August 1891

1 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Quite showery all afternoon but we hauled in three loads of hay.

2 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Jim Rundlet and wife and Mr. Blackden and wife here on a visit.

3 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I took a tub of butter to Fred Lowell today. 50 lbs @ 16 Cents per pound.

4   Tue
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Sewing Circle here today. Twelve females and one male.
(The earliest church in Mars Hill is the East Ridge Union Church. It came about as a result of the East Ridge Sewing Circle, which had started in 1877. These ladies wanted to have a meeting house, and by ice cream sales, quilting bees, and various other fundraising techniques, they raised enough money to get started.)

5 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was using the mowing machine today. Hauled in one big load.

6 Thu
Some clouds with a warm NW wind. A good hay day. Mowed some, raked and hauled in 5 loads.

7 Fri
Some clouds with a warm SE wind. Commenced to rain about noon and rained till bedtime.

8 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden went up to John Bartley’s this afternoon.

9   Sun
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Ed Cain here today on a visit. Myself and wife went up to Straight’s on a visit.

10 Mon
Rained heavy this morning. Cleared off about noon. Harden and Fred raked hay in the afternoon.

11 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We finished mowing today. George W. Fulton and wife called here.

12 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Rained most all day with heavy thunder shower. The weather looks unsettled yet.

13 Thu
Clear and cool with a NW wind. We finished haying today. Perry Cox and a Wiggin’s boy called.

14 Fri
Dull and rainy morning. I went to the Post Office today and took dinner at Larrabee’s. Sent one dollar to the Star Herald.

15 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a North wind. I was home all day. Commenced raining about noon. Old man Blackden and wife here today.
(Napoleon B. Blackden, born March 5,1823, was seven years younger than Robert M Fulton, but still earned the title ‘old man.’)

16 Sun   Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Rain the previous night. Perry Cox here all night. Went today. Fred came home tonight.

17 Mon
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We mowed four bushels of oats today for the first. Clear and cool tonight.

18 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. It rained from 8 o’clock AM to 2 PM heavy. Fred started blueberrying.

19 Wed
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I gathered 1/2 bushel of cucumbers today. Viola Gray called here this morning.

20 Thu
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. Fred is away after blueberries. John Lindsey and wife here tonight. Some frost.

21 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Commenced to rain about one o’clock. It rained heavy till bedtime.  John Lindsey and wife left this morning.

22 Sat
Warm rain all the previous night and all day today. W.W. Larrabee and wife and family here. Fred and Stella came home.

23 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. W.W. Larrabee and family, John Lindsey and wife, R. Bell and wife, Fred and wife here.

24 Mon
Warm and cloudy with a SE wind. Signs of rain this evening.

25 Tue
Cloudy and very warm with some showers today. The wind from the SE.

26 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. Myself and wife went out to the store. Called to R.Bell’s.

27 Thu
Clouds and warm with a SE wind. Elder Barker here to dinner today. Myself and went to Len Bartley’s today. Got Roles.

28 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Drizzling rain all day and still raining heavy at bedtime. Rusty and dull  weather for grain. Potatoes all rusty.

29 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We commenced to cut our buckwheat this morning over the brook.

30 Sun
Cool and cloudy all day with a NE wind. Dr. A.J. Fulton’s wife and son here. Came here last night.

31 Mon
Some clouds with a NE wind. We mowed some buckwheat and hauled in two loads of oats.

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