1891 February

1 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. I was home all day. Fred and Stella came here tonight.

Snowed most of the previous night.

2 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Perry stayed home this afternoon to

shovel the snow off the kitchen.

3 Tues
Cold storm all the previous night and all day and still snowing at bedtime. I was home all

day. Stella and children here.

4 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Hav Delong had a fit and fell in the

snow between here and Harden’s this morning early.

5 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of more snow. I was home all day. Fred came home

tonight from Will Wilson’s to get his mitts fixed.

6 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Signs of a storm. Harden got his sheep from here today. Arthur Hutchinson hauled them up.

7 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a North wind. I was home all day. Stella and children here yet. Perry went to Knoxford today.

8 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. I was home all day. Fred came with team today from Will Wilson’s and took Stella home.

9 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Perry cut his hand this afternoon. Mod is lame. Signs of a big storm soon.

10 Tues
Cold with a SE snow storm all the previous night and half the day. Fell 7 or 8 inches. Wind changed to the NW and began to drift bad.

11 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Cold and blustery day. We did turn our stock out of the stable, the weather was so bad.

12 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Mod was lame. Stormed a little in the afternoon.

13 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Home all day. Got the heifer off the Spring Road. Like never got to the barn. About five feet of snow.

14 Sat
Clear and cold with NW wind. Ten below zero. Mod still lame. Arthur Hutchinson here this morning and helped dress Perry’s hand.

15 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Signs of more snow. Supposed to be five feet here now. Seven feet up country.

16 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind in the forenoon. In the afternoon the wind came round to the NW and rained some.

17 Tues
Some clouds and cold with a NE wind. I went out to Frank Pierce’s today with Arthur Hutchinson. Traded some and then went to Larrabee’s. Fred came here today and got bark rack.

18 Wed
Cold with a SE snow storm and heavy wind. Wind came round to NW very heavy in the afternoon.
19 Thur
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Very blustery. I was home all day. Harden quit work for Will Wilson. Weather very cold.

20 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Very stormy looking. I was home all day. Nothing special to note. So ends the day.

21 Sat
Cold with a SE snow storm most all the previous night and day. Fell 5 or 6 inches. I was home all day. Roads almost impassable.

22 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Some very heavy squalls through the day. Very heavy wind. I

was home all day.

23 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Signs of another storm.

24 TuesCloudy and cool with a SE wind. Looks like rain. I was home all day. Harden’s mare came home

tonight.

25 Wed
Cloudy and rainy this morning. Wind from the SE. We was picking over potatoes today. Still raining at bedtime. I was home all day.

26 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Signs of another storm. J.W. Fulton called in today.

27 Fri
Cold with a NW snow storm and drifting all day. I was home all day. It blowed and difted very heavy. We was in the house all day.

28 Sat
Clear and cold in the forenoon. The wind came round to the SE and looks very much like a storm.

So ends the month of February

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January 1891

1 Thu Clear and cold with a West wind. Finished hauling up our wood today that Richard Bell sawed for us. Arthur

Hutchinson and wife here to tea.

2 Fri Cold SE snow storm in the forenoon. In the afternoon it turned to rain. Harden went to Knoxford with

Hutchinson.

3 Sat Some clouds with a cold West wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine with the double team and done our trading. I

took dinner at W.W. Larrabee’s.

4 Sun Some clouds with a cold West wind. I was home all day. G. W. Fulton and wife here to tea this evening. Some

signs of more snow. I went up to see Jim today. He did have a toothache.

5 Mon Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. We put our wagons in today and hauled some wood. Richard Bell’s wife, W.W. Larrabee’s wife and son, Fred Blackden and wife and their two children here this afternoon.

6 Tues
A SE wind and some snow the previous night. Some snow through the day. We was yarding up up today. Some signs of more snow. Nothing special to note.

7 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It snowed some all day. I was home all day. Harden and Perry was hauling wood.

8 Thur
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Perry hauling wood. J. Hallett helped this afternoon.

9 Fri
Clear and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. Harden and Perry was hauling wood. Signs of a storm again.

10 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine. Settled with J. Chandler. I took dinner at Larrabee’s. Dr. A.J. Fulton called.

11 Sun
Some clouds and warm with an East wind. I was home all day. Fred Blackden was here to dinner today. Harden and wife went to Knoxford.

12 Mon
Cold with a SE rain and snow all the previous night and rain all day. I was home all day. Perry went to school today for the first.

13 Tues
Some clouds with a NW wind. I was home all day. Fred Blackden is here tonight. Nothing of any consequence passed today.

14 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Fred Blackden went home tonight and Howard Lindsey come.

15 Thur
Clear and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. Harden went down to Jerry Tracy’s. Howard Lindsey left here this morning.

16 Fri
Clear and cold with a North wind. I was home all day and Perry went to school and went from school down to Richard Bell’s to help Fred.

17 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden drove out to Blaine. It commenced to snow tonight.

18 Sun
A SE snow storm all the previous night and all day and still snowing at bedtime. It snowed near two feet. Few storms to equal it.

19 Mon
Cold with a NW wind. It snowed all night and all day and still snowing at bedtime. We had to break roads. Two feet of snow fell.

20 Tues
Cold and snowing and drifting all day and all the previous night. Still snowing at bedtime. I was home all day. Fred Blackden here tonight. So ends the day.

21 Wed
Clear and cold with a SW wind in the forenoon. In the afternoon it clouded up and looked like snow. Fred Blackden came here with sleds to fix tonight.

22 Thur
Cold with a SE snow storm all day till night. Then it commenced to rain. Fred Blackden, me and Harden working at bobsled today.

23 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Me and Harden and Fred Blackden was working at barak rack. Harden broke through the district.

24 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a West wind. Me and Harden and Fred Blackden went out to Frank Pierce’s today. Called at Bell’s and to Larrabee’s. Had two shoes set on Mod.

25 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. George W. Fulton and wife and Mary Ann Fulton to dinner. Went home tonight.

26 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Old Man Straight here this morning. Harden took the team to Fred this morning.

27 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Perry went up to Lister’s after a turkey tonight. Signs of a storm.

28 Wed Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Signs of more snow. I mended a boot for Mathias McDonald this afternoon.

29 Thu
Some clouds with a SE wind. I was home all day choring and Harden went to Bridgewater. He called to Robinson’s to get the Dyer note.

30 Fri
Cloudy. It stormed all the previous night and nearly most all day. Snowed 7 or 8 inches. Wind from the NE. Snowing and blowing.

31 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. It blowed and drifted bad all night. Signs of more snow. Fred Blackden came here to get the sleigh.

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December 1889

1 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a West Wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife and Mrs.Bartley went up to Rideout’s.

2 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I started to go to brother Thomas’ funeral. Got part way and found he was buried. Came home and went to Blaine.

3 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Perry went to Bell’s to help thrash. Nehemiah Stairs here with apples.

4 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Perry came from Bell’s this afternoon. Very cold this evening.

5 Thur
Clear and cold with a SE wind. Me and Harden killed our hogs today. Signs of a storm this evening.

6 Fri
Cold with a SE snow storm all the previous night and all day. The snow fell about six inches. Me and Harden went to Blaine with a load of grain.

7 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. It snowed the most of the afternoon. Harden and Perry went down to help Richard Bell saw wood.

8 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Wife went down to Knoxford with Harden and wife to Mr. Bartley’s. Signs of a storm.

9 Mon
Heavy SE rain all the fournoon. We killed our beef today. The snow sunning off very fast. John Hawksely got sheep from Harden.

10 Tues
Some clouds with a cold NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Perry hauled me two loads of wood on the long sled. Hauled some manure.

11 Wed
Cloudy with a SE wind this morning. Commenced to snow between seven and eight o’clock and still snowing at bedtime.

12 Thurs
Cloudy and cold and very blustery. About six or seven inches of snow on now. Harden and Perry was hauling manure today. A minister and book peddler here today.

13 Fri
Cold with a NW snow most all day. I was laid up with a lame side. J.W. Fulton here this evening.

14 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day with a lame side. Harden went to Robinson Mill for me.

15 Sun
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden took Sarah Fulton to Knoxford. Mathias McDonald and Hub Brown here.

16 Mon
Clear and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. Cut up our beef and sold Jim one quarter. Jim took dinner here. So ends the day. (Beef was hung in the barn for exactly one week before being cut up.)

17 Tues
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine. L.H. Fulton got a grist of Buckwheat, 21 bushels. Sold Beef and hide to Safford’s. I took dinner at Joneses.

18 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It snowed a little today. Harden cleaned up our wheat to go to the Mill. Fred
Redstone got the machine in the afternoon. Arthur Hutchinson here.

19 Thu
Cloudy and very foggy with a SE wind and heavy rain part of the day. Still foggy at bedtime.

20 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden took our grist of wheat to the lines and got it ground and brought it home. Perry went to Wade’s. We put up 14 bbls of potatoes for Stinson.

21 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Harden went to the Mill today and brought the bobsled from Turner’s. Leslie W. Herd here tonight, a clock fixer and peddler.

22 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. R. Bell and wife here to dinner. Herd W. Leslie here tonight. Snow heavy in afternoon. (Grandfather having difficulty getting this man’s name in order)

23 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Snowing and drifting all day. We done nothing but choring and seeing to the stock. Leslie fixed L.H. Fulton’s machine and then went to Jim’s to work on his clock.

24 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Herd Leslie left here this morning. Got six bushels of oats from Harden. Me and Harden went to Blaine today and took ten bushels of peas and oats and gave to Chandler.

25 Wed
Crosmas Day. Cold with a NE snow storm and drifting all day. Myself and wife started to go to Larrabee’s. Got out to the Hilt place and came back.

26 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. R. Bell and wife and Harden and wife came from J. Bartley’s today. Herd Leslie here tonight.

27 Fri
Cloudy and cold. Snowing and blowing all night and day with 20 degree temperature above zero. Could do nothing but keep the house warm and feed the stock. Herd Leslie here tonight.

28 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Cold and drifting all day.

29 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Commenced hailing about dark. Herd Leslie here tonight. So ends the day.

30 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a West wind. We was hauling wood today. Mr. Straight called. Herd Leslie left here today.

31 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Me and Perry sawing wood and caring for the stock. Harden was away with the team helping H. Delong haul fodder. This ends the year 1889. I thank the Lord for His mercys and favors the past year hoping and trusting for His mercys for 1890.

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November 1889

1 Fri
Clear and cool with a West Wind. We was hauling manure all day up by Harden’s. Fred Blackden came here tonight. Some signs of a storm.

2 Sat
Clear and warm with a SW wind. G.W. Fulton and Fred Blackden and wife here tonight. Signs of a storm tonight.

3 Sun
Warm with a SE rain all the previous night and all day very heavy. Fred and Stella here. Dyer came to give his girl to us.

4 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We commenced plowing our potato ground today. Fred and Stella here. Mike Dyer here.

5 Tues
Clear and cold with a West wind. I went to B.F. Pierce today. Called to Bell’s and took home his meal. Got of Pierce two gallons of Molasses, tea, soap and got a horse blanket at Safford’s.

6 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Me and Harden took the horses this morning and hauled our birch logs out to Blanchard’s Mill and came home.

7 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a West wind. I was plowing below the barn. Fred went home today. Signs of a storm.

8 Fri
Mostly clear and cool with a SW wind. Myself and wife and Stella went to Mr. Straight’s today on a visit. Took dinner and tea.

9 Sat
Mostly warm with a SW wind. I was putting in a hen house floor. Ed Cain was here to dinner and stayed all night. Fred and Stella went home.

10 Sun
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. Ed Cain left here for home this morning. J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton here today.

11 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We drove out to Blanchard’s Mill and hauled out birch lumber. 1,465 ft. Went to Safford’s. Took dinner at Bell’s. She sat on Mod.

12 Tues
Cloudy and warm with a West wind. We drove up to Fred Hawksley’s this morning and got some hay. We sold the oxen today to William Owens of N.B.CC, for $60.00. We plowed some.

13 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a NE wind. I thrashed our beans today. Harden and Perry was helping Richard Bell thrash today. Looks like rain.

14 Thur
It rained all the previous night and all day from the SE. We plowed some and cleaned up 2 1/2 bushels of beans, 1 1/2 bushels of peas and done some mending of shoes.

15 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. We finished plowing today and I finished laying my hen house floor. Some flurries of snow. Freezing hard tonight.

16 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine with the double wagon this morning. Paid Joseph Chandler $60.00 on oxen.

17 Sun
Clear and cold with a West wind. Myself and wife and Dorothy Bell took dinner at Harden’s today. Mrs. R. Bell here last night. Went home today.

18 Mon
Clear and warm with a West wind. R. Bell moved his thrashing machine here today. P.Blanchard here. Joseph Chandler called.

19 Tues
Clear and warm with a SW wind. I drove to Blaine this morning with the buckboard and wagon wheel. Turner repaired it and I brought it home. Finished thrashing buckwheat. Bell went home.

20 Wed
Cold with a SE rain all day. We put buckwheat straw in today. James W. Collins here today. Harden brought his heifer home from Mahan’s.

21 Thur
Cold with a SE rain all the fournoon. Me and Harden went to Blaine and took 12 bushels of buckwheat to Robinson’s Mill for hog feed.

22 Fri
Cool with a NE rain most all day. Frost all out of the ground and people plowing. R. Bell machine here and we thrashed our wheat. Cassy Frost here to dinner.

23 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. We finished thrashing our peas and oats today, 60 bushels. Commenced our oats. Richard stayed all night at Harden’s.

24 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. Myself and wife took the horse and carriage and drove out see Mr. Silsby who was sick. Very muddy road.

25 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a West wind. We was thrashing oats all day. We thrashed 104 Bushels today. It snowed a little this evening. Arthur Hutchinson here this evening.

26 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was thrashing all day. We finished today 80 bushels, making 180 bushels of oats. Bell went home tonight. The York boy drowned today.

27 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was putting in our straw. Moved the stove, put in the bee hive in the cellar. Looks stormy.

28 Thu
Cold with a NE snow storm all the previous night and all day. We finished putting in our oats and straw today. We have six or seven inches of snow tonight.

29 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. Myself and Harden drove to Knoxford this morning with horses and sled. Good sledding. To see brother Thomas that was very sick. Then came home.

30 Sat
Cloudy with a cold NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Perry went down to help Richard Bell thrash. Brother Thomas died today. Fletcher here.

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October 1889

1 Tue
Cold with a SE rain most all night and all day. We cleaned up 17 1/2 bushels of buckwheat today. T. Fulton and Nehemiah Stairs, apple peddler, here.

2 Wed
A SE rain most all night and cold showers all day. We finished digging the acre below the barn today. About 100 bbls.

3 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a West wind. Me and Perry was digging today and Harden hauled his 7th load, making 76 bbls.

4 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and some rain. Me and Perry was digging potatoes most all day and Harden hauled his 8th load out to Frank for $1.00 per bbl.Making 86 bbls.

5 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was digging and hauling in potatoes all day today. Harden hauled his 9th load to Safford’s today. Making 97 bbls.

6 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind .. Myself and wife went to Richard Bell’s and took dinner and tea and came home. A lot of young folks came here to sing this evening.

7 Mon
Cold NE rain all the previous night and all day very heavy and still raining at bedtime. Richard Bell here to dinner. He got Harden’s colt. John Hallett got 35 Cents of honey.

8 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Me and Harden took the horses and went to Blaine, I paid Hewitt $5.00 on a note. Joshua Jones here tonight.

9 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Me and Perry was digging potatoes all day. Harden and wife went to Jane Bartley funeral.

10 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was digging potatoes this fournoon and we pulled turnips in the afternoon. Harden took 11 bbls to the factory today. Martin, the medicine man, here today.

11 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We finished pulling 10 bbls of turnips today and took them out to John Turner. Dug potatoes in the afternoon.

12 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day. The Christies and Insas, 23 bbls. I put six bbls of eating potatoes in the cellar and Harden put six in cellar.

13 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a North wind. Frost this morning. Old Mrs. York, Mrs. J.W. Fulton, and Mrs. Robert Irvin to tea and a host of young folks here to sing.

14 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Harden took two loads of potatoes to factory today. Last this fall, 144 bbls hauled out. Richard Bell helped us dig today.

15 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day today. Eli Fletcher here. Clear and cold tonight.

16 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day today. Some signs of a storm tonight. So ends the day.

17 Thu
Mostly clear and warm with a SE wind. We was digging Early Rose all day on the Sod Ground down next to the brook. Hersom got sheep from Harden. Signs of a storm tonight.

18 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day. Some signs of a storm tonight. So ends the day.

19 Sat
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. We finished digging our potatoes today and hauled them in the cellar. Hauled in our beans. Wife went to School Exhibition.

20 Sun
Cloudy and very foggy with a SE wind and some rain till the afternoon. The wind came round to the NW and cleared away quite cool. Temperature ranging from 48 to 52 above zero.

21 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was pulling and topping turnips all day today. Signs of a storm.

22 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Harden took a load of turnips out to Blaine to Turner.Me and Perry finished pulling our turnips. Sent a registered letter to Mrs. Hume, 23.

23 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind with quite a flurry of snow this morning on the ground. I went out to Blaine and got mare shod by Turner. Harden went to the Mill.

24 Thu
Clear and cold with a West wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine with a load of potatoes for Nutter. Took dinner at Nutter’s and came home and hauled in a load of turnips.

25 Fri
Clear and cool with a SE wind. Harden went to Watson’s Mill today and got our grist, 12 bushels of buckwheat. We finished our turnips and hauled them in today.

26 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Harden went up to Murray’s today with some provisions for them. P.T. Blanchard was here today. Raining some now.

27 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Drizzling rain a little at times. Harden came home from J. Bartley’s today. Perry went over to Fred’s.

28 Mon
Cool with a NE rain all day and all the evening. Harden and Perry went down to help Richard Bell to thrash today and I finished banking the house. Perry stopped to help tomorrow.

29 Tue
Cold with a North snow storm and rain all the previous night and all day. Still snowing. I was home all day. Harden and Perry helping Bell thrash.

30 Wed
Cloudy with a NE wind. Some little drizzling of rain and snow through the day. Me and Perry commenced hauling our manure.

31 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was hauling manure and hauling rocks all day. Wife visiting to Mahan’s this afternoon.

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September 1889

1 Sun
Very Smoky and warm today. Wind from the NW. Thomas Bartley and wife and Jud Straight

called here

2 Mon
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We hauled in one load of oats and three of peas and oats today. Mrs. Hill called on the Lindsey girls.

3 Tues
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Sold four sheep to J.Herson for $12.50 cash. The Lindsey girls went home today.

4 Wed
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We finished mowing our peas and oats today. George Jollimore, Beef Peddler, here today.

5 Thur
Clear and warm with a South wind. We finished cutting our wheat today. Opened a bbl of flour today. Mrs. Hill called on the Lindsey girls.

6 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We was mowing buckwheat and binding wheat.

7 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. It rained last night. We was cutting buckwheat and hauled two loads of peas and oats. Towle and daughter here. We drove to Safford’s.

8 Sun

Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Howard Lindsey and Lister here to dinner today.

9 Mon
Mostly clear and warm with a West wind. We finished hauling in our grain today, except buckwheat. Nutter, Apple Tree Agent, here today from New Hampshire.

10 Tues
Mostly clear but very Smoky and warm. Ninety degrees in the shade. We finished cutting our buckwheat today. Mrs. James Aheran here.

11 Wed

Clear and warm with a West Wind. I went to Blaine and got $2.50 from Job Hersom. Got a hat from Hussey’s. Got a pig from Bell’s. Pulled our beans today.

12 Thur
Clear and warm with a West wind. We was raking and hauling in buckwheat. Cleaned up four

bushels of buckwheat. Richard Bell brought the pot home.

13 Fri
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We was raking and hauling in buckwheat. Nehemiah Stairs, Apple Peddler, here today.

14 Sat
Clear and warm with a South wind. We was raking and hauling in buckwheat. Harden went to Knoxford for wife. I was sick.

15 Sun
Some clouds and very Smoky. Cool with a South wind. I was home all day. Some signs of rain. Quite a number of young folks called in.

16 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. I went to Blaine this morning and got the wagon wheel. Got dinner at Larrabee’s. Got 1/2 bushel of salt and a box of butter salt.

17 Tues
Cool with a NW rain most all night and all day and still raining at bedtime. Howard Lindsey and two Brewers here today to dinner.

18 Wed
Rained all the previous night and all day with wind out of NW. I was wooding a wagon Ex

19 Thur
Cool
with a SE wind. Dot Larrabee here. Me and Harden wooded a forward Ex in our wagon today and done other chores.

20 Fri

CIoudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain. We commenced to dig our potatoes today. We lug 13 1/2 bbls of Snowflakes. George Jollimore called in. (Snowflakes: A brand of potato)

21 Sat
Cool
with a SE rain all day. Still looks like rain. Harden took our first load of potatoes to the factory, 10 bbls at 50 cents per bbl. John Aheran called in.

22 Sun
CIoudy and cold with a NW wind. A.J. Fulton and Alice Larrabee and Ralph Forsyth was here ) tea this evening. So ends the day.

23 Mon
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day today. John Mahan got the carriage to take his wife to the doctor.

24 Tues
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind and frost this morning. Harden took two loads of potatoes today, 11 bbls each time.

25 Wed

Clear and warm with a SE wind. WE was digging potatoes all day and hauling into the cellar. We put 12 bbls in cellar for our own use.

26 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Harden took his 4th load to the factory today. Eli Fletcher paid in eggs.

27 Fri

Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Harden took his 5th load tot he factory today. We was digging potatoes today. It rained very heavy last night. The Paper Agent here today.

28 Sat

Cold with a NW wind. Rain showers all day and one heavy shower of hail. The first this Fall. Harden took the 6th load of potatoes today. 11 bbls and got $11.00 for his load.

29 Sun

Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Heavy frost this morning and ice froze in the tub at the door. William and Viola Gray called in.

30 Mon

Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Ice froze 1/2 inch thick at the door this morning. A dead freeze, George Jollimore, Beef Peddler, here today.

So Ends the Month of September

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August 1889

1 Thur
Some clouds with a SW wind. We was mowing and hauling in hay. It rained a little after 4 o’clock.

2 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. It rained heavy last night and a little today. I went to Blaine today to get Harden’s mare shod.

3 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Thunder showers in the afternoon. We hauled in two loads of hay before the rain.

4 Sun
Clear and cool with a West wind. We was home all day. J.W. fulton here to dinner. I saw Jones here today.

5 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a West wind. I was home all day. John Mahan was here. Harden and Perry worked for Doyle.

6 Tues
Some clouds and cool with a West wind. Myself and Jim started in the morning and drove to the Fort and fed. From there to Caribou to Presque Isle and home. Frank Luce here.

7 Wed
Cloudy and some rain. Rance W. Shaw, Esq. Called here this morning. John Aheran here today. We finished mowing our grass today.

8 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. I took a tub of butter to Blaine this morning and brought a

bbl of flour home. Mrs. Mack went to Jim’s Mowing Bee.

9 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. We was mowing buckwheat this morning. Finished our hay today and helped Jim in the afternoon.

10 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. We finished cutting an acre of Buckwheat by the Hawksley Road today.

11 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Len Bartley and wife and children here today. We had the first green peas and cucumbers this season.

12 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I drove Mod to Blaine this morning and out to I.D. Kinney’s. I got one bunch of lathes from Blanchard’s Mill.

13 Tues
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. Perry and Harden commenced plowing this morning. I got out stuff for house.

14 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. John Boyd called here. We hauled in one load of Buckwheat tonight. ;Rain this evening.

15 Thur
Cold with a NE rain all day. Jim Mahan and Thomas Paddock was here today. Paddock got a jar of butter.

16 Fri
Warm with a SE wind all day and some rain. I was home all day. Harden and Perry was plowing and finished the sod ground today.

17 Sat
Cloudy with a SW wind. It rained all last night. Me and Harden went to Blaine this morning with a wagon wheel to be repaired.

18 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. I drove over to West Ridge this morning and brought over Stella. Richard Bell and wife, F. Delano and wife, Fred and wife, G.W. Fulton and wife here.

19 Mon

Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. We commenced mowing oats today over the brook. I begun to shingle the house today.

20 Tues
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. Finished shingling the front side of the roof today. Fred and Stella here. Fred helping to shingle.

21 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. Fred Blackden and Harden finished shingling house today. Fred and Stella here.

22 Thur
CIoudy and warm with a SW wind. Smoked out Bee Hive today. Fred went home today. Kinney here with his horse this afternoon.

23 Fri
CIear and warm with a NW wind. We raked up hauled in an acre of buckwheat by the Hawksley Road today. The meat peddler here.

24 Sat
CIear and warm with a NE wind. John McDonald had the buckboard to the lines.

25 Sun
CIear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. Dell Nutter called in here. Stella went home today.

26 Mon
CIear and warm with a NE wind. We hauled in two loads of oats today. The first this season. Had Jim to help us. So Ends the Day.


27 Tues
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We got in three loads of oats and mowed some oats.

28 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I went to Blaine this morning and called to B.F. Pierce. Paid 15 doz Eggs. Went to Kinney’s and took dinner. Smyth was here to buy the oxen.

29 Thu

Clear and warm with a SE wind. We finished mowing the peas and oats by the garden. Aaron and wife here tonight.

30 Fri
Mostly clear and warm with a SW wind. I was home all day. A.J. Fulton and wife went from here this afternoon.

31 Sat

Clear and warm with a North wind. We raked and hauled in four loads of oats today. David Frost called here. Mother and Perry to School Exhibition.

So Ends the Month of August

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July 1889

1 Mon

Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Me and Perry was weeding potatoes today. James Craig got his meal from here today.

2 Tuesday

Clear and warm with a SE wind. I wrote a letter to Aaron tonight. John Close here this evening with a load of turnips.

3 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. I went to Blaine with a firken of Butter and sold it to Jones. Sold ten dozen eggs to B.F. Pierce. (Firkin: A small wooden vessell or tub for butter)

4 Thursday

Warm and rainy morning. The wind from SE and still raining at bedtime.

5 Fri
Cloudy and cool with NW wind. We was cultivating our potatoes on sod ground.

6 Sat
Clear and cool with a North wind. Richard Bell and wife called here going to meeting. Left Leroy here today. Harden went to the Mill.

7 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. Myself and wife was up to Straights. Richard Bell and wife stopped here and got tea coming from meeting. Jud Straight called in.

8 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a North wind. Me and Perry worked on the road today. G.W. Fulton and wife here tonight.

9 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a West wind. Me and Perry was working on the road today. I took George’s wife home this afternoon. Road tax for 1889 $11.66.

10 Wed
Some clouds and cool with a NE wind. We was weeding potatoes all day today. Our Bees swarmed today. The first this season. (Swarmed: A group or body of Honeybees that emigrate from a hive accompanied by a queen to start a new colony)

11 Thur
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. A man called today named Jordan. He had lost one arm. He was hurt on the Grand Trunk Railway.

12 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was hoeing potatoes all day today. A Jinson woman and son here tonight from the Province.

13 Sat
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We was hoeing our potatoes today. Signs of rain. Got our roles. (Roles: Could have meant ‘Rolls’ for the list of students for Fall Semester at Fulton School) Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Cleared off clear in the evening. Signs of a frost.

14 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We commenced haying today. H. Delong and Old Mammy Tid here. Mod foaled today.

15 Mon
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I went to Blaine and called to Will and got dinner. Aaron here tonight.

17 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. It is 72 deg. In the shade. B.F. Jones called in. 
Mrs. Hutchinson here. I took Aaron to B.F. Pierce.

18 Thur
Mostly clear and warm with a NW wind. We hauled in three loads of hay today for the first this season.


19 Fri

Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We was mowing and hauling in hay today. Viola Gray and Mrs. Mahan here.

20 Sat
Wind and rain from the SE. I was home all day. R. Irvin brought a bbl of flour here for George Hallett.

21 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. J.W. Fulton called in tonight.

22 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. I went to Blaine this morning to 1.0. Kinney’s. \/Ir. Fendlesen was here.

23 Tues
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. John Close, Israel D. Kinney, Jim Giberson here today. We was
mowing and hauling in hay. Got some rain. Brundage here.

24 Wed
CIoudy and cold with a NW wind. Some rain showers. We was mowing today. Finished cutting what 
there was up at Harden’s.

25 Thur
CIoudy and cold with a West wind. We went to Blaine this morning and got a horse rake. Came home and raked and hauled in all by Harden’s.

26 Fri
CIear and cold with a NW wind. We commenced mowing on the other side of the brook today. Jim Mahan put up our picken fork today.

27 Sat

We was mowing and hauling hay today from across the brook. Cloudy and warm with a NE wind. Harden and wife went over to see Stella today. The Sabbath School folks came here to have a sing.

28 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was mowing today. John Leath took dinner here. Sold him two pigs. Mrs. Wing called in.

29 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. We mowed some. George Hatch was here to dinner. Rained some in the afternoon.

30 Tues

Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. We was raking and hauling in hay in the afternoon. Martha Bell was here to dinner.

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June 1889

1 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We finished planting potatoes today. Havelock Bartley here tonight. Frank Larrabee was here. Fendlesen called here.

2 Sun
A SE rain most all night and all the fournoon. G.W. Fulton here to dinner. Havelock Bartley and Anna Murray here today. Frank Larrabee here.

3 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Some rain. We built our Line Fence down by the brook today. Marked our sheep and put them in the pasture.

4 Tues

A warm SE rain most all the previous night and today. We was fencing and plowing and cleaned out my cellar.

5 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. It rained all the previous night and some throught the day. I went to Blaine.

6 Thur
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We planted our beans today. Mrs. F. Hawksley here.

7 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We was plowing buckwheat land today. Sings of more rain. Mrs. J.W. Fulton here today. (Mary Ann York (Shaw) Fulton)

8 Sat

A SE rain most all the previous night and a great deal of rain through the day. We was plowing and stumping today.

9 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Signs of more rain. So ends the day.

10 Mon
Cloudy and very foggy this morning. It rained all the previous night with a SE wind. I finished planting my garden today.

11 Tues
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We was plowing and sowing buckwheat today. Mr. Hatch, the Apple Tree agent, here to dinner today.

12 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We was sowing buckwheat, plowing and harrowing. Mrs. Helen Lister here to tea. So ends the day.

13 Thur
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We finished plowing today. T. Bartley, Harden and wife to dinner. Heavy thunder and lightening and rain tonight.

14 Fri
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Bell’s this morning and swapped horses. We cultivated our potatoes today.

15 Sat
Warm and cloudy with a SE wind. Rained in the P.M. till eight. I went to Blaine and got Buck­wheat from Jones. Dorothy Bell here tonight.

16 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. I was home all day. Dorothy Bell went home this morn­ing. Fred and Stella came over on a visit. Fred went home.

17 Mon
Some clouds with a cold West wind. We was hoeing potatoes today. G.W. Fulton was here to dinner today.

18 Tues
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Heavy frost this morning. John Close here today. I planted Peppers and Cucumbers today on new land. We was weeding potatoes.

19 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Wife and Stella went out to Delong’s on a visit. We was weeding and hoeing potatoes.

20 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I went to Blaine this morning and got Mod shod. Brought Alice home. Mary and Jane Delong and Evelyn Fulton here.

21 Fri
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Me and Perry was hilling up potatoes. Harden took the wool to the Mill. So ends the day.

22 Sat

Warm SE rain most all day. I took Alice and children home today. Traded some with B.F.Pierce. George called here.

23 Sun

Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. G.W. Fulton here to tea. Fred came and took Stella home today.

24 Mon

Clear and cool with a West wind. Me and Harden helped Jim fence today. Arthur Hutchinson and wife got buckboard today to go to Dr. Syphers.

25 Tues
Clear but very smokey and warm with a SE wind. We finished rolling our logs today for turnips. Mrs. Dave Irvin called.

26 Wed
Mostly clear and warm with a SE wind. The two Mrs. Listers here today. Me and Harden fenced for Jim. We set heaps afire.


27 Thu

Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. It rained heavy in the night and most all day. Me and Harden went out to Blaine and got a load of shingles from Jones.

28 Fri

Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Finished one firken of Butter today. Me and Harden fencing for Jim today.

29 Sat

Clear and warm with a NW wind. G.W. Fulton, John Elkins here to tea. Evelyn Fulton and Lizzy Fulton here this evening.

30 Sun

Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. Emery and George Hawksley was here today. Herbert Fulton and Lizzy Fulton called.

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May 1889

1 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I went to Blaine this morning and wore by overcoat and mittens. Took dinner at G.W. Fulton’s. J. Mahan brought me in a bbl of flour from Frank Pierce.

2 Thursday
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Finished the buckwheat ground by the Hawksley Road. Fixed my West Line Fence. Harden and wife to tea. Mrs. Mahan called in.

3 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was plowing Green Sword for potatoes. B.F. Jones here today. It rained some today.

4 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine today and called to Safford’s, Pierce’s, Grahams, Hewitt’s, Jones’ and Hussey’s.

5 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a West wind. I took Hatfield Delong out to Dr. Syphers today. He was sick. I took him with Mod and the buckboard. So ends the day.

6 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We was plowing all day. Abram Smith and John D. Lindsey and son was here today.

7 Tues
Some clouds with a SE wind. George Hatch here today delivering trees. We sheared our sheep this afternoon.

8 Wed
Mostly clear with a warm SE wind. We plowed sod in the fournoon. John close was here today with his horse. We went out to the store in the afternoon.

9 Thur
Mostly clear and warm with a SE wind. Mr. Oliver, a map peddler, called. We sowed 2 1/2 bushel of peas and oats. The first this Spring.

10 Fri
Some Clouds and warm with a NW wind. Quite a heavy thunder shower in the night. The first thunder we heard this year. John D. Lindsey took dinner here.

11 Sat
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. I went to Blaine today and got 4 bushels of oats from Safford’s. Got a letter from Aaron’s wife today. Brought bolts from Larrabee’s.

12 Sun
Some clouds with a warm SW wind. Myself and wife went over to West Ridge today to see Stella. G.W. Fulton was here today.

13 Mon
Some clouds with a warm West wind. We sowed our wheat today. Aaron Kinney, from Houlton, John Boyd and Cora Rogers here today.

14 Tues
Cloudy with a warm SE wind. I harrowed in one acre of Buckwheat today for the first this Spring. Fred Fenderson called here today. (Could be Fendlesen)

15 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Perry went over to Giberson’s. Grear was here with his horse.

16 Thur
Cloudy with a SE wind. We planted 12 1/2 bushels of potatoes today for the first this Spring. It rained in the afternoon.

17 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a West wind. We was plowing and hauling manure.

18 Sat
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We planted our Christies Potatoes today. J.W. Fulton here today.

19 Sun
Clear and warm with a South wind. Harden and wife here today. I went up to see James Giberson this evening. He was sick. Paddock here and got 28 1/4 of flour. (Not sure what measure given) :

20 Mon
Some clouds with a warm SE wind. I was cutting potatoes all day. Mrs. Everitt and Mrs. Delong here today.

21 Tues
Warm with a SE wind and some rain. We Sowed 12 Bushels of oats today over on the oat ground across the brook. Got a letter from Aaron.

22 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Very foggy with some rain in the fournoon. A young Kinney here today for onions.

23 Thur
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We planted an acre of potatoes and finished our peas and oats today of 7 bushels.

24 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Me and Harden went down to Bell’s this morning to take down a hog. Mrs. Cox here tonight. Frank Brown here.

25 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and some rain showers. We helped Jim today to plow with the oxen. Mrs. Cox left here tonight.

26 Sun
Some clouds with a NE wind. Heavy frost this morning done some damage. Mathias McDonald called.

27 Mon
Some clouds with a cold SE wind. We finished harrowing in our oats today and burnt the foller. I went to Paddock Ford and Paddock for butter.

28 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine, I took 17 1/2 doz. Eggs to Safford’s. Got 4 bushels of oats. I got a bbl of Indian Meal from B.F. Pierce.

29 Wed
Cloudy and colcl with a NW wind. Me and Perry was picking rocks off the potatoe ground. Harden was helping Bachelder haul logs.

30 Thu
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We hauled rocks and harrowed some potato ground. Jim Craig called.

31 Fri
Cloudy and very foggy in the morning. We planted an acre of potatoes this afternoon.

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April 1889

1 Mon
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. I was hauling wood all day. Fred and Stella here tonight. J.W. Fulton and Mathias McDonald called in here.

2 Tue
Cloudy with a NE wind. It snowed most of the fournoon. Fred and Stella moved today by Jim Rundlett. Mrs. J.W. Fulton here today.

3 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Signs of a storm. G.W. Fulton here today. Harden went to the Mill. I wrote a letter to A.J. Fulton.

4 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Perry helped Harden this afternoon. Eli Fletcher here and got some checkerberry for 15 cents.

5 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife went down to Richard Bell’s with the Mare and Pungo There is a good deal of bare ground and water. Got some candy. Jones called in.

6 Sat
Clear and cool with a NW wind. Perry went to Knoxford this afternoon. School meeting this afternoon.

7 Sun
Clear and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Perry was to Knoxford. J.W. Fulton here to
tea. H.L. Fulton and wife up to Straight’s. (Grandfather got his son’s initials mixed up now and then but I thought it necessary to write them down as he put it)

8 Mon
Clear and warm with a SW wind. I was hauling and sawing wood all day. G.W. Fulton and boy was here. Mathias McDonald.

9 Tues
Some clouds with a warm SW wind. We was sawing wood and yarding out cedars. Mr. Earl here today. Anna Hutchinson.

10 Wed
Some clouds with a cold NW wind. Me and Harden finished hauling our cedars across the brook today.

11 Thur
Some clouds with a warm NW wind. I was sawing and splitting wood all day. The two Mrs. Listers here to day.

12 Fri
Some clouds with a warm NW wind. James Giberson here and got an ox yoke. We made our first churning today and got 2 1/2 Ibs. Of butter. Harden got two bushels of wheat from Bell’s.

13 Sat
Cloudy with a cold NW wind. I went to Blaine today with the buckboard and took dinner at George’s. I got Turner to shoe Mod. Our house caught fire.

14 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Nothing occurred worth naming.

15 Mon
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. Temp. 26 to 52 deg. Above zero. I was home all day. We put out the workbench and moved our stoves. J. Herron and Fred Redstone here today.

16 Tues
Clear and warm with a West wind. I helped Harden hew scantling today. Mr. Thomas Bartlett
here this evening. So ends the day. (Scantling: A small piece of timber, as one used as an upright in a building frame)

17 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Wife was down to Mahan’s on a visit in the afternoon.

18 Thu
Some clouds with a warm SE wind. I was home all day. Put out my bees today and opened my cellar today.

19 Fri
Some clouds with a warm SE wind. Me and Perry was underbrush,”Y foller today. Jim and wife and Mrs. Mahan here today.

20 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was underbrushing part of the day. George and Jim went over to Frazer’s Mill. Perry went to Straight’s and got some sugar.

21 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a South wind. G.W. Fulton and wife and Miss Canady, J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton and wife and one of G. Canady’s boys was here this Easter Sunday.

22 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. I was home all day. Jim and Harden and John Hawksley called to get Spirits Turpentine for mumps.

23 Tue
Some clouds with a cold NW wind. We was chopping wood today. The temperature ranging from 18 to 62 degrees above zero. Signs of a storm soon.

24 Wed Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We commenced plowing today our oat ground and picking rocks. I made a cart. Signs of a storm.

25 Thu Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was plowing and hauling rocks all day. It rained a little the previous night.

26 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was plowing and burning off root piles today. I wrote a letter to A.J. Fulton tonight.

27 Sat
Cool with a SE wind. It rained most all day and the previous night. I was home all day. Harden went to Bell’s.

28 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Harden took George Canady out to the factory. Evelyn Fulton and Nell Mahan called in.

29 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. I helped to make soap. Harden and Perry went down to hep Richard Bell. It rained in the afternoon.

30 Tue Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. It rained all night and all the fournoon.
J.W. Fulton called in tonight.

So Ends the Month of April

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March 1889

1 Fri

Clear and warm with a SE wind. Me and Harden was yarding logs from Knoxford. Sam Fulton and wife, Tom Fulton’s wife, Len Bartley and wife and four children called here this afternoon.


 

2 Sat

Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. A.J. Fulton and wife here to dinner. Me and Harden picked up ten bbls of potatoes and took them out to Blaine for Hewitt’s. Fred came home tonite.


 

3 Sun

Clear and warm with a SW wind. I was home all day. Fred and Stella went up to Jim’s. Arthur Hutchinson and wife was here. Jim Mahan got the pungo


 

4 Mon

Clear and warm with a SW wind. Richard Bell and wife here today. Wife stayed all night. Mack Fulton here tonight. Fred went to his Father’s today.


 

5 Tue

Cloudy with a SE wind. It commenced to rain at noon and still raining at bedtime. Dolly went home. R. Jones and wife and R. Irvin was here. T. Bartley and Mack Fulton and J. Kearney called here. Harden went to Waltson’s Mill today.


 

 

 

6 Wed

Cold with a SE rain all day and still raining at bedtime. Robert F. Jones and wife here tonight.

(Robert F. Jones is Martha’s younger brother. Robert’s wife, Henriette, is Thomas Fulton’s daughter)


 

 

7 Thur

A SE rain all night and most ofthe day. Robert F. Jones and wife went home this morning. Harden took up his bee hive today. Fred came home tonight.


 

 

8 Fri

Cloudy with a SE wind and quite cool. Signs of more rain. Harden and wife and Mrs. Bartley here to tea. Fred was helping me saw wood.


 

9 Sat

Snowed most all day. The wind from NW. I was home all day. I was picking over potatoes. Fred helped Harden in the afternoon.


 

 

10 Sun

Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Some signs of a storm. So ends the day.


 

 

11 Mon

Cloudy and cool with a North wind. J.W. Fulton got the pung today to go to Bridgewater. Fred went over to his father’s this morning. Me and Perry was sawing wood.


 

 

12 Tues

Clear and quite warm with a NW wind. Jim Cox here tonight. Me and Perry hauled wood all day with the oxen. Batchelder hauled his hay today.


 

 

13 Wed

Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Me and Harden went to Watson’s Mill. I took 12 bushels of buckwheat. J. Chandler here. Snowing now. We mended the pung in the afternoon.


 

 

14 Thur

Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden brought my grist home today from Watson’s Mill. Harden and wife took Mrs. Bartley home. A young Dane, Lars C.H. Christensen was here to dinner.


 

 

15 Fri

Clear and warm with a SE wind. I got a letter from A.J. Fulton. Richard Bell here to dinner with wood for George. I was sawing and hauling wood today.


 

 

16 Sat

Some clouds with warm SE wind. Jud Straight and Lister too tea here tonight. Fred came home tonight. I was sawing wood today.


 

 

17 Sun

Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. It commenced raining and snowing about noon. Harden and wife came home from Knoxford.


 

 

18 Mon

Cold and raining in the morning with a NE wind. It snowed hard in the afternoon. Myself and Harden went to Blaine and I took some eggs. Called to Bell’s going down.


 

 

19 Tues

A NE snow all the previous night until noon today. I drove Mod out Blaine this morning and got George Canady to set one shoe on the more.


 

 

20 Wed

Very cloudy with a cool NE wind. I was haUling wood this afternoon. Jim got the sleigh to the Province.


 

 

21 Thur

Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. Me and Perry was sawing and hauling wood today. Dotty Larrabee came here today.


 

 

22 Fri

Clear and warm with a NW wind. Fred and Stella moved today over on the West Ridge. Isaac and Ephraim Lawrence here tonight. Harden too two loads of logs to the Mill today.


 

23 Sat

Clear and warm with a SE wind. I lent Harden 50 cents and he returned 20 cents. Harden took a load of logs to the Mill today. The Lawrence’s left today. Jim stopped by on the way to the river. Evelyn is here this evening.


 

 

 

25 Mon

Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Perry went over to Watson’s Mill and got the cog. Harden took a load of logs down to Blanchard’s. Joe Woolverton here today.


 

26 Tue

Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden took a load of logs to the Mill. Jim took tea here. E. Hawksley here tonight.


 

27 Wed

Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. I took a load of logs down to Blanchard’s Mill with the oxen. Jim and Harden went to Bridgewater.


 

28 Thu

Cold with a SE snow, quite soft, all day. I drove out to Frank Pierce’s and Harden took a load of logs to the Mill.


 

29 Fri

Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. We got five birch logs hauled down to Blanchard’s Mill today. Myself, Jim and Harden had two teams.


 

30 Sat

Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. Quite cold and blustery all day. Me and Harden went two trips to the Mill today to finish hauling logs.


 

31 Sun

Clear and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife went to Bell’s. Perry went up to Straight’s. E. Hawksley and Horace Cox here today.

 

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February 1889

1 Sun

Cold, snowing, blowing and drifting all day and still drifting at bedtime. Harden hauled five cord of wood for Fred today.

2 Sat

Clear and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. Mrs. Mahan and Mrs. Crain made us a visit here this afternoon. Signs of a storm.

3 Sun

Some clouds and quite warm with a West wind. I was home all day. Some signs of a storm. No callers here today.

4 Mon

Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. James W. Fulton called in today and George W. Fulton called here tonight.

5 Tuesday

Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. It begin to snow at noon and snowed and blowed heavy till bedtime. I drove to George’s this morning and took 11/2 bushels of potatoes and too dinner. E. Manser came and took her organ.

6 Wed

Snow all the previous night and all this fournoon. I broke into the woods and George and myself hauled two loads of wood.

7 Thursday

Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. George took a load of wood home today. Fred came home last night from Pittsfield.

8 Fri

Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring. J.W. Fulton called in. G.W. Fulton had Harden and Fred Blackden with him today cutting wood.

9 Sat

Cold East wind with a little snow. George and Fred helped to saw wood in the fournoon and then both went home.

10 Sun

Clear with a SW wind. Fred took Stella to his father’s this afternoon. John D. Lindsey and wife and three children here today. Will York and daughter called here.

11 Mon

Clear and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Jim got the pung to go to George’s for Mary Ann today. Signs of a storm. George came to cut wood.

12 Tuesday

Cold with a NE snow storm all day and still snowing at bedtime. George went home today. Harden took him out a load of wood.

13 Wed

Stormed all night and fournoon today with a NE wind. Harden went to Blaine today with colts. Tupper’s Dummy took dinner here today.

14 Thu

Cloudy and cold with a NW wind with some snow squalls through the day. Quite blustery and bad roads just now.

15 Fri

Clear and cold with NW wind and very blustery. Jim got the pung this morning to go to Watson’s Mill. Me and Perry was sawing wood in the fournoon. Me and Harden put of six bbls of Early Rose potatoes for Hewitt this afternoon.

16 Sat

Clear and cold with NW wind. I was home all day. Me and Perry was sawing wood. Isaac McPerson called here. I was talking with Mr. Towle about Dyer.

17 Sun

Cold and snowing from the SE in the fournoon. The fog was very thick and it commenced to rain about noon. The wind changed to the NW at bedtime.

18 Monday

Cloudy and cool with NE wind in the fournoon. Me and Harden took ten bbls of Early Rose to Hewitt’s today. It commenced snowing about four o’clock and Harden got a bbl of flour today.

19 Tuesday

Cloudy and cold with a West wind and very blustery. I was home all day choring. There was two Rag Peddlers here this morning. So ends the day.

20 Wed

Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Harden took Straight’s hay home. I mended G.W. Fulton’s shoes. I got a letter from J. Meagher to send Perry to school. Jim went to the Mill today.

21 Thurs

Mostly clear and cold with a SW wind. I was home all day. Harden went down to Isaac McPherson’s to get some bags. James brought some meal home.

22 Fri

Cloudy and cold with a SE Wind and very blustery. Looks very much like a storm. Snowing some bedtime. One of the buildings burnt today at the factory.

23 Sat

Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring. It is 18 below at bedtime.

24 Sun

Clear and cold with a SW wind. Signs of a storm. George Broad, J.W. Fulton and wife and

Cad Collins here today. Perry went to his father’s funeral.

25 Mon

Some clouds and with a SW wind. Harden went to Watson’s to see about some logs. Jane and Girt Lindsey here to supper.

 

 

26 Tue

Clear and quite pleasant with a SW wind. Fred and Stella came home today. Evelyn Fulton here today. Jane and Girt went home.

27 Wed

Clear and warm with SE wind. Fred went over to his father’s this morning. I hauled four loads of wood. Goodie Cox brought Perry home today from his father’s funeral.

28 Thu

Clear and warm with a West wind. We yarded up five logs this morning. I took Mod and went to Blaine and called to Irvin’s to pay taxes to Fred Hewitt. I got some fish.

 

 

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January 1889

 

 

 

1 Tues
Cloudy and cool. 26 deg. Above zero. I was home all day choring. Harden went down to Bell’s and got a sheep. I sent a letter to Mrs. Ephraim J. Fulton in Minnesota today. (Louisa)

2 Wed
Cloudy and cold. 26 deg. I went out to Safford’s this morning. I traded five bushels of oats for 30 Ibs. Indian Meal, a pound of fish, three yards of cotton. Oats $1.92. Mrs. Everitt here today.

3 Thurs
Cold SE wind with a little snow. We hauled two loads of spa Its today from Fossey’s. James Rundlet and wife and Mrs. Blackden brought Stella’s organ today. (Spalts?)

4 Fri
Cloudy with warm SE wind. I was hauling wood this afternoon. Quite a lot of young folks called here this evening.

5 Sat
Some clouds with cool NW wind. I hauled wood all day. Mrs. Mahan and Mrs. Zeb Cocks here to tea and George York called here..

6 Sun
Cloudy and very foggy with heavy white frost. Myself and wife went up to Mr. Straights this morning and stayed till four o’clock. We had a good time. Mrs. Zeb Cocks and Nell Mahan with us.

7 Mon
Cloudy with SE wind and heavy rain in the afternoon. We was hauling cedars across the brook in the fournoon.
8 Tues
Quite cool, very foggy and snowing about all day. I was choring all day. I got a letter from Mrs. A.J. Fulton tonight. (Emma Turner Fulton)

9 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Myself and Harden went to Bridgewater today and paid Mrs. Hume her interest. We took dinner at Joshua’s. A soft snow tonight. (Joshua-Robert’s brother)

10 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. I went out to Blaine with Mod and pung today. I took eight bushels of oats. Two for Jones, two for Valley, two for Fred Hewitt and two for J. Bubar.

(Mod is the affectionate name of R.M. Fulton’s mare)

11 Fri
Cloudy and cold with NW wind. I was picking over potatoes in the fournoon. I hooped a tub for Mrs. McDonald. J.W. Fulton, Edw. Dodge, and Mathias McDonald here today.

12 Sat
Cloudy and cold with NW wind. I was home all day choring and Sawing wood. Harden went to Watson’s Mill. Fred Redstone and Mathias McDonald is here.

13 Sun
Cloudy and Cold with NW wind. I was home all day. Mrs. Fred Hawksley was here to tea. The fields and roads are quite bare in some places.

14 Mon
Clear and cold with NW wind. I was home all day. Harden went to Watson’s Mill. Mr. Kierstead was here today. J.W. Fulton’s house caught fire. Will Cocks was with Mr. Kierstead.

15 Tues
Clear and cold with NW wind. I was home all day. Jim fixed the roof of his house where it took fire. Mr. Kierstead had a meeting tonight. Harden got our grist and one pound of tea from Fred Bubar. (Grist is ground-up grain)

16 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring. Signs of a storm tonight. I bought a pig today. Tupper’s Dummy here today. I got a letter from Louise. (Mrs. E.J. Fulton)

17 Thur
Warm SE snow and rain all night. I was home all day. Harden went to Blaine with ten bushels of oats to Hewitts. I made a saw horse for Harden.

18 Fri
Cloudy and warm with SW wind. The snow melted some all day. Elder Kierstead called in today. A young man skated right up the main road this morning on skates to school on the ice.

19 Sat
Clear and cold with NW wind. fwas home all day chopping and sawing wood. J.W. Fulton called in today and Elder Kierstead is here tonight. This is a very severe cold night.

20 Sun
Clear and cold with NW wind. Signs of a storm. Elder Kierstead here again tonight. Mrs. Lister was here today. J.W. Fulton’s house caught fire. Will Cocks was with Mr. Kierstead.

21 Mon
Very cold with SE snow storm all day. Still snowing at bedtime. Elder Kierstead left here after dinner to John Jamerson’s.

22 Tue
Cold NW wind and drifting bad all day. Clear and cold tonight. And so ends the day.

23 Wed
Clear and cold with a West wind. Signs of a storm. J.W. Fulton and Horace Cox here today.

24 Thur
Cloudy and cool with SW wind. Commenced snowing about four o’clock and still snowing at bedtime. Elder Kierstead here tonight.

25 Fri
Clear and warm with west wind. Eli Fletcher here tonight. We harnessed up this morning and went to the school house and back.

26 Sat
Cloudy and cool with South wind. I went to Blaine and took ten and one half bushels of oats. gave four bushels to F. Pierce, two bushels to J. Bubar, two to Jones and 2 1/2 to Valley. It commenced to snow in the afternoon. I got 1/2 pound of tea from Frank. Got some flour from Mr. Hewitt.

27 Sun
A thin, cold snow storm all day from the South. I drove down to Richard Bell’s this morning. Took dinner and came home. Alice was there.

28 Mon
Cloudy and cool with NW wind. I was choring today and measuring our grain. I measured up sixteen bushels of buckwheat to dry, Elder Kierstead called today.

29 Tue
Cloudy and cold with NW wind. Elder Kierstead left here this morning. George W. Fulton here tonight. I was cobling part of the day and picking over the Early Rose potatoes.

30 Wed
Clear and cold with NW wind. G.W. Fulton left here this morning. Nell Mahan here and got her boots mended. Clear and cold tonight.

31 Thu
Cloudy and cold with SE wind. Snowed all the afternoon and still snowing at bedtime.

And so Ends the Month of January

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December 1886

1 Wed
Cold with a SE rain storm. I drove out to Aaron’s and brought Stella home with me. I took dinner at Larrabee’s and called to Safford’s and got one gallon of oil. Hutchinson come here tonight with his machine to thrash our grain. The wind came round this afternoon to the NW and quite cold.

2 Thu
Clear and pleasant this morning with a SE wind. In the afternoon, about four o’clock, the wind    came round to the NE. Commenced snowing very heavy. Hutchinson was here thrashing all day.They thrashed 18 bushels of buckwheat, 40 bushels of wheat, and 70  bushels of oats. G. L.    Herrick, book agent, was here today from Easton. Warren Snow come and got his sheep away.

3 Fri
Some clouds and very cold and blustery with a NW wind. It came about six inches of snow in the    night and drifted very bad. Hutchinson went home today. Did not try to thrash. The night is very clear and cold. A good deal colder than any night this fall. Took a load of hay to Aaron.

4 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind blowing and drifting. Temp. is 4 above zero at bedtime. We put our bees in today. Arthur Hutchinson

and Jane came here today to thrash. It was so cold they    gave it up. J.W. Fulton and young Tucker and Allen Irven and Dell Nutter
was here today. Some signs of another storm.

5 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife went down to Bell’s. Some signs of a storm tonight.
6 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was thrashing all day. We finished today. Had 240 bushels of peas and oats and 70 bushels of buckwheat and 40 bushels of wheat. Hutchinson went home    tonight. J.W. Fulton, John Elkins, Mr. Straight and Howard Silsby all here today.

7 Tue
Clear and cold with a SW wind. Hutchinson moved his machine this morning and we got Judson Straight and put our straw all in today. Signs of an approaching storm tonight. William Hargrove  here today.

8 Wed
Some clouds and cool in the after part of the day. Snowed heavy in the forenoon from the NW.I was home all day. We moved our  stoves this forenoon. Harden went out to Silsby’s to help to saw wood today. John Boyd was here today.

9 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I harnessed up this morning and drove to Blaine. Took out four bags of oats. Got seven joints of  stove pipe at Jones. Called at Larrabee’s and got dinner. Got a letter from James E. Fulton. Got two gallons of molasses, five pounds of soda and one pair of overshoes at Jones. Paid in oats $2.83.

10 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Some signs of rain or snow. I harnessed up this morning to go to Bridgewater to get some money. Took Stella with me to Blaine. I drove down below Blaine and met G. Collins and I came back. We took dinner with Mrs. Frost. Called at Jones, to Way    Office and at Larrabee’s. Harden is away to John Elkins hauling wood today.

11 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. The snow was melting all day. I was home all day. Harden was away hauling wood for John Elkins today. B. Hume was here today and Mr. Straight. Stella went with Jim and wife up to John Bartley’s this afternoon. The weather is very clear and fine this evening. R. M. Fulton   (Signature)

12 Sun
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife drove over to John Lindsey’s this morning and took our dinner there. Stopped till two o’clock and drove home. J. Syphers was there. Harden and Perry went down to Knoxford this evening after a cow. Stella came home this evening from John Bartlett’s with Jim and wife. Howard Silsby here today.

13 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I went to Blaine this morning and got a registered letter from    Bridgewater. Paid Hewitt $1.80 cts. Paid D. Smyth $4.15. Got a cup from Jones. Took my dinner    at Aaron’s and came home. Commenced to snow about noon and is still snowing at bedtime.Harden was helping Silsby saw wood today. Paid him up for ox work last Spring.

14 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE snow storm. It snowed about six inches with it clearing off in the afternoon from the NW. Quite clear and cold. I commenced to petition off a room in the chamber for a bedroom. Harden took the oxen and went over to Watson’s Mill with twenty bushels of wheat. He took 14 bushels of oats home this morning to Jonas Aheran that was borrowed in the Fall.

15 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Commenced to snow in the afternoon. I was to work all day petitioning off a bedroom up chamber. Harden went out to work for D. Nutter today. J.W. Fulton here today. I got a letter from Brainard today from Mabell.

16 Thu
Cold with a NW snow storm and blowing and drifting all day. The worst storm that has been this    season. The roads are drifted up very bad. Mr. Yetten, the sewing machine agent, got storm. Stayed here today and is here tonight. Harden came home from Nutter’s this morning on account of the storm.

17 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind and drifting badly. The wind shifted to the SE this evening. Signs of a storm. Yetten left here this morning. Jim and Harden was out today breaking roads.

18 Sat
Cold with a SE snow storm all day and still snowing at bedtime. Harden went over to Watson Mill today and got his grist of 20 bushels of wheat. The first we got ground this Winter of wheat    and six bushels of oats, mashed, and peas.

19 Sun
Cloudy and quite warm with a SE wind. Came about six inches of snow in the night. Very bad roads. Signs of more storm. We was home all day. James Kearney was here today. The wind is round to the NW at bedtime again.

20 Mon
Clear and quite pleasant this morning with the wind from the SW. I was breaking roads all day.Harden went out to work for  Watson’s. Stella wrote to Hildred Gray and G.S. Herrick, of Easton,tonight. Jud Straight was here today.

21 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and heavy white frost. Great signs of a storm. I harnessed up and went to Blaine this A.M. with the
mare and pung. Took some oats and paid Nutter for broom. Mailed letter to Herrick of Easton and one to Hill Gray and got one from
E.J. Fulton of Brainerd. Called to Joneses and got some rice and called to Aaron’s, called to Larrabee’s and got my dinner. To
H.W. Safford’s and paid him one dollar.

22 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden came home this evening from    Watson’s after helping them three days to
kill thirty five hogs. We heard this morning of the death of Douglas Shaw. James Kearney, Sr., Thomas H. More, the peddler, J.W.
Fultonk, John Elkins and Judson Straight was here today.

23 Thu
Clear and pleasant this morning with a West wind. I was home all day. Harden went away this morning to work for Dell Nutter. John
Elkins and Anna Hutchinson was here today. It clouded    up this evening and the wind came round to the SE and looks very much like
an approaching    storm.

24 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE snow storm till about four o’clock P.M. and then turned to rain and is raining at bedtime. Harden came
home this evening from D. Nutter’s. J.W. Fulton and Jud    Straight was here today.  R.M. Fulton   (Signature)

25 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind this morning. It rained heavy from the SE all night. D. Nutter here to dinner. Jim and Mary and
Evelyn, Elisha Shaw and Nancy Shaw, Douglas widow, here to supper. Harden took Straight some flour today. Some in the forenoon and
a load of hay in the afternoon. Hub Brown and Howard Lindsey called here this evening.

26 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Signs of a storm. I was home all day. Harden went up to the School House to meeting. Stella went
over to see Joseph McKay. James Kearney, Sr. John Bartlett and Adaline Murray got here this evening. It has commenced snowing at
bedtime from the South East.

27 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain in the morning. It snowed some in the afternoon but cleared off in the evening from
the NW quite cold. John Bartley and Adaline Murray left    here for home this morning. Harden went out to work for Dell Nutter this
morning. We sent Perry after him in the evening. Anna was sick. Drove out and got Mrs. McDonald. J.W. Fulton here this evening.

28 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring. Harden was out working to Dell Nutter’s but came home tonight. A. J.
Fulton was here to dinner and Howard Lindsey today. Thomas H. More, the peddler, called here. David Smyth called here this
evening. Signs of another storm.

29 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day excepting I went down to John Aheran’s to see about Aaron’s hay. Harden come
home this evening from Nutter’s. Stella went over to Joseph McKay’s this afternoon. Temp. down to 18 deg. Below zero at bedtime or
nine o’clock.

30 Thu
Clear and cold with a West wind. Harden took a load of hay out to Aaron this morning. I was home all day. I sat and filed the
crosscut saw for Jim this morning. David Hartley, the peddler,    was here today to dinner. The temp. is 28 deg. Below zero now at
bedtime or at 9 o’clock in the evening. Sent out six bushels of oats to Smyth by Harden.

31 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Signs of a storm. I was home all day. Harden went out to work for D. Nutter today. Commenced
snowing this evening about 7 o’clock from the NE. J.W. Fulton was here today getting the saw filed. Temp. down to zero now at
bedtime.

And so ends the Month of December
and the Year of 1886

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November 1886

1 Mon
Clear and warm with a North wind. Very pleasant. Harden was plowing all day and I was banking the house. James Craig, John Elkins and J.W. Fulton was here today. The weather is clear and warm this evening.

2 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Myself and wife went over on West Ridge this morning to Mr. Blackden’s on a visit. We had a splendid time. Came home tonight and heard that Dell Nutter’s child was dead. William Wing was here to notify for the funeral. James Craig was here today.
3 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Harden went to Aaron’s after Stella this morning to go to Dell Nutter’s to baby funeral. I was choring and plowing. Lincoln Shanes, James Collins and wife,James Kearney here today. Lincoln Shanes took Stella out to Aaron’s. Very foggy and rainy looking tonight.

4 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind in the forenoon. Some rain. We was plowing part of the day. Thrashed some buckwheat. Wind came round in the afternoon and cleared off from the NW quite cold. James Murray and J.W. Fulton here today.

5 Fri
Clear and cold with a SE wind. Froze quite hard. I was thrashing buckwheat all day. Harden was plowing till two o’clock and then he started to Houlton to get naturalized. Alice came here tonight with her children. Signs of a storm tonight.

6 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain. Me and Perry was plowing. Harden was away to Houlton. Alice and children was here.They went to Mahan’s with her mother in the afternoon.
7 Sun
Cold with a SE rain storm and very heavy wind. I wrote a letter to Ephraim. Harden got home today from Houlton. Alice and children here tonight.

8 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind and a very hard freeze. Alice and children went home today on buckboard. Sent a letter to Ephraim.I saw Hume today. Aaron’s wife brought Stella home today.I called at Bell’s to see a yearling bull. I spoke to Blanchard about sawing our logs. I called to Safford’s and got some oil.

9 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was cleaning up buckwheat and hauling out manure. John Elkins was here today. I was mending his lantern and teapot.

10 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We plowed some and hauled up a load of hay for Mr. Straight. Nash McCormick, T.H. More, the peddler, Mr. Straight and B.B. Blanchard from Presque Isle, the steam cooker man and J.W. Fulton. Some signs of rain tonight.

11 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Harden was plowing all day. I went to the Mill with the mare and buckboard. I went Chandler’s Mill, called to J. Ramsay’s and paid him 35 cts that I owed him. Called to J. Hersom’s, to Aaron’s, to Larrabee’s and got dinner. Called to Collin’s store, to H.W. Safford’s. J.W. Dyer here today. Took Safford’s oil can home and paid him 25 cts today.

12 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Snow squalls all day. The ground was quite white which reminded us of the coming winter. Harden was plowing till 4 o’clock PM. Then he went down to Richard Bell’s to load up a bull, one year and half old. Stella got a letter today from Don McDonald in Dakota. Mathias McDonald was here this evening. So ends the day.

13 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Commenced snowing lightly in the morning and snowed all day and all night. Myself and wife drove out to Aaron’s to help butcher his hog. Killed the hog and took our dinners. Then I drove to the office and called to Larrabee’s. Came up to Bell’s and stopped all night. D.L. Nutter was here today. Harden finished plowing today, Saturday, Nov. 13, 1886.

14 Sun
Cold with a NW snow this morning. We drove home in our carriage this morning. Traveling very heavy in the two days and nights.Near twelve inches of snow fell and quite cold and blustery.J. Kearney and Jud Straight was here today.

15 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. Me and James drove down to Chandler’s Mill for my grist and Jim’s. I called in to Joneses and got Harden a pair of Larigens. Called to Larrabee’s and got our dinners. Called to Aaron’s and got 17 lbs of pork in a bag. Bought 9 1/4 lbs of beef from Nash McCormick. Got home by nine o’clock.

16 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was thrashing beans today and Harden was helping R. Bell to thrash. He came home tonight. Stella and Perry went to the Pie Sociable tonight. Some signs of a storm.

17 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. We broke out stack of hay this morning for to take a load out to Aaron. I was thrashing and cleaning up beans. Harden brought home some lumber from the Blanchard Mill. Signs of a storm tonight.

18 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and snow and rain all day and evening till bedtime. The wind changed to the NW. Harden went down to Bell’s to help him thrash today. Mathias McDonald here today.

19 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. I was thrashing buckwheat today. Harden is away working for R. Bell. J.W. Fulton, Thomas H. More, the peddler, and a young White from Knoxford, N.B. came to borrow an axe and Mathias McDonald was all here today. There was some heavy snow squalls here today.

20 Sat
Some clouds but quite pleasant and warm for the season. I was thrashing buckwheat today. Harden came home from Bell’s tonight. J.W. Fulton here this evening. I wrote a letter to James E. Fulton of Houlton tonight.

21 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of a storm. Myself and wife went up to Mr. Straight’s today. We called to Hutchinson’s on our way back. Stella was out to Delong’s to see Mary. Seth Smith was here this evening.

22 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. There was a great many wild geese passed over for the South today. Harden was helping Jim this forenoon to haul wood. We killed a lot of fowls today and a sheep and dressed them ready for market.

23 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of an approaching snow storm. Me and Stella went to Blaine this morning with a load of fowls and mutten. Got the mare shawed and sold my load out to Jones and others. I mailed a letter to James E. Fulton. Commenced snowing about noon.Snowed heavy in the afternoon and evening. I paid Nash McCormick $1.50 for Stella and came home. J. Murray, Mr. Straight and Judson Straight was here today. We finished hauling out our manure today.

24 Wed
Some clouds with a West wind. Harden hauled a load of a hay today for Mr. Straight and hauled three loads of wood. Mr. Straight was here today. The wind tonight is from the NW and very heavy and cloudy looking. Very much like a storm.

25 Thu
Some clouds with a SW wind. I went to Robinson Mill this morning with a grist. Got it ground and went to Bridgewater and went to Humes. Put up and fed at Charles Fulton’s. Got my dinner and called to Joshua’s. Started for home and called to Joneses. Got three tie chains, one dollars worth of sugar and called at Hussey’s, to Aaron’s at Smyth’s, at Larrabee’s. Brought Alice out. James Kearney was here today. It commenced snowing very heavy about dark tonight.

26 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Snowing some and drifting bad through the day. It snowed about four inches the previous night. Harden went to Mahan’s with Alice and brought her sheep. One ewe lamb here today and then he took Alice home. John Aheran and Hargrove was here today. J. Aheran came after Tinker’s cow but did not take her. Stella went out with Harden and Alice to go to Valey’s.

27 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was thrashing buckwheat today. Harden went up to Straight’s and Hutchinson got some buckwheat.
John Elkins was here today. Signs of another storm.
28 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Richard Bell and wife and J. Murray was here to dinner today. Richard took his bee hive home with him. Signs of an approaching storm tonight.

29 Mon
Very cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Myself and Jim harnessed up this morning and drove to Bridgewater to get some money for our potatoes. Jim settled with Hume. I could not get my money. We fed the team at Joshua’s and took our dinner and drove home. Called
to Aaron’s and Larrabee’s and came home. Rained some and all appearance of more. John Aheran got the old cow today.

30 Tue
Cloudy and foggy

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October 1886

1 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind and some rain all the forenoon. In the afternoon, the sun came out till about four o’clock when it clouded up with the wind from the NW. Very cold and heavy the rest of the day and evening. We was digging potatoes. Harden hauled his Seventh load to the factory today. Mr. Watten left here this morning.
2 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and some snow in the night. The ground froze quite hard and some snow through the day. Harden was helping Jim to haul in his grain in the forenoon and we hauled in our buckwheat in the afternoon. The night is clear and quite cold.

3 Sun
Clear and cold with a SW wind. Ground froze quite hard. Myself and wife drove over to Lindsey’s in the morning and stopped there till after dinner and came home. Harden and wife and Stella went to meeting. Mack and Blanche Fulton and young Brown and Hunter, all from Knoxford was here and R. Bell and wife and Samuel Richardson and wife. Signs of a storm tonight. (MacDonald Fulton, better known as ‘Mack’ is 17 years old. His sister, Blanche, is 16 years old. They are the children of Samuel D. and Elevia Fulton. Samuel is the son of Thomas Fulton, who is the older brother of Robert M. Fulton)

4 Mon
Mostly clear with a SW wind with frost in the forenoon. We was digging potatoes. Harden hauled his eighth load today to the factory. It commenced raining about three o’clock this afternoon and is still raining at ten P.M.

5 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was digging potatoes all day. Harden took his ninth load to the factory today. Mrs. Fred Hawksley was here today. The night is clear and cold.
6 Wed
Clear sky but quite smoky with a cool SW wind. I took the old mare and buckboard and went down to Robinson Mill with six bushels of buckwheat. Took my dinner at Elder Hallowell’s. I called at Jones and got Perry’s boots. Harden hauled his tenth load to the factory. The weather looks good tonight.
7 Thu
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Signs of a storm. We was digging and hauling in potatoes all day. Blanche Fulton here.
8 Fri
Clear and warm with a South or SE wind. I was digging potatoes and pulling beans. Harden took his eleventh load of potatoes to the factory today. There was a newspaper agent here today for the Portland Transcript by the name of Surmer. A.J. Fulton took dinner here today and took Stella with him to got to Bridgewater to meeting.
9 Sat
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was digging potatoes all day. Harden and Anna went to Knoxford in the afternoon and Evelyn and Blanche Fulton went down through the woods. Thomas H. More, the peddler, was here today. The weather is clear and fine. (Evelyn and Blanche, teenage cousins, no doubt fishing the Gizaquit. A Fulton tradition)
10 Sun
Mostly clear with a warm NW wind. I was home all day. J.D. Lindsey and wife came here today to dinner. Will Giberson here and James Kearney. Harden came home from Knoxford tonight.
11 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind all day. I was digging potatoes all day and Harden hauled his twelfth load to the factory. Richard Bell brought Stella home this evening. The weather looks very doubtful at nine P.M. tonight. Signs of rain.

12 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and some rain. I was digging potatoes all day. Samuel Brown was here. Going to Hawksley’s. George S. Herrick, a book agent, and Mrs. Seward and Mary Ann Lindsey was here to supper. Charles and Girty Lindsey and Jud Straight, J.W. Fulton, Mrs.Giberson and Mrs. J. Fulton. (Robert’s grandchildren, Charles is 16 and Gustis (Girty) is 11)

13 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind and frost. I was digging potatoes all day and Harden hauled his thirteenth and last load to the factory. Judson Straight came home with the mare and buckboard.I had the thermometer out in the weather all the time.

14 Thu
Mostly clear and cold with a SE wind. I harnessed up this morning and took my wife and Mary Ann Lindsey down to R. Bell’s. I found Alice and her children there. I took dinner and left wife there and came home. I called at J. Clough’s and James Collins. I dug potatoes in the afternoon and Harden was digging all day.

15 Fri
Warm with a SE wind and rain most all day and still raining at bedtime. We was choring all day. Mr. Straight and Judson was here and J.W. Fulton was here today. Temperature 56 above zero.

16 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was choring all day. Harden went to Knoxford this afternoon for his wife. James W. Collins was here today after some crab apples. Got 1/2 bushel. Harden Shaw stopped here this evening to get some clover for his sick boy. The weather is very cold
this evening and freezing very hard.
17 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. The ground froze very hard and ice froze over an inch thick. Richard Bell brought wife and Mary Ann Lindsey home today. Harden and Anna came home today from Knoxford. Judson Straight was here today. Signs of a storm.

18 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I harnessed up this morning and drove out to Blaine and got the mare shawed. Called to Aaron’s and fed. Called to Collins Store and settled up my potato bill. They come to $84.12. I had $40.60 coming to me after paying my bill. I got $15.00 dollars. I had to wait for the balance. I took Stella out to school and brought her home again at night, the first day she went W. Towle.

19 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Froze hard. Harden took 24 bushels of buckwheat to Watson’s Mill today with the oxen. Got it ground and was home at sunset. John Lindsey came after Mary Ann this morning and took her home. More, the peddler, was here this evening. We was digging potatoes today. J.W. Fulton was here this evening. Weather looks good tonight.

20 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind in the forenoon but cleared off in the afternoon. We was digging potatoes all day. Dug ten bbls. James Kearney here in the morning looking for his cow. Warm and pleasant this evening with the wind from the SE but some signs of rain.

21 Thu
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and some rain. We finished digging potatoes today. There was two men here today peddling from Skowhegan, Somerset County, Me. By the names of James Dever and Thomas Dever, two brothers, and Yong Callbroth, a book agent here to dinner. Harden commenced our plowing this afternoon.
22 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. Froze quite hard. We was cutting our clover seed today and plowing some. Some rain showers this afternoon. Jim came here today and borrowed some wood. He got 13 blocks today and 17 the first time. 30 in all.

23 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was mowing clover seed this forenoon and was plowing    in the afternoon. I banked the north side of the house. Robert M. Fulton (Signature)

24 Sun
Clear and cold with a West wind. Home all day and Harden went out to Dell Nutter’s. Perry went over to John Lindsey’s today. Three of Perry’s brothers was here today. James Kearney called in. The weather clear and fine.

25 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. Froze hard. I started to Houlton. I called at Aaron’s,called at Joneses, called at F. Nelson’s. Stopped to Howes and fed team. Got my dinner. It commenced to rain. Drove to V.B. Wilson’s office by one o’clock. To Clerk’s office and filed my intentions. Drove to James E. Fulton’s on the Foxcroft Road by 3 o’clock. Stopped there all night. Two Brown’s from Knoxford here. I filed my intentions today to become a citizen of the United States. (James E. Fulton is the son of Thomas Fulton, Robert’s brother. James fought in the Civil War in 1864 and is married to Comfort (Jones) Fulton.  James and Comfort is buried with their two small children, Laura and Jennie, beneath a big elm tree, in a small plot on the Foxcroft Road in Houlton, Me.)

26 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. I started from J.E. Fulton’s this morning and drove to Monticello. Fed the mare and then drove to Bridgewater to Joshua’s. Fed and got my dinner. Called to B.F. Jones, called to Hussey’s and paid him $8.00. Drove home. George W. Tinker here today. (Joshua Fulton, Robert’s brother, married Salome Ketchum and had lived in Bridgewater since 1835. One of the first settlers in the area. Joshua and Salome lost three boys in the Civil War. Their monument is situated in the Bridgewater Corner Cemetery)

27 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Froze hard with heavy white frost. We finished cutting our seed    hay today. Thomas Bartley and Gilbert Cory here today and old man Hawksley. George W. Tinker. I leased a cow from him  to be returned double the last of November 1890. I went to Jonas A. Herrins and borrowed six bushels of oats. Signs of rain.
28 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We hauled in our seed hay and stacked it. Plowed in the afternoon.George Hallett and Jud Straight and a medicine peddler was here by the name of Martin, from Dover, Maine. Got dinner and fed his horse today. Dr. Martin here today.

29 Fri    Clear and warm with a West wind. I harnessed up this morning and drove out to Blaine. Went to Aaron’s and I got two plough points fixed. Took dinner at A.J. Fulton’s and drove home. Weather looks fine tonight.

30 Sat
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was thrashing today at buckwheat. Harden went out with the team to help Aaron to bank his house. James Kearney called in. Thomas H. More, the peddler, was here today and J.W. Fulton. Harden took a load of hay to Aaron.

31 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a NE wind and some rain. Myself and wife went down to Dell Nutter’s to see their baby that was scalded. Roger Bell and wife and Almon Nutter and wife was there.    George York, J.W. Dyer, Jud Straight was here today and Dyer took his sheep home go got    from Harden. Signs of rain.

So Ends the Month of October

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September 1886

1 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We commenced to mow our buckwheat and peas and oats today. Me and Jim went to Blaine today. Mary Ann went also. I paid $13.00 to J. Herson today    for A.C. Libby on carriage. Got a barrel  of flour and a sack of salt and a bag of meal from G.W. Collins and 47 yards print. Brought Stella home from Aaron’s.

2 Thu
Clear and cold with a SE wind and a heavy frost. The first seen here this season since Spring.    We was mowing buckwheat and peas and oats. Aaron was here this evening. The frost done but little damage. It was quite foggy. Harden took the steers over to Hawksley’s this evening for    Jones at $35.00. Charles Lindsey was here this afternoon. Signs of rain tonight with a SE wind.    (Charles F. Lindsey, age 16, Robert’s grandson. The son of John D. and Mary Ann (Fulton)  Lindsey)

3 Fri
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We finished mowing buckwheat today. Hauled in some hay and two loads of oats for the first this season. Dyer was here cutting hay on the shares today. Judson Straight helped us today. Mr. More, the peddler, was here today. Mr. Demerchant and Nelly Crain was here today.

4 Sat
Clear and cool with a SW wind but very smoky. So much so that you could look at the sun as you could at the moon. We was hauling in hay and oats today. Dyer was here today cutting hay on shares. Some signs of rain. R.M. Fulton (Grandfather signed his name)

5 Sun
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden and Anna was up to Mr. Straights. Sam Everitt, Sim Brown, Mathias McDonald, John Hallett, E. Hawksley and J.W. Fulton was here today.

6 Mon
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We was mowing oats and reaping wheat. We hauled in our peas and oats this afternoon. We had Dyer to help us get them in. J.W. Fulton here this evening. Mrs. Fred Hawksley here. Warm south wind tonight. Clear and fine.

7 Tue
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was reaping wheat all day today. We had Dyer here helping us today. The weather looks clear and good tonight.

8 Wed
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was mowing oats all day pretty much. Harden and wife and Stella and Perry went to Pie Sociable at our School House tonight. Clear and warm and very fine harvest weather.

9 Thu
Somewhat cloudy with a cold NW wind. Signs of rain. We was reaping and mowing oats all day. W.L. Boynton called here today. Wife was visiting at Everitt’s this afternoon. J.W. Fulton here tonight.

10 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and rainy all day. Mowing oats today. Harden helped Jim 1/2 day out back mowing buckwheat. B.F. Jones and son called here today.

11 Sat
Warm with a SE wind and rain all the forenoon. The wind came round to the NW about noon. Cleared off cold. Signs of frost. Judson Straight and J. and M. Hutchinson was here this evening.

12 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a South wind. Signs of rain. Home all day. A.J. Fulton and wife here this afternoon and J.W. Fulton. Commenced to rain this evening about eight o’clock.

13 Mon
Some clouds with a cold West wind. Myself and Jim and Harden went to Town Election today. Me and Jim drove to Blaine. Me and Harden took dinner at Aaron’s. Called at R.Bell’s. Me and Jim took supper at Cyrus Shaw’s. W. Snow was here to see about sheep. Dyer helped us to reap this afternoon. I sent a card to Lylam Houlton today.

14 Tue
Cold and cloudy and some rain with an East and SW wind. Me and Perry finished reaping our wheat today. Harden went up and worked for Straight today. George Hutchinson was here tonight    after the buckboard to take Orpha to Blaine in the morning on her way to Lowell.

15 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Commenced digging potatoes today and we was part of the day raking oats and buckwheat. Harden was helping Jim to reap back of the mountain. A.J. Fulton here to dinner. Jones called. More, the peddler, was here. Mrs. Fred Hawksley and James Kearney and Cora Rogers was all here today. Clear and cold tonight.

16 Thu
Some clouds with a cold SE wind and very heavy frost and some ice in water pails at the doors.    We had Dyer here helping us. We hauled in four loads of oats and 66 dz. Of wheat. Mr. Blackden and wife was here on a visit today from West Ridge. It came on rain about four o’clock P.M.(Sixty Three year old Napoleon Bonapart Blackden and his wife, Lydia Whiting (Cookson)Blackden, the future father and mother-in-laws of Stella Fulton, who would soon marry their son, Fred Allen Blackden, on December 24th, 1887)

17 Fri
Warm with a South wind and rain all day and evening. I was home all day. Harden went down to Bell’s and came home and went up to Straight’s. Got the big pot. Mr. Straight and J.W. Fulton was here today.

18 Sat
Clear and cool with a NW wind. Me and Stella went to Blaine this morning. Called to Aaron’s and went to Jones and took up one $34.00 note at Joneses. Called to Collins and got a keg of Molasses. Called to Bell’s and got my dinner.

19 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain. Myself and wife went up to Mr. Straight’s on a visit this morning. Called and left our team to Jim Craig’s. Went on to Straight’s. R. Currie and wife, young Haining and wife and sister was there. Commenced raining about one o’clock and still raining at bedtime.

20 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was to work digging potatoes and gathering our apples and Harden went to the factory with our first load of potatoes this fall. Judson Straight took supper here. Two Brown’s from Knoxford called in. Very heavy and cold NW wind tonight. A.J. Fulton and Cora Rogers called in. So ends the day.

21 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind.  In the forenoon we had considerable rain and quite a flurry of    snow. Charles Fulton’s wife and Robert Jones wife was here to dinner and supper. Mrs. Fred Hawksley and Warren Snow was here and got four lambs today. It is still very rainy. Second load of potatoes today.  (Mrs. Mary (Briggs) Fulton and Mrs. Henriette (Fulton) Jones)

22 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Harden went out to the factory with his third load today. Mrs. Delong and J.W. Fulton here today. Me and Perry was gathering apples today. About 9 bushels.

23 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was raking and hauling in oats and wheat all day. We had Dyer    helping us. We finished all today but our buckwheat. Fred Nelson was here today and Lyman Houlton got four lambs at $12.00. Weather looks good tonight.

24 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a North wind. We was to work raking buckwheat and digging potatoes. Some cold showers of rain today. A.J. Fulton here to dinner.

25 Sat
Clear and cold with a West wind. I went out to Blaine this morning. Saw B. Hume and paid him $9.00 of interest for his wife, the amount due on the $1.00 I hired from her. Harden took out his fourth load of potatoes to the factory this afternoon.

26 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain. I was home all day with the toothache. It commenced to rain about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. James Kearney was here this evening. Wife went to see Mrs. Everitt today. Harden’s wife and Stella and Perry went to Sabbath School for the last this fall.

27 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. I took Dot home this morning sick. I then went to Dr. Syphers and got my tooth pulled. Called to H.W. Safford’s and saw John Banks there. Came home and took my dinner and went to digging potatoes. Harden took a load of potatoes to the factory for Jim. Signs of rain tonight.

28 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Commenced to rain about noon. We was digging potatoes till noon. Harden hauled his fifth load of potatoes to the factory today. Thomas H. More, the peddler, was here today. J.W. Fulton here this evening. The weather still looks very rainy at bedtime.

29 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and rain all night and till noon today. It cleared off in the afternoon. We was gathering our crab apples and cranberrys. Dug some potatoes. Smoked out bee hives and several other chores. Mack Fulton and Mrs. Fred Hawksley was here today.

30 Thu
Clear but very foggy with a warm SE wind. I was digging potatoes all day and Harden hauled his sixth load to the factory. Watten, the peddler, here tonight.

So Ends the Month of September

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August 1886

1 Sun
Clear and warm with a West wind. I drove myself and wife over to John Lindsey’s this morning.Stayed there till after dinner. R. Bell and wife was there. We got home about one o’clock. Harden and wife went to Sabboth School. Some thunder and a little rain in the afternoon. George Brown and wife and Mathias McDonald was here today. First new potatoes today. B.F. Jones called here today on his way home.

(Mathias McDonald, the son of Matthew & Ester McDonald, was twenty years old. They lived on the property that Fay Fulton, purchased October twenty-three, 1939.)

2 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and rain most all day. Some thunder through the day. Home all day choring round. Mr. Straight called in today. J.W. Fulton was in. Cora Rogers, Evelyn Fulton and John McDonald was here in the evening. Had a number of tunes on the organ that closed the days operation.

3 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind and heavy showers through the day. Some thunder. We mowed most all day. We finished mowing up by Giberson’s and some down here on Aaron. The weather still looks very rainy. So ends the day and we go to rest.

4 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and showery all day. Harden finished the chopping today. I was mowing all day on Aaron. Widow Stora Key called here today. J.W. Fulton here today. The weather still looks rainy. So ends the day and we go to rest.

5 Thu
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We was mowing in the forenoon. Went to raking in the afternoon and it came on a very heavy shower and wet our hay before we got it raked up. Wife and Anna was out to Delong’s in the afternoon. The weather looks more favorable tonight.

6 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind in the morning but shifted round different times through the day with heavy thunder and rain. Quite a number of heavy showers in the afternoon. We was building a culvert in the barnyard. Jim’s wife took dinner here today. Harden drove out to Aaron’s after Stella this afternoon. Got his took pulled. So ends the day.

7 Sat
Very foggy and cloudy with a warm SE wind in the forenoon but the sun came out in the afternoon. We finished our culvert at the barn and raked and put up about 200 cocks of hay for ourselves and some for Jim. Some rain at the NW. Forest Delano and Etta Silsbey called here tonight. Mrs. J. Giberson called in. So ends the day and we go to rest.

(Etta M. Silsbey was the 21 year old daughter of Goodell and Amelia Silsbey. Close friends and neighbors of the Fulton family)

8 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind in the forenoon. In the afternoon it cleared off very warm. I went to the school to hear Elder Cogsell preach. R. Bell and wife and Samuel Lilly was here to supper. James Kearney was here. Richard took Stella down with him to go over to her school on West Ridge. The weather looks good tonight.

9 Mon
Warm and foggy with a SW wind. Quite cloudy and smoky through the day. Signs of rain. We mowed half the day and hauled in about a hundred cocks of hay. There was a peddler here today by the name of James More. It rained a little just after dinner.

10 Tue
Clear sky but warm and quite smoky with a West wind. We was mowing and raking and hauling in hay. We hauled 42 cocks down to Aheran’s barn for Aaron. The first we put in for this season and 5th for ourselves. We raked and put up in cock 111 besides mowing till ten o’clock, besides a grist, and many other chores. So ends the day.

11 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Some rain. Harden hauled a load of hay out to Aaron. Twitched some spruce logs to Blanchard’s Mill for Stora Key to saw. Brought home a load of slabs and spalts. After supper we hauled in 72 cocks of hay. I mowed some. Anna went to Hallett’s to quilting. Alice and family and Mrs. McPherson was here. Just called in. Heavy thunder showers at the NW. So ends the day.

12 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We mowed till eleven o’clock A.M. It came on a heavy thunder shower and cleared off about 4 o’clock P.M. We mowed till night. J.W. Fulton and Cora Rogers called in. Clear and cold tonight.

13 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I went out to Blaine this morning. Took a firkin of butter and ten dozen eggs. Sold them to Jones. Got a letter from Libby. Got two letters for Stella. B.F. Fulton,one from Hill Gray. Saw Aaron. Called to G.W. Collins and got 100 meal. Called to Safford’s, called to Bell’s and got something to eat. Saw Billy Downs there. Came home and raked and hauled in 125 cocks of hay. Signs of more rain. So ends the day.

(The letter that Stella received from B.F. Fulton, was probably from seventeen year old Benjamin Franklin Fulton, the son of Ephraim and Louisa Fulton of Cass Lake, Minnesota)

14 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Heavy thunder and rain most all night and 3/4 of the day till four o’clock in the afternoon. Choring all day. I drove out to Howard Safford’s after supper. Got three gallons of molasses. Elden Wing called here today. Jim was here to dinner.

15 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife went out to Aaron’s. Thomas Bartley and wife came here tonight. Will Giberson here this morning. Perry was over to Lindsey’s today. Signs of a frost tonight. Some rain today about noon.

(Thomas and Jane Bartley, of Knoxford, the parents of Annie (Bartley) Fulton, coming to see their newly married daughter)

16 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Clear and nice till noon. Then the wind changed to the SE and commenced to rain about bedtime. Me and Harden was mowing and hauling in hay all day. John Russell was here to dinner. We sold him a yoke of steers. J.W. Fulton was here.  Mr. Bartley and wife here tonight. Raining on going to bed.

17 Tue
Cold with a NE rain all night and most all day. Mr. Bartley and wife started for home after dinner today. Harden was mowing all day. I was with a lame side laid up. Choring a little. It is still cloudy and rainy looking tonight.

18 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Some says there was frost. We finished mowing on Aaron’s today and we made a beginning across the brook. Mr. Houlton was here today. I sold him our lambs. J.W. Fulton was here tonight. It was quite rainy this afternoon and all appearance of more soon.

19 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden took a load of hay out to Aaron today. We finished haying on Aaron today. Oran Wing brought our roles home today from Adams. Some    showers today at the NW.

20 Fri
Clear and warm with a SW wind. Myself and wife went over on West Ridge this morning to Blackden’s to bring Stella home. Her school was done. Blackden brought her home. I sold him a pig. John Bartley and wife and son was here. Signs of rain tonight. J.W. Fulton here tonight.

21 Sat
Clear and warm with a SW wind. Me and Stella went to Blaine this morning. John Bartley and wife went with us to Larrabee’s. Called at Collin’s store and got Stella a pair of boots. Called at Safford’s, to Larrabee’s, to Aaron’s, to B.F. Jones and got mare shawed at Turner’s. Came back to Bell’s and got our dinners. Came home and hauled in three loads of hay. Heavy wind tonight.

22 Sun
Clear and warm with an East wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife went to meeting. John Bartlett and wife and son, R. Bell and wife, J.W. Fulton and wife, Mary, Orpha and George Hutchinson was here today. John and Abba here tonight.

23 Mon
Mostly clear and warm with a NW wind. I was mowing and putting up hay all day. Harden helped Jim to finish his hay today. James Kearney and a young Carmen was here today. We had now four days of dry weather. John Bartlett and wife left here for home this morning. Signs of rain tonight.

24 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain this morning. Harden and Perry went to Blaine this morning with the yearling steers for Russell. We had Jim today mowing and hauling in hay all day.John Hawksley here this evening. Still signs of rain tonight.
25 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We had Jim here helping us. We was mowing and putting up hay all day. John Clough and Lincoln Shanes was here today and Allen Gallop from Knoxford, N.B.

26 Thu
Foggy and warm with a SE wind. A.M. and changed P.M. to the NW and very smoky. Signs of    rain. We was mowing and cocking up hay all day. The weather still looks very dark at bedtime.

27 Fri
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was mowing and hauling in hay today. We put two hundred cocks in a stack. Hauled sixty to the barn. Cora Rogers, J. Giberson, Mr. Workman was here today and J.W. Fulton. Weather looks fine tonight. So ends the day and we go to rest.

28 Sat
Very smoky and warm with a West wind. So smoky that when the sun is in sight you can look at it the same as you can at the moon and not hurt your eyes. We finished our stack today. We put 320 cocks in it. Jim went with Harden to Jim Craig’s barn raising this afternoon. Jim Craig, Jim Fulton and Dell Nutter was here today. Dell Nutter took dinner here. It is very smoky yet. Some great fires to the Northwest.

29 Sun
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Home all day. Harden and wife went over to John Lindsey’s. Stella and Perry went to Sabbath School. Some wind from the SE tonight and some appearance of rain.

30 Mon
Cloudy and smoky and warm with a SE wind. We commenced mowing our oats by the barn today. The first grain we cut this season. Judson Straight was here helping us today. Mowed some grass. Hauled in two loads. Limbed down our foller and burnt it today. J.W. Fulton was here.Signs of rain tonight. So ends the day.

31 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and rain commencing in the night. Rained heavy most all day. Me and Stella started to Blaine. Came on rain. We called at Silsbey’s. Went on and called at Larrabee’s. Got our dinners and went on to Blaine. Sold 17 dz. Eggs to Jones. Came back and called to Aaron’s. Stella stopped there all night. Harden sold a heifer to Dr. Syphers for $14.00.

So Ends the Month of August

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July 1886

1 Thurs
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We had Jim Helping us today cutting and weeding potatoes. Harden went down toCox’s in the morning to help him load his mill irons. Two of the Colbroth’s called here today. Some signs of rain.

2 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. I took Harden out this morning to the Red School House to go to Aaron’s to work on the road. I was weeding potatoes all day. Zeb Cox and A.J. Fulton and wife was here today. Weather very warm.

3 Sat
Some clouds with a SE wind. Some rain through the day and evening. Harden came home tonight from Aaron’s. Church’s Tannery in Bridgewater burnt this evening.

4 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Heavy thunder showers till late in the evening. Me and Perry drove over to John Lindsey’s and drove back. Put up at William Wilson’s out of heavy showers. Took dinner there. Zeb Cox here and Merty. I drove home about three o’clock. George Shaw and Joe Mullen and others stopped here to buy honey.

5 Mon
Warm and cloudy and very foggy with a SE wind. We was chopping in the forenoon. I was warning out the district in the afternoon to do the road work. John and Roger Hawksley was here this even ing. I paid over the balance of the School money I held in my hands $15.82 cts. I saw Larrabee, Murray and Lindsey at Jim’s.

6 Tues
Warm and foggy with a SE wind. We was weeding and hoeing potatoes all day. J.W. Fulton, CoraRogers, Zeb Cox and Roger Hawksley and Farnum was here today. Very heavy thunder and lightning in the night. More than the common. It was terrifying.

7 Wed
Quite clear and warm this forenoon with the wind from the West. We had Jim helping to hill up potatoes in the forenoon. After twelve o’clock we had a very heavy thunder and lightning and rain the most of the afternoon. Zeb Cox, Jud Straight and Cora Rogers here today. Old man Hawksley and Mrs. Jim Craig. The storm this afternoon done great damage to buildings in East Blaine and others places. The rain and thunder and lightning was terrible.

8 Thur
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine this morning after the oxen. Took out 21 dozen of eggs. Called at Safford’s, called at Collin’s store, to Smyth’s, to Aaron’s, to Hussey’s, to Jones’, to Hewitt’s, and to Post Office. Got the oxen from Chandler and came home. Cora Rogers, J.W. Fulton and Mrs. Fred Hawksley here.

9 Fri
Mostly clear with a NW wind. We finished hoeing our potatoes with the horse hoe for the first time below the barn. I settled with Straight today. Mrs. Jim Craig, Fred Collins and his wife called here today. Some signs of rain.

10 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We was hoeing potatoes in the forenoon. It commenced raining about two o’clock. Stella came home today from Larrabee’s with Jim.

11 Sun
Cloudy with a SE wind and some rain in the forenoon. The wind came round in the afternoon quite    cold. I was home all day. Eliphalet Jones and wife, A.J. Fulton and wife and Zeb Cox here today.

12 Mon
Clear with a NW wind. I was home all day hoeing potatoes. Harden took Stella over to Blackden’s    to her school this morning. Eliphalet Jones and wife left here this morning. Wife went up to Jim’s  with them till noon. Some fears of frost tonight.
13 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We commenced working on the roads today. I took my supper at Jim’s. Mrs. Syphers and Mrs. A.J. Fulton here today picking strawberries. They took dinner and supper here today.
14 Wed
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was working on the road in the forenoon and hoeing potatoes in the afternoon. Dolly and Adaline was here today. Some appearance of rain.

15 Thu
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We was hoeing potatoes till four o’clock. Then I went to Blaine    and got the sythe and pick fork from Jones and saw Stella at Aaron’s. I called to Collin’s Store and I called to Aaron’s. Zeb Cox here today and got his gum. Adaline Murray and daughter here tonight. Commenced raining this evening. I got Ermin’s ring from Ann Murray tonight.

16 Fri
Warm with a SE wind and very foggy and raining. I was home all day. Harden took out the    remainder of Aaron’s hay today that was in the Aheran barn. Adaline and Ann Murray left here this afternoon. John Hargrove and wife took dinner here today. Harden brought home a load of slabs today with the oxen. It still looks very rainy. Zeb Cox here today.

17 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a South wind. Signs of rain. Harden was chopping and I was hoeing    potatoes. It came on rain in the afternoon. Thomas Banks, Edward York and Mr. Houlton was here today also. It is still raining at bedtime.

18 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day till six o’clock. Me and wife went up to Jim’s an hour or two. Harden and wife went to R. Bell’s. Zeb Cox and daughter was here today.

19 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain. We was plastering our potatoes and underbrushing    today. Harden took our wool down to Bell’s to send to Carding Machine. Hatfield Delong and John Clough was here to see the colt.

20 Tue
Some clouds with a NW wind. We finished underbrushing our foller today. Quite showery. James Kearney here to dinner. Harden and Anna went to Jim’s after supper.

21 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We commenced our hay this morning. Harden was helping Jim to hoe potatoes this forenoon and helped us this afternoon. We hoed what there was below the barn and part of the other piece next to the road. I hoed a lot of beans and garden stuff.

22 Thu
Clear and cool with a NW wind. We was helping Jim to hoe potatoes 3/4 of the day. Finished hoeing all of ours this afternoon. John K. Tibbitts here today, an Apple Tree Agent from York County, Maine. The weather quite clear and cool tonight.

23 Fri
Clear and cool with a NW wind. I was hilling up our potatoes this forenoon. Harden was up helping Jim finish his. I went to Blaine and called at the Way Office, to Jones and got a pair of rubbers, called to Hussey’s and got 13 lbs of sugar. Drove to the Bank’s School House after Stella. From there to County Road and down County Road Factory after Stella and then home.

24 Sat
Some clouds with a cool NW wind. We finished hilling our potatoes today. Myself and wife went out to William Wilson’s this afternoon to the anniversary of their celebrating the twentieth year of their married life. We met with many friends and had a nice supper. Had a good time in    general. A.J. Fulton was here today.

25 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a NE wind. Some showers through the day. I took Stella out this afternoon    to Aaron’s to go up to her school. Samuel Fulton wife and daughter, Sarah Fulton and son, Len Bartley wife and child all from Knoxford, N.B. was here today. Signs of rain this evening.

26 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and rain. We was fixing the bridge at Mahan’s in the morning.We mowed part of the day. Mullen came here this morning. Took my wife over to John Lindsey’s.    She stayed there tonight. The wind is still at the SE at bedtime. All signs of more rain. We see it lightening but no thunder.

27 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain. I drove over to John Lindsey’s in the morning and got my wife. Called to Cyrus Shaw’s to see old Mrs. Barker. Saw Mr. McClintock and wife.Drove home after dinner. It commenced to rain and it rained very heavy all the afternoon. It still looks rainy at bedtime. J.W. Fulton here today.

28 Wed
Some clouds with a warm NW wind. Some signs of fair weather. I was home all day mowing.    Harden and Perry went to Knoxford after a heifer. Came home tonight. Mrs. Shaw and Mrs.McClintock was here today and James Kearney came after my wife to go over to Lindsey’s. They supposed Mary Ann was dying. Daniel Smyth called here today. He talked of selling out and moving away. Samuel Richardson and wife called here looking for cattle.

29 Thu
Clear and warm with a SW wind. I started over to John Lindsey’s this morning after my wife. She    stayed there all night. Her and Mrs. McDonald. Mary Ann was sick. Came home and went to mowing and raking hay. Hauled in five loads the first this season. Signs of rain. J. Kearney, Cora Rogers, Minnie Giberson and Mrs. Fred Hawksley here today. Signs of more rain. Heavy    thunder and lightening in the night.

30 Fri
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Harden was mowing and raking hay today. I went to Blaine with Jim and called to Howard Safford’s, to Collin’s store, to Jones, to Post Office at Blaine, to David Smyth’s shop and got buckboard fixed. Jim got his mare shawed. Took dinner at Will Larrabee’s and stopped to R. Bell’s and got supper. Then called to Allen Delong’s, then home. Jim came in the evening and got the buckboard to go for the doctor for Debba.

31 Sat
Clear and warm with NW wind. We was mowing and raking in hay today. We have ten loads in tonight.

So Ends the Month of July

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June 1886

1 Tues
Clear and warm with a NW wind. J.W. Collins plowed our garden for us this forenoon and Perry planted five bushels of potatoes this afternoon. Zeb Cox here today. William H. Downs and Rundlett was here today to see about the churn. I paid him and they took their suppers here. George Stuard drove up today to see our sick mare. Stella went out to Aaron’s today with J. McPherson.

2 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was planting potatoes all day below the barn. J. Kearney, Zeb Cox and George Whitcome, the peddler, here today. Aaron came out and brought Stella home and helped to plant awhile. J.W. Fulton and Isaac McPherson was here today.

3 Thur
Cold with a SE rain storm. Home all day. We put our young cattle in Jameson’s pasture today. I made a bee hive today. Harden broke down some oat ground. Jim was here tonight.

4 Fri
Clear and cool with a West wind. I sowed 16 bushels of oats today. Finished sowing. Aaron was here and helped us to harrow in the afternoon. He took out a load of hay for himself after supper. Frank Brown, from Knoxford, was here. Hatfield Delong was here today. J.W. Fulton and Stinson Shaw.

5 Sat
Clear and cool with a SE wind. We finished planting potatoes below the barn today. Our bees swarmed today for the first. We was harrowing in oats. Mr. Bartley came here today. I was planting our beans in the garden today. H. Batchelder hived my bees for me today. Jim was here. Joe Mullin brought Mary Ann Lindsey here tonight. We had to send her home. J. Kearney here.

6 Sun
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Alice and her children was here. Jud Straight, Mr. Hartley, J.W. Fulton, Mrs. Fred Hawksley, Merty Cox and May Hutchinson was all here today. My second bee hive swarmed today and went back in the older hive along with the swarm that went in yesterday. Harden and Anna and her father went to H. Delong’s.

7 Mon
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We finished harrowing in our oats today. Planted our beans and garden seeds and onions. Mr. Bartley and Anna went home today. Larrabee and Stora Key was today with beef. Jim Murray was here with his horse today. Zeb Cox here. Jim paid ten dollars school money here tonight. Stella went out to Dell Nutter’s tonight. Signs of rain this afternoon.

8 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I walked out to Silsbey’s and hired his oxen for two or three days. Harden went out and brought them in. We was harrowing for potatoes and planting beans and potatoes. A peddler called here this morning with specks to sell. He didn’t tell his name.

9 Wed
Some clouds with a NW wind. We had Silsbey’s cattle here hauling rocks on our buckwheat ground. I was making ready for planting Early Rose potatoes. There was a man that called here by the name of Thomson, an Irishman. He called himself a Doctor or part of one. Mrs. George Brown and Mary Hutchinson was here today. Stella went up to Straight’s today. Signs of rain tonight.

10 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. We was plowing buckwheat ground today and finished planting potatoes today. R. Bell and wife here today. J. Kearney, Arthur Hutchinson, Mrs. Fred Hawksley, Will Giberson and Zeb Cox and Watten, the peddler, came here tonight for his wool. This is a clear and cold night.

11 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We finished sowing our buckwheat today. Harden went home with the Silsbey cattle tonight and went on to R. Bell’s to get his horse to go to Knoxford for Anna. Watten left here this morning. We let him have 75 lbs of wool and paid him $13.35. Paid the bill up. Dr. Thomson was here again today. Dell Nutter got a pig today.

12 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind and heavy frost. Harden went to Knoxford this morning for Anna.Dolly went home with him. I finished harrowing in my buckwheat today. Stella went to Jim Collins on a visit this afternoon. My wife went to Lodge tonight. Jim was here to dinner and got a bushel of potatoes and bushel of oats. John Jamison here and got $1.25 cts worth of Early Rose potatoes on the pasturing. I wrote a letter to to got to New York to Dr. A. F. Evory.Ca.

[“The public who wish to use patent preparations to meet their specific ailments can find valuable ones in AF Evory & Co”]

13 Sun
Clear and cool with a NE wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife came from Knoxford this afternoon. Blackden came after Stella to commence school on West Ridge. Zeb Cox and Merty Cox was here today.

14 Mon
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain. We built the yard round the barn today. James W. Collins was here and got a pig this evening. Jim’s wife was here today. My wife was up to Jim’s this afternoon.

15 Tues
Clear and cool with a SE wind. I went to Blaine this morning with the old mare and carriage. Got her shawed and mailed a letter to Ephraim and one to Bracket for Stella and one to Hill Gray and one to Dr. Evory of New York. Done some trading at Joneses and came home. Zeb Cox here. David Smyth was here with his stud this evening. Signs of rain tonight. Paid John Ramsay forty cents I owed him for leather.

16 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain. Our third swarm of bees came out today. I finished up my second bee hive today. We commenced chopping our foller this afternoon. J.W. Fulton and Nell Mahan and Evelyn Fulton here. I went up to Giberson’s this morning and paid Mrs. Giberson four dollars and fifty three cts Lodge money.

17 Thur
Warm with a SE wind and some rain through the day and evening. Signs of more rain. James Kearney was here. We was to work fixing the cellar and underbrushing part of the day. Our fifth swarm of bees came out today. J.W. Fulton was here this morning.

18 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Very cold this evening. Signs of frost. Murray Shaw here to dinner today. I was making bee hives today and Harden was to work underbrushing foller.

19 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I harnessed up in the morning and started to Blaine. Called to Will wilson’s and called at A.J. Fulton’s. Drove on to Blaine and called at Hussey’s to the Post Office, to B.F. Joneses, to Chandler’s to see about oxen and called to Aaron’s when I was coming back. Got my dinner and came home. J. Kearney, J.W. Fulton, Mrs. Roger Hawksley was here today.

20 Sun
Clear and cool with a North wind. Home all day. Stella is away teaching school. Harden and wife was to Sabbath School today. Cora Rogers came out to commence teaching school in our District. She took tea here this evening and then went to Giberson’s.

21 Mon
Clear with a warm NW wind. There was an Englishman here today by the name of Cross. A comrade of John Hawksley in the Army. We was chopping today. Zeb Cox here. Our seventh swarm of bees came out today. One swarm came out at eight o’clock this morning and went for the woods. Another come out at noon. We hived.

22 Tues
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was chopping at our foller today. Zeb Cox was here today to dinner and Cora Rogers, James Murray here all night. Joseph Crawford here and got a pig. Charles McPherson was here with his meat cart. Some signs of rain.

23 Wed
Clear and warm with a South wind. We was chopping at our foller today. I commenced hoeing our beans this afternoon. Wife on a visit to Everitt’s this afternoon. Jim Murray left here for home this morning. J.W. Fulton here today and brought us some honey. Some signs of rain.

24 Thur
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Jim came down this morning and helped to smoke out our bee hive. R. Bell here and Harden went down and helped to cultivate his potatoes. I was hoeing beans in the garden. Two people called in with a covered carriage. They came in by Straight’s and said they was from Easton Center and wanted to go to Blaine. Some signs of rain.

25 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We yoked our hog and turned in to pasture. Harden fell some trees. We ground my new axe. Me and Jim made a cultivator. Zeb Cox was here. Arthur Hutchinson and Corey girl from Hawksley’s was here today. It commenced raining quite early in the day and still raining at bedtime, at nine o’clock.

26 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Some rain in the morning with a heavy thunder shower in the afternoon. Me and Harden went to Blaine to see Joseph Chandler about oxen. Harden got Laragens from Jones. Alice came and brought Stella home from her school and stayed all night. John Jameson got a pig today. I got my Road Book today. (Notation: “My new shoes”)

27 Sun
Cloudy with a cold North wind and rain all day. I was home all day. Alice and children here. She went home this afternoon and took Stella with her to go up on West Ridge to her school. Zeb Cox and Jud Straight and J.W. Fulton was here today. Harden and wife and Stella went to Sabbath School and meeting to hear Cogswell preach at our School House.

28 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. Me and Harden was chopping in foller today. James Kearney called in here today. plenty of field strawberries today. The first this season. Nothing special occurred today.

29 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Some heavy showers of rain. Me and Jim harnessed our team in double
wagon and went out to the factory. Took dinner at Larrabee’s and got my buckboard at Smyth’s. Got one bbl of flour and one of meal, two gal. Of molasses and 10 lbs of apples from J.W. Collins and came home. The weather is very cold.

30 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was cultivating and hoeing potatoes all day. Mrs. Straight, Merty Cox, Judson Straight and Daniel Lindsey was here today.

So Ends the Month of June

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May 1886

1 Sat
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We finished our fence this morning down by the crick. Done some chores till noon then commenced plowing by the barn. The first we plowed this Spring. We went to School Meeting at four o’clock and voted to have meetings and Lodge in the School House. I sent an official letter out to Bracket by B.F. Jones. Sot our second goose. Zeb Cox here today. Mary Ann Lindsey and girls here tonight.

2 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Some signs of a change in weather. I took Mary Ann Lindsey home today with horse and wagon. On my way home I met Jim Mackey and his son Robert, I had not saw in seventeen years. I saw Jim Collins and talked with him. Jim Kearney,J. McDonald, Merty Cox and Evelyn Fulton was here today. I saw Daniel Craig here today and talked with him. Son of Christofer Craig of Kent, N.B.,CC.

3 Mon
Clear and cool with a South and SE wind. We was hauling rocks and plowing for wheat and repairing road by Giberson’s. Richard Bell was here and got one bbl of Early Rose and a peck of Cristy’s. Signs of rain. Frogs singing tonight.

4 Tues
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. The wind changed in the afternoon and was quite cool.We was moving our stoves and plowing all day. Mr. Straight was here tonight and borrowed our sheep shears.

5 Wed
Cloudy with a SE wind. We was plowing Green Sword today. William Trafford was here to dinner today from the Province. I received a postal card today from John R. Weed in answer to my letter sent to him with a check of forty dollars. Arthur Hutchinson called this evening and left our papers. Heard of the death of Mrs. Mullen.

6 Thur
Cloudy and cold this morning with a West wind. We was plowing and hauling rocks. Harden went to Everitt’s Rolling Frolick this afternoon. Zeb Cox and J.W. Fulton here today. Clear and cold tonight.

7 Fri
Clear and cold with a SW wind. Some rain and quite cold. I went to Blaine and took out 22 1/2 doz. Eggs. Sold for ten cents a doz. Called at Safford’s, called at David Smyth’s on my way out to see about my buckboard. Went on to Blaine and got my harrow teeth sharpened. Done some trading and got some plastor. Stopped to Aaron’s and got my dinner. Fed the team and started home. Stopped to Jim Collins and got 1 1/2 bushels of wheat and came home. J. Kearney, Mrs. Giberson and Mrs. Getchel here.

8 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. We was plowing wheat ground. Commenced raining about two o’clock P.M. and rained heavy till I went to bed at eleven o’clock. Nothing of consequence occurred through the day.

9 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. We was home all day. No one called and very little traveling. It was very cold for the month of May. The white cow came in today. Cleared off in the evening but very cold. I was reading John Colby’s Life the most of the day. The white cow calved today.

[The life, experience, and travels of John Colby, preacher of the Gospel. Dover, N.H. : Free-Will Baptist Printing Establishment, 1854. ]

10 Mon
Clear and very cold with a NW wind. The ground was some froze. The old cow calved today. We was plowing all day wheat and oat ground. Old man Hawksley was here today. Nothing of any consequence took place today. The night is very clear.

11 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Pails of water froze over and the ground froze quite hard. I was harrowing wheat ground. Harden was helping Jim plough. Anna was there on a visit to Jim’s. Mrs. Straight here. Every sign of a storm.

12 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a South wind. I finished breaking down the wheat ground. Picked some rocks. Harden had Jim helping plow the potato ground.

13 Thur
Cloudy with a SE wind. And rain. We was picking rocks and harrowing some. Jim had the mare and double wagon to move Debbie Wing in home. Harden moved old man Hawksley over to Fred’s. Aaron was here today. I don’t think of anything more worth noting at this time.

14 Fri
Some clouds with a SE wind. Harden was changing with Jim. Sowed 3 bs. And 1/4 wheat and 4 bs. Of peas and oats and harrowed them in today. Jim was here to supper. Mrs. Delong was here today for onions. Clear and warm this evening.

15 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I took the old mare and the carriage and carried Stella out to the examination today. I went on to Blaine and got the mail. Took dinner at Aaron’s and started home. Stopped to R. Bell’s and got our supper and came home. Harden sheared ten sheep.

16 Sun
Farnum was here and got his dinner and fixed Anna’s watch today. Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and rain all night and all day. We was home all day. J.W. Fulton and Mrs. Getchell and Will Giberson and Merty Cox was here today. Had some tunes on the organ and some singing. Nothing more worth naming occurred today.

17 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Harden finished shearing the sheep today. I was to work in the orchard grafting. J. Murray, J.W. Fulton, George Pierce was here today. Harden and wife and Stella went to Jim’s to a Pie Sociable this evening for the good of the Lodge. Myself and wife left alone tonight.

18 Tues
Clear and cold with NW wind and a hard frost. I took Mary Delong home in the morning from Jim’s. From the Pie Sociable. Harden was helping Jim to plow. I was home harrowing in our wheat and sowing oats. Aaron and wife was here to dinner and supper. Aaron went in back of hill to visit the School.

19 Wed
Mostly clear with a West wind. Quite warm. Jim was plowing sod land with Harden all day. I was harrowing in wheat and oats all day. I was talking with White from Knoxford today. Talking with Batchholder about his horse hoe.

20 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain. Very heavy thunder and lightening and heavy rain and hail from the NW in the afternoon. We was harrowing oats and finished plowing the sod ground. Freeman Brown from Knoxford was here.

21 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Cleared off in the afternoon. Me and Harden put up the fence along our plowed ground in the forenoon and in the afternoon we helped Jim fence. Zeb Cox and Mrs. Delong was here today.

22 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was helping Jim build fence half of the day. Saw Will York there. Harden was building fence and picking rocks. Will Giberson came here with a pair of boots to mend. Jim was here today. They all went to Lodge tonight but me and Anna and Perry.

23 Sun
Clear and cool with a NW wind. Myself and wife drove down to Bell’s this morning. Stopped there till after dinner. Then I took Dolly and drove out to Aaron’s. Very unexpectedly there was a baptism there at Jones Mill Pond. A large concourse of people. I think there was between 2 and 3 hundred. Seven baptized. Came up to Bell’s and took supper and came home.

24 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a NE wind. Some showers. We brought our horse hoe home today. We sowed and harrowed in three bushels of oats and harrowed potato ground. A.J. Fulton and Merty Cox hear today. Signs of more rain.

25 Tues
Warm and cloudy and very foggy with a NE wind. Heavy rain all the afternoon and still raining at bedtime. We was choring all day. H. Batchholder was here today and Zeb Cox.

26 Wed
Warm and cloudy with a SE wind and rain most all day. I was home all day choring. Harden went out to H.W. Safford’s to get some salts for the gray mare that was sick. G.W. Edwards was here from Lyndon, Maine, selling horse hoes. Zeb Cox, R. Bell and J.W. Fulton was here today.

27 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of more rain. Harden went down and got Joshua Hartley to doctor over mare that was sick. Jim Murray, Jim Fulton and Zeb Cox, George Shaw, Cole Giberson, Will Giberson, Fred Hawksley and wife was all here today and a man by the name of Been from Kent, N.B. CC.

28 Fri
Cloudy with a NE wind and some rain. Joshua Hartley went from here with Jim Murray this morning. The gray mare very sick. Zeb Cox, J.W. Fulton, Jim Collins, H. Wing, Cole Giberson, George Shaw was here today. Harden and Perry was picking rocks with the old man. W.W. Larrabee and George York was here today and called to see the gray mare that was sick.

29 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Harden picking rocks and harrowing potato ground. H. Delong and Zeb Cox, S. Shaw, Mathias McDonald, John Hallett here today. Harden and Stella is away to the Lodge this evening.

30 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a NE wind. Heavy rain and thunder and lightening in the afternoon from the NW. J.W. Fulton, John Mahan, Samuel Everitt, Edward York, Tom Watson from the Province, Arthur Hutchinson, Merty Cox, Mathias McDonald all here today. William Wilson called. All to enquire about our sick mare. The old mare foaled today.

31 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Me and Jim went to Blaine this morning with his mare and our truck wagon. I had twenty four and one half dozen of eggs. Came back and Jim stopped and got the mare shawed at Smyth’s. I took my dinner at W.W. Larrabee’s.

So Ends the Month of May

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April 1886

1 Thur
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and some rain. Snow running off very fast. No travelling with team. I was home all day wooding a wagon ex. Harden went to Mr. Straight’s. Jim was here this morning. (ex: axle)

2 Fri
Some clouds but quite pleasant with a West wind. We commenced today to saw up our summer’s wood. Quite squally this afternoon. James Kearney here to dinner today and Merty Cox made a call.

3 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Some squalls of snow and some sunshine. I went to Blaine with the gray mare. Roads very rough. Some bare ground on the roads. I called at Aaron’s. Went to Blaine and mailed a letter to Joe Smythe. Went to Joneses and done some trading. Came back and paid Mary McCormick $1.75 cts. Called to Larrabee’s and got notebook. Called to R. Bell’s and fed team and got my dinner. Got hundred of B. Meal and then started for home. Called at James Collins to see him about some peas and oats. Got home about four o’clock.

4 Sun
Clear and cold with a North wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife and Stella went down to Richard Bell’s in the morning and returned in the evening. Some signs of a storm. Zeb Cox was here today.

5 Mon
Clear and cool with a SW wind. It froze very hard in the morning. The Selectmen was here today taking the valuation. Mrs. Hutchinson and daughter, John Bartley, James W. Fulton, Anna Murray, Nelley Mahan, George Hutchinson, and Harvey Everitt here. We hauled six loads of wood with double team and sawed seventy eight blocks more. The two Selectmen was Hill and Blanchard.

6 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a North wind. We was sawing and hauling wood all day. Every appearance of a snow storm. Mrs. Cox was here today. Aaron came here today and took his dinner. Drove out to Oran Frost’s and came back. Put up his horse and took supper. Took his mother with him and started for home. I was speaking to Doctor Sypher as he was going to Fred Hawksley’s to see a sick child.

7 Wed
Cold with a NE snow storm all day. Home all day choring. I had quite a talk with Dr. Syphers on politics. He called me up in the road as he was passing. (No doubt Dr. Syphers was democrat as grandfather was devout Republican)

8 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Signs of a storm. Took my breakfast, harnessed up and started to Blaine with horse and sleigh. Called at Aaron’s. Then I went to Blaine and got the mail. Called to Joneses. Called to Aaron’s and got dinner. Took wife and brought her. Called to Mary McCormick. Called at Larrabee’s. Called to Safford’s office. Called at J.W. Fulton’s and then home at half past three.

9 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden took a load of hay out to Aaron and brought a load of sphalts home. Went to Aaron’s again at night with his wife and Stella to Aaron’s birthday party. I went to James Collins and bought six bushels of peas and oats. George Whittaker, peddler, here today. H. Delong and J.W. Fulton here. (Aaron Jones Fulton, born on April 9th, 1851, was 35 yrs old today)

10 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Some rain. We was hauling wood in the morning. I got a letter from Joseph Smyth. George Whittaker called looking for his lost trunk. Len Bartley, his wife and children came here and stopped all night. McGaw, the peddler, called in today. I went down to John Ahern’s and nailed up the barn. Harden and Stella went to the lodge tonight.

11 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Len Bartley and wife and three children here. Harden and wife and Stella went to Jim’s to dinner. Came back and started for home about two o’clock. James was here a spell in the afternoon. This is a clear and cold night and freezing very hard.

12 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. We was sawing and splitting up wood part of the day. I harnessed up and took my wife up to Hutchinson’s in the morning. Came home and helped to saw wood till 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Harnessed up and went up to Hutchinson’s and took supper. Started home with my wife. Talked with John Ahern some and got home before dark. Got a good feast of maple sugar.

13 Tues
Cloudy with a SE wind. Foggy and raining in the forenoon. Cleared off in the afternoon. We was hauling wood in the forenoon. P.T. Blanchard was here to dinner on his way to George Yorks. Hatfield Delong called in. John Elkins was here making a washboard. James Murray is here tonight. This is a very pretty night. Clear and foggy. (Percival T. Blanchard operated a Saw Mill located at Kings Grove along with his brother, Gilbert Blanchard. Percival would have been 51 yrs old at this time.)

14 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I harnessed up this morning and took my wife, took some eggs and one bushel of potatoes to change with S. Richardson. Took my wife to John Lindsey’s. Went to Blaine and called to Safford’s. Called to Aaron’s, to Sypher’s and went on to Blaine. Went to the Post Office and mailed a letter to George. Got one from Ephraim with a check of forty dollars in it. Called to James Collins and paid him $1.50 cts. Went to J. Ramsay’s, to Valley’s, to Jones, to Safford’s and took dinner at Lindsey’s and came home. Saw Hume as I came home.

15 Thur
Cloudy with a NE wind. Some rain and snow in the forenoon. We was sawing wood. Harden harnessed up in the morning and took his mother down to Everitt’s on a visit. I went down in the afternoon and took my supper and came home. James Craig called here. Dell Nutter and Mrs. Ackerson to supper here this afternoon. J.W. Fulton was here.

16 Fri
Clear with a SE wind. We was hauling and splitting wood. Stella and Anna went up to Straight’s to get candy in the morning. Harden went up in the afternoon. I sent a letter to J.B. Weed today. Arvilla York was here. McGaw, the peddler, Mrs. Will Wilson and Mrs. Wain Shaw and George York was all here today. The snow is going off very fast. Weather clear and fine.

17 Sat
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We had our School Meeting today. John Mahan, Clerk, and John A. Hawksley, Agent, resulting in the turning out of the Lodge and all Religious meetings out of the School House. James Kearney, Jr. and Zeb Cox here today and James Murray here all night after school meeting. I stopped to Jim’s and took supper and then came home. I was looking at our bees today in Jim’s cellar.

18 Sun
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Home all day. James Murray left her for home this morning to the Valey Settlement, so called. J.W. Fulton, this evening, was here.

19 Mon
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We sought out our bee hives today. We was sawing wood the rest of the day. We sawed one hundred and twenty eight cuts about average of ten inches each. Snow running off very fast. Zeb Cox and John A. Hawksley and a young man by the name of Knap was here today.

20 Tues
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Will Larrabee came out today with horse and wagon, the first this Spring. We was sawing and hauling wood all day today. Hauled nine loads and sawed one hundred and twenty seven cuts. Judson Straight here today. Stella got a letter from Minnesota today from Maybell. (Mabell Geneva Fulton, daughter of Ephraim and Louise (Webster) Fulton, Mabell, born August 29, 1871, would have been 15 yrs old)
Mostly clear and warm with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. We was sawing and hauling wood all day. Fields getting quite bare. Nothing of any importance passed today.

21 Wed
Clear and cool with a NW wind. Froze quite hard. We was sawing and hauling wood. I wrote a letter to John R. Weed with a forty dollar check. Mrs. Frost here tonight. They are traveling tow with wagons.

22 Thur
Mostly clear and warm with a SW wind. Some signs of a storm. I put fills in our wagon in the morning and started for Blaine. Took my wife as far as Jim’s and went on. Called to Aaron’s, fed the team and got my dinner. Wrote my letter to J.R. Weed and went on to Blaine. Went to Joneses and got 3 gallons of molasses and 22 pounds of pork. Went to Post Office and mailed one letter to Knoxford and one to Weed. Started home and called to Aaron’s. Called to Smyth’s for buckboard. Called to Jim Collins and paid him one dollar.

23 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was sawing wood all day. Finished all excepting about a half days sawing. Sot a goose today. Nothing unusual occurred today. (Sot? Not sure if the goose was ‘sought’ or ‘shot’ or ‘got’ or they ‘saw’ a goose)

24 Sat
Clear and cold with a North wind. Very cold wind all day. Some signs of a storm. We was home all day. James Craig, James W. Fulton, Judson Straight and Mary Hutchinson was here today. Had some very nice hymns sung and played on the organ.

25 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I took Stella out to Richardson’s with horse and wagon looking for a school. We finished sawing up our years wood today. Jim and wife was here to dinner today. The weather is still cold tonight.

26 Mon
Clear and cold with a West wind. We was chopping in our foller today. Old Mrs. Delong and Mr. Straight was here today. We lost two sheep today. Had one lamb living. The weather looks very clear and nice.

27 Tues
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We finished chopping foller today. Richard Bell brought Stella home tonight from getting school on West Ridge. Mrs. Hutchinson and Merty Cox here today. Some signs of a storm.

28 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We was sawing and splitting cedar today for the fence down by the spring and laid some of it up this evening. Will Larrabee called tonight and left a letter for Anna. Zeb Cox and J.W. Fulton here today. Harden went out to George York’s to help lift a cow. Some signs of a change in the weather.

29 Thur
Clear and cool with a NW wind. We was fencing all day. James Kearney and Mary Hutchinson here today. We had another lamb this morning. Stella was up to Hutchinson’s. All appearance of fine weather yet.

30 Fri
Clear and cool with a NW wind. We was fencing all day. James Kearney and Mary Hutchinson here today. We had another lamb this morning. Stella was up to Hutchinson’s. All appearance of fine weather yet.

So Ends the Month of April

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March 1886

1 Mon
Cold with a NW wind. Snowing and drifting all day and snowing now at 10 o’clock P.M.

2 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. Snowing and drifting all day with signs of more storm.    J.W. Fulton here today.

3 Wed
Cloudy and cold with NE wind. We was breaking roads here today. John Herrin, James Murray,  A.D. York and James W. Fulton here today.

4 Thur
Cloudy but quite warm with a NW wind. The snow melting. Some signs of rain. Harden came   home from Knoxford today.

5 Fri
Cloudy but quite warm with a NW wind. Signs of more storm. I wrote a letter to Ephraim today.    Zeb Cox here today.

6 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine. I sent a letter to Ephraim. Took two bbls of potatoes out and sold them to James for $1.40 per bbl.

7 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Home all day. Appearance of good weather. Jim here tonight.

8 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Some signs of a storm. I was doing chores and repairing up   some things. Harden had a pain in his head. He went down to cut wood for Cox. He came home   again without cutting any. Thomas Bloodworth here today. William Giberson here today to     borrow shovel. This is washday with our women. Harden went out this afternoon to John Roger’s.

9 Tues
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Me and Stella went to Blaine and called at W.W. Larrabee’s   and took dinner. Stopped to Hussey’s and   done some trading. Called to B.F. Jones.      Stella got boots. Called to Valey’s. Stella paid him $6.90. Traded some. I called at Fred  Hewitt’s. Got a tin boiler. Called to the Post  Office. Got a letter from Ephraim. Got a  package from Portland Transcript. Some signs of a storm today. Elder C. Rideout called here today a few minutes. John Elkins   called. We got a butter tray from him.

10 Wed
Clear with a SW wind. I started to Littleton  with a horse and sleigh. Stopped to Blaine and got sleigh fixed. Went to Bridgewater  and stopped to Joshua’s. Took my dinner  and fed my team and then started to   Littleton at one o’clock. Got to John R. Weeds half after four o’clock. Stopped there all  night. Had a very pleasant time with Weed and family. Talked that affair of Ephraim’s all over.    Took supper and went to bed. I saw some of the greatest drifts of snow on my way, I think I  ever saw. I was told there was one drift between Bridgewater and the lines they took the road under, big enough to haul a ton of hay through.

11 Thur
Clear and pleasant with a SW wind. Some signs of a thaw. Fed my team at Weed’s this morning  and took my breakfast. After looking through the store I started for home about 9 o’clock. Had  a good time. Drove to Custom House, Joseph Smith’s. Stopped half an hour and drove to Bridgewater to Joshua’s. Took my dinner, fed my team and started for home. Called at B.F. Jones and made some little trade. Got 40 cents from J. Hawksley. Got home at 5 o’clock.   P.S. I saw a crow on my journey. The first in this month. I thought it began to look like Spring.

12 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain. I wrote a letter to Ephraim. Harden hauled a load  of plank from River de Chute for Zeb Cox. John Bartley and his son and daughter, Havelock  and Jane, J. Murray, J.W. Fulton, Orpha Hutchinson and Will Giberson here today. Got 80 cents  from Will Giberson.

13 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. John Bartley went home this morning. Me and Harden went to  Blaine. Orpha  Hutchinson a passenger. Took single wagon out to Smith’s. I mailed a letter to Ephraim, dated March 12, instant. I called to Jones. Harden got a suit of clothes at Hussey’s for $15.00. I saw Aaron at his place. Came home and brought Alice and her children with me.     Richard Bell came with Harden and took supper. Judson Straight here all night. My birthday. Seventy 70 years old today.

14 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Alice and her children here. Harden took them up to Jim’s.  Charles Lindsey was here to dinner. James Murray and James W. Fulton here to supper tonight.

15 Mon
Some clouds and quite warm with a SE wind. Every appearance of another big storm. I was home   all day. I made a cross bar for my pung fills. Harden went to Jones Mill and got a load of cedar sphalts. James Murray and Will Hargrove and Jud Straight was here today.

16 Tues
Cold with a SE snow storm all day and evening. James Murray here. We was home all day. I was   mending boots and horse harness most of the day. Crows and saw-whits plenty.

17 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day cobling. Harden went over to Watson’s Mill  for Mr. Straight with a load of wheat. James W. Fulton and Will Giberson here. St.Patrick’s Day.

18 Thur
Clear and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Old man Hawksley here most all day on a  visit. John York called here today and I paid A.J. Fulton’s tax of $8.76 cents on a Town Order   I held of $14.00. Paid Stella tax. Harden went to Fred Robinson’s and Stella to Silsbey’s.   Howard Lindsey and J.W. Fulton here today. Weather clear and fine tonight.

19 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. After shaving and dressing this morning, myself and wife started   for a two days visit with mare and pung. We called at S. Richardson’s, then to G. Silsbey’s and  put up till after dinner. Had a pleasant time. Left there at 3 o’clock. Called to J. Lindsey’s, then  we went to R. Bell’s and put up there for the night. Had a pleasant chat and good time in general.

20 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. We took our breakfast this morning at R. Bell’s. Had a pleasant chat, then took our dinners. Left for home at one o’clock. Called at  John Lindsey’s and then to the Red School House. Stopped at the Conference Meeting. Saw a  number of our friends and then came home and found all well as usual.

21 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a South wind. Signs of a storm. Myself and wife went to James Murray’s  in the forenoon. Stopped there till after dinner. About noon it commenced snowing and blowing   from the NE. Then we came down to Everitt’s. Stopped there till about four o’clock. Snowed   very hard all the afternoon. Harden came after us with the team. A.J. Fulton, Zeb Cox and   J.W. Fulton was here today.

22 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NE snow storm all day. Eight or ten inches of snow fell. We started to   Town Meeting about 9 o’clock. Very bad roads. Town Meeting in Hume’s Hall. Our Selectmen   were H.W. Safford, Clerk: A.J. Fulton, Supervisor: W.L. Boynton, Treasury: C.F. Towle, S. Shaw,   Will Wilson, Constables. After getting through we took dinner at A.J. Fulton’s. Got home about nine in the evening.

23 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It was snowing and blowing and drifting all day. It has been   snowing the most of the time since Sunday noon. I think it has fell a foot or more of snow.   Consequently, the travelling is very bad. Home all day doing chores and taking care of the stock.     James Murray was here. We settled with him. Squared all up.

24 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Some snow and drifting bad. Snowed and drifted nearly all day.     Very bad travelling. Home all day. J.W. Fulton and Adaline Murray was here. Harden and Stella  went home with Adaline. Stayed the evening.

25 Thur
Clear and cool with a NW wind in the forenoon but changed in the afternoon to the SE and every  appearance of a storm. Roads very bad with about five feet of snow in the woods. Home all day.   William York here to dinner. Howie Lindsey here today.

26 Fri
Clear and cold with a SW wind. Very heavy wind. I was home all day. Harden went down to Knoxford    and brought home his intended bride. Dell Nutter, Zeb Cox, James Murray, and Anna Murray  here today and two Craine girls. Perry went down to stay with Adaline all night. (A pen notation  made at the bottom of page “O’ Happy Day” which could have been made by Harden later)

27 Sat
Clear and pleasant but quite cold with a NW wind. Harden left home this morning with his    intended bride. Went to Elder Hallowell’s and got married and went on to Knoxford for the    present. I went to Blaine and took Adaline and Anna with me as far as Lindsey’s. Brought them  home again. Traded some with Jones and paid for what I got. Called at Aaron’s, called at the  Way Office and got the mail and came home. (Another notation at the bottom of daily page,    “This was the Day”, possibly written at a later date by Harden or one of family)

28 Sun
Clear and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden was in Knoxford with his wife. Stella   went to the meeting. We had J. Murray and wife, Charles Lindsey, Richard Currie, J.W. Fulton,   Isaiah Garrison, Horace Cox, besides three young girls that called here in the evening. Every   appearance of fine weather.

29 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind in the forenoon but changed in the afternoon to SE and looked very much like a storm. J. Murray and wife and Stella came from Bell’s this morning. Harden  came from Knoxford in the forenoon and went back in the afternoon to move his wife up with   double team. Zeb cox, J.W. Fulton, James Murray and wife and daughter here today. I settled   with Murray today. Squared up with him.

30 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind and some snow in the forenoon with a little rain in the afternoon    but pleasant. Harden moved home with his wife today. We had about sixty people here, old and    young. We had a good treat. Some tunes on the organ and everything passed off quietly. James and Mary Ann and Evelyn, R. Bell and wife was here to supper. No doubt it will be long remembered by some present.

31 Wed
Cloudy with a SE wind. Rain all day and evening and very foggy. Every appearance of more rain.    Roads quite soft. Home all day. James Murray and Howard Lindsey here today. Nell Mahan and Evelyn Fulton here.

So Ends the Month of March

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February 1886

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January 1886

1 Fri
Warm with a SE rain all day. I was home all day. John Bartley went home from here that day. Harden and Stella went to a New Years Tree. I sent a letter to John R. Weed about Ephraim’s business.

2 Sat
Warm and cloudy with a SE wind. Harden hauled eight logs to the Mill that day. Signs of another rain storm. James Murray here today.

3 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Myself and wife went to John Lindsey’s. Richard Bell and wife and family, James Murray and family all here to tea. Signs of another storm. Found them all here when we came home from Lindsey’s.

4 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Quite foggy and some rain and signs of more rain. Mr. Straight was here helping Harden to haul wood today.

5 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind and rain all day and evening. Mr. Straight was here helping to haul wood again today. Zeb Cox was here today. There is about twelve inches of snow in the woods but the fields was quite bare.

6 Wed
Warm with a SE rain all day and evening. Myself and wife made a visit to Straight’s. We made a call at Hallett’s today. Some bare ground in the roads.

7 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Freezing very hard. Some bare ground. The roads very icy. B.B. Blanchard was here today. Agent for the Pearless [sic Peerless] Steam Cookery here.

8 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a West wind. Home all day. Stella went to James Murray’s. Anna was sick some at that time. Hatfield Delong and James Murray was here.

9 Sat
Cold with a NE snow storm all day. Home all day. Hatfield Delong here. Signs of rain this evening.

10 Sun
Cloudy with a SE wind. Some snow in the forenoon. Alice and family and Stint Shaw here today. Harden went for the doctor for Anna Murray today. It was very bad travelling.

11 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. Signs of a storm. Harden went to help Richard Bell. James W. Fulton, Hatfield Delong and James Kearney here today.

12 Tues
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Stella was to James Murray’s. We got a letter from Mabell Fulton today. James W. Fulton here tonight.

13 Wed
Clear and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Hatfield Delong called twice today. James Murray here twice today.

14 Thur
Clear and cold with a SE wind. John Hawksley and Mrs. John Hawksley, Jr. and Mrs. Fred Ahley and Hatfield Delong was all here today.

15 Fri
Clear and cold with a SE wind. I was home al day. Zeb Cox and Mrs. Everitt and daughter and James Murray all here today.

16 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. I took dinner at Jim’s with Will York. Harden came home from Richard Bell’s.

17 Sun
Cold with a SE rain. I was home all day. Harden and Stella went to Aaron’s. Jim and wife and Will York was here to dinner today.

18 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Zeb Cox here. Harden went to help R. Bell today to saw wood.

19 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. I took Stella to see Mary Ann Lindsey. She was sick. Zeb Cox here today. It commenced snowing tonight.

20 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Twelve inches of snow fell the past night.

21 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of another storm. I went to Blaine. I paid Mary McCormick $1.50 cts. Got three gal. Of mollasses. It is snowing today.

22 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of another storm. I took Stella down to Lindsey’s to stay with Mary Ann. She was sick.

23 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Harden took a load of hay to Aaron’s today. I mended Caddy Shanks boots today.

24 Sun
Clear with a cold NW wind. I was home all day. Sever cold and signs of more snow.

25 Mon
Clear and cold with a SE wind. Signs of another storm tonight. R. Bell here this evening.

26 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a SE snow storm. Four inches of snow. I made Perry shoe packs today.

27 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Signs of rain. Will Wilson and son and Frank Russell was here today. I sold Wilson four bbls of potatoes.

28 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind in the forenoon and snowing in the afternoon. Harden came home from Bell’s today.

29 Fri
Warm snow and rain mixed all day and evening. Harden brought the hog home from Dell Nutters.

30 Sat
Cold with a NE wind. Some hail and some snow. Signs of another storm. Two and one half feet of snow in the woods.

31 Sun
Cold with a West wind and snow. Alice and children and Mrs. Mahan here today. I went down to Lindsey’s today.

So Ends the Month of January

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