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Walker, Kansas: 1889

Jan 1, 1889 Clear & warm all day. Took butter to Victoria. Went to see Catholic Church. Eclipse of sun in eve.
Jan 2 Went to Russell got stove grate. Warm & nice day.
Jan 3 Killed 2 hogs. Warm & fine. Took sausage Mort. Will here.
Jan 4 Herded cattle. Clear & fine for Jan. Cool nights.
Jan 5 Went to wolf hunt up north. Hattie went to. Warm.
Jan 6 Sunday nice day. Went to meeting then to F. Simpson.
Jan 7 Herded cattle all day. Nice day for Jan. Warm.
Jan 8 Cold & windy washed. Fed cattle.
Jan 9 Herded cattle. Nice & warm day.
Jan 10 Cold north wind. Fed cattle. Hattie went to F. S.
Jan 11 Herded cattle. Chilly S. wind. Not very cold.
Jan 12 Hauled 3 loads fodder. Went to Victoria. Cold N. wind.
Jan 13 Sunday snowing most all day. Turned to sleet.
Jan 14 Sleeting & raining all day. Foggy Icy & wet.
Jan 15 Raining last night & today. Hard rain in eve.
Jan 16 Muddy. Fed cattle in east pasture.
Jan 17 Cold & froze. Hattie washed. Nice day.
Jan 18 Hauled feed & fed cattle. Nice warm day.
Jan 19 Snowing. Went got load straw of Roop. Hauled fodder.
Jan 20 Sunday clear & cool. Snow melted some. At home.
Jan 21 Hauled fodder. Went to Gorham. Nice day for Jan.
Jan 22 Herded cattle all day. Fine weather.
Jan 23 Herded cattle all day. Fine.
Jan 24 Herded cattle all day. Nice & warm.
Jan 25 Herded afternoon. Took butter to Victoria.
Jan 26 Cold high north wind. Fed cattle. Went to Walker.
Jan 27 Sunday spit snow. High north wind. At home.
Jan 28 Clear & fine. Herded cattle all day.
Jan 29 Washed forenoon. Herded cattle warm.
Jan 30 Hauled 2 loads feed. Herded cattle.
Jan 31 Herded cattle. Hattie & children went to Hooles. Warm.
Feb 1, 1889 Herded cattle all day. Fine weather.
Feb 2 Went to Walker. Herded cattle forenoon.
Feb 3 Herded forenoon. Terrible high N. wind. Dusty.
Feb 5 Went to Gorham. Made droz. High N. wind.
Feb 6 Washed. Herded cattle forenoon. Windy.
Feb 7 Herded cattle. Went to Victoria. Helped F. S. kill beef. Bought ½ of it.
Feb 8 Hauled load feed. Herded cattle in eve.
Feb 9 Went to Russell. Cold & chilly. Got letter from A. Karpffy.
Feb 10 Sunday Mr. Fagons here & Mr. Gorham. Nice day.
Feb 11 Took 2 hogs to Gorham. Hattie herded cattle.
Feb 12 Hauled feed in morning. Herded afternoon. Fine day.
Feb 13 Hauled out fodder forenoon. Cultivated for wheat.
Feb 14 Hauled feed. Finished cultivating 10 acres.
Feb 15 Hauled feed. Finished work on E. field.
Feb 16 Snowed last night. Took butter to Victoria. Bought calves. Fernnehill here.
Feb 17 Sunday snowed most of day. Cold & bad on stock.
Feb 18 Cold east wind. Took cattle to Gorham.
Feb 19 Hauled feed. Very cold. Hard on stock.
Feb 20 Hauled fodder. Cold and hard on stock.
Feb 21 Thawed some. Went to buy feed. Got straw stack from F. Smith. $3.00
Feb 22 Hauled load straw. Very cold 6 deg below zero.
Feb 23 Went to Gorham. Bought hay of F. Smith. $10.00. Cold.
Feb 24 Sunday at home all day. Cold.
Feb 25 Hauled 2 loads feed. Went to Walker. Cold.
Feb 26 Washed forenoon. Foggy, cloudy & dull. Cold.
Feb 27 Hauled load straw for cattle. Cold & foggy.
Feb 28 Went to Victoria. Took butter. Cold day.
Mar 1, 1889 Nice day. Hauled 2 loads feed.
Mar 2 Went to Walker got wheat. Hooles here. Warm & nice.
Mar 3 Sunday Mr. Simpsons here. White calf came. Warm.
Mar 4 Went for drill of Mr. F. Put in wheat afternoon.
Mar 5 Hauled load manure. Finished drilling 10 acres wheat. Warm.
Mar 6 Went to Walker got shovels. Sowed and put in wheat in east field.
Mar 7 Finished sowing & cultivating in wheat. Nice.
Mar 8 Took drill home. Finished harrowing wheat.
Mar 9 Herded forenoon. Hauled manure afternoon. Warm.
Mar 10 Sunday went to Mr. Fagons. Warm & fine day.
Mar 11 Washed forenoon. Plowed garden. Planted potatoes & onions.
Mar 12 Hauled manure. Went to Victoria. Got $10.00 from Mr. Keithley. Hattie went trading & to Mrs. Wards.
Mar 13 Herded forenoon. Hauled manure. Very warm and windy./  Wheat & rye green.
Mar 14 Herded cattle. Warm & fine. My birthday.
Mar 15 Herded & got straw. Looks stormy.
Mar 16 Done chores. Disagreeable day.
Mar 17 Rained all day & at night cold. Bad on stock.
Mar 18 Cold & chilly. Lulas colt came, but is weak.
Mar 19 Lulas colt sick & died. Mrs. Salomes sale. Warm.
Mar 20 Took butter to Victoria. Cold & chilly.
Mar 21 Herded cattle and done chores.
Mar 22 Finished hauling hay. Done chores. Nice day.
Mar 23 Herded the cattle. Nice & warm day.
Mar 24 Sunday nice day. Herded forenoon. Wright and Billy H. here.
Mar 25 Took Lula to Grunts. Went to Lores sale. Hot.
Mar 26 Herded cattle forenoon. Planted potatoes. Warm.
Mar 27 Took Flora to Grunts. Roy sick & went to Dr. Herded cattle in eve.
Mar 28 Hauled straw. Went to Walker. Roy better. Warm.
Mar 29 Cold high N. wind. Herded afternoon.
Mar 30 Hauled straw. Planted potatoes. Fine & warm.
Mar 31 Sunday at home all day. Warm. Herded eve.
Apr 1, 1889 Got straw. Planted potatoes. Warm.
Apr 2 Took butter to Victoria. Took Lula to Grunts. Hot dry. High wind at night. 94 deg.
Apr 3 Cool washed forenoon. Planted potatoes. Got straw.
Apr 4 Planted potatoes all day got done. High wind.
Apr 5 Fixed wire fence across wheat. Got chips. Mary F. here.
Apr 6 Went to Gorham forenoon. Got cane. Planted corn in orchard.
Apr 7 Sunday windy at home. Billy Hayler got King to work.
Apr 8 Hauled load straw. Raining. All went to Gotham Roy 1st suit of clothes.
Apr 9 Went to Gorham afternoon. Got cane. Planted cane in orchard.
Apr 10 Plowed forenoon. Rained rest of day & part of night.
Apr 11 Washed forenoon. Harvey took 9 head cattle to herd. Warm.
Apr 12 Took butter to Victoria. Plowed afternoon.
Apr 13 Plowed all day. Fine to work. Wheat fine.
Apr 14 Sunday went to F. S. in evening. Nice day.
Apr 15 Plowed all day. Fine weather for crops.
Apr 16 Finished plowing 9 acres. Hot in eve.
Apr 17 Heavy rain this morn. Warm & fine.
Apr 18 Hauled load straw. Warm & fine. Got oats at Walker.
Apr 19 Planted sweet corn. Dragged ground. Warm & fine.
Apr 20 Took butter to Victoria. Went sale at Walker. Dragged ground.
Apr 21 Sunday at home all day. Warm & fine. Rested.
Apr 22 (Oklahoma) opened. Took Flora to Grunts. Drilled corn.
Apr 23 Windy. Harrowed potatoes. Finished drilling 5½ acre cane.
Apr 24 Worked on the road all day. Nice & cool.
Apr 25 Went got corn planter. Planted 4 acres corn. Hattie took butter to Victoria.
Apr 26 Plowed all day. Warm & fine for crops.
Apr 27 Plowed all day. Had plow sharpened. Very windy.
Apr 28 Sunday cold wind. Cloudy & dull. Fagons here. Took buggy home.
Apr 29 Raining most all day & some snow. Got coal. Very bad day.
Apr 30 Plowed forenoon. Took Lula to Grunts. Cool & fine.
May 1, 1889 Plowed for corn. Cool, Frosty nights.
May 2 Plowed for corn. Cold & chilly.
May 3 Finished plowing for corn. Cool & fine.
May 4 Dragged ground for planter. Planted forenoon. Windy.
May 5 Sunday windy all day. Warm. At home.
May 6 Finished planting corn at noon. Terrible wind & evening hail & wind.
May 7 Harrowed 4 acres corn. Washed. Helped Russells with house.
May 8 Hoed trees. Plowed sweet potatoes ridges. Hot. Took butter to Victoria.
May 9 Went to Russell. Wheat dying. Got sweet potato plants. Hot. Rain at night.
May 10 Cloudy & damp. Went Walker. Got mail. Rain at night.
May 11 Cool misty. Went to Walker. Done chores. Bad on chicks.
May 12 Sunday rained last night & misty. At home. Cool, wet.
May 13 Washed. Clear & for shops. Done chores.
May 14 Hauled manure around trees. Cool.
May 15 Went to Hays as Juror. Cool.
May 16 Went to Hays. Warm. Showers at night.
May 17 Walked from Hays to Victoria. Got home took butter to Victoria.
May 18 Plowed corn in orchard. Mr. Boyles here.
May 19 Sunday at home. Mr. Simpsons here in eve.
May 20 Took Flora to Grunts. Staid all day. Went to Hays.
May 21 Plowed potatoes. Nice day.
May 22 Washed. Hot. Got chips. 90 deg.
May 23 Plowed 13 acres east field. Harrowed corn.
May 24 Fine rain. Hoed garden.
May 25 Hoed forenoon. Warm cloudy. Done chores.
May 26 Sunday at home. Fine. To store in afternoon.
May 27 Went to Store. Mild & stormy.
May 29 Rained last night. Cow is sick.
May 30 Dry some. Nice to work.
May 31 At home done chores.
Jun 1, 1889 Hoed trees in orchard. Took butter to Victoria. Warm.
Jun 2 Sunday at home. Done chores.
Jun 3 Done chores. Washed. Cool & damp.
Jun 4 Chilly & damp. Hoed trees.
Jun 5 Went to Russell. Hoed in afternoon.
Jun 6 Hoed in orchard. Nice day.
Jun 7 Took butter to Victoria. Nice.
Jun 8 Rained last night. Mr. Simpson came.
Jun 9 At home all day. Nice.
Jun 10 Went to see Billy Taylor. Plowed. Very warm & fine.
Jun 11 Will Taylor brought Kingdom. Plowed corn.
Jun 12 Finished corn 1st time. Hoed cane. Hot.
Jun 13 Hoed potatoes & cane. Very warm day.
Jun 14 Took butter to Victoria. Hattie went to Fagons. Got fruit.
Jun 15 Mowed weeds. Went to Walker. Rain & hail.
Jun 16 Sunday went to Mr. Simpsons. Hot.
Jun 17 Went to Mr. Whites. Dull very warm day.
Jun 18 Plowed corn all day. Warm & fine for crops.
Jun 19 Took butter to Victoria. Very high wind.
Jun 20 Finished laying by corn. Warm & hot.
Jun 21 Mowed weeds. Got chips. Went to Walker at night.
Jun 22 Plowed. Got chips. Warm.
Jun 23 Sunday at home all day. Warm & fine.
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Aug 8, 1889 Bought Duke of Mr. Thompson.
Aug 9 Took plow to Walker. Very hot & dry.
Aug 10 Misted rain forenoon. Plowed.
Aug 11 Sunday at home all day. Big rain in morn.
Aug 12 to 18 Plowed in east field all week. Good days to work.
Aug 18 Sunday at home. Warm & dry. South wind.
Aug 19 to 25 Cut corn all week. Took 4½ doz. Chickens to Victoria. Very hot, dry & windy week.
Aug 25 Sunday at home all day. Wind hot & dry.
Aug 26 Ligers thrashed in E. field. Piffer cut corn.
Aug 27 Piffer helped thrash forenoon. Cut corn in eve. Hat 668 bu. wheat.
Aug 28 Cut corn & shocked stalks. Very hot & dry.
Aug 29 Cut & shocked corn. Finished S. field.
Aug 30 Rain last night. Took Maud to Wesevers.
Aug 31 Shocked 20 shocks corn forenoon. Plowed P. M.
Sep 1, 1889 F. Simpsons here all day. Warm.
Sep 2 Plowed all day. Cool & fine.
Sep 3 Plowed. Nice time to work.
Sep 4 Finished 10 acre piece. Fine, but getting dry.
Sep 5 Went to F. Simpsons sale. Dragged ground.
Sep 6 Dragged ground. Cut cane. High wind. Went to Gorham.
Sep 7 Cut cane. Went to Weavers. Took cane to Gorham.
Sep 8 Sunday went to Walker to get mail. Warm & dry.
Sep 9 Set up corn & cane. Made wire gate. Took corn to Gorham.
Sup 10 Cut cane forenoon. Mowed cane afternoon.
Sep 11 Set up cane. Raked & shocked sorgum. Very sick.
Sep 12 Cut & shocked sorgum. Very dry & windy.
Sep 13 Raked & shocked sorgum all day.
Sep 14 Finished raking & shocking cane. Harrowed some.
Sep 15 Sunday cold last night. Clear & dry.
Sep 16 Drilled in wheat all day with Grunts drill.
Sep 17 Drilled wheat around corn and cane shocks.
Sep 18 Drilled wheat. Got in 27½ acres. Took drill home.
Sep 19 Went to F. Simpsons & to Weavers. Warm.
Sep 20 Went to Walker. Shucked corn. Dry. Potatoes & dragged ground.
Sep 21 F. Simpsons & family here last night. They started for Ill. Today. I and children went to Gorham.
Sep 22 Hot & very dry. Sun. Went to P. G. At home.
Sep 23 Dug potatoes and done chores.
Sep 24 Light rain. Took potatoes to Walker & butter to Victoria.
Sep 25 Dug potatoes. Went to F. S. Nights are cold.
Sep 26 Dug potatoes all day. Cool & fine.
Sep 27 Went to Gorham. Took potatoes. Got oats.
Sep 28 Dug potatoes. Nice day. Terrible dry.
Sep 29 Sunday hot & dry. At home all day.
Sep 30 To Oct. 5  Dug potatoes done hard whs. Work.
Oct 6, 1889 At home Sunday. Nice day. Billy Naylor here.
Oct 7 Got rice & corn. Washed. Done chores.
Oct 8 Got rice & corn. Nice, but dry.
Oct 9 Mother & Ella came. Nice day.
Oct 10 I and Ella went to Russell. Warm.
Oct 11 Warm. Finished rice corn. Mr. Fagons here.
Oct 12 Thrashed forenoon. Misty. Sold Jim. Got chips in eve.
Oct 13 Sunday damp. Went to Victoria. Rain at night.
Oct 14 Raining. Went to Walker. Cold & chilly.
Oct 15 Mort here forenoon. Went to Gorham eve. Cool.
Oct 16 Mother & Ella took train for Jenning. Rainy cool.
Oct 17 Plowed forenoon. Weaned colts. Drilled wheat in eve.
Oct 18 Drilled wheat. Froze last night. Nice day.
Oct 19 Drilled wheat all day. Took Fagons home. Cool.
Oct 20 Sunday clear & nice day. At home.
Oct 21 Drilled wheat in E. field. Mother & Ella came from Onies.
Oct 22 Drilled on turnips & cold. Mother & Ella started home.
Oct 23 Got corn cultivated & sowed wheat in stalks. Hot.
Oct 25 Frost. Put in wheat & got corn. Cool.
Oct 26 Hard freeze last night. Finished gathering corn.
Oct 27 Sunday at home. Warm & fine all day.
Oct 28 Went to Russell. Got beef of Cassidy. Cold wind.
[Oct 29 Nothing written on this day.]
Oct 30 Hauled hay & fodder. Barbecue at Walker. Misted rain.
Oct 31 Hauled 19 shocks corn. Damp & cloudy.
Nov 1, 1889 Snowed last night. Wet snow.
Nov 2 Done chores. Went to Walker. Got bran. Muddy.
Nov 3 Sunday went to Fagons. Cold & chilly.
Nov 4 Hauled rye all day. 9 loads. Cold day.
Nov 5 Hauled fodder & rye. Went to election. Nice day.
Nov 6 Hauled fodder & rye. Fixed fence. Cold & chilly.
Nov 7 Took cattle to east pasture. Cold rain & snow.
Nov 8 Done chores & loafed. Wet & muddy.
Nov 9 Hauled 5 loads manure. Went to Gorham got 26 posts.
Nov 10 Hauled 5 loads manure. Cold.
Nov 11 Drove 25 posts for guison. North cold wind.
Nov 12 Put wire on posts. Had 7 cows dehorned. Warm & fine.
Nov 13 Went to Russell for beef. Cold in morning.
Nov 14 Went to Andreas. Got note renewed. Picked up chips. Warm.
Nov 15 Went to Walter Hopkins & to Jim Beans. Warm.
Nov 16 Done chores & hauled manure. Warm.
Nov 17 Sunday went to Dunkard meeting. Mr. Fullers came home with us.
Nov 18 Hauled forenoon. (manure) Got chips. Warm.
Nov 19 Washed. Went got coal. Warm & fine.
Nov 20 Went to auction in Walker. Warm.
Nov 21 Hauled manure. Went to auction afternoon. Fine.
Nov 22 Hauled manure. Went to Victoria with butter. Warm.
Nov 23 Picked up chips. Warm & fine.
Nov 24 Sunday at home all day. Nice day.
Nov 25 Snowed most all day, but no wind.
Nov 26 Went to auction. Got coal. Thawed some.
Nov 27 Washed forenoon. Went to Walker.
Nov 28 Went to Walker. Got Roy boots, Essie shoes. Warm.
Nov 29 White washed kitchen. Put carpet down.
Nov 30 Went to Walker. Clear & warm. Done chores.
Dec 1, 1889 Sunday at home. Warm & windy.
Dec 2 Foggy. Nice day. Went to Walker. Got flour and bran. Done chores.
Dec 3 Cloudy & misty. At home. Warmer.
Dec 4 Hauled feed. Foggy. Went hunting in eve.
Dec 5 Went to Russell & to Mr. Hooles. Chilly.
Dec 6 Went to Victoria. Got $51.95 & sent it to F. W. Simpson. McComb Ill.
Dec 7 Foggy & damp. Went to Walker. Organized alliance.
Dec 8 Sunday warm & fine. Home all day.
Dec 9 Hattie washed. High S. wind. Chilly.
Dec 10 Done chores. Nice warm weather.
Dec 11 Clear & warm. Went to Walker Done chores.
Dec 12 Went to Gorham. Sold potatoes. Very warm.
Dec 13 Chilly N. wind. Took 23.50 bu potatoes to Gorham. At 45 cts. bu. Got suit of clothes.
Dec 14 Went to Gorham alliance. Then Walker at night.
Dec 15 Sunday went to Dunkard meeting. Walter & wife here.
Dec 16 Cut off cane seed from shocks. Clear & fine.
Dec 17 Washed forenoon. Took roan cow to Crissmans.
Dec 18 Went to Walker. Done chores. Clear & fine.
Dec 19 Cut off cane seed. Went to Walker in eve.
Dec 20 Hauled out sorgum. Cut off seed. Got hog of Fagons. Dressed 330 lbs. Paid $4.50 hundred lbs.
Dec 21 Went to Victoria. Warm in forenoon. High cold wind eve.
Dec 22 Sunday at home all day. Nice day for winter. Arnold calf came.
Dec 23 Took cattle to wheat forenoon. S. W. wind. Chilly.
Dec 24 Went got load chips & sorgum seed. Went to Walker Xmas eve.
Dec 25 Foggy in morn. Went to Mr. Fagons. Nice day.
Dec 26 Cut off cane seed. Warm & fine.
Dec 27 Cut off cane seed. Very warm & fine.
Dec 28 Hauled out 3 loads sorgum. But wind go terrible high.
Dec 29 Sunday cold N. wind. Fed stock. At home.
Dec 30 Cold & chilly. Took sorgum seed to Crissmans. Terrible south wind.
Dec 31 Very high S. wind. Went to Walker.