Rained all night and rained until 3 p.m., hard today. Children got a lot of bean poles p.m. A little white duck died this morning, only 7 left now. Mamie Russel ask the girls to bring her some flour. I let her have a little pail of graham. Sent a card to Sidney in Westdale.
Quite cold, rained again last night. Sidney went away 8 a.m. headed for Westdale, Oneida Co.. Mora hoe'd potatoes, 3 1/2 rows. Memphis got a few bean poles which I set. Beans are looking fine. Paul has been very good, we have all been busy. I did quite a large washing.
Rained hard in the night and until 7 a.m., it was quite chilly all day. Sidney went to Harve Smith's, got 1 bu. potatoes at Davis's, after which he hoe'd potatoes. Lot's of travel, celebrating Independence Day. Planted beans where potatoes did not come, I set turnips.
Sidney got House's old gray horse and cultivated his potatoes acrossed the way. I planted a few wax beans. Sidney went to Gayville at night, got 1/2 gal. oil, a sack of meal, a loaf of bread and some sugar, also a can of red cross milk, quart confer. Dutch Hill.
Very warm, fair until 4 p.m., where it rained hard. Mora, Maud and Memphis picked berries at Bisbo's, got soaked coming home. Sidney hoe'd beans at Floyd Fisher's till the rain come. L. Cole wanted a loaf of bread, I did not have any baked so could not oblige him, he said he was out of flour too.
Cloudy this morning. Mr. Willson came about eleven o'clock, Sidney got 10# graham, 10# meal and 2 bar's lenox soap. After dinner Sidney, Mora and Maud went and picked a few qts. berries at Bisbo's and from there went to Gayville and got sugar. Mrs. Hess gave he children firecracker's, they also brought home some berries and we had a nice shortcake. Claud Bisbo came for them on his bike.
Sidney reached home at 2 o'clock this morning, pretty tired, came about 5 miles beyond Williamstown after 5 p.m. yesterday. Commenced to rain just as he got in the house, kept steady at it the rest of the night and all day. Two little ducks drowned, got out in the rain. We had a pot pie of the little creeper. A. Russel came to borrow loaf of bread.
Fair, cool breeze. Mora and Maud attended S.S. and meeting. A. Russel came to get one of our girls to stay with Mamie while he wen to his folks. Verne Eaton called to see Sidney about helping him in haying. C.F. Cary also called to see him.
Nice cool day. Sidney went away at about 7 a.m. I washed a few things, hoe'd garden and did various other things, kept continually busy. Mora straightened the front room. Maud, Memphis and Cassie went to see the new Russel baby. Seymour Moon died p.m., Brights disease.
Fair warm day. Sidney came home 10 a.m. he went down to Kents got 1/2 Batavian for $1.00, flour dropped 40c on a barrel. Bell stopped for me to go to Russel's with her, we went 1 p.m. I came home at 4., at 6 Alfred came after me again. I came home at 9, and at 1 he came again. I had only just got asleep. I went over and at 3:15 a.m. a baby girl was born. I washed and dressed it after which I came home. Alfred's mother and Mrs. Lester Alsiver were there. Sidney fixed fence for Bell afternoon.
Rained all last night and a.m. until 11 o'clock. Mr. Willson came p.m. I got 10# meal. Little ducks all hatched and smart, eleven of them. Alfred Russel came at 9:30 for me to go over there, said Mamie was sick. I went and old Mrs. Russel, Sarah and Bell Allen were there, they went home after awhile and Alfred got F. House to go for Mrs. Allseiver. I came home at 12 midnight.
Pleasant a.m., showery p.m. and eve. two electric storms. I put the little hen down cellar to save little ducks that were just picking. The thunder was pretty hard. I set peppers, tomatoes and cabbage this eve. in the rain. Sidney went away at 7 a.m. A. Russel came to borrow some matches. Maud, Memphis and Cassie got berries.
Rainy a.m. Children's day, exercises at school house.
Hot again today. Sidney worked for Floyd. One of their calves got out and he had quite a time catching it and getting back in the lot. Cassie is breaking out and pretty sick, the other are most a solid red. Baby is only a little broken out as yet. Bell gave Sidney a pail of sweet milk and some buttermilk. A man came from Parish selling clothes washers.
Hot. Sidney's birthday. He worked for Floyd all day. Maud and Lillian breaking out a little. Mora is out, she picked a few strawberries and we had shortcake for supper. She also caught a little wild gray rabbit. Mr. Willson came. I got 10# graham, 10# meal, 5# of gran. sugar and a can of red cross milk.
Rainy nearly all day, a lot of water fell, some thunder and lightening. Sidney went and helped Floyd draw us some wood first thing this morning. Went to school house to draw some map's, also to Bell's and got some buttermilk. Bell brought a pail sweet milk eve. Mora up all day, all the rest children are coughing but not breaking out yet.
Fair day, lightening last night but very little rain. Mrs. Fisher called a.m. Sidney cultivated for Floyd p.m. Maud had a headache a.m., ate no breakfast, better p.m. Mora did not get up or eat until dinner time. Look's bad, pretty weak. Mr. House came eve. got some curtains and *paris green.
Two nice showers did a lot of good. Sidney suffering a severe toothache. Bell Allen brought some milk over. I gave her some tomato plants and she gave me a few cabbage plants. I set them out in the garden, also set some tomatoes plants. I did quite a washing. Hazel Weaver brought some bananas and lemons.
Fair, rather cold wind. Chilly evening. Mora is much better, getting along fine. Sidney carried two bags potatoes home from Fred Cary's a.m. Went to Bisbo's p.m. brought home a few garden strawberries. the children got a few wild ones and we had a shortcake for supper. It was nice too.
Fair, with a nice shower p.m. Sidney finished hoeing the garden a.m. it looks fine. He also dress'd the turtle, it was full of eggs. Got 10# meal off of Willson. Mora is a little stronger, but still has a very raking cough. Mrs. Hazel Weaver called p.m. a little while.
Warm. Mora is quite sick awfully broken out today. Martin Fisher came eve. Sidney went home with him and got a turtle. Loyd Cole came a.m. wanted one to keep his two little boys as he and his wife had to go to Square to attend a lawsuit. He left them at House's. Rained last night. I planted a few early potatoes in garden.
Hot again today. Sidney and Maud finished the potatoes today and put on 1 hundred and 25# phosphate on them. Mora has been pretty sick all day, has measles alright, but it is a mystery where she got them. Memphis and Cassie got quite a few wild strawberries. Lillian has a stone bruise on her heel. Sidney and Maud went over to Cary's this eve. got a few potatoes and bargained for more. Borrowed lantern.