September 1896

1 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Harden and Fred cut down a good piece of buckwheat in the forenoon. Fred put our stove up in our room in the afternoon.

2
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred was to work at his Thrashing Machine the most of the day. L.H. Fulton drove to Knoxford and back.

3
Cold with a SE rain that commenced about sunrise and rained most all day. Stella was confined
this morning.

(Note: Robert M. Fulton uses the word ‘confined’ to define Stella’s bringing her fourth child into the world. Amber Myrtle Blackden is born.)

4
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Mr. Bartley called in this afternoon. Fred commenced at wheat at Eleven-thirty. Cut it down in about two and one half hours, bound and all stacked up.

5
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Heavy frost. I went to Blaine this morning. Harden and Fred hauled his wheat today and two loads of oats. W.W. Larrabee and Wife and son Frank here.

(Note: William and Alice (Fulton) Larrabee was visiting to see the newborn Amber. Young Frank Larrabee was with them to see his new cousin. Frank would have been 13 years old, being born August 29,1883. He died in October, 1956 and is buried in the Kings Grove Cemetery with his wife, Francis (Boyd) Larrabee.)

6
Cloudy and cold with a SE rain. Commenced early in the morning and rained heavy all day and still raining at bedtime.

7
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Fred went to Bridgewater early this morning. He was gone till 7 o’clock In the evening. Some callers In today.

8
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred and Harden was raking buck¬wheat the most of the forenoon. Rigging up the Thrashing Machine in the afternoon.

9
Clear and cool with a SE wind. Harden and Fred raked Buckwheat till the dew got off. They hauled grain the rest of the day for themselves and Jim.

10
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Myself and wife took dinner at Harden’s. Fred set up the Thrashing Machine and thrashed out 7 bushels of wheat and 51 1/2 of oats and hauled three loads for Jim.

11
Some clouds and very warm with a SE wind. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden set up machine out of doors. Late when they begun and thrashed 107 bushels today.

12
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Harden and Fred took the Thrashing Machine over this morning to Fletcher’s and thrashed 50 bushels of buckwheat and 12 bushels of oats.

13
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We had plenty of company all day. A.J. Fulton and wife, Mrs. R.L. Bell and son and daughter, R. McKelvery and wife and daughter. Many more, too numerous to tell.

14
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Harden and Fred went away to election early this morning and did not get home till dark nearly.

15
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It rained some quite heavy showers today. Harden and Fred went over to Fletcher’s about 10 o’clock and thrashed till night.

16
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Me and Fred went to Blaine this forenoon and back by 10 o’clock. Fred bought a horse and went back this evening for it.

17
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It commenced to rain about noon. Fred and Harden went over to the river and got a load of lumber from old Adams Mill.

18
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I went up and took dinner at J.W. Fulton’s today. L.H. Fulton had F .A. Blackden to put up a piece of fence between himself and Hallett’s.

19
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and very rainy looking. W.W. Larrabee and wife came out to get some apples. It commenced to rain about noon and heavy till night.

20
It rained very heavy in the night but cleared off in the morning and the wind came round to the NW very cold. Mrs. Straight and Mrs. James Craig and her daughter called and a number of others.

21
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It cleared up and Fred thrashed from about 9 o’clock and thrashed 14 bushels of buckwheat and wheat.

22
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Signs of rain. It commenced to rain about noon a cold NE rain. Rained very heavy till night.

23
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred had Jim and Birt Tapley and Harden had Sam Fulton and they cut down all their green oats today.

(Note: Samuel David Fulton was the son of Thomas and Margaret (Nichols) Fulton. Samuel, born in 1843, married Elevia Emma Bartley, the older sister of my great grandmother, Annie (Bartley) Fulton. Elevia was born June 15, 1850, in Digby, N.S. They were married on Christmas Eve, December 24,1867. George Thomas and Mary Fulton being witnesses. Samuel D. Fulton was a farmer and Baptist Lay Preacher, living in Knoxford, N.B.)

24 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. A very heavy frost. Ice froze in a tub at the door. Near a quarter of an inch thick. Quite a snow in the forenoon. Quite stormy looking all day.

25
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Quite heavy ice froze in a tub at the door. Fred and Harden got their buckwheat all thrashed and in today. Harden 116 and Fred 117 bushels. Mrs. Stephen Giberson here this afternoon.

26
Cloudy and quite warm with a SE wind. Fred and Harden moved the Thrashing Machine up to J.W. Fulton’s and thrashed all they could but did not get done.

27
Cloudy and foggy and warm with a SE wind. Fred and Alvin Giberson went over on West Ridge today. Adaline McKelvery with two girls today. Company to tedious to mention.

28
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind but a very cold wind. It cleared up a little in the afternoon. Dr. J.H. Syphers was here to settle up with F.A. Blackden for the sheep.

29
Cold with a South wind. There was a very heavy frost this morning and looked very stormy all the forenoon but cleared off in the afternoon. Fred hauled in a lot of green oats.

30 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain early in the morning but Fred and Sam Fulton hauled one load of mowed oats for Harden but rained before they got it in. Fred went to Centreville Mill in the afternoon.

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