1 Mon Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We commenced to hauling hay today. Four loads for me. Eli Fletcher here.
2 Tue Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain. I was helping Jim in the forenoon and Harden in the afternoon till it rained.
(Leo Fulton was born today. It is strange that grandfather would not mention the birth of his grandson. Leo was Harden and Annie’s third child. Obviously R.M. Fulton practiced the advice in the writer of Ecclesiastes 7:1 “A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.”)
3 Wed Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Me and Jim went to Blaine this morning. I took a tub of butter to Jones, 14 1/2 dozen eggs to Bubar. Paid Hussey $1.00.
4 Thu Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. I helped Jim part of the forenoon at his potatoes. W.W. Larrabee helped us haul in hay. Heavy shower in the afternoon.
5 Fri Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was mowing today. W.W. Larrabee and wife and son, G.W. Fulton and wife and son and Charles Lindsey all here today.
6 Sat Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Commenced to rain about noon today. W.W. Larrabee came here and stopped till afternoon. He went home.
7 Sun Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Some signs of rain soon. Stephen Giberson called in. So ends the day.
8 Mon Quite cloudy and warm with a SE wind all day. We was to work at our hay. Signs of rain all day. Mr. Farnum was here today.
9 Tue Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine this morning and took dinner at Aaron’s. I got a tooth pulled. Harden got a bbl of flour. I got a pair of shoes at Pierce’s.
10 Wed Very warm with a NE wind and very cloudy. It faired off at noon and we got in four loads of hay. Commenced to rain at dark. Lightning struck Jim’s house last night.
11 Thu Very cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was helping Jim to repair up his house where the lightning damaged it at 10 o’clock in the evening very bad.
12 Fri Dull rainy morning. Rained all day and still rainy at bedtime. I was home all day. Eli Fletcher and Eliphalet Lawrence here. New potatoes today for the first.
13 Sat Warm and drizzley rain all the previous night and all day. We had green cucumbers for dinner today for the first this season. Grass is getting very old not cut. Took out the bee box today.
14 Sun Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Samuel Fulton from Knoxford, N.B. here to dinner. Fred Blackden and wife here tonight.
15 Mon Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. I went to Blaine this morning and traded some with Bubar & Co. Got the jacks for Jim and helped him on his barn in the afternoon. I saw Louisa. (Louisa is the wife of Robert’s son, Ephraim J. Fulton. She is home on a visit from Minnesota. )
16 Tue Clear and warm with a NW wind. I went to Blaine and took the jacks home that Jim had borrowed to raise his barn. Got his buckboard and hauled in four loads of hay.
17 Wed Some clouds and warm with a West wind. We hauled in two loads of hay for Jim, the first he got this season. We hauled in one load in my barn.
18 Thu Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Harden and family went to Blaine to the Reunion of Old Soldiers. Albert Brawn here tonight. Said he come from Centreville, N.B. (The Reunion of Old Soldiers would have included James E. Fulton, son of Thomas Fulton of Knoxford, N.B. James was born Aug. 13, 1840 and when he was 24 years of age, he fought in the Civil War. James was joined by his cousins, Richard, Samuel and Joshua Fulton, Jr. These three sons of Joshua Fulton, Robert M. Fulton’s brother, all died in this 1864 campaign.)
19 Fri Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was choring in the forenoon. Worked on the road in the afternoon. Brawn left this morning. Stella went tonight.
20 Sat Quite cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We went to Deborah Wing’s funeral today. Mr. Straight called today. Deborah Wing buried today. The weather was fine.
21 Sun Clear and warm with a NW wind. W.W. Larrabee and wife and son here today. Myself and wife, W.W. Larrabee and wife took tea at Stephen Giberson’s this afternoon.
(Stephen Giberson was born October 12, 1835 in Bath, N.B. Stephen Orser Giberson’s grandfather, John Giberson, born in 1786, was a neighbor and friend to my great, great, great grandfather, Samuel Fulton of Truro, Nova Scotia. John Giberson and Samuel Fulton became acquainted in Wakefield, N.B. Stephen married Georgianna Bishop Aug. 26, 1860 and both are buried in Kings Grove Cemetery in Mars Hill, Maine)
22 Mon Clear and cool with a NW wind. Harden mowed for Jim with Mowing Machine till about two o’clock. Then we commenced over the brook for the first.
23 Tue Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was mowing and getting in hay today for Jim. Our ( ? ) Well Diggers called.
24 Wed Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We was mowing and hauling in hay. Showering of rain in the afternoon. R. Bell and wife called this evening. So ends the day.
25 Thu Warm and cloudy and foggy morning. Wind from the SE. We mowed some in the forenoon. In the afternoon done some chores.
26 Fri Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. We was mowing and hauling in hay. W.W. Larrabee was here helping us. Lon York took the heifer away.
27 Sat Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. W.W. Larrabee was helping us today with our hay. We finished today all but a small piece back of the buckwheat.
28 Sun Cool with a SE rain all the previous night and most all day. I was home all day. John Hallett called in and got some honey. So ends the day.
29 Mon Clear and warm with a NE wind. We mowed and raked and hauled in our last load of hay today making 25 large loads.
30 Tue Clear and warm with a SW wind. I went out to W.W. Larrabee’s today and moved in one load of his furniture today. Took dinner there and came home.
31 Wed Cloudy and warm foggy morning. Wind from the SE. I was home all day. Harden went out this morning and moved W.W. Larrabee and family here today.
So Ends the Month of August