Tag Archives: farm life

November 8, 1902

I began husking today; corn is very poor and chaffy. This evening I went to Scranton for the girls (picking up his sisters from the train), have just got back now, 12 o’clock.

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November 6, 1902

A good day. I took Abbie to the train today; she bound for Glenwood; came home and began to repair the box of the old wagon to begin cribbing corn. Pa & Frank have been shingling the hoghouse.

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November 3, 1902

Has been a very chilly day the wind has blown steadily all day from the South. I went to Churdan today for shingles; brot out 3 thousand; also got glass for window.

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November 1, 1902

Nov. 1st. Has been a good day, however holy. I have spent most of the day on the pig-house and seem to have achieved very little. This evening it rained a little, and the air is so mild as to … Continue reading

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October 31, 1902

“Halloween” night. This has been a very dark day; the afternoon being quite rainy; a thin mist falling from the South East. I picked a small jag (wagonload) of corn in the North field this forenoon; found it of very … Continue reading

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October 27, 1902

A cool day with a slight frost this morning and a cold NWest wind blowing quite stiff all day. This forenoon I helped Lafe (Lafayette Cochran) at the bridge. (Pictured is the construction of the Cedar Creek Bridge, just on … Continue reading

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October 24, 1902

This morning I went down and helped on the bridge on Skunk Creek until noon, in the afternoon attended a meeting in Churdan the purpose of which was to determine the amm’t each phone was to pay to Central. (Town … Continue reading

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October 22, 1902

This forenoon we fenced the hay stacks and got the cattle into the meadows & in the P.M. went to Churdan by way of the south road. Asked W.L. Bates to pay the tax that is the second installment of … Continue reading

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October 20, 1902

This has been a fair day tho a high wind has blown all day and tho even it looked as if preparing for rain this forenoon. I helped Harve cover his shed & this P.M. brot in the fodder.

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October 16, 1902

Today has been fair. We finished the potatoes, the digging of them, this A.M. I put pokes (devices to keep sheep from pushing through a fence) on 13 of the sheep which were intent on crawling through the fences. The … Continue reading

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