Monday Mar 16 A very pleasant day I took the children to school in sled & we had directors meeting at 8 AM I was elected President of the board Harve took Sele & Sam & sleigh & went to Keota to bring Barnes out to see about fixing my windmill I measured the water in the reservoir 4 ft 2 in that will water several days & perhaps it will thaw & I can turn the stock over west & they will get water so I can get along till the mill is fixed if it takes a week Harve got back about middle PM but didn’t get Barnes Mag & I went to Nira PM we had Cheese Meeting I was elected director I sold my fat hogs 8 to Res Sheppard for 3,45 deliver tomorrow also 2 cows 1 for 3c & the other 2 ¼ deliver Wednesday Morning we got home Early & fixed both sleds & rax & fixed the hog chute all ready for loading Early in the morning the sledding is getting poor
Sunday Mar 15 A very pleasant day Harve rode the Pony home we found a straw stack north of the barn blew over & some hogs & calves under it got them all out after some hard work one roan steer calf dead I also found my windmill broke the wind blew hard last night & I left it in sail
Saturday March 14th 1891 A fair winter day Harve & I hauled 2 loads of hay from over west & the last & we also fed the last in the west mow in the stock barn but yet have the East mow full PM I & Vic went to Nira in Sleigh drove Ben & fan I am getting Ben & Baley to go pretty well Harve has worked 64 days & drew $11,95 hogs are coming up Carris was offered 3,40
Note: Ben, Fan & Baley are horses.
Friday feb 27 Cold & frosty Arose early & finished breaking stalks over west just as it commenced to snow it snowed fine & made sledding so Mag & I went to Nira in sled & took 6 turkeys sold to Ashton at 8c they weighed 93# $7,43 I took Geo Adams 1 bu apples 75c not paid I got a pr overalls 1,00 Home in time to chore in Eve Harve went to Carris’s & brought Sylva in Sled & took Carris’s ice slide home Sylva & Harve got home in time to eat late supper with us tis turning colder
Thursday feb 26 Cold 4 deg below zero in the morning we went Early & broke stalks over west got over half done PM Harve chored & I went to Nira got Saltpeter 20c & pair of overalls 1,00 Mailed card letter for Maude with Ex order for 1,33 got a letter from Roy saying Nora is sick
Wednesday feb 25 4 deg below zero in the morning & cold all day we hauled a load of dry maple poles & Sawed them up for wood Sawed 3 barn posts from old Hughbanks house Sleepers & cleaned out the Colt stable & hauled the manure to the NW corn patch
Tuesday feb 24 A very fine warm day & very muddy towards Eve it clouded suddenly & the wind veered to NW & it turned colder fast & rained a little we cut some wood & made some posts for fence & for barn