February 1896

1 Sat
Cloudy & Cold with a SE wind. Very stormy looking. Me and Jim and Fred drove out to Mars Hill Village but hard for a sled. Part of the way bare ground.

2
Cold with a SE snow all the previous night and all day. The wind got round to the NE in the afternoon. R.L. Bell and family made us a visit today. Stephen Giberson was here a little while.

3
Cloudy and quite cool with a NW wind. About six inches of snow fell yesterday. Fair sledding now. Fred had Harden all day hauling wood with two teams. An old Englishman here to dinner.

4
A dull cloudy day all day. Drizzling snow. Signs of more snow. L.H. Fulton went out to Mars Hili Village today on business.

5
Cloudy & Cold with a SE wind. Signs of more snow. We was home all day. Fred had Roger Hawksley here. Commenced to saw up his wood. It will take him tomorrow to finish and have good luck.

6 Thu
It snowed a little in the nite and very stormy looking all day and began to snow at dark. F .A. Blackden finished sawing up his wood tonight at dark. There is about six inches of snow in the fields at present.

7
Cloudy and driZZling snow all the previous night and all day. Roger Hawksley’s sawing machine broke and he went to Blaine to get it mended this morning.

8
Cold and snowing and drifting all night and part of today and drifting bad today. Me and Harden drove to Blaine this morning. Called to Mrs. Valley’s, to Dr. A.J. Fulton’s, to William’s, Young’s, to York & luce’s and home to dinner. The temperature 32 above zero.

9
Cloudy & stormy looking this morning and snowed some in the night. l.H. Fulton’s wife was taking sick this morning and had to go to Blaine for the doctor. How it may prove, we can’t tell.

10
Cloudy & Cool with a NW wind. It snowed about six inches in the night and blowed and drifted all day very heavy and making bad traveling. Harden’s wife is sick.

11
Cloudy and Cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. The roads was very bad this morning. They had to turn out and break it out this morning. Harden drove to Blaine today.

12
Cloudy & Cool with a NW wind. Very cold and blustering day all day. F.A. Blackden was to work making sled. Mrs. Everitt called in and Adaline McKelvery and daughter.

13
Cloudy & Cool with a NW wind. Dr. A.J. Fulton and Kincade called here today. They was out to L.H. Fulton’s wife. She was sick. Fred was out to Blaine today on business.

14
A cold snow storm all night and day. It commenced in from the evening from the SE and snowed and blowed all night and all day till about noon, then shifted to the NW and is blowing and drifting at bedtime.

15
A cold NW snowstorm all night till noon today. Blowing and drifting. Roger Hawksley took his horse power away this afternoon.

16
Clear and Cold with a NW wind. Thirty-four above at noon. A heavy cold wind all day. We was home all day. Mrs. R.l. Bell and son was here to tea in the afternoon.

17
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. This morning was 26 below zero. The coldest I think we have had here this winter. Fred was away up to Roger Hawksley’s helping him to thrash today.

18
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. Note: branaratner’s nanawmma very weaK. recorama no events
19
Clear & Cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm this morning but the storm held off. Twenty deg. above at noon.

20
Cloudy & Cold with a SE snowstorm this morning. It snowed most of the day. Fred took me out seven bbls of potatoes today to Dr. A.J. Fulton’s.

21
Clear and Cold with a NW wind. A very very heavy cold wind all day. Harden and Fred went over to the river this morning.

22
Cloudy & Cold with a SW wind. Very stormy looking all day. Fred went over to his Father’s this morning quite early.

23 Sun
Cloudy & Cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. W.W. Larrabee and wife and daughter here. The Rev. Mr. Foster took dinner here today. Signs of more snow soon.

24 Mon
Cloudy & Cold with a SW wind. It snowed some and rained some but cloudy all day. Myself and wife took dinner at Harden’s. Havelock Bartley and wife here. (Leafy Fulton written to the side)

25
Cloudy & Cold with a NW wind. Very stormy looking all day. Fred took a load of logs over to the river today to Adams Mill to sell for the money.

26
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. Sixty degrees above at noon. It was very beautiful. Fred took two loads of hardwood logs to the river today. Harden went up to John Bartley’s.

27
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. W.W. Larrabee and wife and daughter went home this morning.
He drove to George’s. (Note: His son, George W. Fulton, living in Blaine)

28
Cloudy & Cold with a SE wind. Very Stormy looking all day but did not storm any. Fred took out one load of logs to the river today. Peter Gee here tonight.
29
Cloudy & Warm with a SE wind and very rainy looking all the forenoon. It commenced raining at noon and rained all the afternoon and still raining at bedtime.

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