August 1886

1 Sun
Clear and warm with a West wind. I drove myself and wife over to John Lindsey’s this morning.Stayed there till after dinner. R. Bell and wife was there. We got home about one o’clock. Harden and wife went to Sabboth School. Some thunder and a little rain in the afternoon. George Brown and wife and Mathias McDonald was here today. First new potatoes today. B.F. Jones called here today on his way home.

(Mathias McDonald, the son of Matthew & Ester McDonald, was twenty years old. They lived on the property that Fay Fulton, purchased October twenty-three, 1939.)

2 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and rain most all day. Some thunder through the day. Home all day choring round. Mr. Straight called in today. J.W. Fulton was in. Cora Rogers, Evelyn Fulton and John McDonald was here in the evening. Had a number of tunes on the organ that closed the days operation.

3 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind and heavy showers through the day. Some thunder. We mowed most all day. We finished mowing up by Giberson’s and some down here on Aaron. The weather still looks very rainy. So ends the day and we go to rest.

4 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and showery all day. Harden finished the chopping today. I was mowing all day on Aaron. Widow Stora Key called here today. J.W. Fulton here today. The weather still looks rainy. So ends the day and we go to rest.

5 Thu
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We was mowing in the forenoon. Went to raking in the afternoon and it came on a very heavy shower and wet our hay before we got it raked up. Wife and Anna was out to Delong’s in the afternoon. The weather looks more favorable tonight.

6 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind in the morning but shifted round different times through the day with heavy thunder and rain. Quite a number of heavy showers in the afternoon. We was building a culvert in the barnyard. Jim’s wife took dinner here today. Harden drove out to Aaron’s after Stella this afternoon. Got his took pulled. So ends the day.

7 Sat
Very foggy and cloudy with a warm SE wind in the forenoon but the sun came out in the afternoon. We finished our culvert at the barn and raked and put up about 200 cocks of hay for ourselves and some for Jim. Some rain at the NW. Forest Delano and Etta Silsbey called here tonight. Mrs. J. Giberson called in. So ends the day and we go to rest.

(Etta M. Silsbey was the 21 year old daughter of Goodell and Amelia Silsbey. Close friends and neighbors of the Fulton family)

8 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind in the forenoon. In the afternoon it cleared off very warm. I went to the school to hear Elder Cogsell preach. R. Bell and wife and Samuel Lilly was here to supper. James Kearney was here. Richard took Stella down with him to go over to her school on West Ridge. The weather looks good tonight.

9 Mon
Warm and foggy with a SW wind. Quite cloudy and smoky through the day. Signs of rain. We mowed half the day and hauled in about a hundred cocks of hay. There was a peddler here today by the name of James More. It rained a little just after dinner.

10 Tue
Clear sky but warm and quite smoky with a West wind. We was mowing and raking and hauling in hay. We hauled 42 cocks down to Aheran’s barn for Aaron. The first we put in for this season and 5th for ourselves. We raked and put up in cock 111 besides mowing till ten o’clock, besides a grist, and many other chores. So ends the day.

11 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Some rain. Harden hauled a load of hay out to Aaron. Twitched some spruce logs to Blanchard’s Mill for Stora Key to saw. Brought home a load of slabs and spalts. After supper we hauled in 72 cocks of hay. I mowed some. Anna went to Hallett’s to quilting. Alice and family and Mrs. McPherson was here. Just called in. Heavy thunder showers at the NW. So ends the day.

12 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We mowed till eleven o’clock A.M. It came on a heavy thunder shower and cleared off about 4 o’clock P.M. We mowed till night. J.W. Fulton and Cora Rogers called in. Clear and cold tonight.

13 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I went out to Blaine this morning. Took a firkin of butter and ten dozen eggs. Sold them to Jones. Got a letter from Libby. Got two letters for Stella. B.F. Fulton,one from Hill Gray. Saw Aaron. Called to G.W. Collins and got 100 meal. Called to Safford’s, called to Bell’s and got something to eat. Saw Billy Downs there. Came home and raked and hauled in 125 cocks of hay. Signs of more rain. So ends the day.

(The letter that Stella received from B.F. Fulton, was probably from seventeen year old Benjamin Franklin Fulton, the son of Ephraim and Louisa Fulton of Cass Lake, Minnesota)

14 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Heavy thunder and rain most all night and 3/4 of the day till four o’clock in the afternoon. Choring all day. I drove out to Howard Safford’s after supper. Got three gallons of molasses. Elden Wing called here today. Jim was here to dinner.

15 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife went out to Aaron’s. Thomas Bartley and wife came here tonight. Will Giberson here this morning. Perry was over to Lindsey’s today. Signs of a frost tonight. Some rain today about noon.

(Thomas and Jane Bartley, of Knoxford, the parents of Annie (Bartley) Fulton, coming to see their newly married daughter)

16 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Clear and nice till noon. Then the wind changed to the SE and commenced to rain about bedtime. Me and Harden was mowing and hauling in hay all day. John Russell was here to dinner. We sold him a yoke of steers. J.W. Fulton was here.  Mr. Bartley and wife here tonight. Raining on going to bed.

17 Tue
Cold with a NE rain all night and most all day. Mr. Bartley and wife started for home after dinner today. Harden was mowing all day. I was with a lame side laid up. Choring a little. It is still cloudy and rainy looking tonight.

18 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Some says there was frost. We finished mowing on Aaron’s today and we made a beginning across the brook. Mr. Houlton was here today. I sold him our lambs. J.W. Fulton was here tonight. It was quite rainy this afternoon and all appearance of more soon.

19 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden took a load of hay out to Aaron today. We finished haying on Aaron today. Oran Wing brought our roles home today from Adams. Some    showers today at the NW.

20 Fri
Clear and warm with a SW wind. Myself and wife went over on West Ridge this morning to Blackden’s to bring Stella home. Her school was done. Blackden brought her home. I sold him a pig. John Bartley and wife and son was here. Signs of rain tonight. J.W. Fulton here tonight.

21 Sat
Clear and warm with a SW wind. Me and Stella went to Blaine this morning. John Bartley and wife went with us to Larrabee’s. Called at Collin’s store and got Stella a pair of boots. Called at Safford’s, to Larrabee’s, to Aaron’s, to B.F. Jones and got mare shawed at Turner’s. Came back to Bell’s and got our dinners. Came home and hauled in three loads of hay. Heavy wind tonight.

22 Sun
Clear and warm with an East wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife went to meeting. John Bartlett and wife and son, R. Bell and wife, J.W. Fulton and wife, Mary, Orpha and George Hutchinson was here today. John and Abba here tonight.

23 Mon
Mostly clear and warm with a NW wind. I was mowing and putting up hay all day. Harden helped Jim to finish his hay today. James Kearney and a young Carmen was here today. We had now four days of dry weather. John Bartlett and wife left here for home this morning. Signs of rain tonight.

24 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain this morning. Harden and Perry went to Blaine this morning with the yearling steers for Russell. We had Jim today mowing and hauling in hay all day.John Hawksley here this evening. Still signs of rain tonight.
25 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We had Jim here helping us. We was mowing and putting up hay all day. John Clough and Lincoln Shanes was here today and Allen Gallop from Knoxford, N.B.

26 Thu
Foggy and warm with a SE wind. A.M. and changed P.M. to the NW and very smoky. Signs of    rain. We was mowing and cocking up hay all day. The weather still looks very dark at bedtime.

27 Fri
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was mowing and hauling in hay today. We put two hundred cocks in a stack. Hauled sixty to the barn. Cora Rogers, J. Giberson, Mr. Workman was here today and J.W. Fulton. Weather looks fine tonight. So ends the day and we go to rest.

28 Sat
Very smoky and warm with a West wind. So smoky that when the sun is in sight you can look at it the same as you can at the moon and not hurt your eyes. We finished our stack today. We put 320 cocks in it. Jim went with Harden to Jim Craig’s barn raising this afternoon. Jim Craig, Jim Fulton and Dell Nutter was here today. Dell Nutter took dinner here. It is very smoky yet. Some great fires to the Northwest.

29 Sun
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Home all day. Harden and wife went over to John Lindsey’s. Stella and Perry went to Sabbath School. Some wind from the SE tonight and some appearance of rain.

30 Mon
Cloudy and smoky and warm with a SE wind. We commenced mowing our oats by the barn today. The first grain we cut this season. Judson Straight was here helping us today. Mowed some grass. Hauled in two loads. Limbed down our foller and burnt it today. J.W. Fulton was here.Signs of rain tonight. So ends the day.

31 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and rain commencing in the night. Rained heavy most all day. Me and Stella started to Blaine. Came on rain. We called at Silsbey’s. Went on and called at Larrabee’s. Got our dinners and went on to Blaine. Sold 17 dz. Eggs to Jones. Came back and called to Aaron’s. Stella stopped there all night. Harden sold a heifer to Dr. Syphers for $14.00.

So Ends the Month of August

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