Aaron D Hoyer Diary
Originally transcribed by Jessie Burkholder Peckenpaugh
preserving the original spellings and punctuation.
Transcribed for the Harrison County Iowa USGenWeb
by his descendant John Burkholder (email email@example.com).
Sunday, Jan. 1, 1893 - Louis and Berth went with Millie over to her school. I went over to Burkholder, Millie and I went up to see Jim Tuttle. He is improving. Dr. Cole was called to see one of Damery's children.
Monday, Jan. 2 - Louis and I shelled corn for feed, Bertha drove for us. It snowed last night.Tuesday, Jan. 3 - Louis was to town. I staid in the house all day, did not feel well.
Wednesday, Jan. 4 - Louis chored around and cleaned out the stables, hauled out two loads of manure. I am some better.
Thursday, Jan. 5 - Louis was to town with Herb. I bought a 13 keyed clarinet from J. H. Oppold for $12.00. Louis and Bertha went with Herb to an open alliance.
Friday, Jan. 6 - Mr. C. N. Cadwell came for me to go with him to Woodbine to sign the secretary's report to the state auditor of the Co. Mutual Insurance Company. Louis and Bertha went over to bring Millie home.
Saturday, Jan. 7 - Louis and I was to town. I got Jennie Giddings to teach in Millie's place until she is able to go again, Millie being sick.
Sunday, Jan. 8 - Louis and Bertha went to town to take Jennie Giddings over to the school I was over to Damery's, staid to dinner.
Monday, Jan. 9 - We shelled a little corn, it was pretty cold so we did not shell as much as we usually shell. We hauled straw to the fatening cattle. Herb is here this evening.
Tuesday, Jan. 10 - Louis was to town today. Mr. Kirkham was here today. It is pretty cold we done nothing but the chores. Hogs are 7 cents.
Wednesday, Jan. 11 - Louis and the boys were out hunting. Louis got six quail and two rabbit: Herb was here this evening with his violin.
Thursday, Jan. 12 - It snowed some today. We shelled a load of corn. Bertha drove for us.
Friday, January 13 - I was in the house all day. I had pain in my back so I could not get around very well. Louis was over to Burk's this evening.
Saturday, Jan. 14 - It snowed last night some. Louis was to town. This evening J. Yount and wife, Harry, Jesse and Herb were here with their instruments and we had good music.
Sunday, Jan. 15 - Louis was to town to see Miss Giddings about taking the school that Millie taught as Millie is not well enough to teach this winter. Herb helped Louis to haul straw to the feed yard cattle.
Monday, Jan. 16 - W. H. DeCou was here to buys cattle and hogs. We have a few of each that might be sold but we thought we would better feed them longer. We shelled a load of corn to feed.
Tuesday, Jan. 17 - Louis took the two pigs off from the sow to wean. They are about seven weeks old. Louis and I took a load of straw to the cattle in the feed yard. Louis went to town this afternoon.
Wednesday, Jan. 18 - Louis and I separated the brood sows from the fatening hogs. Louis and Herb was up to Mungan's and shot for turkeys. They got three.
Thursday, Jan. 19 - Louis and Herb were to town and sold two of their turkeys for $2.04. This was a fine day.
Friday, Jan. 20 - This is Bertha's birthday. Mrs. Reiff and Herb Burk. was here to dinner. Mr. Reiff came for his wife this evening, then after they got home, Minnie, Lulu and Harold and Herb came and spent the evening.
Saturday, Jan. 21 - Louis was to town. Bertha was over to Burkholder's. I was down to Mr. Kinney he was gone to town. I stoped with Mr. Damery on my way.
Sunday, Jan. 22 - Louis and Bertha was to S. S. Millie cannot go out as yet. W. H. DeCou was here, we sold four head of heiffers and the bull. We are to take them in to Woodbine tomorro.
Monday, Jan. 23 - We took to town three heiffers, one cow and one bull sold to W.H. DeCou $155.50 for the whole lot. Herbert Burkholder helped Louis to take them to town. I drove the team in to come back with. I paid Kibler Bro. $100 on acct. of store bill. We shelled a little corn this eve.
Tuesday, Jan. 24 - Louis cleaned out the stables and hauled out the manure. I was down to Yount's and W.R. Kirkham's. I churned butter. Wm. Burkholder was here
Wednesday, Jan. 25 - We shelled corn all afternoon and ground corn and wheat for bread. Herb helped us. Louis and herb went over to Marshall's this evening.
Thursday, Jan. 26 - Today was pretty cold. We done nothing but the chores. The thermometer was down to zero all day.
Friday, Jan. 27 - It was very cold today. 14 below zero this morning. Louis walked to town.
Saturday, Jan. 28 - Louis was to town. Mr. Jos Oppold came out with him. Herb was here this evening. They made fine music with violin, guitar and clarinet.
Sunday, Jan. 29 - Louis took Jos Oppold to town. No one was to S.S. today.
Monday, Jan. 30 - Louis was to town. I was down to John Yount. I took dinner with them. I paid him the threshing 19 � bus. of wheat, 690 bus, oats $18.58.
Tuesday, Jan. 31 - Herb came over and helped Louis to load four hogs which we sold to W.H DeCou at $7.70 per hundred, $93.94. Louis went with Herb to Newfine's sale. Herb bought a cow for $11.75. I came home with our team. It is very cold.
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1893 - It was very cold today, the wind blew pretty sharp all day. Therm. this morning was 12 below zero.
Thursday, Feb. 2 - Louis and I were to town. I paid in F. N. Bank $17.34 for first payment of taxes for 1893, whole amount is $33.68. Was pretty cold today.
Friday, Feb. 3 - It is still very cold this morning, it was 14 below zero. Louis and Bertha went down to Reiff's. Amy and Herbert went with them. Wm. Burkholder was here this evening.
Saturday, Feb. 4 - It is still cold. Louis walked to town today. Herb and him came home together.
Sunday, Feb. 5 - Louis and Bertha were to S.S. Herb came home with them. He staid the evening. It was blowing and cold when he went home.
Monday, Feb. 6 - It snowed and blowed last night and piled the snow up in huge drifts. And is very cold. 14 below zero.
Tuesday, Feb. 7 - It i s still very cold, 20 below zero this morning. Louis went to town with Herb this afternoon. It was calm and clear.
Wednesday, Feb. 8 - This was a cold windy day, something of a blizzard. We ground some oats for the pigs.
Thursday, Feb. 9 - This was also a very windy day. It blew the snow in all directions, heaping it up in some places that we can hardly climb over.
Friday, Feb. 10 - Louis went to town with H. Burkholder. The township clerk was here to tell me of a meeting of trustees. Herb borrowed our sled to haul coal for Damery.
Saturday, Feb. 11 - Louis and I took Mark and Nick to town to Pelton's sale. Herb went with us to help Louis with the colts. Nick sold for $35.00 and Mark was bid up to $45.00 then withdrawn. We brought him home again.
Sunday, Feb. 12 - This was a fine day. Louis was to S. S.
Monday, Feb. 13 - Louis and H. Burkholder went over to Magnolia. It thawed very much today. Rained and snowed. Louis came home about dusk.
Tuesday, Feb. 14 - It snowed some last night. This morning it was froze up hard and was cold all day. It is very cold this eve.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 � Louis was to town with Herb. This was a fine day but did not thaw.
Thursday, Feb. 16 - Louis was to the mill and town. He sold 25 bus. wheat to the miller for seed at 57 cents per bus. I shoveled back some corn in the crib to make more room for cobs and pitched hay to the S. end of barn to put straw in for bedding.
Friday, Feb. 17 - We cleaned out the stables and hauled out the manure. Hauled three small loads of straw in the barn. This afternoon we shelled about 725 bus. corn for feed. Herb helped us.
Saturday, Feb. 18 - I was over to Centre school house to a trustee's meeting five hours. Louis was to town for mail.
Sunday, Feb. 19 - Louis and the girls were to S.S. It is thawing lively now. We had to work some today to make way for the snow water to get away. Cut ice and make ditches for the water to run away.
Monday, Feb. 20 - Louis and I took 26 bus. of wheat to the mill, sold it at 57 cents per bus. $14.82. After dinner we went over to Morton's sale. We had a hard time to get through the snow drifts east of our house with the buggy.
Tuesday, Feb. 21 - Louis and Bertha was to town. I cleaned wheat for seed. Louis and the girls went down to G. E. Reiff's to spend the evening.
Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Louis chored around and hauled out a load of manure, and I done nothing but cleaned a little wheat for seed, about 30 bus. yesterday and today.
Thursday, Feb. 23 - Louis was to town, brought 1020 lbs. S. coal at $4.25 per ton and about 1-1/2 bus. field peas to sow. I done nothing but chored and churned butter.
Friday, Feb. 24 - Louis was down to Chamber's and bought two bus. potatoes, $2.00. He then went to town. I cleaned wheat to send to Chicago exhibition sacked up the rest to make room to clean oats. D.K. Peters came this evening and assesed me.
Saturday, Feb. 25 - D. K. Peters staid with us all night. Louis and I were to town. Herb came over this evening.
Sunday, Feb. 26 - Louis was to S. S. W. H. Burkholder was here visiting this afternoon. It snowed last night and today.
Monday, Feb. 27 - It snowed and blowed all day, a regular blizzard. And snowed last night. Snow is deep.
Tuesday, Feb. 28 - It snowed some lat night. Louis and I were to town today. Louis and the girls went over to Burks to practice music. This was a fine day. We got the seed today that I sent for.
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 1893 - We chored around, shovelled snow, took the sheller apart.
Thursday, Mar. 2 - Louis and I were to town, took the sheller shaft in to send for a sprocket. We then went over to DeCou's sale and bought a pair of bob sled for $6.00.
Friday, Mar. 3 - I carried the shiplap in the wagon shed and fixed the crib to hold shelled corn. Louis chored around, it is cold again.
Saturday, Mar. 4 - W. H. DeCou was here again to see our cattle. We did not sell them. Louis and I were to town. Millie went to town with Mr. DeCou and Nellie. We cleaned out the stable and hauled it out on stubble.
Sunday, Mar. 5 - Louis and the girls were to S. S. Herb was here to dinner.
Monday, Mar. 6 - Louis and Millie were to town to have Millie's teeth fixed. I churned and took the old sled apart. Herb was here and helped to put the incubator in the cob house. We then went to school house where Nell Donaldson was elected sub-director.
Tuesday, Mar. 7 - We fixed up the incubator and cut ice to let off the water at the barn. J. J. Weiss was here to see the cattle but did not buy them.
Wednesday, Mar. 8 - It rained some last night and some today. The snow is going fast.
Thursday, Mar 9 - Louis and I cleaned out the colt's stables, then we then went to W. to see DeCou to sell our cattle but he does not want them now. We got the extra wheel for the sheller. It is thawing fast now, the roads are heavy.
Friday, Mar. 10 - We hauled out four loads of manure. I. A. DeCou was here to see our cattle. He wanted to buy them but we could not agree on the price.
Saturday, Mar. 11 - It snowed some last night, ground is covered. Louis and I was to town. We sold three fat cows to J.J. Weiss for $80.00.
Sunday, Mar. 12 - Louis and the girls were to S. S. I was visiting over at Burkholder's.
Monday, Mar. 13 - We cleaned out the stables and hauled out three loads of manure. We then went to town with Herb Burk. It snowed near all afternoon and is cold.
Tuesday, Mar. 14 - Louis walked to town today. It is very cold and windy today. Louis set the incubator today with 26 thoroughbred Minorca eggs.
Wednesday, Mar. 15 - Louis, walked to town and went A. A. Williamson to Logan to a chicken meeting to start an association. He came home at 7-1/2 P.M. walked out. I done the chores except milking.
Thursday, Mar. 16 - It snowed near all day. H. Burk. was here awhile after J. Yount finished shelling corn. Louis was to town.
Friday, Mar, 17 - It snowed today. Louis and I were to town and brought 149 ft. plank for floor in hog shed. Louis and the girls and Herb went up to Boyd's to an oyster supper.
Saturday, Mar. 18 - Louis and I was to town. Louis sent to Michigan for a Minorca cock today.
Sunday, Mar. 19 - Louis and the girls were to S. S. This was a nice day.
Monday, Mar. 20 - Louis sowed clover seed on the stubble on the S. side of the farm. After dinner we hauled out four loads of manure. Louis and Herb were guning this evening. Got two ducks.
Tuesday, Mar. 21 - Louis, Herb, Bertha and I shelled corn all day from 8 until 5 when it snowed strong and heavy. Louis and Herb went to town after supper.
Wednesday, Mar. 22 - It rained some last night and some today. Louis was to town today to see if the rooster came.
Thursday, Mar. 23 - It snowed some last night. Louis was to town and got his cockerel. The express cost $1.70. The cock cost $1.00. That makes $2.70.
Friday, Mar. 24 - It snowed some last night. H. Burk. was here to dinner. Louis and Herb was guning and got ten good ducks.
Saturday, Mar. 25 - Louis, Herb and Bertha shelled the remainder of the old corn in the west crib. Then Herb helped Louis to fix up some places and seperated the brood sows. I helped a little. I have not felt well for several days.
Sunday, Mar. 26 - Louis was to town, Herb went with him. They were all to S. S. Wm. Burk. was here visiting.
Monday, Mar. 27 - Louis made a few small pig troughs and ground corn and oats for pig feed Any Burk. was here this afternoon. I am getting some better.
Tuesday, Mar. 28 - Louis and Bertha were to town near all day. I was out a little today.
Wednesday, Mar. 29 - We sold four head of fat steers to Burkholder for $170.00 to be delivered on Monday next. We started to build a hen house.
Thursday, Mar. 30 - Louis and I were to town, took six head of hogs in, sold to J. R. Burkholder at $6.50. Herbert and Any Burk. were here this evening. I paid some debts today. This was a very fine day.
Friday, Mar. 31 - We finished the new hen house and built a wire mesh fence around it to keep the Minorca thoroughbred fowls from the others.
Saturday, Apr. 1, 1893 - We planted a few potatoes and after dinner Louis and I went to town.
Sunday, Apr. 2 - Louis, the girls and I were to S. S. After S.S. Mr. Ward, the Methodist minister from Woodbine, preached. Wm. Burkholder was here visiting this evening.
Monday, Apr. 3 - Louis took four steers to town. Sold to J. R. Burkholder for $170.00. Herb helped him to drive them. I was over to the Center School house to a trustees meeting. I then went to town and paid a note of sixty dollars to Kibler Bros.
Tuesday, Apr. 4 - We sowed rye, timothy and clover on the filling of the pipe ditch, then commenced sowing our wheat. Sowed about seven acres. Herb cultivated for us. Louis then commenced sowing oats. I assisted some and cleaned oats for seed.
Wednesday, Apr. 5 - The boys finished cultivating the wheat and oats on the lower piece and harrowed a little. I cleaned some oats.
Thursday, Apr. 6 - The boys finished the oats on the lower piece about five o'clock. Then commenced south of the cottonwood grove to sow oats, cultivate them.
Friday, Apr. 7 - The boys sowed and cultivated oats. I cleaned oats and chored.
Saturday, Apr. 8 - The boys sowed and cultivated oats all day. Herb and Louis went to town after supper. I was over to Damery's and to Albert Vining visiting this forenoon.
Sunday, Apr. 9 - Louis and Herb were guning. They got seven jacksnipe. The girls were to S. S.
Monday, Apr. 10 - The boys worked at the oats all day. I cleaned out the cow stable and throwed some of the manure out of the cattle shed. I paid Herb six and 50/100 dollars in full to date.
Tuesday, Apr. 11 - Louis and I finished the harrowing at one o' clock. After dinner we cleaned out the stable and hauled the manure out.
Wednesday, Apr. 12 - I took Louis and Herb to the train. They went to Missouri Valley to a poltry convention. I staid in town until they came back from the Valley.
Thursday, Apr. 13 - We hauled out nine loads of manure. It is very windy and cold.
Friday, Apr. I4 - We hauled out four loads of manure and ground a lot of oats and a little corn. Suzy droped a heifer calf. It is still cold.
Saturday, Apr. 15 - We hauled out two loads of manure, cleaned out the stables. After dinner Ma, Millie, Louis and I went to town. Coming home it rained quite smart.
Sunday, Apr. 16 - Wm. McKnight and wife of Dunlap was here visiting. Herb Burk. and Amy also were here. Millie was to S.S.
Monday, Apr. 17 - Louis commenced to plow today but had a good bit of trouble to get his plow to scour. A nice sow died this evening. Louis burned the meadow this afternoon. I chored around some.
Tuesday, Apr. 18 - Louis plowed all day. I burned the hog that died. After dinner I went to town, Wm. Burkholder went with me. I got paint to paint the rooms. Paint, brushes and dyes $7.15.
Wednesday, Apr. 19 - It rained all day and blew pretty strong all day. The girls and I painted at the east room. one gal. dark brown for wood one gal. light for east room one gal. Colonial Yellow west room 1/2 gal. blue ) mixed for ceiling 1/2 gal. white)
Thursday, Apr. 20 - It snowed, rained and blowed all day and is cold. The girls and I painted in the east room.
Friday, Apr. 21 - Louis was to town. It rained some today and is cold. I finished painting the east room. Albert Vining was here to buy hay.
Saturday, Apr. 22 - Louis and I was to town. Louis sent for 100 Minorca eggs for hatching $5.00. I paid interest, $56.00, on note to I. A. DeCou due April 30th and gave him a new note due in five years for seven hundred dollars at 8% interest.
Sunday, Apr. 23 - Louis and Herb went to town. They drove Doll and Bettie. Louis and the girls were to S. S. I was over to Wm. Burkholder's near all day visiting.
Monday, Apr. 24 - Louis plowed all day. Albert Vining came for hay. I helped him to haul it over to his barn. He got a ton for six dollars. Millie and I painted this afternoon in the east room.
Tuesday, Apr. 25 - Louis plowed until noon. It then rained and blew heavy all afternoon. We painted some today.
Wednesday, Apr. 26 - It rained during the night and today it rained and snowed and hailed at intervals during the entire day. We painted in the west room.
Thursday, Apr. 27 - Louis plowed all day. Millie and I painted in the west room finished it. This evening Louis and Herb went to town.
Friday, Apr. 28 - It rained again this morning. Louis plowed a quarter of a day. We separated the pigs to wean them from the sows.
Saturday, Apr. 29 - Louis plowed all day and I chored around until noon. I then went to town. Wm. Burk. went with me.
Sunday, Apr. 30 - It rained all day a little at intervals and still cold.
Monday, May 1, 1893 - Louis plowed all day and finished the stubble. I and the girls cleaned and white washed the sellar. After dinner I went to town for coal and kerosene.
Tuesday, May 2 - Louis plowed the garden then started the disc over the fall plowing. Topsy droped a horse colt last night in the pasture. It is lively and spry. I painted a little and chored around the yards. The girls washed and white washed and cleaned up the sellar and dyed some carpet rags.
Wednesday, May 3 - Louis finished discing fall plowing, then harrowed until 4 o'clock. Him and I then went to town. He got 46 eggs from R. F. Hatch of Shaller, Iowa. Expressage 40 cents. We got posts and boards to fence in the windmill.
Thursday, May 4 - It rained near all day. I painted light stripes around the panels of the doors on east and west rooms. Louis was to town this afternoon and got his 100 eggs from Cole, Athens, Penn. $5.00, express $1.40. We put up new shades.
Friday, May 5 - Louis disced the lower timothy and clover pasture to plow it for corn. He had Bettie hitched up today. I did not do much.
Saturday, May 6 - Louis harrowed near all day. Still very cold, a heavy frost this morning. I was to town, took a setting of Minorca eggs to N. Dale.
Sunday, May 7 - Louis and Millie was to S.S. Ma and I was over to Burkholder to visit.
Monday, May 8 - It rained during the night and until noon. Too wet to do anything and is still cold. Louis was to town this evening.
Tuesday, May 9 - Louis plowed about seven hours. The young colt got in the run. We had to take a rope down and pull him out. He is all right. Millie and I painted in the kitchen today. Mr. Burkholder, Amy and Herbert were here this evening for a visit.
Wednesday, May 10 - Louis harrowed until noon, after dinner we put the planter and check rower together, shelled seed, he then planted sixteen rows. It is raining this evening and blowing very heavy and is quite warm. Ma was up to Reiff's visiting. Bertha brought her with the road cart and Old Bill.
Thursday, May 11 - It rained during last night. L. thought it was too wet to plant so he plowed all day except about an hour that it rained. The wind blew our cattle shed and privy all to pieces last night. I painted a border and finished in the kitchen. We made a box and set three hens tonight.
Friday, May 12 - Louis planted all day. I was to town, Bertha and Millie were with me. I received a letter from sister Emma that our brother, Mahlon, was very sick and not expected to live. After I got home H. Richardson brought me a telegram that Mahlon died last evening. Topsy bred to Card's horse.
Saturday, May 13 - Louis planted all day. I was to town. Ma went with me as far as Charley Davis'. She visited with Mrs. Davis until I came back from, town.
Sunday, May 14 - We were all to S. S. and to meeting. Mr. Ward preached.
Monday, May 15 - Louis finished the middle piece (planting) at noon. I made a fence around the mill tower and helped Louis some. He disced the north piece of clover sod.
Tuesday, May 16 - Louis planted until three o'clock. Then he went on to plow on the south piece and harrowed near all day. Finished the piece west of the grove. I was down to John Yount's to see Wm. McNight, he is putting up a windmill for J. Yount. Louis went to town this eve.
Wednesday, May 17 - Louis plowed all day. I harrowed until noon on the middle piece. After dinner I went to town, Bertha went with me and staid to sew for Mrs. W. H. DeCou.
Thursday, May 18 - Louis finished plowing the S. clover piece. Gig Hawley castrated two colts for us today. I cleaned colt's stable.
Friday, May 19 - Louis planted the south niece. I harrowed it. We finished this evening at 7 o'clock.
Saturday, May 20 - Louis and I harrowed on the middle piece. He went to Paul Bostwick's farm and got 1/2 a load of gravel for the hens. I was to town with the r. cart, the girls came home with the cart and I came back with Louis.
Sunday, May 21 - Louis and the girls were to S.S. Louis and I cleaned out the hog watering barrels and put in a service cock in place of the enterprise valve.
Monday, May 22 - It rained last night and all day today. Too wet to do anything.
Tuesday, May 23 - We planted potatoes and Louis and I dug a new privy and put the house the wind blew off, back again. It is badly broken.
Wednesday, May 24 - Louis and I planted some in the garden. We then fixed fence to keep Lowrey's cattle out of our pasture. Ma, Bertha and I were to town. Louis, our girls, Minnie, Lulu, Harold and Paul Reiff, Herbert and Amy Burk. went fishing this evening. It turned cold this evening.
Thursday, May 25 - It was very cold today. Louis planted S. potatoes and tomatoes and made fence, choring around in general. It is raining this evening. Herb and Amy were here this evening. They got 30 eggs for hatching. G. L. Chapman was here awhile today.
Friday, May 26 - Louis cleaned and white washed the hen houses and worked some in the garden. I put the roof onto the privy and fixed it up again. The wind had demolished it. Louis had Mark out on the road to exercise him. Louis and the girls went to Burk. this evening.
Saturday, May 27 - We run the disc over a part of the meadow that the dirt was washed over it so that it killed the grass and is very weedy. After discing it thoroughly, we sowed millet and harrowed it. Louis harrowed the lower piece of corn. This afternoon I was to town.
Sunday, May 28 - This was a fine day. It rained a very little after dinner. Ma, the girls and I were up to Dunlap visiting with Wm. McKnight and wife. The girls stayed there.
Monday, May 29 - Louis and I finished harrowing the lower piece of corn the second time. Louis then harrowed the potatoes and I ground oats and corn for pig feed. After dinner we done some harrowing on the middle piece but the corn is up and we thought we would do more damage than good so we stoped harrowing. Louis then worked in the garden.
Tuesday, May 30 - We made a small hen coop and chored around. After dinner Louis and I went to town and brought the girls home with us. "Dell" droped a mare colt last night.
Wednesday, May 31 - I was to town this morning to pay interest for F. M. Hoyer on note in the First National Bank $32. The Board of Trustees met at James Collins'. A health board to take action on a case of scarlet fever at Mrs. Carrie DeCou's. Louis worked in the young grove near all day. Miss Estella Watkins was here visiting today.
Thursday, June 1, 1893 - I took Ma up to James Tuttle to visit. Louis cultivated the young trees and planted some maple seed. This afternoon he went to mill and to town to get some tin pipes made for a new brooder. I fixed up the front yard fence and gate.
Friday, June 2 - Louis and I were to town. We took Bettie and Topsy in to Card's horse, but did not take him. Louis weighed Bettie, 1200 lbs. Topsy 1130 lbs. Topsy's colt 30 days old 230 lbs. After dinner it rained. I work at making a new brooder. Louis helped some.
Saturday , June 3 - Louis began to cultivate on the middle piece. Herb Burk. and I were to town. We took the girls up to Watkins and came around that way and brought them home again. It rained quite a bit this evening. Mr. Damery got a ton of hay but did not pay for it. Damery owes $6.00 for hay.
Sunday, June 4 - Louis anal the girls were to S.S. It rained last night and a little today.
Monday, June 5 - It was too wet to cultivate this morning. H. Burkholder got a ton of hay but did not pay for it. Owes $6.00. Louis cultivated this afternoon. I worked at the brooder. Damery paid me for his hay.
Tuesday, June 6 - Louis cultivated all day. I planted a little Pride of the North corn where the squirrels tools it and hoed some morning glories and worked some at brooder run and trimmed some trees.
Wednesday, June 7 - Louis cultivated near all the forenoon. I made fence until noon. Louis helped me awhile this morning. After dinner we cleaned out the well. The girls helped us, We then made a new pump bed. The old one was very bad rotted.
Thursday, June 8 - Louis cultivated all day. I made a run to the new brooder which is also near finished. The well at the house we cleaned out yesterday is very slow giving us water.
Friday, June 9 - It rained off and on all day. Louis and I took Dell to town and bred to Card's horse, Vernon. Wm. Burk. went to town with us.
Saturday, June 10 - It rained heavy last night. It is too wet to cultivate today. Louis was up to see Geo. Reiff. I was to town. Louis worked in the garden, and hoed in the north niece of corn.
Sunday, June 11 - Amy, our girls, Herb, Louis and J. Yount and his wife all were over to the river. Wm. Burk. was here all day. They were all here to dinner and supper.
Monday, June 12 - Louis cultivated all day. I hoed some in the corn and put new wire netting on a screen door and painted the door going in sellar.
Tuesday, June 13 - Louis broke his cultivator tongue so that he lost about an hour and a half. I went to town for a tongue, the girls went along. Millie stayed, Bertha came home with me. I bought a screen door to put in the front door.
Wednesday, June 14 - Louis cultivated all day. It was very hot today, he could not work very much. I put the new tongue in the Ajax cultivator and hung up the screen door and chored some. Dex foaled a mare colt.
Thursday, June 15 - Louis cultivated until noon when it commenced to rain and rained all afternoon, the heaviest this spring. Dex foaled last night, a mare colt very weak in the hind legs.
Friday, June 16 - It was too wet to cultivate. L. was to town. Herb went with him. Bertha, Herb and Amy went to town this evening to attend commencement. Millie came home with them.
Saturday, June 17 - Louis cultivated all day. I chored and tended to Dex's colt. It cannot get up to suck without help. I do not think we can save it as it is weak behind.
Sunday, June 18 - Louis, Herb, the girls and Amy were over to Knapp's meadow and got a lot of strawberries. They were all to S. S. The little colt is the same.
Monday, June 19 - Louis cultivated the potatoes, then commenced second time in the corn. I mowed grass and weeds around the house yard. The colt cannot stand up yet. I think it will not get good. It was very warm today.
Tuesday, June 20 - Louis cultivated all day. I ground corn, oats for feed and wheat for graham flour.
Wednesday, June 21 - Louis cultivated about half a day. It rained all afternoon, heavy. I made a hammock.
Thursday, June 22 - It was too wet to cultivate. We took out the manure packing and cleaned out the tank, it was very dirty. Louis cultivated this afternoon. The little colt has a lump between the forelegs, which opened, and a bloody matter came out.
Friday, June 23 - Louis cultivated until noon. It then rained heavy for a while. 'We then went to town and bred Bettie to Card's horse, Vernon. I sent $30 to Wood's bank for service fees for three colts. We castrated our boar, Dan. Herb helped us.
Saturday, June 24 - Louis took Dell to town this morning very early and bred her to Card's horse, Vernon. He then cultivated all day. Ma, Millie and I were to town this afternoon.
Sunday, June 25 - Louis and the girls were to S. S. I was feeling bad all day.
Monday June 26 - Louis finished the middle niece the second tire through at noon. He sprinkled the potatoe vines with 'Paris Green. Ma and I were to town this evening. We took the cream can in, sold to the Creamery for $2.25. Louis broke his cultivator tongue again.
Tuesday, June 27 - Louis cultivated all day. H. Burk. helped him with his team and cultivator all day. I mowed clover all day. Herb and his father were here and ground corn and oats yesterday.
Wednesday, June 28 - Louis cultivated the potatoes and garden and made fence to keep the cattle out of the young tree lot. I mowed all day, finished the clover at 6-1/2 o'clock.
Thursday, June 29 - Louis raked clover until noon. I turned it where it is the heaviest. After dinner Louis and Herb hauled up one load and I cocked up when it rained. We had to quit. I got a little wet.
Friday, June 30 - Louis and Herb hauled up five loads. Wm. Burkholder raked until noon. I am so lame in the back so that I cannot get around at all.
Saturday, July 1, 1893 - Louis and Herb hauled up five loads of clover when it rained so that they had to stop. Albert Vining raked until noon. The girls were to town with Topsy and the cart.
Sunday, July 2 - Louis and Herb hauled up four loads clover which finishes the haying for this time. The girls were to S.S. Amy was there.
Monday, July 3 - Louis commenced to lay by his corn. He cultivated all day. He killed Dex's colt as it could not help itself any more. Harold R. was here for the well windlas. He took our long heavy rope along.
Tuesday, July 4 - It rained quite smart during the night but cleared off this morning. Louis and the girls went to the celebration at Woodbine. Ma and I staid at home. I am geting better.
Wednesday, July 5 - Louis helped Albert Vining to put up hay all day. I am still lame in the back but am getting better. It looks very much for rain this evening and is very windy.
Thursday, July 6 - Louis cultivated all day. I am improving slowly.
Friday, July 7 - It rained this morning and hailed some. Louis cultivated this afternoon. Bertha and I was to town this afternoon. Deuel and his wife and Bertha stoped in this evening awhile on their way over to J. Peters.
Saturday, July 8 - Louis cultivated all day. Herb helped him with his team end cultivator this afternoon. I was to Logan at a director's meeting of the Harrison Co. Mutual Insurance Co. Wm. Burk. went with me. We had Herb's buggy and Dex and Duster.
Sunday, July 9 - We were all to meeting. This was a fine day.
Monday, July 10 - Louis and Herb cultivated all day. Vining borrowed one of our wagons to haul corn for Chambers. Lowrey's bull is in our pasture.
Tuesday, July 11 - Louis finished cultivating the corn at 10-1/2 o'clock and is laid by for this season. He cultivated the potatoes and he fixed the fence where Lowrey's cattle got into our pasture. He also worked some in the young tree lot.
Wednesday, July 12 - Louis hauled two loads shelled corn over to I. A. DeCou. I went over and settled with him for the corn he got last summer and what he got today, in all 586.54 bus. I was to town this evening. Herb went with me. We bought 12 lbs. twine from Herb at 10 cents (standard) I bought from Yeisley and Son 33 lbs. at 10 cents (hemp) Have five balls left over last year.
Thursday, July 13 - This was the hotest day. Thermometer at 104 degrees, in the shade. Louis cut some weeds in the tree lot. Wm. and Herb Burk. were here to grind their sythe.
Friday, July 14 - Louis took Dell and Bettie to town to the horse but no go. Herb went with him. He then mowed awhile in the hog lot when he broke the pitman. Herb and him brought in a load and toped out one of the clover stacks.
Saturday July 15 - I was to Dunlap for a new pitman but it is too short so I had to go to Woodbine. I could get none there so I took the broken one to 'Walt Kellogg to get fixed.
Sunday, July 16 - I was down to see Ed Balenger. He is sick and needs assistance from the county. I spent four hours. Louis and the girls were to S. S. Herb and Amy were here. Wm. Burk. went with me.
Monday, July 17 - I was to town this morning for the -pitman. After dinner I went over to see John Flinn about calling a meeting of the Trustees to take action on Ed Balenger's. I then went to Wm. Probasco, from there to James Collins. Wm. Burk. went with me. I made six hours.
Tuesday, July 18 - Louis mowed around the oats yesterday. Today he worked in tile garden and tree lot. I fixed the buggy break and this afternoon I was over to the S. house to a Trustee's meeting. We granted Ed Ballanger $1.50 per week for six weeks .I made four hours. Herb helped to get out the binder this eve.
Wednesday, July 19 - Louis ground oats and corn for feed. After dinner, him and Herb hauled up three loads of oats he cut for hay. G. L. Chapman and family were here visiting today. There was also an agent for Pages Woven Wire Fence Company, Adrian, Michigan. Thursday, July 20 - Louis cut oats from 9 o'clock until noon with three horses. After dinner, Sammy DeCou cane to ride so he took four horses. Herb shock the oats. I was to Dunlap to get the harvester neck yoke fixed and, I returned the pitman I had bought M. C. Daly's. Bertha was to Woodbine this afternoon. Mr. Crow was here soliciting provisions for the soldiers reunion.
Friday, July 21 - The boys cut oats all day. I painted one side of the end of the crib. Sammy's ponie got out in the corn field. We could not catch him. After supper he came up into the stable where he was tied.
Saturday, July 22 - The boys cut oats all day. I put on the boards and I painted the S. end of the east crib. I was to town this evening. Gave Kibler Bros. a note for $103.91 for one year.
Sunday, July 23 - Wm., Herbert and Amy Burkholder were here all day. The boys made ice cream. We had a good time. We were all to S. S. Harry Yount came after supper.
Monday, July 24 - The boys finished cuting and shocking our oats at 3-1/2 o'clock. Herb and Louis shelled corn for feed. Bertha drove the horse. I paid Sammy $1.85 three and one-fourth days. Mr. & Mrs. Yount were here awhile this afternoon. I am lame in the back again so that I cannot get along.
Tuesday, July 25 - Louis hauled out 3 loads of manure. Ma. Bertha and I were to town. It rained some.
Wednesday, July 26. - Louis hauled out 2 loads of manure. He then went out and shocked up what the wind blew over. I hoed the weeds from around the grainery and cleaned out the stables. I am geting better but am still lame in my arm.
Thursday, July 27 - It rained all forenoon some. Louis fixed the fence at the upper corn field. After dinner we went to town. Herb went with us. Mrs. Yount was here this afternoon.
Friday, July 28 - Louis chored around this forenoon. After dinner we took a load (49 bus) of oats to town, sold to Mr. Young at the livery barn for 25 cents per bushel. I paid J.A. Boise in full. Louis and the girls went to the Alliance Festival this evening.
Saturday, July 29 - Louis and I went to town to meet J.S. Wingert. We took 43 bus. oats with us, sold to Mr. Shinn. We left it at the mill to be ground for him. Jake W. came and we are having a fine visit with him.
Sunday, July 30 - Jake, Louis and I were up to see George Reiff but he was not at home. We took him to the train at four o'clock. He could not stay longer. We met Mr. Reiff and family on our way to town so that Jake saw Reiff before he left. The girls were to S. S. Herb went with us to town.
Monday, July 31 - Louis hauled out six loads of manure. I took down the fence that was around the strawstack and fixed up the feed rack and was up to Mungen's to see the see the threshers.
Tuesday, Aug. 1 - Louis hauled out seven loads of manure. I chored around some and went to town this afternoon.
Wednesday, Aug. 2 - We all went to Woodbine to the soldiers reunion. Louis hauled out one load manure.
Thursday, Aug. 3 - Louis cleaned out the hen house and cut up some wood. I cleaned out the stables. After dinner the girls Louis and I went to the reunion again. I came home with Mr. Kirkhom. The others staid for the evening.
Friday, Aug. 4 - Louis hauled out seven loads of manure and ground a lot of oats and corn for pig feed. I helped him all day.
Saturday, Aug. 5 - We cleaned out the grainery and corn crib. After dinner I went to town. I brought ice to make ice cream. We shelled some corm after I came from town, Millie drove the horse for us. Wm Burk. was with me to town.
Sunday, Aug. 6 - Louis, Ma and the girls were to S. S. They then drove around to tell the help that we are going to thresh tomorro.
Monday, Aug. 7 - We commenced to thresh 7 � o'clock and finished at 4 � PM. They then threshed some for Mr. Kirkham. Louis is helping him. I was to town this Morning brought oil for threshers. We got 527 bus. oats 57 bus. of wheat.
Tuesday, Aug. 8 - I cleaned up and put up the fences that was taken down for threshing and I patched up the roof of the stable with shingles. Louis helped Kirkham all day. They did not finish. I was to town this evening, took plumbs in to S. L. Jefferson.
Wednesday, Aug. 9 - Louis threshed some at Kirkhams, then he helped John Chambers which makes us even with Chambers in change work. I painted the bob sled.
Thursday, Aug. 10 - Louis helped Damery thresh, they got done at noon. It rained today some. I was to town.
Friday, Aug. 11 - Louis and I built a fence around the straw stack and chored around the yard. Chas. Davis has started to move his house over to the old Butler farm which he bought a year ago.
Saturday, Aug. 12 - Louis ground feed and chored around. Ma and I were to town.
Sunday, Aug. 13 - We were all visiting over to Burkholders, We had ice cream. Millie got sick and Ma had headache so we went home early. Louis and Bertha stayed the evening.
Monday, Aug. 14 - Louis mowed weeds over at the intended fish pond. I was to town this afternoon. It rained heavy this afternoon.
Tuesday, Aug 15 - It rained near all day. Louis went to town with Herb.
Wednesday, Aug. 16 - Louis worked at building a fish pond. Herb is helping him. I wheeled dirt in the dry well to make room to stack hay.
Thursday, Aug. 17 - Louis and Herbert worked at the pond all day. I worked some at filling in the well. I was over to Burks, awhile this evening but he was not at home. Wm. Davis broke the rod at Mill.
Friday, Aug. 18 - Louis and Herbert worked at the pond all day. Wm. Burk and I were to Dunlap to get a piece of Mill rod and a coupling to fix the Mill. Geo. and Mrs. Reiff, Mrs and Mr. Damery, Amy and Mr. Burk were here to supper. Mrs. Davis was here all day visiting Chas. Davis owes for breaking the Mill one dollar.
Saturday, Aug. 19 - Louis and I shelled corn Herb helped us. We then went to Woodbine, Bertha went with us. Nellie DeCou came home with us. Louis and I spliced the actuating? (ackerating) rod of the wind Mill this morning.
Sunday, Aug. 20 - The boys and girls and Nellie went to S. S. Ma and I staid at home. They took Nellie home after S. S.
Monday, Aug. 21 - Louis and Herb worked at the pond all day. I finished puting the dirt in the dry well, now we can stack hay there. Mr. C. N. Cadwell came here this evening.
Tuesday, Aug. 22 - Louis and Herb worked at the pond until noon, when it rained so the boys went to town this afternoon. Louis brought some honey from N. Donaldson. Mr. Cadwell left this morning.
Wednesday, Aug. 23 - Louis and I was to town we brought 280 tile at one and a half cent apiece for the feeding of the fish pond. Ma was visiting up at H. Yount's Bertha and I fetched her with buggy.
Thursday, Aug. 24 - Louis and Herb plowed and scraped at the ditch until noon. They then went at it with the spades. I laid tile towards evening.
Friday, Aug. 25 - Louis and Herb worked in the ditch all day. I helped some. There are now 100 tile laid.
Saturday, Aug. 26 - Louis and Herb in the ditch all day. I went with Wm. Burkholder to Logan to the Populus Convention. It rained some this evening before we got home.
Sunday, Aug. 27 - Louis and the girls were to S. S. Herb Amy and Yeager's two children were here after S. S.
Monday, Aug. 28 - Louis and Herb built a dam and finished laying the tile. I covered the pipe. Ma and I went to town this afternoon. Mr. F. Jordon stoped in on his way home to see our steers, he wanted to buy them. M Vining paid for Cream Can.
Tuesday, Aug. 29 - Louis and Herb commenced to hay. Louis mowed near all day. Herb ground oats pease corn and wheat then he raked and bunched some hay. Mrs. May Yeager and her three children and Amy Burk. were here all day.
Wednesday, Aug. 30 - Louis mowed until noon, Herb plowed a little while, the dew was on. He then raked and we all bunched. J. Tuttle and wife were here this evening.
Thursday, Aug. 31 - The boys hauled up three loads of hay, put in the shed. They raked and bunched up what was cut.
Friday, Sept. 1 - The boys hauled up three loads of hay, put in the shed. The wind blew too hard so the boys went to town this afternoon for ice for the picnic tomorro. I was to town this morning and this afternoon. I got 80 policies from Logan to sign and sent them back this evening mail.
Saturday Sept. 2 - We all event to the picnic down in W. H. DeCou's grove. We had a nice time. (S. S. picnic)
Sunday, Sept. 3 - Louis and Herb was to town. The girls were to S. S.
Monday, Sept. 4 - The boys hauled up three loads, one on clover stack two in the shed. Then Louis mowed until 5 � P. M., when he broke the sicyle. Herb plowed until 4P.M., he then raked and bunched some, I helped. Herb got a load of hay, his father fetched it this evening.
Tuesday, Sept. 5 - Herb snaped two rows of corn. Louis Mowed, Herb raked, we then all bunched until noon. After dinner we all except Bertha went to W. The boys went to a chicken meeting.
Wednesday, Sept. 6 - The boys hauled up four loads in stack No 3. After dinner Louis mowed and broke the pitman at 4 P.M. Herb raked and bunched. I went to town got pitman fixed at Kelloggs.
Thursday, Sept. 7 - Louis mowed all day. Herb raked and bunched and I helped all day.
Friday, Sept 8 - The boys hauled up five loads, four in the shed, one in the barn. They also raked the hay in the south east corner and I bunched it up. Ma and I was to town this evening.
Saturday, Sept. 9 - The boys hauled up five loads of hay, four and a half in stack No 4 and half a load in the barn. I was to Logan to attend J. W. Stocker's funeral.
Sunday, Sept. 10 - The girls were to S. S. Louis went with the boys down to see them play ball. Monday, Sept. 11 - The boys hauled up two loads of hay put in the barn and hauled a load of dirt from the road in to the hen house. After dinner Louis Mowed clover. Herb and his father with two teams brought two loads of hay which Herb brought from us at six dollars a ton. I was down to Reiffs visiting.
Tuesday, Sept. 12 - Louis mowed clover all day. Herbert and his father brought a load of hay which makes 4 loads he got at $4.00 per load. I was to town with plums and eggs.
Wednesday, Sept. 13 - We all went to the harvest picnic except Ma. Gen. J. B. Weaver made a good populist speech.
Thursday, Sept. 14 - Louis and Herb hauled up two loads of hay put in stack No. 5. I took Bertha to town she is going to sew for Mrs. Wm. Tuttle a few days. After dinner Louis and I brought up 7 cocks of hay which finished our haying. We snaped two rows corn and picked out 154 ears for seed.
Friday, Sept. 15 - Louis dug some potatoes and chored around. I stired plumbeclter.
Saturday, Sept. 16 - Louis and I gathered seed corn this morning and went and went to town this afternoon. Bertha came home with us. We sold eight head of hogs to W. H. DeCou at $5.75 we had a heavy frost this morning.
Sunday, Sept. 17 - The girls were to S. S. Louis and I was to town and brought Harry Wingert, He stoped to visit, he was at the Worlds Fair since the first of Sept.
Monday, Sept. 18 - We ground oats corn and peas for pigs and chicken feed. We then chored around some and visited with Harry.
Tuesday, Sept. 19 - Louis and I each hauled a load eight head 1685 lbs sold to W. H. DeCou at $5.75 Harry went to town with us. I was up to see H. Yount, he was not at home. I paid my threshing bill to Mrs. H. Yount 527 bus oats and 57 bus wheat $12.82 in full.
Wednesday, Sept. 20 - We done nothing much but visit with Harry. Afternoon we went to town. Harry went away with the four o'clock train for Westpoint where he is at home working in Thompsons drug store. I paid $17.35 in Bank for taxes.
Thursday, Sept. 21 - Louis put up a wire mesh fence and fixed the hen house for to keep the different hens separate. I helped some.
Friday, Sept. 22 - Louis hauled ground (dirt) in to the hen house and south of the house. After dinner we went to town and brought two loads 3490 lbs S. coal at $3.75 per ton.
Saturday, Sept. 23 - Louis hauled two loads of 3920 lbs S. Coal. I was over to Magnolia to a Masonic Reunion. H. C. Harschbarger and I went together with W. H. DeCou's team.
Sunday, Sept. 24 - Louis and Herb were nuting. I was to Wm Evens funeral to Woodbine. No one was to S. S. The Grand Army buried Evens. Monday, Sept. 25 - Louis worked around until noon, we then both brought a load 3440 lbs of S. Coal from Matthews and Kling.
Tuesday, Sept. 26 - Louis raked the clover into windrows. Ma, Bertha and I were to town. We bought a bookcase.
Wednesday, Sept. 27 - Louis stacked the clover for seed. Albert Vining helped him. I worked all day at making chicken coops for exhibiting chickens at the fair.
Thursday, Sept. 28 - Louis and Vining finished stacking the clover at noon. I worked all day at the chicken Coops.
Friday, Sept. 29 - It rained all day. I worked at the Coops all day. Louis helped me a good bit. G. E. Reiff was here this eve.
Saturday, Sept. 30 - Louis worked on the road with a team all day. I was to town for more, stuff to finish the Coops. I brought a book case that the girls bought. I worked at the Coops this eve. Reiff was here to dinner.
Sunday, Oct. 1 - Louis and I snaped four rows of corn in the south piece. I finished the coops this morning. Louis was over to Nelson Donaldson this evening.
Monday, Oct. 2 - Herb Burk worked on the road with our team for Louis so that he could get things in shape to be able to go to the M. V. fair tomorro, I was over to center school house to a trustees Meeting to settle with the road supervisors. Time ten hours.
Tuesday, Oct. 3 - Louis and Herb went to M. V. fair. I fixed up the old hen house and chored around. A. Vining came over and milked our cows.
Wednesday, Oct. 4 - Vining milked this morning and this evening. I boarded up the south end of the cribs with shiplap. Mr. Ward, the preacher from Woodbine, was here to supper. The girls went with him down to the school house where he preaches this evening. I husked four rows of corn. (south piece)
Thursday, Oct. 5 - Millie, Bertha and Amy went to M. V. fair. Ma went with us when I took them to the depot. I brought 1190 lbs coal along. Vining done the Milking this morning and evening. He also helped Donaldson thresh in Louis place. It is raining this evening.
Friday, Oct. 6 - I cleaned out the stables and chored around. The girls came home this morning. Mrs. James and Mrs. William Tuttle and Mrs. Damery were here visiting today. Vining milked
Saturday, Oct. 7 - I chored around some and was to town this afternoon Louis and Herb came home this after noon from the fair well pleased with their trip. We all, except Ma, were in the Opery Hall and heard Mr. Hull, Populist, speak, Gen. Weaver's son whistle and sing.
Sunday, Oct. 8 - Louis and the girls were to S. S. Mr. Kirkham was here awhile. Wm. McKnight and wife was here visiting. Herb was here to supper.
Monday, Oct. 9 - Louis worked all day on the road with a team. I fixed up the cribs and nailed on the ends shiplap to make them tight. I hulled a bushel of walnuts.
Tuesday, Oct. 10 - Louis plowed a little to scour his plow he then began at the potatoes. I husked six rows of corn on the lower piece. I was also down to Reiff's, a meeting of Trustees was held there to settle with Reiff as road supervisor as he did, Ma was down to Reiff's too. Trustees made three hours.
Wednesday, Oct. 11 - Louis work at the potatoes all day. I helped him some and one of the girls helped him. I was over to Peter Campbell this afternoon, to see him about insuring in the Harrison County Mutual.
Thursday, Oct. 12 - Louis worked at the potatoes. I was to Logan at the annual Insurance meeting.
Friday, Oct. 13 - We fixed up the fence in the hog yards which was pretty well dilapidated. I then painted the ends of the cribs that I had shiplaped. Louis was down to see after the fish pond ditch which is not filled in yet.
Saturday, Oct. 14 - I husked six rows of corn on the lower piece, Louis gathered up the old iron and rubber shoes and some chickens, took them to town. Mrs. Reiff, Ma and I went to town. The girls stayed at Reiff's until we come back.
Sunday, Oct. 15 - Louis was the only one that was to S. S. George Reiff was here this afternoon. Louis was over to Burks today.
Monday, Oct. 16 - I husked 14 rows of corn on the lower piece. Louis works at the potato sellor & put in some potatoes. He was up to Reiffs & brought a boar hog from him at $10.
Tuesday, Oct. 17 - Louis a I built a boar pen and husked twelve rows of corn on the lower piece.
Wednesday, Oct. 18 - Louis & I husked 36 rows of corn on the south piece. Sammy De Cau, was here to tell Louis to help them thresh.
Thursday, Oct. 19 - Louis husked 10 rows & I husk 8 rows which finished the lower or south piece. After dinner Louis & I went to W. town and brought a load of lumber to build a hog house . There is another load to be brought. The whole of the lumber to cost $40.
Friday, Oct. 20 - Louis brought another load of lumber. I made a pig crate & put a roof on boar pen. After dinner we both commenced work on a new hog house we worked at it all afternoon.
Saturday, Oct. 21 - Louis helped I. A. De Cou thresh today. I worked some at the hog house. Ma and Bertha were to town.
Sunday, Oct. 22 - Louis & the girls were to S. S. Herb Burk. came home with Louis. Wm Burkholder was here visiting all afternoon. Harrison Yount was here to say he will thresh our clover tomorro afternoon.
Monday, Oct. 23 - Louis & I worked awhile at the hog house & chored around. At two o'clock the threshers came & threshed about nine bus. of unlearned clover seed. It was late when we quit. Herb Burk & Mr. Kirkham, helped.
Tuesday, Oct. 24 - Louis & I worked at the hog house until noon. Mr. Yount came at two o'clock we then run some of the clover hulin? through the thresher. We go about half a bus. out of three wagon boxes full of hulin? We thought it wouldn't pay so we quit. Louis & Herb then castrated some pigs.
Wednesday, Oct. 25 - Louis helped Geo. Reiff all day to thresh. I put the roof on the hog house. It rained a little this afternoon.
Thursday, Oct. 26 - Louis helped thresh at G. Reiff 's until noon. He then went to town brought his fish 1 home that the fish commislouer sent him. Expressage was $1.40. I worked some at the hog house & chored around some, Pat White and James Hays were here today, electionering.
Friday, Oct. 27 - Louis & I husked eight rows for feed on the middle piece. He then worked at the ditch. I ground oats, peas, & corn mixed. It rained very little today.
Saturday, Oct. 28 - Louis worked at the ditch leading to the pond until noon. I shiplaped at the eastside of the east crib. After dinner Ma & I went to town. We got the carpet & left 25 yds. at Kibler's store to sell for us. Louis chored around the yard this afternoon & fetched a boar pig from Reiffs paid $10.00 f or him.
Sunday, Oct. 20 - I took down the fence between the pasture & the lower corn field. Louis & I turned the cattle in the stalks.
Monday, Oct. 30 - Louis husked fourteen rows on the middle piece. I fixed up the fence and made a piece new on the north side of the calf yard.
Tuesday, Oct 31 - Louis husked fourteen rows. Millie and I were to town and Mill. Millie took the first series of lessons in painting in oil colors with Mertie Ford in Woodbine. This evening Mr. Lowrey's wife and Austin were here visiting. Also Herb and Amy Burk., they were all here until late.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1883 - Louis husked twelve rows on the middle piece. I worked at the hog house. I.A. Dc Cau was here he wanted two steers for his bull and fifteen (15) dollars but I could not trade that way.
Thursday, Nov. 2 - Louis husked fourteen rows. I worked awhile at the hog house. Wm. Burkholder brought me the election papers & books at about eleven o'clock I then hitched up and went over to the John Peters school house No.I. Wm. Burkholder put them on three other school houses. I made four hours.
Friday, Nov. 3 - Louis husked six rows & took up the cabbage & beets and put them away for use in winter. I did nothing being sick. The girls were to town.
Thursday, Nov. 4 � Louis husked twelve rows, I chored around a little after dinner. I went over to the center school house to Trustees meeting to put up the booths & fixings for election. Time four hours.
Sunday, Nov. 5 - Louis & the girls were to S. S. I was visiting at Wm Burkholder. Dr. Ed Giddings and Wm Porter were here quite awhile this afternoon.
Monday, Nov. 6 - Louis took twenty fine old hens to town, sold to Honaker at 4 1/2 cents a pound, I went with him to town, after dinner he husked eight rows of corn. Bertha helped him.
Tuesday, Nov. 7 - Louis husked eight rows. He then went over to the polls to vote. I was there as one of the election judges.
Wednesday, Nov 8 - Louis hushed twelve rows, I came home from counting the votes at six o'clock this morning. I then vent to Logan with the poll books Wm. Burk. went with me. The Republican got everything this fall.
Thursday, Nov. 9 - Louis husked fourteen rows. Bertha helped him some. I husked two rows on the north piece west of the house. Afternoon I did not feel well enough to husk.
Friday, Nov. 10 - Louis hushed twelve rows & he made a K emulsion & dipped the chickens in the upper hen house. The girls both helped him. I made a stretcher for Millie. And fixed the fence to wean the pigs.
Saturday, Nov. 11 - Louis husked eight rows. Millie & I were to town this afternoon. It snowed all afternoon, the first of the season.
Sunday, Nov. 12 - Louis & the girls were to S.S. Herb was here to supper, I was visiting at Kirkhams.
Monday, Nov. 13 - Louis husked twelve rows, 1 husked four rows on the piece west of the house. I was down to a Trustees meeting at the center school house to break the tie between Dougal and Burkholder for J .P. 4 hours.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 - Louis hushed fourteen rows, I husked two rows east of the house. The girls took my team to go to town. I helped Louis a little. I fixed a place to feed the pigs. The young folks all went to the Lyceum in school house east of here.
Wednesday, Nov.15 � Louis husked fourteen rows. Bertha helped this afternoon. I husked eight rows.
Thursday, Nov. 16 � Louis husked twelve rows. I husked ten on the piece west of the house. Louis was up to see Austin Lowrey this evening. This was a very fine day.
Friday, Nov. 17 � Louis husked twelve rows, I husked eight rows on the west side of the house.
Saturday, Nov. 18 � Louis husked four rows, he then went to town with 5 cockrells to sell but did not sell any. Millie went with him to town. I husked ten rows & cleaned out the stables and fetched straw to bed the horses. This evening there was a party of young folks here, Harold & Lulu Reiff, Herb & Amy Burk. John Yount and wife, Willie Tuttle, Stella Watkins, Austin Lowrey, they enjoyed themselves immencely.
Sunday, Nov. 19 � Louis & the girls were over to Burkholder's from there they went to S.S.
Monday, Nov. 20 � Louis husked fourteen rows. Millie helped him. I husked twelve rows west of the house.
Tuesday, Nov. 21 � Louis husked four rows and I husked six rows which finishes our husking for this fall. After dinner Louis & I went over to E. Rankins sale. Ma and Millie were to town. Kirkham paid for Bull service for one calf.
Wednesday, Nov. 22 � Louis did not feel well he took cold so he did not do much today. I was down to Logan to a Directors Meeting of Mutual Insurance Association. I got my money for Trustees work for this year. I also got W.H. Burks and gave it to him this evening.
Thursday, Nov. 23 � Louis went around and fixed up the fences, and turned the cattle and some of the horses into the stalks. We put straw into the hog pens for beding also for calves.
Friday, Nov. 24 � We packed the hog waters and the tank with manure to keep them from freezing.
Saturday, Nov. 25 � Louis, the girls and I were to town today. Herb & Amy came over this evening. They were all practicing writing this eve. I paid Herbert in full to date. $31.50
Sunday, Nov. 26 � Louis & the girls were to S.S. It snowed a good bit but rained some with it.
Monday, Nov. 27 � Louis was to town & to see Williamson's hen house. I nailed stripes of tin on the cracks on the tank roof. Louis & the girls went to the theater in town this evening.
Tuesday, Nov. 28 � Louis worked at tacking on the walls of the hen houses tared paper to keep them warm. Millie & I were to town. Louis, Herb & the girls went to the Lyceum this evening. It rained a little today. It is very damp.
Wednesday, Nov. 29 � Louis & I tacked tar paper in the hen houses but did not finish it. It was cloudy now for several days.
Thursday, Nov. 30 � It snowed some last night and until noon today. Herb came over & him & Louis went out guning awhile. We packed the sellor windows.
Friday, Dec. 1, 1893 � We done nothing today but the chores. Louis put straw in all the hog sheds & for the horses & calves. It was cold & cloudy.
Saturday, Dec. 2 � It snowed a good bit last night. Louis and the girls went to town in the sleigh, the first sleighing this winter. I put tin stripes on the cracks on the tank roof to keep out the snow & cold.
Sunday, Dec. 3 � Millie, Ma and I were to S.S. and meeting. Mr. Ward preached. Louis stayed at home.
Monday, Dec. 4 � Louis & I run all over wheat through the faning mill today. Herb borrowed our sled to go to Dunlap. It is so cloudy & warm, looks for rain. Mr Kirkham was here, he wanted to sell a quarter of beef but I did not buy it.
Tuesday, Dec. 5 � Louis fixed some things at the grinder and ground some wheat for graham flour and oats & corn. I run about nine bushels of clover seed through the faning mill once and put the screenings through once more but got nothing that was worth anything. Louis, Herb, Amy, Bertha & Millie went over to the Lyceum this evening.
Wednesday, Dec. 6 � Louis & Herb went to town to take the train for Missouri Valley but the time was again changed so they missed the train, they came home and went guning, they got eight rabbits and six quail. I run the clover seed through the mill the second time, but did not get all foxtail seed out of it.
Thursday, Dec. 7 � Louis cleaned out the stable and hauled in straw to bed the horses & colts. I choped some wood & helped Louis some. Then Mr. Yount his wife & Mrs. Chambers came & visited with us. Mr. Chambers went home to haul cobs.
Friday, Dec. 8 � Louis made some dust boxes for his chickens. I worked at the clover and choped some wood. It rained a little & is warm.
Saturday, Dec. 9 � Millie & I was to town. Mat McKean came this evening with a two horse buggy Louis chored around some.
Sunday, Dec. 10 � Louis, Herb, the girls and Mat went to S.S. A sow bred. A ring in lower part of left ear.
Monday, Dec. 11 � We put the implements away this morning. We never left them stand out like this before. Mat went home today. Louis ground corn & oats and oil meal, and I shelled corn with the old hand sheller.
Tuesday, Dec. 12 � Louis cleaned out the hen houses and put straw in to them. Ma & I were over to Damery's visiting. Burkholder's came over & went with our folks over to the Lyceum.
Wednesday, Dec. 13 � John & Harry Yount, Jesse Burk, Herb and Louis were out guning, the got 18 rabbits and 25 quail & one squirl. I was over to Burks. Wm went with me to see Geo. Reiff, he is sick but is getting much better. Louis & the girls went down to Kirkham to practice.
Thursday, Dec. 14 � John Yount & wife & Herb & Amy Burkholder were here to visit. I chopped a little wood. Louis put some horse manure & straw in the hen houses.
Friday, Dec. 15 � It snowed & sleeted some today. Louis was to town today. I was in the house all day. I did not feel well.
Saturday, Dec. 16 � The girls and I were to town. Bertha & I took dinner with Wm. Tuttle and family. Millie was at Fords. Louis & the boys were out gunning again they got 26 rabbits.
Sunday, Dec. 17 � Louis and the girls were to S.S.
Monday, Dec. 18 � We cleaned out the stables and brought straw to bed the horses and ground corn and oats for pig swill. Louis & Millie went to Burk's this evening.
Tuesday, Dec. 19 � Louis was to town. I was in the house near all day. I did not feel well. Wm Burk was here until the young folks came home from the Lyceum.
Wednesday, Dec. 20 � Louis chored around in the afternoon. Worked at weaving a cane bottom in our big rocking chair. I helped him a little.
Thursday, Dec. 21 � We hauled two big loads of straw into the barn for beding. After dinner we went to town. I renewed the Youths Companion and Demorist Magazine. I paid $3.35, for both papers.
Friday, Dec. 22 � Louis was down to Chambers to a shooting match. He got a nice gobler for Christmas. We worked some at the rocking chair.
Saturday, Dec. 23 � I was to town, Wm Burk, went with me. Louis, Herb, Amy. J. Yount and his wife, Bertha & Millie were fixing up a xmas tree in the school house. There will be fun down there this evening but ma is sick so I stayed at home with her. The day was cloudy and a little rain.
Sunday, Dec. 24 � Louis & the girls were to S.S. Amy & Herbert Burk came home with them. It thundered and lightning and rained very heavy so that Herb & Amy stayed quite late.
Monday (Christmas) � This was a clear but cold day, it snowed a little last night, enough to whiten the ground.
Tuesday, Dec. 26 � Louis & Herb was to town. I wheeled 1800 brick from the stack yard over to the maple trees west of the corn cribs and piled them up. Louis, Herb, Millie & bertha went to the Lyceum.
Wednesday, Dec. 27 � Louis worked at the rocking chair seat. I finished cleaning the clover seed. We have eight bus. and 47 lbs. The girls went over to Burk's this afternoon. Louis went over this evening for them.
Thursday, Dec. 28 � Louis and Herbert took eight head of cattle down to Reiffs to weigh. Six two year olds and two, two year olds, wt. 6510 lbs. Mr. Kirkham was here visiting near all day.
Friday, Dec. 29 � I was down to Logan to a directors meeting of the M. Insurance Co. Louis put straw in the hog shed for beding and chored around some.
Saturday, Dec. 30 � Louis & Millie was to town. I took a bad cold and must keep in the house. I am not feeling well at all.
Sunday, Dec. 31 � Louis was to town this morning and brought Mr. and Mrs. Wm Tuttle and Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Tuttle and trix to visit during the day. He took them home again this evening. Louis had an accident on going to town this morning. He broke the front axel of the buggy.
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