September 1886

1 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We commenced to mow our buckwheat and peas and oats today. Me and Jim went to Blaine today. Mary Ann went also. I paid $13.00 to J. Herson today    for A.C. Libby on carriage. Got a barrel  of flour and a sack of salt and a bag of meal from G.W. Collins and 47 yards print. Brought Stella home from Aaron’s.

2 Thu
Clear and cold with a SE wind and a heavy frost. The first seen here this season since Spring.    We was mowing buckwheat and peas and oats. Aaron was here this evening. The frost done but little damage. It was quite foggy. Harden took the steers over to Hawksley’s this evening for    Jones at $35.00. Charles Lindsey was here this afternoon. Signs of rain tonight with a SE wind.    (Charles F. Lindsey, age 16, Robert’s grandson. The son of John D. and Mary Ann (Fulton)  Lindsey)

3 Fri
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We finished mowing buckwheat today. Hauled in some hay and two loads of oats for the first this season. Dyer was here cutting hay on the shares today. Judson Straight helped us today. Mr. More, the peddler, was here today. Mr. Demerchant and Nelly Crain was here today.

4 Sat
Clear and cool with a SW wind but very smoky. So much so that you could look at the sun as you could at the moon. We was hauling in hay and oats today. Dyer was here today cutting hay on shares. Some signs of rain. R.M. Fulton (Grandfather signed his name)

5 Sun
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden and Anna was up to Mr. Straights. Sam Everitt, Sim Brown, Mathias McDonald, John Hallett, E. Hawksley and J.W. Fulton was here today.

6 Mon
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We was mowing oats and reaping wheat. We hauled in our peas and oats this afternoon. We had Dyer to help us get them in. J.W. Fulton here this evening. Mrs. Fred Hawksley here. Warm south wind tonight. Clear and fine.

7 Tue
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was reaping wheat all day today. We had Dyer here helping us today. The weather looks clear and good tonight.

8 Wed
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was mowing oats all day pretty much. Harden and wife and Stella and Perry went to Pie Sociable at our School House tonight. Clear and warm and very fine harvest weather.

9 Thu
Somewhat cloudy with a cold NW wind. Signs of rain. We was reaping and mowing oats all day. W.L. Boynton called here today. Wife was visiting at Everitt’s this afternoon. J.W. Fulton here tonight.

10 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and rainy all day. Mowing oats today. Harden helped Jim 1/2 day out back mowing buckwheat. B.F. Jones and son called here today.

11 Sat
Warm with a SE wind and rain all the forenoon. The wind came round to the NW about noon. Cleared off cold. Signs of frost. Judson Straight and J. and M. Hutchinson was here this evening.

12 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a South wind. Signs of rain. Home all day. A.J. Fulton and wife here this afternoon and J.W. Fulton. Commenced to rain this evening about eight o’clock.

13 Mon
Some clouds with a cold West wind. Myself and Jim and Harden went to Town Election today. Me and Jim drove to Blaine. Me and Harden took dinner at Aaron’s. Called at R.Bell’s. Me and Jim took supper at Cyrus Shaw’s. W. Snow was here to see about sheep. Dyer helped us to reap this afternoon. I sent a card to Lylam Houlton today.

14 Tue
Cold and cloudy and some rain with an East and SW wind. Me and Perry finished reaping our wheat today. Harden went up and worked for Straight today. George Hutchinson was here tonight    after the buckboard to take Orpha to Blaine in the morning on her way to Lowell.

15 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Commenced digging potatoes today and we was part of the day raking oats and buckwheat. Harden was helping Jim to reap back of the mountain. A.J. Fulton here to dinner. Jones called. More, the peddler, was here. Mrs. Fred Hawksley and James Kearney and Cora Rogers was all here today. Clear and cold tonight.

16 Thu
Some clouds with a cold SE wind and very heavy frost and some ice in water pails at the doors.    We had Dyer here helping us. We hauled in four loads of oats and 66 dz. Of wheat. Mr. Blackden and wife was here on a visit today from West Ridge. It came on rain about four o’clock P.M.(Sixty Three year old Napoleon Bonapart Blackden and his wife, Lydia Whiting (Cookson)Blackden, the future father and mother-in-laws of Stella Fulton, who would soon marry their son, Fred Allen Blackden, on December 24th, 1887)

17 Fri
Warm with a South wind and rain all day and evening. I was home all day. Harden went down to Bell’s and came home and went up to Straight’s. Got the big pot. Mr. Straight and J.W. Fulton was here today.

18 Sat
Clear and cool with a NW wind. Me and Stella went to Blaine this morning. Called to Aaron’s and went to Jones and took up one $34.00 note at Joneses. Called to Collins and got a keg of Molasses. Called to Bell’s and got my dinner.

19 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain. Myself and wife went up to Mr. Straight’s on a visit this morning. Called and left our team to Jim Craig’s. Went on to Straight’s. R. Currie and wife, young Haining and wife and sister was there. Commenced raining about one o’clock and still raining at bedtime.

20 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was to work digging potatoes and gathering our apples and Harden went to the factory with our first load of potatoes this fall. Judson Straight took supper here. Two Brown’s from Knoxford called in. Very heavy and cold NW wind tonight. A.J. Fulton and Cora Rogers called in. So ends the day.

21 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind.  In the forenoon we had considerable rain and quite a flurry of    snow. Charles Fulton’s wife and Robert Jones wife was here to dinner and supper. Mrs. Fred Hawksley and Warren Snow was here and got four lambs today. It is still very rainy. Second load of potatoes today.  (Mrs. Mary (Briggs) Fulton and Mrs. Henriette (Fulton) Jones)

22 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Harden went out to the factory with his third load today. Mrs. Delong and J.W. Fulton here today. Me and Perry was gathering apples today. About 9 bushels.

23 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was raking and hauling in oats and wheat all day. We had Dyer    helping us. We finished all today but our buckwheat. Fred Nelson was here today and Lyman Houlton got four lambs at $12.00. Weather looks good tonight.

24 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a North wind. We was to work raking buckwheat and digging potatoes. Some cold showers of rain today. A.J. Fulton here to dinner.

25 Sat
Clear and cold with a West wind. I went out to Blaine this morning. Saw B. Hume and paid him $9.00 of interest for his wife, the amount due on the $1.00 I hired from her. Harden took out his fourth load of potatoes to the factory this afternoon.

26 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain. I was home all day with the toothache. It commenced to rain about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. James Kearney was here this evening. Wife went to see Mrs. Everitt today. Harden’s wife and Stella and Perry went to Sabbath School for the last this fall.

27 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. I took Dot home this morning sick. I then went to Dr. Syphers and got my tooth pulled. Called to H.W. Safford’s and saw John Banks there. Came home and took my dinner and went to digging potatoes. Harden took a load of potatoes to the factory for Jim. Signs of rain tonight.

28 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Commenced to rain about noon. We was digging potatoes till noon. Harden hauled his fifth load of potatoes to the factory today. Thomas H. More, the peddler, was here today. J.W. Fulton here this evening. The weather still looks very rainy at bedtime.

29 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and rain all night and till noon today. It cleared off in the afternoon. We was gathering our crab apples and cranberrys. Dug some potatoes. Smoked out bee hives and several other chores. Mack Fulton and Mrs. Fred Hawksley was here today.

30 Thu
Clear but very foggy with a warm SE wind. I was digging potatoes all day and Harden hauled his sixth load to the factory. Watten, the peddler, here tonight.

So Ends the Month of September

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