January 1889

 

 

 

1 Tues
Cloudy and cool. 26 deg. Above zero. I was home all day choring. Harden went down to Bell’s and got a sheep. I sent a letter to Mrs. Ephraim J. Fulton in Minnesota today. (Louisa)

2 Wed
Cloudy and cold. 26 deg. I went out to Safford’s this morning. I traded five bushels of oats for 30 Ibs. Indian Meal, a pound of fish, three yards of cotton. Oats $1.92. Mrs. Everitt here today.

3 Thurs
Cold SE wind with a little snow. We hauled two loads of spa Its today from Fossey’s. James Rundlet and wife and Mrs. Blackden brought Stella’s organ today. (Spalts?)

4 Fri
Cloudy with warm SE wind. I was hauling wood this afternoon. Quite a lot of young folks called here this evening.

5 Sat
Some clouds with cool NW wind. I hauled wood all day. Mrs. Mahan and Mrs. Zeb Cocks here to tea and George York called here..

6 Sun
Cloudy and very foggy with heavy white frost. Myself and wife went up to Mr. Straights this morning and stayed till four o’clock. We had a good time. Mrs. Zeb Cocks and Nell Mahan with us.

7 Mon
Cloudy with SE wind and heavy rain in the afternoon. We was hauling cedars across the brook in the fournoon.
8 Tues
Quite cool, very foggy and snowing about all day. I was choring all day. I got a letter from Mrs. A.J. Fulton tonight. (Emma Turner Fulton)

9 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Myself and Harden went to Bridgewater today and paid Mrs. Hume her interest. We took dinner at Joshua’s. A soft snow tonight. (Joshua-Robert’s brother)

10 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. I went out to Blaine with Mod and pung today. I took eight bushels of oats. Two for Jones, two for Valley, two for Fred Hewitt and two for J. Bubar.

(Mod is the affectionate name of R.M. Fulton’s mare)

11 Fri
Cloudy and cold with NW wind. I was picking over potatoes in the fournoon. I hooped a tub for Mrs. McDonald. J.W. Fulton, Edw. Dodge, and Mathias McDonald here today.

12 Sat
Cloudy and cold with NW wind. I was home all day choring and Sawing wood. Harden went to Watson’s Mill. Fred Redstone and Mathias McDonald is here.

13 Sun
Cloudy and Cold with NW wind. I was home all day. Mrs. Fred Hawksley was here to tea. The fields and roads are quite bare in some places.

14 Mon
Clear and cold with NW wind. I was home all day. Harden went to Watson’s Mill. Mr. Kierstead was here today. J.W. Fulton’s house caught fire. Will Cocks was with Mr. Kierstead.

15 Tues
Clear and cold with NW wind. I was home all day. Jim fixed the roof of his house where it took fire. Mr. Kierstead had a meeting tonight. Harden got our grist and one pound of tea from Fred Bubar. (Grist is ground-up grain)

16 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring. Signs of a storm tonight. I bought a pig today. Tupper’s Dummy here today. I got a letter from Louise. (Mrs. E.J. Fulton)

17 Thur
Warm SE snow and rain all night. I was home all day. Harden went to Blaine with ten bushels of oats to Hewitts. I made a saw horse for Harden.

18 Fri
Cloudy and warm with SW wind. The snow melted some all day. Elder Kierstead called in today. A young man skated right up the main road this morning on skates to school on the ice.

19 Sat
Clear and cold with NW wind. fwas home all day chopping and sawing wood. J.W. Fulton called in today and Elder Kierstead is here tonight. This is a very severe cold night.

20 Sun
Clear and cold with NW wind. Signs of a storm. Elder Kierstead here again tonight. Mrs. Lister was here today. J.W. Fulton’s house caught fire. Will Cocks was with Mr. Kierstead.

21 Mon
Very cold with SE snow storm all day. Still snowing at bedtime. Elder Kierstead left here after dinner to John Jamerson’s.

22 Tue
Cold NW wind and drifting bad all day. Clear and cold tonight. And so ends the day.

23 Wed
Clear and cold with a West wind. Signs of a storm. J.W. Fulton and Horace Cox here today.

24 Thur
Cloudy and cool with SW wind. Commenced snowing about four o’clock and still snowing at bedtime. Elder Kierstead here tonight.

25 Fri
Clear and warm with west wind. Eli Fletcher here tonight. We harnessed up this morning and went to the school house and back.

26 Sat
Cloudy and cool with South wind. I went to Blaine and took ten and one half bushels of oats. gave four bushels to F. Pierce, two bushels to J. Bubar, two to Jones and 2 1/2 to Valley. It commenced to snow in the afternoon. I got 1/2 pound of tea from Frank. Got some flour from Mr. Hewitt.

27 Sun
A thin, cold snow storm all day from the South. I drove down to Richard Bell’s this morning. Took dinner and came home. Alice was there.

28 Mon
Cloudy and cool with NW wind. I was choring today and measuring our grain. I measured up sixteen bushels of buckwheat to dry, Elder Kierstead called today.

29 Tue
Cloudy and cold with NW wind. Elder Kierstead left here this morning. George W. Fulton here tonight. I was cobling part of the day and picking over the Early Rose potatoes.

30 Wed
Clear and cold with NW wind. G.W. Fulton left here this morning. Nell Mahan here and got her boots mended. Clear and cold tonight.

31 Thu
Cloudy and cold with SE wind. Snowed all the afternoon and still snowing at bedtime.

And so Ends the Month of January

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