|1879 Diary of Luman Putnam of Granville
Transcribed by Betsy Shirk - email@example.com
Formatted and Published by Joyce M. Tice
Transcription copyright 2010 Betsy Shirk and Joyce M. Tice
|Luman Putnam||Jerusha Bailey, his first wife|
Weather quite cold but more moderate than for a week past. Cloudy mostly.
Husked some corn at the barn and attended to the stock.
Quite stormy much of the time and towards night much colder & very blustering.
Had company & quit husking. Lathan & Urania came in the forenoon, and C. D. Ross and his wife soon afterward.
Continues cold and blustering with a little sunshine in the course of the day.
Spent my time about the house and barn attending to the stock and the fires.
Coldest day of the season – mercury in the morning 6 below zero.
Cold weather continues, and cloudy most of the time, with much wind.
Attended to the stock & matters about the house, and husked a little corn.
Weather, as usual, quite cold and blustering and with very little sunshine.
Did not get through with the chores in season for meeting and therefore did not attend it, but remained at home with wife.
Weather windy and cold and also partially cloudy.
Husked corn in the barn part of the time and attended to the stock and chores at the house.
Weather cloudy partially, and and a very little more mild.
Husked corn at the barn and attended to feeding and watering the cattle, and also to affairs at the house.
Cloudy, & weather more moderate, thawing a little in the middle of the day.
Went over the creek to see the wood that Griffin & Gray have been chopping.
Weather cold and stormy, and with a blustering wind.
Rode up to Azor’s with Charles Ross, and rode back with him at night.
Partially fair, but quite cold with considerable wind.
Azor sent Ed down with his team who brought half a ton of buckwheat bran from Long’s mill & then went to hauling wood for me from over the creek. Worked with him. Hauled 4 loads.
Weather cloudy & cold but not very blustering.
Got Harvey to work with Ed at hauling wood and I prepared storage and put away the buckwheat bran. Went up to the store & bought some groceries. Ed went home towards night, hauling today loads.
Weather mostly fair & considerably cold.
Attended meeting in the forenoon & heard Sollie Bovier preach at the Center. Did not go in the evening.
Weather fair & seems to be growing more moderate.
Attended to the stock, and to affairs at the house, and to but little besides.
Weather mostly cloudy and more mild, thawing some.
Attended to the animals and split up some wood. Visited with Charles Brigham & his wife who were here to dinner. Griffin & Gray chopped over the creek.
Cloudy most of the day and quite stormy at night & cold.
Attended to affairs at the barn and the house as usual, & went over in the woods to see the work of Griffin & Gray who have completed the chopping of 30 cords of wood. Fremont called to see me. Sent provisions to Lydia.
Storm ceased but day quite blustering and partially fair.
Besides the ordinary chores at the house and barn helped wife cut the meat for saussage.
Cold morning – 4 degrees below – day fair & warmer, evening cloudy & windy & stormy.
Attended to the stock and other chores doing but little besides.
Weather fair most of the time and much more moderate.
Attended to the stock and separated five of the lambs from among the sheep & put in the yard with the calves.
Clouds and sunshine and pretty cold weather today.
Attended to the stock and attended the forenoon meeting. Sawyer from East Troy discoursed to us. Mary Ann returned from her visit at Troy.
The weather has been pretty cold & mostly cloudy.
Besides the care of the stock and the chores about the house, cleaned out the pigpen and did some repairing at calf shed.
Weather some milder and partially cloudy. Thawed some.
Having been sent for by Levi Taylor, went up there to see him, after the morning chores, and took dinner with him. He wants to change his will. Called at the post office.
Weather quite fair and moderate thawing some.
Attended to the stock &c. and spent the rest of the day writing a last will for Levi Taylor.
Fore part of the day fair and the latter part cloudy. Thawed a little.
Attended to the chores as usual and appropriated the time time to writing a letter to Mr. Atkins. Copied a part of it in the evening.
Fore part of the day fair and latter part cloudy, same as yesterday.
Finished copying letter and after dinner went up with wife and spent the afternoon with Levi & his wife. He executed the will. Left letter at post office.
Weather clear and cloudy as usual, and thaw continues moderately.
Spent a portion of the day about the barn with the chores there, and the remainder at the house with whatever came in my way.
The day mostly cloudy and weather considerably cool.
Remained at home today, and spent much of the time in the care of the cattle and sheep.
Weather much the same as yesterday. Mostly cloudy.
Attended to the chores as usual and remainder of the time in the library, and about the house.
Weather mostly cloudy and only moderately cold and thawed some.
Did but little besides attending to the stock and fires. Spent some time in the library reading a little and writing some.
Weather partially fair, and continues quite moderate thawing some.
Finished writing a long letter to Ellen Buell, and began to copy it, and attended to the chores as usual. Worked a spell at cleaning out the calf stable.
Day fair, quite windy, and continues moderate, thawing considerably.
Took care of the stock, tinkered some about the wagon house, & worked some time cleaning out calf stable, & went to post office with letter & bought a lamp. Late Andrews came & took Mary Ann away.
Weather fair and quite windy, continuing moderate and thawing some.
Besides care of the stock worked some about the wagon house, split up some wood, shelled bushel corn, rigged up the smoking box, & put our ham to smoking. Fremont called.
Weather mostly fair, and continues considerably windy and also pretty cold.
Attended to the stock, and also having shelled a bushel of corn, took it up to Hollis’ mill on the wheelbarrow and got it ground, bringing it home again.
Day considerably fair, but weather continues windy and cold.
Remained away from meeting today on account of a bruised face. Attended to the chores as usual, and read some.
Day mostly cloudy and moderately cool, with some wind.
Besides the care of the stock and the fires, repaired the hearth in the library.
Received a Cincinatti newspaper from Reeder Brigham.
Day quite cloudy and moderately cold, with very little wind.
Attended to the chores at the barn and about the house, and spent some time in the library reading.
Began to snow in the morning and continued till night. Weather moderate.
Took care of the stock at the barn and attended to matters about the house. Shelled some corn in the afternoon.
Received a letter from A. M. Bailey.
Weather cloudy and considerably mild, thawing a little.
Business at the barn as usual, attending to the cattle and sheep, spending also some time at the house, reading some.
Received a letter from Mr. Atkins.
Day partially cloudy and a little squally, but not very cold.
Took care of the stock as usual and attended to matters about the barn, and also spent some time about the house. Fitted another apartment for the pig and moved him into it.
Weather quite fair throughout the day & also moderate after the sun appeared.
Attended to the affairs at the barn and the house as usual, and spent some time in the library reading some and writing.
Weather partially cloudy and quite cold, with considerable wind.
Attended to the chores as usual and attended meeting at the Centre, conducted by Br. Taylor, and also finished and copied a letter to A. M. Bailey, Middlefield Conn. Carried it to P.O. at night.
Morning 3 degrees above zero. Day quite fair and pleasant, thawing considerably.
Attended to the matters at the house and barn, and have done but little besides. Have some time reading.
Weather cloudy and very windy, also a little rainy part of the time.
Attended to the ordinary chores as usual, and spent a portion of the time in the library reading some and writing a little.
Weather mostly cloudy and considerably windy, but not very cold.
Took care of the stock as usual and finished a letter to D. H. Andrus, Huron, N.Y., and copied it.
Weather mostly cloudy, considerably windy, and quite cold.
Attended to the barn and house affairs as usual, and in the afternoon attended the funeral of Orrin Fuller at the Centre. Br. Phoenix officiated.
Weather partially fair, and very cold and blustering.
Attended to the chores at the barn and house, and spent a portion of the time in the library reading, & split some wood in shed.
Received a letter from A. M. Bailey.
Weather continues partially cloudy and is also rather cold.
Attended to matters at the barn and the house as usual, and spent some time reading.
Luman called in the forenoon and gave me for the Bush administrators a check for $45. Montange called and took it.
Weather moderately cold and considerably cloudy.
Hurried up the chores and then got ready & went up to meeting & heard Br. Phoenix. Found Br. Cyrus Holcomb there who after the meeting came home with me. Went up with him to the evening meeting & came home without him.
The weather has been quite cloudy and the afternoon and evening quite stormy.
After the morning chores went up to the store & met Azor with Amanda & Eliza.
The day has been considerably cold and quite cloudy, snowing some. Snow deep.
Attended to my chores in the morning & middle of the day, but was so much unwell at night that Albert was called on to do them. Sylvester came over to see me & left some medicine. Had a pretty sick night of it.
Weather moderately cold and only partially cloudy.
Quite unwell today but feeling much better than last night. Isaac called to see me & Letty came in afternoon.
Sylvester carried some wheat to mill for us, & Albert cared for the cattle.
The day has been mostly fair and not very cold.
Have continued to get better slowly but have not been out as far as the barn yet. Albert attending to matters there.
Weather quite cold in morning, day fair and pleasant.
Remained in house till night, then went to barn with Albert. Wife quite unwell in the afternoon. Harvey called in the morning, & Lizzie was here towards night.
Weather pretty cold, and quite cloudy, and a little snowy.
Remained indoors most of the time, but being a little better helped Albert at the barn in the middle of the day and was there again at night.
Wife some better but quite poorly.
Weather moderately cold, and most of the time cloudy.
Remained at home and attended to the cattle and sheep at the barn and the fires and matters at the house, reading some.
Wife continues quite unwell.
Weather moderate but has been mostly cloudy with some snow falling.
Took charge of the stock at the barn again and attended to it as usual, and spent some time reading in the library.
Wife seems to be getting more unwell and at night Marion came over to see her.
Weather continues moderate and has been much the same as yesterday.
Have attended to the stock and other matters as usual, and in middle of the day went up to the store & got some things for wife.
Her health does not seem to improve much. Marion & Laura have been in.
Weather has not been very cold, and the day has been partially fair.
Business of the day has been care of the stock and matters about the house the same as usual.
Mr. Savage called to visit me & is staying over. Wife about the same.
Weather moderate and mostly fair. Quite cold at night.
In addition to the daily chores, wrote a letter to Luman, carried it to the post office, & borrowed $5. of Levi Taylor & paid it to Carrie Griffin for her brother John.
Mr. Savage went away towards night. Wife remains about the same.
Weather fair & still. Morning very cold & sharp, 12 degrees below zero. Afternoon mild.
Besides attending to the concerns of the day, spent some time in the library writing a letter to Mrs. Emeline Harris of Great Barrington Mass. Wife continues considerably unwell.
Morn. cloudy & cold. Day fair & mild evening cloudy again.
Attended to the duties of the day as usual and wrote some, at copying letter to Mr. Harris. Wife gaining slowly.
Received a letter from D. H. Andrus, of Huron N.Y.
Cloudy in the morning and cloudy thro the day. Weather moderate and still.
Did not get through with the midday chores in season to attend the meeting and so remained at home. Read some and wrote some in the course of the day.
Morning fair and still. The day has been mostly fair and weather moderate.
Fed the cattle & sheep in the morning & then carried letter to Mrs. Harris & three newspapers to p.o., one of them to Geo. Harris, one to A.M. Bailey, & one to Mr. Atkins. Called to see Lydia & then came home. Luman came in afternoon & paid me $15. He staid at Harvey’s.
The weather has been mostly cloudy, but moderate, & considerably windy.
Attended to chores as usual. Luman came in the forenoon. Wrote letter to Azor carried it to post office, pd. Fred $5., and Levi $5.
Harvey hauled me 3 loads of wood.
The day has been partially fair and quite mild, thawing considerably.
Attended to the chores at the house & barn as usual during the day and in the evening went down to the barn again and found a calf which little roan had brought.
Weather cloudy and fair at different periods of the day, & thawing continues.
Attended to the ordinary chores & got Harvey to with the heifer in the morning & Albert at night. Ash box took fire and burned considerably before it was extinguished.
Weather considerably fair most of the time and thawing has gone on.
Took the calf away from the heifer in the morning, & brought her up to the milking yard where Amy has done the milking. Attended to the chores as usual & read some.
Day cloudy, and towards night a storm of rain, hail, and snow came on attended by very heavy thunder & lightning, which continued till bed time, or about four hours.
Attended to the ordinary chores, and also repaired the ash box which had become badly burned.
Day quite fair and pleasant, thawing considerably.
Attended to chores at the house and barn, and attended the meeting at the Center. Br. Levi Taylor delivered a discourse and was assisted in the exercises by Bro. Warner.
A beautiful spring day; weather fair and warm, and very pleasant.
Attended to affairs at barn and house as usual, and spent some time visiting with Charles Stockwell and Lathan Andrews who were here to dinner, departing before night.
Another fair and pleasant day, & snow rapidly disappearing.
Business as usual at the house and barn, and also finished mowing down the asparagus in the garden that was neglected last fall.
Weather fair and a little cooler, and also somewhat windy.
Attended to the stock and split up some stove wood. Put a latch on a side door of the wagon house, and spent some time in the library reading.
Weather quite fair again today, and warm and pleasant.
Attended to my chores and visited with with Lydia and Sally and Vesta who were here. Looked over the farm with Mr. Shattuck with a view of renting it to him.
Day cloudy and a sprinkling of rain. A little sunshine towards night.
Attended to my domestic affairs according to my rule, and spent some time in the library reading and writing some.
Addison Brigham called and left Mary Ann here.
Day mostly fair, weather continuing mild, but considerably windy.
Spent some time in caring for the stock & household matters, and also spent some time in the library reading and writing.
Found my diary for 1876 in the pocket of my little satchel, having missed it since Dec. of that year.
Weather partially cloudy and also considerably cooler.
Attended first to matters at the barn and then attended meeting and heard a discourse by Br. Phoenix. Spent remainder of the day at home.
Five inches snow in morning & more coming. Day more or less snowy. Thawed some.
Attended to home matters, such as choring, splitting wood, shovelling snow and reapired a latch to library door, besides reading and writing some, and attending to some other matters.
Weather mostly cloudy throughout the day, and thawed moderately.
Besides the chores, finished writing the contract between Luman and Hiram Foster and witnessed the signing, they having called for that purpose. It is left in my custody.
Luman took dinner with us.
The day has been considerably cloudy and weather moderately mild.
Attended to the household and barnhold affairs, besides which did not undertake any other busines, but spent some time in the library reading.
The weather has been a little more fair today, and snow is going off slowly.
Spent the day in much the same way as yesterday, attending to my cattle and sheep at the barn, and my fires and my books at the house. Put out the shoulders and hams to smoke.
The weather has been mostly cloudy today, and tolerably mild.
Attended to my ordinary affairs as usual, and spent a portion of the time in the library with my books. Mr. Bunyan sent me down a shoat and I let him have my Cheshire boar. The shoat got out of the pen & strayed away soon after.
The day has been quite cloudy and quite cold, and has been windy withal. Some rain & sleet.
Took care of the matters at the house and barn, and husked about six baskets of corn at the barn in order to get the stalks to feed to the cattle.
Weather mostly cloudy and continues cool with considerable wind.
Did not attend meeting, but remained at home and attended to the chores and did some reading in the library. Have not felt very well.
Weather considerably cloudy with a strong southerly wind, thawing a little.
Attended to the chores and split some wood, after which husked eight baskets corn before the chores at night.
Day fair and the weather quite moderate, thawing considerably.
Found a calf with the Line backed heifer in the morning, & spent the day preparing a stable with stantial to confine her in order to have her suckle two calves.
Weather quite cloudy in the afternoon, and continues moderate.
Spent sometime, with Harvey to help, in getting the pig home from L. D. Tayor’s barn on the hill, where he had strayed. Besides this husked six baskets corn and attended to the stock.
Morning cloudy with 2 or 3 inches of snow. Stormed a little and thawed considerable.
Have attended to my ordinary affairs as usual, and have also husked ten baskets of corn.
Morning cloudy and foggy and the day continued cloudy throughout.
Attended to the chores, and to several other matters, husking two baskets of corn.
Received a Postal Card from brother Cyrus Hurlbut of Smithfield.
Weather cloudy and a little stormy some of the time, raining a little & snowing some.
Besides the care of the stock and the usual chores, spent considerable time at the barn and husked out sixteen baskets of corn. Read some in the library.
Weather cloudy and a little rainy, and the ground very muddy, especially the roads.
Attended to matters at the house & barn as usual, and attended meeting at the proper time. Br. Phoenix preached. After this wrote a message to Br. Hurlbut. Volney & Laura called in the afternoon.
Weather cloudy with a strong north west wind, and colder, thawing but little.
After the first foddering went up to the store with postal card and got a gallon of kerosene. After this split up some wood and made a temporary of the north door sill to the kitchen.
Morning fair and ground hard frozen. Day fair and quite windy.
Attended to the stock, split some wood, husked six baskets of corn, and spent some time in the library reading some and writing a little.
Morning cloudy, windy and cold. Weather through the day about the same.
Spent the time about the house and barn, attending to the stock and other matters as usual and husked four baskets of corn. Also wrote a postal card to David H. Andrus of Huron, N.Y.
Snow storm began in early morn. & continued. Afternoon very cold & blustering.
Attended to chores as usual, and went early with card to p.o. and got some tea. Besides this husked two baskets corn. Wife in bed with sick head ache. Got Harvey to do the milking, morning and evening.
Weather cloudy cold and windy, very much like severe winter.
Attended to matters about the house and barn, and husked five baskets of corn. Wife able to sit up but not able to do the milking. Harvey did it in the morning, and Albert at night.
The weather continues cloudy and cold, but is considerably more calm.
Attended to the chores as usual and husked four baskets of corn at the barn. Remainder of the time spent at the house.
Br. Hurlburt came towards night and is tarrying with me.
Weather remains cloudy yet, but is considerably more more mild
Attended to the chores as usual. At the proper time walked up to the meeting with Br. Hurlbut & heard him preach. After meeting Br. Hurlburt remained with the brethren, and I came home.
Weather fair today and quite mild. It is beginning to look more like spring.
Besides the care of the stock and other chores, husked three baskets of corn and with Alberts help, ground some knives for wife to use and my axe. Br. Hurlbut came this morning for his horse & soon after departed for home.
Another pleasant day and but little is now left in sight.
Spent the day in much the same manner as yesterday, doing chores and husking corn. Made out three baskets today which completes the job, seventy five baskets in all. Have been quite lame.
Fair and pleasant again today but not quite so warm. Much warmer afternoon.
Continue lame but have attended to the chores as usual. Luman called & let me have $10. Wife has had three lady visitors. In the evening saw the light of Baldwin’s barn that burned.
Weather cloudy, with considerable wind and some rain.
Attended to chores as usual, and pulled the wool from another sheep that died. Luman brot 20 sheep with 5 lambs & turned them with the others on the hill to pasture. Made a feeding trough for Albert to feed them oats in.
Weather continues cloudy and is colder. It is is also windy and snowy.
Wife has another turn of sick head ache very severely. Got Albert to milk the cow, having to let the heifer go with her calf. Attended to chores as usual.
The day has been considerably fair but the weather continues quite cool.
Wife continues quite sick. Attended to my routine of chores, and spent the remainder of the time about the house.
The old roan cow brought a calf.
The weather today has been mostly cloudy, and also pretty cool.
Attended to my chores as usual, & also attended meeting at 11 o’clock at which Br. Phoenix preached. He is now engaged to preach here every Sunday.
The day has been mostly fair, and the weather considerably mild.
Care of the stock has been, as usual, the principal business of the day. Worked a little at repairing fences.
Sam Manley called & agreed to give me $30. for use of the pasture north of road.
Weather cloudy, and also a little rainy, throughout the day.
Did not undertake to do anything today except chores, but spent my time visiting with Benjamin and Lurenda who came for that purpose.
Morning quite fair and pleasant, continuing so through the day.
In addition to the care of the stock today have done some work at the barn & some tinkering at the house.
Frederick Williams made a call.
Two or three inches of snow in the morning & day cloudy & stormy.
Spent much of my time in taking care of the stock, and the remainder at the house attending to such matters as came in my way.
Snow in the morning again and more falling. Day quite stormy & dreary.
Attended to the stock and spent the remainder of the time at the house. Wrote a letter to Lettie – Mrs. Davenport – and copied it.
The day has been partially fair and also considerably windy. Weather a little warmer.
After feeding the cattle in the morning carried letter to p.o. and bought an axe helm which in course of the day I put into my axe. Harvey hauled a load of hay & a load of straw from Jeff.
Morning fair and frosty. Day continued fair with a moderate wind.
Attended to the morning chores and after that got ready and attended the morning meeting and heard Br. Phoenix preach.
Another fair and frosty morning, continuing fair throughout the day.
Took care of the stock as usual, & besides this emptied the old leach and filled it again after which went down to the creek & caught a mess of fish and dressed them for breakfast.
Another fair and pleasant day, and weather moderately warm.
Besides attending to the usual chores shelled a bushel and half of corn & mixed with some quantity of oats to be ground for cattle feed.
Morning a little cloudy at first, and the day considerably so.
Took care of the stock as usual, and in the morning shelled another half bushel of corn, making out in all 4 bu. of provender which Harvey took to the mill for me & had it ground.
Weather fair again today, and is also considerably smoky and warm.
The red heifer brought a calf today. Spent the forenoon attending to her, with other chores, and afternoon began to manure the garden with wheelbarrow.
Weather quite cloudy and smoky today and with but little wind.
Attended to my routine of chores as usual, and besides this wheeled some more manure on to the garden.
The day has been partially cloudy, and considerably warm. Shower at night.
Business of the day, care of the stock, removing garden fence, and finally went a fishing. Wife had visitors in the afternoon.
Received a letter from Ellen Buell, with photographs of James & his wife.
Morning cloudy and smoky. Day partly fair and moderately warm.
Attended to the creatures at the barn and piggery, and also attended the morning meeting at the Center as usual. Br. Phoenix was on hand and preached.
Weather cloudy and most of the time rainy throughout the day.
Did but very little except the chores at the house and barn, but spent most of the day in the house, reading a part of the time.
Weather fair and pleasant through the day, and moderately warm.
Attended to my ordinary affairs and made some preparation for having the garden plowed. Luman passed by up the road, making only a short stop here.
The weather has been mostly fair, growing cloudy & cool towards night.
Sylvester came and helped me get out three loads of manure on to the garden and then he plowed it, after which he went to plowing on the flat where I intend to sow oats.
The day has been cloudy and also cool, with pretty brisk north west wind.
In the morning fed the cattle the last of the hay, after which turned them out in pasture to shirk for themselves. Spent the forenoon repairing fence & in the afternoon planted some potatoes in the garden. Sylvester plowed on the flat.
The weather quite cloudy and quite cool, same as yesterday.
In the forenoon sowed six and a half bushels of oats on the flat and Sylvester dragged them in. Spent the afternoon about the house, being quite tired. Have heard that Luman is sick.
Fair in the morning & quite cool. Became cloudy soon after and continued.
Heard in the morning that Luman was sick. Got ready and started on foot for Barclay. Called at T. J. Smiley’s & took dinner with him, & then rode with him the remainder of the way. Found Luman able to be about, and am tarrying with him over night.
The day has been mostly cloudy and the weather uncomfortably cool.
Have spent the day here in Barclay, with Luman’s family, concluding to remain over and ride home with Luman tomorrow, it being his intention to drive to Granville. Have spent much of the time reading.
Fore part of the day fair and the latter part cloudy, threatning rain. Weather a little warmer.
Walked around the village a little while before breakfast, and after it made a call at Dr. Hillis’, and soon after this got into the carriage with Luman & rode home, he remaining with me to dinner. In the afternoon went over the creek to see the cattle.
Weather has been mostly fair and not very warm. Pretty brisk north west wind.
Feeling considerably out of order today have not undertaken to do any work, but have remained in the house, spending much of the time reading. Wife has been to a party at Isaac’s this afternoon on the occasion of Abby’s birth day. Read a letter from Edgar Bailey.
The day has been mostly fair but the weather continues rather cool.
In the forenoon put down the sitting room carpet and then went up to the store and got a hoe & some other things, calling a short time at Lydia’s. In the afternoon worked some in the garden.
The morning was fair and frosty, and the day has been cool and mostly fair.
After breakfast turned old Roan and Cherry over the creek & went over to see how the cattle were getting along there. Worked in the garden some and prepared a pen in the hog-house to shut up the pig.
The morning was fair and frosty and smoky and cool. The day likewise except the frost.
With Harvey’s help caught the pig in the morning and put him in the pen. Worked some in the garden, and gave some attention to matters and things in general besides some time spent in the library reading.
The day has been fair and considerably smoky. Morning frosty but weather becoming a little warmer.
Worked in the garden some at preparing a plat for peas, and planted a portion of them. Went up to the store and got some more seeds. Late & Urania came towards night and are staying over with us.
Day fair and very smoky with considerable southerly wind. Weather dry & moderately warm.
Rode with Late in the morning to Valentine’s and back, met Mat & Lot there. Went up to meeting alone. Mat & Lot came down & took June away to live with them. Late & Urania went away in the afternoon.
Weather fair and dry, and very smoky, and continues to grow warmer.
Finished planting peas in the garden, cut a mess of asparagus for Luman who called at Harvey’s, and went to the pasture & gave the cattle some salt, and caught a few little fish out of the creek.
Weather hazy and very smoky and dry, but otherwise fair, & is also quite warm.
Put the calves into their pasture in the morning, worked in the garden a portion of the day, and spent some time in the library reading. At night rode with Luman up here to Azor’s where we are tarrying.
The weather continues quite warm, and also very smoky and dry. Day fair.
In the morning rode to the village & bought some carpet warp and some summer clothes at Newbery & Peck’s, left carpet stuff at Amanda’s to be woven, and helped Luman to drive some cattle down from Azor’s.
Another fair day and not so smoky, but continues very warm and dry.
Principal business of the day has been in the garden, preparing the ground for the seed but spent a portion of it in the library reading.
The morning was very foggy, day fair till towards night, then cloudy & rain in evening.
Business in the garden as usual. Finished preparing the ground for the sweet corn and planted it, and also planted the muskmelons. Devoted a portion of the time to rest as usual.
The day has been quite cloudy and the forepart of it quite rainy.
Spent the principal portion of the time in and about the garden, putting the ground in order and also doing something at overhauling and repairing the terrace wall.
The day has been mostly fair and the weather considerably warm.
Cut a mess of asparagus in the morning and carried it up to Lydia when I went up to meeting. Br. Phoenix was present and preached to a full house, as usual.
The day has been mostly cloudy with a a little rain in the morning & afternoon.
Business of the day in the garden as usual. Prepared the ground for beets and commenced to plant them. Attended to several other matters that came in my way.
Morning foggy, day fair, and the weather quite warm and pleasant.
Worked in the garden as usual. Finished planting the beets, Planted the onions, and the beans, and the water melons, and the squashes, and sowed some lettuce. Also commenced hoing the potatoes. Amy visited Lydia.
Morning fair but the day has been partially cloudy. Some cooler at night.
Finished hoeing the potatoes in the garden, and in the afternoon commenced planting potatoes on the west border of the lawn. Dorr & Lucella called.
A slight frost in the morning in some places. Day fair and considerably cool.
Worked at the potato ground, preparing it, and towards night planted a few more. Spent a portion of the time in the house reading and resting as usual.
Rec’d. a postal card from Mr. Atkins.
Morning fair with a general frost. Weather continued fair & quite cool.
Finished planting the potatoes and carried away the stones that I picked off the ground on the wheelbarrow. Luman called on his way to Alba.
Rec’d. a letter from Cyrus Holcomb.
Another fair and frosty morning. Day fair till towards night, then a little cloudy.
Prepared the ground and planted a couple rows of corn with pumpkins, by side of the currant bushes. Went up to the Centre & got some groceries at the store & made a call at Lydia’s.
Morning cloudy, day partially fair, with weather quite warm & thundershowers at night.
In the morning got 3 of Sam’s cattle off the wheat and repaired the fence, & helped Luman cut asparagus to carry home. Attended meeting & heard Br. Hurlbut who came in place of Br. Phoenix. Urania & Solon here, & Burton & Mary with Edie came after meeting.
Weather considerably cooler and the day has been quite fair.
Spent the forenoon mostly at picking up stones on the west meadow and picking up wood for wife to wash. In the afternoon constructed a set of bars at the lower end of the lane near the creek.
The morning was fair and quite frosty. Remainder of day cloudy, windy, & a little rainy.
Did but little besides chores in the forenoon, Lydia being here. Afternoon went over & gave the cattle some salt, then went to the Centre & got some tea & a butter tub, & went into the cemetery with Lydia.
Morning fair & weather warmer again. Day continued fair but a little cloudy at night.
Worked at hoeing in the garden in the forenoon, and afternoon planted corn for Harvey. Luman called in the forenoon, on his way to Azor’s.
Morning considerably cloudy. Day became fair and has been quite warm.
In the morning Harvey castrated 4 calves for me, having Luman to assist. Luman paid me 20 dolls. of interest money. After this I helped Harvey finish his cornplanting & in afternoon went up to Center. Marked my bags.
The weather today has been mostly fair and considerably warmer.
Hoed in the garden a spell in the morning, then got ready and went up to the Centre to attend the decoration ceremony at the cemetery. After this finished hoeing the asparagus.
Day mostly fair, and considerably warm and very dry. Afternoon quite windy.
Went over the creek and got some brush for the peas; helped Sylvester haul 6 loads of manure onto lower garden & east border of lawn, & after he had plowed the ground planted two rows of corn.
Weather fair and very hot – 90° – until night, & then a little cloudy. Thundershower in eve.
Read a spell in the morning and then went up to meeting and heard a discourse by Br. Phoenix again. Spent the afternoon with wife at home, reading much of the time.
The day has been cloudy and a little rainy by spells, especially in the afternoon.
Improved such opportunities as occurred at planting corn and nearly finished planting the border. Put soap on my seed corn & rolled it in plaster obtained of Sylvester.
Morning very cloudy and the day rainy a portion of the time, until the close.
Finished planting the border before breakfast and afterward went to planting in the lower garden working between showers, until night.
Forenoon cloudy and a little rainy,
and the afternoon
showery. Cooler towards night.
Finished planting the corn in the forenoon and in the
afternoon carried some salt to the cattle over the creek, & brot up
a backload of brush and set to the peas in the garden. Have a troublesome
boil swelling on
the my left ear.
Weather cloudy in the forenoon, and in the afternoon a smart thunder shower.
Worked in the forenoon at hoing in the garden, and afternoon made a milking stool for wife and worked some at repairing the road fences.
Weather mostly fair and a very slight frost was seen in the morning.
Have spent the day about home as usual, giving most of my attention to some portions of the garden that seemed to demand it. Have also spent some time in the library resting, & reading some.
Weather continues cool and another slight frost. Day fair & warmer at night.
Gave attention to various matters in the house and about the premises in the course of the day, devoting a pretty good share to the garden.
The weather today has been moderately warm and has also been mostly fair.
By favor of Br. Levi Taylor Amy and I rode with him to attend the quarterly meeting at Leroy. Had a very interesting meeting. By invitation of Br. Albert Holcomb & his mother we called with them to dinner.
The weather has been quite warm to day and partially cloudy.
Worked in the garden to day at removing the old terrace wall which is considerably out of order and fallen down, and commenced to build anew.
The weather to day has been quite warm and most of the time it has been quite fair.
The principal business today has been in the garden, at work at the terrace wall, same as yesterday. Have to do it in order to prepare the ground above it for my rutabaga crop.
Morning fair, remainder of the day mostly cloudy. Thunder shower afternoon.
Worked at the terrace wall most of the day. Remainder of the time has been spent in the house, much of it in the library resting and reading.
Saw Luman at Harvey’s.
Forenoon cloudy with a slight sprinkling of rain. Afternoon fair and warm.
Devoted the principal portion of the time today at rebuilding the terrace wall in the garden. My progress is slow, having to dig up the ground above and below it.
The weather has been partially cloudy today and towards night a little cooler.
Business of the day about the same as yesterday, devoting the principal part of the time at the terrace wall. Gave attention to some other matters, and took a portion of the time for reading & for rest, as usual.
Morning fair but the latter part of the day cloudy. Moderately warm.
Spent a portion of my time at the terrace completing it so far as is necessary for my present purpose. Worked some at preparing the ground for rutabagas.
Morning considerably cloudy, and thunder showers in the afternoon.
Attended meeting at the Centre with wife and heard Br. Phoenix. He came home and took dinner with us, remaining until towards night, and then departed to attend an appointment at West Franklin.
Morning fair and the day has been mostly fair. Pretty cool towards night.
Worked a portion of the day in the garden at preparing the ground for rutabagas, and spent two or three hours at the creek a fishing, besides attending to some other matters that have come in my way.
The weather has been mostly fair, and also considerably cool.
Worked at hoing some in the garden & commenced hoing the potatoes on the west border of the lawn, besides attending to several other matters and spending some time in the library.
The weather to day has been pretty fair but not very warm. Grew warmer in the afternoon.
Worked on the road today having had notice from Geo. Barnes the pathmaster. Harvey worked for me on my road tax to the amount of ninety eight cents.
The day has been quite fair and the weather is some warmer again.
Worked in the garden some today. Ben. & Lurenda called.
Another fair day, and weather tolerably warm, & getting to be very dry again.
Amy started on a visit to Canton this morning, by the public conveyance, leaving me to take care of matters here for a couple of days. Have worked some in the garden, getting Harvey to do the milking.
The day has been mostly fair and the weather considerably warm.
Worked a little in the garden, and made a hen coop and some milk pan covers; and also attended to the milk room matters, the cooking, and the housework generally, being entirely alone. Harvey has done the milking.
Morning a little rainy and day considerably cloudy. Shower towards night.
Attended meeting at the Centre & heard Br. Blair who came in place of Br. Phoenix. Returning found wife at home who had been brought by Solon.
The day has been partially cloudy & the weather moderately warm.
Worked about the house most of the time, taking up the pork, scalding the brine, and repacking the meat. Attended to some other matters & hoed some in the garden.
Morning quite fair, and the weather has been mostly fair & quite warm thro the day.
Attended to various matters about the house but spent the principal part of the time at hoing in the garden, dressing out the alleys, and killing the weeds.
Morning fair, and the day partially cloudy. Weather warm and dry.
In the morning went over the creek & gave the cattle some salt. After this worked most of the time at hoing potatoes on the west border of the lawn.
Day cloudy, with thunder in the morning & thunder showers at night.
Turned the cows into pasture & gave the cattle salt in the morning. After this pulled a mess of beets for greens for Luman to carry home, and then finished hoing the potatoes.
The morning was cloudy but the day has been partially fair. Afternoon thunder showers.
Carried salt to the cattle over the creek in the morning. After breakfast Harvey went with team & helped me get a load of wood, and afternoon he worked in the creek at opening the channel & I hoed corn on east border of the lawn.
Forenoon partially cloudy and thunder showers in the afternoon.
Repaired my fishing rod and spent a short time fishing in the forenoon. Finished hoing the corn east of the lawn, and made some preparation for putting a temporary door to outside of the cellar gangway.
Forenoon quite rainy and the afternoon continued cloudy.
On account of the rain and muddy road did not attend meeting today, remaining at home with wife. Picked a small mess of peas in the garden for dinner.
Forenoon mostly cloudy and afternoon fair. Weather a little cooler.
Hung the outer cellar door and did some hoing in the garden in the forenoon, and after dinner put some ashes on the corn east of the lawn. Put up two bushels of wheat which Harvey took to Frank’s mill & got it ground.
Morning very fair, and the weather has been quite fair & temperate thro the day.
Harvey cultivated my corn in the lower garden in the morning, and in the course of the day I hoed it. In the afternoon went over the creek and gave the cattle some salt, and picked & brot up some green gooseberries.
The morning was pleasant and fair, & the day has been quite fair and warm.
Finished preparation of the ground and planted the Swedish turnips on the south border of the garden. Went over and salted the cattle. Rec’d. a postal card from Lincoln.
Morning cloudy and forenoon quite rainy. Cleared off in the afternoon & became fair.
Picked and shelled a mess of Peas for dinner. In the afternoon dug a mess of young potatoes for breakfast tomorrow. Gave the cattle salt in the morning, & have spent much of the time in preparing to go to Troy tomorrow. Recd. a letter from Arletta.
Weather considerably fair until afternoon, then there was a copious shower.
Went with wife by stage and rail to Troy, to attend the family gathering at Amanda’s, at which was present Fremont and his wife. At night, we came home with Azor and Eliza, and are tarrying with them over night.
The day has been mostly fair and also considerably warm.
Picked some strawberries in Benjamin’s garden, after Azor & Eliza had brot us down there & towards night Charley drove over & brot us home. Soon after our arrival, Late & Urania came.
Fore part of the day fair, more clouds in the afternoon and a shower towards night.
Did not attend meeting today, but spent the time at home with Lathan & Urania. Went over the creek and gave the cattle some salt. Company departed towards night.
Principal portion of the day quite cloudy and the evening rainy.
Worked in the garden most of the time, but spent an hour or two, in the course of the day, over the creek, picking some raspberries for canning.
Day quite cloudy most of the time, afternoon more fair. Quite warm.
Spent the forenoon over the creek with wife and Laura picking raspberries. In the afternoon worked in the garden, hoing and killing weeds.
The day has been quite fair and the weather pretty warm.
Spent most of the time, during the day, in the garden, hoing the vegetables of different varieties, and dressing out the alleys, taking but little time for rest.
Rained some in the night. Morning fair, but shower again towards night.
Went up to the store in the morning & got some groceries.
Milton came with machine & commenced my mowing. Luman came down to
help me, and
I also had Frank Kenyon in afternoon. Harvey
sick. Mrs. McNitt came with Luman.
Weather mostly fair and quite warm with the usual afternoon shower.
Went up & got Ross to come here for Mrs. McNitt in the morning. Luman & Frank Kenon worked at the hay some in the forenoon, & in the afternoon went home. Rec’d. card from Mr. Atkins.
A warm fair day which has passed off without any showers.
Harvey and Frank Kenyon helped at the hay, hauling in some, and the remainder that was down we put into cock.
Weather warm and mostly fair, but we had a dash of rain in the course of the afternoon.
Was very in the morning with dizziness & nausea, hardly leaving the bed in the forenoon, or the house in the course of the day. Felt better in the afternoon, but quite weak & no appetite.
Day fair & very warm – over 90° – and passed off without any rain.
Luman came again today with Manley & went away before night. Mr. Kenyon cut part of the wheat & helped get in some hay. Harvey & Frank worked. Harvey got Sylvester’s machine & cut remainder of grass on the flat.
A very hot day, 96°, & fair. Some thunder in the afternoon & a little rain.
Luman came & helped again today & staid over. Mr. Kenyon cut a part of the wheat & helped get in hay. Harvey helped but Frank, being sick, did not come today.
Weather fair and very hot, 95 °. Clouds in the afternoon with thunder & a little rain.
Had Luman & Harvey & Mr. Kenyon & Frank to help today. Cut grass in the west orchard, got in last of the hay, cut Harvey’s & put it in cock, & cut the rest of wheat & put up part of it. Luman went home. He let me have 13 dolls. to pay the help.
The weather today has been mostly fair, and has also been somewhat cooler.
Raked and bound the remainder of the wheat – about one half – and put it up in the field and devoted a portion of the time to reading and to rest.
Morning cloudy, but principal part of the day has been considerably fair.
Have spent the day in the garden. The rutabagas planted on the 2nd, having failed to come up, have worked the ground over in order to plant it over again.
Weather fair again today & quite warm. The ground is getting to be very dry.
Finished the preparation for replanting the rutabaga plat in the garden, have procured some seed of Lizzie and have put it in today.
The weather has been considerably fair today and continues quite dry.
Attended meeting in company with wife, and heard Br. Phoenix preach, and witnessed the immersion of Mary Taylor. Afternoon went over the creek and gave the cattle some salt.
The weather has been quite fair, and also very warm and dry today.
Harvey and Frank Kenyon hauled my wheat in the forenoon. Prepared a place for it in the barn and assisted in mowing it away. In the afternoon put a latch on the outside cellar door.
Forepart of the day fair and very hot – 92 – and a heavy & protracted thunder shower afternoon.
Spent the forenoon over the creek picking raspberries, and have devoted the afternoon to reading and rest in the library.
The weather today has been considerably fair most of the time, and quite warm.
Attended to various matters in the forenoon, & spent some time with Luman who called & took dinner with us. Worked in the afternoon at fixing up wife’s posy garden.
Morning cloudy but soon cleared off and the day has been tolerably fair.
Worked a little at putting on some boards to enclose the cellar gangway or outside stairs, but have spent much of the time in the library with my books and at rest.
Morning mostly fair but there has been a heavy rain in the afternoon, with thunder.
Spent the day about the house, working a little at the gangway and attending to some other matters of not much account, and devoting a portion of the time to reading.
A cloudy day, and the middle & latter part of it quite rainy and wet.
Worked some at laying some stones for a foundation for a small store room by the side of the gangway, did some reading besides. Brot up the cows from the pasture at night.
The day was quite fair at the beginning, and continued so thro the day.
Went up to meeting a little before the hour and made a call at Lydia’s until the ringing of the bell. Br. Phoenix preached but he was much out of health.
The day has been partially cloudy, but has passed over without any rain.
Finished the foundation for the store room, and nearly finished laying the floor. Have been very busy today and have not taken much time to read or rest.
The weather has been quite fair today, and has also been very warm.
Have partially boarded the store room and have removed the stones and the rubbish from the ground around it.
Charley & Susie came at eve.
The day has been partially cloudy & quite warm throughout.
Went over the creek and picked a few blackberries in the forenoon, and in the afternoon Fremont & Effie, & Lizzie & her children, & Lucella with Ettie & Labia, & Charlie & Susie were to visit with us.
The weather has been mostly fair today, and also very warm and dry.
Went over and picked a few more berries in the morning
and worked a little more at boarding the store room. Went up to the store
& bought some nails.
The day has been quite fair throughout, and weather very hot, – 91 ° – .
Worked a little at the store room today but have spent the principal portion of the time in the library reading some, and trying to keep cool.
Forepart of the day fair & very hot. Thunder clouds in the afternoon & a little rain.
Worked some at the store room and put in a window frame, but have had to discontinue further operations there for the present, for want of suitable materials.
Weather mostly fair until towards the close, & then thundershowers till evening.
Wife attended meeting with me to day. Br. Phoenix was in attendence as usual and occupied the stand. Called at the post office and got our mail matter.
Morning cloudy & foggy but the day has turned out to be partially fair.
Began again to do something towards completing the conservatory. Worked at the frame for the windows, and have got it ready for insertion.
The day has been mostly fair, and the weather considerably warm.
Harvey helped me put in the window frame in the morning. Have spent most of the day dressing out and putting on the casings to the windows and corners?.
Most of the day has been fair but towards the close it has been cloudy.
Made a ??? for the windows and put it on the sid???ng below the ?????
The weather has been mostly fair during the day, and also pretty warm.
Worked at the conservatory part of the time, at siding up the eastern end, or portion that projects from the main building.
The day has been considerably cool, and the weather partially cloudy.
Worked at the conservatory part of the time and put on a little more of the siding. Also attended to some other matters that came in my way.
The weather today has been mostly fair but not very warm.
Had Harvey help me at the oats. We raked and bound all that had been cradled, putting up in the field 462 sheaves & hauling in about one hundred & twenty.
The weather has been a little cool but has continued mostly fair.
Made a call at Lydia’s before meeting & at the ringing of the bell went in & heard Br. Phoenix again. Called at post office and got my mail after meeting.
The weather continues dry but has been a little cloudy part of the time.
Finished clapboarding the front of the conservatory & cut my left hand quite badly with my jack knife.
Harvey mowed a part of my lodged oats on the flat.
Weather continues dry and, as usual has been partially cloudy.
Did nothing of any account today. Harvey & Frank Kenyon finished cutting my oats and, Luman coming, by the help of him & his horse, they hauled in all that were raked & bound.
The weather has been very much the same as of late, being dry but threatning rain.
Tried to put a few boards on conservatory but gave it up. Benjamin & Lurenda & Helen McElroy came for visit, also Burton & Mary. Fremont & Effie, Amanda & Lelia came at eve & remain.
Day warm & breezy, and partially cloudy but mostly fair.
Sowed a small patch of turnips in the morning and went over the creek and picked a few blackberries. Fremont & Effie departed for their home in the morning but Amanda & Lelia remain.
Weather cool & cloudy all day, threatning rain and sprinkling a little at noon.
Did not try to do anything to day of any account, but tinkered a little and read some.
Amanda and Lelia departed after breakfast to do some visiting down the road.
Rained some in the night, & morning quite rainy. Afternoon partially fair.
Spent the day at home and worked a little at the conservatory but did not try to accomplish much, not feeling very well. Attended meeting at Centre & heard Br. Mitchell. Laythan & Urania came towards night.
The day has been partially fair and weather more pleasant.
Got ready and attended meeting at the Centre with wife & heard Br. Mitchell again. Laythan & Urania also attended. They departed for home towards night.
The weather has been mostly fair thro the day & is becoming warmer.
Worked some at the conservatory, dressing some old siding and putting it on the backside of the battlements.
The weather has been quite fair today again, and considerably warm.
Worked some at the battlements in front of the conservatory and outside cellar stairs and and got them ready for putting on the cornices.
The weather has been quite fair today, and also very warm.
Worked some at the cornice of the conservatory, making but little progress however, having my lumber to pick up wherever I could find it.
Weather fair and warm today again, and getting to be considerably dry.
Continued my work at the cornice of the conservatory a considerable portion of the day, taking some opportunities for reading and for rest as usual.
The weather has continued fair, & warm, and dry thro the day.
The principal business of the day has been working at the cornice, giving attention to some other matters that came in my way.
Weather fair most of the day, and also considerably warm.
Did a little more at the cornice again today, getting along very slowly with it on account of not having suitable lumber, causing much labor to prepare it.
The weather has been partially cloudy thro a considerable portion of the day.
Went up to the Centre before meeting time and made a call at Isaac’s, in their new house. Attended meeting & heard Br. Phoenix. Amanda & Lelia came at night & are with us.
The morning was quite cloudy & began to rain, continuing most of the day.
Went down the road in the morning to see if I could get a conveyance to take Amanda & Lelia home but failing, they went away to seek one up the road. Worked a little at the cornice.
The morning was quite cloudy and wet, remainder of the day partially fair.
Continued my work on the conservatory and finished the cornice, besides attending to some other matters of not much account.
Weather considerably fair throughout the day, and also warm.
Worked today at the cornice of the lower battlement, or that part that fronts or anchors the outside entrance to the cellar.
The day has been quite fair and pleasant and the weather continues warm.
Worked some at cornice of enclosure of the outside cellar stairs. Bunyan came in the afternoon & at night George Andrews & Miss Wetherall? came. Went to the store in the morning & got some flour & other things.
Weather mostly fair until towards night and then considerably cloudy.
Finished the cornice of gangway enclosure & put on the corner boards.
Wife departed in the morning for Canton to get her tooth repaired, leaving me to keep house alone a couple of days.
Morning quite smoky and without dew. the day quite fair & cooler towards night.
Made and put the battens on the gangway front. Towards night went up to the store and got some tea and some cheese.
Harvey does the milking for me in the absence of wife.
The weather today has been quite fair & the afternoon very warm.
After attending to my chores & housework, got ready & went up to meeting, calling a short time at Lydia’s. Br. Phoenix preached.
Morning very foggy at first, but the day has been quite fair & very dry again & very warm.
Went to work in the cellar at chinking up rat holes in the walls. Benjamin sent Henry Wright with his team to put in my crop of winter wheat. Commenced plowing the oat stubble on the flat for that purpose.
The day has been considerably smoky and quite fair. Hot dry weather continues.
Worked a little more at the cellar wall & spent some time looking for help to haul manure. Got Harvey to help Henry in the afternoon, he having finished the plowing.
The weather has been
today, especially towards night, giving a sprinkling of rain.
Worked some at chinking up rat holes in the milk room cellar walls in the morning, & afternoon went up to the Centre & called at Isaac’s. Azor & Eliza were there. Henry & Harvey hauled dung on to the wheat ground.
The weather has been cloudy but fairer in the afternoon.
Was attacked with disentery yesterday afternoon & had a very bad night. Have done no work today. Henry finished hauling the manure and then went with 6 ½ bu. wheat to have ground at Long’s mill.
The morning was partially fair, & the remainder of the day considerably so.
Went in the morning up to Isaac’s and engaged him to sow my wheat, but Henry did not return till towards night grist, and then hauled up two loads of wood. Have been some better of my disorder, but have not done any work.
The weather has been considerably fair today and quite warm.
Isaac sowed four bushels of wheat for me this forenoon and Harvey has done the dragging, finishing in season to return home. Have not done anything myself.
The weather has been mostly fair today with a fine shower in the evening.
Feeling considerably better today went up to meeting and heard Br. Phoenix again. Mertie came in the afternoon, and took Mary Ann away with her at night.
The weather has been quite cloudy today, most of the time, & some dashes of rain.
Worked at repairing Harvey’s fence at the creek crossings, to keep the cattle in pasture he being away. Sylvester assisted. Luman was here to dinner. Sam. Manley called.
Weather partially cloudy today, and considerably cooler than a few day past.
Worked some in the cellar at tearing out an old closet adjoining the milk room.
Lydia was here in the afternoon with her granddaughter Ella.
The weather has been mostly fair and only moderately warm.
Found employment in the cellar at removing rubbish, repairing walls and making new arrangements in it generally. Benjamin and Lurenda with Susie called in the afternoon.
There was a little frost seen in the morning and the day has been quite fair.
Worked some in the cellar at repairing the walls and stairs, and enlarging the milk room.
Luman called towards night and let me have seven dollars.
There was another partial frost in the morning, & the day has been quite fair.
Having a troublesome boil on one of my fingers, I have not tried to do much work today besides ordinary chores.
The morning was cloudy and without dew. Remainder of day partially fair.
Picked and brought to the house a barrel of greenings, and in the afternoon went with wife to attend a birthday party at Lydia’s, she being, this day sixty nine years old.
Rain in the night, morning cloudy, and the day has been partially cloudy.
Attended meeting with wife today, & heard a discourse by Br. Phoenix. Spent the remainder of the day at home as usual.
The weather has been mostly fair today, and only moderately warm.
Picked and brought to the house in the course of the day three barrels of greenings besides bringing up water for wife, and Lizzy to do their washing.
Cloudy most of the time today, and towards night there was a smart shower.
Rode to Troy with Harvey & bought three windows for conservatory, a can of paint and brush, and exchanged a little wool for rolls at the factory. We took dinner at Lucella’s.
The weather has been tolerably fair, but quite windy today.
Picked another barrel of Greenings in the forenoon – five in all – & in the afternoon commenced to fit and put in the windows of the conservatory.
The weather to-day has been mostly cloudy, and has rained a little.
Finished fitting & inserting the conservatory windows, and then commenced to paint the new work on the outside, or the battlements in front.
Considerably cloudy much of the time and a few drops of rain again today.
Finished first coat on gangway and conservatory, & began to repaint the front of old part. Went up to the store and got some linseed oil & groceries, & had two or three spells of driving cattle off the flat and repairing the old fence.
The morning considerably cloudy and remainder of the day quite fair.
Put a coat of paint on the front of the sitting room projection, and spent some time with visitors. Norman’s wife and sister, and Amanda Ad. were here in the afternoon. Mary Ann came towards night.
Morning fair with a killing frost. Fair weather continued through the day.
Attended meeting at the Centre, & heard Br. Phoenix preach. On the way home called to see Br. Levi Taylor, who is confined to the bed in consequence of an accident.
Morning considerably cloudy. Remainder of the day partially fair.
This day is the seventy eighth anniversary of my birth. Did a little painting & then cut up the corn on the border of the lawn, bound it in bundles, brout it to the milking yard and then husked it.
Morning was very cloudy and rained a little in the course of the day.
Cut the corn in the lower garden, bound it in bundles & put it up in stouts on the ground.
Luman and Alice called towards night & ate some melons, & then went on to Valentine’s to stay over, on their way to Troy.
The weather to-day has been mostly fair but has also been considerably cool.
Brought up to the hoghouse, and husked out three stouts of the corn which yielded about 5 bushels of ears. Went up to see Br. Levi in the morning who is better, & then to the store & got some sugar & some other groceries.
A little rain in the night. Morning partially
cloudy but the day became quite fair.
Have worked today at the conservatory & commenced the inside casings of the windows Besides this have brought up and husked another stout of corn.
The weather has been tolerably fair today, and is also considerably dry.
Worked at the conservatory again to-day and finished the casing of the windows.
Luman called in the afternoon, on his return from Troy. Harvey went home with him to help drive some cattle.
Weather mostly fair throughout the day and quite pleasant but very dry.
Finished out the floor of the conservatory and put in the base.
Luman called again and brought me some oysters. He also let me have five dollars.
A sprinkling of rain in the night, & morning cloudy. Heavy thunder & lightning in eve. but no rain.
Remained at home today there being no meeting at the Centre in consequence of the Yearly Meeting now being held in Canton. could not conveniently attend there.
The weather has been mostly fair to-day, and considerably warm.
Went up to the store in the morning to make some small purchases, & got a little lumber of Hollis which Harvey brot down. Commenced putting on the lath in the conservatory.
Some clouds in the morning but the day has been pretty fair and warm.
Spent most of the time today in the conservatory putting on the lath but did not quite finish the job.
Morning fair but with a pretty heavy fog. Day fair and quite warm.
Finished lathing the conservatory & cleaned it out, and then picked up and put things in better order around the house, expecting company tomorrow. At night Cyrus Holcomb from Iowa came & tarries with us.
The morning was quite foggy and smoky but otherwise was fair. Day fair & warm.
Worked at the store room a little while, & then Lathan & Urania came, & directly after them Benjamin & Lurenda were here. Lizzie came in, & then Br. Phoenix made his appearance & Cyrus & Mary Ann were married. Rec’d. letters from Ellen, & cousin Lydia.
Weather continues fair, and warm, and smoky and very dry.
Spent the forenoon preparing storage for my grain, and in the afternoon Milton & Martin came with machine & commenced threshing my oats.
The weather continues fair and very warm. It is also quite smoky & dry.
We finished the threshing and stored the grain. I had 104 bu. oats, & 17 ½ bu. wheat. Harvey had nearly 100 bu. oats, & about 50 bu. of buckwheat. Geo. Andrews & Mertie came at noon, & departed at night.
The weather to-day has been partially cloudy, and very smoky, & quite warm & dry.
Went up to meeting with Cyrus and heard Br. Phoenix preach. Afternoon went over the creek with the family, and gave the cattle some salt, finding some of them in Sylvester’s lot.
There have been some clouds & much smoke today, & weather very warm & dry.
Repaired a barrel & put in the remainder of my wheat, threshed my beans & helped Harvey put Luman’s buckwheat in the bin. Let Charly have a bu. potatoes.
Partially cloudy again to day and the same dry smoky weather continues.
Worked some at casing the door to the store room and fixing a covering to a bin of oats at the wagon house. Luman was here to dinner & is staying at Harvey’s. Cyrus & Albert hauled a barrel of water from Taylor’s tank.
Day has been considerably cloudy most of the time, & also very warm and smoky.
Gathered a part of the peaches today picking them off the tree by hand. Besides this attended to various other little matters about the house and garden. Mahlon Holcomb & A. Kitchen took dinner with us, & took Cyrus & Mary Ann with them to Leroy, to attend the Holcomb meeting tomorrow.
A little rain in the night & day cloudy mostly, but warm & smoky as usual.
Picked the remainder of the peaches off the tree, making two bushels and three pecks in all – a pretty good crop. Carried a half bushel of them over and gave them to Lizzie.
The day has been quite cloudy except a little sunshine at noon. It has been warm & smoky too.
Employed in husking the remainder of my corn in the lower garden and bringing it to the hoghouse to my hog which I am fattening.
Morning tolerably fair & day mostly so. The weather continues warm and smoky.
Husked out the remainder of my little crop of corn and brought it to the hoghouse, stacking the stalks where they grew. Cyrus Helped me some about it.
The day has been mostly fair & very warm, but this long protracted smoke continues.
Today attended the funeral of James H. Ross who died on Friday last, aged 84 years. Cyrus went with me, and Br. Phoenix was the preacher. The funeral was attended at the meeting house.
Morn quite cloudy, & very foggy & smoky. Day became fair and very warm.
Worked on the road to-day with Harvey and team to help me. Came home at noon & after dinner took leave of our friends, Cyrus Holcomb & family, who started for Canton, on their way to their western home.
Atmosphere very smoky & some clouds. Weather continues remarkably warm.
Worked on the road this forenoon again, with Harvey & team to assist, he working out remainder of my tax in the afternoon. Attended to some matters about house & went on to the hill & gathered some hickory nuts.
Weather mostly fair with exception of very much smoke. Continues warm.
Commenced digging & bringing into the cellar my potatoes. Have made out nine bushels to day.
The day has been mostly fair & quite warm. Atmosphere continues very smoky.
Continued the business of digging my potatoes and bringing them to the house and finished the job, making out in all about twenty bushels.
There was much smoke & a dense fog in the morning. Day cloudy & windy & a few drops of rain at night.
Attended to several matters in and around the house, and in the afternoon went on to the hill and gathered a few more hickory nuts.
Morning quite cloudy with considerable wind. Day continued so, throughout & a little rain. Spent the day at home and have been employed at no particular business, but have have given some attention to several matters of not much account.
Day has been mostly cloudy,
with a little rain
towards night considerably cooler.
At the proper time got ready and went up to meeting. Br Phoenix being present & preaching as usual.
A heavy frost in the morning. Day fair and pleasant throughout.
Went up to the store in the morning and got some nails and a few groceries & coming home found all the cattle on my wheat. Drove them out, & spent the remainder of the day repairing fence.
Weather cool and cloudy after another frost, & quite windy in the afternoon.
Employed my time again today or the principal portion of it at repairing fences, in order to keep the cattle out of mischief.
The weather today has been mostly fair and moderately cool.
Removed the outside cellar door, which was but temporary, & made preparation for constructing a case for double doors in its place & began the same.
The day has been considerably fair and the weather moderate & pleasant.
Worked a spell in the morning at the casing of the outside cellar doors, but before it was finished Charles & Anna Stockwell came to visit us. Spent remainder of the day with them.
Day cold & cloudy & squally, considerable snow falling & disappearing.
Visited with our company till after our breakfast when they departed. Sent 3 bushels of buckwheat to mill by Harvey, & let him have a bushel & half of wheat. Worked some at house.
Heavy frost and weather quite cool, but the day has been fair and pleasant.
Worked a little while to finish casing the store room door; and then opened a can of paint and worked the remainder of the day at painting.
Cold, cloudy weather and extremely dry, seems to be the order of the day.
Attended meeting at the Centre to day as usual brother Phoenix being present, but on account of the enlargement of the meetinghouse, that has been begun, the meeting was held in the school house there.
The day has been mostly cloudy and the weather quite cold and chilly.
According to an arrangement previously made Luman called and I went home with him to Barclay, helping him some about driving some cattle from Wilhelm Schmidt’s.
Weather cloudy & more moderate with a little rain. Shower of hail in afternoon.
The weather and roads being unfavorable for walking and having no convenient way to ride home to day, I am remaining over. Have been about the village some & took supper with Dr. Hillis.
Weather partially fair but considerably windy, and remains quite cool
Soon after breakfast started for home riding down with Luman who came to Granville on business of his own. I received from him $50.00, & he left with me besides $27.00 for Wilhelm Schmidt.
The weather has been clear and cloudy with some wind, & uncomfortably cool.
Attended to various things of small account in the course of the day, doing but little at anything, not feeling very smart. Spent much of the time reading.
The day has been partially fair but the weather continues cold & dry.
Attended to several things in a small way, but did not do much at anything, not feeling very much disposed to work. Went up to the Centre in the afternoon, making several calls.
Another day of clouds and sunshine with the weather considerably cold.
Having, in the morning, a little paint remaining went to work with it on the front of the house and used the last of it. Did but little besides except the chores.
Weather very cold and also mostly cloudy. Quite squally towards night.
Attended the funeral of Elisha Bailey at 11 o’clock today at his late place of residence, & Amy also went. Found Urania & Solon here on our return. They departed at night.
The weather has been considerably cloudy & quite cold, freezing all day.
Commenced this morning to make a brush & tree fence up thro the woods over the creek, near Volney’s line, in order to keep my cattle out of Levi Taylor’s fields. Harvey helped me.
The day has been mostly cloudy, and also considerably cold.
Worked at fence alone in the forenoon, attended the election after dinner and then worked at the fence again till night. Harvey cut a bee tree on the flat in the afternoon. Luman was here.
The day has been partially fair, and the weather much more mild.
Worked at the fence again in the forenoon and finished it; Harvey helping me. Did nothing in the afternoon of much account, spending my time in the house.
The weather has continued to be partially fair and moderately cold.
Went up to the Centre to hear election news, and in the course of the day pulled the turnips and the beets and brought them into the cellar – 9 bushels in all.
Forenoon a little cloudy, and foggy, and smoky. Afternoon fair and pleasant.
Spent a part of the day painting on the front of the house. In the afternoon went up to the store and got some oil, and some sugar, & some fastnings to be used at the wagon house. Put some on the oat bin.
Morning cloudy and smoky. Day mild and partially fair.
Did some tinkering about the barn and commenced putting on the second coat of paint to the front of the house towards night.
Day partially cloudy and the weather smoky and quite mild.
Attended meeting at the Centre in the school house there. Br. Phoenix was in attendence as usual and delivered a discourse.
Day cloudy and the forenoon quite rainy. Weather quite moderate.
Went to painting in the morning but soon had leave off on account of the rain. Went at it again in the afternoon and worked till chore time.
Had a little rain in the course of the night. Day fair and pleasant.
Continued my business of painting again a portion of the time today, having some other matters to attend to besides.
Day quite cloudy and weather continues mild. Afternoon considerably rainy.
Worked part of the time at painting the front of the house the second time, & having no wood on hand, & no way to get some hauled, had to pick up my supply for the day.
Morning cloudy but soon cleared off and day has been fair and warm & smoky.
Commenced an enclosure under the cowhouse to put straw into, bringing the material from an old board fence on the hill. In the afternoon Volney & Laura & Betsey were here for visit.
The weather has been mild & cloudy & the afternoon & evening a little rainy.
Finished the enclosure in the cowhouse in the course of the day and filled it with straw besides having our supply of fuel to bring from the fields.
Rained some in the night & morning a little rainy. Weather mild & mostly cloudy.
Began to repair the cattle yards about the barn & wagon house, and worked today at reconstructing the bars from the calf shed into the main yard. Made some progress but did not finish them.
The day has been considerably fair, & weather quite moderate.
Attended meeting at the Centre & made a call at Isaac’s on my way. The meeting was held in the school house, and Br. Phoenix filled his appointment as usual.
Morning fair and bright, but the day has been partially cloudy.
Resumed my work at the bars began on Saturday and completed them in the course of the day besides attending to some other smaller concerns.
Snow covered the ground in morn & continued falling thro the day.
Brought the cattle up to the barn & fed them in the morning. Spent some time splitting wood in the woodhouse, and in the afternoon brought down from the cherry lot a quantity of fence posts to be used about the barn.
Morning pretty cold, but fair & pleasant. Day quite cold & afternoon cloudy.
Commenced to make a yard south and west of the barn for the accommodation of Harvey’s cattle and in order to separate them from mine, having all the posts and boards to bring from the old Cherry lot.
The weather has been mostly cloudy and also quite cold and wintry.
Worked at making fence around the cattle yard below and west of the barn, bringing boards for that purpose from an old fence on the lower side of the old Cherry lot.
The day has been partially fair and has been a little more moderate.
Worked again today at my cattle yard but chiefly at the construction of a set of bars on the west side for ingress and egress, having the material to bring a considerable distance from the fields.
The weather today has been mostly cloudy and it also continues pretty cold.
Finished my yard for Harvey’s cattle today and made some preparation for underpinning the remaining portion of the west side of the wagonhouse.
The day has been partially cloudy and the weather seems much like winter.
Went up to the school house at the center to meeting at which a young preacher from Alba officiated in place of brother Phoenix, who was not present.
The weather has been mostly fair today and has become more moderate.
Worked some at laying stones under the west side of the wagon house in order to complete the underpinning there. In the afternoon Luman called with Mr. Griffin of Milan, to look at my cattle. Griffin bot 4 of my calves & my 3 year old heifer for $36. in all.
The weather continues tolerably fair and it has thawed a little in the sunshine.
In the morning Charles Clark came and took a load of Luman’s buckwheat away to market. Worked some at my underpinning again today. Received a letter from my friend A. M. Bailey of Middlefield, Conn.
The day has been fair and quite pleasant, and the weather considerably mild.
Clark came again this morning and took the remainder of Luman’s buckwheat away. Spent a portion of my time again today at the underpinning.
Another fair and pleasant day. The The snow has now almost disappeared.
Worked a pretty good portion of the day at the underpinning of the wagon house, having to bring a considerable part of the stones I use from the opposite side of the road.
The weather has been cloudy and cold today, and also quite squally.
In the morning Charles Clark came along with cattle he had sold to Griffin, & took those that I had sold to him along with them to Burlington according to arrangement. Worked at the underpinning wall some today.
The day has been quite fair and pleasant & also quite cold withal, thawing but little.
Devoted a portion of this day too at the underpinning of the wagon house, and also attended to some other matters of not much note that came in my way.
Day quite fair throughout, but the weather continues cold.
Attended meeting at the Centre school house as usual and brother Phoenix preached. Came away directly after the close as is my custom and spent remainder of the day wife at home.
Morning cloudy coming off fair, and the day has been mostly fair.
Worked at my underpinning some again today. Got Sylvester to go with his team over to Alanson’s and haul from there to Hollis’ mill 24 bu. corn which I had of Alva.
The weather has been partially fair today and has moderated some.
Went down the road as far as George Barnes’ to help Luman drive some cattle. Had Harvey butcher the hog, and in the evening he cut it up. Paid Alva for 24 bu. corn.
Moderate weather continues, and partially fair.
Spent a portion of the day at reconstructing the meadow bars east of the calf shed, and attended to some other matters, in the course of the day of not much note.
The weather today has been only partially fair, and remains open.
Among other things done commenced to make a large box of the capacity of fifty bushels or more, in which to store my cattle feed or provender when it shall be brought from the mill.
The day has been mostly cloudy, & weather continues open and moderate.
Got Harvey to haul a load of wood & worked at finishing up his stairway, preparatory to lathing & plastering the rooms above.
Morning quite cloudy & the day has been rainy, especially the latter part & evening.
Worked some in the course of the day at my provender box in the barn, and in the afternoon packed and salted the pork. Wife visited at Lydia’s.
The day has been mostly fair & the weather quite mild and open.
Attended meeting with wife at the Centre school house, Br. Phoenix being present and officiating as usual.
The day has been quite cloudy and a little rainy. Weather continues warm.
Besides the chores worked a little at the provender box in the course of the day, and also went up to the Centre, spending some time around there. Called to see Levi.
The day has been mostly cloudy & somewhat windy. Weather moderate but chilly.
Attended the funeral of Elias Smith’s boy. Oscar, which was held at the Centre in the school house, Brother Phoenix officiating. Afternoon worked a little at the provender box.
Day quite cloudy most of the time, and quite mild, with a little rain in afternoon.
Assisted Harvey & Frank Kenyon who plastered the conservatory in the forenoon. We brought the mortar from Harvey’s. Afternoon finished the lid to provender box and hung it.
Morning very cloudy & a little rainy, continuing so thro the day. Weather mild.
Did not perform much labor today, besides the chores, but attended to several small matters that came in my way. Went to the Centre & to Frank’s mill, & sent 12 bu. oats by Harvey to be mixed with corn at Hollis’ mill for provender.
The weather having changed has been considerably colder today & continues cloudy.
Harvey hauled me a load of wood today, and carried twelve bushels more of oats to Hollis’ mill & brot back twenty four bu. of provender which I put into the box.
The day has been quite cloudy throughout, and the weather considerably cold.
Have not felt very well today and have spent much of the time in the house, reading a portion of it, and have not tried to do much more than the chores.
Morning quite cloudy, beginning to rain a little quite early, & freezing, & continuing all day.
Did not attend meeting today on account of the weather and the travelling being so bad but have spent the day with wife at home. Marion called in the afternoon.
Weather partially fair and considerably cold, but thawed a little when the sun shined.
Commenced the construction of a stable in which to put up and feed five yearling steers. Took out the old floor and began to make a partition to separate it from the horse stable.
The day has been partially fair but with a cold wind. Thawed a little. Squally at night.
Spent part of the day at the partition in the stable, which I am making out of old planks taken from the former floor. Went up to see Levi Taylor in course of the day, who is sick.
Day has been mostly fair till towards the close, thawing a little. Evening squally.
Besides the ordinary chores worked a little at the stable, and went up to the store, calling at Lydia’s, and also to see brother Levi again.
Weather mostly fair and quite cold, but thawed a little in the sunshine.
Worked at the stable some today, completing the partition and preparing to put in a new floor. Went up again to see Levi who continues quite sick.
Snow in the morning & cloudy. Remainder of the day mostly cloudy & pretty cold.
Worked at putting down the lower portion of the floor in the back part of the stables having lowered the sleeper for that purpose. Brought down some lumber from Volney’s by hand which I bought of him.
The weather has been cloudy most of the time today, & continues considerably cold.
Finished the lower portion of the stable floor and put in the studs in front. Brot down some more lumber from Volney’s to use about the stable, & put in the timbers to support the raised portion of the floor.
The weather has been considerably cloudy today, and also very cold.
Did not attend meeting today, having been detained by my chores until it was too late.
Weather partially fair, but continues very cold again today.
Put in the raised part of the stable floor commenced to put in the rails for the stantions. Having to bring my planks from Volney’s. Harvey & Burton Baker helped to bring them.
The day has been clear and cloudy today by turns, & the weather more moderate.
Continued my work at the stable, and having placed the rails in proper position, found some lumber and commenced to put in the stantials.
The weather has been mostly cloudy & not very cold, thawing a little. A little more snow.
Worked at the stable again today, fitting stantials. Being in want of suitable lumber for that purpose went up to Volney’s & picked up some old pieces there. Charley Gray called.
The day has been cloudy most of the time & towards night began to be quite cold.
Worked at the stable today and put in the remaining stantials,
after much labor spent in searching for suitable materials for the same.
The day has been mostly cloudy and the weather very cold.
Worked at making and putting in fastnings to the stantials. Went up to the store and got some bolts to bind the rails together with.
The weather has continued very cold & the day has been partially fair.
Went up to the store and got a bit to bore holes for the bolts and then went to work & put them in. After this commenced the construction of the mangers or places for feeding. Spent some time watering the cattle.
Day has been cloudy and much more mild, thawing some.
Remained at home again today on account of the quarterly meeting being now in session at Grover, presuming that none would be attended here. Put up the yearlings – five steers – in the stable & commenced to feed them with provender.
The day has been cloudy much of the time & weather continues quite mild.
Continued my work about the barns & commenced to prepare a stable for my two heifers out of the old one in the calf shed building that was once used for colts. Worked at raising a portion of the floor.
The day has been more or less cloudy and the weather continues quite mild.
Worked at putting in a portion of the floor and constructing the stantials to the little stable, besides attending to some other necessary matters.
The weather has continued cloudy & moderate, but has been very windy today.
Got Harvey to help me with his mare and waggon, and went over into the woods and chopped and hauled up a load of long wood. Besides this spent some time chopping wood at the door and making other preparations for our annual family gathering at the beginning of each year.
In the evening Fremont and Effie with their infant child, together with Mr. & Mrs. Cheney who came with them from Laporte, Sullivan county, called in upon us and are tarrying over night, to be present on this occasion tomorrow.