October 1891

1   Thu   Clear and cool with a West wind. Heavy frost. I finished digging my potatoes tonight. Twenty two bushels of Early Rose, my own.

2 Fri     Some clouds with a SW wind. Some signs of rain. Jim Cox’s wife called in tonight.

3 Sat    Clear and warm with a SW wind. I drove down to Gill Blanchard’s this morning for to settle. Took dinner at R. Bell’s. Sold the Dyer note to John York.

4   Sun  Some clouds with a warm North wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife went to Knoxford. Fred and wife to Hawksley’s.

5   Mon Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Rained some in the afternoon. Harden took 14 bbls of potatoes to the factory today. So ends the day.

6   Tue   Some clouds with a cold NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day and hauling in. Quite cold tonight.

7 Wed Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day and hauling in.

8 Thu   Cold with a SE rain commencing in the night and raining all day and still raining at bedtime. Frank Blackden here today. Fred went to his father’s.

9   Fri    Cool and cloudy all day with a NW wind. I carried 10 bbls of potatoes from the barn. Fred came tonight. Left the colt.

10 Sat   Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was digging potatoes today. A.J. Fulton, M.D. and G.W.Fulton called.

11 Sun   Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. There was a little sprinkle of snow this morning. Aaron and George called today.

12 Mon Clear and cold with a NW wind. Ground froze hard. We was digging and hauling in potatoes.

13 Tue   Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We finished digging and hauling in our potatoes this afternoon. Signs of rain.

14 Wed Cold with a NE rain most all day. Fred went to Bridgewater today for Dr. Fulton. His mother is sick. Brought Alice with him. Took tea and went home.

15 Thu   Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Fred had Mod to take over a load of potatoes today. Mrs. Rideout and Mrs. Hallett here. I pulled beets.

16 Fri    Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I went to Blaine to Jed Nichols for Harden. Called to York and Luce. Sold a box of eggs $1.50. Stopped at Larrabee’s and the Post Office. Got my mail. Wife was sick.

17 Sat   Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was getting dry wood today for winter. Fred went to Centreville to get his mare shawed. Harden got his house plastered.

18 Sun   Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. Dr. A.J. Fulton and son and R. Bell and wife, L.H. Fulton and wife here today.

19 Mon Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. We commenced to pull our turnips today. Mrs. McDonald here today on a visit.

20 Tue   Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was pulling turnips. There was a little rain. Harden brought his colt home tonight.

21 Wed Cloudy and cool with a SE rain in the night. Cloudy all day today and some rain. We finished pulling and hauling in our turnips.

22 Thu   Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I turned down my plum trees this afternoon. We finished topping our turnips today.

23 Fri     Cloudy and cold with a NE wind in the forenoon. Commenced snowing in the afternoon. Quite cold. Still snowing at bedtime. I was pulling off beans.

24 Sat    Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Snowed and blowed all the previous night. John Lindsey and boy took dinner here. I banked the house today.

25 Sun  Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Froze hard. Will Cox called here today. So ends the day.

26 Mon Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Froze quite hard. Me and Harden went to Blaine and took out eight bbls of turnips and sold them.

27 Tue   Cold with a NW snow and rain all day but melted as fast as it fell. I pulled my cabbage.

28 Wed Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Froze hard. We moved the stove in today. Harden went to the Mill.

29 Thu   Clear and cold with a NW wind. Harden went to the Mill and got our grist, ten bushels of buckwheat. I went to Blaine and got flour.

30 Fri     Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Win and Frank Shaw commenced thrashing this afternoon, seventy six bushels.

31 Sat   Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. The men went home tonight, 132 bushels of buckwheat. Will be back Monday to thrash.

So Ends the Month of October

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