August 1895

August 1895

1 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was quite shivery through the day. Fred had L.H. Fulton today hauling manure in the orchard to make preparations to plough among the trees this fall. Myself and wife made J.W. Fulton and wife a short visit this afternoon. It still looks quite yet like more rain tonight.

2 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Myself and wife drove out to Blaine and traded some with York & Luce. We went on to B.F. Pierces and wife changed a pair of glasses. We went to Mr. Young’s and to A.J. Fulton’s, drove to W.W. Larrabee’s, called at Hersom’s, to Safford’s and to R. Bell’s and home by four o’clock. We called at the widow Giberson’s. Dot Larrabee came home with us today.

3 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was putting in their hay this afternoon. They had James Rundlett and Perry O. Cox helping them. They got in seven loads in the barns and got all raked and cocked up what they had down. Richard Bell and George Bell called here today.

4 Sun
A moderate SE rain the most of the day with temperatures regristering from 60 to 72 degrees above zero. L.H. Fulton called in today. Dotty Larrabee went to the afternoon meeting. F.A. Blackden and wife went over on West Ridge and brought Edyth home. Nell Mahan here this evening a little while. Myself and wife home all day with the children.

5 Mon
Cloudy and very foggy this morning with the wind from the southeast. We was home all day. The weather cleared up some about noon and Fred got in one load of hay just as a heavy thunder shower come on. It got pretty wet. Cid Fars, an Arabian peddler, called here today.

6 Tue
Clear and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred and Harden was hauling in hay all the afternoon and got it all in but the field in back of the barn. Birt Tapley called in tonight.

7 Wed
Cloudy and very rainy looking this morning and rained a little in the fournoon but it cleared away about twelve o’clock and we hauled three heavy loads of hay that finished my place. Fred was to Blaine and over on West Ridge and brought over one of Alden Sylvester’s girls. L.H. Fulton went down to Robinson’s mills in the afternoon after some shingles. Signs of more rain. Harden took out the honey box today.

Note: Alden Sylvester was married to Fred Blackden’s oldest sister, Rachael. They had five children when they moved from Etna in 1880 to Mars Hill. They had five more children born in Mars Hill. They lived on a farm on the West Ridge Road in Mars Hill for about 35 years. It was known as one of the finest farms in town. Around 1915, they sold the farm to their son, Arthur, and they moved to Westfield, Maine for a short time. They then moved back to Mars Hill and lived on Fort Street.

8 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. F.A. Blackden went away early this morning on business to Blaine and other places. He got home about dark. The day was quite dull and some few sprinkles of rain about noon. L.H. Fulton commenced to cut his grass today. We lost a nice pig today.

9 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind this morning. We was home all day. Len Bartley and wife called at the door as they was going home tonight. Harden took out a load of hay for A.J. Fulton this afternoon. He finished cutting his hay today. F.A. Blackden was helping him. He is supposed to finish hauling tomorrow if the weather is good and is well.

10 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Myself and wife started out to Blaine this morning with some eggs and a tub of butter. Sold my eggs to York & Luce for 14 cents a dozen. I could not sell my butter in Mars Hill nor Blaine. I got it put in A.J. Fulton’s cellar. My wife stopped at widow York’s and I came back and took dinner. We went up to R. Bell’s and took tea and came home before sundown. Got our roles at Houghton’s.

11 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. Myself and wife was home all day. Young Mrs. Rideout was taken by here to be buried. F.A. Blackden and wife and two young women and a young man of Alden Sylvester’s. They went with them and came back and took tea and then went home. Frank Larrabee drove up today and got Dot Larrabee after being here about a week. So ends the day.

12 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind all the fournoon and very rainy looking. We was home all day. Evelyn Tapley was here the most of the day. F.A. Blackden had L. H. Fulton here helping him to dig out the east end of the cellar. It commenced to rain about noon and rained the most of the afternoon. It still looks like more rain. My wife was pretty ill last night and today.

13 Tue
A warm SE rain most all the prvious night and all day. Fred was at work in cellar the most of the day. Dr. A.J. Fulton called today and gave his mother some medicine. Gallop, the organist, called in and played two or three tunes on the organ. So ends the day.

14 Wed
Some clouds with a cool NW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden and a L.H. Fulton went out to Mars Hill Village to help Dr.A.J. Fulton on his store he is building. Mrs. J.W. Fulton and Mrs. Everitt was here today. Signs of rain. It rained two or three pretty showers today. So ends the day.

15 Thu
Some clouds with a warm SW wind. My wife is pretty sick today. F.A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton went over on the MacDonald place today and cut two loads of hay and hauled them home before night some time. Fred hauled a bbl of water and drove me down to Stitham’s to get a little alcohol for a medicine and then went away back and gathered his cucumbers.

16 Fri
Clear and cool with a West wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and Fred A. Blackden went over on the MacDonald place today and cut and hauled over two loads of hay so they have finished haying today. The weather looks fine tonight. One piece of oats ready to cut tomorrow.

17 Sat
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Harden and Fred commenced to mow oats and buckwheat today. Some signs of rain tonight. We was home all day today. The wind is quite heavy from the east tonight.

18 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and quite foggy and rainy looking but did not begin to rain til about noon. F.A. Blackden and wife and three children and L.H. Fulton and wife and two children went down to Knoxford today and back between the showers and did not get wet. J.W. Fulton called in today awhile. Signs of rain.

19 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. F.A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton went down to Bridgewater Center today. The rest of us was home all day. Mrs. May Gillen, Misses Hellen Hutchinson, Miss Gallop and Hope Everitt called in this evening.

20 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred mowed a piece of oats across the brook today between three and four acres. Elijah Giberson was here to sell F.A. Blackden a horse. May Gillen came here today after cranberry. Eclipse on the sun today. Quite cold tonight.

21 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind and some showers of rain through the day. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton went down to the Blanchard Mill in the fournoon and got some planks and in the afternoon him and Fred took a load of oats over to Roger Hawskley’s and got 15 1/2 bushels thrashed. I had one half of them. Fred went out this evening to get another horse.

22 Thu
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden was helping Fred all day hauling rocks and getting ready for ploughing. They raked up some oats after supper. Mrs. Adaline Murray, widow of the late James Murray, and daughter was here to day. She went away this evening.

23 Fri
Cool with a south rain most all day and still looks very rainy at bedtime. F.A. Blackden was helping L.H. Fulton today on his cellar. Lon York and John York called here today to look at some sheep to buy. Arthur Hutchinson called in this afternoon.

24 Sat
Cold with a SE rain all day commencing in the night. Fred went out to Mars Hill Village with a double team and got his horses shawed (shod). McKelvery, from Mars Hill Village drove up here tonight with a horse and carriage and took Mrs. Adaline Murray down to Richard Bell’s. Arthur Hutchinson and wife called in. So ends the day.

25 Sun
Cool with a NW rain this morning. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden went over on the West Ridge this afternoon. It kind of cleared up in the afternoon and the sun came out but had quite a shower again in the afternoon. J.W. Collins and wife called this evening and talked awhile and Elijah Giberson called.

26 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Signs of rain. We was home all day. Fred came home today and brought his father and mother with him from West Ridge. Him and Harden was looking up the lines most of the day around the farm. He is buying a piece from Harden. Some rain today and the weather looks very rainy now at bedtime.

27 Tue
Cloudy and very foggy this morning with a SE wind. Myself and wife went out to Blaine this morning and took out 10 dozen eggs, some cranberrys and took dinner and fed at W.W. Larrabee’s. Fed awhile at Dr. Fulton’s, sold a tub of butter and some oats to York & Luce, drove back to Seth Snow’s and bought some sugar, drove back to R. Bell’s and took a good wetting in the rain. Stopped and took tea till the shower was over and got home before sundown.

28 Wed
Cold with a NW rain this morning. We was home all day. Fred ploughed some in the afternoon. John York came this morning and bought Harden’s lambs and one from me at $2.35. Mr. Thomas Bartley called in this afternoon and Liza Fulton, his grand daughter. She came to bid us good-bye before she left for Lowell. The weather cleared up in all appearance as if it might be good weather after a week to ten days of wet grain sprouting.

Note: Elizabeth (Liza) Fulton was the 21 year old daughter of Samuel and Elevia (Bartley) Fulton of Knoxford. Mr. Thomas Bartley was the father of  Annie (Bartley) Fulton, wife of Leonard Harden Fulton. Liza was heading for the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts as many young women did in the late 1800’s.

29 Thu
Some clouds with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred and Harden mowed buckwheat part of the fournoon and went to raking oats and hauled four loads in the afternoon. It cleared very nice after the turn of the day. The weather looked promising to be fine.

30 Fri
Some clouds with a cold NE wind. We was home part of the day. My wife and Mr. & Mrs. Blackden was visiting in the afternoon at L.H. Fulton’s. In the afternoon Harden and Fred hauled in some oats. Mrs. Dorothy Bell was here in the afternoon. Fred and wife went out to Blaine and back this evening.

31 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. We was home all day. Signs of rain all day. Harden and Fred took a load of oats that stood in the barn floor to Mahan’s in the fournoon and got them thrashed. Harden went to John Bartley’s in the afternoon. W.W. Larrabee and wife was here in the afternoon. Mr. Blackden and wife was visiting at Stephen Giberson’s in the afternoon.

So Ends the Month of August

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