we made a calf rack to fit the milk wagon & chored around & tagged most of the sheep & it is a warm rain nice for grass rye looks nice very wet in our barn yard & bad roads yet.”

            Tues. Apr. 16: “ In the morning Roscoe & Harold took a calf up to Belcher 158 # @ 7’ & the drove Prince & Nell on the milk wagon & I plowed on the Kinney Place over back of the woods and in the afternoon Roscoe plowed with the old team & I took Mollie & Nell & plowed with two teams over in the same field and it went good too and it is a warm day & pleasant grass looks quite green in places.”

            Wed. Apr. 17: “ In the forenoon We both plowed over on the field back of the woods on the Kinney farm  I had Mollie & Maud & Roscoe had Dan & Nell and in the afternoon I took the Butterfly drag over back & dragged awhile with Prince & Maud & Roscoe plowed awhile & then he took my team to the house.  I plowed & about chore time Roscoe plowed & I came down & went at the chores and it is a nice pleasant day but cooler wind is in the north and it looks like snow again at night.”

            Thur. Apr. 18: “ It rained nearly all forenoon and In the morning Roscoe went down after Mr. Beattie just as he got up to take Hawkey’s cleaning away & as soon as Roscoe got his Breakfast he took him back and I done the chores and chored around & in the afternoon we went over on the Kinney place & patched up the fence around the big hill back of the school house and made a gap in the corner near the school house and it is a warm day and a fine growing time but rather backward in getting plowing done. Mr. Steward came & got his early potatoes.”

            Fri. Apr. 19: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I recleaned some seed oats and I sorted over some potatoes and chored around and shore an old dead sheep & it partly cleared off about noon and in the afternoon I plowed on the Kinney place back of the woods with Maud & Mollie and Roscoe went down to West Hebron after Ruby & got some things and it is colder a cold west wind very nasty wet time pretty wet to plow.”

            Sat. Apr. 20: “ In the forenoon Roscoe finished plowing the piece back of the woods on the Kinney place & I dragged the most of it and in the afternoon I sowed the piece to oats & then sowed the grass seed & Roscoe dragged it with the smoothing Harrow & it kept us late too it is a nice pleasant day dried up fast. cool wind about night.”

            Sun. Apr. 21: “ Ruby, Roscoe & Hazel went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Georgia & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day roads are drying up in places and we fed the cows hay out in the field for the first.”

            Mon. Apr. 22: “ In the forenoon I plowed over on the side hill in the upper fallow & Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to school and he drove Nell & Prince on his good wagon & in the afternoon I rolled the oats in on the Kinney place back of the woods and Roscoe plowed up on top of the hill in the fallow & it is  a nice warm day rather cloudy and about chore time it came on rain.”

            Tues. Apr. 23: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I plowed with 2 teams up on top of the hill in the fallow & it was nasty it rained some & then snowed some so we had to come to the house and in the afternoon Roscoe drove Mollie & Nell down to West Hebron & got 2 barrels of flour & some groceries & took a jar of butter and I plowed on the side hill along the road in the upper fallow for oats and it is colder and a cool wind & rather cloudy too.”

            Wed. Apr. 24: “ In the forenoon Roscoe plowed up on top of the hill in the fallow & I plowed on the side hill & when I got done there I went up & helped Roscoe to finish on top of the hill all done plowing for oats and it rained quite a lot & in the afternoon we recleaned the seed oats & then we drawed some manure up on top of the hill back of the barn with 3 horses and it draws hard too the manure has so much water in it & it cleared of warm & nice grass looks nice & green.”

            Thur. Apr. 25: “ In the forenoon We both drawed manure up on top of the hill with both teams and in the afternoon we finished drawing up there and then we took all the horses & dragged with both Harrows awhile up on top of the hill and it is a nice pleasant day & warm too and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got Ruby and they went up to the church to the young peoples meeting.”

            Fri. Apr. 26: “ In the forenoon I sowed the oats up on top of the hill in the fallow and then I came down & hitched up the colts & dragged with the butterfly drag on the side hill & Roscoe dragged the oats in with 3 horses with the smoothing Harrow & in the afternoon I finished sowing the oats and then sowed the grass seed on the side hill along the road & Roscoe dragged in the rest of the oats and at night he went down to West Hebron to the school Fair & Ruby came home with him and it looked like rain & was cloudy & a very bad wind.”

            Sat. Apr. 27: “ In the forenoon I rolled at the oats in the upper Fallow & Roscoe spread some manure up on top of the hill back of the barn and the Doctor came up to see Ruby she has a very bad looking toe and in the afternoon I finished rolling the oats in the fallow and began plowing up on top of the hill back of the barn for potatoes sod and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to the school Fair and it is a cloudy day but cleared off & got colder.”

            Sun. Apr. 28: “ Roscoe, Georgia, & Marion went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Ruby & I stayed at home with the youngsters and Harold was sick part or nearly all day about night the Doctor came up to see Ruby’s toe it is better & he gave Harold some medicine and it is a nice pleasant day but cool frooze last night.

            Mon. Apr. 29: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I both plowed up on top of the hill back of the barn and in the afternoon Roscoe drawed some manure over on the Kinney place on the field below the road north of the old orchard and I came down & helped him to load up & I plowed up on top of the hill for potatoes and it rained part of the afternoon and it is quite cold a cold rain Ruby & Harold are both better.”

            Tues. Apr. 30: “ In the forenoon We both plowed up on top of the hill & Roscoe quit before noon & then came up & spred the rest of the manure and in the afternoon I plowed up there & Roscoe dragged awhile with 3 Horses on the spring tooth  and it was most to hard for the Prince the colt and it is a nice day for the Horses. Pleasant day.”

            Wed. May 1: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took Ruby down to school at West Hebron and I plowed up on top of the hill and I got done up there and in the afternoon I dragged with 3 horses on the spring tooth Harrow & Roscoe dragged with 2 Horses with the smoothing Harrow up on top of the Hill and it is a cool day & some windy too. Harold Hurt his hand last night & we had the Doctor come up & see him”

            Thur. May 2: “ In the morning Mr. Beattie came over & he plowed all day in the field cross from the barn for corn and in the forenoon I marked out the ground for potatoes up on top of the hill and in the afternoon I began planting potatoes and Roscoe drawed some manure over on the Kinney place and it is a nice pleasant day warm but cooler at night. Harold’s hand is no better.”

            Fri. May 3: “ Mr. Beattie Plowed all day in the field cross from the barn and Roscoe drawed some Manure over on the Kinney place and I planted potatoes nearly all day up on top of the hill back of the barn and it is a cool windy day & in the afternoon Roscoe went down after Ruby and it is getting dry hard plowing in places. Harold’s hand is not much better.”

            Sat. May 4: “ I planted potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn nearly all day cut a few & Roscoe drawed 2 loads of manure over on the Kinney place on the field below the road north of the orchard & then plowed in the field cross from the barn and Harolds hand is not much better the Doctor was here to day and it is a nice day clear & getting dry fast too.”

            Sun. May 5: “ Roscoe, Ruby and Marion 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 Harold’s hand is some better it is’nt swollen so bad now and it is a nice day warm but rather cloudy and looks like rain & did some. Sophia cow had a calf”

            Mon. May 6: “ In the morning Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to school and drove Prince & Nell and when he came back he took Nell over to Bruces & got her shawd & I cut seed potatoes nearly all forenoon and it rained a nice rain but not hard & in the afternoon I planted potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn and Roscoe plowed some in the field cross from the barn and it is a pretty cloudy day a nice little rain grass looks nice & green.”

            Tues. May 7: “ In the forenoon I planted potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn & Roscoe plowed in the field cross from the barn and in the afternoon We drove the colt Prince & Nell down to West Hebron & took Harold down to show his hand to the doctor & we had to wait till 4 o’clock for him to show up and it was most night when we got home and he said Harolds hand was doing well and it is a nice warm day at night it was cloudy & looks like rain at night we went down to school meeting Jim Lant for Trustee, myself for Clerk & Edd Pollock for collector.”

            Wed. May 8: “ In the morning we took the cows over in the back meadow & in the forenoon Roscoe plowed in the field cross from the barn & I finished planting the potatoes up on top of the hill & then I helped to plow cross from the barn and we got done and in the after-noon we both dragged the piece over & then I marked out & Roscoe drawed some manure over on the Kinney place and it looks some like rain at night & it is a nice warm day.”

            Thur. May 9: “ In the forenoon Mr. Beattie killed 5 calves for us & Roscoe helped him & I marked out for corn in the field cross from the barn & got ready to go and in the afternoon Roscoe & I took the calves & 28 bu of potatoes out to the fort 1.50 for some of the potatoes & 10’ for the calves Hog dressed it was Hot till we had a shower & then it got cooler we got caught out in a bad shower we drove Mollie & Nell & we got home about dark & it was late when we got the chores done.”

            Fri. May 10: “ In the forenoon we took both teams over back & began plowing in the back meadow and n the afternoon I finished marking the field cross from the barn out for corn & Roscoe began planting corn & I planted till night too and it is a nice day dried off fast and was cooler at night. at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to a dance & brought Ruby home.”

            Sat. May 11: “ In the forenoon we planted corn in the field cross from the barn & we got it done and in the afternoon we both plowed over in the back meadow and it is a nice pleasant day warm & it acts like rain at night.”

            Sun. May 12: “ There was no preaching at our church so we all stayed at home and kept house we did’nt go to any other church and a while before night we had a cow got stuck in the swamp and we had quite a time in getting her out we had to take the team & a long rope & draw her out and it is a nice day only very windy & looks like rain.”

            Mon. May 13: “ In the morning Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to school & drove Prince & Nell and I went over to plow & it came on rain & drove me to the house & when Roscoe got home we shoveled & sorted over some potatoes & drawed some seed potatoes over in the barn cellar and in the afternoon we took both teams over back & plowed over in the Meadow & it came up a shower about 5 o’clock & drove us to the house and we turned the cows out to pasture day & night also.”

            Tues. May 14: “ We both plowed with the teams all day and it plowed very good the rain helped the plowing some and we had good luck & got a big chunk plowed and it is a nice warm day the flies are very troublesome to-day we have a good start on the back Meadow.”

            Wed. May 15: “ In the forenoon we each plowed with both teams over in the back meadow and in the afternoon I took 3 horses & dragged with the Spring tooth Harrow and Roscoe finished plowing the meadow and I went over on the Kinney place & spread manure and it is a nice day warm”

            Thur. May 16: “ In the morning Roscoe took Dan over to Bruces & got him shawd & I cut some seed potatoes and in the afternoon we cut some seed potatoes & chored around & it rained nearly all day & we had a big rain James Lowe came up to do some painting & papering it is a wet time now.”

            Fri. May 17: “In the forenoon Roscoe took 2 loads of manure over to the Kinney place & I chored around an in the afternoon we loaded up 2 loads of potatoes Roscoe went over to Billys & got his big Wagon and I spread some manure and Jim Long worked here all day and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & Marion too & they got Ruby and went up to the church to a sociable.”

            Sat. May 18: “ In the morning after we got the chores done Roscoe & I each started with a load of potatoes Roscoe took his load over to Eben Brown 42 bu at 1.10 per bu. and I took my load up to Glens Falls 45 bu at 1.25 per bu and I drove Millie & Nell and I got home about dark the roads were hard in the morning the babe was about sick to-day. Jim Lowe got done painting & papering to-day.”

            Sun. May 19: “ Ruby, Roscoe & I went to church and we hard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & we stayed for Sunday school and we drove Prince (the colt) & Nell and Georgia & Marion stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice drying day clear & windy and the babe is some better to-day.”

            Mon. May 20: “ In the forenoon I went over and plowed on the Kinney farm below the road north of the old orchard and Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to school and in the afternoon it rained so we shoveled over some potatoes and put up part of a load in sacks and it is a wet time & it is a cold rain too. cleared off at night.”

            Tues. May 21: “ It rained some in the morning & Roscoe took the horses Mollie & Maud over to Bruces & got them shawd & I chored around & went over on the Kinney place & spread manure & when Roscoe got back he came over & helped me & we finished it & then Mr. Beattie put in a bull ring in our bulls nose with our help and in the afternoon we loaded up two load of potatoes & then drawed some manure on the piece below the barn and then about 5 o’clock we had a heavy rain & Thunder Shower it rained a lot too.”

            Wed. May 22: “ In the morning we got up early and done the chores and then we each took a load of potatoes Roscoe took the old team and left his load at Fort Edward & I took mine up to Glens Falls when we got out to the Fort I took Roscoes load & delivered it & Roscoe took mine On up to the Falls I got on a car & over took them we got our dinners up there & then Roscoe came down to the Fort on the car and we got home about chore time Roscoe got home awhile before I did and it is a nice pleasant day but very hard going.”

            Thur. May 23: “ Roscoe & I plowed nearly all day over on the Kinney place below the road north of the orchard and it was wet along the bottom too. and it was cloudy in the forenoon but cleared off in the afternoon & was warmer grass & rye are doing fine & at night Roscoe went over to the church to the young peoples meeting & he went down after Ruby at West Hebron.”

            Fri. May 24: “ In the forenoon we plowed with both teams over on the Kinney place and got most done and in the afternoon I dragged with 3  horses with the smoothing Harrow & Roscoe finished plowing & then dragged with the butterfly drag and when we got done I went at marking out & got part of it done and it is a nice pleasant day warm but Thunder showers went around & it rained a little here at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to a show & brought Ruby home.”

            Sat. May 25: “ In the forenoon I went over & marked some for corn on the Kinney place below the road & Roscoe washed his wagon & chored around and in the afternoon Georgia to Harold down to West Hebron to see the Doctor & he had his hand lanced it was all swelled up & a lot of Matter or puss was taken out & Roscoe & I went over & began planting corn on the Kinney place & we dropped phosphate along the swamp. We think Ruby is taking the mumps.”

            Sun. May 26: “ Roscoe, Harold & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & we stayed for Sunday school & Johnnie & Mary came down & stayed part of the day & Billy came over awhile and we are sure now that Ruby has the mumps it is a nice pleasant day warm & drying up fast.”

            Mon. May 27: “ In the forenoon I finished marking out the corn ground over on the Kinney place and Roscoe planted corn & then I dropped the rest of the phosphate and then planted corn till noon and in the afternoon Roscoe finished planting corn over there & I took 3 horses & went over & dragged the rest of the potato ground over in the back meadow with the spring tooth Harrow & it is a nice pleasant & warm day. Ruby is getting along very well with the mumps.”

            Tues. May 28: “ In the forenoon we dragged the back meadow I had 3 horses & the smoothing Harrow and the Butterfly Roscoe had and in the morning Roscoe & Harold took 2 calves up to Belcher and in the afternoon I marked out the back meadow & got it nearly all one way and it is a nice day windy Roscoe chored around & cut some potatoes. Ruby is getting along very well with the mumps.”

            Wed. May 29: “ In the forenoon I marked out some the other way and we took over some potatoes and I began planting and the ground is in good shape & Roscoe dropped the phosphate and in the afternoon I went over & planted awhile and it came up a Thunder shower & we had a big rain it washed our corn field quite bad and it rained 2 or 3 inches of water a big rain things are well soaked now water running every where now

            Thur. May 30: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I &” (lines crossed out) “ in the afternoon Roscoe & I took Harold down to Argyle & let Dr. Lewis look at his hand & he advised us to take him to the Albany City Hospital and it rained a lot & is cool too a very wet time.  In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed some manure on the corn ground below the Horse barn from back of the cow shed.”

            Fri. May 31: “ In the morning Mr. Beattie came over & helped Roscoe to Milk & Georgia & I took Harold & started early and went out to Fort Edward & took the cars for Albany & seen Dr. Vanderveer & he told us we had better take him up to the Hospital & leave him a few days so I stayed with him at the Hospital & Georgia went home and it is a cloudy & cool day Harold & I got a good room  Georgia got home about bed time & it rained some Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & got it ground. Johnnie brought Mary down & she stayed with the youngsters. Ruby is getting better.”

            Sat. Jun. 1: “ It was a nice day at Albany At the Hospital the Doctors put the x-ray on Harold’s hand I stay right with Harold & at home Roscoe chored around and it is a nice pleasant day & warmer Mr. Beattie helps Roscoe to milk I telephoned home & Georgia is coming down to morrow her & Roscoe.”

            Mon. Jun. 2: “ In the morning after milking Roscoe & Georgia drove out to Fort Edward & took the cars for Albany & they got down about 11.30 o’clock & stayed at the Hospital awhile Harold was glad to see them & then Roscoe & I started for Home came up to Troy & had to wait for a car & never got to Fort Edward till nearly 7 o’clock & we had the milking to do when we got home and in the morning Ruby went down & got Orrie & Eva to stay with them a day or two & it rained a lot at night again.”

            Tues. Jun. 3: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went up on the hill & drawed some rails & old wood and in the afternoon we took some Phosphate & potatoes over in the back meadow and I planted & marked out some & Roscoe droped the phosphate and it is drying of some & is a nice day We heard from Harold they had the operation to day & he is doing well & Roscoe dragged some of the potatoes up on top of the hill at night Roscoe took Orrie & Eva home & Johnnie brought Mary down she is going to stay 2 days.”

            Wed. Jun. 4: “ In the morning we took some potatoes & phosphate and then I marked out awhile & Roscoe dropped some phosphate & then took the team over & went up on top of the hill & dragged the rest of the potatoes and I planted potatoes all day over in the back meadow and in the afternoon Roscoe dropped some phosphate & then began dragging the corn in the field cross from the barn and at night he & Ruby went down to Argyle to a show. Ruby went to school drove down.”

            Thur. Jun. 5: “ In the morning we took some potatoes & phosphate over back & I marked out some & then went at planting & Roscoe dropped phosphate & then he took the team over & went over to Billys to see if he could get Eliza a day or 2 and in the afternoon I planted potatoes & Roscoe dropped some phosphate & then came over & dragged the rest of the corn cross from the barn & at night he went over & got Eliza & then took Mary his Granmother home and it is a nice day & pleasant I heard from Albany to day Harold is doing well. Ruby went to school drove down.”

            Thur. Jun. 6: “ In the forenoon I marked out some & then planted potatoes over in the back meadow & Roscoe put or dropped some phosphate & took the team over and it came on rain at noon & in the afternoon I cut some seed potatoes and then I plowed some below the barn and Roscoe got out the Surrey & he drove Nell & Prince out to Fort Edward & got Georgia & Harold and they got home a little after dark & Harold’s hand is doing well but has got to go back to the Hospital.  In the morning Georgia Telephoned here that she & Harold would come up on the 4-45 train. It is a cool & windy day.”

            Fri. Jun. 7: “ I planted potatoes nearly all day over in the back meadow & Roscoe plowed the rest of the piece below the barn & dragged it & he droped some phosphate & I marked out the rest of the meadow & marked out the corn ground below the barn and it is a cold raw day for the time of year.”

            Sat. Jun. 8: “ In the morning John Liddle & Clifton Day drove to help me to plant potatoes & we worked at planting all day and got done & Roscoe planted the corn below the barn & then cut seed potatoes & it is a pleasant day but was cool before night and it is pretty late to finish planting In the afternoon Georgia took Harold down to Argyle to Dr. Lewis to get his hand dressed”

            Sun. Jun. 9: “ Roscoe, Ruby & Hazel went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Georgia & I & Marion stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a windy & cold day for the time of year wind in the North. It is drying up fast now. This is my Birthday I am 50 years old time is speeding on.   Harve Williamson”

            Mon. Jun. 10: “ In the forenoon Harold & I took a load of cheese down to Salem & Ruby rode down to school with us and we got home about noon and Roscoe helped his Mother to Wash & fixed some fence and in the afternoon he went down to Salem to see the Niggers play ball & I began cultivating potatoes up on top of the hill and it is a nice day only cool & windy.”

            Tues. Jun. 11: “ In the morning I went up on top of the hill back of the barn & cultivated potatoes & Roscoe took Maud over to Bruces & got a shoe on & Harold went too & then he cultivated potatoes till noon & we got through them one way and in the afternoon we loaded up the potatoes 2 small loads or about 85 bu on both loads & we chored around & it is a nice day warmer.”

            Wed. Jun. 12: “ In the morning we got up early and done the chores & then we took the potatoes away Roscoe took his load over to Eben Browns 40 2/3 bu. @ 1.00 and Harold went with him and I took my load up to Glens Falls 44½ . 32½ bu @ 1.50 and the Balance at 1.00 per bu and it rained some but turned out to be a nice day nice roads and I got home about 6 o’clock in time to help at the milking and it was rather cloudy but didn’t rain much.”

            Thur. Jun. 13: “ In the forenoon we went up on top of the hill in the meadow & drawed the old rotten rails off & drew the rails of the field or Meadow along the woods & old stuff and in the morning Roscoe took Mrs. Lant & Jim’s girls & Marion up to Coot Hill school House to try Examinations & went after them at night & in the afternoon We finished the old rails & I planted in some corn & some in the garden & Harold is coming down with the mumps and at night Roscoe, Georgia & Marjory went over to the church to the young peoples meeting.”

            Fri. Jun. 14: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated the potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn the other way and we was late in getting done & in the afternoon we drawed some manure out of the big yard to the back yard on the stone boat and Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got Ruby & took Prince over to Bruces & got 2 shoes sat and Marjory came down with the mumps to-day and her & Harold are quite sick Harold has a bad cold too.”

            Sat. Jun. 15: “ In the forenoon Mr. Beattie came over & shore our sheep and Roscoe & I went down to the saw Mill & got 2 load of slab wood 2 teams & then Roscoe took Billys Wagon home and in the afternoon I telephoned for the Doctor to come up and see Harold & Marjory they have the mumps & the doctor said Harold had tonsillitis and Roscoe & I drawed out some manure from the big barn yard to the yard back of the barn & then we went over & fixed fence on the Kinney place & took 3 horses over there. and it is a cool day but a nice day looks like rain at night.”

            Sun. Jun. 16: “ Ruby and Roscoe went to church and it was Sacrament & they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and Georgia, Marion & I stayed at home with the youngsters. Harold & Marjory are getting along very well with the mumps they are no worse I don’t think and at night Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went down to West Hebron to the M. E. Church to children’s exercises & Ruby stayed down and it is a cloudy day but no rain and we need it too. Harold & Marjory are getting along with the mumps very well.”

            Mon. Jun. 17: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated with both horses corn in the field cross from the barn and we got it nearly done one way up & down the hill and in the afternoon we made the rest of the garden and then we went over & fixed fence on the Kinney place down along the creek and it is a nice warm day some cloudy but no rain.  Harold & Marjory are some better to-day.”

            Tues. Jun. 18: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated corn in the field cross from the barn and in the afternoon I finished cultivating corn on the hill & Roscoe took a horse over to Bruces & got a shoe put on and when he got back we took some wire fence & posts over on the Kinney place & cut some brush and got ready to put up some wire fence and it is a nice pleasant day but cool wind & very dry & dusty.”

            Wed. Jun. 19: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated the potatoes again up on top of the hill and in the afternoon I took Harold down to Argyle to see the Doctor his hand has begun to show signs of getting sore again and Roscoe took Nell over to Bruces to get shawd & when we got home I went over back and fixed some fence and it is a nice warm day & very dry.”

            Thur. Jun. 20: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went over on the Kinney place & put up some wire fence up along Crosiers lien & then put some up along the top of the big hill & in the afternoon we finished the fence & then Roscoe went over & caught the colts and then he took the wool down to North Argyle & I went over back & put up some fence along the back meadow and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron and got Ruby and then went up to the church & then they came home and it is a nice day only we need rain.”

            Fri. Jun. 21: “ In the forenoon Roscoe dragged the potatoes with Mollie & Maud & I fixed fence over back in the same field & we brought over a load of old rails and in the afternoon we or Roscoe finished dragging the potatoes & I finished the fence and then we brought over a load of old rails & the smoothing Harrow and it is a nice day some cloudy & looked like rain but failed to come.”

            Sat. Jun. 22: “ In the morning we all got up early and when we got the chores done we all went out to Fort Edward & Ruby & I took Harold down to Albany to see the Dr. & got the Adenoids cut out of his throat or back of his Tonsils and Ruby done some trading and our folks did so at Fort Edward & Mr. Beattie helped Roscoe to milk & Mrs. Beattie kept the babe John C. and we got home about dark and it was a long days jant and it is a nice day pleasant & very dusty & dry. Oats & hay are suffering for rain.”

            Sun. Jun. 23: “ 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 and kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day warm & very dry & dusty no signs of rain.”

            Mon. Jun. 24: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went over on the Kinney place & cultivated corn and in the afternoon we finished the corn and then drawed out some manure in to the back yard and it is a nice pleasant day At night our folks went down to West Hebron to school exercises and I stayed with the little ones.”

            Tues. Jun. 25: “ In the morning we loaded the calves & Roscoe & Harold & I took them down to East Greenwich at 8½’ per # & 50’ on each 7 calves for taking them down and we got back after noon awhile and then we chored around and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Wed. Jun. 26: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took the machine over to Bruces to get repaired & I cultivated the corn below the barn & drawed out the back house droppings and in the afternoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron and I began putting on Paris Green up on the potatoes on top of the hill and it is a hot & dry day.”

            Thur. Jun. 27: “ In the forenoon Roscoe began mowing down in the lower fallow and I put on paris Green up on top of the hill back of the barn and in the afternoon Roscoe finished mowing the fallow & then went down after over to Bruces and got some shoeing and I mowed some around the fence & then went over & wired the riders on the fence Warm & dry Hay weather.”

            Fri. Jun. 28: “ In the forenoon I put on paris Green up on top of the hill on the potatoes & I finished them & Roscoe mowed over in the big field and in the afternoon Roscoe raked the hay in the lower fallow & I bunched it up and chored around & Roscoe went over to Bruces & got some work done & then went down to West Hebron & got the grist Hazel is taking the mumps.”

            Sat. Jun. 29: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed with the machine over in the big field & Mr. Beattie  & I shoveled out potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn and in the afternoon Roscoe raked the hay down in the big field that he mowed yesterday & to-day and Mr. Beattie & I drawed in the hay in the lower fallow 6 loads and Roscoe Marion are coming down with the mumps and it is a  nice pleasant day warm & dry.”

            Sun. Jun. 30: “ We did’nt go to church are nearly all sick with the mumps James & I are taking them to-day and it is dry & cooler.”

            Mon. Jul. 1: “ Monday in the forenoon I went over in the back field and took both cultivators and cultivated a few potatoes but they were too small and then I bunched up the hay in the big field and Ruby and I drew it in the afternoon Marion & Roscoe and James have got the mumps Roscoe & Marion have got quite a fever. Hazel is better. Hot and dry.”

            Tues. Jul. 2: “ In the morning I went up on the hill back of the barn and Shoveled out potatoes but had to give up before noon. I am about all used up I stayed in bed all afternoon but helped milk at night and Roscoe helped milk for the first since he took the mumps. The children are getting along pretty well. Hot & dry.”

            Wed. Jul. 3: “ I was sick all night It seems as though I never was as sick in my life I ached all over and have a high fever and a terrible headache. Ruby went over after Mr. Beattie to help milk in the morning. Georgia telephoned for the doctor and he cam over before breakfast. he thinks I have got the mumps and taken cold every thing  is at a stand still. Roscoe is’nt able to do any more than the chores.  The rest of children are getting better but John. C is taking the mumps. Hot and awful dry. Walt Lant helped milk at night and Mrs. Beattie helped milk too.”

            Thur. Jul. 4: “ I guess we will celebrate the fourth at home for we are about all sick.  Mr. Beattie helped Ruby & Roscoe Milk. This forenoon I was awful bad (fainted away) and the doctor did’nt come until Georgia phoned for him and He is afraid I am going to have the fever. Mr. Beattie helped milk at night. The children are getting along pretty well. Hot & dry.”

            Fri. Jul. 5: “ I guess I am some better this morning and Mr. Beattie helped do chores all day or night and morning. We think Harold is taking the mumps all over again but do’nt know. the other children are all better they all have had them on both sides Hot and dry as ever. Roscoe went over in the back field and looked over the potatoes and says they are large enough to cultivate.  so he went up to get Clifton Day to come down tomorrow Mr. Simmons came down here and payed a note and stayed for dinner and Rode back to Gourleys with Roscoe.”

            Sat. Jul. 6 : “ Saturday Roscoe was sick again Tried to milk but had to come back and go to bed. James & John C are worse with a high fever and at night Harold was taken worse the Doctor thinks they have taken some cold and the hot weather make then worse. I am some better but pretty weak yet. Mr. Beattie and Clifton Day cultivated potatoes in the back field and helped milk and in the morning Walt helped milk some too. It has a terrible hot day looked like rain in the afternoon but cleared off before night.”

            Sun. Jul. 7: “ We did’nt go to church so all stayed at home and I sat up awhile but do not feel much better it is dry & hot Mr. Beattie helped the children to milk and everything is drying up.”

            Mon. Jul. 8: “ In the forenoon Roscoe cultivated a few potatoes over in the back meadow it is Hot & dry I am about the same don’t get along at all. Harold is not very well the Doctor comes every day.”

            Tues. Jul. 9: “ Roscoe cultivated some over in the back meadow we have the potatoes run through one way now Hot as ever I don’t get along very well.”

            Wed. Jul. 10: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed over in the pig field and at noon he broke the machine & after dinner he took the machine over to Bruces & got repaired & he finished the clover & Ruby & he raked it all up & bunched it up and  Mrs. Beattie helped to milk at night good hay day I am about the same. I got out & milked some at night.”

            Wed. Jul. 11: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed over in the big field this side of the swail and in the afternoon we had a big Thunder shower it rained a lot washed fierce too we done the chores & they went to young peoples meeting at night.”

            Thur. Jul. 12: “ In the morning Roscoe mowed the rest of the hay over in the big field and I went over back but could’nt do anything & Ruby & Roscoe shook out  the hay and in the afternoon Ruby raked the hay cross the swail & Mr. Beattie turned the hay & drawed it in the clover & bunched up what Ruby raked and it dried of fast I am gaining slowly. I paid the Doctor to-day.”

            Fri. Jul. 13: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I took some water over to the back meadow & Roscoe & I put on some paris Green on the potatoes in the back meadow & Ruby came over & Roscoe & her put on a load of hay & I came over with them & Roscoe & I went back & got another load before dinner & after dinner I was most tired out & Roscoe, Ruby & Marion drawed the rest of the hay 2 loads & that was all of it in the back field & we put the cows in then it is a good hay day Hot & windy I am feeling some like myself to-day.”

            Sun. Jul. 14: “Roscoe, Ruby  & Hazel went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & they stayed for Sunday school and Georgia, Marion & I stayed at home and kept house and we had a Thunder shower last night & rained a lot too and it is a hot day I am feeling some better but weak as a cat.”

            Mon. Jul. 15: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I shoveled out the potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn and we finished them and it is plenty wet too and in the afternoon we went over in the back meadow & cultivated potatoes and potatoes & corn are growing fast now and it is a warm day showers went around I am just tired out at night. and after supper Roscoe & Ruby took some cherries down to West Hebron and it is warm too.”

            Tues. Jul. 16: “ In the morning the wind got in the north and was quite cold and in the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated potatoes over in the back meadow & they are growing fast now & it was cool too and in the afternoon we got out the reaper & began cutting rye down to the lower House & it was big too we broke one of the rakes so Roscoe took it over to Bruces & left it. it cleared off in the afternoon some warmer but cool at night.”

            Wed. Jul. 17: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went over back and made a gap in the stone wall at the foot of the rye field on the Kinney farm and then we finished cultivating them potatoes over in the back meadow and in the afternoon Roscoe finished reaping the rye at the lower house & then he took a grist down to West Hebron with the colt and had to leave it & I bound the rest of the rye down there and I am not feeling a bit good to-day.  it is a nice day some warmer. I let our hay to cut on thirds or part of it to Will McMillen.”

            Thur. Jul. 18: “ I am about played out again I helped Roscoe to pick some cherries & sat around the house showers went around & rained a little here & in the afternoon Roscoe & Ruby took some cherries down to West Hebron and in the morning Ruby & Marion went up to Belcher & took music lessons and at night Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went over to the church to the young peoples meeting and before night Roscoe & I took the reaper over back & struck out a land in the rye on the Kinney place & I bound a little. it cleared off cooler.”

            Fri. Jul. 19: “ In the morning Mr. Beattie came over & we all went at the rye. Roscoe reapt it & Mr. Beattie & I bound it & sat it up & we got it all done and Roscoe mowed the piece of grass along the road in the swamp on the Kinney place & then he mowed the Island back of the samp on the same place nice clover and it is a poor hay day but a nice day for our job cloudy & cool.”

            Sat. Jul. 20: “ In the forenoon I went over in the back meadow & began shoveling out potatoes and Roscoe went over & mowed the hay under the woods on the Kinney place & then he came over & shoveled out potatoes and in the afternoon we turned the hay down along the road in the swamp and then we made a door in the barn at the lower place and then Roscoe raked all the hay we had mowed on the Island & what he mowed in the forenoon and I bunched it up and then we drawed in the hay along the road in the swamp 1 big load and put in the lower barn & it is a grand hay day but looked like rain at night.”

            Sun. Jul. 21: “ Roscoe & Ruby went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Georgia, Marion & I stayed at home with the youngsters and it is a cloudy day and we had a big rain it rained nearly all day & it came nice too most to nice for our hay.”

            Mon. Jul. 22: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed some with the machine down in the field above the lower house and I mowed around the fence & then went over under the woods on the kinney place & opened out part of the hay & gave it up it looked so rainy & in the afternoon Roscoe & I went over in the back meadow & shoveled out potatoes awhile and then came over & Roscoe raked the hay that he mowed & I turned the hay under the woods. and it is a cool & windy day.”

            Tues. Jul. 23: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed awhile down in the field above the road & I mowed around the fences & then we went over on the Kinney place under the woods and turned some hay & bunched up some & put on a load Will McMillen came over to mow some on shares & he brought a load over to the lower barn for us & in the afternoon he went at mowing over in the orchard on the Kinney place. & we drawed in the hay that was over there & Roscoe picked up what he mowed & some for McMillen his man helped me some.”

            Wed. Jul. 24: “ In the forenoon Roscoe got the rest mowed up in the field above the lower house & began mowing in the orchard back of the barn and Clifton Day came down & he & I went at drawing in hay from the field above the road & in the afternoon We got 2 loads over for McMillen. Roscoe mowed some more & then raked the rest down the road & for McMillen and we drawed in some hay. it is a good hay day pleasant & warm.”

            Thur. Jul. 25: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed the rest back of the barn orchard & side Hill and Clifton & I mowed some around the fences & then went at drawing in hay got 2 loads and in the afternoon Walt Lant came up & helped us & we got 1 load for McMillen and we got in 5 loads & I bunched up some & Roscoe raked ours & for McMillen and at night the young folks went over to the young peoples meeting at the church and it is a good hay day.”

            Fri. Jul. 26: “ In the forenoon Clifton & I drawed rye from over back on the Kinney place and Roscoe mowed down in the meadow or orchard below the house and in the afternoon Clifton mowed around the trees and fence & Walt & I got the rest of the rye & hay that was in the orchard back of the barn and Roscoe mowed the swail down below the house & raked some for McMillen & us too and it is a good hay day.”

            Sat. Jul. 27: “ In the forenoon Walt & Clifton drawed the rye from the lower house 2 loads & I helped to onload & then we went at drawing the hay below the House 3 loads and Roscoe went over & mowed some for McMillen & then raked our hay & in the afternoon we drawed the rest of our hay 3 loads & then went over on the Kinney place & helped McMillen to draw & stack Hay and we got all cleaned up and Roscoe took 3 horses over to Bruces to get shawd it is a nice day some cloudy.”

            Sun. Jul. 28: “ We all went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was John the 10 chapter & the first clause of the 11 verse. ’I am the good shepherd’ & we stayed for Sunday school & Roscoe drove Millie & we drove Prince & Nell they went good & it is a nice day cool, wind good hay day.”

            Mon. Jul. 29: “ In the forenoon it rained some & we went down & put the door on the lower barn and then we went over back & took the team with us & brought the reaper over at noon We put on some paris Green on the potatoes & in the afternoon Roscoe went at mowing up  on top of the hill in the meadow and Clifton came down & he and I mowed around the fences & by that time we had a shower so stopped all business but Clifton & I cut some weeds & brush along the road and McMillen came up & mowed some after the shower in the big field.”

            Tues. Jul. 30: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed up on top of the hill in the meadow & got it all mowed and Clifton shoveled out potatoes over in the back meadow & I am sick again on my back again all day McMillen mowed up on the big side hill and in the afternoon we sent over after Walt to come over & help them to draw they got some raked up & 2 jags in & a shower came up & stopped them McMillen went at mowing again & Clift cut some weeds along the road Mighty poor hay weather.”

            Wed. Jul. 31: “ In the morning Roscoe went up & mowed the little meadow & Clifton mowed around the fence and then it came up a shower & McMillen & his men went home and we sat around and in the afternoon Roscoe & Clifton shoveled out potatoes over in the back meadow and I hilled some & about 4 o’clock we came  over & went up in the meadow & Roscoe went at raking & Clifton & I drawed in 2 loads & we bunched up some too. and the wind blew & dried up some but cloudy & poor hay weather.”

            Thur. Aug. 1: “ In the forenoon Roscoe shoveled out potatoes awhile & Clifton & I hilled potatoes awhile & Ruby & Marion went up to Belcher to take their lessons and McMillen came up & we went at drawing & raking hay the rest of the day we got ours all off the hill & drawed 1 load for McMillen We & him got in 4 loads for us out of his field and it is a fair hay day but cool at night the young folks went to meeting over to our church & Aunt Kate came home with them.”
            Fri. Aug. 2: “ In the forenoon Roscoe cut the oats with the Mowing Machine on the Kinney place back of the woods and Clifton & I shoveled out potatoes & hilled some over in the back  meadow and in the afternoon we got the hay up in the little meadow 2 loads & 1 load for McMillen 2 loads for us to day out of his field and Roscoe raked his hay & raked up our oats in winrows and it has been a nice day but some cloudy & cool nights at night is looks some like rain.”

            Sat. Aug. 3: “ In the forenoon I shoveled out Potatoes over in the back meadow and got done and Roscoe & Georgia went down to Argyle to get some money & when they got back he came over & helped me to finish the potatoes and in the afternoon it came up a little shower McMillen came up & we helped him to get 1 load of hay & Roscoe raked up some & it came on rain & stopped the hay business. I went over & hilled a few potatoes along the swail & it is a cloudy & cold day for this time of year. It rained a shower last night or most morning.  At night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Sun. Aug. 4: “  Ruby, Marion & Aunt Kate went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Aunt Kate went home and Georgia, Marion & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a pretty cloudy day and cool too.”

            Mon. Aug. 5: “ In the forenoon I began cradling oats down on the side hill in the upper fallow and Roscoe mowed oats with the machine up on top of the hill in the fallow and McMillen came up and finished the or his haying here in the afternoon we had a shower and McMillen & his man helped me to mow the swail below the lower house & then Roscoe & I helped him to get in the rest of his hay & to top out the stack over on the Kinney place and it cleared off & cool too.”

            Tues. Aug. 6: “ In the forenoon Roscoe finished mowing the oats on top of the hill & then he went over on the Kinney place on top of the hill South of the orchard & mowed some hay a jag and I cradled some oats on the side hill in the upper fallow & in the afternoon we drawed in that hay & the hay in the swail below the house & it rained on it too quite cool wind in the north cold enough for snow. cleared off at night.”

            Wed. Aug. 7: “ In the forenoon I finished cradling oats on the side hill along the road and I got them all cut and Roscoe raked the rye tailings & then raked oats up on top of the hill in the same field and in the afternoon we all Ruby & Marion went over on the Kinney place back of the woods and drawed the oats 3 jags & put them in a stack below the house & we got one load of oats out of the fallow and at night Roscoe raked the rest of the oats on top of the hill and it did’nt rain here to-day but is a cloudy day.”

            Thur. Aug. 8: “ In the forenoon Ruby & Marion went up to Belcher to take their Music lessons & and Roscoe & I went over in the back meadow & hilled a few potatoes along the swail & fence and wired some rails on the fence along that field and then we came over to the house & onloaded the load of oats and when the girls came home we went up on the Hill & got a load of oats and in the afternoon we drawed in 4 loads of oats we got them all on top of the hill & part of them on the side hill and it is a drying day but not much sun very windy.”

            Fri. Aug. 9: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed some rails and fixed some fence between the two fallows and then we drawed in the rye tailings that was on the Hill back of the woods on the Kinney place and in the afternoon we drawed in the rest of our oats on the side  hill along the road 2 small loads and we got all done and it came on & rained some and we chored around till night and it is poor oat weather & cool too.”

            Sat. Aug. 10: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took a small grist down to West Hebron & had to leave it and I picked up some little apples (the children helped) and I boiled a kettle of feed for the pigs the first this year & then went up & cut the brush around the potatoes on top of the hill back of the barn and in the afternoon Roscoe & I drawed some rails & fixed some some fence South of the woods on the Kinney place & around the oat field & potatoes and it came on rain about 5 o’clock and it is a cloudy day but warmer bad time for oats.”

            Sun. Aug. 11: “ A nice rain last night 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 children and it cleared off and was a nice day warm too.”

            Mon. Aug. 12: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went over on the Kinney place & drawed some rails and made a fence around the hay stack and drawed some rails along the fence above the road and Roscoe took his mare over to Bruces & got her shawd and in the afternoon we piled & put some wood in the Wood shed & Roscoe drove to West Hebron & got a grist down there & Georgia is about sick and it is a nice day & warmer.”

            Tues. Aug. 13: “ We all but the babe went out to Fort Edward and done some trading etc. Mrs. Beattie kept the babe & we got home about chore time and I hired a man to day 2½ months for $50 and it is a nice pleasant day a good hay day & Hot too.”

            Wed. Aug. 14: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went over back along the potato field & bound on the rails with wire and I cut some burdocks & weeds around the garden at the lower house  and the Man came & brought another with him & I hired him & gave him the same. $10 for the first Month and $30 for the second & $10 for the last Half month and in the afternoon we all went down to the Oaks to the Town Picnic & Ruby went home with a friend, to stay till Saturday and it rained a little in the forenoon but cleared off & was a nice day.”

            Thur. Aug. 15: “ In the forenoon the Men Mike & Jim cut brush on the Kinney place down along the road below the house & Roscoe & I fixed fence the same place only above the road and in the afternoon the Men cut some brush & weeds around the barn & piled & put some wood in the shed and I began plowing down by the other house in the garden for rye and we had 2 showers rained quite a lot the last time & Roscoe chored around and at night he went over to the church to the young peoples meeting and it is a nice warm day but was cold after the shower it hailed north of us.”

            Fri. Aug. 16: “ In the forenoon the men cut brush over on the Kinney place along the road Roscoe finished plowing the garden & dragged it twice & I sowed the rye and made a hog yard back of the hog pen and in the afternoon the men & I went over in the back meadow & hilled potatoes & Roscoe & Harold picked up some apples over on the Kinney place & brought them over here and at night he went to a party at Mr. Pratts at Cossayuna & brought Ruby home with him & it is a nice day only cool & cold nights”

            Sat. Aug. 17: “ In the forenoon the men & I went over in the back meadow & hilled potatoes & Roscoe boiled a kettle of feed & piled some wood and in the afternoon the men cut brush over on the Kinney place along the road & along the corn field and Ruby, Roscoe & I went down to West Hebron to the old scholars re-union and it is a nice day pleasant.”

            Sun. Aug. 18: “ It rained all forenoon & came right along too and We did’nt go to church any of us so all stayed at home & kept house Roscoe went down to the cheese Factory and it is a cloudy day not very cold. and we had a nice rain it is cloudy and looks like rain yet.”

            Mon. Aug. 19: “ In the forenoon We all went over back of the woods on the Kinney place and picked stone & drawed them along the fence and in the afternoon Mike & Jim the men cut brush down along the road below the barn and Roscoe & I chored around took the Horse fork down out of the  Main barn & put it into the Horse barn & fixed some fence & picked up some apples and it is a nice day only rather cloudy looks like rain & did rain some about night. Warmer.”

            Tues. Aug. 20: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I began plowing up on top of the hill in the upper fallow for rye both teams and the men cut brush up along the road by the little Meadow and on up further and in the afternoon the men went over in the back meadow & hilled potatoes and the rest of us all went up to Johnnies awhile and got back in time to do the chores and it is a nice pleasant day & warm too. There is lots of oats out yet & to cut also. good corn weather, too.”

            Mon. Aug. 21: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I plowed for rye up on top of the hill in the fallow and the men cut brush around the field we plowed in and other places and in the afternoon we sat posts in the stone wall along the swamp & field cross from the barn & Roscoe drove down to North Argyle and got 30 rods of wire fence 6 cable and we put it up & got part of it stretched and it is a warm day we had a shower at night nice time for grass.”

            Tues. Aug. 22: “ In the morning after we done the chores Roscoe, Ruby & I drove the colts down to Salem and took the cars & went down to the Cambridge Fair I went to the Progressive Party Convention and we got home a little after dark & we came home in a heavy Thunder shower but did’nt get very wet the men done the milking cut weeds & put wood in to the shed and it is a warm day.”
            Wed. Aug. 23: “ In the forenoon the men cut brush around the back Meadow or potato field and Roscoe & I finished the wire fence along the swamp & chored around and it came on rain & was cool too we picked up some apples and in the afternoon I plowed up on top of the hill in the fallow for rye and Roscoe chored around & split come slab wood and drove over to Bruces for an errand & the men cut burdocks up in the orchard and it is a cloudy day we had a nice rain but cleared off cool to.”

            Thur. Aug. 24: “ In the forenoon I plowed for rye up on top of the hill in the fallow & Roscoe boiled a kettle of feed and chored around and then he, Marion & Hazel went down to a or our church picnic at the ‘Oaks’ and in the afternoon, Ruby & I went down to Eli Mattesons funeral at East Greenwich and the men cut brush all day over on the Kinney place. and it is a nice pleasant day but quite cool.  Potatoes are looking fine in general some of our early planted are showing signs of rust or blight the leaves are getting black in places.”

            Sun. Aug. 25: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Marion, Hazel & Harold went to church & they heard a sermon by Mr. McMunn of West Hebron & they stayed for Sunday school and Aunt Kate came home with them to stay this week and it is a nice pleasant day and warm too,”

            Mon. Aug. 26: “ In the forenoon Jim cut burdocks up in the orchard and Roscoe went over to Billys & got our bottom boards and we took the box of the potato wagon & rigged up 2 wagons to draw manure and Mike cut some weeds down in the road and he helped us to load manure & we both drawed with 2 teams over to the Kinney place on the field below the house and at noon we had a big Thunder shower it rained a lot & after that we went at the manure and it was wet & heavy drawing. warm & cleared off.”

            Tues. Aug. 27: “ In the forenoon the men & I stretched the wire fence over back along the big field & fallow & tore down the boards & posts & put in new posts and then chored around till noon & in the afternoon I drawed manure over on the Kinney place & one of the men helped me to load & the other cut brush over around the field where I am drawing manure on the Kinney place & Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to the young peoples convention all day nearly and it is a nice cool day.”

            Wed. Aug. 28: “ Roscoe & I drawed manure all day over on the Kinney place & the men helped us to load and cut some old wood at the hog pen when we were onloading and it is a nice day pleasant & cool too.”

            Thur. Aug. 29: “ In the morning we all but Marjory, Aunt Kate & the babe went out to the County Fair and we drove 2 rigs and we had a nice day & the men cut brush around the fences on the Kinney place & burned brush too and we got home after dark and the chores were done. & it is a nice pleasant day only cool nights.”

            Fri. Aug. 30: “ Roscoe, Ruby & I went out to the Fair again & I went  up to Hudson Falls to the Progressive Partys convention as a delegate and the men drawed some stone & cut some brush on the Kinney place and cut some old wood at the hog pen and we got home before night a little we drove the young team. It is a nice pleasant day cool nights.  Potatoes are green yet some signs of blight.”

            Sat. Aug. 31: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed manure over on the Kinney place below the house with both teams & the men helped us to load and cut old wood at the Hog pen when we were onloading we got done all but 1 load left and in the afternoon the Thresh Machine came and Billy & Roscoe went over & got him & John & we got the rye all out 67 bu and part of the oats and it is a nice day only cool.”

            Sun. Sept. 1: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Marion, Marjory & Aunt Kate went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Aunt Kate went with them & stayed at home and Georgia & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a cloudy day and began raining about noon & rained quite a lot and it is a cool day we are having a cold spell. corn is not ripening very fast.”

            Mon. Sept. 2: “ In the forenoon Jim Allen came over & finished threshing what oats was here in the barn & then went over to the Kinney place & threshed what was in the stack Billy & John came over & helped us and we got done about 10 o’clock we had 67 bu of rye & 156 bu of oats and we brought the oats over & the straw & put it up in the Horse barn and in the afternoon the men cut brush over on the Kinney place and I went with the old team up on the hill & dragged at the rye ground & Roscoe finished plowing for rye & then went over to Bruces & on down to West Hebron

and it is a pretty cloudy day & warmer.”

            Tues. Sept. 3: “ In the forenoon Mike, Jim & I went over & helped Billy to thresh and I came home at noon and Roscoe & I took the team & some posts & went over on the Kinney place & fixed some fence along the orchard & picked up some apples to boil & brought them over & the grass was wet as rain and the men got home early & we hitched up prince & drove him single on the cart & he went good and it is wet & nasty no mistake.”

            Wed. Sept. 4: “ In the morning Roscoe took a calf up to Belcher and the men went at cutting the lower limbs of the maples down the road & I chored around and then Roscoe took me out to Fort Edward I took the cars for Albany & then took them for Syracuse to attend the Progressive Party Convention or Bull Moose and the Men worked at the trees all day I guess and we got in Syracuse about 8 o’clock and it is a nice warm day.”

            Thur. Sept. 5: “ I was with Henry Madison & Mr. Nickolson & Mr. Winegar of Fort Ann & W. Hebron we attended the Convention in the forenoon & at night & we had a big Thunder Shower at night We  put up at the Jefferson Hotel & Roscoe dragged the rest of the rye ground & Mr. Beattie sowed the rye & Roscoe dragged it in the men trimmed at the trees I guess & chored around.”

            Fri. Sept. 6: “ In the morning Mr. Winegar took the 8.30 train for Albany & got in Albany about 1.30 & had to wait till 4.45 & then took the train for Fort Edward & got up there about dark & I found Roscoe & we got home about 9 o’clock and it is a warm day the men cut some brush & patched up the stone wall over back. Warmer.”

            Sat. Sept. 7: “ In the forenoon we took both teams over to the Kinney place & drawed the stone of the field below the house and in the afternoon I rolled the rye up on top of the hill & Roscoe boiled a kettle of feed and took his Mother down to Argyle & she bought a book case & a bed & Mattress etc. & the men spread manure & burned brush over on the Kinney place and it is a pleasant day & Hot weather good corn weather but I am afraid Potatoes will rot.”

            Sun. Sept. 8: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Marion & Hazel went to church (and Aunt Kate went home with them and stayed) and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and and they stayed for Sunday school and it is a very warm & pleasant day Hot as summer & Georgia & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters.”

            Mon. Sept. 9: “ In the forenoon the men went over and patched up some stone wall around the big field and Roscoe & I went up to the back fallow and cut some chestnut for posts & brought down a load & left it along the road for fence posts below the house and in the afternoon Roscoe & I went over on the Kinney place & picked a few apples and the men burned the burdocks up in the orchard & then picked up some apples & I trimmed some brush or wood out of the brush and Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & got some wire fence and it is a nice pleasant day Hot too.”

            Tues. Sept. 10: “ In the forenoon We all went at the fence down the road along the maples Jim & Roscoe drawed up the limbs & old fence and Mike & I tore down the old fence & then we sat the posts and in the afternoon We all burned the brush or limbs that was trimed from the maples and then we put up & stretched the wire fence and then we picked a few apples Maden 12 bush. It is a Hot day good corn weather.”

            Wed. Sept. 11: “ In the forenoon the men & I went up in the back fallow & cut some small trees and we cut them clean as we went and it came on rain about 11 o’clock & Roscoe drove prince the colt single some place and in the afternoon the men cleaned out apples barrels & Roscoe & I chored around and it is a cloudy day & a nice rain Roscoe went over & got Aunt Kate she is going to help Georgia till Mrs. Gilchrist comes.”

            Thur. Sept. 12: “ In the morning Roscoe & I took 4 bbls & 4 bags of apples out to the Fort & on up to Hudson Falls and we had hard work to get read of them at all and we brought home 2 bags of them & we got 600 # of cement and did’nt get home till about night and the men spread manure & cut some brush on the Kinney place and it is a nice pleasant day cool riding too. We drove Prince & Mollie & we traded horses Roscoe owns Prince now. At night Roscoe & Ruby went over to the church to the young peoples meeting.”

            Fri. Sept. 13: “ In the forenoon the men & I cut small trees up in the back fallow & trimmed them up & made wood out of them and Roscoe drove his colt some place single & chored around and in the afternoon Roscoe & Mike picked Fall apples down in the meadow below the road & Jim & I went over on the Kinney place & put up 10 rod of wire fence along the road & old orchard & cleaned out the old rubbish & cut the small trees & sumacks. and it is a nice pleasant day & hot & smokey. At night Roscoe & Ruby went over the church to a social.”

            Sat. Sept. 14: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I picked some Fall apples down in the orchard below the road Pound sweets & blush & we put up & packed 12 barrels and in the afternoon we took them down to Salem & shipped them to Philadelphia and we got a new road wagon for Roscoe and brought it home and the men spread manure all day over on the Kinney place and it is a nice warm day but very cloudy & smokey too.”

            Sun. Sept. 15: “ There was no service at our church but Ruby & Roscoe went down to West Hebron to the U. P. church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McMunn and they came home at intermission and Roscoe drove his colt & the new wagon and the rest of us stayed at home and kept house. After dinner Ruby & Marjory took Aunt Kate up home awhile and it is a warm & cloudy day. At night we had a big Thunder Shower the worst of the season Thunder & Lightening was fierce.”

            Mon. Sept. 16: “ In the forenoon the men & I cut small trees up in the back fallow and got nearly done and Roscoe went down to West Hebron & on around by Doc Kinneys & got a jar of butter and in the afternoon the men finished spreading manure over on the Kinney place and then went up & finished cutting the small trees up in the back fallow and Roscoe & I began picking winter apples Greenings and it is a windy day. & cool but cleared off nice a big rain last night Water is high now.”

            Tues. Sept. 17: “ In the forenoon we all went over on the Kinney place & picked apples & slow work too we brought over 10 bbls and in the afternoon we went up on top of the hill back of the barn & began digging potatoes and they are green & pretty good too. Enormous and it is a nice day some warmer.”

            Wed. Sept. 18: “ In the forenoon we picked apples over on the Kinney place & we got them in the orchard above the road & Roscoe drove his colt down to West Hebron and in the afternoon the men & I dug potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn & we didn’t get a full load Knoxalls and Roscoe took the old team over to Bruces & got them shawd and then brought the wagon up on the hill and at night He & Ruby drove his colt down to West Hebron to a Bill Moore Rally. and it rained some & is a cloudy day but warm.”

            Thur. Sept. 19: “ It rained all day about and we chored around and cleaned up the barn floor & put the roller back in the linter and cleaned out the Horse barn floor and then we dug out some dirt under the big barn and we are talking of putting in a cement cow stable and we had a big rain shower after showers water running everwhere nearly. Potatoes are green & I am afraid of them rotten the Giants are dying fast now or look so.”

            Fri. Sept. 20: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron and got it back home and the men & I dug potatoes up on top of the hill and Roscoe brought up the wagon and helped us to pick them up and in the afternoon the men went at cutting corn cross from the barn and Roscoe & I went over to the Kinney place & picked apples in the lower orchard and it is a nice pleasant day cleared off warm after the big rain John C. the baby is not feeling very well to-day.”

            Sat. Sept. 21: “ In the forenoon we dug potatoes  up on top of the hill back of the barn the men & I and Roscoe took Aunt Kate up home and drove his colt and when he came back he brought the wagon up on top of the hill & helped us to pick them up and in the afternoon Roscoe & I picked apples or I did & he washed his wagon & chored around and I picked the rest of the Pound sweets below the house and went at picking the greenings in the old orchard and the men cut corn in the field cross from the barn or pretend too and it is a nice pleasant day some cloudy before night a little Mrs. Gilchrist came here to work. John C. the baby is not much better. At night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron.”

            Sun. Sept. 22: “ There was no preaching at our church and we did’nt attend any other church services so all stayed at home and kept house & the youngsters awhile before night Roscoe took the washing up to Aunt Kates and left it and it is a pretty cloudy day but didn’t rain.”

            Mon. Sept. 23: “ In the forenoon we all dug potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn and took 2 wagons to bring them down they were pretty good once in a while a rotten one the tops are green yet or about ½ dead the skin is soft & they peel and in the afternoon the men cut corn cross from the barn and Roscoe & I helped them awhile & then went at picking apples and it is a cloudy day & rained a little at noon & before night so we quit and it is warm.”

            Tues. Sept. 24: “ In the forenoon Roscoe drove his colt down to Argyle and the men & I dug potatoes up on top of the hill & Roscoe brought up the wagon & helped us to pick them up and in the afternoon the men cut corn cross from the barn & Roscoe & I helped them awhile & then we picked apples we got about 10 bbls. & it is a cloudy day. & warm but not hot.  John C’s mouth is no better.”

            Wed. Sept. 25: “ In the forenoon Georgia was sick and gave birth to a little daughter and Dr. Madison was here it was born about 9 o’clock & Roscoe went up & got Mary & took her home before night & went over & got Eliza to come over & help while Georgia was sick she is getting along nicely. John C’s mouth is no better & cries a lot the men cut corn all day in the field cross from the barn and in the afternoon I picked apples and it is a cloudy day & rained some but cleared off at night warm too.”

            Thur. Sept. 26: “ In the forenoon we all dug potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn and we got a load & put some in a pile and in the afternoon the men cut corn and Roscoe & I picked apples and it is a nice pleasant day warm at night Roscoe & Ruby went over to the young peoples meeting at the church.  John C is some better. Georgia and the babe are getting nicely.”

            Fri. Sept. 27: “ In the forenoon we all dug potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn and it rained part of the time too and in the afternoon it cleared off & the men cut corn & Roscoe & I picked apples and it is a nice warm day the folks are doing well.”

            Sat. Sept. 28: “ In the forenoon we all dug potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn and in the afternoon the men cut corn in the field cross from the barn and Roscoe & I picked apples in the old orchard & got 11 barrels and it is a nice pleasant day warm but not hot and at night Roscoe drove down to West Hebron and I drove down to Argyle.”

            Sun. Sept. 29: “ Ruby & Roscoe went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. Calhoun of Argyle and as it was rainy they did’nt have any Sunday school they drove the colt and the rest of us stayed at home and kept the youngsters the babe & Georgia are doing very well and after dinner Roscoe took the washing up to Aunt Kates and Ruby took Eliza over home a while and it is a rainy day rained nearly all day cool rain too it looked some like clearing off at night.”

            Mon. Sept. 30: “ In the forenoon We all cut corn over on the kinney place below the road and in the afternoon the men dug potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn & Roscoe & I picked apples and it is a nice pleasant day clear Georgia and the babe are getting along very well.”

            Tues. Oct. 1: “ In the forenoon we all cut corn over on the Kinney place and it came on rain about 10 o’clock & drove us to the house and in the afternoon the men dug potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn & Roscoe & I picked apples up in the old orchard and it was we & cold too. We had 2 Thunder showers the heavest part went around and it haled or snowed & was cold & windy a cold night & wet too. Georgia & the babe are doing nicely.”

            Wed. Oct. 2: “ In the forenoon we all went over on the Kinney place and cut the rest of the corn and then came over & cut the rest of the corn in the field cross from the barn and in the afternoon Roscoe & I picked apples and the men cut corn down below the barn in the orchard & we helped them to finish it all done now cutting corn at night Johnnie & Mary came down & Johnnie & I went down to Argyle to a Rally by the Progressive party and it is a cool & windy day.”
            Thur. Oct. 3: “ In the forenoon we all dug potatoes up on top of the Hill back of the barn and in the afternoon Roscoe & I picked apples in the old orchard & the men dug potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn and Roscoe took the wagon up & helped them to pick them up and at night he & Ruby went over to the young peoples meeting at the church and it is a nice pleasant day warmer to-day & Georgia & the babe are getting along nicely.”

            Fri. Oct. 4: “ In the forenoon the men & I dug potatoes up on top of the hill back of the barn and Roscoe took his colt over to Bruces to get shawed & then he brought up the wagon and in the afternoon Roscoe & the men finished digging  drawed them all down   there was a pile up there & they picked up some apples up in the orchard of the ground & I picked from the trees & am most done up there and at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to a dance and it is a nice pleasant day some warmer.”

            Sat. Oct. 5: “ In the forenoon we all began digging potatoes over in the back meadow and they are a fair crop and in the afternoon Roscoe & I picked a few apples up in the old orchard we finished up there & then went over to the Kinney place & the youngsters went with us and helped to pick the apples of the ground in the lower orchard so we could turn the cows in & I picked a few from the trees. We are leaving the Spys & Ben Davis for a while on the trees and the men dug potatoes over in the back meadow & Roscoe & the youngsters went over & helped to pick them up & I fixed some fence along the orchard & it is a nice pleasant day clear & warm too.”

            Sun. Oct. 6: “ 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 & kept the youngsters and Georgia & the babe are doing well and it is a nice pleasant day warm as summer.”

            Mon. Oct. 7: “ We all dug potatoes over in the back meadow all day & got 3 loads not very big ones and it is a nice day some cloudy and rained a little & got colder shower went south and I am about sick at night and the potatoes are pretty good & the children helps us to pick them up.”

            Tues. Oct. 8: “ In the morning Roscoe took the team & double wagon over to Bruces & got the brake fixed & Nell shawd and then came over to the Potato field & got a load of potatoes the men & I dug & I was about sick but was better in the afternoon we all worked at the potatoes & got 3 small loads and the children helped us to pick them up and it is a nice pleasant day cooler but clear.”

            Wed. Oct. 9: “ We all dug potatoes over in the back meadow & the children picked up most of them and we got 3 jags and it is a windy day some cloudy and at night it rained some and we dug Giants all day and they are a nice crop once in a while a rotten one.”

            Thur. Oct. 10: “ In the morning Roscoe drove down to Argyle & done some trading and got some money from the Bank and he brought the wagon over to the meadow for potatoes & we dug potatoes all day & in the afternoon the children helped to or picked them for us and it is a nice day.”

            Fri. Oct. 11: “ It rained all forenoon & part of the afternoon but not very hard we did,nt dig any potatoes to wet the men finished digging out under the barn for the new cow stable & I chored around made a place for the young pigs & troughs and Roscoe & I went over to Billys & got 890 # Buckwheat and it is a warm rain.”

            Sat. Oct. 12: “ We all dug potatoes all day over in the big Meadow all day & the children Marion, Hazel & Harold picked most of them and we took over both teams & both wagons and got 4 loads & made a pile out in the field & we finished the Giants & got one load of the Prides they are green tops yet and it is a hot day some cloudy at night it rained some and a Thunder shower went South.”

            Sun. Oct. 13: “ Ruby, Hazel, Harold, Roscoe & Marion went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they drove 2 rigs and stayed for Sunday school and Aunt Kate came home with them and Roscoe took Eliza over home and after dinner Johnnie & Mary came down awhile and it is a nice pleasant day but some cooler.”

            Mon. Oct. 14: “ We all dug potatoes over in the back meadow and the children helped us to pick them up and we got 3 loads and left a few out in the field and it is a nice pleasant day”

            Tues. Oct. 15: “ In the morning we went up & got the sheep down and Roscoe took 6 Lambs & 1 calf down to East Greenwich & then went on down to Greenwich & got a new Arch Kettle 4 bbl and he got back in time to draw in a load of potatoes & the men & I dug potatoes all day put on a load & put the rest in piles and it is a nice day only it got colder a Thunder shower went north & it got windy & cold very cold & rough at night”

            Wed. Oct. 16: “ We all dug potatoes over in the back meadow & we got in 4 loads & took 1 load out of piles and it is a nice pleasant day quite a frost or crust in the morning the Freeze killed the vines this time and it is pleasant & the children helped us to pick them up.”

            Thur. Oct. 17: “ We all dug potatoes over in the back meadow and we got all done but Roscoes in the corner we got in 4 loads and took 1 load out of the piles and the children helped us to pick them up and it is a nice pleasant day warmer & beautiful weather for our work.  At night Roscoe & Ruby went over to the young peoples meeting at our church.”

            Fri. Oct. 18: “ We all dug potatoes over in the back meadow and we got them all dug & drawed over to the house. 4 loads & we had to take the milk wagon over to get some that was left they were a fine crop over back & seem to be sound for now any way and at  night we drawed in a small load of corn and Roscoe & Ruby went away to a party and it is a fine day. The children picked them all to day behind us.”

            Sat. Oct. 19: “ In the morning when I got up it was raining we were disappointed we intended to go up to help Johnnie to-day. In the forenoon we sat the Arch Kettle and then the men went at digging & shoveling out dirt in the new cow stable and I husked some corn & Roscoe to Mollie over to Bruces to get shawd and in the afternoon Roscoe & I went over to Billys & got 15 young pigs at 1.50 each & it cleared off & when we came back Mike & I went at picking apples & Roscoe & Jim drawed the pumpkins and it cleared of warm but wind got in the West at night & was cooler. At night Ruby took Eliza home for good & Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Sun. Oct. 20: “ Ruby & Roscoe went to church and it was Sacrament Sabbath and they heard a sermon by Mr. Willard McEachron and the rest of us stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day and warm too.”

            Mon. Oct. 21: “ In the morning the men & I went up to Johnnies & helped him to dig potatoes and Roscoe stayed at home and took a grist down to West Hebron and chored around and picked some apples and it is a nice pleasant day warm and a good day to dig we came home at night.”

            Tues. Oct. 22: “ In the morning after we done the chores the men & I  went up to Johnnies & helped him to dig potatoes all day & Roscoe stayed at home & done the chores & picked some apples Ben Davis and we came home at night and it is a nice pleasant day warm for the time of year.”

            Wed. Oct. 23: “ In the morning the men & I went up to Johnnies to dig but it came on rain & we came back home and the men dug out the rest of the dirt in the cow stable and we sorted a load of potatoes they are rottening quite bad what we dug early black rot and it is a rainy day rained all day.”

            Thur. Oct. 24: “ In the morning the men & I went up to Johnnies & helped him to dig potatoes & it came on rain at noon so we came home & Roscoe got all the Ben Davis apples picked & we onloaded the apples loaded up a load of potatoes & it is a cloudy day & rained a lot. a wet time at night Roscoe & Ruby went over to the church to the young peoples meeting.”

            Fri. Oct. 25: “ In the morning the men went up to Johnnies & helped him to dig potatoes & got about done & Roscoe & I went over to the Kinney place & picked some apples & picked what was on the ground in our orchard below the road & in the afternoon we drawed some gravel from the Kinney place to our barn yard and it is a cloudy day rained some but warm.”

            Sat. Oct. 26: “ In the morning we drawed some stone over to the stable from the Kinney place & husked some corn & scraped up some manure and Roscoe started with a load of potatoes about 10.30 o’clock to Hudson Falls 54 bu @ 50’ to Geo. Orr he brought home 600 # of cement and got home after dark awhile I braided up some corn at night and in the afternoon the men & I went over to Billys & helped him to dig potatoes & it partly faired off but keeps cloudy & don’t dry up any some cooler. I sold part of our apples.”

            Sun. Oct. 27: “ Ruby, Roscoe, Harold, James & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in the 1st chapter of Collassians and we stayed for Sunday school and the rest stayed at home with the youngsters and it was clear in the morning but it soon got cloudy and is colder & looks like snow”

            Mon. Oct. 28: “ In the morning the men & I went over to Billys & helped him to dig potatoes & pick apples and Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron and chored around husked some corn for the pigs and it is a nice pleasant day only colder some windy.”

            Tues. Oct. 29: “ In the morning Johnnie came down and we all helped him to put in the cement cow stable drawed stone & gravel and we got it done and Mike & I drawed the corn out of the meadow into the barn and it is a nice day.  Mr. Cuthbert & Griffin & Rob Smith came here to pack apples they got 45 bbls.”

            Wed. Oct. 30: “ In the morning we all loaded up a load of potatoes Giants and Roscoe took them down to Salem 51 bu. at 50’ and in the forenoon we scraped the dirt that was thrown out of the cow stable on to the lower end of the barn yard and in the afternoon we went up back to pull some chicary but gave it up & then down in the corn field & husked some corn & got some seed and it is a nice day the boys loaded up 2 load of apples at night.”

            Thur. Oct. 31: “ Roscoe & Jim each took a load of apples out to Fort Edward & left them in the Freight Depot and in the forenoon Mike & I husked some corn in the field cross from the barn and got some seed and in the afternoon Mr. Cuthbert & Griffin came to put up apples & Mike & I helped them and it is a nice pleasant day at night Roscoe & Ruby went over to the church to a social.  The Cheese Factory closed. We cut some old wood at the Hog pen.”

            Fri. Nov. 1: “ In the morning we all loaded up 2 loads of apples and Roscoe & Jim took them out to Fort Edward and they had to take the 2 loads they put into the Freight Depot & put them in the car and Mike & I husked corn all day about in the barn and it began raining about noon & rained nearly all afternoon and it quit at night Georgia took Ruby part way in the morning & went after her at night with Roscoes colt.”

            Sat. Nov. 2: “ In the morning we all loaded up 2 load of potatoes Giants and Roscoe & Jim took them down to Salem 102 bu @ 50’ per bu. and Mike & I sorted & packed apples and we got 25 bbls & nearly all headed and it is a cold raw & windy day getting colder all day. freezing at night we put on a kettle of feed and boiled it for the hogs.”

            Sun. Nov. 3: “ Roscoe & Ruby went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was 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 nice pleasant day only cold freezing all day in the shade. pretty cold all at once.”

            Mon. Nov. 4: “ In the morning we all loaded up a load of potatoes and Roscoe took them down to Salem Giants and Jim helped him up the hill & Mike & I cleaned out the barn floor and then we all drawed in corn from the field cross from the barn & we got it nearly all in but 2 loads & some stalks and it is a nice pleasant day and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & Ruby came home with him a Political rally.”

            Tues. Nov. 5: “ In the morning we all loaded up 2 load of potatoes Giants and Roscoe & Jim took them down to Salem and Mike put on a kettle of feed & husked corn till noon and I went down to Argyle and voted straight Progressive and in the afternoon Mike & I put up apples and it is a nice day clear & warm too. Later every thing went Democratic. At night we loaded up both loads of potatoes.”

            Wed. Nov. 6: “ Roscoe & Jim each took a load of potatoes down to Salem Giants and Mike & I put up apples all day & when the boys got home we loaded up one load of potatoes & 1 load of apples and it is a nice day looks some like rain at night.”

            Thur. Nov. 7: “ In the forenoon the men & I husked corn in the barn & in the afternoon I Paid the men and let them go for good and it rained a lot a big rain water running every where and Roscoe carried Ruby down to school & went after her a warm rain too. we backed the load of apples in the barn cellar & put the Canvass over the Potatoes.”

            Fri. Nov. 8: “ In the morning Roscoe & I took the apples & potatoes down to Salem and it is hard going & did’nt get home till most night we got one load of apples loaded & at night Roscoe & Ruby went to a party at West Hebron & I put on a kettle of feed & chored around it cleared of partly some cooler.”

            Sat. Nov. 9: “ In the morning we loaded up the other load of apples and we took both loads down to Salem 35 bbls & when we got home we put up 11 more barrels of apples and it is a cloudy day but cleared off cooler very muddy and hard going.”

            Sun. Nov. 10: “ Roscoe & Ruby went to church and they heard a sermon by a Stranger He talked about breaking the Sabbath day and they stayed for sunday school and the rest of us stayed at home and kept the youngsters and at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to hear the same man talk and it is a nice day pleasant but some colder.”

            Mon. Nov. 11: “ In the morning Roscoe took the load of apples down to Salem and I took Maud down & helped him up the hill and I sorted most a load of apples and chored around and went out in the field & got the husked corn and it is a cool windy day.”

            Tues. Nov. 12: “ In the morning we went at drawing in the corn from the field below the road on the Kinney place and we got it all in 8 load we put 3 load down in the lower barn and it was’nt very dry but we put it in and it is a cloudy day & got colder at night.”

            Wed. Nov. 13: “ In the morning Georgia, James & I & Roscoe & Ruby went out to the Fort on a trading tour and it rained early & in the afternoon a nasty & cloudy day and Mrs. Gilchrist stayed at home with the babe & little ones and it is a warm rain.”

            Thur. Nov. 14: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cemented some over in the stable & put up the stanchions for the cattle & in the afternoon we worked at it & Roscoe took Mrs. Gilchrist down to Mrs. Barkleys & I husked some corn & it is a cloudy day and rained some too a very nasty time.”

            Fri. Nov. 15: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I worked at the new cow stable and chored around & in the afternoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron and I husked corn and it is a nasty & muddy time.”

            Sat. Nov. 16: “ In the forenoon we hung the door on the cow stable and chored around and in the afternoon we husked corn and chored around and it is a cloudy & cold raw windy day frooze pretty hard last night.”

            Sun. Nov. 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 cool raw & windy day it frooze quite hard last night but was warmer and looks like a storm at night perhaps snow.”

            Mon. Nov. 18: “ In the morning Roscoe went up & got Theodore Gilchrists Spring Wagon & we loaded up a load of apples & he took them over to Eben Browns & I helped  Georgia to Wash & churn and then chored around husked some and at night Roscoe & I sorted most a load of apples and it is a nice day. after Roscoe got home we drawed in the rest of the corn & stalks all in now.”

            Tues. Nov. 19: “ In the morning we finished sorting the load of apples & Roscoe took them out to Fort Edward 74 bbls at 1.50 to Gauley and I chored around sorted some potatoes and got ready for butchering and it is a nice pleasant day.”

            Wed. Nov. 20: “ In the morning Mr. Beattie & Will McNeil came over & we killed 7 of the shoats and after that Roscoe & I sorted a few apples & husked some corn and it is a beautiful day at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to a dance.”

            Thur. Nov. 21: “ In the morning we loaded the pork & 4 bbls of apples I left the apples at Fort Edward & took the pork to the Falls 1266 # @ $11 a cwt and Roscoe chored around but went down to Salem & got 100 bu of oats & brought them all part way home he left 50 bu at Joe Crosier & got the rest home and Hazel was sick and it is a nice pleasant day clear.”

            Fri. Nov. 22: “ In the morning Roscoe took Theodores Wagon home & went on down to Joe Crosiers & got the rest of the oats & when he got back we cleaned out the oat bin & put the new oats in it and chored around & put the pigs over in the pen & I husked some corn and in the afternoon Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got his colt shawd & at night he & Ruby went to a party up to Joe Reids and it is a peach of a day fine weather now.”

            Sat. Nov. 23: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I husked corn down in the lower barn & brought it up & put in it in the corn House and in the afternoon we drawed 2 load of pole wood from up along the fallow fence & then loaded up a load of potatoes in the barn cellar and it is a nice day clear & warm we are having beautiful weather.”

            Sun. Nov. 24: “ 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 kept the youngsters and it is a cloudy day and a very windy day. a North East wind getting colder I guess.”

            Mon. Nov. 25: “ In the morning the ground was white and still snowing but it came on the unfrozen ground so melted a lot of it away and we chored around helped to wash & husked some corn & boiled a kettle of feed & Roscoe took Mollie over to Bruces & got her shawd and it snowed now & then all day but melted away partly a nasty day no mistake some cooler at night but not freezing very much.”

            Tues. Nov. 26: “ In the morning I helped to do part of the chores & then started with a load of potatoes to Glens Falls 53 bu @ 60’ per bu and it is muddy & hard going but not very cold did’nt freeze much and Roscoe chored around at one thing & another and I got home about dark. It is a cloudy day but did’nt storm any or clear off either one.”

            Wed. Nov. 27: “ In the forenoon I husked some corn in the barn and Roscoe helped some and in the afternoon we husked some corn & chored around & the snow makes it look like winter it don’t seem to thaw away very fast. at night Roscoe & Ruby went away to a party down to or below Cossayuna a cool & windy day.”

            Thur. Nov. 28: “ In the morning after we got the chores done Will McNeil & Mr. Beattie came over & we butchered the rest of our pigs 8 of them & we had a late dinner & after that we boiled a kettle of feed and chored around and it is a rather cloudy & cool day. the snow don’t melt away very fast.”

            Fri. Nov. 29: “ In the morning I helped to do part of the chores & then we loaded up the pork and I took it out to Glens Falls 1418 # @ 11’ per # & I got home about dark and Roscoe chored around and it is a cool day it frooze hard last night it is a pleasant day but quite cold the roads are getting pretty good frooze hard now.”

            Sat. Nov. 30: “ In the morning Roscoe & I loaded up a load of potatoes from the House cellar and I took them out to Fort Edward to Thebo and I got home about sun down and at night we sorted a load of potatoes & loaded them down in the barn cellar and it is a clear day but very windy the wind blew hard and the roads are very good now. In the forenoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron and got it back & in the afternoon he chored around.”

            Sun. Dec. 1: “ Roscoe, Harold and I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in the 34 Psalm the 4 verse I think and we stayed for sunday school and Georgia, Ruby & Marion stayed at home with the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day only cool   cold in the morning but some warmer at night looks some like a storm.”

            Mon. Dec. 2: “ In the morning I helped to do part of the chores and then I took the load of potatoes out to Glens Falls 52 bu @ 60’ per bu and it began raining before I got there & rained the rest of the day and it was a nasty time for the team & myself too. I got home before dark and Roscoe helped his Mother to wash & chored around it is a warm rain it quit after I got home awhile.”

            Tues. Dec. 3: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I husked corn over in the big barn and in the afternoon we drawed down 3 load of pole wood from up back in the fallow and then we loaded up a load of potatoes and it is a nice pleasant day only very muddy again. but keeps warm.”

            Wed. Dec. 4: “ In the morning I helped to do part of the chores & then I took a load of potatoes by the way of the Basin & a load drawed wicked frooze but not hard enough to hold up I got home about dark & Roscoe drawed down some pole wood from up back and chored around and it is a nice day.”

            Thur. Dec. 5: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I husked corn down in the lower barn and drawed it up in the wagon and in the afternoon Georgia, Marion & Hazel went down to West Hebron to get some dresses cut etc & Roscoe & Harold drawed down the rest of the pole wood from up in the woods and I stayed in the house with the little ones & then Roscoe came in the house & I went at sorting & loading up a load of potatoes & I finished it at night & Roscoe & Ruby went over to the church to the young peoples meeting and it is a nice pleasant day & warm.”

            Fri. Dec. 6: “ In the morning it was raining so we husked corn for awhile and after awhile it quit raining & cleared off & I took the load of potatoes out to the Fort 51 bu @ 60’ per bu to Bloucher and I did’nt start till most noon so did’nt get home till after dark & the roads were bad and Roscoe took a small grist & went up to our church to a meeting and it cleared off warm as summer out the wind got up about night & got colder.”

            Sat. Dec. 7: “ In the forenoon we drawed up the rails & old rubbish along the swamp where we put up wire fence and then put in the truck wagon in the barn & the wagon box in the cellar and put the bottom boards & other things in the cellar or under cover and then husked corn & in the afternoon we sorted some potatoes & husked some corn & chored around and it is a cool & windy day but not very cold rather cloudy & spit snow now & then.  at night Roscoe, Harold & I went up to John McKernons to look at some young cattle but did’nt buy.”

            Sun. Dec. 8: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Marjory, Hazel, Marion, Harold & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was the 8 verse of the 99th Psalm and we stayed for sunday school and Georgia stayed at home with the youngsters and it is a cloudy raw & windy day looks like snow the wind is blowing a perfect gale now after night.”

            Mon. Dec. 9: “ It was a cold & windy night it was frooze hard in the morning Billy came over to help Husk it was to cold but we husked awhile I helped Georgia to wash and Roscoe took a small grist down to West Hebron & took 2 horses over to Bruces to get shawd and after dinner we went over to Billys & got the old Boar Hog I bought of him & brought him over here and it is a cold day but some cloudy &  warmer at night.”

            Tues. Dec. 10: “ Billy came over & helped us to husk corn & we all husked corn down to the lower barn & we got all done husking down there & put it in the big wagon & drawed it up here & got a box most full & then Billy went home & Roscoe & I sorted a few potatoes and it is a nice pleasant day but windy wind is in the East.”

            Wed. Dec. 11: “ In the morning after we got the chores done Roscoe & Ruby went out to Fort Edward and Ruby got her pictures taken & Roscoe got a suit of clothes and I chored around and sorted some potatoes and put on a kettle of feed & boiled it & husked some corn & Mr. Beattie came over & he & I altered the boar hog and it is a nice day not very cold.”

            Thur. Dec. 12: “ In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Fort Edward and 51 bu at 60’ per bu and it is a cool raw day & Roscoe went down to West Hebron took a bag of corn and it is quite cold at night & we had a snow squall ground is nearly all white.”

            Fri. Dec. 13: “ In the morning Roscoe took Ruby down to school and got his picture & Horse & Wagon and I chored around husked some corn but it is cold and in the afternoon we husked some & cut up some old wood at the hog pen it is cloudy & looked like a storm & at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron and brought home Ruby and it is a cool day.”

            Sat. Dec. 14: “ We husked corn nearly all day and it is a little cold for it too but we got quite a lot husked and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron and the roads are good now it is a dark cloudy day looked like a storm nearly all day.”

            Sun. Dec. 15: “ 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 & it is a beautiful day for the time of year. roads are nice too.”

            Mon. Dec. 16: “ In the forenoon I husked corn and Roscoe helped his mother to Wash and in the afternoon We sorted some potatoes and husked some corn & we got a chance to sell a load of potatoes & at night I sorted some more potatoes and it is a dark & cloudy day but warmer it snowed a little in the morning but thawed away & cleared off at night & got colder.”

            Tues. Dec. 17: “ In the morning we got up early & done part of the chores and then loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Glens Falls 51 bu @ 60’ per bu and I got home before or about dark and it is a cloudy & cold day it frooze quite hard last night & the roads are good now and Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & chored around I sorted some potatoes at night it looks some like snow.”

            Wed. Dec. 18: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I husked some corn & sorted some potatoes and in the afternoon Roscoe went over to Roy Bruce’s Auction & bought the oat straw for me and I husked corn & sorted some potatoes & it is a cloudy & foggy day but warm & looked like rain but cleared off it is a warm & nice day.”

            Thur. Dec. 19: “ Roscoe & I husked corn all day nearly and Billy came over awhile in the morning & helped awhile and it is a nasty day rained a lot & got very muddy and turned to snow after dinner we put the cows in but it did’nt snow long cleared off cold at night & very windy.”

            Fri. Dec. 20: “ Roscoe & I husked corn nearly all day and after dinner Roscoe drove over to Roy Bruces & got his colt shawd & seen him about the oat straw & at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to the Farmers meeting and the roads are very rough it frooze hard enough to carry up some cold but good weather to husk in the barn”

            Sat. Dec. 21: “ Roscoe & I husked corn nearly all day in the big barn and it got cold before night but we kept at it and we are getting it pretty well out & very good corn too and we done the chores and it is a nice day only cool some cloudy and at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to find Santa Clause I guess. It got colder at night:”

            Sun. Dec. 22: “ Roscoe & Ruby went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school & the rest of us stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a cool day but pleasant cold last night.”

            Mon. Dec. 23: “ In the morning after we done the chores Georgia & I went out to Fort Edward & took 2 Horses & the Milk wagon and found Santa Claus & got a lot of things & Georgia went up to Hudson Falls & seen Jen and we got home a little after dark & Ruby & Roscoe stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it is a nice day some cool & nice roads some rough. at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to a Xmas tree.”

            Tues. Dec. 24: “ In the morning it began snowing & snowed all forenoon and we chored around husked some corn & in the afternoon we went over to Leroy Burces & got one load of Oat straw that we had bought and it is a cloudy day but cleared off at night cool too  it snowed a lot 2 inches.”

            Wed. Dec. 25: “ A Merry Christmas. In the morning when we got the chores done Roscoe & I went over to Bruces & got 2 loads of oat Straw & took Dan over & got him shawd & before noon we left Nell & in the afternoon we got the rest of the straw 1 load & got Mollie shawd and it is a beautiful day ground is covered with snow but not enough for sleighing We had a Xmas dinner for ourselves Goose we got of Mr. Beattie.”

            Thur. Dec. 26: “ In the morning I helped to do part of the chores & then Roscoe & I loaded up a load of potatoes & I took the load out to Glens Falls 52½ bu @ 60’ the load was Roscoe’s and it was cold when I got down to Argyle frosty but good wheeling frooze hard but icy in villages I got home about dark and at night Ruby & Roscoe went to the young peoples meeting. Roscoe chored around & took a grist down to West Hebron.”

            Fri. Dec. 27: “ It snowed nearly all day and we husked corn all day and we got almost done and Ruby went to school but the others did’nt we have 6 inches of snow I guess & enough to make sleighing some sleighs going to day at night it got colder and the wind is blowing hard and John C is nearly sick with a cold & James had the croup all night nearly.”

            Sat. Dec. 28: “ In the morning we got out the big sleighs & Roscoe went out to the Fort and got a load of feed 1 ton of Bran & 8 bags of Buckwheat midlings & I chored around & finished husking corn and before night I took the other team & Milk wagon & went down to Jesse Macks & got part of Roscoes load and in the afternoon Ruby, Marion & Hazel drove a cutter & Dan down to West Hebron and it thawed a little and it is cloudy & the sleighing is good on the main road & fair around here.”

            Sun. Dec. 29: “ Roscoe & Ruby 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 it is fine sleighing & after dinner Roscoe & Mother took a ride and it is a beautiful day it thawed some but not to hurt the sleighing.”

            Mon. Dec. 30: “ In the morning we got up early & loaded up a load of potatoes & Roscoe took the load out to Glens Falls he started before day light & it came on rain or snow soon after he went and it rained all day & came right along a bad day to be out he got home before dark 51 bu @ 60’ and I done the chores and sorted potatoes and it cleared off after dark & got some cooler.”

            Tues. Dec. 31: “ I chored around & stayed in the house and wrote some & in the afternoon Roscoe went down to Argyle and done some business for us at the Bank and paid the taxes for me and he went in a cutter & Ruby did also to school but poor sleighing it is whipped alright. & it is a Spring day and at night Ruby & Roscoe went to a party. We have come to the close of another year. It has been a prosperous year only we have had some sickness & bad luck.”

           

In front of diary:  “ Remembrancer    Name:  Harvey Williamson;  Residence: Argyle R.F.D.;  Telephone No.: 145-F.6 ; Business Address: Goose Island; Bank Book No.: 110; Size of Hat: 7; Size of Collars: 14; Shoes: 7; Size of Underwear: 36; In case of accident notify: Roscoe Williamson.”