April 1896

1 Wed
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred went away this morning quite early to help Burns to get his logs in. Stella was up to Jim’s this afternoon.

2
Cloudy & cold with a SE wind all day. Signs of a storm. Fred brought us down to Richard L. Bell’s this morning. It was very poor sledding.

3
It commenced to snow in the night and snowed all day and all night till Saturday noon. In the afternoon we drove out to Blaine and took our supper at Dr. A. J. Fulton’s.

4 Sat
Saturday, we drove in the afternoon out to Blaine and took our supper at A.J. Fulton’s and come home.

5
It was a nice, pretty morning In the forenoon. We went down to Robert McKelvery’s. We had a nice visit. We stayed for two or three days.

6
It was quite cold and cloudy this morning. We stayed at Robert McKelvery’s all that day and had a nice pleasant time. It looks like snow.

7
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. It froze quite hard. Good sap days now. We was at Robert McKelvery’s today. Dr. A.J. and wife called to see us while there.

8
Clear and quite cold. We took our breakfast at Robert McKelvery’s and then we came up to Richard Bell’s and stopped there.

9
Clear and cold but good sap days. Richard Bell commenced to haul his potatoes to the factory this morning at 20 cents per bbl no pay down.

10
Clear and cold In the morning when we was at R.L. Bell’s but the snow running right off fast as you could expect to see it.

11
Cloudy and quite cold this morning. We was expecting to come home early this day but did not get away till late after dinner. Fred went out to the bridge and came up and brought us home.

12
Clear and quite cold this morning but the snow run off very fast. Fred and wife went up in the afternoon to see Mrs. Roger Hawksley. She was sick.

13
Warm and cloudy this morning. It rained a little and snowed some but very little of either. F.A. Blackden is helping Harden Fulton today hauling wood.

14
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind in the morning but snow run off in the afternoon. Me and L.H. Fulton went out with 20 bushels of oats and buckwheat for Dr. A.J. Fulton.

15
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. The snow running off fast today. Fred was making syrup today.

16
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. It commenced to rain quite early in the morning and rained most all day.

17
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. It was very rainy looking all day and foggy but did not rain. In the night there was a heavy thunder shower for the first. Fred went over to see his father.

18
Very cloudy and foggy this morning with the wind from the SW. We had a very heavy thunder shower in the night. It cleared off from the NW in the afternoon.

19 Sun
Some clouds and quite cool and windy. We went up to L.H. Fulton’s and took dinner. Then with J.W. Fulton & wife. We had a pleasant time of it and in the afternoon we came home.

20
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. In the evening Arthur and John Hutchinson was here. He was a minister. We had prayer.

21
Clear and quite cold with a West wind. Myself and wife went up to make Mrs. Stephen Giberson a visit. We stayed till most night. Had a good time.

22
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home in the forenoon but in the afternoon myself and wife went down to Arthur Hutchinson’s and made a good visit.

23
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day but L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden took two span of horses on a double wagon and drove to Blaine this morning. I sent Aaron 20 bushels of grain.

24
Clear and cold with a North wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden was chopping down a piece of trees all day today.

25 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden had L.H. Fulton helping him to fall trees today. I was cobling a little.

26 Sun
Clear and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. George Lindsey was here last night. He went home today. Fred and wife went up to Isaac Straight’s this afternoon.

27
Clear and Cool with a SE wind. F .A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton took 20 bbls of potatoes of mine to the the factory today and picked up 10 bbls to take tomorrow.

28
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred went out with potatoes and grain today. Fred took 10 bbls to the factory for me. Signs of rain all day.

29
Clear and cold with a North wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden went away early this morning and was gone all day. Stella trying to do his taxes.

30 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred went away early this morning down to Knoxford. It was near sunset when he got back. The rest was home all day.

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