October 1896

1 Thu
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain and it commenced to rain about noon and rained most of the afternoon. Fred got home from the Mill.

2
Warm and cloudy this morning with a SE wind. Myself made a visit to Stephen Giberson’s. F.A. Blackden took a load of wood out to Mars Hill. It rained this afternoon.

(Note: Stephen and Georgie (Bishop) Giberson lived across the road of the Fulton Homestead. The Giberson’s came from Bath, N.B. and was responsible for clearing much of the virgin land that lies North of Mars Hill Mountain. The Giberson’s daughter, Minnie, who was born Feb. 6, 1872, married John Broad. John and Minnie had six children, Roy, Frank, Lee, Ada, Elvina and Laura. Lee Broad was living on the old homestead when I was young and use to visit him quite often. Stephen Giberson died at the home of his other daughter, Esther Wiggins of Clearview, N.B., in 1915. He is buried in the Fossey Cemetery. Minnie L. Broad Is the mother of Mrs. Harley York of Mars Hill.)

3
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of rain all day and did rain some. Harden was laid up with a lame back. I went up and done some chores for him.

4
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton is very lame and Fred was chorlng for him. R. Bell and wife and Robert McKelvery and wife was here.

5
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred had Ephraim Lawrence and Len Bartley digging potatoes the most of the day. Harden was very lame. Fred went to Blaine this afternoon. Harden got his beans stacked.

6
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day. I was up to Harden’s twice today. Fred took 14 bbls to John York and 15 to the factory today.

7
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It commenced to rain in the night and rained about all day. Myself and wife went up to Harden’s in the afternoon. He was lame.

8
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was shoe mending and boot mending the most of the day. Fred hauled a load tonight to start to the village.

9
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. A cold wind all day. There was three peddlers here today. I bought a nice shirt. Fred hauled one load for himself and one for Harden to the station.

10
Some clouds with a cold NW wind. I was up to Harden’s part of the day. Henry and wife here tonight. Fred was haUling in potatoes in the cellar today.

11
Clear and cold with a SE wind. Henry Boone and wife of Tobique left here this afternoon for home. Fred and wife went as far as John Bartley’s with them.

12
Clear and cold with SE wind. Heavy frost. Fred finished digging his potatoes today and hauled in three loads of mowed oats. Harden got in two loads of mowed oats.

13
Clear and cold with a SE wind. I helped Harden this morning for a chance to get his cows in the stable and get his hog in the yard.

14
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Fred took out one load to the Station today and Harden sent Sam Fulton with two loads to York & Luce at 35 cents per bbl for the Dakotas.

15
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. Fred took out one load to the Station and picked another to take out in the morning. It came on rain tonight.

16
Cold with a NE rain the most of the night and till noon today then cleared. Fred took one load for himself and one for Harden to the Station today.

17
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. John Bartley and wife and Mrs. Cole and son from Tobique here today. Fred took one load for Harden to the Station and got another load ready for to take Monday.

18
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. We was home all day. It commenced to rain about noon and rained all the afternoon. John and wife, Mrs. Cole and boy here.

19
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Mrs. Cole and boy left here today after dinner. Fred took one load of small ones to the factory today for Harden.

20
Cloudy and cold with a South wind. A very heavy frost and the ground froze hard. Harden finished digging his potatoes today and hauled them up to the house. Signs of rain today.

21
Cold with a SE rain and heavy wind. Harden took a load to the Factory and Fred took a load to the Station. Brother Hanes and Bro. Longley called and had prayers.

22
Fred brought myself and wife down to R.L. Bell’s. Very cold with a SW wind. We had a good time.

23 Fri
Very cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day. R.L. Bell got a nice heifer choked and had to kill her but she made good beef.

24
Cold with a SW wind or rather SE rain all day. Commenced in the night and kept it up about steady.

25
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind all day. We was at R.L. Bell’s all day. Very pleasant time all day.

26
Cold with a NE wind and a little snow squall. Richard Bell took out one load of potatoes and got
50 cents and 60 cents per bbl.

27
Cloudy but quite cold. Came down to Robert McKelvery’s and sold a nice shirt for $1.10. Had a good time.

28
Clear and cold with a NW wind but very pleasant. I went out to Mars Hill Village. I went out with young McKelvery. Stopped at W.W. Larrabee’s till he came from Blaine.

29
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain and it began about 10 o’clock, very cold and heavy.

30
Cloudy and quite warm with a NE wind. I was choring for Adaline and then walked up to R.L. Bell’s.

31
Cold with a SE rain most all day. We was at Robert McKelvery’s.

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