Ages as of 1/1/1914: Harvey 51, Georgia 35, Ruby 17, Roscoe 16, Marion 12,

Hazel 8, Harold 7, Marjory 5, James 3, John C. 2, Mary E. (Busy) 1.

 

            Thur. Jan. 1: “ In the forenoon I went down to Argyle and got a load of oat straw and in the afternoon I went down & got another load all I can get for now and Roscoe chored around and it is a cold day but nice & pleasant and fine sleighing and a nice time to do team work.”

            Fri. Jan. 2: “ In the forenoon we chored around & put the rack on the Wagon & went down to the lower barn & got some old hay & corn stalks & brought them up & put the wagon & rack on the barn floor & put some wagons in the barn cellar & in the afternoon Roscoe took old Grey down to West Hebron & got her shawd and Georgia & Marjory went up to the Dress maker on Coot Hill and I sorted some potatoes & at night Roscoe took Ruby & Marion & I took Georgia & Hazel down to West Hebron to an Exhibition and it is a fine day & night too Mrs. Gilchrist kept the children.”

            Sat. Jan. 3: “ In the forenoon Roscoe went down to the Mill yard & got a load of saw dust near West Hebron I chored around & sorted some potatoes and in the afternoon I sorted some potatoes & put some in sacks and Hazel had a party Lants children & Lillian McFarland & Florence Pollock and they had a great time I guess. and it is a cloudy day not cold thawed a little at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron.”

            Sun. Jan. 4: “ We all but Mrs. Gilchrist & the babe went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in the 143 Psalm the 8-11 verses and we stayed for sunday school and we went in the bob sleighs and it is a cloudy day wind is in the north but not very cold and the sleighing over in Hebron is getting thin in places but nice around here.”

            Mon. Jan. 5: “ In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes & we found out the roads were drifted full after we got all ready to start so had to onload & put them back in the cellar & in the afternoon Roscoe went down to Argyle after a Mr. Graham that we bought the separator off he came & sat it up & stayed all night I had to shovel out some of the road up the road & I sorted some potatoes and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron and it was a very windy night & blowed nearly all day from the north & kept getting colder and drifted very bad in places. cold at night.”        

            Tues. Jan. 6: “ In the morning Roscoe took Mr. Graham out to Fort Edward he drove 2 horses on the cutter & went up to Mr. Taylors above the Fair grounds & bought a new tot. cutter and he got home a little after noon & I sorted some potatoes & in the afternoon Georgia & I went over to prayer meeting at our church and Roscoe chored around & at night he drove his new cutter to West Hebron I guess. & it is a nice pleasant day only a cold winters day sleighing is getting thin (over East of us) in places.”

            Wed. Jan. 7: “ In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes & Roscoe took the load out to Glens Falls 52 bu @ 85’ per bu to McIntosh’s and he had a good day but it looked bad in the morning and I sorted potatoes & chored around in the forenoon & in the afternoon Georgia & I went over to the church to prayer meeting & it is a cloudy day it snowed a little last night about one inch and at night it cleared of & got colder.”

            Thur. Jan. 8: “ Roscoe drawed ice from the Mud lake 6 loads 120 cakes & I packed it in a bin in the barn cellar and Rob Smith cut the ice Jim Lant drawed his ice too and it is a cloudy day warm & snowed a little enough to make it nasty and it is fine sleighing and at night Georgia, Marion, Hazel, Harold & I went to prayer meeting over to the church. Roscoe went down to West Hebron church.”

            Fri. Jan. 9: “ In the forenoon Roscoe went down & got a load of sawdust and I chored around & put up some boards to the ice bin & put in the sawdust and in the afternoon Georgia went down to West Hebron and got some teeth pulled & brought Ruby home & Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & got it ground & I chored around & it is a cloudy day & rained some before night . At night Roscoe & Ruby went over to the church to prayer meeting. thawed some to day.”

            Sat. Jan. 10: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went down along the swamp & cut or sawed & split some wood that was snaked down out of the woods and it was squally & windy and in the afternoon we chored around I sorted some potatoes & at night Roscoe went away and it cleared off & was cooler the sleighing is pretty good yet. In the afternoon Frank Day & his boy came along & Dehorned our young cattle.”

            Sun. Jan. 11: “ We all went to church but Mrs. Gilchrist she stopped at Frank Barkleys and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and we stayed for Sunday School and it is a nice pleasant day cooler at night Roscoe went to prayer meeting at West Hebron.”

            Mon. Jan. 12: “ In the morning Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to school and it was stormy & windy too. he got back after noon a little and it was a very windy and cold disagreeable day to be out the wind blew fierce and kept getting colder all day most zero at night I sorted some potatoes & had a fire in the cellar. It was a fearful night windy & getting colder all the while.”

            Tues. Jan. 13: “ It is fearful cold about the coldest I ever saw in our cow stable it frooze so I had hard work to clean out the cow stable I chored around & sorted some potatoes and kept a fire nearly all day in the cellar and it is pleasant but oh so cold and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron 8Ί below zero at night here. Winter weather now all right here.”

            Wed. Jan. 14: “ It was the coldest yet so cold that I stayed in the house. Billy came over & stayed nearly all day & and in the afternoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron and got it back & it is a pleasant day but cold I had to keep a fire or oil stove going nearly all day in the cellar & then frooze some potatoes.”

            Thur. Jan. 15: “ In the forenoon we went over on the Kinney place across the swamp & got a load of wood & it snowed quite hard so we gave it up & in the afternoon we went over & drawed cord wood over to the house and it is a nasty day cloudy & snowed too at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got Ruby & they went up to the church to the young peoples meeting.”

            Fri. Jan. 16: “ In the forenoon we went over on the Kinney place & drawed over the rest of the wood  1 load of Limbs & one of cord wood & that is all we have cut and in the afternoon I went down to Argyle & paid our taxes and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & brought home Ruby & Georgia & I went down to West Hebron to a dance at Everetts & stayed nearly all night it snowed in the night.”

            Sat. Jan. 17: “ In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes & Roscoe took them out to Glens Falls @ 80’ per bu. and it was a windy day it snowed about 2 inches last night & that snow piled up very bad in places Roscoe didn’t get home till 8 o’clock and I chored around & sorted some potatoes & cut some limbs at the door and it kept getting colder all day but more wind than cold.”

            Sun. Jan. 18: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Georgia, Marion, Hazel, Harold, Marjory, James & I went to church it was drifted bad in places so there was not much of a crowd to church & we stayed for Sunday school and Mrs. Gilchrist kept the babe & John C. at home & it is a nice pleasant day but cold in the shade at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to prayer meeting.”

            Mon. Jan. 19:” In the forenoon we shoveled & plowed out the roads and it was drifted bad in places and in the afternoon we chored around and it is a nice pleasant day only cold  I sold the Red Line Co. some potatoes @ 80’ they Telephoned out for some. & in the afternoon Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to school and he drove 2 horses on his cutter.”

            Tues. Jan. 20: “ In the morning after we done most of the chores we loaded up a load of potatoes & I took them out to Glens Falls 51 bu @ 80’ to the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. and it snowed & blowed part of the day it was a nasty day & got colder all day the roads were drifted bad in places coming home and I got home after dark awhile and Roscoe done the chores It snowed about 2 inches last night.”

            Wed. Jan. 21: “ It snowed about 4 inches more last night not very cold and Roscoe plowed out the road & Willie McFarland helped him and I chored around & in the afternoon I chored around & sorted some potatoes and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron and the wind got up about night & the snow flew in all directions drifting again and got colder too.”

            Thur. Jan. 22: “ In the forenoon Roscoe plowed out the roads & then he & I went over on the Kinney place & drawed over a load of Water and in the afternoon we chored around & sat around the house and it is a nice pleasant day only cool a good Winter’s day The Red Line Co want Potatoes they are all out.”

            Fri. Jan. 23: “ In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes and Roscoe took them out to Glens Falls 52 bu @ 80’ to the Red Line Co. and he got home about 7 o’clock & I sorted some potatoes & in the afternoon I drove down to West Hebron & got Ruby and it looks some like a storm again at night. It is a nice day cold in the morning but got warmer.”

            Sat. Jan. 24: “ In the morning we put the rack on the sleighs & loaded up a load of rye straw & Roscoe took it down to Salem and I took Maud down & helped him up the hill and it began raining shortly after he went & rained a little till about 11 o’clock & then came on & rained quite a little a nasty day but not cold he got home before night a little and Marion was sick all day. Dr. Stillman came up & seen her she was some better at night  we are having quite a thaw  at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & it rained right down.”

            Sun. Jan. 25: “ We had a snow storm last night it rained hard fore part of the night but got colder & turned to snow & snowed 3 or 4 inches & blowed & drifted and Roscoe & Ruby went to church & there wasn’t only a few there so they didn’t have no Sunday school and it is a pleasant day a little squally in the morning. It drifted bad in places I guess. Marion is feeling better to day. at night Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron & left her at Everetts.
            Mon. Jan. 26: “ In the morning Roscoe & I went at the roads & we got part of them shoveled & plowed out and it came on snow & snowed till afternoon awhile & Roscoe hitched up the team & plowed out the rest of the road and Walt Lant came over to Telephone & John Liddle did also and it is a cold & stormy day snow is light as feathers if the wind gets up it will pile up in great shape but it is calm yet.”

            Tues. Jan. 27: “ In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes. ‘Roscoe’s’ & he took them out to the Red Line Co. Glens Falls 51 bu @ 80’ and a load run nice day it got warmer & the South wind got up & settled the snow in great shape He got home before night a little or dark & I done the chores & sorted potatoes what time I had   at night it looked some like clearing off but didn’t get cold. At night Roscoe went down to West Hebron I guess”

            Wed. Jan. 28: “ In the morning after we done the chores We loaded up a load of rye straw & Roscoe took it down to Salem 1900 # @ 13 a ton and he got home before night awhile and it is a beautiful day warm & thawed quite a lot warm as spring and I went down the Hill with Roscoe & then chored around and smoked the shoulders and at night Roscoe went away some place.”

            Thur. Jan. 29: “ In the morning we loaded up a load or what rye Straw they was and Roscoe took the jag down to Salem 1040 # and I chored around and at night Roscoe went away and the rest of us all went over to Will McNeils and spent the Evening and it is a warm & soft day most to warm for the sleighing cloudy & looks like rain.”

            Fri. Jan. 30: “ It looked like a storm in the morning but cleared off & was windy and in the forenoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & got it ground and I chored around and in the afternoon Roscoe & I cut down to ash trees down along the road in the orchard we sawed them down & at night Roscoe, Marion, Harold, Georgia, Hazel & I went down to West Hebron to an Exhibition & Ruby came home and it is pretty fair sleighing.”     

            Sat. Jan. 31: “ It is a nasty day to be out rained & frooze as it came nearly all day there is a fearful crust of ice & slippery everywhere Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got a shoe put on his horse and I sat around the house & wrote some only when I was doing the chores. The sleighing keeps pretty good yet.”

            Sun. Feb. 1: “ There was no service at our church and there didn’t any of us go to any other church so all stayed at home & kept house and it is a windy & cool day it got colder in the night wind got in the West not very freezing cold yet terrible raw dangers to go out almost and the sleighing is very good yet  there is a coat of ice making a hard crust everywhere.”

            Mon. Feb. 2: “ In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes & Roscoe took them out to Glens Falls 52 bu @ 80’ per bu and I went down to Mach’s down the hills they were fearful ice & I came back & took Ruby down to school to West Hebron and Roscoe had hard luck the ring in the neck-yoke broke & let the tongue down going down the Woodcock hill near Richards & up set the load good thing the potatoes were in bags he had help to load up again and I chored around & sorted a nother load & Roscoe got home after dark awhile and the sleighing he says is good to Fort Edward but not so good up the hill & it is a nice pleasant day thawed some but fearful icy.”

            Tues. Feb. 3: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went down the road & cross cut or sawed some of the trees & it came on snow so we quit but went down again after it quit snowing and in the afternoon I cut some wood down there & Roscoe helped some & clipped one of the horses legs and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got Ruby & went to Edwin Gilchrists to a little party & Roscoe brought Ruby home and it is a warm night he took a wagon the sleighing is poor in places.”

            Wed. Feb. 4: “ In the morning Roscoe took Ruby down to school at West Hebron and I cut up the rest of the tops of these trees down the road and in the afternoon we went up in the back fallow & cut some chestnut trees into logs to make plank for the horse stable and it is a nice day pleasant & warm it thawed quite a lot and the sleighing is getting poor in places it acts more like spring than winter.”

            Thur. Feb. 5: “ In the forenoon after we done the chores Roscoe & I took the team & went up to the back fallow & snaked down the hill some chestnut logs & cut a nother tree & cut up some tops & in the afternoon we snaked down all we have cut & put them on skids or log way & brought down a load of limbs and it is a nice day but cool in the shade Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Fri. Feb. 6: “ Last night the West Hebron Hotel & Harness shop one house 2 barns & one shed burned up quite a blaze in the morning Roscoe & I cut or sawed down the soft maple tree on the hill below the house & Roscoe took his Mother up to Mrs. Sam K. Stewarts funeral & I kept the youngsters and when they came back we drawed up what wood we had cut down along the road and it is a nice day cool & looks like a storm at night & did snow. Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Sat. Feb. 7: “ It snowed last night & in the morning turned to rain & rained all forenoon & frooze as it came part of the time and it partly cleared off in the afternoon I sorted some potatoes and cut some limbs at the door into stove wood and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”        

            Sun. Feb. 8: “ The wind blew from the West a fearful gale in the night & 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 house and it is a windy & cold raw day.”

            Mon. Feb. 9:” In the forenoon Roscoe took Ruby down to school and I helped Georgia to Wash and in the afternoon we cut & sawed at the maple tree below the road and it is a nice day only cool. pretty hard going to do much business neither sleighing or wagoning to draw a load”

            Tues. Feb. 10: “ In the forenoon We cut up the rest of the maple below the road and split the most of it & in the afternoon we went up in the back fallow & cut up the tops of 2 chestnut trees & brought the wood down to the house & they drawed up one load of the maple and at night Georgia, Marion & Hazel went over to the church to a social & Roscoe went too alone & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters. it is a nice pleasant day. quite cold at night”

            Wed. Feb. 11: “ It was cold we didn’t do much In the morning Roscoe took the sleigh down to West Hebron to the shop to get new shoes put on & he was gone nearly all day & Frank Day and his boy came down & killed our beef the old cow & she was good beef too & at night I drawed or we did the beef & hide over & put it in the barn cellar and it is a cold day but pleasant or clear the air or wind is in the north yet. & a bitter cold night.”

            Thur. Feb. 12: “ In the morning Billy came over & stayed all day about & we didn’t do much but set around the house in the afternoon Roscoe took the ½ beef & hide up to Frank Days he took the big sleigh and it is a cold day but clear at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Fri. Feb. 13: “ In the morning we onloaded the sawdust that was in the Double wagon & Roscoe took the wagon & went down to Salem & got 50 bu of Oats and I chored around and cut up a tree down in the meadow & cut up what limbs was at the door and it is a nice day only cold.  and at night it was some warmer & looked like a storm. at night Roscoe went to a party & brought Ruby home with him.”

            Sat. Feb. 14: “ It began snowing last night before midnight& never let up till about 4 o’clock & it blowed & snowed a fearful gale a young blizzard. it snowed & blowed the roads are full drifts 10 feet deep in places it was a fearful day to be out  business is at a stand still everywhere. but it let up about night & cleared off before bed time. It kept getting colder all day.”

            Sun. Feb. 15: “ We worked nearly all day at shoveling snow & breaking out roads and we got our beat all broke out passable for any rig and Edwin Gilchrist & his man & Rob McFarland and his boys helped us awhile & it is a nice pleasant day but cold & getting colder at night   I think I never worked all day or a Sunday before it must of snowed nearly 18 inches on the level the wind blew nearly all night it was drifted bad the worst of any time this winter.”

            Mon. Feb. 16: “ In the morning Roscoe took Ruby down to school at West Hebron and I chored around & sat around the house. Most everybody was shoveling out the roads but us we done that job yesterday and it is a cloudy day & snowed a little all day but it was to cold to accumulate much.”

            Tues. Feb. 17: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron and had to leave it & I sat around the house & done the chores and it is a clear & cold day it is Winter in earnest the roads are not getting beat out very fast at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron”

            Wed. Feb. 18: “ In the forenoon we chored around & sat around the house & didn’t do much it is to cold for to do much & the snow is to deep. In the afternoon Roscoe took the team & went down to West Hebron & got the grist & Doc. Kinney came up & we had a visit and it is some warmer to day In the morning we had a fog & the trees were a nice sight all covered with a frost.”

            Thur. Feb. 19: “ I intended to take a load of potatoes out to Glens Falls but it stormed so I didn’t I chored around & sorted some potatoes & sat around the house it snowed nearly all day but didn’t amount to much   Roscoe mended a horse blanket and at night went down to West Hebron & got Ruby and went up to church to the young peoples meeting it is warmer but a cloudy day cooler at night again.”

            Fri. Feb. 20: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I drove over the road & shoveled out the snow Rob & the boys helped about ½ Hour and in the afternoon Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got Ruby & I sat around the house and it is a cold raw & windy day the snow is blowing and drifting all day they had an awful time on the plank road & had to give it up so one of the men telephoned to me. cold winter weather.”

            Sat. Feb. 21: “ Roscoe & I worked at shoveling snow & clearing out the road nearly all day and we got the roads out in good shape again   Rob’s boys helped about 1½ hours we had to shovel the most of any time yet it was frooze so hard we had to shovel the snow nearly out of the road before we could drive through. at night Roscoe drove down to West Hebron and it is a nice pleasant day no wind to day but cold in the shade.”

            Sun. Feb. 22: “ It stormed & blowed from the South & East and drifted too so we didn’t any of us go to church all stayed at home & after dinner Roscoe took the team & plowed out the roads and it quit snowing before night a little and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to Prayer meeting and it got colder at night & cleared of before bed time.”

            Mon. Feb. 23: “ It is cold again and in the forenoon Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to school and I helped Georgia to Wash and in the afternoon we didn’t do much but set around the house and it is a cold but pleasant day.”

            Tues. Feb. 24: “ It was so cold & windy we didn’t do much but the chores & set around the house we put a fire in the cellar & burned 5 big chunks of wood & heat the cellar up in good shape it is a cold raw day wind in the north at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron. In the forenoon Roscoe plowed out the road awhile & he did like wise in the afternoon It blowed in all day some”

            Wed. Feb. 25: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went up to the back fallow & put on a load of logs and I took them down to the saw mill at Argyle and after dinner we went up & put on a nother load of logs & Roscoe took them down to Argyle to the saw mill and I chored around & it is a nice pleasant day but cold fearful cold in the morning about the coldest yet 35Ί below zero at Argyle it seems to be some warmer at night.”

            Thur. Feb. 26: “ In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes and Roscoe took them out to Glens Falls 52 bu @ 80’ to the Red Line Fruit Co and he got home after night awhile and he found pretty good going the roads are hard between Argyle & Fort Edward a lot of pitch holes and I put up some potatoes in sacks & when Roscoe got home we put up a nother load in sacks and it is a nice pleasant day warmer but it don’t thaw any. Mrs. Gilchrist came back here to day”

            Fri. Feb. 27: “ In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes & Roscoe took the load out to Glens Falls The Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. 53 bu @ 80’ per bu and he got home before dark and it is a nice pleasant day warmer & thawed some to-day I chored around and got a nother load sorted & put up into bags and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & took Mrs. Gilchrist down she is going home now and he brought Ruby home.”

            Sat. Feb. 28: “ In the morning I got up early and done part of the chores and we loaded up a load of potatoes and I took the load out to Glens Falls to the Red Line Fruit Co. 51 bu @ 80’ per bu & I brought home 500 # Mildings and I got home about dark the snow melted some today the sleighing is getting poor on the streets where the Trolley tracks are in the City and Roscoe done the chores & went down to West Hebron at night and it is a beautiful day a Spring day.”    

            Sun. Mar. 1: “ It snowed and blowed all day very hard too the roads are filled the worst of any time this winter I guess & the snow is wet too it must of snowed nearly 12 inches but it blowed so that there is just as much bare ground as ever We didn’t any of us go to church so all stayed at home & kept house & done the chores. at night the snow turned to rain.

            Mon. Mar. 2: “ In the forenoon we worked at clearing out the roads and they were filled in in great shape the snow was so wet it was nasty shoveling - the snow stuck to the shovel so and in the afternoon Roscoe took Ruby down to school at West Hebron and I chored around at night Roscoe & I put up a load of potatoes in bags and it is a cloudy day warm but a north East wind all day. It is very sloppy in places”

            Tues. Mar. 3: “ In the forenoon Roscoe plowed out the roads and I chored around and in the afternoon Roscoe & I went up to Weirs Auction & finally bought a Horse for $150 and it is a nice warm day & pleasant and at night Roscoe went a party”

            Wed. Mar. 4: “ In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes and Roscoe took them out to Glens Falls 50 bu and he drove Mollie & the new horse they make a good team he got home before night and I chored around & sorted some potatoes and it is a nice day about noon it snowed awhile but didn’t amount to much. at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron and Baldy cow had a calf.”

            Thur. Mar. 5: “ In the forenoon We chored around and put up some oats and in the afternoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & got it ground & got the horses shawd and I sorted some potatoes and at night we put a load of potatoes in bags to go in the morning & it is a nice day it thawed quite a lot to-day.  at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron”

            Fri. Mar. 6: “ In the morning I got up early We intended to go with potatoes but we had a sick cow & the weather looked like a storm & did begin snowing about noon & snowed right down it was soft or a wet snow. We chored around the heifer wanted to calf at night we had to take the calf away from her Roscoe was gone away. Willie McFarland came down & I telephoned up to the Weir boys & Jim, Hugh & Craig came down & we had quite a time we had to pull the calf all to pieces about. Roscoe brought Ruby home at night.”

            Sat. Mar. 7: “ We had quite a snow last night & it is a cloudy day & snowed  some and we didn’t do much but set around the house I sorted some potatoes at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & it is not very cold but is cloudy & didn’t thaw much.”

            Sun. Mar. 8: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Harold & Marion, Hazel & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was Isaiah the 40 chapter & the 16 verse & we all stayed for Sunday school and Georgia stayed at home with the children and kept house and it is a nice pleasant  day some cloudy & drifted a little and at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to Prayer meeting. Ruby stayed.”

            Mon. Mar. 9: “ In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes & Roscoe took them out to Glens Falls & he had on about 48 bu @ 80’ & he got home before night and the sleighing is poor in the City & I chored around and in the forenoon I helped Georgia to Wash and in the afternoon Billy came over & we went down to the cheese Factory Meeting and it is a cool & windy day got colder at night   a Winters night wind blew terrible at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got a thill broke to his cutter.”

            Tues. Mar. 10: “ In the morning Roscoe went up to Weirs and took a load of mooveing for them up to Belcher & brought back a load for John Weir & he was gone most all day and I chored around & James & John C. & I went over to Norm Mahaffys & got a young calf and finished sorting potatoes and at night Marion, Harold & I went down to West Hebron to an Exhibition & Roscoe was down too. and it is a cold day Winter weather yet.”  

            Wed. Mar. 11: “ In the morning after we done the chores we loaded up a load of potatoes of Giants: small load & took them down to Salem 43 bu @ 85’ per bu and the sleighing was good only 2 places & on the scales & I chored around & sorted a few second potatoes & it is a cold day but pleasant.”    

            Thur. Mar. 12: “ In the forenoon we chored around and in the afternoon we went up to the back fallow & loaded up a load of logs & Roscoe took them down to Argyle to the saw mill and I shoveled the snow of the wood the best I could down below the road.  In the forenoon Roscoe & I cut the old butternut tree down up on the big side hill back of the house & cut up part of it. At night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Fri. Mar. 13: “ In the forenoon we cut up the rest of the Butternut tree and in the afternoon Georgia, James, John C. & the babe & I went up to Johnnies awhile and Roscoe took the team & went up & got some wood up in the back fallow and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & brought Ruby home at night. and it is a nice pleasant day but cold nights. The sleighing is good only a few bear spots.”

            Sat. Mar. 14: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went over on the Kinney place & cut up 2 apple trees that were blown down & in the afternoon we cut some apple tree wood up in the old orchard and it is a cloudy day & a south East wind    it isn’t thawing much yet at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron”

            Sun. Mar. 15: “ 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 it is a nice pleasant day warm & thawed quite a lot the sleighing is very good the roads area drifted full in places last night    at night Roscoe went down to Prayer meeting at West Hebron.”

            Mon. Mar. 16: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took Ruby down to school at West Hebron and I sat around the house & wrote some and in the afternoon we chored around & I have a sore finger and it is a nice pleasant day the snow thawed & softened up in good shape.”

            Tues. Mar. 17: “ We drawed up what wood was down in the young orchard below the road & what apple tree was over in the orchard on the Kinney place and the Butternut tree up on the hill above the house & chored around & 2 calves came to-day and the water run in good shape to-day  the snow melted a lot the sleighing is getting poor on the main road now. At night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Wed. Mar. 18: “ It snowed all forenoon & it was wet to some thawed as it came and it is a nasty day cloudy. Willet Gillis came along with his sawing machine & left it and one calf came to day and we chored around & didn’t do much. and at night Roscoe drove down to West Hebron.  The snow will help the sleighing for a day or two.”

            Thur. Mar. 19: “ In the morning after we done the chores Roscoe opened out the road & I went at cutting apple tree wood up in the old orchard. & Roscoe helped when he came back and we cut most all day & drawed it up & we got our wood all up ready to saw & at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to an Annerversary at Will McMillens and it is a cold winters night wind is blowing too.”

            Fri. Mar. 20: “ In the morning after we got the chores done Willet Gillis came down & his man & sawed our wood. 6 Ύ cords at 45’ per cord and we got it all sawed after dinner awhile and it is a cold winters day it thaws some in the shade near bare ground but in the shade is freezing all day and I cut a few limbs before night & at night Roscoe went after Ruby he took a Wagon.”

            Sat. Mar. 21: “ In the morning we didn’t get up very early and when we got the chores done Johnnie & Mary came down a visiting & they stayed nearly all day and after they went home I cut a few limbs at the wood pile into stove wood and it is a cold raw day for the time of year below zero in places and at night Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to practice their play and it is a nice day some cloudy looks some like more snow.”

            Sun. Mar. 22: “ Georgia, Marion, Hazel & Roscoe, Ruby, Harold & Marjory went to church & they heard a sermon by Mr. Safford and they stayed for Sunday school and I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day only cool freezing all day in the shade they took cutters but the sleighing is getting poor in places. at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to prayer meeting.”

            Mon. Mar. 23: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to school and I helped Georgia to wash after I done the chores and in the afternoon I cut the limbs into stove wood & Roscoe began splitting the stove wood and it is a nice pleasant day only cold in the shade it don’t thaw very fast.”

            Tues. Mar. 24: “ In the forenoon after we got the chores done we split wood at the door and in the afternoon we took the team up & opened out the road & shoveled some snow and then split wood at the door what time we had   I sold a load of potatoes to go this week some time at 80’ per bu. and it is a nice pleasant day thaws some on the south side but none in the shade. at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got Ruby and they went up to the church to a social.”

            Wed. Mar. 25: “ Roscoe & I split wood at the door nearly all day only when we was doing the chores & at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron  the snow is going faster now but the fields only on the south side are pretty White yet.”

            Thur. Mar. 26: “ Roscoe & I split wood nearly all day a the door & we got all done. & Roscoe drove the Double Wagon up through the drifts & got a horse down & had quite a time and it is a nice warm day we topped some of our trees and it is begin to act like spring I saw a Robin to day.”

            Fri. Mar. 27: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went up the road & took a plow & plowed out the snow out of the road but it came on rain so we came back & in the afternoon we went up & finished plowing all we could and it is a nasty day rain a while & quit but kept cloudy and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to the school Exhibition & Ruby came home too.”

            Sat. Mar. 28: “ In the forenoon we took the wagon & broke out the road through the snow & shoveled some and it is a nasty time  our barn yard is fierce the snow is going fast now but lots of snow yet some fields are covered with snow yet.  at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & hired a man for the summer by the month $25 a month.  Percy Shaw”

            Sun. Mar. 29: “ Roscoe & Ruby went to church & they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school & Georgia & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters & Muley cow had a calf & it is a cloudy day warm thawing the roads are getting muddy.”

            Mon. Mar. 30: “ We chored around and boiled sap all day and 2 calves came and it rained nearly all day it is a nasty time no mistake and it is a cloudy day not very warm but it is a wet day snow is going all the time slowly.”

            Tues. Mar. 31: “ We chored around and I wrote some and didn’t do much and it is a nice day and it is cool air    at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Wed. Apr. 1: “ In the forenoon Roscoe went over to Coot Hill & got a load for Mr. Porter he is mooving into the Kinney house and Mr. McMurray came here & got 30 bu second potatoes & Jim Lant came over & Billy came over and in the afternoon it cloudy  ed over & began raining & was a nasty afternoon    at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron.”

            Thur. Apr. 2: “ We didn’t do much to day but stay around the house it rained quite a lot and is a nasty day it is a nasty time around our barn yard & a backward time”

            Fri. Apr. 3: “ We boiled sap nearly all day & in the afternoon Roscoe took Ruby up to North Hebron to the Exhibition that the West Hebron school gave up there & they got home in the night & it was rough & cold too. sap run to day very good.”

            Sat. Apr. 4: “ We boiled sap all day and it was a cool day but clear & windy too it frooze hard lat night and it was not to cold for sap to run to day much. it is backward weather for the time of year lots of snow yet. banks 3 & 4 feet deep on the hills.”

            Sun. Apr. 5: “ Roscoe & Ruby went to church & 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 a cloudy day but clear once in a while it would snow awhile & then clear off awhile good sap day at that.”

            Mon. Apr. 6: “In the forenoon Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to school and I chored around & boiled sap and it is a cool day We didn’t do much but chore around a backward time no mistake.”

            Tues. Apr. 7: “ In the forenoon we chored around and in the afternoon we went down to Argyle & snaked the logs up to the mill on the log way to get sawed they sawed part of them & we piled up the plank and we brought home part of a load of sawdust and it is muddy hard going.”

            Wed. Apr. 8: “ It rained nearly all day and at night too part of the time it came down for good & it is a nasty time In the afternoon Roscoe took Mollie down to West Hebron & got her shawd. and it is a cool rain too. I didn’t do much but chore around & Frank Day & his boy came down and killed the sick cow ‘Judy’ & took her hide off & I snaked the carcass up in the upper end of the long field and it is a nasty wet time no mistake.”

            Thur. Apr. 9: “In the morning Roscoe went out to Fort Edward & got the grass seed & Bran & Oats he took the milk Wagon and went up to Fred Douglass & looked at a Truck Wagon and I chored around and it is hard going very muddy but drying up to day it was cloudy but cleared off cooler & was windy.”

            Fri. Apr. 10: “ In the morning we loaded up part of a load of potatoes and put 12 bu on the milk Wagon & I took them down as far as Argyle & put them on Roscoes load & he gook the load out to Glens Falls they were his potatoes he had on 37 bu to Buckley & Sheenan & he brought home some oats, bran, corn & grass seed & I piled up our lumber at the saw mill & when I got home Uncle Oscar & Aunt Sarah were here a visiting & I didn’t do much but visit & do the chores and sap run good Roscoe got home about night & then he went down to West Hebron & got Ruby the roads from here to Argyle are fierce”

            Sat. Apr. 11: “ In the morning Roscoe went out to Fort Edward & on up to the Fair Grounds & got a new Truck Wagon of Fred Taylor @ $45 & brought it home and got a new side hill plow and he got some wet and I boiled sap all day & chored around and cleaned out the back House & it is a cloudy & very windy day & rained now & then all afternoon lots of snow banks yet they go very slow.”

            Sun. Apr. 12: “ Roscoe, Ruby & Hazel went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for sunday school and Georgia & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a cold raw & windy day a heavy West wind.”

            Mon. Apr. 13: “ In the morning Roscoe took Ruby down to school at West Hebron & brought back the man Percy Shaw he began work to day by the month $25 a mo. I helped Georgia to Wash and they chored around till noon & in the afternoon Roscoe & Percy drawed the rails or fence away up along the orchard & big hill back of the house & I cut some old wood & chored around and it is a nice pleasant day only cold it frooze hard last night.”

            Tues. Apr. 14: “ In the forenoon we all burned the brush up in the orchard & gathered them & burned the Butternut brush in the big hill & in the afternoon Roscoe took the team down to West Hebron & got them clipped & one shawd and Percy & I burned the brush down in the little orchard on the road and drawed the logs up to the house we couldn’t split and then put up a load of potatoes in sacks and it is a nice pleasant day & warmer too.”

            Wed. Apr. 15: “ In the morning we all loaded up a load of potatoes & Roscoe took the load out to Glens Falls to the Red Line 40 bu @ 80’ per bu. and brought home some oats & feed & Percy & I drawed some stone in the hollows on the hill back of house in the forenoon & in the afternoon we started the plow & Percy plowed in the old orchard and I boiled sap & chored around and it is a nice day only windy.”

            Thur. Apr. 16: “ In the forenoon Roscoe went up to Belcher to Johnnies & got a ‘crib’ & got 2 roasters of Jim Gibbons & went down to Mack shields & got a land side shoe for the plow and I chored around & Percy didn’t do much he churned & In the afternoon we didn’t do much but chore around and it rained some & was cloudy it snowed a lot but wasted about as it came.  at night roscoe & Percy went down to West Hebron.”
            Fri. Apr. 17: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & Percy plowed up on the hill back of the house & in the old orchard and I chored around & sowed the grass seed on the rye cross from the barn & in the afternoon Percy plowed in the same field and Roscoe took his Mother & babe down to West Hebron to see about her teeth & I chored around sowed the grass seed on the rye down at the other house & dug around the apple trees  and chored around and the snow banks are going fast to day it is a fine spring day at night Roscoe went to a dance at West Hebron & brought home Ruby.”

            Sat. Apr. 18: “ Roscoe & Percy plowed on the hill back of the house most of the day and I sowed the grass seed on the rye up on top of the hill back of the barn & sorted some seed potatoes & dug around some apple trees & chored around and it is a nice warm day quite warm snow banks are going fast to-day at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & Percy went home with him.”

            Sun. Apr. 19: “ We didn’t go to church to day any of us so all stayed at home and kept house and it is a warm day warm as summer & it seems good to a nice breeze it looks like a rain before night a little we had a Thunder shower & it rained like a steady rain it makes rye to look nice & green.”

            Mon. Apr. 20: “ In the morning Roscoe took Ruby down to school & it rained & Percy came back with him and they got back at noon & I chored around & in the afternoon Roscoe took Nell up & got her shawd & Maud too and we didn’t do much but chore around and it is a wet & nasty day. colder at night.”

            Tues. Apr. 21: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & Percy took both teams & went down to Argyle & got 2 loads of sawdust and I chored around & in the afternoon Percy & I plowed up on the hill back of the house and it is some warmer but cold yet.”

            Wed. Apr. 22: “In the forenoon Percy & I plowed up on the hill back of the house & Roscoe drawed a few stone & then helped his mother to Wash and in the afternoon Roscoe & Percy began plowing old ground for oats over on the Kinney place below the house & I chored around and it is a cool day frooze pretty hard last night.”

            Thur. Apr. 23: “ Roscoe & Percy plowed all day over on the Kelley place and James was sick & we sent for the Doctor I didn’t do much but chore around the house and it is a cool raw day wind in the north & James is some better at night & Roscoe & Percy went down to West Hebron & brought Ruby home and it is a nice day cold nights & day too.”

            Fri. Apr. 24: “ In the forenoon Percy & I plowed up on the hill back of the house & I got the steep part all plowed & in the afternoon Percy & Roscoe plowed over on the Kinney place below the house and I cut some seed potatoes & chored around and it is a nice pleasant day”

            Sat. Apr. 25: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & Percy plowed awhile over on the Kinney place below the house & then dragged the oat ground over & I fixed fence over there and in the afternoon I sowed the oats on part of the same field about 4 Acres & Percy dragged them in & Roscoe rolled them in & it is a nice day some windy & began raining at night and at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron & Percy rode home with them.

            Sun. Apr. 26: “ It rained so we didn’t go to church any of us so all stayed home and kept house and it is a nasty day no mistake but a nice rain only cool.”

            Mon. Apr. 27: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I plowed over on the Kinney place in the rockey field south of the woods and in the afternoon I went down to Salem as I had a Supeona served on me Saturday to appear before the Grand Jury at 1 o’clock but it was a fools errand I got home after dark a little Ruby rode down to West Hebron to school when I went & Billy rode home with me & Ruby stayed & came home with Roscoe at night he drove down to West Hebron after the new Harness but he didn’t get it and he plowed over on the Kinney place below the house & it is a nice day only cool & cloudy   I drove Roscoes Horse”

            Tues. Apr. 28: “ In the forenoon We both plowed over on the Kinney place & Roscoe finished the field south of the house & then plowed where I did in the rockey field south of the woods & in the afternoon Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to Charley Hannas girls funeral & Ruby stayed down and I plowed in the same field on the Kinney place. & it is a nice warm day only cloudy.”

            Wed. Apr. 29: “ In the morning we went over to plow on the Kinney place but it came on rain in a few minutes so we came back & wet too. and it rained nearly all day and it was a cold rain too We brought in the young cattle and chored around all day our barn yard is a lake almost.”

            Thur. Apr. 30: “ It rained & snowed nearly all forenoon and we chored around and in the afternoon Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got some oats and I went over on the Kinney place & plowed awhile on the rockey field and it cleared off in the afternoon & is a cold north wind”

            Fri. May 1: “ In the morning we loaded up a load of potatoes and Roscoe took the load out to Glens Falls 43 bu @ 80’ Red Line Co. and I went over & finished plowing the rockey field on the Kinney place and then went at plowing up on the hill above the house with the straight plow & I got done up there at night & Roscoe got home about night & he brought home a load of feed. and it is a cold raw windy day. We bring in the young cattle nights. Marion & Hazel came home from school at noon & went down to West Hebron & got Ruby.”

            Sat. May 2: “ We both plowed all day up in the back part of the big side hill above the orchard and it was a nice day to plow cool & it is a nice pleasant day only cool and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Sun. May 3: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Marjory & Georgia, Marion & Hazel went to church & drove 2 rigs and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school.  and it is a nice day warmer.”

            Mon. May 4: “ In the morning Roscoe went up to Belcher & got the woman Kate McMillen and the man came to work too Herbert Roberts & in the forenoon he & Roscoe finished plowing up in the back part of the big side hill and I fixed some fence & put the cows out for the first in the lower fallow and in the afternoon I sowed the oats up in the back part of the big side hill Roscoe dragged it over first with the smoothing Harrow & Bert dragged in the oats with the butterfly drag on part of it and it is a nice day the little flies were fierce.”

            Tues. May 5: “ In the forenoon Herb finished dragging in the oats up in the back part of the big side hill and I dragged with the spring tooth harrow in the old orchard & on the hill back of the house & it was wet & rained a little most of the time and we quit about 11 o’clock & Roscoe took his horse down to West Hebron & got him clipped and in the afternoon it rained a little enough to keep us from work  I cut a few potatoes & chored around. Marion was sick all day the Doctor came up to see her. It is a nice warm rain grass looks green now   At night we went down to school Meeting Edmund Pollock for Trustee  myself for clerk   Norm Mahaffy for Collector & Treasurer.”

            Wed. May 6 : “ Marion is better to day & in the forenoon Roscoe & Herbert plowed down in the orchard Meadow below the road & it is wet in places lots of water laying. I helped to plow around the trees and cut some seed potatoes and in the afternoon Roscoe dragged the orchard over with the butterfly drag and Herbert dragged on the hill & the rest of the orchard with the spring tooth & 3 horses and I cut some seed potatoes & helped Roscoe to draw of some stone and at night we found a dead cow in the field   she got in a wood chuck Hole & got cast.  & Ruby came home from school and Roscoe took Kate home up to Belcher. and it is a cool day wind in the north but warmed up before night.”

            Thur. May 7: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & Herbert plowed down in the meadow orchard & I marked out the orchard both ways and in the afternoon Roscoe was about sick & didn’t work and Herbert & I began planting potatoes in the orchard & the ground is in good shape and it is a nice warm day.”

            Fri. May 8: “ In the forenoon Herbert & I planted potatoes in the orchard and we got done there and Roscoe didn’t work he didn’t feel very good & in the afternoon he went down to West Hebron and got Ruby & Herbert & I plowed down in the meadow orchard below the road and we got done there all done plowing for oats & about time too and it is a warm day fine growing time.”

            Sat. May 9: “ In the forenoon Roscoe rolled the oats up in the back part of the big side hill & Herbert & I both dragged the ground over down in the orchard Meadow below the road I had the butterfly & he had the smoothing Harrow & then we took out the oats & I went at sowing & he dragged in the oats & in the afternoon I sowed the rest of the oats & sowed the grass seed and Herbert dragged in the oats and Roscoe rolled the piece & we all got done and it is a nice pleasant day warm a fine growing time grass & rye are doing nicely.”

            Sun. May 10: “ Roscoe, Ruby & Harold 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 young-sters & it is a nice warm day & pleasant. In the afternoon Roscoe went up to Belcher & got Kate.”

            Mon. May 11: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took Ruby down to school at West Hebron and Herb dragged the hill back of the house with the smoothing Harrow & I dragged the steep part with the butterfly drag and in the afternoon I marked out all the hill back of the house for corn one way & both ways for potatoes around 2 Acres and Roscoe and Herbert began planting corn & planted most all we are going to plant on the hill and it is a nice warm day.”

            Tues. May 12: “ In the morning Herb & I finished planting the corn on the big hill & Roscoe fixed some fence & then it came on rain & drizzled all day but at night it came on rain We sorted second potatoes and put the pigs over in the hog pen & chored around & it is a cloudy day it didn’t rain much all day but kept us in but at night it came on rain for good.”

            Wed. May 13: “ Herb & I plowed all day with both teams down in the lower fallow and Roscoe went down to Argyle in the forenoon & took his Mother down to West Hebron in the afternoon & at night he took Kate home up to Belcher. and it is a cool & cloudy day.”

            Thur. May 14: “ In the forenoon Herb & I plowed with both teams down in the lower fallow & we got done & Roscoe cut some seed potatoes and in the afternoon Roscoe dragged the corn ground over with the smoothing Harrow on the Kinney place below the house and Herb & I planted potatoes on the hill above the house & it is a nice day cleared of but is cool.  cold night at night Roscoe went down & got Ruby & went to the young peoples meeting.”

            Fri. May 15: “ In the forenoon Herb & I planted potatoes up on the hill back of the House & we got done up there & Roscoe dragged the Rockey field on the Kinney place south of the woods for corn & in the afternoon he went down to West Hebron to a Ball game & I marked out the Rockey field both ways for corn & Herb cut some poles & then he planted corn & it is a nice day cold north wind Roscoe stayed down till after a social & brought Ruby home.”

            Sat. May 16: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took 8 calves down to Salem @ 8 1/3 ’ per # and Herb planted corn in the rockey field & I marked the piece out one way below the house & then I helped to finish planting the corn in the rockey field and in the afternoon I marked out the piece below the house the other way & Roscoe & Herb planted corn down there & I helped to finish & we got all done planting corn & Harold helped some and it is a nice day Roscoe borrowed Everetts Planter & took it home at night.”

            Sun. May 17: “ It is a nice day and we all went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was Jeremiah the 22 chapter & the 29 verse and we stayed for sunday school and it is a nice pleasant day warm sun but cool air.”

            Mon. May 18: “ In the forenoon I dragged the lower fallow over with the spring tooth 3 Horses & Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to school &  then we cut potatoes till noon and in the afternoon Roscoe dragged the same piece over with the smoothing harrow & I marked it out one way and about half of it the other way and it is a nice warm day Herbert the man didn’t come back he was sick.”

            Tues. May 19: “Roscoe & I took seed potatoes out to the field the lower fallow and we planted nearly all day & cut some seed at noon and it is a nice day warm & smokey we got about half of the field planted and it acts like a dry time now  Hot & smokey.”

            Wed. May 20: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & Herb planted potatoes down in the lower fallow till I got the rest of the field marked out & then I helped to plant & Roscoe fixed some fence & in the afternoon Roscoe went out to Fort Edward & got some oats, corn & bran & Herb & I planted potatoes down in the lower fallow & we got done down there and it is a hot day.”

            Thur. May 21: “ In the morning we began plowing down on the big hill back of the school house on the Kinney place with both teams & it was hard plowing so Herb quit & Roscoe burned the brush over in the orchard below the road on the Kinney place & in the afternoon Roscoe & I plowed down on the big hill back of the school house and at night he took Kate home & went down to West Hebron & it is a hot & pleasant day.”

            Fri. May 22: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I sprayed the apple trees and in the afternoon we telephoned for a cow Doctor from Glens Falls & he came out to see the Jersey cow she cast her calf bag and then Roscoe & I put up crow twine on the corn both pieces on the Kinney place and it is a nice pleasant day warm and at night Roscoe went down & got Ruby at West Hebron.”

            Sat. May 23: “ Roscoe & I plowed all day down on the big hill back of the school house and it is hard plowing too and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron and it is a cool & windy day quite a change  it rained a little last night The cow don’t get along very well.”

            Sun. May 24: “ We all went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McDwane & his text was John 7 chapter & the 14 verse and we stayed for Sunday school and it is a nice pleasant day but cool air. In the afternoon Roscoe went up to Belcher & got Kate and at night he took Ruby down to West Hebron & left her.”

            Mon. May 25: “ Roscoe & I plowed with both teams all day down on the big hill back of the school house on the Kinney place and it is clear & hot too  at noon we cut some seed potatoes & getting dry & hard plowing”

            Tues. May 26: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I both plowed on the big hill back of the school house with both teams & in the afternoon Roscoe dragged with 3 horses on the Spring tooth Harrow & I plowed and it was hot too. & Ruby came home at night from school.”

            Wed. May 27: “ I plowed all day down on the big hill & didn’t get quite done & Roscoe dragged nearly all day on the same hill with spring tooth & Smoothing Harrow and he helped me a little while to plow and it is a very hot day at night Roscoe took Kate home & went down to West Hebron & got 2 shoes put on his horse and it is a hot & dry day.”

            Thur. May 28: “ In the forenoon we both finished plowing on the big hill back of the school house and I came up & cut potatoes till noon & Roscoe finished dragging the north end of the big hill and in the afternoon I marked out the north end 120 rows up & down the steep hill & got some marked out the other way and it is a warm day but got cooler in the afternoon wind was in the north & Roscoe cut potatoes & at night he went down to West Hebron & the babe had the Croup at night.”

            Fri. May 29: “ In the morning we took seed potatoes down on the hill back of the school house & I marked out some the other way and then we began planting potatoes & planted nearly all day & at night I marked out the rest of the strip the other way and it is a dry day cool wind. & Mary Elizabeth was very croupy so we sent down for the Doctor & he came up to see her  she was very bad at night we was up most of the night with her & Marion & Harold went down to West Hebron & got Ruby.”

            Sat. May 30: “ Roscoe & I planted potatoes nearly all day up on the big hill back of the school house & got planted all that was marked out & I cut some seed before chore time & at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & Mary Elizabeth is some better to-day. and it is a nice day some cloudy & looked & did rain a little in the morning but all cleared off dry as ever. In the afternoon Hazel & Marjory went up to Charley Fosters little girls birthday party   Ruby took them up & went after them.”

            Sun. May 31: “ Ruby, Hazel,  Marjory drove Mollie & Roscoe, Harold & Marion went to church in 2 rigs 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 nice pleasant day warm but windy and in the afternoon Roscoe went up to Belcher after Kate.”

            Mon. Jun. 1: “ In the forenoon Roscoe dragged with the smoothing harrow on the hill & he got done   I cut potatoes awhile & then I went over & marked out up & down the hill & in the afternoon marked out up & down the hill & got most done one way and Roscoe cut some seed potatoes & then dragged the potatoes in the orchard & on the hill above the orchard and it got quite cool and it is a nice day clear but dry & dusty”

            Tues. Jun. 2: “ In the forenoon I finished marking out up & down the big hill & marked out some the other way & Roscoe cut some seed potatoes & brought out some potatoes & we planted awhile and in the afternoon we both planted potatoes on the big hill and it is a nice day clear & dry & warmer. “

            Wed. Jun. 3: “ In the forenoon I marked out the rest of the ground on the big hill all marked out now & Roscoe cut some seed potatoes & drawed a load out to plant on the hill and we planted till noon and we both planted all afternoon & it is a nice day warm & dusty & Marjory is sick nearly all day & at night or after we went to bed we Telephoned for the Doctor to come up & Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Thur. Jun. 4: “ Marjory & James were both sick & we had the Doctor come up & brought up Ruby with him and we had a nice rain rained right down all forenoon but was a wet day it was a nice rain & Johnnie & Mary came down in the afternoon and I cut some seed potatoes and chored around & in the forenoon Roscoe took the team down to West Hebron to get them shawd.  It is a cool rain.”

            Fri. Jun. 5: “ In the morning we went over on the big hill & planted potatoes it was wet too & we planted all day on the hill and it is a nice day cleared off nice & we had a nice rain too. The Doctor came up to see Marjory & James but they are better to day and at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron.”

            Sat. Jun. 6: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took the calves down to Salem 7 of them at 9’ per # & I planted potatoes over on the big hill and in the afternoon Roscoe & I planted potatoes on the big hill & we got done all done planting potatoes for this year. and it is a nice pleasant day warm but cool nights    at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & Marjory & James are pretty well again.”

            Sun. Jun. 7: “ Ruby’s face aches and is all swollen up her teeth are the cause I guess and we didn’t any of us go to church so all stayed at home and it is a nice day cool & pleasant”

            Mon. Jun. 8: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated the potatoes up & down one way & some the other way and in the afternoon Roscoe drawed some manure on the garden at the lower house and plowed it too and I hoed potatoes up in the orchard and it is a hot day & dry again too.  Ruby’s face is no better swollen very bad.”

                        Tues. Jun. 9: “ In the morning Roscoe took the jag of potatoes out to Fort Edward 30 bu at 85’ and got some feed oats & corn & bran and I cultivated some potatoes in the orchard and hoed & in the afternoon I took Ruby down to school at West Hebron it is a nice day some dusty    Ruby’s face is some better     at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Wed. Jun. 10: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated corn over in the field South of the house on the Kinney place and we got it nearly all one way and in the afternoon Roscoe took the 3 seater down to West Hebron to get repaired & some shoeing done and I cultivated some potatoes in the orchard & hoed also. and it is a nice warm day Hot & dry.”

            Thurs.  Jun. 11: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated the corn on the Kinney place south of the house the other way and in the afternoon Roscoe finished cultivating the potatoes up in the orchard & then went down to Argyle & got a load of the chestnut lumber or plank & I hoed the potatoes up in the orchard & I got done up there   at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & I took Marion, Hazel & Harold over to the church   a fizzle indeed”

            Fri. Jun. 12: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated the corn one way on the Kinney place in the rockey field south of the woods and in the afternoon Roscoe cultivated some corn on the hill back of the house & then went down to Argyle & got the rest of the Plank. and I began hoeing corn back of the house. and it is a very hot day & dusty. Marion & Hazel went after Ruby & Marion  & Harold took Kate home.”

            Sat. Jun. 13: “ We all went out to Fort Edward and done a lot of trading and we spent the day & Roscoe & Ruby went out together & it is a nice pleasant day but cool air and very dusty.”

            Sun. Jun. 14: “ We all went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was Proverbs the 3 chapter & the 7 verse and we stayed for Sunday school and at night we all went back to the church it was children’s day & they had quite a program & Kate the Hired girl came home with us and it is a nice pleasant day but cold nights & very dry & dusty.”

            Mon. Jun. 15: “ In the forenoon Roscoe dragged his potatoes down in the lower fallow & I cultivated the potatoes up on the hill back of house one way & cultivated some corn and in the afternoon I hoed corn on the hill back of the House & Roscoe cultivated some corn & went through some of the potatoes the other way and it is a nice dry day only cool wind a light Thunder shower went around and Marion & Ruby went down to West Hebron to try Regents   Ruby stayed but Marion came home. At night Roscoe went away West Hebron I guess.”

            Tues. Jun. 16: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated his potatoes down in the lower fallow one way across the hill & they are looking fine and in the morning Marion went down to West Hebron to try the regents Examination she rode down with the Lant girls and in the afternoon I hoed corn on the hill back of the house & Roscoe cultivated it & then he went through the potatoes in the old orchard & at night he went down to West Hebron and Marion & Hazel took Kate up to Willet Gillis she has got done working here. and it is a nice day only dry. 

                        This is a mistake it is Written for June 17.

            Wed. Jun. 17: “ In the afternoon Roscoe & I went over & went through the corn on the Kinney place in the field south of the woods up & down the hill with cultivators and in the forenoon I hoed corn on the hill back of the house & Roscoe cultivated the rest of the potatoes up there & cultivated the corn I hoed & then went down & began cultivating the potatoes again cross the hill and Marion drove Maud down to West Hebron to try the regents & one of Jim Lants girls went with her and it is a nice day.                     This is a mistake it is Wrote for Tuesday June 16.”

            Thur. Jun. 18: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went up & down the hill with cultivators through Roscoes potatoes in the lower fallow & in the morning Edd Pollock came down & shore our sheep & Charles Waite came down & put the paper on the setting room & in the afternoon I howed the rest of the corn on the steep hill back of the house and Roscoe cultivated it & went through the rest of the potatoes in the orchard and at night he went down to West Hebron and it is a nice day dry & dusty.

            Fri. Jun. 19: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated the corn one way over on the kinney place below the house and in the afternoon Roscoe dragged the piece down to the lower house & I sowed buckwheat on it & then he went down to West Hebron & got Ruby and I put in wood into the wood shed & the children helped and it is a nice day but cool air & it looks some like rain.”

            Sat. Jun. 20: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went down & cultivated the rest of his potatoes up & down the hill & then we came up & put wood in the wood shed till noon and in the afternoon Georgia & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. John R. Fisher and the children stayed at home & when I came home I put wood in the shed & it is a clear day but a cold north wind all day we had a little rain last night. at night Roscoe & Ruby went  down to West Hebron.”

            Sun. Jun. 21: “ Roscoe & Ruby went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and it is Communion Sabbath and Georgia & I stayed at home with the youngsters and at night Ruby & Roscoe went down to West Hebron to the Baccalaureate sermon at the Methodist church & Ruby stayed down and it is a nice pleasant day but dry & cool air”

            Mon. Jun. 22: “ In the forenoon Roscoe dragged the potatoes on the big hill back of the school house with the smoothing Harrow & he got about half done and I cultivated the potatoes on the hill back of the house again and then I sowed the grass seed on the big hill back of the house in the corn and in the afternoon Roscoe & I drawed the manure that was east of the shed cow stable & put it in the rear end of the barn yard & put some wood in the shed & it is a hot day & very dry too.”

            Tues. Jun. 23: “ In the forenoon Roscoe dragged the rest of the potatoes in the big hill back of the school house on the Kinney place & I cultivated at the corn again in the field south of the woods on the Kinney place & in the afternoon Roscoe helped me to finish the corn & then I sowed the grass seed on the corn in that field & then we cleaned out the Cistern and it is a clear Hot & dry day and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to the Graduation class doings at M. E. Church.”

            Wed. Jun. 24: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated his potatoes again down in the lower fallow and in the afternoon Roscoe took the 3 seater down to West Hebron to get a new top put on and he got the young team shawd & had to leave the wagon he got a buggie to come home in & I chored around gathered some brush & put some wood in the shed & chored around and it is a clear & very hot day & dry too.  a shower went around at night.”

            Thur. Jun. 25: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated the potatoes again in the orchard up & down the hill and part of them cross the hill they look very good & Roscoe drove the old team down to West Hebron & got them shawd & brought home the 3 seated Wagon and I chored around & put some wood in the shed and at night I took Marion & Hazel down to West Hebron the  school exercises & Roscoe went too. & it is a warm day & very dusty.”

            Fri. Jun. 26: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I began on cultivating the potatoes down on the big hill back of the school house up & down the hill and it is very dry too. and in the afternoon Roscoe went to the school picnic down to the lake and I put on some paris Green on the potatoes up in the orchard & then cultivated potatoes down on the big hill.”

            Sat. Jun. 27: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated potatoes down on the big hill back of the school house up & down the hill and in the afternoon I put on paris Green on the potatoes on the hill back of the house above the orchard & Roscoe cultivated the rest of the potatoes up in the orchard and it is a nice pleasant day it looks some like rain but it don’t come and at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron.”

            Sun. Jun. 28: “ Our church services were at 2 o’clock so we didn’t any of us go to church so all stayed at home & kept house and at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron & got Lydia & went up to Belcher to children exercises at the M. E. Church and on their way home a Thunder Shower caught them so they came home & brought Lydia with them & they got soaked it was a heavy Thunder & Lightening and it is a cloudy day & looked like rain all day. Norman Mahaffys cows got into our corn & oats & made bad work.”

            Mon. Jun. 29: “ In the morning we had a nice little Thunder shower In the forenoon Roscoe & I went down to North Argyle & got some Wire fence & I went down along the line fence between Norm Mahaffy & us in the field below the Kinney House and cut some brush & read out the old fence & brush & when Roscoe came back we strung it along & then we went up by Jim Wrye’s place & put some wire fence along the back fallow along the road & in the afternoon Roscoe & I put up the fence & stretched it & got it up in good shape, but is was a devil of a place to work up along the gulley in the woods & we pulled some blue Thisle in the oats in the same field & it is a cloudy day but we had a nice rain. at night Roscoe & Ruby took Lydia home.”

            Tues. Jun. 30: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivating potatoes on the big hill back of school house up & down the hill & we got most done & in the afternoon we cultivated the corn again for the last time on the Kinney place below the house and it rained a squall 3 or 4 times & it was nasty enough and it is a fine growing time for corn oats & potatoes  at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to a show”

            Wed. Jul. 1: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated potatoes on the big hill along the hill the other way and in the afternoon we all went over & pulled the rest of the blue thisle out of the oats on the Kinney place south of the house & we had a job too and then we cultivated potatoes on the hill till night and it is a nice pleasant day warm but looked like rain at night & did some too.”

            Thur. Jul. 2: “ In the morning Roscoe went with Clarence Lant out to Glens Falls to a Circus and I cut some brush & weeds down at the bottom of the potato field and ground the mowing Machine & Reaper knives & cradle and Harold & I cut out some blue thisle in the meadows and I chored around and it rained some and is rather wet showers went around.”

            Fri. Jul. 3: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cultivated potatoes down on the big hill back of the school house and in the afternoon Roscoe began shoveling out potatoes in the orchard and I finished cultivating potatoes down on the big hill & then I helped Roscoe to shovel out in the orchard we got them one way and at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron to a dance & it is a nice cool day drying of some.”

            Sat. Jul. 4: “ In the morning Roscoe & I shoveled out the potatoes in the orchard the other way and then Roscoe, Ruby, Marion, Hazel, Harold & I went down to the church picnic at Lashers to the Lake and we stayed all the rest of the day & Georgia stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day clear & warmer       at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron.”

           

            Sun. Jul. 5: “ 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 it is a nice pleasant day & warm too    at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to prayer meeting.”

            Mon. Jul. 6: “ In the morning Roscoe began mowing over on the Kinney place in the field below the road next to the swamp and I put on paris Green nearly all day on Roscoes potatoes in the lower fallow & I got over the most of them and it is a hot day & a very good hay day it looks some like rain at night.”

            Tues. Jul. 7: “ It rained nearly all forenoon a nice rain too and we chored around and put the plank floor in the horse stable & in the Horse stalls and we had the Doctor come up to day to see the babe & Georgia.”

            Wed. Jul. 8: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed the grass up on top of the fallow & I put on paris Green on the potatoes up on the hill back of the house and in the afternoon Roscoe raked the hay over on the Kinney place below the road & I bunched it up & put on some paris Green on the potatoes up in the orchard and it is a nice pleasant day warm too.”

            Thur. Jul. 9: “ In the morning Roscoe took a load of cheese out to Fort Edward & brought home some feed 20 bu of oats ground and in the forenoon I shoveled out potatoes on the hill back of the house and in the afternoon the children & I drawed in the hay from over on the Kinney place below the road 2 loads & we got done just in time a heavy shower went north & Roscoe got home then too. It didn’t rain much here.”

            Fri. Jul. 10: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed over in the back meadow and I shoveled out the rest of the potatoes up on the hill back of the house and in the afternoon Roscoe raked the hay up on top of the hill in the upper fallow & we Marion & I drawed it in 3 jags & it is a nice day some cloudy but Hot.”

            Sat. Jul. 11: “ In the forenoon I shoveled out potatoes down in the lower fallow up & down the hill and Roscoe mowed the rest of the back meadow and in the afternoon Roscoe raked up some hay in the back Meadow &I shoveled out some potatoes & then I went over & we brought over a load of hay & a shower came up & it rained a little so we had to quit and it is a warm day”

            Sun. Jul 12: “ Marion, Hazel, Harold & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and we stayed for sunday school and Georgia & Roscoe stayed at home and kept the youngsters & Ruby went over to Adamsville church and it is a hot & dry day.”

            Mon. Jul. 13: “ In the forenoon I shoveled out potatoes down in the lower fallow and Roscoe mowed hay on the hill south of the woods on the kinney place & and in the afternoon Roscoe raked the rest of the hay over in the back meadow and the children & I drawed it over & put it in the south mow in the big barn 3 loads and it is a good hay day Roscoe mowed after he got the hay raked & it is a nice pleasant day warm    at night Roscoe took some cherries down to West Hebron.”

            Tues. Jul 14: “ In the forenoon I shoveled out potatoes down in the lower fallow and Roscoe mowed the rest of the hay on the hill south of the woods & then mowed on the side hill in the first fallow and in the afternoon Roscoe raked the hay all of it in the field or hill South of the woods on the Kinney place and the children & I drawed it all over to the shed 3 loads and it is a nother good hay day Hot too and our hay is poorer than last year”

            Wed. Jul. 15: “ In the forenoon I shoveled out potatoes in the lower fallow & Roscoe finished mowing on the side hill in the upper fallow & mowed the strip along the road in the lower fallow & mowed the swail down in the Kinney swamp & raked the side hill & in the afternoon I finished shoveled out the rest of the potatoes down in the lower fallow & then the children drawed in the hay 2 small loads & put it up in the horse barn and Roscoe mowed the Island & piece under the woods on the Kinney place and it is a hot & Good hay day.”

            Thur. Jul. 16: “ In the morning we got out the reaper & Roscoe went at reaping the rye down at the other house & broke a rake on the start & he had to go down to West Hebron & got it fixed or a new frame and I chored around till he came back & he got it reaped by noon & I bound rye and in the afternoon Roscoe reaped rye by the barn awhile & then he raked the hay down in the swamp & over under the woods & the Island & the children helped him to bunch it up and I bound rye all afternoon by the barn & it is a warm day & at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron & took some cherries down.”

            Fri. Jul. 17: “ In the forenoon Roscoe reaped rye in the field cross from the barn and before noon he & Marion went over under the woods and got a load of hay & I bound rye in the field cross from the barn and in the afternoon Roscoe & Marion drawed in the rest of the hay 2 loads from the Island & 1 from the swail by the swamp & I bound rye & they sat up some rye and then a Thunder shower came up & we had to quit it didn’t rain much the heft went around some cooler at night but a fearful hot day    Roscoe took some cherries at night away.”

            Sat. Jul. 18: “ In the morning Roscoe took 2 calves up to Belcher 310 # @ 9½ ’ per # Frank Day. & I chored around sat up the rye down to the lower house and the children & I went up & got the young cattle & put them down with the cows down in the big pasture and when Roscoe came back he finished reaping the rye in the field by the barn and I bound rye & in the afternoon I finished binding the rye & Roscoe & the boys sat up the rye we got done early but didn’t begin a nother job & at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron &  took Marion down to Orries she is going to stay 2 days. and it is some cooler today.”

            Sun. Jul. 19: “ Roscoe, Ruby & Marjory 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 cooler to day a cool wind in the morning we found the Heifer (that got hurt)

dead so we had to draw her out & bury her.”

            Mon. Jul. 20: “ In the forenoon Roscoe reaped the rye on top of the hill back of the barn & I bound the rye and I got it all bound before night & after we done the milking we all went up & sat the rye all up and in the afternoon Roscoe mowed the hay over on the other place in the old orchard and it is a nice pleasant day and a good hay day.”

            Tues. Jul. 21: “ In the forenoon I shoveled out potatoes down on the big hill back of the school house and Roscoe mowed over on the other place on the hill South of the orchard and at noon we had a shower it rained some and in the afternoon I shoveled out potatoes on the big hill & Roscoe mowed the rest that was worth mowing on the hill or same field at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron. It is a nice day cleared off after the shower cooler.”

            Wed. Jul. 22: “ In the forenoon I shoveled out potatoes on the big hill & Roscoe shoveled out potatoes awhile & then he raked the hay over on the other place in the old orchard and Ruby  & Marion went up to Belcher to take their music lessons & in the afternoon Marion & I drawed in hay from the other place, 1 load out of the old orchard & 2 loads from the hill & Roscoe raked the hay very light and Ruby helped to onload & Roscoe & I drawed in the rye at the lower house 2 loads and it is a nice day Warm & pleasant cool air good hay day.”

            Thur. Jul. 23: “ It was a wet day but didn’t rain very hard but a nasty day rain now & then I sat up some rye that was down and chored around & it is a warm rain & we had 2 loads of hay out & nearly all of our rye is nearly all out also at night Roscoe took some cherries down to West Hebron.”        

            Fri. Jul. 24: “ In the forenoon I shoveled out potatoes up & down the big hill back of the school house and Georgia started out & looked for a nurse she found one & Roscoe mowed the orchard back of the barn & mowed on the side hill & in the afternoon Roscoe finished mowing the side hill and Ruby & I drawed in 1 load of rye & then Roscoe & I drawed in 3 loads of rye & after supper Roscoe raked the hay in the orchard & we milked & then bunched up the hay. and it is a nice day pleasant.”

            Sat. Jul. 25: “ In the forenoon we drawed in the rye from on top of the hill Ruby helped to onload and in the afternoon we drawed in the rest of the hay from the other place 1 load from the orchard & 1 from the big hill south of the orchard and raked the rest of the hay back of the barn & drawed it all in & got the rest of the rye back of the barn we have our rye all in now and Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron at night & it is a good hay day clear &  hot.”

            Sun. Jul 26: “ Roscoe, Ruby & Marion, Hazel & Harold went to church and they drove 2 rigs & 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 pleasant & Hot day getting very dry again at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to meeting.”

            Mon. Jul. 27: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed the field above the lower house and I shoveled out potatoes on the big hill back of the school house up & down the hill and in the afternoon Roscoe raked the hay down the road & we drawed it in 3 small loads & put 2 up in the Horse barn & it looks some like rain at night and it is a very good hay day.”

            Tues. Jul. 28: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed up in the big side hill & finished it in the afternoon & raked part of it and I shoveled out potatoes on the big hill up & down the hill & I got done one way & in the afternoon I shoveled out cross the hill but quit in time to draw in 1 small load of hay and it is a nice cool day cloudy & wind blew from the north not a very good hay day”

            Wed. Jul. 29: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed the meadow on top of the hill and he got it all mowed & I shoveled out potatoes  on the big hill till most night quit in time to draw in one load of hay & Roscoe raked most of the big side hill &  at night he & Ruby went down to a show at W. H. it is not a very good hay day but a n ice time to shovel out potatoes but is dusty.”

            Thur. Jul. 30: “ In the forenoon Roscoe mowed the little meadow the swail down in the orchard & the swail back of the lower house what he could mow with the machine and I mowed by hand he broke the tongue out of the Osborne Machine & had to go down to the house & get the other machine and in the afternoon Roscoe raked the rest of the big side hill and then raked the meadow on top of the hill & the children bunched it up. & then Roscoe & they drawed one load from on top of the hill & I shoveled out potatoes on the big hill back of the school House and it is a nice pleasant day not very hot a nice day to work. at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron & Ruby stayed down”

            Fri. Jul. 31: “ In the morning I went down to Argyle to give in the Trustees report and drove Roscoe’s horse and he mowed some on the back side hill back of the big hill and when I came back Marion & I went up on the hill and got the rest of the hay 1 load on the big side hill & 1 on top of the hill in the meadow & when Roscoe came over he raked the hay up in the little  meadow & both

 swails here & in the afternoon we drawed the hay from the little meadow 2 loads & we got in 2 big loads from the swail down in the orchard and Ruby didn’t get home to-day. & it is a nice pleasant

day & Hot too.”

            Sat. Aug. 1: “ In the forenoon I went over & cradled a swath around the oats on the Kinney place along the creek or gully and Roscoe raked the hay over back of the hill & then we drawed 1 load over & then we got the rest of the hay in the swails 1 load & at noon we had a nice little shower and in the afternoon I finished shoveling out potatoes on the big hill all done now Roscoe didn’t do much & it is cooler after the shower. Showers went south 2 or 3 of them.”

            Sun. Aug. 2: “ Georgia was sick nearly all day in the morning Roscoe went down & got Mrs. Bussing (a Nurse) to take care of Georgia and we Telephoned for the Doctor & he was here nearly all day & then went home but we Telephoned for him about night & a baby boy was born about 9-30 and Roscoe & Ruby went to church & heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and it is a Hot day showers went north nearly all afternoon.”

            Mon. Aug. 3: “ In the morning Roscoe went over & got Eliza Liddle and then he went down to West Hebron & got the team shawd. & I ground the scythes & went down & cut part of the swail grass back of the lower house. and in the afternoon Roscoe took the reaper & went over & cut the oats on the Kinney place, South of the house & I went up in the rear end of the big side hill & cut around the oat field & cut some swaths on the side hill & it is a cloudy & cool day poor oat weather.”

            Tues. Aug. 4: “ In the forenoon Roscoe cut oats with the reaper up in the rear end of the big side hill and I cut oats with a cradle on the steep part & I got done there & in the afternoon I cut oats with a cradle down in the meadow orchard around the trees and Roscoe finished reaping up back and then he cut oats down in the meadow it is not a very good hay day rather cloudy & it is some warmer to-day     at night Roscoe went away.”

            Wed. Aug. 5: “ In the forenoon Roscoe raked the rye tailings & I cradles oats down in the meadow orchard and in the afternoon we all went over on the kinney place & drawed the oats 2 good loads we got them all and it is a nice day cleared off warmer.”

            Thru. Aug. 6: “ In the forenoon I cut the rest of the oats down in the Meadow orchard & I got done and Roscoe chored around and in the afternoon we went up in the rear end of the big side hill & drawed oats & we got 3 loads and the children raked them & tramped the loads & it is a nice day hot & dry. at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron & brought home Lydia with them & Georgia is getting along very well.”

            Fri. Aug. 7: “ In the morning I mowed the rest of the swail down back of the lower house & Roscoe helped some & he & Ruby onloaded the load of oats and then went up in the rear end of the big side hill & got the rest of the oats 1 big load & after dinner we went at drawing in oats down in the meadow orchard and got 3 loads & bunched up the hay in the swail & after dark we had a little rain a big Thunder shower went South.  It is a very hot day good oat weather.”

            Sat. Aug. 8: “ In the morning showers went around & it rained a nice little shower but cleared off very warm & I chored around & we put away the machines & rake & picked a few apples and in the afternoon about 2½ o’clock we drawed in the hay in the swail back of the lower house & the children raked up the oats down in the meadow orchard & we drawed them all in all done harvesting but the rye tailings & it is a hot day   at night I took Marion, Hazel & Harold over to the church to a concert  Roscoe was there  Georgia is getting along very well the Doctor stopped to see her showers went North.”

            Sun. Aug. 9: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Hazel, Marion, Eliza, Harold & Marjory went to church and they heard a sermon by a Mr. Ferguson and they stayed for Sunday school and I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and Georgia is getting along very well also the boy baby and it is a very hot & Dry day every thing is drying up    potatoes are beginning to die in places.”

            Mon. Aug. 10: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I drawed a load of rails over on the Kinney place & fixed some fence around the field or hill south of the woods and drawed some rails down in the swamp and in the afternoon We chored around and Thunder showers went around and it is a very hot day.”

            Tues.  Aug. 11: “ In the forenoon We fixed fence down along the woods or swamp and we had a shower about noon or showers went around not much rain here.  In the afternoon I cut some brush along the road up the road and Roscoe painted at the Buggie wagon and it is rather cloudy but hot.  at night Roscoe went away some place.”

            Wed. Aug. 12: “ In the morning Roscoe & Ruby went out to Fort Edward and in the forenoon I cut some weeds & burdocks along the orchard & up on top of the hill back of the barn and in the afternoon we picked some apples & put on a kettle of feed & boiled it for the pigs & Marion & Hazel took old Grey down to West Hebron & got her shawd & got a small grist ground and about night some cattle men came along & I sold all the young cattle 13 & 2 cows to go Friday & it is a hot day   Georgia is getting along very well she sits up now.”

            Thur. Aug. 13: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cut brush & weeds along the road south  of the school House and in the afternoon we fixed some fence along the lien in the field cross from the barn & Johnnie & Mary came down & made a visit & it is a hot & dry day.  At night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron.”

            Fri. Aug. 14: “ In the morning I went out to Fort Edward & took 2 bu of apples & I took the cars & went up to White Hall to a political Meeting I got home about dark and Roscoe Harold & Ralph & others started with the cattle they had quite drove & they took them out beyond Argyle to W. H  Key-worths and it is a warm day about 4 o’clock they had a light shower and it rained some not much.”

            Sat. Aug. 15: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cut brush & weeds down along the highway on the Kinney place below the house and in the afternoon Roscoe painted the Buggie Wagon again & I cut weeds & brush along the road below the barn & Eliza went home for good at night and Roscoe went down to West Hebron and it is a nice day we had a little shower after dinner so folly that was drawing in oats had to quit.”

            Sun. Aug. 16: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Marjory & Marion, Hazel & Harold went to church & took 2 rigs and Georgia & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day but cool nights  In the afternoon Roscoe went away some place.”

            Mon. Aug. 17: “ In the forenoon I cut brush along the road down below the Kinney house along the road and Roscoe took the team and went down to North Argyle & brought up part of the threshing machine up to Billys &  in the afternoon Roscoe & I both helped Billy to thresh & we got done over there & we brought over the rye thresher home with us & it was late Ruby & Marion milked and it is a Hot day showers went around us.”

            Tues. Aug. 18: “ In the morning Billy & John brought over the oat thresher and the threshers (Smith & Co) came & Clarence Lant, Arthur McFarland came down to help us & another man by the name of Mack Turners helped us & we got our rye & Oats threshed 100 bu of rye & 290 bu of oats. & it is a cloudy day & rained some to bother us but not to do much good.”

            Wed. Aug. 19: “ In the morning Roscoe took the oat thresher over to Walt Lants and when he came back we drawed over the oats & put them in the bins and I am about sick didn’t do much all day & in the afternoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & got it home with him at night Roscoe went down to Argyle & got Jennie Durkee and it is a nice day Hot & some cloudy.”          

            Thur. Aug. 20: “ In the morning I found Darkey or Dan Horse lying across the road dead so we had to bury him and in the morning we all but Mrs. Bussing & the babe went up to Johnnies to the McIntyre picnic and we stayed all day and at night when we got home we had a Thunder shower & a nother kept coming till dark we finally got the cows milked and Roscoe didn’t get home till after the rain we had a good rain the best & in fact the only good rain since last spring and it is a cloudy day at night Mrs. Bussing went home.”  

            Fri. Aug. 21: “ In the forenoon we didn’t do much picked up a few apples & boiled a kettle of feed for the pigs & in the afternoon Roscoe to Jenny Durkee out to Fort Edward & she took the cars for home up to Hudson Falls and I didn’t do much but chore around it rained some now & then & it is a cloudy day it is moist now.”

            Sat. Aug. 22: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I cut brush over on the Kinney place along the fences and in the afternoon Roscoe & Ruby went to a picnic down at the lake Lashers & I cut brush around the fences & chored around and it is a nice day clear & Hot at night Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron.”

            Sun. Aug. 23: “ There was no meeting at our church so we all stayed at home & didn’t go to any other church.   at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron It is a hot day and very windy looks some like rain at night.”

            Mon. Aug. 24: “ In the morning it rained some &  in the forenoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & got it home and I chored around & cut some weeds & picked up some apples & in the afternoon I cut weeds around the fence & chored around & Roscoe painted the buggie &  varnished it too and it cleared off cooler we had a nice shower before noon.”

            Tues. Aug. 25: “ In the forenoon We began plowing for rye both teams over on the other place below the house and in the afternoon we plowed with both teams & got most done and it is a nice pleasant day Hot days & cool night.”

            Wed. Aug. 26: “ In the forenoon I plowed for rye up in the rear part of the big side hill & Roscoe finished plowing the piece over on the other place and then came up where I was & plowed & in the afternoon I sowed the piece to rye over on the other place & sowed the grass seed too & Roscoe dragged it twice with the smoothing Harrow and it is a nice pleasant day warm & clear.”

            Thur. Aug. 27: “ We both plowed for rye nearly all day up in the rear end of the big side hill & about time we quit we had a nice shower and it rained after night and it was a nice day clear & Hot.”

            Fri. Aug. 28”  We had a nice rain last night & it rained nearly all forenoon and in the afternoon Roscoe took the old team down to West Hebron & got them shawd and took Marion & Hazel down to Barklys to a school picnic & left them till he came home & I chored around & sat in the house & wrote & about night it came on rain again and rained a lot warm too at night Roscoe went to a party & brought Ruby home with him.”

            Sat. Aug. 29: “ It rained a lot last night & most all day I chored around & went down to Argyle & got 2 teeth pulled & done some business at the bank & took Marion, Hazel & Harold to Dr. Stillman & got them vaccinated and it is a wet time just what we need & it rained a lot water is raised some creeks are running some & the ground is soaked up & grass begins to look green now. it keeps warm too some potatoes are beginning to die or leaves are curling up & look black.”

            Sun. Aug. 30: “ Roscoe, Marion, Harold, Hazel, James & I went to church and we heard a sermon by a civic league preacher and we stayed for sunday school and Georgia & Ruby stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it cleared off nice some cloudy but pleasant roads are muddy as spring.”

            Mon. Aug. 31: “ In the forenoon I plowed up in the rear end of the big side hill for rye & I got done up there & Roscoe rolled the rye over on the other piece south of the house and then came up & dragged with the smoothing Harrow where I was plowing & in the afternoon I was about sick layed around the house & Roscoe washed the wagons & chored around and at night Roscoe, Ruby, Marion, Hazel & Harold went down to the school house to a picture show. and it is a nice day some cloudy. The dist. school began today.”

            Tues. Sept. 1: “ In the morning Roscoe went out to Fort Edward and took a small grist & got some lime & cement & Wire fence and he didn’t get home till most night he took the wool out to Charley Stewarts and in the forenoon I went up & dragged the rest of the rye ground up in the rear end of the big side hill with the smoothing Harrow & in the afternoon I took the rye up & sowed it & dragged some & Roscoe got home to drag awhile and it is a very hot day clear & drying up fast again but looks like rain at night.  Roscoe got some grass seed”

            Wed. Sept. 2: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I sowed the grass seed & dragged in the rest of the rye & rolled it up in the rear end of the big side hill & we got it all done & in the afternoon We took the wire fence down along the lien fence on the cow pasture up along the fallow & tore down the old rail & strung fence & put up a wire fence & we didn’t get quite done & it is a hot day & at night we had a hard Thunder shower it rained a lot.”

            Thur. Sept. 3: “ Roscoe drawed manure all day up on top of the hill in the meadow he had two teams going up the hill Harold drove the old team ahead & brought them back down and I loaded the manure and boiled a kettle of feed and it is a nice pleasant day some cooler after the rain.   at night Marjory was sick & Roscoe went down & got the doctor The telephone is crippled”

            Fri. Sept. 4: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went down and finished the wire fence & drawed some rails down along the swamp & fixed the fence there and the children are sick and in the afternoon Roscoe drawed manure with 2 teams up on top of the hill in the meadow & I loaded it and it is a nice day Ruby was sick at night   at night Will Roonan came up & took a lot of potatoes to dig by the acre at $7 & board himself.”

            Sat. Sept. 5: “ Roscoe drawed manure all day up on top of the hill in the meadow &  Harold helped to drive one team & I loaded the manure and it is a nice pleasant day some cooler and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron and it is cool nights some are cutting corn”  

            Sun. Sept. 6: “ There was no service at our church so we didn’t go to any other church & after dinner Johnnie & Mary came down awhile and it is cloudy & cool & dark day it looks and acts like fall”

            Mon. Sept. 7: “ Roscoe drawed manure up on top of the hill in the meadow all day and I pitched it and Harold helped Roscoe to drive the second team and it is a cool raw & windy day quite cold wind and it is cloudy.   at night Georgia drove over to see if Mrs. Liddle would keep the babe one Fair day & then drove down to Shannons Corners & got a Bussing girl to help her  The childrens arms are all sore & swollen  I cut the buckwheat down to the lower house.”

            Tues. Sept. 8: “ Ruby began school to-day at West Hebron and in the forenoon Roscoe took his horse & went out to the Fair (County Fair) & is going to stay through I sat up the buckwheat & cut brush & put on a kettle of feed & cut a little corn & went over on the other place & picked a few apples & brought them over here and the childrens arms are sore. & it is a cool raw & windy day potatoes are holding their own. I am not feeling very well my arm & shoulder are very lame.”

            Wed. Sept. 9: “ In the morning Ruby, Marion & I went out to the County Fair and Marion stayed out with her Aunt Jennie and Ruby & I got home about sun down & Harold & Hazel took Mary Bussing down home & it is a cloudy & quite cool day.”

            Thur. Sept. 10: “ We all went out to the County Fair we took the Babe over & left him with Mrs. Liddle and we got home about dark & Marion came home and Ruby stayed out with her Aunt Jennie and Roscoe is staying out there and Mrs. Bussing came home with us & it is a cool raw & windy day.”

            Fri. Sept. 11: “ In the morning Georgia, James & I went out to the County Fair and Mrs. Bussing kept the children that didn’t go to school and we got home about sundown and Roscoe came home & brought Ruby & it is a cool raw & windy day and dusty too.”

            Sat. Sept. 12: “ Roscoe & I picked apples all day & we got the blush about all picked and it s a nice day warmer & pleasant at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron cool nights.”

            Sun. Sept. 13: “ Roscoe & Ruby went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. Johnson and they stayed for Sunday school & Georgia & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day warmer but cool nights   At night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to prayer meeting. The childrens arms are all getting along nicely now.”

            Mon. Sept. 14: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took a small grist down to West Hebron & got it ground and got the tire sat on the Double Wagon & some shoeing done. & I put up13 barrels of apples and in the afternoon we both put the heads in the barrels & stenciled them and then we picked the rest of the Fall apples and drawed them up to the barn 8 barrels & it is a nice day  Hot & getting dry again Ruby went to school & Mr. Will Roonan & a man came up to cut corn for us to day over on the Kinney place below the House”

            Tues. Sept. 15: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took a load of apples out to Fort Edward & left them on the grist mill steps for Stern he intend to load them on a car & ship them to New York but I got a chance to sell them for 1.15 net I cut brush over on the other place & in the afternoon I cut brush & when Roscoe came home we sorted the rest of the apples and it is a warm day nice weather. Hot days & cool nights. Will Roonan & his man cut corn all day  on the other place.”

            Wed. Sept. 16: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I gathered up a load of cider apples and in the afternoon Roscoe took the load of cider apples down to Judson Williams Argyle 60 bu @ 20’  per bu and I cut brush up around the meadows or fences & Will Roonan & his man cut corn all day over on the other place & it is a nother hot day & pleasant.  the babe is not very well. at night when she got home from school went down & got Mrs. Bussing.”

            Thur. Sept. 17: “ Roscoe drawed manure all day over in the old orchard on the Kinney place & I loaded it under the horse stable and it is a hot & dry day & the men cut corn over on the other place in the field south of the woods and it is a nice time to cut corn.  at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Fri. Sept. 18: “ Roscoe drawed manure all day over on the old orchard below the road on the other place and I loaded it and it is a nother Hot day the men cut corn on the hill back of the house and it is drying up in great shape.”

            Sat. Sept. 19: “ Roscoe drawed manure all day up on top of the hill in the meadow & I loaded it in the barn yard & we got it nearly all out & he used 2 teams going up the hill & Harold brought the one team down to the road and it is a nice pleasant day some cooler & the men cut corn all day on the hill back of the house & they got it almost done and Roscoe went down to West Hebron at night.”

            Sun. Sept. 20: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Marjory & Marion, Hazel & Harold went to church & 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 nice pleasant day and warm too. terrible dusty at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron. Marjory was sick after she came home from church.”

            Mon. Sept 21: “ In the morning when Roscoe caught the horses Dick seemed to be chocked or running & slobbering to the nose so I telephoned down to Cossayuna & had Dr. McEachron come up & see him & he thought he was chocked or had something in his head & left some medicine and in the afternoon Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got his horse shawd & I gathered some burdocks & burned them and chored around and it is a very Hot & dry day.  Marjory was sick so we had the Doctor come up & see her   Billy Rooney & his man came up to cut the rest of the corn on the big hill & then went down & began digging potatoes in the lower fallow but didn’t dig long they quit & went home.”

            Tues. Sept. 22: “ In the morning Roscoe took his horse & Mollie & took a load of apples 13 bbls out to Glens Falls and got home after dark a while and I husked corn awhile over to the other place and then came over & cut some brush and in the afternoon I cut some brush and chored around and went over on the other place & picked a tree of pound sweet apples and it is a very hot day to hot to work and very dusty we think the horse is getting along but don’t know how bad he is I guess.  The Doctor came up to see Marjory she is better to-day.”

            Wed. Sept. 23: “ In the morning I thought the horse was worse so I telephoned for Dr. McMahon & when he came up to see the horse he thought he had an eruption in the throat & couldn’t get anything pass it into his stomach so he telephoned for Dr. Filkins & he came out & he run a probe down in to his stomach we had an awful time they both think the horse will die he is an awful sick horse they went home before noon and then Roscoe & I cleaned up the barn floor & after dinner we drawed in the buckwheat & I thrashed it & Roscoe burned some burdocks down to the lower house and then we dug a few potatoes in the orchard they are a pretty good crop there and at night we had a heavy Thunder shower rained a lot and when Ruby got home from school she went down & got Mrs. Bussing.”       

            Thur. Sept. 24: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went down & dug potatoes in his field in the lower fallow & we brought them up we got about 20 bu and in the afternoon we sorted & loaded up part of a load of potatoes for Roscoe 27 bu & 4 bbls of apples and we put them in the big barn & then we chored around it rained or drizzled most all afternoon & it rained right down at night and Roscoe went down to West Hebron  The horse is no better I guess.”

            Fri. Sept. 25: “ In the morning Roscoe went out to Glens Falls and took 27 bu of his potatoes & 4 bbls of apples for me & drove Mollie & his Horse and got back about dark & in the forenoon I husked corn over on the other place and Dick Horse died about noon & in the afternoon I looked up a place to bury him & I picked some apples down in the meadow pound sweets and after Ruby came home I drawed the dead horse up in the back field & buried him and it is a cool & windy day at night James was sick & we called the Doctor.”

            Sat. Sept. 26: “ James very sick all night we was up with him all night he had a high fever & we hard work to keep him from having convulsions and we had the Doctor come up again and in the forenoon Roscoe & I dug potatoes up in the orchard the children picked them we got a load and in the afternoon we picked apples down in the orchard pound sweets 11 barrels and James is better at night. the Doctor stopped when he went by it is a cool & windy day Roscoe went down to West Hebron at night.”

            Sun. Sept. 27: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Harold, Marion & Hazel went to church drove 2 rigs and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for sunday school and Johnnie &  Mary came down awhile and James is some better to-day and it is a cool & windy & cloudy day rained a little in the morning Roscoe took Mrs. Bussing down home and at night he went down to West Hebron.”

            Mon. Sept. 28: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I dug potatoes down in the lower fallow his (& 2 men came up from West Hebron & took our potatoes or what they can dig for $7 and acre of 6000 hills & get their dinner.) and we got a small load and in the afternoon   We dug potatoes up in the old orchard and we got most a load and it is a cloudy & cool day.”

            Tues. Sept. 29: Roscoe & I dug potatoes nearly all day in the old orchard & got 2 jags & put them in the Horse barn cellar and the men dug potatoes all day nearly down in Roscoes field in the fallow and they got 2 jags & we brought them up & onloaded them in the horse barn cellar and it is

a nice pleasant day after the freeze it was a rank frost it killed all vegetation everywhere.”

            Tues. Sept. 30: “ In the morning we had a Thunder shower but it cleared off & was a nice day but the men didn’t come up to-day Roscoe & I dug potatoes all day in the orchard & we got 2 nice loads and they are a nice crop and it rained some last night. Roscoe went down after Mrs. Bussing.”

            Wed. Oct. 1: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I dug potatoes up in the orchard & in the afternoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & got it back & got a horse shawd & I picked some apples and the men dug potatoes nearly all day down in the lower fallow & we brought the potatoes up & put them in the barn cellar and it is a nice day some cloudy & cooler.”

            Fri. Oct. 2: “ Roscoe & I dug potatoes all day up in the orchard & we got 2 nice loads the children picked up the most of them & we picked a few apples at noon and the men dug potatoes most all day down in the lower fallow & we brought up the potatoes & put them in the barn cellar. and it is a nice day    at night Georgia, Roscoe, Ruby & Marion & Hazel went over to the church to a Social & Mrs. Bussing & I kept the youngsters.”

            Sat. Oct. 3: “ In the morning we all went out to Fort Edward & done some trading and Mrs. Bussing kept the babe, Mary E. & John C. & got dinner for the men. They dug potatoes nearly all day down in the lower fallow & it is a nice day we brought in one load and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron & Ruby took Mrs. Bussing home.”

            Sun. Oct. 4: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Harold & Marion, Hazel & I went to church & we heard a sermon by a Missionary Mr. Henderson and we stayed for Sunday school and Georgia stayed at home & kept the youngsters and at night Roscoe, Mr. Smith & Ruby went down to West Hebron to hear a Missionary speak at the U.  P. church and it is a pleasant & warm day.”

            Mon. Oct. 5: “ In the forenoon We dug potatoes up in the orchard 1 load & in the afternoon We finished digging in the orchard and got one load that the men dug  they dug down in the lower fallow nearly all day & it is a warm day clear   I picked some apples when I had time. Ruby didn’t go to school to day.”

            Tues. Oct. 6: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I began digging on the hill back of the house above the corn we got a load & the children picked them up they are a fair crop and in the afternoon Roscoe went over in Hebron and got Gene Brown’s mooving & brought him over in our Tenement house and I picked apples and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Wed. Oct. 7: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I dug potatoes up on the hill back of the house and in the afternoon We put up a load of apples 13 bbls of pound sweets and chored around & the men dug potatoes down in the lower fallow and it is a nice day     at night Ruby & I & John McKernon & his Wife took an Auto ride out to Hudson Falls & heard Colonel Rosevelt speak and there was a big crowd there & George Ferguson took us.”

            Thur. Oct. 8: “ Roscoe took a load of apples 13 bbls out to Glens Falls and he got home about dark & brought home a man with him & I picked apples all day. Greenings and it is a nice day clear & warm and Eugene dug potatoes down in the fallow & his man didn’t show  up.”

            Fri. Oct. 9: “ We all dug potatoes up in the piece above the orchard & we got 3 loads over 100 bu and they were pretty good and in the morning Roscoe went down to the McEachron place & got an old sow & 11 pigs and Eugene dug potatoes down in the fallow his man didn’t show up and it is a nice pleasant day & Hot too. the children picked the potatoes for us.  at night Roscoe & Ruby were away to a dance.”

            Sat. Oct. 10: “ We dug potatoes all day up on the side hill back of the house above the corn and we got 4 loads & the children picked them for us & we got most done up there and Eugene dug down in the fallow alone & at night he had a horse to go down to West Hebron &  Roscoe went too by himself and it is a nice day.”

            Sun. Oct. 11: “ Roscoe, Ruby, Marion, Hazel & Harold went to church & they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for sunday school & it was rally day and Georgia & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice day clear warm dry & dusty  Roscoes Back is lame but he had to go to West Hebron at night just the same.”

            Mon. Oct. 12: “ In the morning Eugene, Rob & I went down on the big side hill & went at digging potatoes and we dug all day got 3 loads they are a fair crop and Roscoe’s back is no better he is not able to do any work. and the children picked up the potatoes there was no school at West Hebron and it is a nice day to work a little cooler. Guy dug potatoes down in the lower fallow

 110 bu Giants”  (the Bushels of potatoes were listed at the bottom of the page)

            Tues. Oct. 13: “ Eugene, Rob & I dug potatoes all day down on the big hill on the Kinney place and we got 3 loads and the children picked the most of them and Roscoe’s back is some better but not able to work and in the afternoon he went down to West Hebron & bought a team of Albert Flowers for $426  - Bay with White faces and it is a cold raw & windy day cold all day wind is in the north Guy dug down in the lower fallow  100 bu. Giants”

            Wed. Oct. 14: “ In the morning we all sorted a load of Roscoes potatoes in the barn cellar and Roscoe took the load 56 bu with the new team out to Glens Falls to the A & P. Tea Co. & he got home after dark and Eugene, Rob & I dug potatoes all day down on the big hill & we got 3 loads they were fair and the children picked the most of them and it is a nice pleasant day we had a hard frost last night but was warmer to day.  Guy dug potatoes down in the lower fallow  100 bu Giants    Robbie Smith came up to lay the chimleys on the roof of the house over.”

            Thur. Oct. 15: “ In the morning we all loaded up a load of potatoes Giants for the children & Roscoe took the load down to Salem with the new team and he got 45’ and Eugene, Rob & I dug potatoes all day over on the big hill and we got 3 loads & the children picked them for us or the most of them and Roscoe stopped at West Hebron & got the new team shawd & got the wagon repaired and it is a nice day warm & some cloudy looks like rain      Rob Smith worked all day at the chimneys & got one done over the kitchen   100 bu Giants”

            Fri. Oct. 16: “ We didn’t dig any to day it rained a little now & then all day but didn’t amount to much either Rob Smith plastered some in our house & some down to the lower house and he went home before night awhile & Eugene drawed some old rails and I picked some apples to boil and Roscoe took a Double wagon wheel down to West Hebron to get sat and we chored around & at night Roscoe went away and I sorted a load of apples.”         

            Sat. Oct. 17: “ It rained some in the forenoon I picked a few apples and Roscoe & Eugene went down to Argyle & got Mollie shawd and in the afternoon Roscoe & Ruby went to church and Marion, Hazel, Harold & Marjory went down to West Hebron to Miss Scoots the school teacher & Billy came over to see our team & he, Rob & I went up & dug out the rest of the potatoes up above the corn on the hill back of the house & we got them all dug over a load and at night Rob took Mrs. Bussing home & Roscoe went down to West Hebron and Rob Hughey came along & stopped he is going to help us dig potatoes.”

            Sun. Oct. 18: “ Roscoe & Ruby went to church & they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & it was Sacrament Sabbath and Georgia & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters. but after dinner Georgia & I went down and seen Uncle John Black he is very low or sick and” (nothing more written)

            Mon. Oct. 19. “ In the forenoon it rained & we didn’t do much but chore around and in the afternoon it partly cleared off and we all Eugene, Rob H. & Rob W & Roscoe & Harold & Hazel went over on the hill and got 2 loads of potatoes & it came on rain & we came to the house & I picked a few apples      70 bu Giants”

            Tues. Oct. 20: “ In the morning Roscoe took a load of apples out to Glens Falls 13 bbls to Stern and he got home after dark awhile and Eugene, Rob H. & Rob W. & I dug potatoes all day over on the big hill & we got 4 loads and it is nice digging to-day warm & clear   Ruby & Marion stayed at home   Marion, Harold & Hazel picked 160 bu Giants potatoes   Guy dug down in the lower fallow & he got all done down there.”

            Wed. Oct. 21: “ Eugene, Rob H. Roscoe & I dug potatoes all day down on the big hill Hazel, Harold, James & Marjory helped to pick them and we got 4 not full loads and Guy dug down on the hill and Rob W. was sick and it is a nice pleasant & warm day at night Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went down to West to a moving picture show and it is beautiful weather for the time of year       

                                    55bu G    80 bu Irish     30 bu Poten”

            Thur. Oct. 22: “ Eugene, Rob H. Roscoe & I dug potatoes all day on the big hill & we got 4 loads & Guy dug too part of the day and Marion stayed at home & helped Harold & Hazel pick potatoes and it is a nice pleasant day only a cool north wind & kept getting colder, and is quite cool at night                   30 Poten                    150 G.”

            Fri. Oct. 23: “ Eugene, Rob H. Roscoe & I dug potatoes all day down on the big side hill & the children helped to pick them up and Guy & Leon (his brother) both dug potatoes all day on the hill. We are going over the hill now and it is a nice pleasant day warmer and a fine day to dig. at night Roscoe & Ruby went away  I boiled a kettle for feed at night        50 bu. Knoxalls     130 bu Giants.”

            Sat. Oct. 24: “ Eugene, Rob H. Roscoe & I dug potatoes down on the hill all day and the children picked them up mostly and the Barkley boys dug on the hill also and we got in 6 loads and they are not so good a crop now and it was a nice forenoon but in the afternoon the wind got up from the North and was cold on the hill no mistake at night Eugene had a horse to go down to West Hebron & Roscoe went down to West Hebron    55 bu Giants   80 bu Knoxalls  50 bu Enormous”

            Sun. Oct. 25: “ We didn’t go to any church to day so all stayed at home but Roscoe & Georgia took a ride with the big team and Ruby went away and Roscoe went down to West Hebron at night to church and it is a nice pleasant day warm & clear Hazel was sick in the morning.”

            Mon. Oct. 26: “ Eugene, Rob H. Roscoe & I  dug potatoes all day & picked them up and the Barkley boys came over & dug all day on the hill and it is a nice warm day but some cloudy & rained some at night and school began again Hazel is better to day.  

                          40 bu. Enormous                   60 bu. Giants                         60 bu Mills Pride”

            Tues. Oct. 27: “ In the morning to our surprize the ground was covered with snow and We all went up on the Hill & began digging potatoes & the Barkley boys came too but it came on a snow storm so we all quit & came to the house it was cold too. and the Barkley boys went home & Eugene did too. & Rob, Roscoe & I sorted & loaded up a load of potatoes and in the afternoon Eugene, Rob H. Roscoe & I dug potatoes on the hill the snow had thawed away but was cold & Freezing all day in the shade I guess quite cold at night &clear too.   10 bu Giants                     65 bu. Mills Pride”

            Wed. Oct. 28: “ Eugene, Rob H. & I dug potatoes all day on the big hill & the Barkley boys came up & dug too & we got done all done digging potatoes we left 2 small piles up on the hill that we couldn’t get on the wagons the boys dug 3 acres on the hill and Roscoe took a load of his potatoes out to Glens Falls to Sam Halpin and he got home after dark awhile he had on    bu at 50’ and it was frooze hard in the morning but thawed out about 10 o’clock and it got warmer wind is in the East  Lydia came home at night with Ruby & Marion     130 Giants     20 Mills Pride”

            Thur. Oct. 29: “ Eugene & I drawed corn from the field south of the woods on the Kinney place & got it all in 4 loads & put it in the Hay barn & Roscoe went over to Billys & got his Wagon & Hayrack & he & Rob drawed in corn all day from the field south of the house on the Kinney place with the big team & Eugene & I helped to draw down there we got 3 loads down there & we got it all in we put it in the North mow in the big barn and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Fri. Oct. 30: “ In the forenoon it rained and I boiled a kettle of feed & chored around & Roscoe took Billys wagon & rack home & I picked up some apples over on the other place & we brought them over home & 5 cans of water when he  came back and Rob went away awhile & in the afternoon Rob & Roscoe husked some corn & cleaned out the barn floor and I picked some apples up in the orchard and it cleared off warm but some windy at night Ruby didn’t come home & Roscoe went down to West Hebron & brought her home.”

            Sat. Oct. 31: “ In the forenoon we all drawed in the corn & stalks up on the hill back of the house & we got it all in & began picking apples down in the orchard below the road Ben Davis In the afternoon we all picked apples & Harold & James picked some off the ground and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron and in the afternoon Ruby went over to the church to practice . It is a nice pleasant day but cold last night frooze but was a nice day.”

            Sun. Nov. 1: “ Ruby, Marion & Hazel & Harold & James & I went to church & we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was Ephesians the 1 chapter & the 3 verse and we stayed for Sunday school and Georgia & Roscoe stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day. at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron and it is a nice pleasant day & warm”

            Mon. Nov. 2: “ Eugene, Rob & I picked apples all day down in the orchard below the road in the meadow & we got them all picked. and Roscoe took a load of apples out to Glens Falls to Stern 13 bbls at 1.25 and he got home about dark and it is a nice day only some windy & cooler at night.”

            Tues. Nov. 3: “ In the forenoon roscoe Harold & I went over to the other place and picked the rest of the apples in the orchards on the trees & ground also and in the afternoon  we picked up a load of apples up in the old orchard and then I went down to Argyle & voted and got home before dark and it is a nice pleasant  day warm as summer & it is very dry too. at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Wed. Nov. 4: “ We husked some corn & we loaded up a load of potatoes and I cut some old rails for Kettle wood and boiled a kettle of apples & feed for the Hogs and it is a nice pleasant day and nice roads Election returns every thing is Republican in this State.”

            Thur. Nov. 5: “ In the morning Roscoe took a load of the childrens potatoes out to Glens Falls 53 bu @ 45’ to M. Metzner and I husked some corn and chored around and I cut some Kettle wood and it is a nice day it rained a little squirt and I sold the sheep & lambs to Mr. McMillen Roscoe got home a little after dark.”

            Fri. Nov. 6: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took 2 cider casks over to the other place & filled them with water & I picked 2 barrels of apples & then we picked up the rest of the apples & put them in the box and in the afternoon we husked some corn and chored around & Roscoe went down & got Mrs. Bussing to stay with the children to-night  At night Roscoe, Ruby went & Georgia, Marion, Harold, Hazel, Marjory, James & I went to an entertainment at our church & Mrs. Bussing kept the little ones and it is a nice day cloudy & cool Eugene cut cord wood to-day.”

            Sat. Nov. 7: “ In the morning we got up early and Roscoe went down to North Argyle & got Will Stack & Rob Smith & they laid over the other 2 chimneys & Roscoe waited on them and in the forenoon I chored around churned & drawed some water & Marion took Mrs. Bussing home & in the afternoon, Georgia & I went down to Uncle John Blacks funeral they burried him at Argyle and it most dark when we got home & after supper I took the men home & Roscoe went down to W. Hebron and it is a cloudy day it rained & hailed a little before night a little it is a cool day.”           

            Sun. Nov. 8: “ Georgia, Marion, Marjory & Mary E. went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Ruby, Roscoe & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it was cloudy & began raining in the afternoon & rained the rest of the day & is cool too.”

            Mon. Nov. 9: “ In the forenoon I boiled a kettle of feed & Roscoe went over to the other place and got the cider barrels & we loaded up some cider apples and put up a grist and roscoe took the grist down to West Hebron & left it & took the apples up to Jenkins & got the cider home with him and brought the grist and I husked some corn and went up in the meadow on top of the hill & spread some manure and it is a nice day only getting colder all day.  Freezing at night.” 

            Tues. Nov. 10: “ In the forenoon roscoe & I helped Mother to Wash and in the afternoon Roscoe loaded up a load of potatoes and I penciled one of the chimleys on the main part of the house & Roscoe helped me to move the stagen over around the other chimley & I painted it over read once & I husked some corn for the hogs and it is a nice day only cold it frooze pretty hard last night and is cold to night. & Roscoe went down to West Hebron at night.”

            Wed. Nov. 11: “ In the morning Roscoe took a load of potatoes out to Glens Falls 65 bu @ 45’ to a Mr. Hunter they were mine and I chored around & I penciled the other chimney and Mother helped me to take down the stagen & braces and I husked some corn & we boiled cider & I had to cut some wood to burn and Roscoe didn’t get home very early and it was some cloudy but cleared off nice & warm too. at night it rained a shower & Lydia came home with the girls from school.”

            Thur. Nov. 12: “ In the forenoon we husked some corn & I sold a load of potatoes & in the afternoon Roscoe took the big team down to West Hebron & got them shawd and I sorted & loaded up a load of potatoes and it is a nice pleasant day. Marion went to school alone and Lydia & Ruby helped Mother in the forenoon & in the afternoon they went over to Adamsville and came back at night.”

            Fri. Nov. 13: “ In the morning Roscoe & I took both teams over on the other place & plowed till about 3 o’clock & then it came on rain & drove us to the house and it is a cloudy & windy day but not cold.  at night it Thundered & light shower.”

            Sat. Nov. 14: “ In the forenoon we both went over to the other place & plowed with both teams and in the afternoon Roscoe went over & finished plowing in the field below the house and I began plowing on the hill back of the house & boiled a kettle of feed and it is a nice pleasant day at night roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron.”

            Sun. Nov. 15: “ We didn’t go to church any of us to day so all stayed at home with the

youngsters and it rained a little most all day & about night came right along a nice rain some cooler at night.”

            Mon. Nov. 16: “ In the forenoon We husked come corn & chored around and it rained some it was very warm in the morning and it got colder quite windy in the afternoon & I churned & went up on top of the hill in the meadow & spread some manure and Roscoe rode his horse down to West Hebron a horseback & got him shawd and it is colder at night and very windy too.”

            Tues. Nov. 17: “ In the morning Roscoe took a load of potatoes out to Glens Falls 65 bu at 45’ to John S. Powers and he got home a little after dark and in the forenoon I chored around and in the afternoon I plowed up on the hill above the house and it was frooze all day on the north side I never plowed when it was so cold I don’t think it would freeze just as I plowed & the wind was fierce It is about a disagreeable day as I ever saw for the time of year it is cold at night.” 

            Wed. Nov. 18: “ It is the coldest yet the frost went into the barns we chored around and in the afternoon  we loaded up a load of potatoes andI husked a little it is a cold raw day it didn’t thaw much the air feels like snow.”

            Thur. Nov. 19: “ In the morning it was cloudy & soon began to snow & did snow nearly all day in the afternoon we husked some corn & put up a grist and it looks some  like winter.  it is a fierce day to be out but not very cold the snow keeps a coming.”        

            Fri. Nov. 20: “ We drawed over apples from the barn Floor to the Horse barn cellar & got the apples that was in barrels all over & some of the apples that was loose on the floor and it snowed nearly all day it was a nasty day. we got over 100 barrels in the cellar and at night Roscoe, Ruby & Marion went down to West Hebron to a party at Everetts for Lydia and the snow is about 6 inches deep here  Harold helped us to pick apples from the Floor.”

            Sat. Nov. 21: “ In the forenoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & got it back home & got the Horses legs clipped and he stayed nearly all day & Harold & I picked up some apples that was on the Floor and husked some corn & boiled a kettle of feed for the hogs and Roscoe to the grist on sleighs and it is a cool & raw day it don’t thaw any good sleighing around here & West of here.”

            Sun. Nov. 22: “ Roscoe, Ruby  & Hazel & Harold, Marion, James & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and we stayed for sunday school and we both tool sleighs & it is cloudy & some warmer it thawed a little to-day the sleighing is not so good over East of us not so much snow.       Brought in the sheep”

            Mon. Nov. 23: “ 2 below zero at Salem  In the morning we loaded the sheep & Lambs and Roscoe took them down to Salem 5 sheep & 5 Lambs 461# & 6 Sheep 594 # @ 3’ and I sorted some apples and it is a cold day and I sold a load of apples to 1.75 & I sorted them a load 12 bbls and Roscoe got home about Middle of the afternoon & it is a Winters day but pleasant. No school at West Hebron this Week Roscoe took the lambs in a sleigh    pretty good sleighing around here.”

            Tues. Nov. 24: “ In the morning Roscoe took a load of apples out to Glens Falls 12 bbls at 1.75 and I chored around I sorted out the rest of the Ben F=Davis and put them in barrels & I sorted another load of apples to go to-morrow & it is a cold day but pleasant good sleighing out to Fort Edward & Glens Falls and Roscoe got home after dark awhile.”

            Wed. Nov. 25: “ In the morning Roscoe took a load of apples out to Glens Falls to Red Line Co. 12 bbls and I chored around and boiled a Kettle of feed & in the afternoon I husked corn awhile and it is thawing some to day the sleighing is getting thin around here and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron in a wagon it is pleasant & some cloudy it acts like a thaw.”

            Thur. Nov. 26: “ In the forenoon we drawed the potatoes that was down in the cellar of the lower house and sorted them we put them in sacks & put them in the house cellar and in the afternoon we chored around & husked a little corn & we had our thanks giving dinner at home & it is a warm day the sleighing is all gone now & the snow is nearly all gone.”

            Fri. Nov. 27: “ In the morning Roscoe took a load of potatoes out to Glens Falls to Metzner for me and he got home after dark a little and in the forenoon I plowed on the hill back of the house and in the afternoon I spread manure up on top of the hill in the meadow and it is pleasant & clear but windy & is getting colder freezing at night Roscoe went to party when he got home & Ruby went to a dance at Argyle.”

            Sat. Nov. 28: “ In the forenoon I boiled a kettle of feed for the hogs & we sorted a load of apples 13 bbls & loaded them and in the afternoon we husked some & chored around and it is a pleasant day but cold in the shade at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”

            Sun. Nov. 29: “ Roscoe & Ruby & Marion, Hazel, Marjory & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and his text was in the 33 chapter of Deuteronomy and we stayed for Sunday school and Georgia stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice pleasant day & warm it thaws out day time & is quite muddy and after dinner Ruby & Mar #. went down & got Mrs. Bussing & after that Roscoe & Ruby went down to West Hebron.”

            Mon. Nov. 30: “ In the morning Roscoe took a load of apples 13 bbls out to Glens Falls (Red Line Co.) and after I got the chores done Georgia, Ruby, Marion, James & I went out to Fort Edward and done some trading & then took the cars & went up to Glens Falls & we all got home after night awhile Mrs. Bussing kept the babe & youngsters what didn’t go to school and it was a peach of a day warm & rather cloudy.”

            Tues. Dec. 1: “ In the forenoon it rained a little enough to make it nasty we husked some & boiled a kettle of feed and put up a grist and in the afternoon Roscoe took a small grist down to West Hebron & got the big team shawd & the girls got Maud shod too. and I plowed on the hill back of the house and it is a warm day foggy & cloudy a dismal day in earnest.”

            Wed. Dec. 2: “ In the morning We went down to the woods and cut 2 poles & brought them up to the house & made a wood rack to snake down the cord wood of from the mountain and then we went up on the hill in the woods back of the barn & drawed down what cord wood was cut on our side 3½ cords & put it in a pile at the foot of the hill and it is a fine day Indian summer I guess and we had very good luck in drawing down the wood we took the front bob & put our rack on & let it drag on the ground.”

            Thur. Dec. 3: “ In the morning I cut a road down on the other side of the fence on the Kinney place and we went at drawing down the cord wood that was cut on that side 4½ cord we got it all but 1 load it was steep as a tree some places we put a chain under each pole and let it drag or snake down and it is getting cooler at night wind got in the north”

            Fri. Dec. 4: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I went over on the other place & spread the manure that was on the old orchard East of the road and when we got it all spread & then drawed down the other load of wood off the hill that is all that is cut yet. and in the afternoon we plowed with both teams on the hill back of the house and didn’t get quite done and at night Roscoe went to a dance down to Lashers and it is a cold raw & windy day it thawed out but was colder than ever at night.”

            Sat. Dec. 5: “ In the forenoon We loaded & sorted a load of potatoes down in the barn cellar & went down  to the lower house cellar & got what second potatoes that was there and then drawed over the rest  of the apples that was in the barn & put them in the barn cellar and in the afternoon I spread some manure up on top of the hill in the meadow and Roscoe finished plowing up on the side hill back of the house and it is a cold raw & windy day I boiled a kettle of feed for the hogs and is still colder at night. and Roscoe went down to West Hebron.”        

            Sun. Dec. 6: “ Georgia, Hazel & Harold, Ruby, Marion & John C. went to church drove 2 rigs and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Roscoe & I stayed at home and kept the youngsters and it is a nice day some cloudy & cool.  roads are getting some smoother to-day”

            Mon. Dec. 7: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I husked corn & put up a grist and in the afternoon Roscoe took the grist down to West Hebron & got it home & got 1 horse shawd and the milk wagon a false seat put on & the horses legs clipped Mollie & Nell  and I chored around I husked a little & cut some old wood for the Kettle in the hog pen and it is a cold raw windy & cloudy day it looks like snow.”

            Tues. Dec. 8: “ In the morning Roscoe took Ruby & Marion down to West Hebron to school and they stayed down all night at Everetts and I husked some corn and in the afternoon we chored around and husked some corn and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to the Farmers Institute and it is another windy, cloudy and cool day.”

            Wed. Dec. 9: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I helped to Wash and I boiled a kettle of feed & Roscoe drawed some water form the well from the lower house & in the afternoon we husked some corn & Roscoe drove down to West Hebron and got Ruby & Marion from school and it is a cool & raw day & cloudy.”

            Thur. Dec. 10: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I husked some corn and in the afternoon we went down to Doc Kinneys Auction and it snowed I bought a chunk stove & 1 set of Doubletree & Whiffletrees and it is a cloudy day & began snowing about 2 o’clock & snowed for 2 Hours

ground is white. not very cold but does not thaw any.

            Fri. Dec. 11: “ In the forenoon Roscoe & I husked some corn in the hay barn & in the afternoon we husked some corn in the big barn. John C. is sick to day but we didn’t have a Doctor & Mary Elizabeth is too. and at night Ruby, Marion & Hazel & Roscoe went over to the church to a social and it is a nice day cool & cloudy not very cold but don’t’ thaw much the snow thawed off on the south side of the hills.”

            Sat. Dec. 12: “ In the forenoon Roscoe went down to Doc. Kinneys & got the Double tree & Whiffletrees & the stove & went on down to Argyle & got another stove of Winchester & some pipe & a roll of tarred paper and I husked corn and in the afternoon we banked the cellar wall of the house with the tarred paper and put some dirt around the bottom & chored around and it is a nice pleasant day cool nights at night Roscoe took Ruby down to West Hebron to choir rehersal.”

            Sun. Dec. 13: “ Roscoe & Ruby & Hazel went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Georgia, Marion & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters & it was a nice forenoon but began snowing in the afternoon & the ground is White again. not very cold.”

            Mon. Dec. 14: “ In the morning Roscoe took the load of potatoes out to Mr. Sabourine up at Greens Bridge most to Glens Falls 56 5/6 by @ 45’ and I chored around and husked some corn & put up a small grist and he got home after dark awhile and it is a very windy day the wind was in the West & it kept getting colder all day Roscoe brought home the cabbage 50 Head.”

            Tues. Dec. 15: “ We chored around & I husked some corn & we sat up the stoves and it is a cold & wintery day rough around here”

            Wed. Dec. 16: “ We chored around & husked some corn and it is a cold raw day In the forenoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & took Ruby & Marion down to school they are boarding at Everetts now and at night Roscoe went down & got Mrs. Bussing.”       

            Thur. Dec. 17: “ In the forenoon Roscoe went down to Cossayuna & got a bull calf and a bbl of Sugar and I chored around & husked some corn and it is a cold raw winters day and at night Rob Hughey came over here to help me to cut wood, I sorted some potatoes in the barn cellar & put them in barrels.”

            Fri. Dec. 18: “ Rob & I cut cord wood over on the side hill above the swamp and Roscoe chored around & fixed places for horses and at night the young people had a party here for Ruby and it is a nice pleasant day cool.”

            Sat. Dec. 19: “ In the forenoon Rob & I cut cord wood over on the side hill above the swamp   on the Kinney side and in the afternoon it snowed & Roscoe & Ruby, Lydia, Hazel, Marion & Harold went over to the church to practice for their Christmas Entertainment and Rob took Mrs. Bussing down home and it snowed & was wet & a nasty storm.”

            Sun. Dec. 20: “ Roscoe, Ruby & Lydia went to church together & Marion, Hazel, James & I went to church and we heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron & his text was Matthew the 2 chapter and the first verse and we stayed for Sunday school & Georgia, Harold & Rob stayed at home and kept the youngsters and at night Roscoe took Lydia down home & went to church and it is icy in places & snow enough for sleighing around here.”

            Mon. Dec. 21: “ It began snowing before day light & kept busy till afternoon & it is cloudy & not very cold it snowed about 6 or 8 inches enough for good sleighing now & in the morning Roscoe took Ruby & Marion down to West Hebron to school and got the big team shawd and he drove the bob sleighs and Will McNeil, Jim Rye, Rob & I butchered our pork 12 Head and we got done after Noon awhile and it is a nasty storm.”

            Tues. Dec. 22: “ In the morning Roscoe took the pork out to Glens Falls 11 pigs”          (space  was left blank but found 1801# recorded in back of diary) “ @ 11’ per # and he got home a little after dark and Rob stayed around till after dinner He & I cut up the pork the old hog and he drove Mollie down to West Hebron on a cutter & Ruby & Marion brought her home from school they came and it is a cold raw & windy day getting colder all day lots of snow for sleighing when it gets trod out it will be nice sleighing Mrs. Bussing came home with Roscoe.”

            Wed. Dec. 23: “ In the morning Georgia, Ruby & I went out to Glens Falls & we drove out all the way in the bob sleighs and it is good sleighing drifted in places and we didn’t get home till 8 o’clock and Mrs. Bussing, Roscoe & Marion kept the youngsters and we had a busy day Roscoe done the chores & it is a cold day but pleasant below zero in places in the morning.”

            Thur. Dec. 24: “ In the morning Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & took Marion down to school & left her and I chored around and in the afternoon Roscoe & I sorted part of a load of potatoes & put them in bags or sacks and at night we all but Mrs. Bussing & the babe went over to the church to a Xmas tree and we went in the bobsleighs Roscoe went down to West Hebron & got Marion & --- and it snowed most of the afternoon & at night too. it was some warmer but got colder in the night.”

            Fri. Dec. 25: “ In the morning after we got the chores all done we all went down to West Hebron to Everetts & spent Xmas and it is a cold raw & winters day wind is in the north in the morning Roscoe took Mrs. Bussing down home we got home before dark a little & it is most zero at night here.”

            Sat. Dec. 26: “ In the morning we fixed the wood rack & we went at drawing cord from over under the woods to the house & we got it all drawed over and we put up the rest of the load of potatoes and it is a cold day below zero all day in the shade the sleighing don’t waste any and at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron we keep the oil stove burning in the cellars”

            Sun. Dec. 27: “ Georgia, Marion & Hazel went to church and they heard a sermon by Mr. McEachron and they stayed for Sunday school and Ruby, Roscoe & I stayed at home & kept the youngsters and it is another cold day below zero but it is pleasant some warmer at night but very cold yet. at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron to prayer meeting.”

            Mon. Dec. 28: “ In the morning it looked like a storm so we went at drawing cord wood from down along the swamp in the woods & it looked like clearing off some got ready & loaded up a load of potatoes & Roscoe took them out to Glens Falls to the Tea Company 66 bu at 40’ and he got home after dark awhile and I husked corn and chored around and at night Will McNeil came over & sold me a qr of Beef and it is a nice day warmer and more like living:

            Tues. Dec. 29: “ Roscoe & I sorted another load of potatoes & put them in sacks and chored around and I husked a little corn and it is a nasty day it rained most of the day and frooze as it came and made a very hard crust a bad day to be out. at night Roscoe went down to West Hebron I guess.”

            Wed. Dec. 30: “ I husked corn most of the day and Roscoe helped and I sorted a few potatoes seconds and at night Roscoe went away to a party up to North Hebron I guess and it is a nice day only rather windy it is getting cooler quite windy and a sharp crust on top of the snow.”

            Thur. Dec. 31: “ We chored around and it is a cool day  In the forenoon we drawed over 1 load of Hay from the shed to the Horse barn & 1 load of oat straw from the big barn too the Horse barn and in the afternoon Roscoe took a grist down to West Hebron & got it back & at night we all went over to William Liddles & spent the Evening and it is a nice day only cool. We have come to the close of another year all well & enjoying good health it has not been a very good year financially”     

 

                                                            Notes & Bills:

                         “ Estimated

            1914 We had 2910 bu Potaotes

            big Hill back of school House             1735 bu.

            Old orchard ‘children’                               375   “

            piece above orchard on Hill        300   “

             Fallow lower ‘Roscoes’                       500   “

                                       Total       2910  bu.

 

Hay crop for 1914

 

On Kinney Place

Hill South of the Woods             3  Lo

Old Orchard                           2

Hill south of orchard             3

piece under Woods                        1

Island                                      1

Meadow along road                  2

back side Hill bear billys            1

swail in swamp                                 1

                                             14

 

On Home Place

Back Meadow                     4 Lo

Fallow on top of Hill               3

Side Hill in Upper fallow            2

Orchard by barn                3

Side hill back of barn            2

Orchard by barn                3

Side hill back of barn            2

field above lower House            3

big side hill                             3

Meadow on top of Hill            2

Swail by lower House   ½

    “    in Orchard below R.           

Little Meadow                             2

                                             27                   

                        Total             41 Lo

 

10 Loads of rye               10       

12      “     “  Oats            12

            Grand Total            63  “