Hauled hay [p. 214]
Put handles in plow and with four horses went to the Basin, five miles from here, and plowed a strip of land on either side of the track as a pr[e]ventative against fire.
Made out monthly report and wrote A. F. Doremus, attended Stake Priesthood meeting &c.
Attended Sunday school and went with F. M. Lyman Jr. to E. T. to attend meeting as Home missionaries, called on Bro Vance in the evening.
Election Day Had charge of the east 1/3 of the people in town to see that they vote, picked apples for Casity.
Besides the regular work of the place, I watered poplars with city water, cleaned out and repaired coop and made simaller coops & shut up the chickens.
Had P. Nelson at work in orchard ditching. I worked among the grapes all day. [p. 215]
Tooele Worked among the grape vines pruning & weeding; helped Casity pick apples; weighed out fruit and took the Kelsey water at 4-15 PM. Went down to J. A. V.s after 7 P.M. and helped eat melon.
Attended to the irrigating, pruned and weeded grapes,
Attended School & meeting.
Irrigated weighed fruit &c.
Went down to vowles mill and helped unload a car of 25000 lbs of wheat I sold them.
Irrigated, repaired fence, worked water ditch through pasture and went & saw Swen Nelson about buying fruit.
Did the washing, went down to Linberg’s for shoes, & to Blacksmiths about repairing cart. Picked apples for Nelson & Casity
Attended to the regular work of the place, repaired gates & bridge. [p. 216]
Tooele City Attended to the regular work of the place, cleaned out the large ditch running through the yards, shaved bathed and with Alice and the baby took a walk to the post office and to store. Wheeled baby in carriage. The clouds began to gather in the evening.
With Mathias Nelson went as home missionaries to clover creek a distance of 18 miles to preach. Returned from Clover in the evening after meeting in a heavy rain storm which was had pretty generally all over the valley, the first for several months hence much appreciated; as every thing had become very dry, many fruit & shade trees having succumbed to the drouth, as well as much grain and vegetables. The storm continued at intervals during the night.
The morning cool and refreshing after the rain. Cloudy with an occasional sprinkling. The people rejoice and vegetation looks glad. Received letters from M. J. R. & A. F. Doremus, the former in regards to the purchase of his land; and the latter conveying the news of Grandpa [p. 217] Doremus’ death which transpired on the 14th instant. Had a card from Katie Grove, written from Farmington saying that Mother was recovering from a seviere attack of cholera morbeus. I attended to the regular work of the place & made and put in double head gates, cleaned out water ditches, sold 1/2 ton hay &c. Paid William Dunn for three wire doors and fastenings & putting them up $8.25 Cool night
Put in two head gates and cleaned out ditches
Worked all day on ditch leading to Apple orchard.
Worked all day on ditch to orchard. Took Alice for a ride in the evening, while I went to see Heywood & St Clair.
Took the water at 7.15 A.M. & used it five days Mended table, bedstead &c.
Irrigated & worked on ditch leading to the orchard.
Attended Sunday School & irrigated
Mrs Walters visited with us in afternoon and we called on Bro Vance in eve.
Nerva came in evening— [p. 218]
Tooele City We all enjoy health, the weather keept hot. Irrigated all day. Frank returned home, Nerva remains with us.
Received letter from Seney & money from Mother in form of check issued by Seney. Irrigated, and worked in apple orchard ditching. Sold 1000 feet lumber to Pocock.
Watered and ditched in Orchard, worked until dark. Letters from Myron & Fred.