Monday June 13 Cloudy & looks much like rain I got the girls to help take my old Moline wagon bed in to the barn & I took it apart to put a new bottom & side in it but it soon quit sprinkling rain & I went to Wellman & took dinner at Amandas I worked around my building all day Holden finished the privy by 10-30 & I helped him some & then helped him carry his tools home & paid him one $ Albert Taylor came to see me about Carpenter work
Sunday June 12 Cloudy & looks much like rain the boys & I salted the cattle & 2 colts in the E pasture after noon it cleared off nice & cooler & seems as tho we may have better weather wind light S SW I send $1 renewal for National tribune & Headleys 2 vols great Rebellion also sent my address on gov card to agriculture dept so I will get reports
 Headley, J. T. The Great Rebellion; A History of the Civil War in the United States, published by the National Tribune, Washington, D. C., 1898
Saturday June 11th 1898 Cloudy warm & looked much like rain & did rain a little Harve & I went to Wellman he took a load of stone & we got lumber for a privy at Wishards I paid $3,00 & Harve loaded the lumber to my lots & Came home & trimmed hedge I sent letter to Mag also sent a draft to E J C Bealer Cedar Rapids for $10,85 for a carload of stone on which freight was $12,04 weight 31000 I took dinner at Amandas PM Holden helped me build a privy west of barn got it nearly done I paid J S Ferguson $15 by chk & he went to Washington I got home at dusk quite tired Harve has worked 5 days this week 238 in all & drew $51,50
Tuesday June 7 Warm thunder & looks & feels much like rain & about 2-30 PM it rained a real hard shower & wet things up generally I went to Keota PM & got cash on 2 milk chks first $6,17 & the 2nd $20,04 total $26,21 I drew from Founders Savings bank all I had there $125,00 & 2,00 interest Vic went along & we called to see how Harriet got along home at noon & PM I took Mag to Wellman Nellie & Joe went along soon after we got there it rained quite hard Our bank cellar got 3 feet of water & at 5-30 I took Mag to depot & bought her a ticket for Omaha Nebr $10,15 & She will go to David City to see Nora we came home & found chores mostly done my buggy horses cushions & blankets & all got real wet I deposited $134,00 in the Wellman Savings bank.
Monday June 6 A warm growing day partly cloudy I went to Wellman in the buggy & Harve hauled down a load of well rock in the wagon to level up the cellar wall I saw Holden about building me a privy on my lots I hauled my cellar window frames from Ruf Whetstines new house & put them in my barn home at 10 am & wil built a pen in the shade for nine fating pigs hoed some in the garden & other bush patches about 3-30 PM Dave Cole came hungry & we gave him to eat & fed his poor blind horse he had his out door camera along & took a picture of our house & a family group & went his way to Washington I took my doc colt to Roy to work he jumps out of the pasture & is not satisfied anywhere I took Supper at Roys & cora gave me a big dish of nice Strawberries for my supper I appreciated them much we hitched the colt up with old Mae & Roy brought us home
Sunday June 5th 1898 A most beautiful warm growing sunny day I layed long in bed & rested for I was tired my bush patches are all doing well & in good fix we have 10 little calves & 38 little pigs we had our Joe Adams  strawberries for dinner
 I couldn’t find a variety of strawberry named Joe Adams, but there were a couple men by that name that lived in Washington County, Iowa at this time.
Tuesday May 31 partly cloudy & looks much like rain rained in the Evening PM I went to Wellman found my Stone Masons at work Met 2 men Wilson & guest from Washington coming to my house to see me on fence & plumbing business they went back to Wellman with me & we talked awhile & I showed them about the kind of plumbing goods I wanted & they will send me prices I got caught in the rain just before I got home I lent Jim horse to Willard to drive to Richland