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).
Tuesday, Jan. 1 - We were all up to Harrison Yount's visiting. Boyds and Watkins were there and John Yount and his wife were there. We had a good time.
Wednesday, Jan. 2 - Herb cleaned out the stables and hauled out a load of manure. Then Louis and he shelled and ground corn for feed. I choped some wood. After dinner we went to town. This evening the boys and girls went over east to the C. endeavor.
Thursday, Jan. 3 - The boys ground and shelled some corn for feed. I cut some wood this afternoon. the boys went off guning. They got eight quail.
Friday, Jan. 4 � Mrs. Carrie DeCou, her Mother, Mr. and Mrs. Kirkham and Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Yount were here visiting today. George Reifff was here for a while, Herb went down to Wm Yeagers.
Saturdays Jan. 5 - Louis worked at his chickens and after dinner Herb and Louis went to town. I cleaned up some scattered fodder, tied up some in bundles and set it up around the upper hen house to keep off the cold winds.
Sunday Jan. 6 - Herb and the girls were to S. S. Harry Yount and his wife were here this evening.
Monday, Jan. 7 - Louis, Ma and Millie were to town. Herb was guning and got one bird. I choped the rest of the pile of wood. Herb shot old Bill this Morning. Louis and Herb went to the Lyceum at No. 4 this evening.
Tuesday, Jan. 8 - We butchered a large hog for lard. She weighed about five hundred pounds. Harold Reiff helped. Louis went to town for some beef to make sassage and a colander to squeeze the lard through. We had a fine day but cold.
Wednesday, Jan. 9 - We cut up the meat and made thirty lbs. of sassage, and cut up some of the fat. The boys and Bertha went over to the C. endeavor this evening.
Thursday, Jan. 10 - We cut up the rest of the fat and rendered it. We had a large kettle from Mrs. Reiff, had the fire up at the cribs. Mrs. Boyd, Mrs. Yount, and Amv were here visiting. The boys took Mott up to Reiffs, then to R. Vining then back again to C. DeCous where he found a male. Reiff butchered his and Vining sold his.
Friday, Jan. 11 - This was a very windy and very cold, we staid in the house all day except while we done the chores.
Saturday, Jan. 12 - The boys walked to town. H. Yount went with them. It is very cold, 16 degrees below zero. I cut some wood.
Sunday, Jan. 13 - The girls were to S. S. Louis boiled out soap grease.
Monday, Jan. 14 - Louis boiled soap, then he took Reiffs kettle and the scalding trough home. H. ground some corn. We were all over to the Lyceum at No. 4 except Ma. She went with us as far as Reiffs and staid there until we came back.
Tuesday, Jan. 15 - Louis and Herb were to town. I staid in the town all day nursing my sore feet. Herb and Bertha went with Harry and Amy across the river to a Lyceum.
Wednesday Jan. 16 - Louis was up to help Harold Reiff to saw wood in return for helping us to butcher. Herb and I was home all day but done nothing. Louis went over to the endeavor meeting.
Thursday, Jan. 17 - Louis pickeled the hams. Herb ground some wheat for bread. The boys were to town and the girls were up at Reiffs. It is raining a little this evening.
Friday, Jan. 18 - The boys took I. A. DeCous rods and knuckles home. Ma was up to Lowreys. Her and the boys took dinner there. The boys went to the Lyceum at center S. H, still damp and Mistee.
Saturday, Jan. 19 - Herb and Louis were to town this afternoon.
Sunday, Jan. 20 - The girls were to S. S. Harold Reiff was here this afternoon.
Monday, Jan. 21 - Louis chored around some. He made a maul to drive stakes to set the grinder. Herb left this morning. He is going to cut wood in his fathers grove. Louis and the girls went to No. 4 Lyceum this evening.
Tuesday, Jan. 22 - Louis traded with Austin Lowrey an saddle and two Minorca cockrels for three hives of bees. We took the rosters up and fetch the bees. I choped a little wood.
Wednesday, Jan. 23 - Louis chored around until noon. I sawed and split a little wood. We went to town after dinner. We had a short tumbling rod made for our sheller. Stoped at Reiffs and got a knuckle. Millie is sick but is better this evening.
Thursday, Jan. 24 - Millie is around again. We reset the grinder which was a job as the ground is frozen pretty deep.
Friday, Jan. 25 - It snowed last night and all day today and is badly drifted and is cold. Herb and Harold were here this afternoon. They left here about dusk. It is very cold.
Saturday, Jan. 26 - It cleared off during the night, calm but very cold 12 degrees below zero. We fixed the grinder and was to shell and grind, just as we commenced we broke the spracket that drives the fan and bent the shaft that runs the cob chain. So we shelled some by some by hand in the old hand sheller. After dinner Louis and Bertha went to town. Herb came over this evening.
Sunday, Jan 27 - Millie was the only one that was to S. S, today.
Monday, Jan. 28 - Louis chored around got the grinder and sheller ready. I choped wood after dinner. We shelled and ground corn until four o'clock. Louis and the girls went over to No. 4 S.H. to the Lyceum.
Tuesday, Jan. 29 - This was a cold day, we did not do much. Mr. Kirkham was here visiting for awhile.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 - Louis was to town. Jack Meadows was here to borrow a couple of Knuckels, they broke theirs. Bertha, Louis and Herb went over to the Ch. endeavor this evening. It is still very cold 10 degrees below zero.
Thursday, Jan. 31 - Louis and I ground and shelled corn. Louis went to town after dinner. I run a few bus. of wheat through the fanning mill. Tom Dougherty was here to supper, he bought a minored cockerel from Louis. Ed Rankin and Miss Baker were here this evening. Herb was here also.
Friday, Feb. 1 - Louis took Ma and the girls to Younts at a surprise party as it is Mrs. Younts fiftieth birthday. We shelled a little corn. I finished cleaning the wheat. Herb, Louis and the girls went over to Center S. H. to the Lyceum. 24 degrees below zero this morning at day break.
Saturday, Feb. 2 - Louis chored around until noon. After dinner him and I went to town. It snowed all the way going home.
Sunday, Feb. 3 - It snowed last night and some today. We all staid at home. Herb came over and is here this evening. 12 degrees below zero.
Monday, Feb. 4 - It snowed some last night. Louis went to town with the sleigh. I run some oats through the faning mill.
Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Ma and I were down to visit at Kirkhams. He was butchering a 510 hog. It was very cold today. Louis made a coop to ship his Bramers and Longshan's. The thermo was 18 degrees below zero this Morning.
Wednesday, Feb. 6 - This has been a rough day. A regular blizzard snowing fine and blowing verv hard and very cold. Louis went to town a foot and road back a port of the way with George Reiff. Herb came over this afternoon and is still here. The thermometer is 12 degrees below zero.
Thursday, Feb. 7 - It is still very cold, cannot do anything outside but feed the stock. 20 degrees below zero.
Friday, Feb. 8 - Thermometer at sunrise this morning was 26 degrees below zero. J.W. Chambers was here and assessed Louis and I. Herb brought his colt, we are going to keep him until May. we shelled a little corn.
Saturday, Feb. 9 - We ground and shelled some corn for feed. John Yount was here awhile. Taylor Morrow was here to dinner. Louis was to town this afternoon. This was a pretty fair day, a little cold at zero.
Sunday, Feb. 10 - This was a nice cold day. Ma was in bed near all day sick with pain in stomach vomiting then headache, but is better this evening. W.H. Burk and Herb were here this afternoon. Harold was here awhile this evening.
Monday, Feb. 11 - We chored around some then loaded Bramer and Langshan chickens. Took them to the depo and shiped then and brought some Mill feed. Herb came over and went with Louis and the girls to the endeavor.
Tuesday, Feb. 12 - We chored around until noon, then we ground and shelled corn and ground oil cake. Put fodder in the hen houses. 8 degrees above zero.
Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Louis went to Logan this morning to attend the Farmers Institute. I was to town to see the Doctor. I did not see him so I came home and done the chores. Harold came and done the millsing.
Thursday, Feb. 14 - I chored around near all day. I cut some small limbs off from some cottonwood trees along John Younts fence along the road so that we can drive out as the cut is filled with snow. Louis came home (from the institute at Logan) this evening. Harold milked this Morning. Louis milked this evening. Mrs Damery was here today.
Friday, Feb. 15 - Ma got worse again so Louis and I went to town. I got Dr Cole to come to see Ma. I took dinner with H. C. Harshbarger. Louis shoveled a track through the snow in the cut in front of our house. Mrs. Kirkham and Effie was here.
Saturday, Feb. 16 - Ma rested some last night. Louis was to town. Mr. and Mrs. Reiff were here to see Ma. I chored around some.
Sunday, Feb. 17 - There was no one of us to S. S. Mr. Kirkham came up to see how Ma is geting. She rested good and seems to be geting better. Herb is here this evening.
Monday, Feb. 18 - Louis and I were to town. I got some medicine for Ma and Bertha. 2 precriptions from Dr. Cole. We were at Cop's sale. Herb came over this evening and went with Louis and the girls to No. 4 S. H. to the Lyceum. Mrs. Damery was here today. Louis put fresh picked on the hams. I fixed the stove plates.
Tuesday, Feb. 19 - We shelled and ground corn and wheat. IA. DeCou was here and offered us $3.60 for shoats and $28.00 for two yearling stears but we did not take his offer.
Wednesday, Feb. 20 - Louis worked among his chickens. I cleaned out the stables and beded the horses and hogs with fodder chips. Louis was in town this afternoon.
Thursday, Feb. 21 - Louis was working at his incubator and chickens. I ground some oats. And we chored aroun in general. Herb and Bertha went to the Firemen's entertainment this evening.
Friday, Feb. 22 - Louis fixed something at the windmill. We ground corn and oats and oil cake.
Saturday, Feb. 23 - Mr. Kling's son and daughter were here to see Louis's chickens. They wanted to buy some pullets but Louis has none to sell. Louis and I were to town. We sold 17 hogs and two yearling steers for $3.65 per hundred and $30.00 for the two stears.
Sunday, Feb. 24 - Mr. and Mrs. Reiff were here to see Ma. Mr. J. H. Tuttle was here also. Louis opened up the hog water barrels which were froze solid.
Monday, Feb. 25 - Louis and I drove 17 shoats over to I. A. DeCou's, we had a hard time to get them over the picayune bridge. Mr. Kirkham and Willie helped up or we would not have got them over. Then we took two yearling stears over to same place. Herb Burk. helped us. He is working for DeCou just now. Louis, Herb and the girls went to the Lyceum at No. 4 S. H. this evening.
Tuesday, Feb. 26 - It rained all day a nice soaking rain. J. S. Knapp was here. I took his application for insurance.
Wednesday, Feb. 27 - Louis and I was to town. I sent Knapp's application to C. N. Cadwell to see. We stopped and got 15 lbs. of alfalfa seed.
Thursday, Feb. 28 - We took up the horses and got ready to sow wheat until we curried the horses and put the seeder and the disc together and everything ready, it was dinner time. After dinner we sowed about Acres. I seeded it and harrowed it. Louis disced it with three horses. Mrs. Vining was here with her children visiting. This evening it is getting colder.
Friday, March 1 - Louis was to town. I was up to Reiffs and settled for the work done between us with the Keystone husker and shreder. I paid him $1.85 to square our work. Louis, Herb and the girls went to town to a lecture on Alaska.
Saturday, March 2 - I mulched some of the Mulbery hedge. Louis chored around and after dinner he and the girls went to town. He bought 39 bus. oats at 34�. I staid at home with Ma. She is geting along fine now. She was out around the yard for awhile today.
Sunday, March 3 - This was a cold blustery day. Snowed a little. Louis was down to Yount's to see Jess Burk. Herb came over this afternoon. We all staid home today except Louis. I wrote a letter to Amos Reiff.
Monday, March 4 - Louis ground corn and oats. I was sick, did nothing. Louis, Herb and the girls went to the Lyceum at No. 4 S. H.
Tuesday, March 5 - We ground corn and oats and I cleaned oats this afternoon and Louis was to town. Bertha was down to Chambers. Millie was up to Lowreys to see Lula Reiff.
Wednesday, March 6 - Ma was very sick again during last night. Bertha, Millie and I were up with her near all night, but rests easy today and is much better this evening. Louis picked out corn for seed near all day. I was with Ma all day.
Thursday, March 7 - Mr. Kirkham was here this morning. Harold and Paul Reiff was here with the pony, they were training her to drive. We shelled about 50 bus. corn, Bertha drove for us. We hauled out one load of stable manure. Louis and the girls went up to Reiffs this evening.
Friday, March 8 - We hauled out four loads of manure. I fixed a bin in the crib to hold shelled corn. Louis filled up the incubator with hot water and put a lamp under it to keep it hot to see if he can keep the proper temperature, Louis and Millie went over to Wilkinsons to a sociable.
Saturday, March 9 - I. A. DeCou was here and bought a ten Month calf for twelve dollars and a heiffer for twenty dollars. Louis hauled out one load of manure. We then went to town. I paid first pament of taxes at the saving bank. Louis bone Mill came.
Sunday, March 10 - It snowed last night and some today up to about 10 o'clock. Herb came over and went with Louis and the girls to S. S. Herb quit at I. A. DeCou as his time was up.
Monday, March 11 - Jack Meadows came over and helped Louis to take the cattle over to DeCou's farm. Louis worked at his incubator. And I faned out some oats. Louis and the girls went to the Lyceum at No. 4. This is the last meeting for this winter.
Tuesday, March 12 - I was up to see Austin Lowrey about filing his bond as twp. clerk. Mr. Stichl and son was here, we promised him two tons of hay at $6.00 per ton. Louis was over to see A. Prior. He will let us have his bull for his feed.
Wednesday, March 13 - This has been a very cold day for this time of the year. It snowed some and blew hard. Herb came over and took dinner and supper with us.
Thursday, March 14 - It snowed a little last night. Herb staid here over night and helped Louis to fetch a Priors bull. Mr. Stichl fetched two tons of hay that we sold him at $6.00 per ton.
Louis ground corn and oats. Austin Lowrey was here this evening. The girls were up to Reiffs this after noon.
Friday, March 15 - I was down to see McLaughlins children, they are sick. I went to town and asked Dr. Cole to go out and see them. Louis was to town with me and took four P. R. Cockerls in to sell but did not sell them. Herb stoped here on his way home from Dunlap and took supper with us. It snowed some last night.
Saturday, March 16 - Henry Marsh was here and bought a stack of hay. Lumped off at $15.00. Louis, Bertha and I were to town. Louis sold two P. R. cockerels $2.75. I paid Dr. Cole and Reed and Cole and renewal of twiner and Geo. Reiff for a quarter of beef I got when we shreded fodder. The girls and Herb went to town this evening.
Sunday, March 17 - Louis was over to N. Donaldson visiting. The girls were to S. S. Herb went with them. This was a very fine day.
Monday, March 18 - Henry Sargus was here and bought part of a stack of hay for $10.00. After dinner Louis and I finished sowing, discing and harrowing once over. We have about 7 acres strong.
Tuesday, March 19 - Henry Sargus fetched his hay. Stechl's son helped him. Louis harrowed all day at the wheat. Ma, Bertha and I were up to Reiff's a surprise party, Mrs. Reiffs birthday. We had a good time it was a large party. George and I were to town and brought out Mrs. I. A. DeCou and Minnie.
Wednesday, March 20 - Louis finished harrowing the wheat and then went to town. We stoped at Copelands to look at W. Canfields Reliable incubator. I was down to see Mr. Kirkham about buying some corn. A fine day. '
Thursday, March 21 - W. R. Kirkham hauled up 80 50/70 bus. corn at 45� per bus. Austin Lowrey was here to call a Meeting at his office to grant aid to Peter McLaughlins children, time four hours. Louis chored around and helped Kirkham with the corn
Friday, March 22 - Louis hauled out one load of manure, we then went to town and brought a load of a New kind of soft coal to try, It is two dollars more than Iowa coal. Lotta, Grace and Florence Reiff were here to supper.
Saturday, March 23 - Louis and I handled Dick with the harness on. We then went to town. Louis took four large hams up to Reiffs, he is going to smoke them for us. Louis, Herb and the girls went over to S. house No. Two to an exhibition, a magic lantern show.
Sunday, March 24 - Ma, Louis and I visited at Donaldsons, then we all went to S. S. and meeting. The boys and girls went to town to meeting. This was a fine day.
Monday, March 25 - Louis and Herb brought six hens and a rooster (Bramers) from Jack Meadows. Herb brought them, Louis keeps them for two thirds of the increase and two thirds of the effs. Louis harrowed down stalks in the lower west field. I was to town for the mail. Chas. Reiff was here to supper.
Tuesday, March 26 - Louis harrowed stalks all day. I fixed a couple of feed boxes that were broke up. Cleaned out the stables. Harold Reiff was here this evening to tell me of Prof. Matters death.
Wednesday, March 27 - Louis harrowed down stalks near all day. He had to fix something at the W. Mill. Ma and I was to town. I was to C.C. Matters funeral. The Masons buried him. He had a very large funeral.
Thursday, March 28 - Louis harrowed down stalks all day. It was very windy and very dusty. I chored some near all day.
Friday, March 29 - Louis finished harrowing stalks, he then raked a few but they did not rake together well. We ground oats and corn this afternoon. Herb come over this evening with mail for Louis.
Saturday, March 30 - Louis hauled out four loads of manure. It then commenced to rain at 11 o'clock. Louis Herb and I were to town this afternoon. It didn't rain any after dinner. We were to see Pete Oakleys it is a dry air machine, he says it works to perfection. He has a lot of chicks come off yesterday and are nice and lively.
Sunday, March 31 - Louis went to town after dinner. It commenced to rain at three o'clock and is raining this evening. There was none of us to S. S. Herb came over this evening.
Monday, April 1 - It rained during last night. I was down to Center S. H, at a meeting of Trustees to equalize assesment list. It snowed heavy today. Louis and Herb drove Dick, the colt, to town the first time he was hitched to the wagon. They sent for a Reliable Hot Air incubator.
Tuesday, April 2 - Louis and Herb worked at the windmill until some time after dinner, then Herb tried the plow but it would not scour. He did not do much. Louis dug the incubator cave some deeper.
Wednesday, April 3 - The boys plowed the calf yard to scour the plow. They sowed oats in it. Then Herb plowed until dinner. Louis hauled out one load of manure. After dinner they sowed oats. Herb disced and Louis seeded. I was to town this evening for the mail and Kerosene. I brought the cart home with me. They finished it.
Thursday, April 4 - The boys worked at the oats all day. I took the oats to them on the water cart.
Friday, April 5 - The boys worked at the oats. Herb until 5 o'clock, he then took out two loads of Manure. Louis harrowed until after 6 o'clock.
Saturday, April 6 - It rained some during the night and all day off and on. Louis was to town and got the egg case. Herb plowed some between the showers. Mrs. Yount and Biney Colewell and Mr. Yount were here to supper. The young folks went up to Younts this evening.
Sunday, April 7 - It rained quite a bit today. There was none of us to S. S.
Monday, April 8 - Louis was to town to get a rod fix for the windmill. Prior sent for his bull, Herb helped to take him over. Herb plowed all day. It was cloudy and damp but no rain.
Tuesday, April 9 - It was too windy yesterday, so we worked at the windmill until noon today, until we got it to work. Herb plowed all day. Louis harrowed this afternoon. Heard nothing from incubator company.
Wednesday, April 10 - W. R. Kirkham brought us 50 bus. of ear corn. Herb finished plowing the S. E. piece. Louis finished harrowing the oats. I was down to see Mr. Smith our new neighbor. I was to town this afternoon. Heard nothing from incubator Co. yet.
Thursday, April 11 - The boys sowed oats on the pasture and disced it in. I was to town to get some changes made in the springs in the road east.
Friday, April 12 - Herb plowed all day, Louis worked at the garden and sowed some seed. I helped him plant some onion sets and seed. Bertha and I were down to Younts to ask them up this evening.
Saturday, April 13 - Herb plowed all day. Louis was over to the slide bank for a load of sand to fix up the cistern. After dinner, Ma, Louis and I were to town. The incubator has not come yet. It was shipped the 9 of this month. Louis sent for five hives and some supplys through N Nelson Donaldson. Louis, herb and the girls went visiting to J. R. Burkholder in town this evening.
Sunday, April 14 - Harrison Yount and wife, John Y. and wife were here to dinner, we had a good visit. We then all went to S. S. and preaching except Herb and Bertha. They went to town to Blackman's where Bertha is going to sew this week.
Monday, April 15 - It rained last night and a good bit today. Herb plowed until dinner. Louis and I got the sand sifted and went at fixing the cistern. Herb helped this afternoon. I was to town and got caught in a cold rain. The wind blew very hard all day.
Tuesday, April. 16 - Herb plowed. Louis and I worked at the cistern. I was to town after dinner and Louis gathered manure in heap in cattle yard and hauled out one load of manure after I come from town.
Wednesday, April 17 - Herb plowed all day. Louis hauled out manure until half past four o'clock. I then went to town and brought Chine and the incubator for which I paid $1.40 freight. I made a wooden gutter to run the, rain water to the cistern.
Thursday, April 18 - Herb plowed all day. Louis put up the incubator and started it. Then hauled out manure. I was to town for Chine's trunk. While I was gone Louis set the incubator with 202 eggs and cut seed potatoes, a brood of Rock chickens came off, Nine nice ones.
Friday, April 19 - We planted two bus. of potatoes. I helped the boys to drop them. They then plowed and sowed the N. E. corner to alfalfa. Herb plowed all afternoon. Louis hauled manure. Bertha came home this evening from Mrs. Blackman's where she was sewing.
Saturday, April 20 - Herb plowed all day. Louis hauled out manure until noon. After dinner Louis and I went to town. It rained after we come home this evening. A heavy shower.
Sunday, April 21 - The boys and girls were to S. S, a fine day but rained some last night. John was here and got some butter.
Monday, April 22 - Herb plowed until 5 o'clock, he then helped Louis at the manure. I was up at Reiffs. Took his sieve home and looked for a road scraper. We finished the cistern this noon Harry and Amy was here this evening. I was down to Chambers this morning looking for a road scraper.
Tuesday, April 23 - Louis and Herb hauled out some manure. We were going to shell and grind feed but we broke the knuckle on the power. I had to go to town twice to have it fixed. I was up to Reiffs this morning.
Wednesday, April 24 - We ground and shelled until noon. The boys disced the sod and sowed the rest of the alfalfa seed and harrowed it well. Chine, Ma and I were to town this afternoon.
Thursday, April 25 - We planted the potatoes then the boys hauled manure. I cleaned out the stables and chored around.
Friday, April 26 - I was out until noon buying eggs to ship to Chicago. Herb hauled manure. Louis took the packing (Manure) from the tank and scrubed the tank. After dinner Geo. Reiff came, we dug a lot of trees in our grove and planted them in the school house yard. Ma and the girls went with us.
Saturday, April 27 - Herb disced the S. E. piece for corn, he finished it at 6 � P. M. Louis plowed and we planted a few more potatoes. Afternoon Louis, Ma, Chine and Bertha were in town.
Sunday, April 28 - Mr. and Mrs. Reiff were here visiting. George got a chill while here. Mr. and Mrs. I. A. DeCou were here awhile this evening. John Yount came up and got a pound of butter.
Monday, April 29 - It rained quite heavy during the night and is very cloudy this morning. There came a litter of seven pigs last night, all right. The second this spring. The other litter, six pigs came about a week ago. Herb and Louis went to town to get a plow fixed and sharpened. It would not work right. I fixed the fence at the stack yard. I was down to Younts to see a man that came for cattle and colts to put in his pasture. We are going to send the colt, Ted.
Tuesday, April 30 - Herb and Louis took a Colt each to meet the men. They went with them over to DeCou's corner. Harry Yount, Mongen and Chambers went with them to help drive them to the other wide of Woodbine. Louis and I were to Farnsworth for evergreen trees (juniper gigantic) We, Herb plowed, Louis and I planted, 76 evergreens, some roses and Co.
Wednesday, May 1 - Herb plowed all day. He finished at 5 o'clock. They then planted some tomatoes, cabbage S. corn and co. in the garden. Louis got seed corn ready and I was to town for coal oil.
Thursday, May 2 - Herb harrowed until noon. Louis ground corn and oats. After dinner Herb disced and Louis finished harrowing the 14 acres. Him and I then planted beans and sweet corn and got the planter ready and streteched the wire across the field. Jack Meadows come over and got four bus. I. G. M. seed. His wife came with him.
Friday, May 3 - Louis commenced to plant corn on the S. E. piece. The new planter does not work very well the rower wire catches often. Herb disced on the fall and spring plowing. It rained at five o'clock to drive them out of the field.
Saturday, May 4 - Herb disced until noon. Louis planted all day. Herb harrowed and I went to town this afternoon. I brought the bee hives. The women were down to John Younts to a party. It rained a little today.
Sunday, May 5 � Wm Chauncey and wife, Harry Yount and wife were here today visiting. We all went to meeting. It rained a little.
Monday, May 6 - Louis planted until 5 PM., he then went to town with the girls. Herb disced all day. I put bee hives together. Louis stoped at the Mill, but could get no flour, Miller cannot get wheat.
Tuesday, May 7 - Louis planted all day. Herb disced until noon. He harrowed ahead of the planter until five o'clock when I come home from Mill. Then Herb and I set fence posts across the S. E. piece of corn ground.
Wednesday, May 8 - Louis planted all day. Herb disced all day. I painted the hives a coat and put wire on the posts we set yesterday. I loaned John Yount 47 links of check raw wire.
Thursday, May 9 - Herb disced all day. Louis and I went over to Chauncey's to put the foundation in the hives. Mrs. Chauncey came over with us and helped Louis to transfer the bees.
Friday, May 10 - Herb disced until it rained. I took Chine to the depot. She goes to Omaha to visit with her sister. Louis took 35 chicks from the incubator. It is very cold this afternoon.
Saturday, May, 11 - Herb finished discing at noon. Louis harrowed all day. Herb harrowed this afternoon. This evening we all went town to a surprise party at Mrs. Carrie DeCou's. There were a great many there.
Sunday, May 12 - Ma, Louis and Millie were to S. S. Herb and Bertha were down to Yeagers. Herb bought Wills R. Colt and single harness.
Monday, May 13 - Louis planted and Herb harrowed all day. I was to town twice, wrote for a W. P. R. rooster. Ours died. It is still cold.
Tuesday, May 14 - Louis planted and Herb harrowed all day. I was to Dunlap to see McKnight about the wind mill it is broke. He sent for a casting that is broke. John Yount's pump is out of wack so he sent up by me. It is still cold but dry and windy.
Wednesday, May 15 - I was to Woodbine today and got two hats to make bee hats. Louis finished planting. Herb harrowed, he also dised in the meadow and Louis planted corn there. I paid the Blacksmith in full.
Thursday, May 16 - I was to town to get a look made and a couple of set screws for the wind mill. McKnight come and fixed the mill so it will run again. Herb harrowed all day. Louis plowed the calf yard to put it in garden. It is still cold and dry.
Friday, May 17 - Herb harrowed all day. Louis brought a load of sand for the vault and worked around the yard some. I took Mrs. Chauncy's bee hat home.
Saturday, May 18 - Louis brought another load of sand. After dinner we all went to town except Ma. We brought two loads of (1000) brick for the milk sellor.
Sunday, May 19 - The boys and girls were to S. S. N. Donaldson, WmChauncey and J. Tuttle come home with the boys after Sunday School.
Monday, May 20 - The boys dug all day at the Milk sellar. I cleaned out one of the hen houses and helped the boys some. There was a heavy frost this morning.
Tuesday, May 21 - The boys and I worked at the milk sellar until noon. I was to W. this after noon for lime cement and lumber. John Cox came out with me. The boys finished the diging and leveling and moved the brick down to the house. There was a heavy frost this morning.
Wednesday, May 22 - John Cox and the boys worked at the milk sellar. I helped. I was to town for lime and plank. Ma and Millie went with me to town. It was nice and warm today. We nearly closed the large arch this evening. John lays brick fast and does it well.
Thursday, May 23 - We worked all day at the milk sellar. We finished the large cave and the small one all but the arch and the covering with groung. Louis went over to see Chauncey.
Friday, May 24 - John Cox finished his work on sellar at 9 � AM. I took him and the centers moter box and co. to town. The boys work at the filling and cleaning up all day. I was down to Collins to get his signature to an order for clothing for Mrs. Bolter from the trustees to Kibler Bros. It rained a very little today.
Saturday, May 25 - The boys planted pumpkins and worked in the garden. I made one of the doors for the cave. After dinner Ma, Bertha and I went to town.
Sunday, May 26 - They were all to S. S. except Me. It is still very dry and cool.
Monday, May 27 - Herb hauled sods, Louis laid them and I hauled the water to wet them. We wet each piece on top and bottom as they were laid.
Tuesday, May 28 - We worked at the sods until four o'clock. Louis and I then went to town, Herb done the chores. It is very hot and dry and windy. We brought the homs from Reiff's. Herb does not feel well.
Wednesday, May 29 - Louis and I were to town, took two hogs sold to Burkholder at 4� $22.00. Herb finished soding the front yard. Herb cultivated some this afternoon. Louis sprouted the potatoes Ma and I was up to Reiff's.
Thursday, May 30 - It rained a very little last night. Louis cultivated until 5 o'clock when it rained. Herb and I were to town. We stoped at Chauncey's while it rained. We brought a cake of ice home with us.
Friday, May 31 - Louis cultivated all day but was late getting out. Herb is still on the sick list. He and I were to town this afternoon.
Saturday, June 1 - Louis and Herb cultivated all day. I put the ventelator pipe in and soded around it and finished casing the door that goes into the cave. I was to town this afternoon.
Sunday, June 2 - It rained heavy during the night and some this morning. The girls were to S. S.
Monday, June 3 - It rained during the night very heavy, and rained some today. Herb and I went to Dunlap. Herb to see the Doctor (Edwards). I paid M. C. Dally in full to date $6.00 for work done on the Mill and some extras. Louis was Woodbine and got the P. R. rooster he sent for.
Tuesday, June 4 - It rained a little this morning. Louis cultivated about half a day. I was down at Fred Hall's and got about 400 sweet potatoe plants. We planted them this evening. Louis went over to Chauncey's for some little chicks. Herb is still sick and can do nothing.
Wednesday, June 5 - This was a nice clear day. Louis cultivated all day. I hoed the potatoes in the garden and some smart weed in the corn. Herb is still on the sick list. J. Weiss was here and bought a cow at $26.00, he is to fetch her on Friday next. Herb and I were to town this afternoon. We got 23 little chicks at Chauncey's.
Thursday, June 6 - Louis cultivated all day. Herb don't seem to be much better. I made a box to set the oil stove in to keep the wind from blowing the flame so as to make it smoke.
Friday, June 7 - Louis cultivated all day. I fixed the fly screens at the windows and I mowed the first sowing of alfalfa and the weeds in the house yard. Herb is still on the sick list. E. Mefferd fetched the cow that J. J. Weiss bought.
Saturday, June 8 - We were all down to the ice cream social at our school house last night. There was a good party there. Louis cultivated all day. Ma Millie and Herb was to town. I was to Logan with Reiff, Burk and E. Kinney at a Pop. convention.
Sunday, June 9 - It rained very heavy today. We all stayed at home.
Monday, June 10 - Louis was to town. Herb and I fixed fence. It was showery all day but did not rain much Louis was to town and got the cultivator shovels sharpened. Louis took Mott over to Prior bull.
Tuesday, June 11 - The boys hoed in the corn till noon and cultivated afternoon. I mowed some weeds. This was a fine day and picked cherries.
Wednesday, June 12 - The boys cultivated all day. Ma and I were to town. It rained some this evening after we got home. We took dinner at Wm Tuttles.
Thursday, June 13 - The boys cultivated all day. I made shelves in the milk cave. I was over at J. Meadows and got some ice, the boys made ice cream. Miss Cornelle, the teacher, Harold, Paul, Minnie and Lula Reiff, Willie Tuttle, Austin Lowrey and Miss Baker were here this evening
Friday, June 14 - The boys cultivated all day, they got out late this morning. I churned. Louis picked some cherries. Ma and I were up to H. Younts this evening. We stayed to supper.
Saturday, June 15 - The boys cultivated until noon. After dinner I went to town, Herb went along to get tooth fixed. Ma went with us up to Tuttles to a party. Mrs. T's birthday. Louis sprouted the potatoes and sprinkled the potatoe vines with Paris green as they are getting buggy. Herb and I took supper at Tuttles.
Sunday, June 16 - We were all to S. S. today. Ma and I were down to Smiths this evening. Herb and the girls were up to Younts and Louis went to town this evening. Fine day.
Monday, June 17 - It rained and blew heavy last night and rained a good bit today. The boys worked some in the garden.
Tuesday, June 18 - The boys cultivated all day except a couple of hours this morning, they worked in the garden it was pretty wet this morning. I was to town and stoped with M. Kinney and got his old sickel and pitman.
Wednesday, June 19 - Louis cultivated all day. Herb until noon. Herb and I went to town, he to get a tooth filled. After supper all except Ma went to town to the normal school exercises.
Thursday, June 20 - The boys cultivated all day. I painted Herbs cart and hoed potatoes in the garden. Mrs. Reiff, Chambers, Yount, Damery, Amy were here to a quilting
Friday, June 21 - The boys cultivated all day. Louis got out late. He had to do something to the hog waters. I striped Herbs cart and weed in the garden.
Saturday, June 22 - The boys cultivated all day. I finished painting Herbs cart. I was to town this afternoon I paid Charley Reed for the Haworth corn planter I got from him last winter. John Yount got our I. C. freezer this evening for tomorro.
Sunday, June 23 - It rained some last night. The boys divided a colony of bees and made two swarms of one. Millie was to S. S.
Monday, June 24 - The boys cultivated all day, they finished the second time through and cultivated four rows three times and the garden. Ma and I hoed in the garden this evening a couple of hours. It rained heavy and heavy wind and hail this evening.
Tuesday, June 25 - It rained heavy during the night and some today. The boys mowed the grass and weeds all around the house and barn. I raked it up and mulched trees with it and I hoed the evergreen trees. Louis was over to a S. S. convention at our school house to make arrangements for a union S. S. picnic.
Wednesday, June 26 - Louis mowed the alfalfa. Herb hoed and ground the oil cake and corn. Louis and I were to town and I mowed some weeds.
Thursday, June 27 - Herb cultivated the garden and a few rows of corn. It then rained near all the afternoon Louis ground bones for the chickens I mowed weeds this morning.
Friday, June 28 - It rained some this morning. The boys cut wood. Louis cut down a couple of the cottonwood trees in the yard. After dinner they cultivated on the twelve acre piece. I was over to see A. Lowrey.
Saturday, June 29 - Herb cultivated all day. Louis cultivated until 11 o'clock, he then raked the alfalfa and him and I hauled up a part of it. He and I were to town this afternoon. We brought 25 bus. corn from M and K at 45� per bus.
Sunday, June 30 - Louis went with Wm Chauncey down to N. A. Donaldson. We all were visiting at Chauncey's. We had a good visit.
Monday, July 1 - Louis hauled up the weeds and alfalfa from the east piece and raked the prairie he mowed the other day. Herb quit cultivating and helped. Louis haul up the hay. It is damaged to a great extent by the rains we had. Ma and I were to town and visited at I. A. DeCou's and took tea with them. Herb and the girls were to town this evening.
Tuesday, July 2 - Herb cultivated all day. Louis cultivated until four o'clock when he come in feeling bad he ate no dinner but thought he would feel better. I was over to see Mr. Burkholder. He was feeling bad this Morning, but is better this evening.
Wednesday, July 3 - Herb cultivated all day. Louis was unable to work today. I was to town, W. H. Burk. was with me. I took two doz. eggs to H. E. Ford and two and a half doz. to S. L. Jefferson. 5 lbs but. to Clark, no money from either party.
Thursday, July 4 - It rained very heavy and thundered and lightninged until noon. Then the sun shone out nice. Herb and Bertha went out riding this evening.
Friday, July 5 - I was down to center S. H. to a Trustees Meeting to a road fund business. The boys cut wood until noon as it was too wet to cultivated this afternoon, Louis and I went over to Damery's for a calf that we bought. The girls are visiting up at Reiff's this afternoon. The boys went up too this evening, they will all come home together. I mowed weeds around that hole in the hollow west of here.
Saturday, July 6 - Louis and I worked at the W. Mill pump near all forenoon. He cultivated from 11 o'clock until six. Herb cultivated all day. I was in town.
Sunday, July 7 - Mr. Burkholder settled a swarm of bees over in his yard and came over and told Louis. We went over and helped him to hive them. As Burk. had no hive, we took one of our hives. Herb and Bertha were to S. S. Louis went to town this evening.
Monday, July 8 - The boys cultivated all day. I fixed up fence to pen up pigs to wean, and I mowed weeds in the young tree lot, Herb went to town this evening. The thermometer was 42 degrees this morning.
Tuesday, July 9 - Herb finished cultivating at about 9 o'clock. Him and I mowed weeds on the road and tree lot. Louis worked at chickens. I was to town, got order from Satterlee, wrote to Auditor for warrant.
Wednesday, July 10 - Herb mowed weeds and Louis worked at his bees and chickens. I mowed weeds with the sythe. After dinner I went to town for the twine but it has not come yet. Wm Burkholder went with me town. The young folks went to the endeavor this evening.
Thursday, July 11 - Louis made a box for renduring bees wax. We worked at fixing up binders aprons & sickel knives. Herb mowed weeds in forenoon. He helped J.H. Tuttle, in the afternoon at his oats hay. Ma, & I took supper up at Reiffs. I was to town & got the twine and warrant for road money.
Friday, July 12 - Herb, worked at J.H. Turtles, in his oats with a team all day. Mat, came this afternoon. Louis & I washed and oiled the new harness and got out the binder and got it ready to go to work with it tomoro morning. Joe Brewster, was here to get work on the road.
Saturday, July 13 - It was cool this morning, (56). Mat went home about 10 o'clock. Herb, helped Tuttle, all day. Louis cut a shock raw around the oats but he quit as they are too green to cut. The girls & I were to town. I deposited $150.00 in the Nat'l bank, Woodbine, as Trustee, to check out as I pay the men that work on the road took 2 doz. eggs to Jefferson, 2 doz. to Ford.
Sunday, July 14 - The young folks were to s.s. Louis and Millie, went to town to meeting. It rained heavy this evening after they were sometime gone.
Monday, July 15 - The boys pulled the weeds out of the potato patch, and dug up elderberry bushes in the oats & wheat. And they took 24 lbs. honey from one of the hives & put on another super. I worked on the road west, from Collins, bridge with Win Brewster, Joe Brewster, Peter McLaughlin, and Walter Lacy, & Lacy's team half a day.
Tuesday, July 16 - Louis cut oats & herb, shocked. I worked at Collins, on the road until 10 o'clock We then went to Burks, grove on the hill, there I worked Lacy, for Brewster, P. Mc Laughlin, and Lew Brewster, in the afternoon.
Wednesday, July 17 - Louis, & Herb, were at the oats all day. He was bothered a stood bit on account of its not binding. He worked on the machine until near noon. I worked on the road at Burks, grove with Lacy, Lew, Will, & Joe Brewster, H. Sparrow, Otto Stichl., P. McLaughlin, J.H. Tuttle, all day.
Thursday, July 18 - The boys worked in the grain all day. Louis had to fix at the machine until near noon until he got it work. I finished grading over at Murfrey's, at 4 o'clock. Wm Brewster, Joe Brewster, Lew Brewster, Henry Sparrow, Otto Stickl, Peter McLaughlin, Walt Lacy, J.H. Tuttle, worked today.
Friday, July 19 - The boys finished the wheat at noon. They fixed the fence to pen in the pigs as they destroy the grain shocks. I worked on the road at Collins, bridge with J.H. Tuttle, V. Lacy, J. Brewster, Win Tuttle, L. Brewster, & H. Sparrow, all day. The road is in good shape.
Saturday, July 20 - Louis greased the small chickens with lard & sassafras oil. After dinner the boys went to town. I helped Reiff, to extract honey this eve. I was up to Dunlap, to see Dr. Satterlee, about the road work. I was also down to see a hill that I intend to work on. Ma, & I, were over to Damery's, to dinner. The Tuttles, were there.
Sunday, July 21 - We were all of us to S.S. Herb, & Bertha, went to town this evening
Monday, July 22 - Louis was to town & got 10 bus. of s. corn at Matthews, & Kling, at 40� a bus. Herb cut weeds along the fences. Louis mowed the alfalfa again. It is very weedy I worked on the road at the bridge north, of center s. house with Wm Brewster, H. Sparrow, J. Brewster, 0. Stichl, L. Brewster, P. McLaughlin, our cattle was in Lowrey's, corn awhile. Tuesday, July 23 - Louis helped Mrs. Chauncey, to extract honey. He was to Dunlap this afternoon to get buckwheat to sow for the bees. Herb hauled out manure. I worked at the bridge north, of center S.H. til noon. We then went over to Mulvihills. Wm Brewster, H. Sparrow, L. Brewster, 0. Stichl, J. Brewster, Bert Brewster, worked on the hill.
Wednesday, July 24 - The boys brought 50 fence posts from Wm H. Burkholder, at 8� a piece. I worked all day on the hill north of Mulvihills, with Wm Brewster, Walt Lacy, Henry Sparrow, Lew Brewster, Joe Brewster, Bert Brewster, Robert Johnston.
Thursday, July 25 - The boys worked at the east pasture fence, set posts are going to put on another wire, I worked on the road at Mulvihills, with Wm Brewster, L. Brewster, B. Brewster H. Sparrow, W. Lacy, J. H. Tuttle, R. Johnston, J. Mulvihill, T. Collins, H. Reiff. We had a nice rain today. `
Friday, July 26 - The boys finished the fence east side of pasture & turned the cattle out again. They then went to the timber to look for bees. I worked on the road at Mulvihills, with Wm Brewster, H. Sparrow, J. Shields, W. Lacy, R. Johnston, J.H. Tuttle, J. Mulvihill, T. Collins. It was very hot today. Louis, & Millie went to a sociable.
Saturday, July 27 - Louis, took Ma, up to Arnolds, to a party. Herb, fetched a jag of wood from Burks grove. I worked on the road with .T.H. Tuttle, H. Sparrow, W. Lacy, J. Shields, L. Brewster, T. Collins, R. Johnson, J. Mulvihill, on the hill at Mulvihills.
Sunday, July 28 - The folks were all to s.s. I was over to Burks., I brought him home with me. Mr. & Mrs. Reiff, & Harry, & Amy, were here to an ice cream visit. It rained heavy last night. 44 chickens drowned. Monday, July 29 - It rained same this morning. The boys picked apples. Louis was to town to sell some apples & get the road scrapers but they have not come yet. I worked on the road with W. Lacy, H. Sparrow, L. Brewster, J.H. Tuttle, J. Brewster, W.W. Tuttle. I sent Rankins, scrapers with L. Brewster. John McDunn was here to see if he could thresh for us.
Tuesdays July 30 - Herb, & I fixed up and cleaned up in and around the grainery for threshing & Louis, went to get help to thresh. This afternoon Herb, hoes in the garden & Louis, and I was to town. The threshers came this eve. John & James McDunn, & Henry March, are the threshers. Louis went this eve. to look for more help to thresh tomorro.
Wednesday, July 31 - We commenced to thresh at 8 � o'clock and finished at 5 o'clock. We had W.H. DeCou's 3 men, John Yount, Vining, Jim & Wm Tuttle, Geo. & Harold Reiff, Wm Burkholder. We got 600 bus. oats 154 bus. wheat.
Thursday, Aug 1 - The boys cleaned up after the threshing set some posts to fence the straw stack. They helped A. Vining, to thresh this afternoon. Ma, & I were to town this afternoon.
Friday, Aug. 2 - The boys & I went up to help G. Reiff, to thresh. I helped until noon. The boys helped all day with a team.
Saturday, Aug. 3 - The boys with a team threshed at Burks, for Tuttle. They finished at noon. Louis, was over to Chauncey's, to help make ice cream. Louis, & Willie Tuttle, brought a load of people from town to the festivaties. A large crowd was at the school house.
Sunday, Aug. 4 - It rained heavy today. We were at home all day. Herb was at Tuttles, & Vinings.
Monday, Aug. 5 - Louis & I worked at fencing in the straw stack with posts & poles. Herb, commenced to plow at 10 o'clock. He had to fix at the plow before he went to plow. Louis, picked apples after we finished the stack fence.
Tuesday, Aug. 6 - The boys both with a team threshed at W. Chauncey's, in the forenoon. After dinner Louis, & I went to town with apples, sold them at 35� per bus. Herb helped the women in the house this afternoon. The scrapers came today.
Wednesday, Aug. 7 - Mark, was sick we had to doctor him. Louis got some buckie? at Vinings. Herb plowed Louis, & I was to town, we brought the new buck scrapers out to Lowrey's, & two to Burk's, for Chambers. Louis, went over to the endeavor. I went to Chauncey, for Ma, She was over there at a surprise party. She went over with us at noon. I paid $7.15 freight for the scrapers. A. Lowrey, gave me a check for it.
Thursday, Aug. 8 - It rained some this morning. Herb went to plow at 10 o'clock. Louis picked apples brought in corn to feed pigs. I was over to Burkholder's, & put the new Buck scrapers together. I worked 3 hrs, at it. The boys & girls went over to the Endeavor.
Friday, Aug. 9 - Herb plowed until it rained at about 3 o'clock. Louis & I were to town, took a plow to get sharpened. It rained about 4 or 5 hrs. good steady rain.
Saturday, Aug. 10 - Herb plowed all day. Louis, & I hauled in chaff for ice house next winter. Fetched corn for feed. After dinner I went to town, Louis cleaned out the hen house.
Sunday, Aug. 11 - Herb, & the girls were to s.s. Nell Donaldson, and his wife were here visiting all day.
Monday, Aug. 12 - The boys plowed all day. It was very hot today could not work much. I worked at remodeling the corn harvester. The young folks went over to Carrie DeCou, to practice singing for the picnic.
Tuesday, Aug. 13 - The boys plowed all day. The girls were down to Amy, to make a banner for the Sunday School, to go to the picnic.
Wednesday, Aug. 14 - It rained this morning. Louis cleaned radish seed 3 � lbs. Herb helped in the house. This afternoon the boys helped J. Yount, thresh without team. I soldered one doz. cans tomatoes.
Thursday, Aug. 15 - Louis, mowed the upper piece of alfalfa, this morning. The boys & girls then went down to the s.s. picnic in Lem Mefferd's, grove. Ma, & I, stayed home, there was a Mr. Long, here agent for a woven wire fence.
Friday, Aug. 16 - The boys both worked on the road with two teams at the N.W. corner of our farm pulling down the hill with one of the new buck scrapers. I helped the women drying corn and canning tomatoes. We are all going up to Reiff's, to an ice cream festival.
Saturday, Aug. 17 - The boys worked on the road until noon which finished our road work for the year. Herb plowed this afternoon. Louis, went down to N. Donaldson, to help him extract honey. Herb, went to town this evening.
Sunday, Aug. 18 - I was to town and brought out Wm Tuttle and wife Charle Tuttle, and Wife & Mrs. Bennet. We had a good visit. Louis took them home this evening. We took four sections of honey from the bees.
Monday, Aug. 19 - Herb finished plowing the oat stubble at noon. Louis worked at the W. Mill. I was to town & got the harvester knives. Louis, mowed the lower piece of alfalfa.
Tuesday, Aug. 20 - The boys work at training the colts & mowed around in the house yard. We fixed the knives to the corn harvester.
Wednesday, Aug. 21 - I was notified by Wm Guyett, in writing to quarentine Frank Porter, & family on the Smith, farm as they have the scarlet fever. I was to Dunlap, to see the Doc. then went to woodbine for a flag then went out and put up the quarantine flag. Louis, & Herb, handled the colts today. Board of health work 9 hrs. Wm Burk., went with me to Porters.
Thursday, Aug. 22 - Dell, was down fast this morning. We had hard work to get her on her feet & she could not be on her feet long. Herb, went over and fetched his father. We then made a sling & hung her in it. I then went to a meeting of Trustees, to give aid to B.F. Porters, family as they are quarantined. They have the scarlet fever there, Louis, went to Dunlap, & got E.L. Manchester, veterinarion to come & do something for Dell. He was here two hrs.
Friday, Aug. 23 - It rained very heavy last evening and rained during the night & rained all day. This was the best rain we got in 2 yrs. E.L. Manchester, was here to look after Dell she is some better but is not able to use her right hind leg. Wm Burkholder, was here this evening awhile. It is raining this eve. We took Dell out of the sling about noon today.
Saturday, Aug. 24 - The boys cut some wood and dug a few potatoes pulled the onions, gathered tomatoes & plowed. Louis was to town this afternoon. Herb, went to town this evening. Wm Burk, & Vining were here.
Sunday, Aug. 25 - Doctor Manchester was here again. I paid him, his bill is 3 dollars. Dell is not much better. The boys & girls were to S.S.
Monday, Aug. 26 - We cut & shocked P. of N. corn to try the cutter. We had to make it longer to keep it from sliding around behind and we made a higher seat on it. We cut 37 rows and cut a bunk row. Wm Burk., was here to dinner he helped alter the machine and visited.
Tuesday, Aug. 27 - The boys cut some corn by hand & picked plums. I was to town, when I came back we cut with Dep, until the rain drove us out. It rained very heavy since 5 p.m. and is still raining 9 p.m.
Wednesday, August 28 - It rained today. Herb cut up wood. Louis was over to Chauncey's and got some pound boxes for the supers. He put in foundation. It rained some this evening.
Thursday, August 29 - Herb was away all day looking for a farm to rent. Louis and I fixed the grinder, we bushed the upright shaft. Louis snaped two rows of P. of the N. Corn and cut fodder for the cattle.
Friday, August 30 - We cut and brought in the sunflower seed and put them in the crib and picked out 140 ears of P. of the N. Corn for seed. We expected E. Manchester to do some surgical work on a sow, but he did not come. The boys cut fodder and I was to town this afternoon.
Saturday, August 31 - I was up to Dunlap to see Dr. Beatty about raising the quarantine at B. J. Porters. Geo. Reiff went with me to Dunlap. The boys went to George Peg in Monona County to bring the colts home. Wm Burk. come over to Milk and help do the chores. I was to Woodbine to see Dr. Dole about the quarentine. It seems as if neither of the Doctors want to look after this Porter quarentine.
Sunday, September 1 - Wm Burkholder staid over night and helped do the chores this morning. I went over with him and staid near noon. The boys came home at six o'clock but only had Herb's colt. Ted was so near dead that they could not bring him. Herb's is so weak that he can hardly get around. Chambers brought his cattle home with them. Girls were to S. S.
Monday, September 2 - The boys snaped two rows of corn for feed. I was up to see Austin Lowrey about the Porter case. Dr. Manchester was here and performed an operation on a sow and a small boar. The boys cut fodder this afternoon. Herb and I were at the corcan? at the center S. S.
Tuesday, September 3 - The boys cut a row of shocks P. of the N. corn which finishes it except 10 rows which will snap. We picked out some more seed. I was to town for sulphur, then went to B. F. Porters to see that they clean and fumigate the house prepartory to taking down quarantine.
Wednesday, Sept 4 - Louis went out to cut grass but the mower would not work so Louis, Ma and I went to town. We brought out a During Giant mower to try it. It is satisfactory to us. We keep it and pay forty two 50/100 dollars at the end of a year or pay half and interest on the balance for one year. Herb cut corn and chored.
Thursday, September 5 - We got the wrong sickels so I went to Yiesleys and exchanged them. The boys tore down the cattle shed. After dinner I and Herb went to Dunlap. Ma went as far as Boyds'. Doctor Manchester came down and cut two holes in Dells flank to let out the pus that had gethered in her hip. She has an ugly sore hip and is very lame yet but not so bad as before it opened. I paid Manchester one and 50/100 dollars for this trip and a little medicine he gave me when I was up before with G. Reiff. Louis mowed this afternoon. Herb raked and shocked a little this evening. It rained during the night.
Friday, September 6 - The boys gethered I. G. M. corn in the field for seed. After dinner they raked and shocked hay. I was to town this morning to get medicine for Dell. After dinner I tied up seed corn and made another pair of axles for corn harvester.
Saturday, September 7 - The boys put up a stack of hay in the upper corn field with 42 loads in it and one load in barn to feed. I was to town and down to B. F. Porters to take off the quarentine. He has fumigated and cleaned up first rate.
Sunday, September 8 - The colts broke the gate at the cattle yard so we had to make a new one. The young folks were to S. S.
Monday, September 9 - Herb and I husked a load of P. of N Corn. Louis mowed until 3 o'clock. I then mowed and the boys raked and shocked until 6 o'clock. Wm Burk was over to see if I would go along to the convention at M. Valley. I told him I could not go.
Tuesday, September 10 - I mowed until noon, the boys raked and shocked. The wind blew so hard that they could not work at the hay this afternoon so they picked out some corn for seed. I was down to Geo. Mefferd to see about the Russian thistle. He says they destroyed all they could find. He thinks there are no more in his district. Put one load in barn.
Wednesday, September 11 - It was very windy so that we could do nothing with the hay. So the boys gethered seed corn and cut and shocked corn. I was up to Reiffs to splice his horse fork rope. Burk went with me. We staid to dinner, we then went down to Younts. John Chambers was cutting stalks with a new McCormick machien, he had three horses to it. Burk and I went out in the field to see it work. He cut his stalks high as the machien would cut them. I think he left a good bit of corn uncut and the third horse had to walk over the bound bundles.
Thursday, September 12 - The boys and I put up a stack in the Meadow 4 � loads in it and one in the barn. Herb went to town. Louis went over to Spring brook S. S. to a meeting.
Friday, September 13 - It rained a little this morning. The boys snaped a load of I. G. mine (corn). We picked seed out of it. We then brought up two loads of hay, put it in the barn. The wind blew heavy all day. Which made it very bad to handle hay.
Saturday, September 14 - I mowed, the boys hauled up one load in the barn. The mower choked up so bad that I went to town, got Gene Yeisley to come and look after it. He said the sicle was to dull, he tightened the sickel in the guards. Mr. Clark of the hotel told me that Dr. Satterlee said I should go down to the S. E. corner of Douglas town and look after the Russian thisthles. I took two nice Melons each to H. C. Ford and Gene Yeisley.
Sunday, September 15 - It rained all day and sometimes very hard. Louis and Herb were away near all day, over to Jack Meadows.
Monday, September 16 - I was down to look after the Russian thistles in the S. West corner of the township. I found none in our township but some in the other three townships. I stoped with N. Donaldson fir dinner. Nells went with me and helped look for them as I did not know what they looked like. The boys cut 9 shocks of corn, cleaned out the chicken houses and raked and bunched up hay in the afternoon. Mrs. Reiff, Damery and Mrs. J. H. Tuttle were here to surprise Ma, today is her 50th birthday.
Tuesday, September 17 - Louis finished mowing at noon. Herb and I went over to his fathers place and got a few pieces of hickory for teeth to make a sweep rake to stake hay on the meadow this afternoon. The boys were going to bunch up the hay but it was too windy so they husked corn for feed. I was to town. They also picked out a little seed corn.
Wednesday, September 18 - The boys and I put up hay. I took it in with the sweep rake and the boys stacked it. We put up two good sized stacks today.
Thursday, September 19 - It was very windy all day so we could not work at the hay. So the boys cut and shocked corn. It is very windy this evening.
Friday, September 20 - The boys and I went down to the meadow and put up a small stack which finished our haying for this fall. There is another load down there that got very wet and it is so windy we left it lay. The boys cut and shocked corn this afternoon. I cleaned out the water tank. The boys helped me at the tank so it was late when they went to cut corn.
Saturday, September 21 - The boys cut and shocked corn and they husked some. I was to town and just got home in time as it rained heavy after I put the horses away.
Sunday, September 22 - It rained all day pretty steady. Jesse Burkholder was here this evening.
Monday, September 23 - It was too wet to go to cuting corn this morning so we fixed the sheller and shelled and ground some P. of the N. corn. Then the boys cut and shocked corn. I hauled in a load of squash.
Tuesday, September 24 - The boys cut and shocked corn until about five o'clock. They then husked two rows of corn for feed. I was to town. The girls and Herb went to a meeting at our school house.
Wednesday, September 25 - Louis worked at his chickens (Millie helped him) until near three o'clock. They then cut and shocked corn. Herb cut all day. I am on the sick list again. I am not feeling good at all, although I run six bus. of wheat through the fanning mill to take to the mill to take to the mill for flour. A peddler was here today.
Thursday, September 26 - Louis gethered the onions and some Melons. Then went out to cut corn. Herb cut and shocked all day.
Friday, September 27 - There was a frost this morning. The boys finished shocking the corn in the meadow. Dug the sweet potatoes, cut and raked the buckwheat, shocked the kaffer corn and chored around in general.
Saturday, September 28 - Louis was to town, he took the Deering Giant Mower back to Yiesley and Son. It would not work satisfactory. It chocked up very often in dry clean grass. Herb dug some potatoes gethered a bus. of tomatoes, husked a load of corn. When Louis came home, Herb and him snaped out a row on each side of the middle fence. Ice the thickness of a pane of glass this morning.
Sunday, September 29 - The boys and girls were over to Wm Burkholders grove for hazelnuts. They drove against a stump and broke off the double tree. Louis went to town to meeting this eve.
Monday, September 30 - The boys filled up the horse stalls and entry. They hauled 4 loads (all the wagon would hold) in. I helped. Louis with a heavy stomper pounded it down solid. Herb then fetched in a load of pumpkins and a load of straw. Heavy frost this morning.
Tuesday, October 1 - The boys dug potatoes all day. I sorted the sweet potatoes. I made a double tree for the buggy the boys broke when they were for hazelnuts.
Wednesday, October 2 - The boys finished diging potatoes at noon, I helped some. I was to town. Ma went along as far as Corrie DeCou. Albert Chauncey was stung by the bees that they thought he would die. Ma and I were there and Mrs. DeCou staid there to help Mrs. Chauncey. Wm and Mrs. Chauncey were stung quite badly also. The boys hauled up the buckwheat and the beets.
Thursday, October 3 - The boys pounded out the buck wheat and run it through the fan mill. Herb husked a small load of corn. I filed the buck saw and made part of a New frame for it. Ma and Bertha were over to Chaunceys. Albert is better.
Friday, October 4 - The boys scraped up the manure in the cattle yard and hauled it out also the pile of stable manure. I painted the doubletree, put away the rake and helped a little at the manure. Ma and Millie were at H. Younts.
Saturday, October 5 - Herb plowed the buckwheat patch this forenoon and plowed this afternoon on the pasture Louis and I brought up a load of hay that was left. When we hayed it was full of red roots and was in a couple of rains and was not very good.
Sunday, October 6 -Millie, Bertha and Herb were to S. S. Louis, Ma and I staid at home.
Monday, October 7 - I was down to center S. house to a meeting of Trustees to settle with the road supervisors. N. A. Donaldson was there to see the board about changing a road in Dist. No 3 to one in Cass Township on the town - line. We all made 10 hours. Herb plowed all day. Louis cleaned out the west crib and put the onions in the grainery and the sweet potatoes in the sellar. The cattle got into the alfalfa so he had to get them out and fix the fence.
Tuesday, October 8 - Herb plowed until three o'clock. He then helped Louis to break in Dick, he gave them some trouble, he threw himself twice. I plowed awhile then I stoped. We took the husker and shreder out so we can get in with the corn when we husk. I took Ma down to John DeCou's to a wooden Wedding party and brought her home again this evening.
Wednesday, October 9 - We were all down to visit at N. A. Donaldson's. We got about 3 bus. walnuts with the hulls on. Louis went over to the endeavor and the rest of us went to Watkins to a birthday party this evening.
Thursday, October 10 - Herb plowed all day. Louis husked corn. I was to Logan to the eighth meeting of the Insurance Association. Austin Lowrey was here this evening.
Friday, October 11 - I was down to notify L. M. Hunt of the meeting of the board on Tuesday next at 9 o'clock A.M. Louis and Herb helped Lowrey to thresh all day. I cut a little wood.
Saturday, October 12 - Herb plowed on the pasture all day. Louis and I husked until noon. Louis snaped corn this afternoon to feed and I was to town.
Sunday, October 13 - The boys and girls were to S. S. Mrs. Damery and Bessie were here today.
Monday, October 14 - Herb plowed all day on the pasture. Louis and I were to town, brought a load (1500 1bs) of soft coal $3.50 per ton. After unloading the coal we husked a load of corn. We shelled and ground a little corn this morning.
Tuesday, October 15 - I was down to the south line of our township to change a road district with Cass township but did not make the change but we hired the road plowed to kill out the Russian thisthles. Herb plowed all day. Louis husked all day.
Wednesday, October 16 - Herb plowed until noon. Louis brought a load 2340 lbs. coal. They went to DeCou's to thresh but the thresher broke down so they came home again. L. and I brought another load 2160 lbs. S. coal. Herb husked corn. We took the sulky plow to get sharpened. They had to put a new landslide on the lay.
Thursday, October 17 - Herb husked and Louis snaped until noon. They then hauled up a stack of hay out of the upper Corn field. I was to town and brought the plow. The girls went with me.
Friday, October 18 - Herb plowed all day. Louis and I worked at the hay a little but it was too windy so we went to husking and kept at it until sundown.
Saturday, October 19 - Herb plowed all day. Louis husked near all day. Him and I brought up a load of hay and unloaded a half a load that was up. I helped him husk this forenoon. I was to town this afternoon.
Sunday, October 20 - Herb and Bertha were down to Win Yeager's. The rest of us were to S. S. This was a very fine day.
Monday, October 21 - Herb plowed all day. Louis husked all day. I made one of the drop end gates for one of the wagons to shovel corn out of the wagon and I helped Louis husk awhile this evening.
Tuesday, October 22 - Herb plowed an hour which finished the pasture. He then went to husking. Louis and I husked and snaped the sweet corn and a load of Goldmine (corn) then butcher a pig, then went to town for the equalizer and harness and ax.
Wednesday, October 23 - Herb husked all day. Louis and I riged up the new harness and put them on the horses and hauled out the manure and packed the tank with manure. One of the horses jumped on my foot which is very sore. Louis choped down a cottonwood tree that was in the way of seting the power to shed fodder. I was to town with Wm Burkholder and brought home an elbow and piece of zinc to put up the kitchen stove which we changed a little.
Thursday, October 24 - Herb husked all day. Louis cut some more trees. He had to dig up the roots and stumps so they would not be in the way of the power. Geo. Reiff was here to dinner, he helped to put on the equalizer. I was to town to get the rods cut off and a hook turned on the ends.
Friday, October 25 - Herb husked all day. Louis and I shelled and ground some corn. We then set up the power and hauled the brush from the tree tops out on the fall plowing to burn when dry enough. We then husked two rows of corn.
Saturday, October 26 - We hitched two teams to the power to try if it would work but we did not have team enough. So Louis and Herb husked each two rows of corn before noon. I pulled the turnips and cut the tops off, at noon Louis team broke off the wagon toung. So Louis and I went to town to get a new one made. Herb husked this afternoon. Ma went with us as far as Chas. Davis's, visited there till we came home.
Sunday, October 27 - Bertha and Herb were up to Younts to visit Amy. The rest of us was at home all day.
Monday, October 28 - Louis and herb were over to Smiths to help thresh all day. I was to town and brought the wagon toung. Bertha was with me. We took dinner at Wm Tuttle's.
Tuesday, October 29 - Louis snaped corn this morning and husked this afternoon. He quit early to get things in shape to commence shredding tomorro. Herb husked all day. I fixed up a stall that Bettie broke out and was to town for machien and Cosl oil.
Wednesday, October 30 - We shreded all day but did not work well. The fodder is too dry. Towards evening it misted some. Shreded about 65 shocks. Tuttle helped.
Thursday, October 31 - We shreded all day, it done well until noon it was damp but in the afternoon it did not do so well. Tuttle helped until noon. Burk, helped then. We shreded about the same as yesterday.
Friday, November 1 - Herb husked all day. I cleaned up and husked the corn laying around the shreder. And cleaned out all the manure in the stables. Louis was to Logan to the execative committee of the Farners Co. Institutes.
Saturday, November 2 - The boys husked all day. Louis got out late this morning. I was to town this afternoon. I was at a meeting of Trustees to put up the election booths. Four hours.
Sunday, November 3 - Herb and the girls were to S. S. Louis went up to Reiff's this evening.
Monday, November 4 - The boys husked all day. I helped Louis this forenoon and Bertha helped Herb this afternoon. I was to town this afternoon. Mr. Jordan was here this morning electionering.
Tuesday, November 5 - I was on the election board. The boys husked each a load of corn. The girls helped them. They then went to vote. They husked some after they came back.
Wednesday, November 6 - I took the poll books to Logan, I drove Topsy down. The boys both husked all day. Bertha helped in the forenoon.
Thursday, November 7 - A sow got a litter of nine pigs last night. It rained some last night and is wet today. Herb fixed up some fence and they brought the calf from Damery's that Louis bought this morning. It was wet and sleety all day. The boys put away the onions and the squash and cleared out the east crib.
Friday, November 8 - The boys were late geting out this morning. They husked all day. Millie went with Jesse Burkholder to a partie up to Mungen's. It is still wet and sleety. I cleaned out the hen houses and choped a little wood.
Saturday, November 9 - The boys husked all day. I was to town, on the way I stoped at No. four school house to see what amount of damage done by lightning to No 4. About 4 of 5 dollars will repair the damage. Austin Lowrey and I filled out the bills of Trustees in Reed and Cole's store. Austin sent them down to the Co. board.
Sunday, November 10 - Herbert and the girls were to S. S. I was down to visit with James Tuttle. He has a carbuncle on his neck and is very sick with it but it is geting better. I stoped at Reiffs, Burks and Damerys on my way home. A litter of eight pigs.
Monday, November 11 - The boys husked all day. Bertha and I helped. Bertha in the afternoon and I all day. A litter of pigs, all came dead.
Tuesday, November 12 - The boys husked all day. I made hog troughs for the sows with pigs and chored around until noon. I helped Louis husk this afternoon. I think it will rain before morning. A litter of pigs.
Wednesday, November 13 - It rained all day. The boys shelled a lot of corn and were up to Reiffs visiting. I mended the tin things.
Thursday, November 14 - The boys and I husked all day. The day was nice but the corn husked tough.
Friday, November 15 - The boys and I husked all day. Bertha helped Herb about half a day in all today.
Saturday, November 16 - The boys husked all day. The girls helped them some. I was to town and the mill but I got only a part of my flour. I have 147 lbs. to get yet.
Sunday, November 17 - The girls were to S. S. Wm Yeager and Wm Burkholder were here to dinner.
Monday, November 18 - The boys husked all day. I was down to Logan and put in clerks office my finale report as guardian to our children, of John Hertz estate. I also got $27.75 from the auditor (Phil S. Bonney) for services as Trustee during the year.
Tuesday, November 19 - The boys husked all day. I carried boards in to floor the wagon shed to throw corn in and I fixed an end in it. It snowed some today and was pretty cold and windy.
Wednesday, November 20 - The boys husked all day. I was in the house. I could not get around well on account of the piles.
Thursday, November 21 - Louis husked until noon. He went to town this afternoon. Herb husked until three o'clock. Which finished the husking for this fall in the field but we have some to shred and husk with the machien.
Friday, November 22 - The boys fixed up the covering of the water pipe so it will not freeze, the hogs rooted it out in the pasture. They then commenced to build a hen roost so they do not freeze when it gets extremely cold.
Saturday, November 23 - The boys worked all day at the hen house. I helped a very little. The boys went to town this eve.
Sunday, November 24 - Herb and the girls were to S. S. Louis was to town and over to the Spring Creek S. S.
Monday, November 25 - The boys worked at the hen shed all day. I helped to put the straw on for a roof. It snowed a good bit last night. I took down the stove pipe in the west side and cleaned out the soot. The stove would not draw a bit and we could not stand the smoke and sulphur. Reiff boys were here awhile this evening. Herb went over to see Jesse.
Tuesday, November 26 - Herb took Louis and his show birds to the train. He is going to M. V. to the B. V. P. S. show. Herb brought 1050 lbs. Indiana Block coal $5.50 per ton. 2 degrees below zero this morning.
Wednesday, November 27 - Herb and I worked at the long hen shed. We made a double wall and stufed straw in between, put in four windows and a small door. Louis is in M. valley. This was a fine day.
Thursday, November 28 - It rained some and was misty all day. Herb and I finished the long hen shed and shelled some corn. Herb and Bertha were to town this evening.
Friday Nov. 29 - Louis came home last night after we were in bed. The boys chored around & then went to town for the show chickens. They then got some stuff together and commenced to put partitions in the long hen shed.
Saturday Nov. 30 - Herb hauled three loads of shocks up out of the meadow. Piled it up on the east side of the shreder. Louis & I finished puting partitions in the chicken shed & shut up the cracks to keep out the winds. It is raining a little this evening.
Sunday Dec. 1, 1895 - The boys & the girls were to S. S. Harold Reiff was here to see us about shreding. Wm. Burkholder was here this evening.
Monday Dec. 2 - The boys was to town this morning & got two teams shod in front to shred with. We commenced at half past two o'clock & broke a sweep right after starting. We had a red elm pole we made a sweep out of it. It was after four o'clock when we started again. We shreded two loads until dark. Geo., Harold, Paul, Herb, Louis and I was in the barn mowing the fodder away.
Tuesday Dec. 3 - We commenced to shred at 8 o'clock and worked until half past five. The machine worked good but we broke the main drive chain three times this afternoon. Geo., Harold & Paul Reiff, Wm. Burkholder drove the power horses. Herb & I worked in the mow.
Wednesday Dec. 4 - It snowed a good bit this forenoon. We butchered a pig. After dinner we shreded, the drive chain broke several times, otherwise it works good. The fodder is in good condition. The three Reiffs, Herb & his father and Harrison Yount helped.
Thursday Dec. 5 - We shreded until 9 � o'clock but the main drive chain broke so often that we quit. Louis went to town & ordered a new chain and a new sprocket. We cleaned out the machien & tried it again when Louis came back but it broke twice in less than fifteen minits to we quit again and the Reiffs & Burk went home. Yount was here until 9 � o'clock. Herb & I fetched in six shocks this evening. Louis went to town this evening for the chain & sprocket.
Friday Dec. 6 - We commenced a little after 8 o'clock & shreded all day. We had a very good run today. The new chain & sprocket made a great difference in the running. The Reiffs, Wm. Burk., Harrison Yount, our boys & myself worked today.
Saturday Dec. 7 - We commenced to shred at 8:05, this was the earliest of any morning this fall. We finished at 9:30 A.M. The Reiffs & Wm. Burkholder helped. We owe Burk for three & a quarter days driving teams on the power. I cleaned out the stove pipes. Herb packed the hog waterers with manure.
Sunday Dec. 8 - Louis was up to Reiff's last night. Today he was to town. Herb & the girls were to S. S.
Monday Dec. 9 - Herb, Louis & I were up to Reiff's, shreded until noon. Shelled corn after dinner, came home at half past seven this evening. Ma went up with us this morning and came back with us this eve.
Tuesday Dec. 10 - We got ready to shell some corn to feed. Reiffs came late, we commenced after 10 o'clock, shelled near 150 bus., until half past eleven o'clock. After dinner I unloaded a large load of cobs & Herb went around & fixed up fences so we can turn the cattle in the stalks. Louis & Harold took the shreder and the power down to shred for Geo. Mathews. Herb & I cut the kaffer corn & cleaned out the stables & hauled it out on the corn stubble. Herb took John Younts wagon home.
Wednesday Dec. 11 - We were down just south of Stephen Crow's place and shreded for Geo Mathews all day. Burk drove.
Thursday Dec. 12 - We shreded all day for Geo. Matthews. Burk drove on power. Elmer Crow pitched fodder on wagons. Herb & Paul hauled in. Harold, George & Louis run the shreder and I stacked the shreded fodder. They brought a load yesterday & another load today.
Friday Dec. 13 - We shreded all day for Geo. Matthews. Wm. Burk, Elmer Crow, Herb, Louis, the three Reiffs made up the crew today. It went good but we had to reset as the stack would not hold all the fodder.
Saturday Dec. 14 - We finished George Matthews shreding at 10 o'clock. Louis, Herb & I took the shreder traps and power over to Knapp's to shred Frank Knap's fodder. We shreded ten acres for Geo. Matthews for thirty dollars. We done everything except hauling the husked corn. Herb & Louis were to town this afternoon and this evening the boys & girls went down to John Yount's. Mrs. Donaldson's roasters. Today finishes Herb's work for this year, 8 mo. & 14 days. Lost time to come off.
Sunday Dec. 15 - This was a fine day. Harry Yount, Mrs. Wm. Yeager and Wm. Burkholder were here visiting. A Mr. Smith left a horse here in our stalks field until next Saturday.
Monday Dec. 16 - I went to town early this morning, took two cockrels to the early train, shiped to Pocatello Idaho. Louis & Reiffs shreded for F. Knapp all day. Herb went down to husk for Wm. Yeager.
Tuesday Dec. 17 - Louis, Mr. Reiff & Harold shreded until noon for Frank Knapp. They then took the power over to Wm. Burkholder, where they expect to shell Burk's corn. Miss. Carrie DeCou & Mrs. Chauncey were here visiting today.
Wednesday Dec. 18 - Louis & Bertha went to town. Bertha stayed at Tulles, she will come home tomorro.
Thursday Dec. 19 - Louis had to fix something at the windmill as it would not turn in the wind. Wm. Burk. was here for Herb's cart & harness. Louis I went to town this afternoon & got 650 lbs, of bran & shorts At 40� a hundred. We took 6 & 12/60 bus. of wheat to exchange for the Mill feed.
Friday Dec. 20 - Louis and George & Harold Reiff shelled corn for Wm. Burkholder today. Al Vining shoveled for Louis. Louis, Herb, Ma & Millie went to town this evening.
Saturday Dec. 21 - Louis chored around until noon. He then went to town. I choped some wood. My ear bothered me so quit & laid down awhile. This was a fine day.
Sunday Dec. 22 - Louis, Millie, Ma & I went to town to church, we all took dinner with Wm. Tuttle & Family. Ma staid at Tuttles. This evening Louis, Herb & the girls went to town to church.
Monday Dec. 23 - Louis went to town, Ma came home with him. It snowed & rained some last night & was very damp today and as I did not feel well I remained in the house near all day. Louis & Ma was up to Younts awhile this afternoon. There was a shoot for turkeys up at Younts today.
Tuesday Dec. 24 - Louis chored around, after dinner he went to town. It rained some and was very damp today. I done nothing today. Herb came this evening.
Wednesday Dec. 25 - Herb & Bertha were down to Will Yeagers to spend Christmas. The rest of us staid at home.
Thursday Dec. 26 - The large red cow droped a steer calf & it chilled so Louis skined it. I pounded out a little kaffer corn & cut a little wood. Jake Weiss was here to see a couple of heiffer calves that we want to sell him.
Friday Dec. 27 - We loaded two calves in the wagon after a good bit of hard work. Louis took them in to Jake Weiss. Sold them at 2 � � per lb. The two weighed 670 lbs., $16.'75. This afternoon Louis helped Harrison Yount to thresh fodder. Wm. Burkholder was here this afternoon. I cleaned out the stables & chored some.
Saturday Dec. 28 - Louis worked At Younts until four o'clock. I was to town for the mail. Burk was here with & pair of colts he is breaking to harness. He wanted me to go to town with him but Millie was sick so I could not go at the time he was here.
Sunday Dec. 29 - John Smith fetched his horse that run in our stalks for two weeks. He paid Louis $80/100. Herb came this morning. He is going down to Yeagers tomorro, to husk. The boys & girls were to S. S.
Monday Dec. 30 - Louis went to town today. I cut a little wood & painted a neck yoke & double trees.
Tuesday Dec. 31 - I was to town & paid the sub. to the Sentinel to date & stoped the paper.
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