May 1889

1 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I went to Blaine this morning and wore by overcoat and mittens. Took dinner at G.W. Fulton’s. J. Mahan brought me in a bbl of flour from Frank Pierce.

2 Thursday
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Finished the buckwheat ground by the Hawksley Road. Fixed my West Line Fence. Harden and wife to tea. Mrs. Mahan called in.

3 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was plowing Green Sword for potatoes. B.F. Jones here today. It rained some today.

4 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine today and called to Safford’s, Pierce’s, Grahams, Hewitt’s, Jones’ and Hussey’s.

5 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a West wind. I took Hatfield Delong out to Dr. Syphers today. He was sick. I took him with Mod and the buckboard. So ends the day.

6 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We was plowing all day. Abram Smith and John D. Lindsey and son was here today.

7 Tues
Some clouds with a SE wind. George Hatch here today delivering trees. We sheared our sheep this afternoon.

8 Wed
Mostly clear with a warm SE wind. We plowed sod in the fournoon. John close was here today with his horse. We went out to the store in the afternoon.

9 Thur
Mostly clear and warm with a SE wind. Mr. Oliver, a map peddler, called. We sowed 2 1/2 bushel of peas and oats. The first this Spring.

10 Fri
Some Clouds and warm with a NW wind. Quite a heavy thunder shower in the night. The first thunder we heard this year. John D. Lindsey took dinner here.

11 Sat
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. I went to Blaine today and got 4 bushels of oats from Safford’s. Got a letter from Aaron’s wife today. Brought bolts from Larrabee’s.

12 Sun
Some clouds with a warm SW wind. Myself and wife went over to West Ridge today to see Stella. G.W. Fulton was here today.

13 Mon
Some clouds with a warm West wind. We sowed our wheat today. Aaron Kinney, from Houlton, John Boyd and Cora Rogers here today.

14 Tues
Cloudy with a warm SE wind. I harrowed in one acre of Buckwheat today for the first this Spring. Fred Fenderson called here today. (Could be Fendlesen)

15 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Perry went over to Giberson’s. Grear was here with his horse.

16 Thur
Cloudy with a SE wind. We planted 12 1/2 bushels of potatoes today for the first this Spring. It rained in the afternoon.

17 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a West wind. We was plowing and hauling manure.

18 Sat
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We planted our Christies Potatoes today. J.W. Fulton here today.

19 Sun
Clear and warm with a South wind. Harden and wife here today. I went up to see James Giberson this evening. He was sick. Paddock here and got 28 1/4 of flour. (Not sure what measure given) :

20 Mon
Some clouds with a warm SE wind. I was cutting potatoes all day. Mrs. Everitt and Mrs. Delong here today.

21 Tues
Warm with a SE wind and some rain. We Sowed 12 Bushels of oats today over on the oat ground across the brook. Got a letter from Aaron.

22 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Very foggy with some rain in the fournoon. A young Kinney here today for onions.

23 Thur
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We planted an acre of potatoes and finished our peas and oats today of 7 bushels.

24 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Me and Harden went down to Bell’s this morning to take down a hog. Mrs. Cox here tonight. Frank Brown here.

25 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and some rain showers. We helped Jim today to plow with the oxen. Mrs. Cox left here tonight.

26 Sun
Some clouds with a NE wind. Heavy frost this morning done some damage. Mathias McDonald called.

27 Mon
Some clouds with a cold SE wind. We finished harrowing in our oats today and burnt the foller. I went to Paddock Ford and Paddock for butter.

28 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine, I took 17 1/2 doz. Eggs to Safford’s. Got 4 bushels of oats. I got a bbl of Indian Meal from B.F. Pierce.

29 Wed
Cloudy and colcl with a NW wind. Me and Perry was picking rocks off the potatoe ground. Harden was helping Bachelder haul logs.

30 Thu
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We hauled rocks and harrowed some potato ground. Jim Craig called.

31 Fri
Cloudy and very foggy in the morning. We planted an acre of potatoes this afternoon.

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