November 1896

1 Sun
Cold with a SE rain all day. We was at Robert McKelvery’s all day. Jim Fossy and wife called in.

2
Came up to R.L. Bell’s. Cold with a NE rain all day. Had a pleasant time.

3
Cold with a NW wind. Harden and Fred came down. Each of them with a load of potatoes. Stopped here to dinner. Harden came back and stopped at R.L. Bell’s and brought us home.

4
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Heavy frost this morning. Fred was sawing wood all day for Harden today.

5
Cool with a SW wind. It commenced to rain early in the morning and it rained all day. Fred thrashing 20 bushels of wheat.

6
Cold with a NW wind. It rained heavy all the previous night but held up at daylight. Fred and wife and family went over on West Ridge this afternoon.

7
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Myself and wife stayed alone last night. Fred and wife and children came tonight.

8
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Signs of rain about noon and all the afternoon.

9
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was mending boots all day, nearly all day. Harden went out to Blaine and brought my mall.

10
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Very foggy this morning. Fred was sawing Stephen Giberson’s wood pile up today. He sawed up a nice pile of wood. He commenced early.

11
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm of snow. It commenced about 10 o’clock and snowed heavy all the afternoon. John Aheran was here this evening. He is going to New Hampshire in the morning.

12
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred went over to Adam’s Mill to get his grist. Came back and done some chores and thrashed out 20 bushels of oats for Stephen Giberson.

13
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred was looking for lumber at Chandler’s today but failed. He moved up John Aheran’s blacksmith tools this evening to do blacksmith work.

14
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred and Harden hauled manure this fore¬noon. Fred leveled the barnyard in the afternoon and banked the house.

15
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. About two inches of snow on the ground. It froze quite hard.

16
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Harden killed his hog today. Sprinkled snow or rain most all day. I took my dinner at Stephen Giberson’s today. Signs of rain.

17
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain in the forenoon but the wind came round to the North in the afternoon and cleared off nice. Fred and Harden was thrashing at Jim’s.

18
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Very cold with a SE wind. Signs of snow. Fred was away thrashing at J.W. Fulton’s. He had 58 bushels of wheat.

19
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. The wind came round to the NW about noon and blew very heavy and cold with some snow. Fred was thrashing all day again for J.W. Fulton.

20
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Cleared off quite nice and then it snowed a regular snow squall. Fred was away thrashing again all day at J.W. Fulton’s.

21
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. F.A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton finished thrashing grain today, 800 bushels of wheat, oats and buckwheat.

22
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. About 4 or 5 inches of snow this morning. Made fair sledding. Sleds and sleighs was out today for the first.

23
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred went out to Mars Hill Village with a load of grain. Wife went up to Harden’s. Signs of snow.

24
Cold with a SE rain the most of the night and more than half of the day. Then the wind came round to the NW and slacked up raining. Harden went out to Blaine today and called to Dr. A.J. Fulton’s.

25
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Colby and Urban Bell here this afternoon. F.A. Blackden and L.H.
Fulton was to John Jamison’s today sawing up his wood.

26
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and snowing. Commenced early in the morning and snowed steady all day. Still snowing at bedtime. Fred went out to J. Jamison’s to saw wood and had to come home.

27
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Thick fog and clouds all day but did not storm any. Fred and Harden went to Jamison’s and finished sawing up his wood. Fred took R. Bell’s saw home in the afternoon.

28
Warm with a SE rain in the night and rained till about noon. Then the wind came round to the NW quite cool. I was cobling all day.

29
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Froze very hard all day. Harden and Fred went down to R.L. Bell’s today and was gone till after sundown. Signs of a storm.

30 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred went down to R.L. Bell’s this morning to saw some wood for R. Bell. LeRoy Bell came home with him.

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