March 1896

1 Sun
Warm with a SE rain all night and all day and is still storming at bedtime and the ground is getting bare very fast. The fields will soon be bare.

2
Cool with a SE rain all night and all day till about 4 o’clock this afternoon. It held up but still looked very rainy.
3
Cool with a SE wind all night and all the forenoon with some pretty smart showers of rain but in the afternoon the wind came round to the NW quite cold.

4
Cold and very severe heavy wind and snow all night and all day. Freezing very hard and very disagreeable. F.A. Blackden bought a horse.

5
A cold NW wind and snow all day and all the previous night. Very heavy wind and snow all the time. George Hallett and John McPherson called this afternoon.

6
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It cleared quite pleasant about noon. Fred hauled over two loads today of logs to the river. L.H. Fulton and J.W. Fulton called in today. (Leonard Harden and James Wellington Fulton, sons of Robert M. Fulton)

7
Cloudy and cold with an East wind this morning and very stormy looking. It began a heavy East snowstorm at two o’clock. Fred took his last load of logs today.

8
Cold with a SE snowstorm in the previous night. Snowed about six inches and snowed and drifted the most of the day. J.W. Fulton called in tonight.

9
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. L.H. Fulton took over a load of logs to the river today.
Fred went over with him. (River de Chute)

10
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. A very cold blustering day. Fred was choring round all day. Harden took one load of logs to the Mill.

11
Clear and cold with a North Wind. At noon it began to cloud up like more snow. Fred worked for Harden today.

12
Cold with a NE snowstorm. Began about nine tonight. It snowed the rest of the night and all day today and drifted very heavy in the afternoon from the NW. Frank Blackden and young Palmer called.

(Note: George Frank Blackden was the older brother of Fred A. Blackden, both being the sons of Napoleon and Lydia (Cookson) Blackden)

13
I am eighty (80) years old today. Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Harden drove down after me and his mother and took us up there to take my birthday dinner and had a nice time.
14
Some clouds and cold with a North wind. F.A. Blackden took one load of logs to the river to the Mill in the forenoon and went out to Blaine in the afternoon.

15
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife was home alone all today. Richard Bell and wife was here to tea. Fred and wife and family was over to West Ridge today to his Father’s.

16
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Adaline McKelvery was here this afternoon. Signs of a storm soon.

17
Cold with a NE snowstorm. Commenced about midnight the previous night. Snowed and drifted heavy in the night and snowed and drifted heavy all day till near sundown.

18
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. Fred went away over on West Ridge early this morning and did not get back till after dark tonight.

19
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It commenced to snow quite early in the day. Slowly in the afternoon it came on a dreadful snow. Fred went with two loads.

20
Warm with a SE rain in the night and very foggy this morning and plenty of water running this morning. It did not rain but very little today but the snow ran off very fast.

21
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Edward Tarr, Fred’s uncle, came here before dinner. He went over to the St. John River in the afternoon with Fred and Harden.

22
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Perry Cox here about half the day. Mrs. Hutchinson took tea with us this evening. Stopped with us till near dark.

23 Mon
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. Harden and Fred took out a load of wood and went out to Town Meeting today and got a few things.

24
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred took a load of logs to the Mill in the forenoon and
Harden a load in the afternoon. Fred went over to Knoxford in the afternoon with Edward Tarr.

25
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of another storm. Harden took one load of logs to the Mill and Fred one load to the Mill and came back and took a load of wood to Blaine.

26
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton took a big load of logs to the mill this morning. Bacholder and wife here.

27
Cold and rainy this morning with the wind from the SE. The appearance of a heavy rain but quite early in the day the wind came round to the NW and blowed very heavy.

28
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Richard L. Bell and Frank Blackden was here to dinner. Fred went over to the Province in the afternoon.

29
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm soon. F.A. Blackden and wife went down to R.L. Bell’s today on a little visit. L.H. Fulton here today.

30
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Fred went away quite early this morning over on the Fort Road to Pierce’s. He did not get back till dark. Harden took me out four bbls of buckwheat to Aaron’s.

31
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Fred went away quite early this morning to help Philander Burns to haul logs off the Alf Gillen place.

And so ends the month of March

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