Friday Aug 30 A Calm pleasant day & nice a very heavy dew this morning but we got to thrashing in good season & by 11-30 had finished mine for this year 1467 ½ nice Oats & 55 bu of nice rye & Romine gave big measure the Oats weighing out from 10 to 13 bu more than machine measure to the load I paid Joe Romine $20,43 & we are square I paid Charley Miller $1 this morning & he went home After dinner we all went to Roys to thrash Mag went along to help cook he had so many hands I came home I have both oats bins full & about 150 bu in a Stall I fed the last shorts? To my pigs this morning the hands & Mag got home from Roys after I had gone to bed.
Thursday Aug 29 rained a little last night & is misty drizzly & damp & foggy this morning a poor prospect for thrashing So after breakfast the thrashers went home & the 2 hands to trimming hedge on the north Mag & Sylvia took Harriet to Keota to go to Washington [county seat of Washington County, Iowa] to take her teachers Examination over She failed before in both grammar & Arithmetic 2 Most important Studdies that comes of not having her mind on her Studdies She is too much taken up with beaus & foolishness it cleared off most beautiful about 9 AM & after dinner we went to other place & finished thrashing there had 1467 ½ of nice oats we moved the machine up to the Stax in the E pasture got Stuck with the Engine in the Slough ditch down East but hitched on a Span of horses & pulled out & got in to Supper at 8-30 feeling good I paid Ed Romine & Geo Foster off Each $1 for helping thrash at other place Mag took 41# butter to B&S at 15c
Wednesday August 28th 1895 We found it raining this morning & were much disappointed about thrashing but it Cleared off Middle AM & we Stay around the tool house I mended some chairs &c & the hands trimmed hedge on the west & north & after dinner we went to the other place & thrashed 600 bu of nice oats the roads were rather heavy to do the hauling we had 6 teams to haul & needed one more
Monday May 27 Sprinkled rain an hour in the morning & then cleared off dryer than Ever with a Strong south wind & cool Took Mag & Martin Brewer to Washington Started at 6 am I stopped & saw them off at noon for Wayne Co & then came right home Harve helped Roy plow corn
Sunday May 26 real cool NW wind Sunny clear too cool we went to Wellman to Memorial service at the Methodist Church by Rev. Osborne a real good sermon we had many invitations to dinner in Wellman but came home as Mag is expecting to go to Wayne Co. tomorrow with Martin Brewer & visit with Ellen [Mag’s sister] a month Roy & Cora came home to dinner
Saturday May 25 Nice & dry Cooler in the Evening & wind NW we had a Small Shower at noon & turned off dryer through Eve we need rain bad I replanted Corn finished the piece north east of the orchard & replanted the East half of the piece north of the hog house & will let the west half stand Roy came & plowed corn for me after the planter & Harve also plowed & they plowed the corn East of the orchard Sylvia & Martin Brewer went to Keota & brought Harriet She is now through school & ready for a Certificate to teach Harve has worked 295 days & drew 121,80 I went over East this Eve & looked at the breaking corn tis up fine but cut worms are destroying it very fast my sod ground planted 16th of May is just coming up & cut worms cutting it the Cattle in the East pasture are out of water & I turned them in the Creek pasture Vic & I
Friday May 24th 1895 A very nice dry day I planted corn til noon finished the little NW piece & Commenced on the piece north of the orchard just before dinner Roy came & will run the planter for me to day PM Mag, Bell, Ollie Scranton & I went to Keota to the High School Commencement Harriet will graduate Roy will bring Martin [Brewer] & Sylvia this Eve we went to Mrs. Sanders for Supper I put team in Coffmans stable we passed a pleasant Evening & all the graduates did well & parents had good reason to be proud of their Children we got home at Midnight left Harriet there to get her graduating class picture taken a nice pleasant Evening I got Harve boots $5 & paid him $5