October 1889

1 Tue
Cold with a SE rain most all night and all day. We cleaned up 17 1/2 bushels of buckwheat today. T. Fulton and Nehemiah Stairs, apple peddler, here.

2 Wed
A SE rain most all night and cold showers all day. We finished digging the acre below the barn today. About 100 bbls.

3 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a West wind. Me and Perry was digging today and Harden hauled his 7th load, making 76 bbls.

4 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and some rain. Me and Perry was digging potatoes most all day and Harden hauled his 8th load out to Frank for $1.00 per bbl.Making 86 bbls.

5 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was digging and hauling in potatoes all day today. Harden hauled his 9th load to Safford’s today. Making 97 bbls.

6 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind .. Myself and wife went to Richard Bell’s and took dinner and tea and came home. A lot of young folks came here to sing this evening.

7 Mon
Cold NE rain all the previous night and all day very heavy and still raining at bedtime. Richard Bell here to dinner. He got Harden’s colt. John Hallett got 35 Cents of honey.

8 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Me and Harden took the horses and went to Blaine, I paid Hewitt $5.00 on a note. Joshua Jones here tonight.

9 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Me and Perry was digging potatoes all day. Harden and wife went to Jane Bartley funeral.

10 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was digging potatoes this fournoon and we pulled turnips in the afternoon. Harden took 11 bbls to the factory today. Martin, the medicine man, here today.

11 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We finished pulling 10 bbls of turnips today and took them out to John Turner. Dug potatoes in the afternoon.

12 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day. The Christies and Insas, 23 bbls. I put six bbls of eating potatoes in the cellar and Harden put six in cellar.

13 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a North wind. Frost this morning. Old Mrs. York, Mrs. J.W. Fulton, and Mrs. Robert Irvin to tea and a host of young folks here to sing.

14 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Harden took two loads of potatoes to factory today. Last this fall, 144 bbls hauled out. Richard Bell helped us dig today.

15 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day today. Eli Fletcher here. Clear and cold tonight.

16 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day today. Some signs of a storm tonight. So ends the day.

17 Thu
Mostly clear and warm with a SE wind. We was digging Early Rose all day on the Sod Ground down next to the brook. Hersom got sheep from Harden. Signs of a storm tonight.

18 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day. Some signs of a storm tonight. So ends the day.

19 Sat
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. We finished digging our potatoes today and hauled them in the cellar. Hauled in our beans. Wife went to School Exhibition.

20 Sun
Cloudy and very foggy with a SE wind and some rain till the afternoon. The wind came round to the NW and cleared away quite cool. Temperature ranging from 48 to 52 above zero.

21 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was pulling and topping turnips all day today. Signs of a storm.

22 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Harden took a load of turnips out to Blaine to Turner.Me and Perry finished pulling our turnips. Sent a registered letter to Mrs. Hume, 23.

23 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind with quite a flurry of snow this morning on the ground. I went out to Blaine and got mare shod by Turner. Harden went to the Mill.

24 Thu
Clear and cold with a West wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine with a load of potatoes for Nutter. Took dinner at Nutter’s and came home and hauled in a load of turnips.

25 Fri
Clear and cool with a SE wind. Harden went to Watson’s Mill today and got our grist, 12 bushels of buckwheat. We finished our turnips and hauled them in today.

26 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Harden went up to Murray’s today with some provisions for them. P.T. Blanchard was here today. Raining some now.

27 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Drizzling rain a little at times. Harden came home from J. Bartley’s today. Perry went over to Fred’s.

28 Mon
Cool with a NE rain all day and all the evening. Harden and Perry went down to help Richard Bell to thrash today and I finished banking the house. Perry stopped to help tomorrow.

29 Tue
Cold with a North snow storm and rain all the previous night and all day. Still snowing. I was home all day. Harden and Perry helping Bell thrash.

30 Wed
Cloudy with a NE wind. Some little drizzling of rain and snow through the day. Me and Perry commenced hauling our manure.

31 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was hauling manure and hauling rocks all day. Wife visiting to Mahan’s this afternoon.

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