Walker, Kansas: 1885-1890

  [From Dec 1 to Feb 26, 1885 no records kept. The beginning:]
Feb 26, 1885 Took 4 loads of corn. Started to Ks. in evening.
Feb 27 Got to K. C. at 10 oclock in morning.
Feb 28 Got to Hays City at 3 oclock in eve.
Mar 1 Went to Walker on warm train. Very tired.
Mar 2 Went to Hays City.
Mar 3 Came to Walker this morning with loaded car.
Mar 4 Went to Gorham & looked at country.
Mar 5 Looked at country.
Mar 6 Worked colts. Went to Walker Creek.
Mar 7 Went to Mule east of here. Nice & warm.
Mar 8 Sunday at home. Went to Gorham in eve.
Mar 9 Made garden. I planted potatoes.
Mar 10 Went & got 225 lbs hay of Mr. Hall.
Mar 11 Went to Russell at nite. Got harrow.
Mar 12 Helped Mr. Hall thrash forenoon. Made garden. Burned trash.
Mar 13 Hauled hay forenoon. Commenced to build hen house afternoon.
Mar 14 Went & got 27 bu. oats forenoon. Worked on hen house.
Mar 15 Sunday at home all day. Clear & nice.
Mar 16 Went & got lumber & posts for corrall. Very cold.
Mar 17 Set posts for corrall & dug the well. Sold a mule.
Mar 18 Made trough. Fixed corralls. Plowed afternoon.
Mar 19 Plowed all day. Good day to work. Clear.
Mar 20 Plowed. Cold.
  No record again for a few days.
Apr 6, 1885 Worked on cave. Slept at Walker last nite.
Apr 7 Worked hard & moved in new house in evening.
Apr 8 Went to Gorham. Paid Mr. Gorham $50.00. Took Mr. Hules tools home.
Apr 9 Wadby came by, got Bill & Devteo paid me $200.00 and is to pay balance of $115.00 next Monday April 13, 1885.
Apr 10 Plowed yard south of house. High wind.
Apr 11 Went to Russell got Lister, Safe and Chairs.
Apr 12 Sunday at home all day. Warm & fine.
Apr 13 Finished papering house. Badby paid the $115.00.
Apr 14 Planted corn with lister, but it wouldn’t work.
Apr 15 Took lister back. Got another. Nice & warm.
Apr 16 Planted corn. Warm & fine.
Apr 17 Harrowed & planted corn. Hauled hay.
Apr 18 Went to Bradeys. Got corn & oats. Sowed millet in evening.
Apr 19 Fine rain last nite. At home all day.
Apr 20 Finished planting 10 acres corn. Made garden. Planted melons.
Apr 21 Went to Gorham. Got 50 posts set out 48.
Apr 22 Went & got 65 posts. Sharpened and set west of north line. Hattie washed. Clear and fine.
Apr 23 Floss colt came. Harrowed corn. Hattie went to Mrs. Clays. Shot chicken. Painted on house. Clear & nice.
Apr 24 Finished painting house forenoon. Took ladder home. Went to get pigs.
Apr 25 Made pig pen. Went got 2 pigs, 1 sow and 3 chicks. Went hunting got 4 ducks.
Apr 26 Sunday Dave Clay & I dug for badgers. Nice & warm.
Apr 27 Went to Gorham I and Hattie to get wire plauted.
Apr 28 Planted 6 acres corn with Flora & Lula.
Apr 29 Radfords children here last nite. Rained.
Apr 30 Hattie washed. I harrowed corn. Went to Walker.
May 1, 1885 Went to Walker. Plowed corn.
May 2 I and Hattie went to Walker. Bred Lula to his Clyde Horse.
May 3 Got letter from Johnson & Harriet. Very warm & nice.
May 4 Went to Walker & to Gorham. Got 6 balls wire. Got to harrow for Fagon.
May 5 Planted corn. Waly Fagon harrow afternoon.
May 6 Planted corn. Radford here. Nice fence wire.
May 7 Snowed forenoon. Waly helped with fence.
May 8 Finished fence. Colt got cut in wire last night.
May 9 Planted and harrowed corn forenoon. Went & got coal at Victoria.
May 10 Sunday at home. White frost. Mr. Fox & Mr. Hule & Wife here.
May 11 Finished planting corn. Sprinkled rain warm & dry.
May 12 Planted corn. Seed pumpkins. I went to Gorham in eve Stella went with me.
May 13 Took Lula to Grunts horse. Plowed corn with cultivator in eve.
May 14 Rained a little last nite. Set out cabbage plants. Plowed.
May 15 Got hay and plowed forenoon. Cooler at nite.
May 16 Misted rain forenoon. Very hot. Plowed in eve. Cooler.
May 17 Sunday at home all day. Dave Clay here. Warm.
May 18 Finished cultivating & harrowing 20 acre piece corn.
May 19 Fine rain last nite. Plowed corn for the first.
May 20 Finished plowing 100 acres of corn over for 1st time. Nice and warm.
May 21 Hattie washed. Went to Gorham then I to Grunts.
May 22 I loafed & hoed a little. Warm & dry.
May 23 Hoed set out cabbage plants. Droped corn for Dave in afternoon.
May 24 Hard rain last nite with wind. Fagan & wife here.
May 25 Plowed & sowed some seed. Nice growing day.
May 26 Finished sowing. Plowed.
May 27 Fine rain last nite.
May 28 Washed forenoon.
May 29 Damp & misty.
May 30 Worked hard in garden.
May 31 Sun. went to Mr. Hules visiting.
Jun 1, 1885 Plowed corn. 92 deg. Corn grows fast.
Jun 2 Finished 10 acres. 90 deg. Shower at noon.
Jun 3 Hot 90 deg. Went to Radfords in afternoon.
Jun 4 100 deg. Hoed garden. Hattie washed.
Jun 5 100 deg. Hot. Very dry corn doing well.
Jun 6 Hoed garden. Hattie washed. Very warm. 92 deg.
Jun 7 Sunday windy. N. W. Clay here. Went to Gorham.
Jun 8 Went to Gorham in forenoon. Plowed corn in eve.
Jun 9 Plowed 7 acres corn. Dry. Need rain bad.
Jun 10 Plowed corn afternoon. Dry windy & dusty.
Jun 11 Plowed corn forenoon. Dry & windy. 95 deg.
Jun 12 Hattie washed. Corn & everything wilted bad. Hot wind the first 100 deg. Weather.
Jun 13 Finished plowing 200 acres. 95 deg.
Jun 14 Sunday went riding, then to Mr. Fagons in evening. Hot wind.
Jun 15 Plowed 6 acre piece corn. Cool and fine. Wind N.
Jun 16 Went to Walker forenoon. Slept at noon. Warm.
Jun 17 Rained some this morn. Wind southeast.
Jun 18 Cloudy Dull wind southeast. Hattie washed.
Jun 19 Splendid rain this morn. Fearful hot. 100 deg.
Jun 20 Plowed corn. Commenced to lay by corn. Threatened rain in eve.
Jun 21 Went to meeting at school house. Radford and wife here.
Jun 22 Finished laying by 10 acres corn. Cool and fine to plow.
Jun 23 Misted rain forenoon. Plowed corn in eve. Cool
Jun 24 Hoed corn. Hot & dry.
Jun 25 Plowed corn. Very hot and good corn weather.
Jun 26 Plowed corn all day. Very hot.
Jun 27 Finished plowing corn at noon. Hot.
Jun 28 Sunday went to S. S. Cool. Misted in eve.
Jun 29 Hattie washed. I hoed garden.
Jun 30 Misting rain some. Got tomato plants.
Jul 1, 1885 Raining this morn. Wind from S. E. Dull & misty.
Jul 2 Real warm. Haton went to Fagons. I went to Gorham.
Jul 3 Helped cut wheat for Radford. Very hot.
Jul 4 Went to Big Creek to celebrate.
Jul 5 Sun. went to S. S. then to Mr. Radfords for dinner.
Jul 6 Cut wheat for Fagon. Very high wind.
Jul 7 Cut wheat for Fagon. Windy & rainy.
Jul 8 Cut wheat for Fagon. Finished. Windy.
Jul 9 Cut wheat for Mr. Radford. Cut 24 acres.
Jul 10 Hard rain and raining this morning. Went to Walker and killed 2 prairie dogs.
Jul 11 Misty. Helped Dave Clay harvest. Hattie washed.
Jul 12 Sun. at home. Went and got mail in eve.
Jul 13 Cut wheat for Clay threatened rain.
Jul 14 Cut wheat for Clay. Rained some.
Jul 15 Hattie washed. Plowed cane in forenoon. Went to Gorham in evening.
Jul 16 Made ventilator for oats. Plowed oats in afternoon. Hattie & Stella stayed in field all day.
Jul 17 Plowed all day. Cloudy. Rained last nite.
Jul 18 Plowed all day. Cloudy. Rained last nite.
Jul 18 Plowed all day. Nice weather, but warm.
Jul 19 Sunday went to S. S. Mr. Hule & wife here. Dave pulled my tooth.
Jul 20 Plowed. Very hot & dry. 102 deg. Good breeze and cool at nite.
Jul 21 Tried to dig & drown coyotes. Plowed forenoon.
Jul 22 Hattie washed forenoon. Foggy in morn. Plowed.
Jul 23 Cut millet forenoon. Cut oats afternoon. Hot.
Jul 24 Hard rain & showers most all day.
Jul 25 Rained. Killed 2 prairie chickens. Hauled load millet.
Jul 26 Sunday went to S. S. Cool nice breeze all day.
Jul 27 Clear & fine afternoon. Scattered oats in stacks.
Jul 28 Clear & fine all day. Scattered oats.
Jul 29 Stacked up oats. Clear & fine for hay.
Jul 30 Rained last nite. Went to walker got coal. Killed 3 prairie chickens.
Jul 31 Plowed ground. Hard & dry. Hattie washed.
Aug 1, 1885 Went to Russell. Hard rain in eve. Very hot.
Aug 2 Went to S. School. Cool & fine.
Aug 3 Plowed all day. Ground in fine fix. Cool.
Aug 4 Plowed. Cool and fine for work.
Aug 5 Plowed. Cool & fine for plowing.
Aug 6 Plowed. Very misty & foggy in morn. Hot day.
Aug 7 Plowed forenoon. Cut millet afternoon.
Aug 8 Put up millet. John Radford helped. Grant Burried.
Aug 9 Sun. at home all day. Cool at nites. Clear & fine.
Aug 10 Finished plowing 20 acre piece. Sowed turnips. Hattie dried corn.
Aug 11 Greased harness & Hattie went to Clays & sewed
Aug 12 Mowed weeds along corn with mower. Warm.
Aug 13 Cut 2 acres of millet for Mr. Radford. Hattie washed.
Aug 14 Cut 8 rounds cane before noon. Helped Mr. Radford thrash. Hard wind & some rain in eve.
Aug 15 Light rain last nite. Harrowed forenoon. Helped thrash in afternoon.
Aug 16 Sunday went to S. S. and meeting. Prof. Carrol preached. Hot.
Aug 17 Helped Fagon thrash forenoon. Put up corn in evening.
Aug 18 Cut hay at Mr. Halls forenoon. Put up corn afternoon.
Aug 19 Cut hay all day at Mr. Halls. Fine & cool.
Aug 20 Cut hay forenoon. Took up rock for slacks. Dug potatoes.
Aug 21 Stacked hay all day. John R. helped. Nice day.
Aug 22 Rained a little last night. Finished stacking hay.
Aug 23 Sun. at home all day. Very hot & dry. Rained in eve.
Aug 24 The heaviest rain this yr. 6 in. Went to Walker. Finished chicken coop.
Aug 25 Dull & misty. Loafed all day. Misty Cold.
Aug 26 Went to Gorham to get coal. Cool & nice. Cloe & Daney here.
Aug 27 Cut 12 shocks corn. Hattie washed. Cool.
Aug 28 Cut corn. Hattie went to Mrs. Clays and made me pair pants.
Aug 29 Cut corn forenoon. Went for Mrs. More afternoon. Hattie sick all nite.
Aug 30 Our boy (Roy) is born at 1 P. M. this afternoon Nice day.
Aug 31 Mrs. Radford stayed all nite & helped wash.
Sep 1, 1885 Had hail storm last nite. Went after plums.
Sep 2 Nora went home. I stayed in house. Killed 2 chickens.
Sep 3 I went to Russell. Mother came. Got home at 10 oclock at nite.
Sep 4 I and mother washed. Damp & misty.
Sep 5 Killed chicken & Jack rabbit. Misty cold & damp.
Sep 6 Sunday mother & I went up by Mrs. Rhodes place.
Sep 7 Rained forenoon went to Victoria. Hard rain and wind all nite.
Sep 8 Washed forenoon. Nice & clear. Got 4 bu. wheat 55 cts.
Sep 9 Took mother to Russell. She started home. Got 10 bu. wheat for 40 cts.
Sep 11 Harrowed 6 acres wheat. Cool & fine. Tried to drill. Raked corn.
Sep 12 Shucked corn. Washed. Went got 8 bu. wheat 55 ct.
Sep 13 Sun. at home all day. Nice day.
Sep 14 Drilled wheat in. Fine corn. Nice day.
Sep 15 Finished white corn. Nice & dry.
Sep 16 Drilled with Fagons-drill on fall plowing.
Sep 17 Drilled on plowing. Warm & fine.
Sep 18 Finished fall plowing. Commenced on oats stubble.
Sep 19 Finished oats stubble. Warm & fine weather.
Sep 20 Sun. Clay Davidson came.
Sep 21 I and Clay cleaned up wheat. Clay went home. I drilled.
Sep 22 Helped wash forenoon. Drilled afternoon. Warm.
Sep 23 Drilled wheat. Nice Indian summer. Warm.
Sep 24 Drilled wheat on weed up 6 acres. Warm but dry.
Sep 25 Got load corn. Went to Russell. Mort and Viola came.
Sep 26 Went up east. Looked at country.
Sep 27 Went to Victoria afternoon. Rained all nite.
Sep 28 Misty forenoon. Went to Gorham.
Sep 29 Hattie washed. Went Gorham for coal.
Sep 30 Plowed fire guard. Mr. Keith came. Looked at land.
Oct 1, 1885 Went & looked at land.
Oct 2 Went to hills & killed 7 chickens.
Oct 3 Hattie washed. Mort & I loafed.
Oct 4 Sunday home all day. 9 people here all day.
Oct 5 Drilled wheat. Bought land of Mr. Fagan. Paid $40.00 & trade. Nice & cool.
Oct 6 Finished drilling wheat. Nice & cool. Killed hog.
Oct 7 Mort and I made smoke house. Fine day.
Oct 8 Went to Hays. Got load lumber.
Oct 9 Mort & I built corn pens. Very windy.
Oct 10 Went to Gorham. Washed forenoon. Began to rain.
Oct 11 Sunday at home all day. Went up office at night.
Oct 12 Built privy. Dug potatoes. Burried potatoes.
Oct 13 Husked load corn. Went to Gorham in eve.
Oct 14 Viola & Mort started home. Hattie & I went to Gorham. Got 30 posts.
Oct 15 Hauled 135 posts from Gorham. Very warm.
Oct 16 Went to Hays. Got lumber for stable. Warm.
Oct 17 Worked on stable all day. Got part covered.
Oct 18 Sunday rained all nite. Bad on stock. Snowed all afternoon
Oct 19 Went to Gorham forenoon. Got nails. Worked on stable.
Oct 20 Set & drove posts out south of house. Snow melted.
Oct 21 Drove posts on north line. Worked hard. Nice.
Oct 22 Drove posts on east line & east pasture fence.
Oct 23 Put wire on fence. Wally Fagon helped.
Oct 24 Wally helped forenoon. Nice & warm.
Oct 25 Sunday clear & warm. Nicest of weather. Eve went riding in wagon.
Oct 26 Drove posts around pasture. Nice day.
Oct 27 Husked corn. Went to Gorham got lumber. Cold.
Oct 28 Worked on house. Lining it. Cold & chilly.
Oct 29 Worked on shed. Strips & stable. Went to Gorham. Cow died.
Oct 30 Skinned cow. Covered shed with cane. Bought cow of Grunt.
Oct 31 Went to Gorham. Got 31 posts 13 cts. 406 lb wire 4½cts. Burried turnips. Made gate.
Nov 1, 1885 Sun. clear & fine. At home all day.
Nov 2 Husked corn forenoon. Nice day.
Nov 3 Husked load of yellow corn. Went to election.
Nov 4 Husked 24 bu. corn. Took Fuller 25 ct. bu. Got white corn.
Nov 5 Papered house. Damp & misty cold.
Nov 6 Hattie washed. Cold W. wind. Went to Gorham. Got coal & wire. Pulled turnips.
Nov 7 Fixed wire on pasture fence. Roy now weighs 16 lbs.
Nov 8 Sunday froze last nite. Went to Mr. Keiths.
Nov 9 Nice & warm. Put wire on pasture fence.
Nov 10 Finished fence. Snapped & husked corn.
Nov 11 Gathered corn. Very warm. Nice day. Dry & nice.
Nov 12 Skeft snow. Colder wind. Gathered load of corn.
Nov 13 Got 2 loads of corn. Very warm & fine.
Nov 14 Killed hog in morn. Got load corn. Nice day.
Nov 15 Sunday at home all day. Am sick. Clear & fine.
Nov 16 Went to Gorham. Got $10.00 suit of clothes.
Nov 17 Started to Ill.
Nov 18 Got to McComb in morn. Went to Violas. They took me to mothers.
Nov 19 Went to Wills house. Went to town & dep $1200.00 in bank. Got $500.00 in cash.
Nov 21 At mothers last nite. Went with Wills to Chester. Took train for home in eve. Paid Mort Cover.
Nov 22 Got to Russell at night. Walked home.
Nov 23 Chored went to make deed, but Fuller gone.
Nov 24 Helped Mr. Keith move house. Made deed at night.
Nov 25 Husked 2 loads white corn. Clear & fine.
Nov 26 Husked 2 loads white corn. Rained and got wet.
Nov 27 Went to Gorham. Paid him all I owe. Made hen house.
Nov 28 Set out strawberries forenoon. Husked load corn in evening./
Nov 29 Sunday at home all day. Nice and warm. Set steel trap.
Nov 30 Caught badger. Got 2 loads corn. Nice day.
Dec 1, 1885 Husked 1 load corn & snapped 2. Have lane wisl.
Dec 2 Nice day. Husked 1 load corn.
Dec 3 Husked corn 2 loads. Warm.
Dec 4 Husked load corn. Terrible high wind from N.
Dec 5 Went to store. Got drafts from Mrs. P. for $278.50.
Dec 6 Sun. at home. Snowing all day.
Dec 7 Hattie washed. I went to Walker. Had $3.90 trade in.
Dec 8 Snowing. Got 29 bu. coal at Walker.
Dec 9 At home. Got hay & coal hauled.
Dec 10 Went to Hays City. Got lumber & sewing machine.
Dec 11 Covered corn crib. Hauled 3 shocks corn.
Dec 12 Snowing this morn. Sewed on machine.
Dec 13 Sun. at home all day.
Dec 14 Hattie washed. Hauled fodder.
Dec 15 Killed hog. Made sausage. Nice & clear.
Dec 16 Went & bought 2 cows $26.50 & $30.00.
Dec 17 I & Hattie went to Edels place.
Dec 18 Finished hauling fodder. Husked corn. Warm.
Dec 19 Sunday misting rain nearly all day.
Dec 20 Hattie washed. Went to Gorham. Look at land.
Dec 21 Worked hard. Nice & warm.
Dec 22 Husked 2 loads corn. Nice warm & clear.
Dec 23 Went to Walker. Made deed to Hattie share. Husked 2 loads corn.
Dec 24 Went to Walker. Got mail.
Dec 25 Clear Xmas. Warm & fine. Snapped 2 loads corn.
Dec 26 Snapped 2 loads corn. Damp south wind.
Dec 27 Sun. cloudy warm & dull. Went up past Wisner land.
Dec 28 Damp & misty. Finished gathering corn.
Dec 29 Went to Radfords. Let Keith have $150.00. Had whooping cough. Raining.
Dec 30 Hattie washed. I hauled manure. Bonfelt here.
Dec 31 Went to Bonfelts & Reddles. Warm. Hauled manure.
Jan 2, 1886 Went to Gorham. Took butter. Got posts for shed.
Jan 2 Snowing hard from north. Fearful day on stock.
Jan 3 Sunday snowing most all day. Mr. Clay died. Terrible time.
Jan 4 Went up to Walker. Snow flying. Went to Clays.
Jan 5 Fixed on shed. Fox here in eve. Cold.
Jan 6 Worked on shed. Clear & cold. Mr. Clay was buried.
Jan 7 8 deg. below zero & snowing. The worst day yet. Terrible storm.
Jan 8 18 deg. below zero & snow flying. Terrible day on stock.
Jan 9 12 below zero. Clear. Shoveled snow out.
Jan 10 Sunday 8 below zero. Went to Mr. Fagons. Visiting.
Jan 11 Snowing from south. Cold & chilly.
Jan 12 15 below zero. Went to look at heifer. South west wind. Got last weeks mail.
Jan 13 Cold. Went bought 9 heifers for $210.00. Hauled straw.
Jan 14 Fixed cattle shed. Hauled straw. Damp snow from south.
Jan 15 Colder snow from north. Hauled straw and cane. Very cold.
Jan 16 Hauled straw. Went to Gorham. Got overshare and very cold.
Jan 17 Snowed most all day. Cold & bad on stock.
Jan 18 Snowing. Hauled straw & went hunting. Cold.
Jan 19 Hattie washed 15 below zero. I hauled straw and cane.
Jan 20 Went up to store. Clear most all day. Not so cold.
Jan 21 Hattie ironed. I hauled straw & cane. Cold.
Jan 22 10 below zero. High wind at nite. Loafed.
Jan 23 Hauled cane forenoon. Went to Walker to get coal. Nice day.
Jan 24 Sunday. S. W. wind. Clear & nice. Went to Radfords.
Jan 25 Hattie washed. Clear & fine.
Jan 26 Rained last nite & sleeted. Snowed most all day.
Jan 27 Nice day, but cold. Went to Walker. Got last draft.
Jan 28 Went to Gorham. Got money paid Mr. Fagon in full for his land. Got deeds & thawed fast.
Jan 29 Froze hard last night. Went to Gorham. Got post 2 by 8.
Jan 30 Clear & fine. Thawed some. Hauled hay, cane.
Jan 31 Sunday at home all day. Mrs. Clay here. Thawed.
Feb 1, 1886 Went to Walker. Damp snow from S. E.
Feb 2 At home cold & chilly all day. Hattie washed.
Feb 3 Cold chilly S. E. wind. Went to Walker.
Feb 4 Went to Walker. Cold and chilly last nite.
Feb 5 Very warm. Thawed fast all day.
Feb 6 Thawed fast all day. Hauled straw.
Feb 7 Sun. got letter & picture from Ella. Thawed.
Feb 8 Hattie washed. Mr. Mrs. Radford here in eve. Thawed fast. Water raised in draw.
Feb 9 Commenced snowing afternoon and snowed hard. High wind from north.
Feb 10 Snow. Blowed some. 20 deg. Above zero. Thawed little. Hauled cane & straw.
Feb 11 Nice day. Went to store took eggs. Husked corn.
Feb 12 Hauled hay forenoon. I and Hattie went to Walker. Warm and fine.
Feb 13 Thawed very fast all day. Draw high. Snow all gone but drifts.
Feb 14 Thawed very fast all day. Draw high. Spit snow a little.
Feb 15 Mort came brought horses here. Very clear and muddy.
Feb 16 Unloaded Morts cars. Nice day.
Feb 17 Went helped Mort on stable. Clear nice day.
Feb 18 Worked for Mort on stable. Nice day.
Feb 19 Put wire up. Got stable covered.
Feb 20 Hauled manure and cane. Nice day. Clear.
Feb 21 Sunday Viola & children came last nite.
Feb 22 Hauled load rock. Cool & chilly. Hauled hay & cane.
Feb 23 Hauled 2 loads rock. Chilly south wind. Stella sick.
Feb 24 I and Ed. Keith went to trade harness and horse. Stuck out willows. Stella sick.
Feb 25 Went to Walker in morn, then had chills and fever. Stella sick.
Feb 26 High S. W. wind. Mrs. Fragon here. Stella better.
Feb 27 Rained some last nite. Misty, foggy. Hauled cane and millet.
Feb 28 Sunday went got mail home most of day.
Mar 1, 1886 Fixed wire fence. Mrs. Foadscan came. Snow. Went to Walker.
Mar 2 Went to Blue Hills. Got load stone. Skift snow last night.
Mar 3 Sleet and snow last night. Sowed clover seed.
Mar 4 Cloudy & dull. Misty, rained. Loafed. Hunted ducks got wet.
Mar 5 Hattie washed. Clear & fine. Went to Gorham.
Mar 6 Sowed clover seed. Snowed all afternoon. Hauled hay.
Mar 7 Sunday home all day. Clear and warm.
Mar 8 Snowed all day. Went up to store.
Mar 9 Went on cattle trip. Bought bull $25.00.
Mar 10 Went got bull. High S. wind. Chilly.
Mar 11 Snowed most all day. Mr. Fagon here. Hauled corn.
Mar 12 Icy. Went up to store. Thawed.
Mar 13 Went to Gorham. Took floor back. Chilly.
Mar 14 Mr. Kratzer & Fagon here. Went to Morts afternoon.
Mar 15 I, Mr. Kratzer & Fagon went got 2 cows. Nice day.
Mar 16 Hattie washed. Put cattle in field quit feeding. I went to Boops. Hunted ducks.
Mar 17 Mr. K. helped haul hay. Got auger bored for water.
Mar 18 Wally F. helped butcher hog. Mort & Viola here & Russians.
Mar 19 I and Mort went traded mules. Took well auger home.
Mar 20 Spit snow in morn. Cleared off. High wind. Hauled manure.
Mar 21 Went to meeting, then to Mr. Hules. Nice day.
Mar 22 Made stalk break, then broke stalkes all day.
Mar 23 Set out fruit trees forenoon. Broke stalks afternoon.
Mar 24 Set out fruit. Broke stalks. Fine weather to work.
Mar 25 Burnt off bottom. Set out plug trees. Made garden.
Mar 26 Planted potatoes, peas, beets, cabbage seed. Moved fence around willows.
Mar 27 Snowed most all day from N. Went to Gorham. Got posts 30. Wire 5.33.
Mar 28 Snow Sunday at home. Bad on stock. Cold.
Mar 29 Hattie washed. Got load coal. Hard freezing. Set posts.
Mar 30 Set posts forenoon. Went to Gorham. Got posts afternoon.
Mar 31 Went got posts. Fixed hen house. Heifer had calf. Cold & chilly.
Apr 1, 1886 Set 86 posts & wire. Cold and chilly.
Apr 2 Went got posts and wire. Cold & chilly.
Apr 3 Went to store. Snowing most all day. Hauled straw for cattle.
Apr 4 Cold & chilly. Mort here. Big bone heifer calf came.
Apr 5 Set posts forenoon. Took Floss to Grunts eve.
Apr 6 Fixed calf pen forenoon. Finished setting posts. Put up braces.
Apr 7 Put wire on fence. Very windy. Snow most all day.
Apr 8 Put on wire. High south wind. Rained at night and all day.
Apr 9 Went to Fagons. Got 84½ lbs wire put on fence. Good on wheat. Rained.
Apr 10 Misty. Hauled manure. Finished fence. Warm.
Apr 11 Sunday went to Morts visiting. Warm.
Apr 12 Hauled 2 loads rock from Jones. White heifer calf came in morn. Windy. Hard rain at night.
Apr 13 I and Wally Fagon hitched up cattle. Flora went to Gorham. Windy.
Apr 14 Dug holes for apple trees. Terribly windy.
Apr 15 Went to Hays with Fagen. Got apple trees. Nice day.
Apr 16 Sat out apple trees 54 and 2 pears 2 crabs. Hauled manure.
Apr 17 Hauled manure. 80 deg. Warm. Planted potatoes.
Apr 18 Sunday at home all day.
Apr 19 Hattie washed. I broke stalks. Dry and warm.
Apr 20 Plowed on cane patch. Very warm.
Apr 21 Plowed. Went got load rock. Hot.
Apr 22 Went got load rock. Lulas colt came. Warm.
Apr 23 Hauled 2 loads rock. One horned cow had calf.
Apr 24 Haked stalks. Viola here in eve. Rained at night.
Apr 25 Sunday rained. Fine rain. At home all day.
Apr 26 Dug in cave. Raked stalks in evening. Cool.
Apr 27 Took rake home. Made garden. Planted melons. Warm.
Apr 28 Went Hisleys. Got load rock. High wind. Worked in cave. Radford & Iona here.
Apr 29 Harrowed potatoes. Worked in cave. Got rock in eve. Frosts & ice. Hattie went to Violas.
Apr 30 Floss took Grunts horse. Got load rock. Cool at night.
May 1, 1886 Went got rock & lumber for cave. Worked in cave. Burnt stalks at night.
May 2 Fine rain last night. Cool and damp.
May 3 Planted corn with lister. Very cool.
May 4 Finished 12 acres corn. Very warm. Warm.
May 5 Harrowed corn forenoon. Planted on bottom in eve.
May 6 Misty & damp. Fearful hail storm. Done lots damage.
May 7 Took Floss to Grunts 3rd time. Went to Hays got saddle.
May 8 Warm. Planted corn on side hill. Went to Gorham. Broke cultivator.
May 9 Sunday high wind forenoon. Went to Morts. Hules and Kratzer there.
May 10 Will Seybold commenced well. Got load rock. Grunts cow took bull.
May 11 Misting rain. Went got rock. Boys worked in well.
May 12 Finished planting corn. Very hot. Boys commenced wall well.
May 13 Finished walling well. Got load lumber. Gorham agreed to furnish my lumber. Bell Hard ware for $270.00.
May 14 Raining. Hauled 2 loads rock from Mr. Keiths and one from Guarry. Took Windlass home.
May 15 Went got load lumber. Took Floss to Grunts. Warm.
May 16 Sunday went to meeting. Nice rain in evening.
May 17 Hauled rock. Warm. Went to see cows. Harrowed orchard.
May 18 Mr. Hule commenced work. Tried to get well rock. Commenced foundation to house.
May 19 Worked on foundation. Got load rock.
May 20 Went to Gorham. Got lumber. Finished foundation. Got caine tied.
May 21 Sowed and harrowed in 3 acres cane. Ground dry.
May 22 Went to Russell. Got brick pump and set out sweet potatoes.
May 23 Violas here. Nice day, but getting dry.
May 24 Hoed garden. Plowed potatoes.
May 25 Hauled load lumber. Took Lula to Grunts.
May 26 Plowed corn. Very warm.
May 27 Finished 8 acres corn first time. Got load lumber.
May 28 Finished 12 acres. Plowed in bottom afternoon.
May 29 Fine rain last nite. Went to Gorham to get lumber, but had not came.
May 30 Sunday at home all day. Nice day.
May 31 Went to Gorham. Got 44-2-18 ft. Damp.
Jun 1, 1886 Hoed in garden. Cool and fine.
Jun 2 Replanted corn in orchard. Hoed garden.
Jun 3 Plowed orchard and bottom piece corn 2nd time.
Jun 4 Went fishing forenoon.
Jun 5 Went to Russell to get lumber for house. Warm.
Jun 6 Sunday went to S. S. Stopped at Kragens in eve.
Jun 7 Worked on road all day. Warm and dry.
Jun 8 Plowed on Mr. Fagons land. Sowed cane.
Jun 9 Plowed and sowed cane finished. Hot & dry.
Jun 10 Hauled 2 loads lumber from Gorham.
Jun 11 Helped Hattie forenoon. Finished hauling lumber.
Jun 12 Painted door & window frames. Violas & us went fishing.
Jun 13 Went to S. S. afternoon. Very warm.
Jun 14 Plowed corn. Hot. Mrs. Hules here. Hard rain in eve.
Jun 15 Went to Gorham forenoon. Painted on house afternoon.
Jun 16 Hard wind storm. Hail & rain 2 oclock this morn. Blowed new house down & house we live in off foundation. Neighbors came and helped move house. Warm.
Jun 17 Built new hen house and done lots of work.
Jun 18 Went and got lumber. Worked hard.
Jun 19 Helped harvest at Mr. Hules.
Jun 20 Went to S. S. in eve.
Jun 21 Helped harvest at Mr. Hules.
Jun 22 Harvested at Fred H. Ground drying fast.
Jun 23 Cut for Fred & Burns.
Jun 24 Got Frank Keith to help my place. Went to Gorham got lumber.
Jun 25 Cut wheat with mower. Raked it in bunches. Got draft from mother for $100.00.
Jun 26 Mowed wheat and raked. Painted on house. In eve went to Morts.
Jun 27 Went to S. S. nice day.
Jun 28 Plowed corn. Nice day. Spread lumber to dry.
Jun 29 Rained forenoon. Hauled and stacked harvest wheat.
Jun 30 Finished hauling wheat. Went to Gorham.
Jul 1, 1886 Scattered lumber. Plowed corn.
Jul 2 Cut wheat for me on east land. Wheat little green.
Jul 3 Plowed corn. Very warm with strong south wind.
Jul 4 Sunday went to S. S. Hot and dry.
Jul 5 Went to Russell to celebration. Hot.
Jul 6 Cut wheat afternoon. Warm.
Jul 7 Cut wheat forenoon finished. Rain in eve.
Jul 8 Went on bottom piece. Mr. Shaw came. Plowed corn finished.
Jul 9 Built flue to new house. Mr. Shaw helped. Hot.
Jul 10 Plowed corn in orchard. Went to Gorham. Took back lumber.
Jul 11 Went to meeting to Mr. Hules. Then to meeting in eve.
Jul 12 Plowed fire guard with lister around 50 acres. Dry & hot.
Jul 13 Had 1st fried chicken. Worked on house. Mr. Hule finished house.
Jul 14 Worked on new house. Very hot and dry. Went to Morts. 100 deg.
Jul 15 Worked in new house. Moved in afternoon.
Jul 16 Went to Gorham. Very hot and dry.
Jul 17 Finished west rooms. Moved in eve. Hot and dry.
Jul 18 Sunday very hot. Went to S. S.
Jul 19 Sprinkled rain last nite. We thrashed had 160 bu. wheat.
Jul 20 Made walk to well. Fixed E. pasture fence. Cool.
Jul 21 Went to help Mr. Hopkins thrash. Morts here.
Jul 22 Helped Mr. Hopkins thrash all day. Skunk got chickens at night.
Jul 23 Put floor in hen hose & very heavy rain at night.
Jul 24 Damp and misty. Fixed crib door. Got plow & slept.
Jul 25 Went to S. S. Very warm.
Jul 26 Plowed all day. Ground most too wet.
Jul 27 Helped Mr. Hule thrash. Warm.
Jul 28 Plowed all day. Martha Keith here.
Jul 29 Plowed. Mort and Viola here.
Jul 30 Went to Gorham. Big rain last night. Plowed in afternoon.
Jul 31 Hard rain last night. Went up to store. Hot.
Aug 1, 1886 Went to Morts, then to Sunday School.
Aug 2 Took wheat to Gorham forenoon. To Walker in eve.
Aug 3 Heavy rain last nite. Very wet.
Aug 4 Took load wheat to Walker. 40 cts bu.
Aug 5 Took wheat to Gorham & load corn. 45 ct bu.
Aug 6 Painted forenoon on house 2nd coat. Plowed.
Aug 7 Plowed all day. Very cool & fine weather.
Aug 8 Mr. Fanahill and J. Keith here. Went to S. S.
Aug 9 Plowed all day. Very hot afternoon.
Aug 10 Plowed. Hot afternoon & hot at night.
Aug 11 Plowed. Took plow to get sharpened. Very hot.
Aug 12 Plowed all day. Cooler. Good wind.
Aug 13 Finished plowing 20 acres for rye. Hot.
Aug 14 Went to Gorham in morn, then to quarterly meeting.
Aug 15 Sunday went to meeting. Mr. Nickols & wife here.
Aug 16 I and Mort went to Russell. Met Mother. Very warm.
Aug 17 Went to Morts. Mother came home with us. Very warm.
Aug 18 Mother & Morts and us all went to hills & coal shaft.
Aug 19 Ground sickle. Went to Morts. Mother came home with us.
Aug 20 Went to Walker. To Morts in eve. Made deed to land west to Mort.
Aug 21 Hauled some stone. Cut cane. Went to Walker.
Aug 22 Sunday Morts, Mr. Hules & mother here. Warm.
Aug 23 Mother started to Wills and I finished cutting cane.
Aug 24 Hattie dried corn. Commenced cut hay. Broke bolt. Went to Gorham.
Aug 25 Mr. Atchinson here. Cut hay. Raked cane.
Aug 26 Finished cutting hay. Put up rick afternoon.
Aug 27 Stacked hay forenoon. Put up cane in eve.
Aug 28 Finished hay & cane. Dug potatoes. Sowed turnips.
Aug 29 Sunday went to S. S. Nice day.
Aug 30 Cut corn. Went to Gorham. Cool at nights.
Aug 31 Went to Russell. Got me suit clothes. Took 5 doz. Chickens. Got $12.40 for all them.
Sep 1, 1886 Hattie washed I helped. Hunted on Flora.
Sep 2 Cut 7 shocks corn, then went to Mr. Radfords. Visiting in eve. Rained.
Sep 3 Cut 5 shocks corn, clear & hot. Went to Morts in eve.
Sep 4 Harrowed all day. Ground in fine fix.
Sep 5 Went to Morts & to meeting. High wind.
Sep 6 Went got rye & drilled in about 7 acres. Nice & cool.
Sep 7 Drilled rye forenoon. Cut corn. Went to Gorham. Got 15 bu. rye. Rained.
Sep 8 Cut corn. Very wet. Morts here in eve. Hattie washed. Insured house.
Sep 9 Cut corn forenoon. Mowed hay on 27 afternoon.
Sep 10 Cut corn. Raked hay. Hauled 2 loads in eve.
Sep 11 Caster R. helped haul hay. Got done by noon. Went to Bond election. Heavy rain.
Sep 12 Went to S. S. Kraten here. Nice day.
Sep 13 Plowed all day on oats. Nice & cool.
Sep 14 Cut cane forenoon. Mrs. Keith here. Drilled rye.
Sep 15 Finished drilling rye. Raked cane. Took safe home.
Sep 16 Shocked cane. Set posts. Nice & cool.
Sep 17 Went to Gorham. Plowed. Clear & fine.
Sep 18 Finished plowing stripe north of rye.
Sep 19 Went to S. S. Nice day.
Sep 20 Worked on stable. Casper Bool helped. Hauled cane.
Sep 21 Worked on stable. Windy getting dry.
Sep 22 Made wire gates. Hung 2. Set posts.
Sep 23 Dug potatoes. Ella & Emma Hule & Cloe Fagan here.
Sep 24 Put wire on fence east of house. Misted rain. Windy.
Sep 25 Went to Gorham. Got me new pair boots. Took sweet potatoes & eggs. Built hen house. Moved chickens.
Sep 26 Sunday went to Morts. Mrs. Coon here. Windy.
Sep 27 Tore down stable & went to Gorham. Got sells to move crib.
Sep 28 Moved corn crib. 1st frost. Clear and fine. Morts & Mrs. Cover here.
Sep 29 Went to Gorham. Got lumber for stable sheds. Hauled wheat.
Sep 30 Worked on stable all day. Very tired. Frost. Went up post office.
Oct 1, 1886 Worked on stable. Brought Piper cow home. Nice day.
Oct 2 Fixed fence east stable. Windy & dry. Went to Morts. Helped raise barn. Snapped load corn.
Oct 3 Sunday Morts & Mrs. Cover here. May, Ruby and Charlie here. Went to S. S. and lecture at night.
Oct 4 Set posts. Picked load corn. Dug sweet potatoes. Warm.
Oct 5 Set posts and worked on cattle shed all day. Very warm & dry.
Oct 6 Put wire on east lot fence. Boards on cattle shed. Got load corn from bottom field.
Oct 7 Finished bottom field. At noon went to Walker. Got coal.
Oct 8 Went to Hays City to fair. Cool  and cloudy.
Oct 9 Marked calves. Went to Morts. Cloudy.
Oct 10 Sunday went to S. S. then to Morts. Took sweet potatoes to give Ella.
Oct 11 Snapped 2 loads corn. Took turnips to Gorham. Dry.
Oct 12 Got 2 loads corn. Dry and windy.
Oct 13 Got 3 loads corn. Dry and windy.
Oct 14 Got 2 loads corn. Very dry.
Oct 15 Got 3 loads corn. Very dry and warm.
Oct 16 Got 2 loads corn.
Oct 17 Went to Morts. Mr. Simpson came home with us.
Oct 18 Went west to look at land. Very windy. Mrs. Cover went home. Mort here in eve.
Oct 19 Windy. Mr. Simpson & I went to Hays.
Oct 20 Got 2 loads corn. Went to Morton morning.
Oct 21 Finished gathering corn. Hauled dirt from cave.
Oct 22 Fine rain last night. Got $20.00 for mother. Went to Gorham. Hauled fodder.
Oct 23 Hauled fodder. Plowed fire guard. Went up east try to plow. Too dry.
Oct 24 Went to S. S. Nice day.
Oct 25 Hauled load coal. Put wire on fence. Cold & windy.
Oct 26 Took 3½ doz. Chickens to Gorham. Got $2.02 dox. Went to Morts.
Oct 27 Hauled fodder. Cool. Went bought corn of Keith. 100 bu. at 22 cts. bu.
Oct 28 Gathered load corn on Keiths farm. Warm & fine.
Oct 29 Husked load corn on Keiths. Fixed cave.
Oct 30 Went to Russell. Got 36 Apple trees and 100 mulberries.
Oct 31 Sunday went to S. S. then to Mr. Hules.
Nov 1, 1886 Went to Gorham. Sold chicks, then went to drill for water.
Nov 2 Went to election then dressed 50 chickens.
Nov 3 Drilled for water all day. Cool & fine.
Nov 4 Frank Keith got me load corn. Worked for water.
Nov 5 Went bored for water, found it. Froze hard. Trade for land.
Nov 6 Cleaned out hen house morning. Killed beef in afternoon. Cold nights.
Nov 7 Went to S. S. Clear and fine.
Nov 8 Went husked load corn. Got trees. Helped fix corn pen for Mr. Simpson.
Nov 9 Worked colt down to Morts. Helped Mr. Fox thrash.
Nov 10 Hattie washed. Put down carpet. Pulled turnips. Cold north wind.
Nov 11 Went to Gorham. Got stove lumber. Finished cattle shed. Very cold.
Nov 12 Hauled load manure. Shock corn and cane.
Nov 13 Hauled fodder. Went to Gorham. Paid for shed lumber all I owe them up to this date.
Nov 14 Sunday Morts here. Went to S. S. Ella Evans here.
Nov 15 Hauled 2 loads hay & one cane. High wind.
Nov 16 Raining this morn. A fearful storm and blizzard on the stock. Continued all night.
Nov 17 Very cold. Settled with Mr. Keith. Paid $2.09 for boards for Mr. Simpson. I and Wally Fagon took Fillsers colt home.
Nov 18 Hattie washed forenoon. I and John Nices hauled hay. Cool.
Nov 19 Finished hauling hay. Cold & chilly. Thawed some.
Nov 20 Went to Gorham. Took 9½ bu. wheat. 44 cts paid to Gorham.
Nov 21 Foggy & dull. Went to S. S. Dr. Howlett preached.
Nov 22 Washed forenoon. Went to Morts in eve. Nice day.
Nov 23 Dr. Howlet & Darby here last night. Went to Russell. Cold today.
Nov 24 Hauled out fodder. Put in window glass. Cold & chilly.
Nov 25 Went to Morts. Mr. Cover & Trimmer there. Nice day.
Nov 26 Morts all here. Went to hills. Hunted antelope.
Nov 27 Went to Gorham. Got lumber. Worked on shed.
Nov 28 Holinger Preached forenoon, Darby afternoon. Dr. Howlet at night. We went each time.
Nov 29 Preacher Evans here last night & today. Nice weather.
Nov 30 Went to Russell. Got pump for F. Simpson. $10.00.
Dec 1, 1886 Mr. Darby here. Went with him to his ranch.
Dec 2 Mr. Cover here last night. Cold E. wind. Fixed calf stable. Shut up calves.
Dec 3 Hauled cane afternoon. Spit snow from N. E. cold.
Dec 4 Clear and cold. Went to school house to trial. Done chores.
Dec 5 Sunday. The coldest nite yet. To meeting at night. Went to Morts.
Dec 6 Got letter from mother and $100.00. Went to Gorham. Nice & warm.
Dec 7 Helped Mr. Fagon kill beef. Went to trial. Nice and fine.
Dec 8 I went to trial. Hattie went to Radfords. Mrs. Fagon & Mrs. Rick here in eve.
Dec 9 Got load coal. Made coal house. Plowed furrows for apple trees. Very windy. Let Bailey have money.
[Dec 10 Nothing written.]
Dec 11 Very warm. Plowed on the 46 acres. Rained in eve.
Dec 12 Went to S. S. Snowed a little forenoon. High wind.
Dec 13 Clear & fine. Hauled cane. Plowed afternoon. Hattie washed.
Dec 14 Very high wind from north. Plowed all day. Cool.
Dec 15 Froze last night. Went to Gorham. Settled with Gorham. Gave my note to him for $200 paid $43.60.
Dec 16 Hauled cane forenoon. Went to store. Got tax receipt. Hauled manure.
Dec 17 Hauled cane for Mr. Hule. Here got draft from mother.
Dec 18 Hauled cane. Went to Gorham. Paid him $100.00. Nice day.
Dec 19 Sunday went to S. S. Nice day.
Dec 20 Hauled 20 shocks cane. Put cattle in field. Warm.
Dec 21 Finished hauling cane. Cloudy dull.
Dec 22 Went to Russell. Got our Xmas things. Nice day.
Dec 23 Chilly windy. Done chores at home.
Dec 24 Went to Xmas Tree at school house.
Dec 25 Cold in morn. Cleared off nice day. Went to Morts.
Dec 26 Sunday cold N. E. wind. Flying snow most all day at home.
Dec 27 Hattie washed. The coldest this winter. 2 deg. Below zero.
Dec 28 Went to Gorham. Morts here in eve. Popped corn. Made popcorn balls.
Dec 29 Mr. Hules here. Nice winter weather. Got hogs 560 lbs. At 4 cts. pound.
Dec 30 Went helped Mort kill beef. Cold.
Dec 31 Got sausage moll. Made sausage. 7 gallon sausage 12 gal lard.
  [No record of 1887.]

Mar 18, 1888

Sunday very high S wind. Dust.
Mar 19 Snowing from north. High wind. Blizzard. Done chores.
Mar 20 Essie very sick. Tonsiu swollen. Morts came.
Mar 21 Viola stayed all night. Snowing. I took her home. Warmer.
Mar 22 Washed forenoon. Frank S. here afternoon. Very warm.
Mar 23 Clear & fine. Plowed afternoon. Very warm.
Mar 24 Cold damp mist from N. E. all day. Hard on stock.
Mar 25 Sunday cold wind damp. Turned colder at night.
Mar 26 Froze hard last night. Washed.
Mar 27 Went got coal forenoon. Plowed afternoon. Cold & chilly.
Mar 28 Froze last night. Plowed afternoon. Warmer.
Mar 29 Went to Morts to carpet sewing. Stella fell down stairs. Dislocated her shoulder.
Mar 30 Took Morts buggy home. Planted potatoes afternoon.
Mar 31 Damp & misty from N. E. Morts children here. Made garden. Trimmed trees.
Apr 1, 1888 Lulas colt came. Mort, Mr. Simpson & Carnes here.
Apr 2 Hattie washed. I plowed afternoon. Nice day.
Apr 3 Planted sweet corn.
Apr 4 Took Drill to Bonfielt horse. Viola here. Windy day.
Apr 5 Done chores forenoon. Plowed afternoon.
Apr 6 Finished plowing for cane. Planted ½ acre potatoes. Warm & fine.
Apr 7 Took Maude & Lula to Grunts Clyde. Nice day.
Apr 8 Misted rain. Went to Mr. Simpsons. Mort here in eve.
Apr 9 Planted corn. Cooler & windy. Planted 20 rows in E. field.
Apr 10 Went to Russell. Took cane seed. $1.50 bu. Took Lula to Dr.
Apr 11 Clear & fine. Washed & cleaned house.
Apr 12 Paper on wall forenoon. Listed corn afternoon.
Apr 13 Put on wallpaper. Listed in afternoon.
Apr 14 Put down carpet. Cut potatoes. Listed corn afternoon. Mr. Mrs. Radford here in evening.
Apr 15 Sunday I went to Dunkard meeting & all of us to S. S. Then to Morts.
Apr 16 Listed corn all day. Cool dry wind and dust.
Apr 17 Planted potatoes all day. Sprinkled rain.
Apr 18 Listed on corn all day. Hattie washed.
Apr 19 Listed corn all day. Cool and getting dry.
Apr 20 Listed corn all day. Fine to work.
Apr 21 Finished about 35 acres corn. Took Doll to horse 2nd time.
Apr 22 Sunday hot & dry. Mr. Radford here with letter.
Apr 23 Radford & wife brought plot of house. Very dry. Hattie washed.
Apr 24 Went Grunts in morn. Windy & dry. Dragged corn.
Apr 25 Dragged corn. Windy. Terrible bad dust.
Apr 26 Got ready to start to southern Ill.
Apr 27 Went with Mort to Russell. Took train. Went to K. C.
Apr 28 Traveled across Mo. Last night, then to St Louis & to Mt. Vernon. Band played in Sts. Hot.
Apr 29 Went through car works & to see electric light plant.
Apr 30 Went with Borland to see land. Very muddy.
May 1, 1888 Went with Mr. Judd to see land.
May 2 Got to St Louis last night, then to K. C.
May 3 Come to Russell, then to Walker & home.
May 4 Went to Mr. Grunts. Bred Maude. Very nice day.
May 5 Sowed 3 acres cane. Marked 3 horses. Damp.
May 6 Sun. the heaviest rain last night this year. Went to S. S. then to Mr. Hopkins in eve.
May 7 Cold & misty from north all day. Shelled seed corn.
May 8 Hauled 2 jags hay. Bred Doll. Mulched potatoes.
May 9 Listed corn all day. Very hot.
May 10 Listed corn with 3 horses. Very hot.
May 11 Listed corn all day. Cool at nights.
May 12 Took Floss to Grunts 1st time. Listed corn.
May 13 Sunday clear & cool. Mr. Simpsons here all day.
May 14 Planted corn all day with lister. Very cold nights.
May 15 Listed corn all day. Frosted. Went got 1 bu seed corn.
May 16 Finished listing 70 acres corn.
May 17 Dragged corn with plank. Cold mist all day.
May 18 Worked on corn all day. Calf died. Mort here.
May 19 Went to Gorham afternoon. Warm.
May 20 Mr. Fagons here visiting. Warm.
May 21 Went to look at land up N. E.
May 22 Took Flora to Grunts. Dragged corn. Radford here.
May 23 Finished dragging corn. Rained afternoon.
May 24 Listed on 12 rows cane. Plowed corn. Sowed cane afternoon.
May 25 Hauled rock for road. Finished sowing cane.
May 26 Took Maud to Grunts. Plowed potatoes.
May 27 Sunday started to Morts. Met Mr. Hule & wife and came back home.
May 28 Terrible windy last nite. Some rain. Went to Russell.
May 29 Plowed 60 rows corn in east field. Very warm.
May 30 Took Flora to Grunts 2nd time. Plowed corn afternoon.
Jun 1, 1888 Plowed corn all day. Very tired.
Jun 2 Plowed corn. Very hard days work. Rained last night.
Jun 3 Sunday went to S. S. then to Morts. Windy.
Jun 4 Plowed corn in orchard forenoon & potatoes in field afternoon.
Jun 5 Plowed corn in east field. 94 deg. Hottest this year.
Jun 6 Finished plowing corn over 1st time in east field.
Jun 7 Mort here in morn. Very windy. Loafed in afternoon.
Jun 8 Plowed corn in east field 2nd time. Windy.
Jun 9 Plowed corn all day. Cool & fine. Getting dry for wheat.
Jun 10 Sunday went to store with Mort. At home all day.
Jun 11 Plowed corn. Very dry. Hard rain last night.
Jun 12 Went to Gorham forenoon with butter. Plowed corn.
Jun 13 Plowed corn all day. 100 deg. Fine for corn.
Jun 14 Finished east field 2nd time. Hot Commenced on west field.
Jun 15 Took Maud to Grunts. Went to Hays. 98 deg. Hot.
Jun 16 Plowed corn all day. Hoed weeds.
Jun 17 Sunday clear. South. Went to S. S. F. S. here.
Jun 18 Plowed corn all day. Nice day to work.
Jun 19 Plowed corn. Fine rain in eve.
Jun 20 Went to Gorham with butter. Plowed. Very hot.
Jun 21 Plowed corn forenoon. Mr. Kniffer here. Warm.
Jun 22 Plowed corn. Hot. Finished 1st time.
Jun 23 We went to Hills to look at cattle. Warm.
Jun 24 Sunday cold and clear. Morts and Mr. Miner here.
Jun 25 Took Flora to Grunts. Rained last night. Plowed potatoes and commenced to lay by corn.
Jun 26 Plowed corn. Went to Gorham in morn. Warm. Rained some.
Jun 27 Plowed corn. Laying it by. Very dry & hot.
Jun 28 Plowed corn in east field. Very dry & hot.
Jun 29 Plowed corn forenoon. Sold heifer to Russians for $14.00. Windy. Letter from Judd making threats.
Jun 30 Went to Gorham took 19 lbs butter. Very dry & hot wind. Corn wilty.
Jul 1, 1888 Sunday very dry & hot. Home all day.
Jul 2 Helped wash. Hot & dry. Dug potatoes.
Jul 3 Went to Russell. Fine rain last night.
Jul 4 Went to Walker to celebration. Hot & dry.
Jul 5 Plowed corn in east field. Hot and dry.
Jul 6 Finished east field 3rd time. Rested P. M.
Jul 7 Plowed corn in West field. Hot & dry. Corn wilted bad.
Jul 8 Sunday went to Mr. Simpsons. Fine shower.
Jul 9 Plowed corn all day. Very warm.
Jul 10 Took butter to Gorham. Hot & drying fast.
Jul 11 Plowed corn in forenoon. Worked in spring in eve.
Jul 12 Went to Gorham in morn. Loafed in P. M. Essie sick.
Jul 13 Very hot & dry. Corn wilted. Poor show for crops.
Jul 14 Took Flora to Grunts. Very dry. Corn suffering. Hot.
Jul 15 Sunday Essie sick last night. Rained some.
Jul 16 Plowed some fore cane & listed. Hot & dry.
Jul 17 Went to Walker, then Gorham. Plowed some for cane. & sowed cane in eve.
Jul 18 Hattie washed. I went to store got letter from Mr. Keith.
Jul 19 I and Stella & Roy went to Russell. Got medicine for Essie.
Jul 20 Tried to plow too dry. Essie very sick. Took plow to be sharpened.
Jul 21 Took butter to Gorham. Then came by Walker. Got plow.
Jul 22  to 29th Sunday stayed in house most of time. Helped take care of Essie. A terrible dry & hot week. Corn about ruined.
Jul 30 Hattie washed. Hot winds. Corn about ruined.
Jul 31 Went to Gorham in morn. Hot & dry. Mr. Hooles here. Hot.
Aug 1, 1888 Took 18½ lbs butter to Gorham. Got 12½ cts lb.
Aug 2 I and Frank Simpson went to Gorham. Hot.
Aug 3 Got prarie chips, then went to Morts. Nice shower.
Aug 4 Hot & clear forenoon. Loafed most all day.
Aug 5 Sunday Walter & wife Morts here in eve.
Aug 6 Hattie washed forenoon. Got chips. Very warm.
Aug 7 Went to F. Simpson. Got 11 bu rye 30 cts. bu.
Aug 8 Drilled rye. Cool & fine time to work by dry.
Aug 9 Sowed rye forenoon. Went to F. S. afternoon.
Aug 10 Cut corn in east field. Windy & dry.
Aug 11 Set up 15 shocks corn forenoon. Cut afternoon.
Aug 12 Sunday Essie very sick last night. At home wrote to G. Tucker.
Aug 13 Washed forenoon. Cut corn afternoon.
Aug 15 Cut corn. Terrible hot. Wind corn dying.
Aug 16 Cut & shocked corn. Warm & dry.
Aug 17 Set up 62 shocks corn. Good day to work.
Aug 18 Set up corn all day. Fine day to work.
Aug 19 Sunday at home. Mr. North lands here in eve.
Aug 20 Set up corn forenoon. Cut afternoon. Cool.
Aug 21 Set up corn. Very warm & dry.
Aug 22 Cut & shocked corn all day.
Aug 23 Cut up corn in orchard. Very hot & dry.
Aug 24 Set up corn in morning. Went to Walker eve.
Aug 25 Went with Mr. Tanahill on the Saline River.
Aug 26 Sunday Essie very bad boils on her. At home.
Aug 27 Went to set up corn. Rained. Traded colt for cow.
Aug 28 Went to store. Rained first big rain of summer.
Aug 29 Cultivated rye & stubble. Ground works fine.
Aug 30 Cultivated orchard. Sowed turnip seed. Warm.
Aug 31 Worked in field. Cool & fine. Cultivated & harrowed.
Sep 1, 1888 Got buggy and cow of tracey for gray horse. Paid Harrie $2.50.
Sep 2 Went Mrs. Fagans but not home. Came home. Cool & fine.
Sep 3 Went to Russell with Mr. Fagons. Warm & dry.
Sep 4 Cultivated & harrowed rye stubble. Hot.
Sep 5 Finished stubble. Very hot & dry.
Sep 6 Traded with G. Fagon at night. Took bull to Casidy. Got chips.
Sep 7 Hauled fodder forenoon. Hot. Got medicine for Essie.
Sep 8 Hauled fodder. Essie very sick. Helped care for her.
Sep 9 Sunday Viola here. Very windy. Essie very sick.
Sep 10 Went to Hills. Sold 8 steers to Tanehill for $110.00.
Sep 11 Haulded fodder & went Gorham for oats. Cooler.
Sep 12 Hauled 4 loads fodder. Rained. Went to Victoria got butter bucket.
Sep 13 Went to Gorham. Got gun of Wally. Killed beef in eve.
Sep 14 Windy last night. Peddled out beef. Cool & fine.
Sep 15 Went to Moors & Wrights sale. Traded Doll for 6 cows. Give $10 to boot.
Sep 16 Sunday cool last night. Hattie & children went to S. S.
Sep 17 Went Barnfellons. Made gate for Roops. Dug 2 bu. potatoes. Cool.
Sep 18 Went to Victoria. Took Doll. Got 6 cows. Warm.
Sep 19 Took butter to Victoria. Very warm. Dug potatoes.
Sep 20 Went helped drive cattle to Gorham. Dug potatoes.
Sep 21 Dug potatoes forenoon. Went to Morts to see Reg. Hot.
Sep 22 Essie not so well. Hauled fodder, dug potatoes. Cool.
Sep 23  Sunday went to P. O. Warm. Cloudy dull.
Sep 24 Went to Russell in cart. Paid notes of Grunts. $40.00
Sep 25 Cool last night. Dug potatoes all day.
Sep 26 Finished digging potatoes. Went to Victoria. Paid Mill.
Sep 27 Went to Walker. Got pigs of Cains. Cut feed. Got chips.
Sep 28 Done chores. Cut cane afternoon. Cool & fine.
Sep 29 Finished mowing piece cane. Cool & nice.
Sep 30 Sunday at home. Clear. Got Kirksville papers.
Oct 1, 1888 Cut cane in first field forenoon. Raked cane in E. Field eve.
Oct 2 Went got pigs of Mort forenoon. Got chips in eve.
Oct 3 Went & helped Mort get ready to move. Put stock in field.
Oct 4 Got corn in A. M. Went to Morts. They started back to Ill.
Oct 5 Shocked corn forenoon. Took butter to Victoria in eve.
Oct 6 Hauled out cane. Cut cane in E. fields. Killed skunk in shed. Killed prairie chick.
Oct 7 Sunday went to Mr. Fagons. Warm & fine day.
Oct 8 Finished cut cane. Cut hay afternoon. Broke Pilman.
Oct 9 Raked and hauled 1 load hay forenoon. Got chips.
Oct 10 Washed forenoon. Fixed spring afternoon.
Oct 11 Took butter to Victoria forenoon. Done chores. Dry.
Oct 12 Hauled 2 loads cane. Went to F. S. and to Walker.
Oct 13 Hauled load hay. Got chips.
Oct 14 Sunday at home all day. F. S. here in eve.
Oct 15 Hattie washed. Hauled hay. Went to Mr. Fagons.
Oct 16 Casper Roop helped fence off wheat. To Walker in eve.
Oct 17 Trained colts. Got chips in eve. Warm.
Oct 18 Went to Victoria took butter. Very warm. Got oats.
Oct 19 Went to Gorham, then to Walker. Got Braw. Cold.
Oct 20 Heavy hard freeze last night. Bought 2 cattle & calf. Got 2 loads chips. Warm.
Oct 21 Sun. rained all last night and snowed most all day. Bad on stock.
Oct 22 Went with Harvey to Hills. Got heifer. Cold & chilly.
Oct 23 Went to Gorham, then to Walker. Got oats. Warm.
Oct 24 Washed. Made cetchup. Went to Victoria took butter.
Oct 25 Hauled cane & fodder forenoon. Hattie went to Caylees.
Oct 26 Killed hog in afternoon. Fine weather.
Oct 27 Took hog to Victoria in P. M. Got 7 cts. lbs. net. Fine day.
Oct 28 Sunday went to Mr. Simpsons. His Bro. there.
Oct 29 Washed forenoon. Went to Gorham got salt.
Oct 30 Herded cattle for first this fall. Warm & nice.
Oct 31 Herded cattle. Very warm & fine.
Nov 1, 1888 Took butter to Victoria. Rained last night.
Nov 2 Herded cattle all day. Clear & fine.
Nov 3 Herded cattle forenoon. Got chip eve.
Nov 4 Sunday at home all day. Cold wind from N.
Nov 5 Washed forenoon. Herded cattle. Windy day.
Nov 6 Election day Harrison & Morton. Very warm & fine.
Nov 7 Cold & chilly. Hulled turnips. Rain in eve and night.
Nov 8 Very cold N. wind. Took turnips to Gorham. Got coal. 1st coal this winter to burn.
Nov 9 Herded cattle. Cold & wintry for Nov.
Nov 10 Herded all day. Warm & fair.
Nov 11 Went to Hooles. Not home came home.
Nov 12 Herded all day. Warmer & fair.
Nov 13 Herded all day. Waller Fagon here. Dance at Walker.
Nov 14 Herded forenoon. Hauled cane & fodder. Damp & misty.
Nov 15 Colder, icy. Kept stock in lot & fed.
Nov 16 I am quite sick all day. Sore throat. Guincy. Hattie done all work.
Nov 18 Sun. at home all day. Some better. Dull & cool.
Nov 19 Went to Walker got Bran & lamb. Clear & cool.
Nov 20 Hauled fodder & cane. Damp & cool.
Nov 21 Took butter to Vic. Went to Cloe Fagons wedding.
Nov 22 Herded cattle. Nice day for Nov.
Nov 23 Frost. Herded cattle. Nice day. Still.
Nov 24 Herded forenoon. Burried turnips. Cold & chilly. Went to Walker.
Nov 25 Sunday went to Mr. Northlands afternoon. Warm.
Nov 26 Herded cattle. Hauled load fodder. Warm.
Nov 27 Herded cattle. Wally Fagon took buggy to Victoria. Warm.
Nov 28 Herded till noon. Cold. Essie fell & cut her forehead for machine. Got Prof Blakes Almanac. Went to Fagons.
Nov 29 Herded cattle. Cold & chilly all day.
Nov 30 Took butter to Victoria. Herded afternoon. Warm & fine.
Dec 1, 1888 Herded forenoon. Killed hog in eve. Warm & fine.
Dec 2 Sunday at home. Windy. Mr. Simpsons here all day.
Dec 3 Herded cattle all day. Went to Mr. Fagons in eve.
Dec 4 I and Joe Fagon herded together. I traded for Black Jim.
Dec 5 Herded cattle. Picked up cow chips. Wind north cool.
Dec 6 Herded cattle Hauled big load chips. Mr. F. got heifer.
Dec 7 Herded cattle all day. Very warm & fine.
Dec 8 Herded cattle. Warm & fine.
Dec 9 Sunday herded forenoon. Mr. Trimmer here. Warm.
Dec 10 Tommy herded I & F. S. went to Hays. Paid tax. $16.22.
Dec 11 Cold & N. E. wind. Herded cattle all day.
Dec 12 Went to Walker. Washed. White washed hitchin. Cleaned hog house. Warm.
Dec 13 Herded cattle. Went to Gorham. Red Murmas cow took Jim.
Dec 15 Herded forenoon. Cold. Took white shoat to Gorham. Misted some.
Dec 16 Sunday clear & cold. Herded forenoon. Rested in eve.
Dec 17 Tommy herded. Hauled 5 loads manure. Killed hog.
Dec 18 Went to Russell. Took hog. Fine day.
Dec 19 Herded cattle all day. Wrote to K. Warm.
Dec 20 Herded cattle all day. Clear & fine.
Dec 21 Herded forenoon. Took eggs, butter, chickens to Victoria.
Dec 22 Herded cattle all day. Windy warm lots of dust.
Dec 23 Sunday herded all day. High south wind.
Dec 24 Hauled 3 loads feed forenoon. All went and got big load chips. Chilly.
Dec 25 Went to Walker. Got 320 lbs. Bran. Wet & damp. Mist from north. Coldest yet.
Dec 26 12 deg. Of zero. Hattie washed. Done chores. Clear & bright.
Dec 27 Herded forenoon. Got big load of chips. Warm in eve.
Dec 28 Fed cattle. Went to Walker. Got chips. Fine in eve.
Dec 29 Went to big wolf drive. Got one cayotte.
Dec 30 Sunday snowed last night. Melting today.
Dec 31 Herded forenoon. Cold clear & bright. Done chores.
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.
Jan 1, 1890 Went & thrashed 20 bu. cane seed. Nice day. Put cattle on wheat.
Jan 2 Hauled cane & 2 shocks fodder. Went to Victoria. Cold.
Jan 3 Hauled sorgum & straw. Put cattle on wheat.
Jan 4 Went to Walker to get Hattie tooth pulled. Went to alliance. Warmer.
Jan 5  Sunday at home all day. Cold & chilly.
Jan 6 Snowing most all day from N. E.
Jan 7 Washed forenoon. Done chores. Fair.
Jan 8 Hauled out 20 shocks feed. Nice day.
Jan 9 Took cattle on wheat. Husked 7 shocks corn.
Jan 10 Husked 4 shocks corn. Went to Victoria. Took 13 doz eggs. Got 10 cts. doz. Butter 18 cts. lb.
Jan 11 Done chores morn. Rained last nite. Went to alliance. Cold.
Jan 12 Sunday snowed all day. Windy. Fed stock.
Jan 13 Hauled rye & straw. Went Walker. Cold & chilly.
Jan 14 Went to Russell. Got beef & overshoes & Essie shoes. Blizzard in eve.
Jan 15 Done chores at home. Coldest day this year.
Jan 16 5 deg. Below zero. Rubys calf came. Hauled feed.
Jan 17 Very cold. Hauled feed. Went to Walker for Mail.
Jan 18 Clear & bright. Hattie joined alliance.
Jan 19 Sunday cold. Done chores. Home all day.
Jan 20 Clear & cold. Hauled straw & fodder. Got children picture.
Jan 21 Done chores. Cold winter weather.
Jan 22 Cold day at Walker. Hauled hay. Got Lagrippe.
Jan 23 Done chores. Quite sick. Nice winter weather.
Jan 24 Hauled. Went to Walker. Got bran. Thawed fast.
Jan 25 Went to Walker Co. alliance. Thawed. Quite muddy.
Jan 26 Sunday at home all day. Nice.
Jan 27 Hattie washed. Done chores. Nice day.
Jan 28 Hauled. Nice day. Very muddy.
Jan 29 Went to Walker. Done chores.
Jan 30 Went got Mr. Taylor & commenced on well at noon. Warm.
Jan 31 Worked on well. Put in curb.
Feb 1, 1890 Worked in well.
Feb 2 Sunday. Nice day. Cloudy.
Feb 3 Hauled feed. Took butter to Victoria.
Feb 4 Worked on well. Commenced to wall.
Feb 5 Finished the wall. Went to Walker. Got buckets.
Feb 6 Hauled feed. Snowing all day. Fine for wheat.
Feb 7 Washed forenoon. Took butter to Victoria. Thawed.
Feb 8 Hauled feed & straw. Husked 5 shocks corn. Roy sick.
Feb 9 Sunday clear & fine. At home all day.
Feb 10 to 15th Hauled feed. Done chores. Took butter Victoria. Etc.
Feb 16 Sunday went to Dunkard meeting. Cold & chilly.
Feb 17 Hauled feed. Done chores. Went to meeting at night.
Feb 18 Cold & chilly east wind. Fed and chelled corn.
Feb 19 Done chores. Dull & cloudy. Went meeting.
Feb 20 Done chores. Dull & cold. Wintry.
Feb 21 Snowed last night. Hauled feed.
Feb 22 Took butter to Victoria. Cold & foggy all day.
Feb 23 Sunday clear & fine. Went to Mr. Dortlands.
Feb 24 Cloudy dull. Hauled feed.
Feb 25 Dull & it looks stormy. Took heifer to Grunts.
Feb 26 Stormy. Fed stock.
Feb 27 Hattie washed. Cold north wind.
Feb 28 Hauled feed & done chores. Cold.
Feb 29 Nothing written.
Mar 1, 1890 Went Victoria to alliance. Very cold day.
Mar 2 Sun. went to F. Hopkins to funeral. Nice day.
Mar 3 Hauled feed. Went to Walker. Herded cattle. Warm.
Mar 4 Hauled feed forenoon. Herded cattle. Cold.
Mar 5 Done chores. Cold & chilly. Went to Walker.
Mar 6 Hauled 4 loads feed. Damp snow.
Mar 7 Hauled feed forenoon. Got mail in eve.
Mar 8 Hauled 4 loads corn feed. Went to Victoria & Walker.
Mar 9 Sunday at home. South wind. Misty & damp.
Mar 10 Washed forenoon. Husked corn. Nice day.
Mar 12 Done chores etc.
Mar 13 Done chores. Very cool at nights.
Mar 14 Broke stalks on wheat. Done chores. Nice day.
Mar 15 W. Hopkins & wife here. Went to alliance.
Mar 16 Sunday Fagons here visiting. Nice day.
Mar 17 Hattie & children most sick. Planted potatoes.
Mar 18 Went to Crows sale. Got oats in Gorham. Warm.
Mar 19 Went to Walker as Juror in trial of McGrachers.
Mar 20 Plowed some. Burned stubble. (Bred Kit and Maude to Kings horse.)
Mar 21 Warm. Bred Queen & Topsy to Kings horse.
Mar 22 Plowed on oats. Nice day to work.
Mar 23 Sunday terrible wind & dust. At home.
Mar 24 Terribly windy. Went to Walker morn. Plowed afternoon.
Mar 25 Plowed all day. Nice weather. Wheat fields green.
Mar 26 Went to Walker forenoon. Got coal. Cultivated for oats.
Mar 27 Terrible wind & blizzard. Snowing from north.
Mar 28 Hauled feed forenoon. Finished cultivating oats.
Mar 29 Hauled feed. Went to Mr. Fagons. Got 14 bu. oats.
Mar 30 Sunday cloudy & cold E. wind. At home. Gloomy cold.
Mar 31 Hauled feed forenoon finished. Drilled oats eve.
Apr 1, 1890 Finished drilling oats. Took drill home. Got chips.
Apr 2 Misty & damp. Grunts brought men to look at land.
Apr 3 Washed forenoon. Took butter to Victoria. Warm.
Apr 4 Fine growing weather. Husked corn. Went to Walker.
Apr 5 Done chores. Went to alliance. Warm.
Apr 6 Sunday. Went to Walter Hopkins. Nice & warm. Hot.
Apr 7 Washed forenoon. Husked corn. Nice day, but windy.
Apr 8 Terrible high wind & dusty. At home.
Apr 9 Went to Victoria. Got new wagon for $18.00. Took Kit to Gorham. Took horse.
Apr 10 Russians here to buy land. I took Maud to Kings horse.
Apr 11 Went to Walker. Harrowed stalks in orchard. Windy.
Apr 12 Raked stalks. Went to primary forenoon. Windy.
Apr 13 Sunday at home. Warm & dry. Beginning to need rain.
Apr 14 Washed forenoon. Burned stubble afternoon.
Apr 15 Went to Gorham. Listed in Corn. Warm.
Apr 16 Went to Gorham. Listed in corn. Cold raw E. wind.
Apr 17 Went to Gorham. Listed corn afternoon.
Apr 18 Finished putting in 12 acres corn. Wheat looks fine.
Apr 19 Planted potatoes in E. field. Nice day.
Apr 20 Sunday went to Dunkard meeting. Mr. Dortlands here.
Apr 21 Finished planting potatoes. Nice day.
Apr 22 Took butter to Victoria. Burned stubble. Rained.
Apr 23 Cold N. wind. Damp. Went to Gorham.
Apr 24 Went to Gorham. Got Queen & Nelly. Rain. Listed corn.
Apr 25 Went got mail. Rained all day. Cold. Done chores. Fine for wheat.
Apr 26 Moved hen house. Sold Lula to Crissman. $150.00.
Apr 27 Sunday nice day. Went to Mr. Fagons. Crops look well.
Apr 28 Put straw on potatoes all day. Hot. Hattie helped.
Apr 29 Mulched potatoes forenoon. Planted 12 acres corn P. M.
Apr 30 Listed corn in E. field. Mulched potatoes P. M.
May 1, 1890 Went to Russell. Got money at bank.
May 2 Listed corn forenoon. Finished mulching 1 acre potatoes.
May 3 Finished planting #. Field corn. Hot. Rained.
May 4 Sunday fine rain last night. Floss’s colt came.
May 5 Went to Victoria with butter. Worked on bottom. Rained. Harrowed stalks.
May 6 Raked stalks & stubble. Commenced listing. Windy. Corn nice.
May 7 Listed in nice  corn on bottom, and sorgum in orchard.
May 8 Went to Walker forenoon. Planted corn afternoon.
May 9 Plowed for sorgum. Wheat needs rain.
Mau 10 Plowed all day. Went to Walker to alliance eve.
May 11 Sunday clear & windy. At home all day.
May 12 Hattie washed. I finished plowing for sorgum. Dry.
May 13 Harrowed forenoon. Got drill.
May 14 Drilled in sorgum. Dusty & dry. Wheat suffering.
May 15 Drizzled rain forenoon. Went to Gorham in eve.
May 16 Went to Russell to alliance (picknic).
May 17 Dragged soil. Nice corn & sorgum. Took butter to Victoria.
May 18 Sunday at home all day. Dry.
May 19 Hauled 140 bu. wheat to Walker. Got 75 cts bu.
May 20 Went to Victoria Deposited $100.00 in bank. Pd. Peter Grunt in full.
May 21 Washed forenoon. Went fixed bor in spring.
May 22 Went to Fagons & took drill home. Got oats. Dry.
May 23 Done chores. Roy & Stella went to school. I got wagon tongue.
May 24 Went to Victoria. Took butter. Nice rain last night.
May 25 Sunday went to Walker. Got mail. At home.
May 26 Went to Mr. Boyles sale. Nice day, but dry.
May 27 Washed forenoon. Cleaned house. Terribly windy.
May 28 High dry wind. Wheat dying. Went to Gorham.
May 29 Still dry. Took Nelly to Gorham. Some cloudy.
May 30 Dry & windy weather. Done chores.
May 31 Dry. Horse broke buggy tongue threw us out.
Jun 1, 1890 Went to Fullers. Came home. Hot.
Jun 2 High dry wind. Mowed rye. Suffering for rain.
Jun 3 Finished mowing 10 acre rye. Raked afternoon. Sold 33 lbs butter for $3.30 Got 10 cts lbs. Sold 23 lbs butter for $2.30 Got 10 cts lbs. Sold 33 lbs butter for $3.30 Got 10 cts lbs.
Jun 4 Tried to stack rye but too windy. Plowed corn.
Jun 5 Windy. Worked road. Terrible dry.
Jun 6 Clarence Hall helped stack rye. Terrible hot.
Jun 7 Finished stacking rye 1st piece. Hot.
Jun 8 Sunday went to S. S. Billy Naylors here.
Jun 9 Plowed corn all day. Terrible dry.
Jun 10 Finished 12 acres corn 1st time.
Jun 11 Finished cutting 6 acres rye. Raked afternoon. Hot.
Jun 12 Went to Gorham. Took butter. Got 9 cts lb. Windy.
Jun 13 Plowed corn forenoon. Stacked rye. Hot & dry.
Jun 14 Plowed corn all day. Terrible dry & hot. Crops suffering.
Jun 15 Sunday worst dry spell since in Ks. Fagons here.
Jun 16 Rained last night. Hattie washed. Finished E. piece corn.
Jun 17 Rained last night. Went to Victoria. Got 10 ct. lb. for butter.
Jun 18 Stacked rye finished. Things growing fast.
Jun 19 Went to Gorham forenoon. Big hail in eve. Plowed corn. Very hot.
Jun 20 Plowed & cultivated in sorgum. Very hot.
Jun 21 Harrowed sorgum. Plowed corn 2nd time. Hot.
Jun 22 Sunday south wind. Hot.
Jun 23 Plowed corn 2nd time. Corn growing fast.
Jun 24 Plowed corn. Very warm days.
Jun 25 Plowed corn in E. field. Hot
Jun 26 Finished plowing corn & sorgum. Hot.
Jun 27 Helped Ellie Grunt cut rye. Windy.
Jun 28 Cut rye for Ellie. Wheat for me. Warm.
Jun 29 Sunday at home all day. Hot. Windy.
Jun 30 Finished my wheat in middle field. Helped Jake cut.
Jul 1, 1890 Cut for Jake all day. Warm.
Jul 2 Cut at Jakes all day. Nice to work.
Jul 3 Cut forenoon. Rainy and damp.
Jul 4 Cool & fine. Went to Ft. Fletcher to celebration.
Jul 5 Very windy. Finished Jakes wheat. Killed 7 skunks.
Jul 6 Hot. Sunday at home all day. Terrible dry.
Jul 7 Cut E. field wheat. Very windy.
Jul 8 Cut rye for Grunt. Hot & dry.
Jul 9 Cut for Grunt. Very warm.
Jul 10 Cut wheat for Grunt. Hot & dry.
Jul 11 Finished cutting for Grunt. Cut 2 acres for me.
Jul 12 Finished cutting oats & rye for Jake. Done harvesting.
Jul 13 Sunday warm & dry at home.
Jul 14 Washed. Went to Victoria afternoon. Hot winds.
Jul 15 Took rye to Walker forenoon. Lard to Gorham. Hot.
Jul 16 Took 22 chickens to Victoria. Got 22 cts each. Hot.
Jul 17 Sold 320 acres land to J. Grunts for $4000.00. 6 hundred & 40 dollars to be paid by July 25 1890 and $3360.00 to be paid out in $10 payments at 8%.
Jul 18 Very dry & hot. At home all day.
Jul 19 Looked for thrashers all day. Hot.
Jul 20 Went to Mr. Fagons. Hot winds terrible.
Jul 21 Threshed my wheat. Had 292½ bu. Got 59 cts bu.
Jul 22 Went to Russell. Got sales bill. Hot & dry.
Jul 23 At home. Sold 4 chairs for $2.80. Washed.
Jul 24 Went to Victoria. Got oilcloth. Grunts paid. Put up sales bills. Me $90.00 cash. Check $550.00
Jul 25 Put bows on wagon (covered wagon). Went to Walker. Hot & dry.
Jul 26 I & Joe Grunt went to Hays City had contract recorded.
Jul 27 Very hot & dry at home all day. Grunts here.
Jul 28 Packed up things. Got ready for sale. Hot & dry.