June 1891

Robert M. Fulton Diary

1891

June

1
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I worked in my garden. Harden and Fred was rolling logs and burning them. Good Friday.

2
Some clouds and warm with NW wind. I set out cabbage plants, tomato plants and strawberry plants.

3
Some clouds with a cold NE wind. I was home all day. Harden and Fred went to River de Chute.
4
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We planted cucumbers today on new land. Pumpkins and squash.

5
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Hard Frost. Broke ice at the door in tub. I went out to B.F. Pierce and sold 18 dozen eggs for $2.70.

6
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We finished planting our potatoes today on the new land. Richard Bell’s house burnt today.

7
Clear and cool with a NW wind. Richard Bell here today. James Forsythe called in. The fires are raging bad at the present time.

8
Clear and cool with a NW wind. Sowed the first of our buckwheat today. Planted corn and beans in the new land.

9
Clear and cool with a SE wind. Dreadful smoky. Fires raging. We was plowing and planting beans today.

10
Clear and cool with an East wind. Enoch Lovely called here this afternoon. We was planting beans.

11
Clear and warm with an East wind. We harrowed in the buckwheat at the other side of the brook today. Some thunder, no rain.

12
Cloudy and warm with a West wind. I was home all day. Fred worked at a wagon body. Harden drove out to the factory.

13
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We finished planting our beans on new land today. I fixed my buckboard fills. (Possibly the lacing that binds the cushion together on the seat)

14
Warm with a drizzling rain most all day. Wind from the SE. I was home all day. Fred and Stella went out to see Mrs. W. Shaw. She was dead. Perry O. Cox called.

15
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Sowed the last of our buckwheat today. Myself and wife went to Mrs. W. Shaw’s funeral.

16
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. I set out cabbage plants and tomatoes today and hoed some potatoes.

17
Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. I went to B.F. Pierce and got Mod shawed. Wife went to R Bell’s. Got butter tub.

`8
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We put up-‘ our pasture fence today. Turned our cows in.

19
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Harden and Fred went down and helped RBell raise his house.
20
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Fred and Stella went over on West Ridge today. Harden went to factory with Len Bartley. (Leonard Bartley, age 37, of Knoxford, N.B. Wife’s name, Matilda age 37, with four children, Austin, Lewis, Edgar and Olive. Annie’s parents, Thomas and Jane living with them. Len Bartley, Harden’s brother-in-law)

21 Sun
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Thomas Bartley and Ephraim Lawrence here today. Fred and Stella came home tonight.

22 Mon Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. All signs of rain. I worked at the wagon body today. Fred helped Harden to fix his drain.

23 Tue Warm with a SE rain all day. The rain was much needed as crops was suffering for rain.

24 Wed Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. Some rain through the day. We sowed our turnip seed today. W.W. Larrabee here.

25 Thu Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Me and Fred went up to Brown’s for Larrabee. Drove out to Brown’s and up to Blackden’s. Mrs. Lindsey here.

26 Fri Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. Harden took a load of boards to Robinson’s Mill for W.W.Larrabee today with the double team.

27 Sat Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Rained quite heavy in the night and showered today. Harden and Fred stoned up the well today.

28 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. We was home all day. Richard Bell and wife here to tea this afternoon.

29 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. We cultivated our potatoes, the first today for the season.
30 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We finished cultivating our potatoes. J. Lindsey and wife went home. (John D. Lindsey and Mary Ann (Fulton) Lindsey, Robert’s third born)

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