August 1896

1 Sat
Some clouds and very cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Mrs. F.A. Blackden was taking sick today and Fred went after Dr. Kincaid. Quite a number of women to a man to know purpose.

2
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Rained the most of the afternoon. The doctor and the most of the women went home in the forenoon till called for again.
(Note: Stella was in her eighth month of pregnancy and experiencing difficulties with premature labor. Amber Myrtle Blackden would not be born until September 3,1896.)

3
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. Fred got Merty Cox to stop here a few days. Alden Sylvester and wife here to tea. Adaline McKelvery came today with about twenty pounds of raspberries.

4
Quite cloudy and cold with a West wind. I walked up to J.W. Fulton’s today. F.A. Blackden was helping him to block up his barn today. Old William Easty from Hartley Settlement called this morning.

5
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I took my supper at Stephen Giberson’s. Fred was helping J.W. Fulton to put new sills under his barn and partly block it up today.

6
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. It kept getting cloudy all day till 3 o’clock and It began to rain and rained heavy. Fred went out to Mars Hill Village to trade some.

7
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. We was home all day. Only Fred went early In the morning and did not get home till 3 o’clock with thrashing machine.

8
Quite cloudy and foggy this morning till 7 or 8 and then came out clear and warm. Fred had Harden to split up his wood and Fred helped Harden haul in two loads of hay.

9
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. R.L Bell and wife was here today. Mrs. Hallett and John McPherson was in awhile. Harden and wife went to Knoxford today.

10
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred commenced to plow Green Sword this afternoon. I was mending Harden’s horse harness.

(Note: It is my belief that ‘Green Sword’ is the piece of cleared land that lies directly across the brook from the Fulton Homestead. Because of it’s funneling slope, the spring grass gets greener along the water run-off. Even today, one can imagine the shape of a sword. It is common for each piece of land to be named by a particular landmark. Rodney Fulton)

11
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Myself and wife went up to J.W. Fulton’s for an all day visit. There was quite a heavy shower of rain. Fred moved his road fence.

12
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Fred went up into Easton to see about his Thrashing Machine. Orin Wing and Mary Ann Fulton, wife of J.W. Fulton, went to Limestone to see sick girl.

13
Clear and warm with a NE wind. Fred went out to the stores this afternoon. The rest of us was home all day making ready for harvesting.

14
Clear and quite warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton’s wife and family here and Sarah Fulton. Some thunder this afternoon.

(Note: Sarah Fulton was the older sister of  Annie (Bartley) Fulton. Sarah was the 3rd born of Thomas and Jane (Spittle) Bartley, being born May 15, 1852, in Digby, Nova Scotia. Sarah married Thomas Fulton, son of Thomas and Margaret (Nichols) Fulton of Royalton, N.B. Thomas Fulton, Sr. was the older brother of Robert M. Fulton.)

15
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We had the 1st cucumbers today and Harden cut two or three acres of oats today.  Fred went out to the stores this evening.

16
Very cloudy and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. Some called in. It looked very rainy all day. It commenced to rain about 6 o’clock.

17
Clear and quite cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred had L.H. Fulton helping him to mow oats. He got down three acres.

18
Clear and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. My wife was quite poorly. L.H. Fulton got in two large loads of oats today, one before the shower and one after.

19
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. W.F. Wright, from Caribou, selling nursery beds here today. Isaac Morehouse and wife here today from Keswick. Fred brought part of his Thrashing Machine home today. The corner stone of the church was laid today.

[Isaac Morehouse was married to Elizabeth Jones, sister to Martha Jones Fulton, wife of RM Fulton.]

20 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Isaac Morehouse and wife left here this morning. John D. Lindsey and George Buckingham here today. Lindsey took the stove we gave him. Mrs. R. Bell here.

21 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife went up to Stephen Giberson’s this afternoon and had a splendid visit. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden hauled in nine large loads of oats today.

22
Cloudy and rainy looking the most of the day. The wind from the SE and quite cold. Myself and wife went to Blaine and called to W.W. Larrabee’s. I got my watch fixed.

23
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Signs of rain. It commenced about 3 o’clock and rained right on till we went to bed.

24
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Isaac Morehouse and wife, W.W. Larrabee and wife, J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton and a number of others. Fred brought the remainder of his Thrashing Machine home.

25
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Isaac Morehouse and wife and myself and wife took dinner at L.H. Fulton’s today. The Morehouse left for home on the Keswick. Harden and Fred hauling in oats.

(Note: Isaac Morehouse was the son of Daniel and Hannah (Hanson) Morehouse. On Jan. 19, 1854, he married Elizabeth Skelton Jones, the younger sister of Martha (Jones) Fulton. Elizabeth, was born in 1832 and would have been 64 years old at the time of visit. She died Jan. 16, 1909, and is buried in the Zealand, N.B. cemetery.)

26
Clear and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred mowed buckwheat in the morning and hauled in oats the rest of the day.

27
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day but only rained a few drops. Harden and Fred hauled in grain for Jim most all day or till 3 o’clock.

28
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was cutting buckwheat and oats the most of the day. Fred went and hauled a load for Mrs. Cox.

29
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Harden and Fred mowed buckwheat in the forenoon and hauled in oats in the afternoon. G. Smith and J. Worth left.

30
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. R.L. Bell and wife and Robert McKelvery and wife was here to tea this afternoon. Signs of rain this afternoon.

31
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. It looked like rain all the forenoon but did not commence till about 3 o’clock. Harden and Fred hauled in four loads of oats.

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