June 1896

1 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. Very stormy all day but the wind came round to the NW in the afternoon and looked like clearing off.

2
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred planted their beans today and put in some garden stuff today.

3
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. Fred finished planting potatoes today. Harden finished planting yesterday and they finished planting their beans yesterday.

4
Cloudy and cool with a NW Wind. We was home all day. We had some thunder showers in the afternoon. Fred was making some garden in the afternoon and moved the stoves.

5
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Some little showers through the day. We was home all day. Wife finished Mrs. McKelvery’s mat today. Fred was harrowing buckwheat.

6
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden went out to Mars Hili Village this afternoon. Fred was putting in grain and garden stuff. Len Bartley youngsters called. Mrs. George York here this afternoon. Quite cool tonight. (Note: Children of Len and Matilda (Lawrence) Bartley were aged at this time: Austin Henry, 16 yrs, Lewis Allison, 13 yrs, Eddie H., 11 yrs, Edgar Thomas, at 10 yrs. And Olive Bartley at 9 years of age.)

7
Cloudy and cold with a South wind. We was home all day today. Harden and wife, Len Bartley youngsters called. Mrs. George York here this afternoon. QUite cool tonight.

8
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Fred went out to Mars Hill Village this afternoon on some business of his.

9
Heavy cold SE rain commenced in the night and rained very heavy till noon and then it kind of slacked up a little but still looks very rainy. We was home all day.

10
Cold with a SE wind. Fred brought us down to Robert McKelvery’s this morning. The wind came round to the West in the afternoon. Some rain and hail. I went to Blaine with Robert McKelvery.

11
Cold with a NW wind and rain. We came up to R.L. Bell’s and had a good time of it but very cold. Backward season. Very little grass.

12
Cold with a NW wind. Cold enough to wear a big coat and mittens all day. Heavy showers of rain.

13
Quite a pleasant day but heavy frost this morning. Cloudy and cold in the afternoon. Very dull looking for hay crop.

14
Clear and nice in the morning but in the afternoon it clouded up as we went down to Robert McKelvery’s. We went out to Meeting and to Baptism, to W.W. Larrabee’s to dinner and back up to Mckelvery’s.

15
We came up to Bell’s in the afternoon. Fine and warm today. Stayed to Richard Bell’s. Stayed all night.

16
Stayed at R.L. Bell’s today. Clear and warm all day. I went down to Robert McKelvery’s and took my supper then went up to R. Bell’s and stayed all night.

17
We went to Blaine today. Clear and warm. Made Dr. A.J. Fulton a good visit today. I settled with him. Warm West wind. We called to see Jane Canady. Stayed to McKelvery’s tonight.

18
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We went up to R.L. Bell’s this morning and stayed all day and all night. Had a good and pleasant time.

19
A nice, pleasant morning. Clear and warm. I took one of Richard’s horses and drove out to York and Luce’s.1 traded some. R.L. Bell brought us up home in the afternoon. Ten days visit.

20
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Found things all right. I went up and took dinner with L.H. Fulton and wife and H. Bartley and wife. (Note: Havelock and Ethel (Kennedy) Bartley.)

21
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Very rainy looking all day. It commenced to rain about , o’clock. H. Bartley and wife here to supper.

22
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We had a very heavy thunder shower mixed with hail.

23
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Frank Blackden and wife here today md three children. Harden and Fred plowing new land.

(Note: George Frank Blackden, who went )y his middle name Frank, was married to Emily F. Smith. At the time of this visit, Frank was thirty¬ four years old and Emily was twenty-nine. They were accompanied by their children, Oliver, Clydelia and Edna F. Blackden. Frank and Emily were still recovering from the loss of their infant laughter who had died the previous Spring.)

24
CIoudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was working on the road today. Mrs. Glidden was here to dinner.

25 Thu
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind in the forenoon. Harden and Fred was getting their new land ready for sowing some oats for fodder.

26
Cloudy and quite cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain and it began to rain at noon and rained heavy for two or three hours.

27
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and wife and children went up to John Bartley’s today.

28
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. We went up to Jim’s and took dinner. We went to Meeting in the afternoon. Took our tea at Stephen Giberson’s and came home.

29
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Some heavy showers of rain. John Bartley and wife came here today with their little son in the afternoon to Harden’s.

30 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. John Bartley and wife and son left for home this evening. J.W. Fulton and wife was here to tea with them before they left.

(Note: John and Abigail (Fulton) Bartley, of Beaconsfield, N.B., would have been visiting the Fulton homestead with their youngest son, 9 year old John Wellington Bartley. John, called Welly, was named after his father.)

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