Diary of Fletcher D. Tallman - 1884

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1884 Diary of Fletcher D. Tallman

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Fletcher D. Tallman was born in 1867 in Rensselaerville. He lived in the area his entire life.

Transcribers Note: In 1887, Fletcher was 16 years old and living in Rensselaerville near Medusa.

  • Tue. Jan 1 – I worked in the woods all day cutting saw logs and went over to ZEB’s in the evening stayed all night.
  • Wed. Jan 2 – I help do chores in forenoon and went to school in the afternoon. Rained all day.
  • Thu. Jan 3 – I help do chores and went to school. Clear and Cold.
  • Fri. Jan 4 – I help do chores and rode over to the school house with JOHNNY MILLER. Clear and Cold.
  • Sat. Jan 5 – I done the chores and cut wood under the woodhouse all day. UNCLE DAVID was here in the afternoon. Clear and Cold.
  • Sun. Jan 6 – Cloudy all day. I stayed home.
  • Mon. Jan 7 – I went to school and done chores.
  • Tue. Jan 8 – I went to school and done chores.
  • Wed. Jan 9 – Stormy. I went to school and come home and fixed and went to Medusa to the Donation.
  • Thu. Jan 10 – I got home about four o’clock – built a fire – went to bed and slept a couple hours got up and went to school. Come home and done chores.
  • Fri. Jan 11 – Stormy. I went to school and done chores.
  • Sat. Jan 12 – Clear. I help draw logs all day and done chores. I corked both horses.
  • Sun. Jan 13 – Stormy. I help do chores and fixed and hitched up Charley and went down to meeting – fetched OLY MACKEY up to ZEB’s corners – come home – eat dinner – played a spell on my accordion – hung my ax – cut some wood and went up on the hill. BURT was here a spell in the evening.
  • Mon. Jan 14 – Clear. I stayed in the house in the forenoon and help draw logs out of the North woods in aft.
  • Tue. Jan 15 – Cloudy. I stayed in the house all day.

Wed. Jan 16 – Clear and Cole. I went up on the hill and from to EUGENE’s and then down to JOHN GUTRIDGE’s and from there to Medusa and rode up with WEBSTER HAGADORN and then up across the lot and cut some wood.

  • Thu. Jan 17 – Clear and Cold. I help butcher the beef and done the chores.
  • Fri. Jan 18 – I help do the chores – went up to EUGENE’s and rode down home with him after the beef.
  • Tue. Jan 22 – Clear and warm. I help do and started for school got as far as the upper Barn found a young lamb went back and got the horse and cutter went up and got the lamb and old sheep and fetched them down to the house. finished chores and split some wood done the chores hitched up and went down to Medusa to meeting. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: (Darling F.)
  • Wed. Jan 23 – Clear and Cool. I help do the chores and went to school come home and done the chores. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: Dear
  • Thu. Jan 24 – Cloudy Stormy and Snowed. I help do chores and then went to School come home and help do chores. Last day of School. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: (Your Friend) F.
  • Fri. Jan 25 – Cold and windy. I help do the chores and seen to the lambs in forenoon and done chores and cut some wood in afternoon and went down to Medusa in the evening.
  • Sat. Jan 26 – Clear and Cold. I help do chores and cut some wood. Read in the evening. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: (Dear F.-)
  • Sun. Jan 27 – Clear and Cool. I finished the chores and seen to the lambs come in and shaved and washed done the chores for noon - come in and eat my dinner – fixed and went up to S GRIFFIN’s talked a little while then come home and done the chores. When PA come home we went up on the hill and got a sheep and lamb. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: Dear Flora
  • Mon. Jan 28 – Cloudy and Stormy, I help do the chores and help load up a grist and then done chores while PA was gone to the Eagle Mills and I cut some wood. ZEB was here and took dinner with me.
  • Tue. Jan 29 – Cloudy. I help unload the feed and then I hitched up and took STEPHEN GRIFFIN’s flour and brand home and then went down to CHARLEY’s and left his sleigh then drove around by the bridge and stopped and dipped up some water for my team then come home and unhitched and then hitched up CHARLEY for PA to go to the Village to Funeral and I done the chores.
  • Wed. Jan 30 – Cloudy and Stormy. I help do the chores and help thrash 97 Sheaves of Rye in the afternoon and help do the chores. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: Dear F.-
  • Thu. Jan 31 – Cloudy and Foggy. I commenced going to School up in ALBERT MOORE’s District. I went down to Medusa to the Exhibition in the evening. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: Dear A-
  • Fri. Feb 1 – Cloudy. I went to school and help do chores.
  • Sat. Feb 2 – Cloudy. I help do chores and help thrash 112 Sheaves of Rye in the afternoon. And went over to ZEB’s in the evening and stayed all night.
  • Sun. Feb 3 – Clear. I come hom and help do chores and fixed and went over to ZEB’s and then rode down to JOHN SMITH’s and back and then went down to ISREAL FROST’s – Stayed a spell and then come home and got a horse and cutter and went down to Meeting and had the luck to have somebody back into my horse and he broke his headstall and liked to got away but IRA and me buckeled it up and got home. Amen.
  • Mon. Feb 4 – Cloudy and Foggy and Rainy. I went to school and help do chores. I went down to Meeting in evening horseback.
  • Tue. Feb 5 – Cloudy and Foggy. I help do some chores and went to School come home and done chores. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: May one link in the Golden Chain of Friendship Bear the name of F.D.T.
  • Wed. Feb 6 – Cloudy and Foggy. I went to School and help do chores WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: I only ask to be Remembered - F.D.T. – F. D. Tallman
  • Thu. Feb 7 – Cloudy and Foggy I went to School and help do chores. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: Remember me Is all I ask And if Remembrance Be a task Forget Me – Fletcher D. Tallman.
  • Fri. Feb 8 – Cloudy and Stormy. I went to School and finished the chores – eat my Supper and took my Sleigh and went out to the line got on and rode down to JOHNEY’s gate without getting off. Stayed and played Cards and Dominoes till ½ past 11 then I come home.
  • Sat. Feb 9 – Stormy. I help do chores and loaded up part of a load of Manuer then UNCLE DAVID and HIS FOLKS come then I finished the chores and visited with them till night and help do chores and played Dominoes a spell with IRA.
  • Sun. Feb 10 – Clear and cool. I help finish the chores. SANFERD MILLER and ORVIL LOUNSBURY were here in forenoon. I help do chores and went up to EUGENE’s with IRA in the evening. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: Good Buy Hamar
  • Mon. Feb 11 – Stormy. I help fraw manure all day and done chores.
  • Tue. Feb 12 – Cloudy Foggy and Rainy. We done the chores went up on the hill and sawed the oak in to and got one load of Baswood logs in afternoon.
  • Wed. Feb 13 – Cloudy and Rainy in the forenoon and clear and warm in the Afternoon. Finished the chores then took the team and went up and got the Basplood and the Bitter neet in the forenoon. And took the load of logs down to the mill come back hitched the plow on the Sleigh – went over and broke rods around in the South woods – got a load of limbs and I put up 12 bu. of Rye and Oats for feed.
  • Thu. Feb 14 – Cloudy and Rainy in forenoon and Clear and Cold in afternoon. Finished the chores and cut some wood in the forenoon and fixed and went to Oak Hill with PA – Done some traiding and then come home. PA went to Mill.
  • Fri. Feb 15 – Clear and Cold. I help do chores and cut some wood and weighed the flour in the forenoon and went over in the south woods and cut a Hemlock and took one load of logs to mill and went over and got a load of wood in afternoon. I went over to ZEB’s with IRA and MARY to visit with JUDSON and HIS WIFE. Got home about one o’clock.
  • Sat. Feb 16 – Cold Clear in forenoon Cloudy in aft. I help finish the chores and went up on the hill and cut and drawed out a Baswood tree that the wind blowed over in forenoon and went up in the afternoon and got the two Oak logs and the other Baswood out and down to the mill and done chores in aft.
  • Sun. Feb 17 – Cloudy and Rainy. I help do some chores then I fixed and went down to Medusa to Meeting and put my Valentine’s in the office – come up to ZEB’s stayed a spell then went up to EUGENE’s stayed a spell then went back to ZEB’s stayed a spell then went home.
  • Mon. Feb 18 – I went to School and help do chores. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: If you love me as I love you No one could cut our love into – F.D.T.
  • Tue. Feb 19 – Cloudy and Foggy. I went to School and done some chores. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: OK
  • Wed. Feb 20 – Clear and Cool. I went up and barrowed FRED GRIFFIN’s handsleigh and took it up to the School House. Went to School and help do chores.
  • Thu. Feb 21 – Clear and warm. I went to School and too ELMER’s handsleigh to School. I went to School and help do chores.
  • Fri. Feb 22 – Clear and warm. I went up and got FRED’s sleigh and went to school and help do chores. PA went after the Doctor for GRANDMA.
  • Sat. Feb 23 – Squally – tinkered around – thrashed the timothy seed etc. BURT was here in the eve and stayed all night.
  • Sun. Feb. 24 – Clear and Cold. I went up after JOSEPH PULLMAN early in the morning then I help doctor the horse the rest of the day. IRA and MR. GRIFFIN were here.
  • Mon. Feb 25 – Cloudy. I helped doctor the horse and do chores.
  • Tue. Feb 26 – Snowed all day. I helped doctor the horse and help do the chores.
  • Wed. Feb 27 – Clear and Cool. I got up earley helped doctor the horse – hitched up and went down to Medusa and got MR. FLEMING’s to come home with me to doctor the horse – then finished eating my Breakfast then I hitched up again and took him home – put my letters in the office then I pulled out and come on home. Thrashed Rye with JOHN ZIEGLER in aft.
  • Thu. Feb 28 – Snowey and Blowey. I help doctor the horse – got ready and went to the last day of School. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: If you love me As I love you No One could cut Our love into.
  • Fri. Feb. 29 – Very Windy and Cold. I helped doctor the horse and Xanked up the stable and done chores.
  • Sat. Mar. 1 – Cold and Windy. I help do chores an cut some wood in the woodhouse. I fixed and went over to ZEB’s in the evening.
  • Sun. Mar 2 – Clear and Warm. I help do the chores and tinkered around. UNCLE WILLIAMS and JOSEPH PULLMAN were here in the aft.
  • Mon. Mar 3 – Clear and Cool. I help do chores and helped JOHN thrash in the forenoon and finished the noon chores and help load up for PA to go down to DAVID’s then went over and help JOHN put up the straw then come over and done the chores.
  • Tue. Mar 4 – Cold and Windy but Clear. I got up about four o’clock and help load up the rest of the Butter and Apples and started for UNCLE DAVID’s. I got there about ½ past 8 got warm and started for home by way of Medusa. Got home about 11. SANFRED MILLER and UNCLE WILLIAMS were here.
  • Wed. Mar 5 – Cole and Windy. I done the chores and help put up the straw. JOHN worked here.
  • Thu. Mar 6 – I help do the chores and done up the work in the house and worked at my Squirrel cage. PA got home about noon – tinkered around in the Afternoon. JOHN ½ day.
  • Wed. Mar 26 – Cloudy and Rainy. I help saw and Split wood at the door till noon then done chores and went up in the woods and sawed till chore time then we come and done chores. PA went up and got Fan and the Cutter and went to the Auction.
  • Thu. Mar. 27 – Cloudy. I worked in the woods all day Sawing and trimming. Eat my supper went up stairs and played a spell then come down went out to the barn and seen to things come in an went to bed.
  • Fri. Mar 28 – Clear and Cool. ORVIL and me went up in the woods and sawed and trimed till PA come up then he took hold and sawed with ORVIL and I finished trimming and chopped and lodged a Baswood tree in the forenoon and sawed up a beach and finished the maple in the afternoon. Eat supper and went up stirs and played a spell then went out and seen to things and then went to bed.
  • Sat. Mar 29 – Clear and Cool. I helped saw and chopped wood in the forenoon and chopped and trimmed in the afternoon in the S.W. – went with ORVIL in the evening come back to ZEB’s stayed and got warm then we come home found 11 young pigs. ORVIL and me set up and watched them and played till two o’clock.
  • Sun. Mar 30 – Cold and windy. I help finish the chores fixed and went up to EUGENE’s about eleven o’clock and stayed till about nine in the evening went down come home with IRA stayed a spell then come home about 12.
  • Mon. Mar 31 – Clear and Cold. I tinkered around and help get one load of wood and then I picked up some dead limbs in the forenoon and help do chores for noon and picked up dead limbs in the afternoon up in the North woods. UNCLE CHARLES was here in the afternoon and Stayed all night.
  • Tue. Apr 1 – Clear and warmer. I help do the chores and put up a load of grain then eat my dinner then hitched up the horses and then went down to Medusa. Unloaded the feed up to Heads then went over in the street done my traiding then come home. Fixed some fence below the wagonhouse then done chores.
  • Wed. Apr 2 – Snowed hard all day. Cool. I help finish the chores and tinkered around done the chores fore noon split come wood and done the chores for night.
  • Thu. Apr 3 – The Wind Blew Hard and the Snow flew all day. I help do some chores and split some wood. Eat my dinner then help do the chores for noon then split and piled wood till night then help do chores.
  • Fri. Apr 4 – Cloudy and Windy. I tinkered around and done chores in the forenoon and drawed three loads of wood in the afternoon.
  • Sat. Apr 5 – Squally and Windy. I help do chores and then drawed wood till night.
  • Sun. Apr 6 – Clear and warm. I help do the chores and then fixed my boots in forenoon – tinkered around done the chores and went over to ZEB’s with ORVIL.
  • Mon. Apr 7 – Clear and Warm. I yoked up the Ozen and drawed wood from the N.W. all day.
  • Tue. Apr 8 – Clear and Warm. I help do some chores then yoked and drawed up two loads of manure and brought back two loads of wood in the forenoon. Went down to Town Meeting in the Afternoon rode up to ZEB’s with EUGENE. Stayed and played a spell then come home.
  • Wed. Apr 9 – Cloudy and Rainy. I helped Saw and Chop in the South Woods all day.
  • Thu. Apr 10 – Cloudy and Squally. I help Chop and Saw all day in the South Woods.
  • Fri. Apr 11 – Clear and Cool. I help chop and saw in the South Woods all day.
  • Sat. Apr 12 – Clear and Cool. I help chop and Saw in the South Woods till five o’clock the come over and help do chores – fixed and rode down to Medusa, Stayed a Spell and then come home and got a ride up to the Maple Tree with WILSON DELAMATER.
  • Sun. Apr 13 – Clear and Warm. I fixed and went over to ZEB’s with ORVIL and got my hair cut. Stayed till about three then come home. Went up to DARWIN LEE’s with ORVIL in the evening.
  • Mon. Apr 14 – Clear and Cool. I tinkered around and cut up a load of wood down in the rodeside in the forenoon and then we went up on the hill and sawed wood till night – come down and help do chores. PA went up to SIMON PEET. BOOMHOWER’s.
  • Tue. Apr 15 – Cloudy and Rainy. I help do chores and then PA and me went over to MR. BOOMHOWER’s and got four yearling calves and sold two of them to STEPHEN GRIFFIN for $75 each in the forenoon. – help Saw and Split Some wood at the door in the afternoon. WILBER and WEBSTER HAGADORN were here in the forenoon.
  • Wed. Apr 16 – Cloudy. ORVIL and I went up on the hill and sawed up about 3 trees then come down in the North Woods and cut and sawed up part of one tree in the forenoon – come down done the chores then sawed logs back of the house in the afternoon. PA went over to PETER EDWARD’s auction.
  • Thu. Apr 17 – Cloudy and Cool. I commenced drawing away the Old Garden wall. 25 loads.
  • Fri. Apr 18 – Cool and Cloudy. I drawed stone all day. 36 loads.
  • Sat. Apr 19 – Cloudy. I drawed stone all day. 29 loads. Thus 90 loads in three days.
  • Sun. Apr 20 – Clear. I help finish the chores then went over to ZEB’s and got my hair cut with ORVIL. I help do chores fixed and went down to funreral come up and stopped in an seen CALEB FROST. Stay a spell the come up and seen IRA then home.
  • Mon. Apr 21 – C – I help do chores and drawed 10 loads of stone in forenoon. Picked 3 dead Sheep and drawed 6 loads in aft.
  • Tue. Apr 22 – Clear. I help do chores and drawed 20 loads of stone.
  • Wed. Apr 23 – Clear. I tinkered around in forenoon and cultivated in the afternoon with the Oxen.
  • Thu. Apr 24 – Clear and Warm. I cultivated and dragged all day.
  • Fri. Apr 25 – Clear and Warm. I plowed with the oxen in the forenoon and dragged in the afternoon down in the long field. PA went up to the Village come back and got his drag.
  • Sat. Apr 26 – Clear and Hot. I help do the chores and help fix the fence around the Old Meadow then took up the teams and worked till noon. Took up the teams after dinner and Plowed and dragged till night – fixed and went down to Medusa. Rode up with XX GIFFORD to ZEB’s stayed all night.
  • Sun. Apr 27 – Clear and Warm. I help do chores then come in and talked a spell till noon then help do chores and went up to EUGENE’s stayed a spell then went down to ZEB’s – Stayed a spell then home.
  • Mon. Apr 28 – Clear and Hot. I help finish dragging in the Oats in the long field moved the things up under the woods in the forenoon and loaded the Same piece in the afternoon sawed and dragged in part of the piece in the aft.
  • Tue. Apr 29 – Clear and Warm. I finished cultivating in up under the woods and moved the cultivator down South of the house at night.
  • Wed. Apr 30 – Clear and Warm. I leveled down the lot South of the house in the forenoon and the piece back of the S – barn in the afternoon.
  • Thu. May 1 – Clear. I cultivated back of the S- Barn in forenoon and drawed manuer South of the house in the afternoon. 8 loads.
  • Fri. May 2 – I drawed Manuer S. – house all day. 14 loads.
  • Sat. May 3 – Clear and Cool I drawed manuer all day. S – House. 13 loads. Went to Medusa in the evening with PA come back with FRED GRIFFIN. BURT also come up in the same train and stayed all night with me.
  • Sun. May 4 – Clear in forenoon. Cloudy in aft. I help do some chores fixed and went up to EUGENE’s with BURT – rode down to Church with them and rode back with them. Eat dinner then went down to ZEB’s and from there to WILL MACKEY’s – Stayed a spell then come back to ZEB’s then IRA cut my hair stayed and took supper with them then come home.
  • Mon. May 5 – Cloudy and Rainy. I finished cultivating in the oats South of the house and cross cultivated it in the afternoon. Help do chores and put up eight bu. oats and Barley – hitched up the oxen and took the oats and the cultivator over back of the S. Barn and cultivated in about 2 ¾ acres of Oats in the afternoon.
  • Tue. May 6 – Rainy all day. I cultivated on the same piece all the forenoon though the rain. Cleaned up the Timothy Seed and the Beans in the afternoon and done chores.
  • Wed. May 7 – Rainy. I tinkered around and set a barpost South of the house in the forenoon – fixed the horse stable and cleaned up my garden some and done chores in the afternoon. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: Yours Truly
  • Thu. May 8 – Rainy.
  • Fri. May 9 – Clear in forenoon and part of the afternoon. Rainy in the eve. I help put up the grist for feed and done chores and cleaned up the garden and done chores. PA went to Oak Hill to mill.
  • Sat. May 10 – Clear. I help do chores and daged sheep all day. Went to Medusa in the evening then up to IRA’s then home. ORVIL come up and stayed all night.
  • Sun. May 11 – Cloudy and Squally. I help do the chores – hitched up and went over to ZEB’s put out my horse and wated till IRA got ready then hitched up and went up to UNCLE STILWELL CORNELL’s – Stayed and took dinner – talked a spell then hitched up come back to ZEB’s with IRA got my shirts come home put out my horse come in and went up stairs and played a little while.
  • Mon. May 12 – Clear. I help do the chores And hitched up and ORVIL and me drawed stone in the forenoon and I drawed manuer in the afternoon.
  • Tue. May 13 – Clear. I help draw stone in the forenoon Back of the S. Barn and Cultivated on the same piece in the afternoon.
  • Wed. May 14 – Clear. I help fix fence around Old Meadow in the forenoon and cleaned out the Hog Pen and went down to Medusa and got Old Charley shed. Come home and eat supper and ORVIL went down to JOHN HAGADORN’s and then up to ZEB’s then Home.
  • Thu. May 15 – Clear, Squally. I cultivated in the forenoon and Cultivated and drawed Stone in the afternoon Back of the South Barn.
    • Fri. May 16 – Clear, Squally. ORVIL and I help do chores hitched up the horses and went over and drawed Stone from the Old Garden in the forenoon and I drawed manuer on the long field in the afternoon. 6 loads.
  • Sat. May 17 – Clear. I help cut the lambs tails off then spread the manuer on my garden and plowed it and the other one North of the house in the forenoon and I drawed Manuer on the long field in the afternoon. 6 loads. ORVIL and I went down to Medusa in the eve.
  • Sun. May 18 – Clear. I help do the chores then went up to the Old house with ORVIL then down to the creek and to the Sawmill – played a spell then home in forenoon. Fixed and went up to the old house with ORVIL – played a spell then went down to EUGENE’s then to ZEB’s then back home. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: O My F
  • Mon. May 19 – Clear. I hitched up the horses and went to plowing in the forenoon – help load the calves then done the chores then plowed till he come home then drawed manuer till night. Help do chores.
  • Tue. May 20 – Clear. I drawed Manuer in fornoon plowed and Drawed manuer in the afternoon. Yours Truly.
  • Wed. May 21 – Clear. I drawed manuer and help doctor the ox in the forenoon – And plowed some in the long field for corn and set out some Onions in my Garden. Done some chores and went down to Medusa with a horse and wagon after some salts.
  • Thu. May 22 – Clear. I help do the chores and drawed out the How manuer in the forenoon. Went down to the Saw Mill and drawed in 23 of our logs – come home eat my Supper shelled some corn went down and planted two roes of corn acrost the long field in the afternoon. LIB and ALZINA LEE were here in the aft.
  • Fri. May 23 – Clear till night. Rained all the Evening. I help do chores then plastered some corn and went to Planting. Planted all forenoon. Drove Oxen for PA all the afternoon. Help Do the chores Got in before it rained much. – Fletcher
  • Sat. May 24 – Clear. I drove Oxen for to plow in the forenoon – tinkered around and planted 16 roes of corn – Done the chores fixed and went over to ZEB’s played till 11 then went to Bed.
  • Sun. May 25 – Clear. I stayed all night with IRA. I helped IRA do his chores – Eat Breakfast – IRA cut my hair and shaved me. Then I come up to EUGENE’s – Borrowed His Skelly come home – finished the chores – hitched up and went up to EUGENE’s – changed wageons then went up to S. CORNELL’s put out my horse – Stayed till ½ past 5 then come homeward – stopped changed wageons again – drove to IRA’s stayed a spell then home.
  • Mon. May 26 – Cloudy. I finished the chores then too the Planter and corn and went down in the lot. Planted till noon with the planter then come up and eat my Dinner then Help set out 18 pear trees out along the road and then planted with the hoe in the afternoon.
  • Tue. May 27 – Clear in forenoon. Cloudy in Afternoon. I planted with the Hoe in the forenoon and Dropped Phosphate and planted with the planter in the afternoon. – finished Tagging the sheep in the afternoon.
  • Wed. May 28 – Clear. I yoked up the cattle and went down to the Saw Mill and got a load of lumber come back hitched on the drag and dragged down the corn ground in the old meadow in the forenoon – unloaded the lumber and planted 25 roes of corn and chased Sheep and done chores in the afternoon. PA went down to DAVID’s after a hog.
  • Thu. May 29 – Clear. I help finish the chores and dragged a spell then come down drawed out the dead cow then plowed out the hole for to bury her in the forenoon help bury the cow and plowed a spell in the Old Meadow. Done chores. PA went up to the Village in the afternoon And I went down to the Exhibition in the evening.
  • Fri. May 30 – Clear. I dragged and plowed and drawed stone. Done chores.
  • Sat. May 31 – Clear. I help do chores and turned the sheep up on the hill and planted corn. RICHARD LEE help plant in the afternoon. Done chores and went to Medusa in the eve.
  • Sun. Jun 1 – Clear and Hot. I finished the chores fixed and went to EUGENE’s then down to ZEB’s and on down to JOHN GOODRIDGE’s stayed a spell then returned home then back to the line and talked a spell then I went up through the woods to EUGENE’s stayed and too Supper then come home.
  • Mon. Jun 2 – Clear and Hot. I went down and help build a sheep pen come up and got the sheep took them down and help was them back and turned them away; Eat my Dinner and then went down to ISRAEL FROST’s – come home and help do chores.
  • Tue. Jun 3 – Clear and Hot. I plowed all day.
  • Wed.Jun 4 – Clear and Hot. I finished the chores and helped EUGENE wash sheep in the forenoon and help take up the carpet in Our Kitchen and plowed a spell in the afternoon. MISS MARY FANCHER worked here all day.
  • Thu. Jun 5 – Hot. I plowed Sod in the Old Meadow all day till 5 o’clock then drawed 1 load of Manuer and done the chores.
  • Fri. Jun 6 – Hot. I plowed in the forenoon and drawed Manuer in the afternoon. Done the chores and picked a dead sheep.
  • Sat. Jun 7 – Hot. I help finish the chores and plowed a spell in the forenoon and drawed 1 load of Manuer on the garden and three in the lot and planted some potatoes and done the chores and went down and rode down to Medusa with WEBSTER HAGADORN and back with ZEB and IRA. ORVIL went over Home with me from ZEB’s.
  • Sun. Jan 8 – Clear and Hot. I salted the sheep and turned away the Cows before breakfast. Watered the horses and open and cleaned out the stables – fixed and went down to the funeral of MR. LAMB in the forenoon come home and put out my horse – eat dinner and then printed till chore time – got the cows and milked four – fixed up the Rhone cows horn which she hooked off – fixed and went around up to EUGENE’s with FRANK and IRA – come back to ZEB’s then home.
  • Mon. Jun 9 – Clear in forenoon. Rainy in the afternoon. I plowed and covered potatoes in the forenoon. And plowed and planted in X roes of corn and cleaned out the Hog pen and changed the pigs and got the cowes and milked V cows.
  • Cloudy and Misty all day. I plowed in the forenoon and plowed out the alders in the Old Meadow and plowed out the ditch in front of the Old Garden bass. Dug that out and got the cows and milked 6.

WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE:
Lovers,
F.F.)
A.B.) F.T.
R.R.)
A.C.)

  • Wed. Jun 11 – Cloudy. I finished plowing in the Old Meadow in the forenoon and plowed the little yard below the Wagon House and shelled some corn to sowe it and cultivated in some then got the cows and milked four then went to bed without any supper.
  • Thu. Jun 12 – Cloudy and Rainy. I tinkered around and help clean the celler in the forenoon and fixed the plow and went up on the N. Side Hill struck out a land counted the sheep then I come down and got some Burdocks and done chores and Nailed up the Hens under the Wagon House.
  • Fri. Jun 13 – Clear. I finished the chores and went up and help strike out a land then come down and skinned a fox then worked in my garden till noon. I finished planting in corn in the long field and got the horse and then dragged till tea time then took the horse and put him in the stable and eat my supper then went and shelled some corn and finished planting in the Old Meadow and done chores.
  • Sat. Jun 14 – Clear. I took a load of slate up on the hill and brought back a load of wood then went down to the Saw Mill and out to the 4 corners and got old Fan then went down to the mill and got MR. GRIFFIN and CHARLEY in the forenoon and worked my garden till 5 then went down to the saw mill – ORVIL come along and come up with me – done the chores and rode down to Medusa with DAVID WILDAY and back with FRED GRIFFIN – ORVIL stayed here all N.
  • Sun. Jun 15 – Clear. I fixed and went up to EUGENE’s – Rode down to Meeting and back to ZEB’s waited till he got home got his gun then come over and help get the horse and colt to the house then help do the chores and suckle the colt.
  • Mon. Jun 16 – Clear. I help do the chores and then planted potatoes till night – took the gun and went over in the South Woods but did not get a thing.
  • Tue. Jun 17 – Clear. I finished the chores and took care of the Butter then finished planting potatoes – took the gun and went over in the South Woods and scattered a crows nest in the forenoon. – And fixed fence up around the Spring lot and went up to EUGENE’s a few minutes then back home and watched the colt till dark then ZEB and OSCAR help me milk for a cigar.
  • Wed. Jun 18 – Clear. I finished the chores and took the Oxen and dragged till noon – soaked up the Buggy Wageon and took a grist and the drag teeth down to Medusa then went over to MR. PRATT’s and seen MR. FLEMMINGS then back to Medusa and had our pictures taken – got my grist and things and come home turned around and went back to Medusa after SiXXX.
  • Thu. Jun 19 – Clear. The chores – help finish and took up the oxen and dragged a spell then went down to see ISREAL about the syrange come home and give the colt and Injection then watched it till noon then took the oxen and dragged till tea time then come up eat supper and hitched up and went down to PRATT’s and got MR. FLEMMINGS – come home and give the colt some Medicine then I took him back to Medusa and CHARLEY STEWART come after him.
  • Fri. Jun 20 – Clear. I finished the chores and seen to the colt all day. UNCLE WILLIAMS was here in the afternoon.
  • Sat. Jun 21 – I took care of the colt till noon then went up to EUGENE’s then back and took care of it till ten at night. Went up to COOK’s just at night again.
  • Sun. Jun 22 – Clear. I went and went all day then went. Of course You went; You went, went and went went to Bed. But Where.
  • Mon. Jun 23 – Clear. Cloudy and Rainy. I Dragged down Buckwheat ground in the Old Meadow.
  • Tue. Jun 24 – Clear in forenoon till 4 o’clock then rained till night. I dragged in buckwheat in the Old Meadow all day. UNCLE CHARLES come here just at night in the rain but went home again that night.
  • Wed. Jun 25 – Clear in forenoon. Rainy in aft. I finished Crossing the Buckwheat in the Old Meadow in the forenoon and went down to WEBSTER’s after some plants – come home and set the Same out. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: M. P. or Miss P
  • Thu. Jun 26 – Clear. I plowed in the forenoon and cut bushes in the afternoon up on the hill and done chores.
  • Fri. Jun 27 – Clear. I help draw Manuer up on the hill in the forenoon and dragged down Buckwheat ground in the afternoon.
  • Sat. Jun 28 – I dragged all day done the chores and went to Medusa. Rode up with FRED GRIFFIN.
  • Sun. Jun 29 – Clear. I finished the chores and went over to ZEB’s stayed a spell then up to SELAH’s Old House with ORVIL – stayed a spell then back to ZEB’s and home.
  • Mon. Jun 30 – Clear. I dragged up on the hill all day. Sheared Sheep.
  • Tue. Jul 1 – Clear. I dragged in the forenoon up on the hill and went to Oak Hill and Medusa in aft. Sick.
  • Wed. Jul 2 – Clear. I went up on the hill and help plow out some Alders and Draw two loads of manuer in forenoon and cleaned out the bin and carried up 115 fleeces of wool – eat my supper and went up to J. W. PULLMAN’s back and got the cows and milked 4.
  • Thu. Jul 3 – Clear. I hoed six roes of corn in forenoon and 8 in the afternoon. Went up to GRIFFIN’s in the eve. WILLIE and ROSA B were here in the aft. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: Dear R. B.
  • Fri. Jul 4 – Clear. I finished the chores fixed and went up to JOSEPH PULLMAN’s then back to GRIFFIN’s with CORNELIUS and ORVIL stayed there till ½ past 12 at night then come home in the rain.
  • Sat. Jul 5 – Clear in forenoon. Rain in aft. I plowed out the potatoes in the garden and hoed corn in the long field. Done chores.
  • Sun. Jul 6 – Clear. I help finish the chores went and fixed and went over to ZEB’s then from there to RAN. BOUTON’s stayed till two moments past seven come down through LLOYD’s in ½ hour and then from there to ZEB’s in 18 min. – then home – Quick train 3 miles in 38 min.
  • Mon. Jul 7 – Cloudy and Rainy. I went out to the fore corners and got the cows and put them in the lot then hoed corn about ½ hour then come up and had two roes of potatoes across the garden then I went up to STEPHEN GRIFFIN’s with CORNELIUS stayed till he got home then talked a few moments and come home – Eat Dinner went down and hoed Seven roes of corn and help do chores.
  • Tue. Jul 8 – Forenoon: Cloudy ; Afternoon; Rainy in the aft – I hoed corn till three o’clock then it rained then I set out my plants and ground the Mowing Machine Knives and axes and I took the Box and Springs off from the Old Wagon.
  • Wed. Jul 9 – Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Cloudy – I help do the chores and put up the grist of food and done the work and picked enough Raspberries for dinner – fixed fence up on the hill and done the chores in the aft. MATILDA FROST was here all day.
  • Thu. Jul 10 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear. I took the chains and went over to the South barn and took the oxen and hitched on the wood Shod Sleigh and went over in the S – Woods and got a load of poles and took them up on the line fence between EUGENE and us and fixed it up good in the forenoon. And fixed up the fence around the Spring lot and fixed the bar posts and got another load of polls.
  • Fri. Jul 11 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear and Hot – I went up and yoked up the oxen and went in the S – woods and got 4 poles hitched on the sleigh and went up and put up the Slab fence back of the upper barn and hoed corn in the Old Meadow in the afternoon.
  • Sat. Jul 12 - Forenoon: Cloudy Rainy. Afternoon: Cloudy Rainy. – I finished the Chores and hoed and plowed corn till it rained then I tinkered around till noon – eat my dinner then I went out and hoed one roe then come to the house and fixed some bags – went over to put up 35 bu. of Oats while it rained. Then come over and got the hay rigging under the shed plowed out the potatoes in the garden and hoed 2 roes – done the chores and rode up with IRA stayed a spell and DICK LEE come over with me and brought some of my things.
  • Sun. Jul 13 - Forenoon: Rainy. Afternoon: Clear – I went up on the hill and picked 8 qts of berries till it rained come back and tinkered around eat my dinner and went over to ZEB’s and rode up to BOUTON’s back with IRA and MARY. WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: F. R. – Oh happy day that fixed my choice XX her my lover and thoughts – Oh happy day of happy thought I won’t forget the deeds that then were sought.
  • Mon. Jul 14 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear – I helped finish the chores and fixed the Machine and seytle and went up and Mowed around the lot above the Old Orchard then went up on the Hill and fixed the fence back of the barn in the forenoon – Eat dinner talked a spell with MR. CARTRIGHT then I cut the Birdocks in the Hog yard – finished mowing around the fence hoed 3 roes of corn and done the chores.
  • Tue. Jul 15 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear – I fixed the fence back of the Oats in the forenoon and raked up the Hay back of the Old Orchard and help draw in 1 load in the barn and one on the wagon below the shed. UNCLE WILLIAMS was here and took tea.
  • Wed. Jul 16 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Squally, Clear – I help do the chores and took the hoes and went down in the old Meadow and hoed 8 roes of corn and Potatoes in the forenoon and raked after in the lot above the orchard and baked below the road and help draw 5 loads in the shed and 2 in the barn – done chores and went to Medusa with PA in the evening DAR, LEE’s 3 boys were here all day.
  • Thu. Jul 17 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear – I took the horse and plowed out 16 roes of corn come and put on the other Harness, shelled some corn and finished Mowing around the fence below the road in forenoon. And hoed corn in the O.M. in the afternoon – Raked and drawed in 2 loads of hay from below the road after tea. EBENIZER STEWART was here in forenoon.
  • Fri. Jul 18 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear – I plowed out corn all day.
  • Sat. Jul 19 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear – I hoed corn in the long field till five o’clock fixed and went over to ZEB’s changed my shirt went up to EUGENE’s stayed and waited patientely but he did not come - then I hitched on my wageon and went up to RAN’s – not at home – WILLIE got ready and we went up to the village come back stayed all night with ROSA.
  • Sun. Jul 20 - Forenoon: Clear Dark. Afternoon: Clear – I got up 25 min past V fed my horse eat breakfast got ready and ROSA and WILL got in and we drove up to CHARLES BILLINGS in 1 hr 20 min. stayed till ½ past two then we hitched up and drove over to GRANDMA’s - never got out - turned around brought the girls back to Lake School House the drove back and hitched my horse by MR. SMITH’s barn – went back to meeting after meeting – got my horse took ROSA and WILL back home – Change wagons fed horses eat supper then come home.
  • Mon. Jul 21 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear – I done up the work then took the Scythe and mowed around the lot south of the old barn in the forenoon – ground knives and saythe and took the craidled some Rye in the Chestinut tree lot till tea time – then mowed out the lane back of the barn got the cows and milked five and fed the calf. Amen. Happy Day.
  • Tue. Jul 22 - Forenoon: Cloudy. Afternoon: Clear – I craidled two swathes of Rye Broke the Craidle then come up tinkered around fixed the craidle in the forenoon – went over and mowed out the lane back of the barn and raked up the clover South of the barn after tea.
  • Wed. Jul 23 - Forenoon: Clear and Hot Afternoon: Cloudy and Rainy – I took the craidle and craidled Rye all the forenoon – Drawed and pitched off 1 load and 1 part of another when it rained so hard that I got off and unhitched the oxen and got out of the rain. Fixed my Xork aft tea – done chores.
  • Thu. Jul 24 - Forenoon: Clear Afternoon: Clear. I craidled 5 swathes of Rye and stXXed out the hay South of the barn in fornoon and Raked and drawed and XXXX three loads on the stack and put up two loads after dark.
  • Fri. Jul 25 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear. I help put Tobacco dust on the lambs and cut 5 swathes of rye in forenoon and raked and put four loads of hay on the stack in the afternoon.
  • Sat. Jul 26 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear. I help plow the turnip patched and put one load of hay on the stack in the forenoon and raked after in the lots over by the woods and south of the barn and finished the stack – put three loads all there was cut. Went down and rode to Medusa with WEBSTER and back with WILL MACKEY – Amen – Short prayer.
  • Sun. Jul 27 – Forenoon: Cloudy. Afternoon: Rainy. I finished the chores took ZEB’s gun home and see them ring pigs a spell then IRA cut my hair and shaved one then I come home and done chores.
  • Mon. Jul 28 - Forenoon: Cloudy. Afternoon: Clear. I finished plowing through the corn in the long field in the forenoon And help finish hoeing it in the afternoon and ground the machine knives and done the chores took the horse and went to Medusa in the evening.
  • Tue. Jul 29 - Forenoon: Cloudy and Rainy. Afternoon: Cloudy and Rainy. I turned the cows away and took EUGENE’s young cattle home come back pitched up some rye straw till noon then come over eat dinner done the chores went back and finished putting up the straw – cleared off the floor come over and tinkered around – cleaned out the hog pen got the cows and milked four and strained the milk. DAVID WILDAY was here in afternoon.
  • Wed. Jul 30 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear. I tinkered around and went up on the hill and mowed what was to mow in the forenoon. – ground the knives and scythe – hitched up and took the rake and wagon and went up and raked and drawed in the same piece and fixed the fence around the lot in the aft. – brought the rake and wagon back.
  • Thu. Jul 31 - Forenoon: Cloudy and Rainy. Afternoon: Cloudy and Rainy. I help do chores and mowed with the scythe in the little pasture all the forenoon And sowed the turnips seed and finished cutting the rye – trimmed the balsam trees and worked in my garden.
  • Sat. Aug 9 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear I help draw and stack hay till noon then hitched up and raked up the hay in the young Orchard and raked after back of the house then drawed and stacked 4 loads. 8 loads all day. XXXX XXAUSE come here after dark and stayed after mXXX.
  • Mon. Aug 11 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear. I help fix fence iver by the S. woods and cut some barley south of the house in forenoon and finished cutting barley and then we went down in the long field and 3 swaths around the oats and done chores.
  • Tue. Aug 12 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear. I went and turn grindstone to grinXX the machine. REEVE’S then mowed a patch of grass up in the Oak lot and then around the fence south of the barn in forenoon. StXred out the hay and craidled Oats in the long field till 4 O’clock then come and pitched up the hay that was on the wagon and got one load raked after the X Orchard and raked up the hay south of the barn.
  • Wed. Aug 13 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear. I help toX out two stacks and raked up the Barley in the forenoon and drawed in the barley in the afternoon. MANLEY STICKLES and HIS FATHER and MOTHER come her after dark.
  • Thu. Aug 14 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear. I got up – fixed and went to Medusa before Breakfast – MANLEY went with me – Come home - eat breakfast – shot a spell – fixed and went up to Picnic. Come back and talk with IRA a spell then come home.
  • Fri. Aug 15 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear. I craidled Oats all day – I finished the long field – I come up and put Oats South of the house then we went up and cut two Swathes around the lot up by the North woods.
  • Sat. Aug 16 - Forenoon: Clear and Hot. Afternoon: Clear and Hot. I craidled Oats all day up by the woods – finished that lot. Went to Medusa in the evening.
  • Sun. Aug 17 - Forenoon: Clear and Hot. Afternoon: Clear and Hot. I went down in GRIFFIN’s follow and picked 5 qts black berries then went up to the Sawmill and found GEORGE NORTON, BURT LOUNSBURY, ELMER LOUNSBURY and MINER WILSON then went up and went in swimming. Then GEORGE come up and took dinner with me – I fixed and we went over to ZEB’s then back around to the dam then went in swimming with GEORGE and MINER then up to FRED’s then up to JOE’s then to the Village to meeting then home. Amen.
  • Mon. Aug 18 - Forenoon: Clear and Hot. Afternoon: Clear and Hot. I raked up part of the oats in the long field and pitched of the last load of barley in the forenoon – And took three hours nooning then help put the calf in JOHN MABIE’s wagon then took the oxen and drawed in 4 loads of Oats from the long field.
  • Mon Aug 25 – Clear. I got home ½ past Six – finished craidleing the oats and raked up a piece back the S. Barn. – finished drawing from up by the woods and got one load back of the S. barn.
  • Tue. Aug 26 – Cloudy. Clear. I went to Preston Hollow with MR. GRIFFIN in the forenoon and cut Burdocks and took the lambs away in the aft. Went to Medusa in the evening.
  • Wed. Aug 27 – Clear. I help turn out the lambs and old sheep and raked oats back of the South barn – fixed the forks and drawed in three loads of oats from the same piece.
  • Thu. Aug 28 - Forenoon: Clear. Afternoon: Clear. I got up and milked the cows and raked up some oats back of the South Barn in fornoon. And Ira helped us in the afternoon.
  • Fri. Aug 29 – Cloudy and Rainy. I help put the last load of oats in the south barn that was put in or ever will be put in in the fornoon. Went and cut some poles over in the South Woods and put them by the fence in the Old meadow also got a load of stakes for the same fence – come back to the house – Bad luck Lightning struck the South barn and laid it in ashes.
  • Sat. Aug 30 – Clear in the forenoon till 4 o’clock then it Rained. I went over to the ruins of the old Barn – come back – eat breakfast – churned sopped and talked with ARNOLD SISSON and J.G. FROST a spell then went over to the ruins and poked up the fire a little then LEE’s boys and I come to the house got the gun and went down to the creek – fired a hornets nest – come up got some XXXX XXX and went and turned the cows – went down to the fire then back to the house – eat dinner then put up some of the grain that was saved from the flames.
  • Sun. Aug 31 – Clear. I went over to ZEB’s then to Medusa then back to ZEB’s then home help milk – fixed and went up to the Village with EDDIE BOUTON to the Concert then back and stayed all night with WILLIE.
  • Mon. Sept 1 – Clear. I got home about ½ past 7 – tinkered around – cleaned of the barn floor – got the Xucks and hoppled them and grounf the scythes in forenoon. Mowed the XXXail back of the Ruins and got in the rest of the Oats there and that day.
  • Tue. Sept 2 – Clear. Commenced plowing. I plowed all day in the long field.
  • Wed. Sept 3 – Clear. I plowed till noon then went up to ALBERT MOORE’s back to DAVIS’s then come home – took up the oxen and plowed till ½ past 8.
  • Thu. Sept 4- Clear and Hot. I took the oxen and plowed till nine o’clock – come up and helped Insurance the buildings and help draw one load of Manuer and one load of damaged Oats and Rye in the forenoon and help draw the rest of the grain over and spread one load of grain – drawed one load of Manuer the Eat supper and took the Oxen and plowed till nine o’clock then turned them out – took CHARLEY and went over to IRA’s.
  • Fri Sept. 5 – Clear and Hot. I plowed till 7 then eat dinner – loaded up a load of Manuer – got the horces – Scraped some in the Barnyard, took the Oxen and plowed till nine o’clock.
  • Fri. Sept. 12 – Clear. I went down to the sawmill – went fishing – come back and helped IRA craidle Buckwheat in the afternoon – went to Medusa in the evening.
  • Sat. Sept 13 – Clear. I cultivated in Rye in the Long Field all day. Took the team and took GRANDMA’s lard to Medusa in the Evening.
  • Sun. Sept 14 – Cleat Etc. I went over to ZEB’s stayed till 5 o’clock – got IRA’s horse and ZEB’s carriage – went over and took P.S. out rideing got back about nine or ten o’clock – got home about 12.
  • Mon. Sept. 15 – Clear. I finished dragging in rye in the forenoon – went down and got WEBSTER’s craidle and cut Buckwheat in the Old Meadow in the afternoon. ORVIL helped out.
  • Tue. Sept 16 – Clear 64. I help finish cutting buckwheat in the Old Meadow in the forenoon and help cut the lot up on the hill in the afternoon. ORVIL helped us.
  • Wed. Sept. 17 – Clear. I help rake Buckwheat in the Old Meadow in the forenoon and up on the hill in the afternoon.
  • Thu. Sept 18 – Cloudy 50 – I help rake Buckwheat in the Old Meadow in the forenoon went up and pilled up the ashes of the S. Barn – SXXold the grass seed of the rye and raked some Buckwheat in the afternoon.
  • Fri. Sept. 19 – Clear 69 – I help finish rakeing Buckwheat in the old meadow and cut 10 stouts of corn in the aft. Went down to HERMON HOKLAITING’s in the evening.
  • Sat. Sept 20 – Cloudy Clear 48 – I help finish cutting the corn in the Old Meadow and tinkered around till 2 o’clock – fixed went over to IRA’s got him to take me to Preston Hollow to get boots – come back and craidled Buckwheat for him till it rained – come to the house got my coat and rode down to Medusa with WELLIE GIFFORD – help him unload a load of apples – come up in the street – Rode up with WEBSTER – Stayed all night with HERMON.
  • Sun. Sept. 21 – Clear. I help pick some alder berries and chored it a spell – eat my dinner – took my gun and went up on the hill and shot 4 chipmunks – went up to the old house and played a spell with ORVIL. Come back by way of S. Woods – home skinned my game and done chores. ADELLA WILDAY and ESSIE TURK were here when I got back – CHARLES GRIFFIN come afterwords.
  • Mon. Sept 22 – Clear. I cut corn all day – One hundred stouts.
  • Tue. Sept. 23 – Cloudy. I help finish cutting corn in the long field in the forenoon and dug potatoes in the Old Meadow in the afternoon. Carried down 8 bu. Potatoes in the cellar and stripped Mulins in the evening.
  • Wed. Sept. 24 – I dug Potatoes all day. Finished in the lot – Carried down 15 bu. Potatoes at night. ORVIL and I went to Medusa in the evening.
  • Thu. Sept. 25 – Cloudy. I help dig potatoes in the garden and drawed in 2 loads of corn from the long field in forenoon. ORVIL and I cut Burdock – Plowed and pulled beans.
  • Fri. Sept. 26 – Clear. ORVIL and I drawed Manuer in the long Field and drawed corn back all day.
  • Sat. Sept. 27 – Clear. ORVIL and I drawed Manuer and Corn all day.
  • Sun. Sept. 28 – Clear and Hot. ORVIL and I went and got the cows and I fixed and went over to ZEB’s and IRA shaved us then I got his horses and IRA, MARY, LOTTIE and Myself went up to the BOUTON’s. WILL hitched up and took me up to EDD’s and I got my Accordeon – come back and stayed all night with him.
  • Mon. Sept. 29 – Clear. ORVIL and I drawed Manuer all day.
  • Tue. Sept 30 – Cloudy. ORVIL and I drawed Manuer and Corn in the forenoon – One load of Manuer and cultivated wheat in the afternoon.
  • Thu. Oct. 2 – Clear. I finished dragging in wheat and husked corn in forenoon – picked peas and Apples in the afternoon – turned out the store pigs.
  • Fri. Oct 3 – Rainy. I churned and picked up some pears in forenoon and went up to S. GRIFFIN’s and C.G and J. F. and Web X selling pears. Come home hitched up and delivered the pears. 7 bu. 3 pks.
  • Sat. Oct. 4 – Clear. I picked ½ bu. pears and went up to GRIFFIN’s with ORVIL and got his long ladder in forenoon.DRWIN LEE and AUSTIN GOODRIDGE were here. Took the pears to GRIFFIN’s come back then help MR. UNDERHILL drive a cow down as far as the HAGADORN’s – come back and stopped at WEB’s – DAVE come home and come up with me. I help thrash a florin of Oats and ORVIL and I went to Medusa.
  • Sun. Oct 5 – Clear. I done the chores and we went up and dug for wood chuck but could not get any then I went up in CHARLEY’s woods and shot a red squirrel then come on down home shot one squirrel in the Orchard then printed some cards for ORVIL and done chores.
  • Mon. Oct 6 – Clear. I set up the rest of the Buckwheat and cut fodder corn with ORVIL.
  • Tue. Oct 7 – Clear. I help thrash one florin of Oats – cleaned off the floor and went to thrashing Buckwheat – thrashed five loads but drawed six.
  • Wed. Oct 8 – Cloudy. I went up on the hill and cleaned of the barn floor and set up the Buckwheat in the forenoon. ANDY help thrash Buckwheat from the Old Meadow in the afternoon. Thrashed 4 loads and drawed five.
  • Thu. Oct 9 – Clear and cool. I help thrash Buckwheat till noon then got the horses – put them on the floor- go the oxen and went over and drawed ZEB’s horse in the grave. I drawed a load of apples down to the house then come home and went to thrashing Buckwheat. Got one load off the hill and 4 out of the Old Meadow. Finished that lot.
  • Fri. Oct 10 – Clear. I help thrash Buckwheat on the hill All Day.
  • Sat. Oct 11 – Clear. I thrashed one florin of Buckwheat – ground the Machine knives and scythes and finished Mowing the Old Meadow – thrashed the florin of Buckwheat up on the hill, raked up the hay. XXked the cows and went to Medusa in the evening.
  • Sun. Oct 12 – Cloudy and Rainy. I help stack the Buckwheat straw, IRA come over and help clean the Stove pipe. I fixed and took my gun and went over with IRA help him husk Corn a spell – eat dinner – then went down in the woods and shot a chipmunk and IRA got a Rabbit.
  • Mon. Oct 13 – Squally. I finished the chores – fraimed the beans and picked Apples the rest of the day and went to HEMAN HOKETAILS in the eve – come home help nail up the Butter and catch the Poultry.
  • Tue. Oct 14 – Cloudy. I got up at three O’clock and help load up the Butter and PA started for Albany. I come in and went to bed. Got up at 6 done the chores and ORVIL and I went up on the hill and Bound and set up the corn fodder. Come down – eat dinner – got the oxen and frew in the hay. Went up to GRIFFIN’s after his mill did not get it – come back, went over to IRA to get his mill but it was mowed in with corn.
  • Wed. Oct 15 – Cloudy and Cold. ORVIL and I picked apples all day and done chores – husked corn in the evening.
  • Thu. Oct 16 – I got up and went up to MR. PULLMAN’s to get his mill but he wanted to use it. Come home – eat breakfast – and help cave up Buckwheat. PA went down to ISRAEL’s and got his mill and we Cleaned up 52 bu. of Buckwheat.
  • Fri. Oct 17 – Clear and Windy. I help clean up and put up a load – got the horses hitched up and went to Medusa with it. Come home – eat dinner – put up a load and took it to Medusa. 80 bu.
  • Sat. Oct 18 – Rain and Snow Squally. I helped WEBSTER HAGADORN thrash oats all day. Went to Medusa in the evening. 75 Cents.
  • Sun. Oct 19 – Clear. I help finish the chores went up to the Old House with ORVIL then I went over to EUGENE’s and then down to ZEB’s. Help IRA sort some apples – eat dinner – then IRA hitched up and took four barrels of apples down to HEMAN and brought me two barrels.
  • Mon. Oct 20 – Clear – I help thrash Oats and stack straw up on this place in forenoon and thrashed wheat and Oats on the lower place for WEBSTER H. $1.00.
  • Tue. Oct 21 – Clear. I done the chores and ORVIL and I cleaned Buckwheat up on the hill till chore time then done chores. PA went to WEBSTER’s.
  • Wed. Oct 22 – Cloudy. Rainy. ORVIL and I done the chores and picked up cider apples up on the hill in the forenoon and emptied the basckets and traced up the corn in the hog pen. Done chores. PA worked to WEB’s.
  • Thu. Oct 23 – Clear. Cloudy. I help finish the chores – harnessed the horces went up and finished cleaning the buckwheat – come down brought the farming mill and 18 bu. of Buckwheat – put on the rest of the Buckwheat here to this barn. 22 bu. PA went to Medusa. ORVIL and I carried up 17 bu. of Corn. Drawed 2 loads when he got home. DAVE WILDAY brought our wagon home.
  • Fri. Oct 24 – Clear. I help draw in the last of our corn in forenoon and drawed in and picked up apples and pulled some turnips in the afternoon.
  • Sat. Oct 25 – Snow Squally all day. ORVIL and I picked up apples and finished pulling the turnips in forenoon and picked up apples and drawed in and unloaded apples and turnips. Worked in the long field and Old Meadow in forenoon and over under the XXXds in the aft. Went to Medusa in the evening.
  • Sun. Oct 26 – Clear. I finished the chores – tinkered around – eat dinner and went over to ZEB’s – stayed till chore time then come home done chores – fixed and went to Medusa to meeting – come back with DAVE then home. PA went up to STILWELL CORNELL’s.
  • Mon. Oct. 27 – Cloudy. I finished the chores and took the oxen and went to plowing. Plowed till COURT HUGHS come then measured off 8 10ft of Hemlock Boards – eat dinner then plowed till chores time then got the cows and milked. PA helped CHARLES GRIFFIN in the forenoon.
  • Tue. Oct. 28 – Rainy and Cool. I helped JOSEPH FANCHER draw stone in the forenoon and shot a Hawk that maisured 4 fat across the wings. Eat my dinner come homw and plowed till night – East supper then husked corn up to EUGENE COOK’s
  • Thu. Oct 30 – Rainy. We thrashed Oats with the flail in the forenoon and with the horses in the afternoon. I went down and got DAVE and we went up to the husking to EUGENE’s.
  • Sat. Nov 1 – Clear. I help Butcher a lamb – cut it up – fixed the Box harnassed and started went to IRA’s left one quarter then to Medusa then to J.W. FANCHER’s then to J. PULLMAN’s then acrost the creek to Rensselaerville then back to EUGENE’s sold him one quarter then to ZEB’s sold MARY one quarter took the other qurter home – Eat supper and husked corn.
  • Sun. Nov 2 – Clear. ORVIL and I finished the chores – fixed and went down to JOHN GOODRICH’es then come home. Done chores we fixed and went to the village to meeting.
  • Mon. Nov 3 – Clear ORVIL and I drawed 6 loads of stone from the Old Meadow in forenoon and I plowed with the horse in the afternoon in the same lot.
  • Tue. Nov 4 – Rainy. I help fetch some Corn Stalks from the wagon house – took the horses went down in the Old Meadow and trimmed on Aappl tree and plowed once acrost the stubble when in Rained. I quit and come to the house – tinkered around till noon – Eat dinner – Emptied some bags – put in our Over coats and went down to Election – Rode up to WEB’s with JOSEPH PULLMAN.
  • Thu. Nov 5 – Snow Squally. I plowed all day with the Oxen in the Old Meadow.
  • Thu. Nov 6 – Snow Squalley. I plowed all day with the Oxen in the Old Meadow.
  • Fri. Nov 7 – Clear. I finished the chores – took the horses and plowed all day. DARWIN LEE’s Boys were here all dy.
  • Sat. Nov 8 – Clear. I plowed in the forenoon and help ORVIL finish gathering apples in the aft. We went to Medusa in the evening.
  • Sun. Nov 9 – Clear. I fixed and went down to the funeral of SYLVANUS LOUNSBURY – went from there up to ZEB’s took dinner – went over to WILL MACKEY’s then back to ZEB’s then to Medusa to church in the evening. Come up with DAVE and ORVIL stopped a few minutes then come home.
  • Mon. Nov 10 – Clear. I plowed in the forenoon in the Old Meadow and drawed stone South of the house in the afternoon.
  • Tue. Nov 11 – Cloudy. I plowed all day in the Old Meadow.
  • Wed. Nov 12 – Cloudy. I plowed till X O’clock then went up to EUGENE’s and took out a pail full of Pumkin seeds. Come and help do Chores.
  • Thu. Nov 13 – Clear. I hitched up fixed and went to Oak Hill – took dinner with CORA HAND and fed my team. Went to HUNT’s and had two teeth filled – come down got my team and drove down to the store – got my things then drove down to Eagle Mills and got my flour – went up to the Saw Mill and got my feed – come on up to Medusa – Stopped a few moments then come on home.
  • Fri. Nov 14 – Clear. I drawed one load of manuer to back the house and drawed one load of stone and laid them on the wall in the forenoon and drawed and laid stone South of the house in the afternoon.
  • Sat. Nov 15 – Clear. I finished plowing in the Old Meadow in the forenoon – fed my team – Eat Dinner – tinkered around – took the Oxen and Sleigh and took the plow up on the hill – struck out a land and plowed a spell – come down – Eat supper – Done Chores – took FAN and went to Medusa – come home read till bed time.
  • Sun. Nov 16 – Clear. I done the chores – washed and shaved – to FAN rode over to ZEB’s – IRA cut my hair then I went up to EUGENE’s got his wageon – Come home ORVIL come back and he help me do chores – fixed went up to DAVIS’ES got ALMIRA brought her home then went up to the village to meeting … set up a spell with -------- come back to RAN’s drove my gorse on the Barn floor and hitched her stayed till ½ past then come home.
  • Mon. Nov 17 – Clear. ORVIL and I drawed stone all day up on the side hill.
  • Tue. Nov 18 – Cold and Squally. I plowed all day up on the hill.
  • Wed. Nov 19 – Snowed all day. I help saw wood under the wood house in the forenoon and put a hex in my ax and sawed a little wood and help ORVIL thrash a florin of oats. Done Chores WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: Fannie
  • Thu. Nov 20 – Clear and Warm. I help do chores took the open and went to drawing wood. Drawed wood all day three in forenoon and 43 in afternoon from off the hill.
  • Fri. Nov 21 – Clear and Warm. I done some chores then took the Oxen and drawed two loads of wood in the forenoon – help do the chores for noon. Eat Dinner – took the Oxen and sleigh and drawed three loads of limb and sled length wood in the afternoon.
  • Sat. Nov 22 – Clear. I drawed wood all day. Five loads.
  • Sun. Nov 23 – Cloudy and Rainy. I help do chores and tinkered around till chore time. Done chores for night fixed and went down to D.N. and H.H.
  • Mon. Nov 24 – Cloudy and Snow Squally. I done some chores took the Oxen and tried to plow but found it too wet – come down went hunting and split some wood till noon – done chores – help ORVIL take some things up as far as the upper barn then played a spell then chopped down 1 and trimed out 3 trees. Come down and done chores.
  • Tue. Nov 25 – Cloudy and snow Squally. I done some chores and set the stakes for Banking the house – Drawed 1 load of manuer, 1 load of straw in the front of the house and done chores.
  • Wed. Nov 26 – Clear and Squally. I tinkered around fixed a window blind on back side of the house and help boil some Rye. I went down to the Saw Mill in the forenoon and got a pine slab.
  • Wed. Dec 3 – Clear and Windy. I help thrash a florin of Oats - Greacd and tightened up my wagon – talked a spell with WILLIE BOUTON and his father – fixed and went up to UNCLE CORNEEL’s – put out my horse got in with him and went down to theFly to the Donation in the evening – come back and stayed with MANLY.
  • Thu. Dec 4 – Clear and Cool. I stayed with MANLY till four o’clock then hitched up and come over to Huntersland to the Donation after supper – I got my horse and took ORLENA out riding and then home – Got back to AUSTIN’s ten min to six – Put out my horse – built a fire – set down and slept about 5 min.
  • Fri. Dec 5 – Clear in forenoon. Cloudy in aft. Stayed in the house and visited.
  • Sat. Dec 6 – Cloudy in forenoon. Rainy in aft. AUSTIN and I done the chores and hitched up Charley and went to Middleburgh. Come home in the Rain.
  • Sun. Dec 7 – Cold and Windy. I help AUSTIN do his chores and we started for CHARLES’es got there about 11 – took dinner – stay till 4 – hitched up got ROSIE B. in the wagon come down to the Village left Rosie. Went to Baptis meeting after church – went up and stayed with ORLENA and RHODA till ½ past 4. Kissed her Good Morning – hitched up and come home ½ past 6.
  • Mon. Dec 8 – Cloudy and Windy. I got home ½ past 6 this morning. Took care of my horse. Built a fire – help get Breakfast – changed my clothes – took the oxen and plowed all day up on the hill – of the streangth of my thoughts for ORLENA.
  • Tue. Dec 9 – Clear. I help get Breakfast then went out and help Butcher 1 hog then hitched up and went over and got MARY and LOTTIE – come back and built fires and carried water – got though about one o’clock – eat dinner – let out the cows – unloaded a load of wood – cleared out the hog pen – Done chores – carried in the pork and hung up the pigs. I went down and got the Sausage cutter.
  • Wed. Dec 10 – Cloudy. I help weigh the port – took out the lard and Ribs. Cut off the sausage, skinned and cut it up, ground it, mixed it, packed it and put it away. Went down and cut up the pork. PHILIP come and brought his father down in the forenoon.
  • Thu. Dec. 11 – Cloudy. SELAH and I packed the pork and hams and boiled a pot of Brine. Went out and found a vein of water – I done the chores – eat dinner – went and got the cows and oxen – yoked up the oxen and help plow around 1 row of apple trees in the young orchard.
  • Fri. Dec 12 – Stormy. I drove Oxen all day in the young orchard. Took the Sausage Machine Home in the evening and played Dominoes a spell.
  • Sat. Dec 13 – Clear. I help thrash a florin of Oats and help draw 3 loads of Hog manuer – eat dinner – PA got mad. I split wood till four o’clock then help plow around 1 row of Apple Trees. Help do chores. Went to Medusa in the evening.
  • Sun. Dec 14 – Cloudy and Cold. I help do chores – fixed took the horse and wagon and took SELAH up to PHILIP’s – took dinner – hitched up drove around GRANDMA’s (all gone off) and ORLENA’s, the Village and up to RAN BOUTON’s – hitched my horse in the barn – went in and stayed till 10 then come home through the rain and hail. (Bah)
  • Mon. Dec 15 – Clear. I help do chores then drov Oxen till noon – eat dinner – help drive the hogs to JOHN HAGADORN’s – come back harnessed the Horses, then I took the ax and cut some small trees down in the Orchard. Done chores and worked on the machine in the eve.
  • Tue. Dec 16 – Clear. I help do chores – fixed the bush sythe on and cut Sumae’s and climb and trimmed out a Basswood tree in forenoon. Drove oxen – cut down a pear tree and an apple tree and trimmed up some other apple trees in the afternoon. Done chores – Worked on the Machine in the evening.

Transcribed By Russ Tallman tallman@nycap.rr.com