1 August 1889 • Thursday
Hauled hay [p. 214]
2 August 1889 • Friday
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.
3 August 1889 • Saturday
Made out monthly report and wrote A. F. Doremus, attended Stake Priesthood meeting &c.
4 August 1889 • Sunday
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.
5 Aug 1889 • Monday
Election Day Had charge of the east 1/3 of the people in town to see that they vote, picked apples for Casity.
6 August 1889 • Tuesday
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.
7 August 1889 • Wednesday
Had P. Nelson at work in orchard ditching. I worked among the grapes all day. [p. 215]
8 August 1889 • Thursday
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.
9 August 1889 • Friday
Attended to the irrigating, pruned and weeded grapes,
10 August 1889 • Saturday
11 August 1889 • Sunday
Attended School & meeting.
12 August 1889 • Monday
Irrigated weighed fruit &c.
13 August 1889 • Tuesday
Went down to vowles mill and helped unload a car of 25000 lbs of wheat I sold them.
14 August 1889 • Wednesday
Irrigated, repaired fence, worked water ditch through pasture and went & saw Swen Nelson about buying fruit.
15 August 1889 • Thursday
Did the washing, went down to Linberg’s for shoes, & to Blacksmiths about repairing cart. Picked apples for Nelson & Casity
16 August 1889 • Friday
Attended to the regular work of the place, repaired gates & bridge. [p. 216]
17 August 1889 • Saturday
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.
18 August 1889 • Sunday
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.
19 August 1889 • Monday
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
20 August 1889 • Tuesday
Put in two head gates and cleaned out ditches
21 August 1889 • Wednesday
Worked all day on ditch leading to Apple orchard.
22 August 1889 • Thursday
Worked all day on ditch to orchard. Took Alice for a ride in the evening, while I went to see Heywood & St Clair.
23 August 1889 • Friday
Took the water at 7.15 A.M. & used it five days Mended table, bedstead &c.
241 August 1889 • Saturday
Irrigated & worked on ditch leading to the orchard.
25 August 1889 • Sunday
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]
26 August 1889 • Monday
Tooele City We all enjoy health, the weather keept hot. Irrigated all day. Frank returned home, Nerva remains with us.
27 August 1889 • Tuesday
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.
28 August 1889 • Wednesday
Watered and ditched in Orchard, worked until dark. Letters from Myron & Fred.