December 1889

1 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a West Wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife and Mrs.Bartley went up to Rideout’s.

2 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I started to go to brother Thomas’ funeral. Got part way and found he was buried. Came home and went to Blaine.

3 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Perry went to Bell’s to help thrash. Nehemiah Stairs here with apples.

4 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Perry came from Bell’s this afternoon. Very cold this evening.

5 Thur
Clear and cold with a SE wind. Me and Harden killed our hogs today. Signs of a storm this evening.

6 Fri
Cold with a SE snow storm all the previous night and all day. The snow fell about six inches. Me and Harden went to Blaine with a load of grain.

7 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. It snowed the most of the afternoon. Harden and Perry went down to help Richard Bell saw wood.

8 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Wife went down to Knoxford with Harden and wife to Mr. Bartley’s. Signs of a storm.

9 Mon
Heavy SE rain all the fournoon. We killed our beef today. The snow sunning off very fast. John Hawksely got sheep from Harden.

10 Tues
Some clouds with a cold NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Perry hauled me two loads of wood on the long sled. Hauled some manure.

11 Wed
Cloudy with a SE wind this morning. Commenced to snow between seven and eight o’clock and still snowing at bedtime.

12 Thurs
Cloudy and cold and very blustery. About six or seven inches of snow on now. Harden and Perry was hauling manure today. A minister and book peddler here today.

13 Fri
Cold with a NW snow most all day. I was laid up with a lame side. J.W. Fulton here this evening.

14 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day with a lame side. Harden went to Robinson Mill for me.

15 Sun
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden took Sarah Fulton to Knoxford. Mathias McDonald and Hub Brown here.

16 Mon
Clear and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. Cut up our beef and sold Jim one quarter. Jim took dinner here. So ends the day. (Beef was hung in the barn for exactly one week before being cut up.)

17 Tues
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine. L.H. Fulton got a grist of Buckwheat, 21 bushels. Sold Beef and hide to Safford’s. I took dinner at Joneses.

18 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It snowed a little today. Harden cleaned up our wheat to go to the Mill. Fred
Redstone got the machine in the afternoon. Arthur Hutchinson here.

19 Thu
Cloudy and very foggy with a SE wind and heavy rain part of the day. Still foggy at bedtime.

20 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden took our grist of wheat to the lines and got it ground and brought it home. Perry went to Wade’s. We put up 14 bbls of potatoes for Stinson.

21 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Harden went to the Mill today and brought the bobsled from Turner’s. Leslie W. Herd here tonight, a clock fixer and peddler.

22 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. R. Bell and wife here to dinner. Herd W. Leslie here tonight. Snow heavy in afternoon. (Grandfather having difficulty getting this man’s name in order)

23 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Snowing and drifting all day. We done nothing but choring and seeing to the stock. Leslie fixed L.H. Fulton’s machine and then went to Jim’s to work on his clock.

24 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Herd Leslie left here this morning. Got six bushels of oats from Harden. Me and Harden went to Blaine today and took ten bushels of peas and oats and gave to Chandler.

25 Wed
Crosmas Day. Cold with a NE snow storm and drifting all day. Myself and wife started to go to Larrabee’s. Got out to the Hilt place and came back.

26 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. R. Bell and wife and Harden and wife came from J. Bartley’s today. Herd Leslie here tonight.

27 Fri
Cloudy and cold. Snowing and blowing all night and day with 20 degree temperature above zero. Could do nothing but keep the house warm and feed the stock. Herd Leslie here tonight.

28 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Cold and drifting all day.

29 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Commenced hailing about dark. Herd Leslie here tonight. So ends the day.

30 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a West wind. We was hauling wood today. Mr. Straight called. Herd Leslie left here today.

31 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Me and Perry sawing wood and caring for the stock. Harden was away with the team helping H. Delong haul fodder. This ends the year 1889. I thank the Lord for His mercys and favors the past year hoping and trusting for His mercys for 1890.

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