S. L. City This being Brigham Young’s 99th birth day aniversary I went to the services at tabernacle though I was late and in after noon went to Salt air & attended the Services there. I walked up the Side Walk with Prest. Lorenzo Snow. Asked if a picture of Dr Willard Richards could have place in the temple. His reply was yes certainly. Staid at Sarahs at Night. Had a good visit with Mother & Seney & Saw Sister Nerva a few moments.
S L City I came home on morning train & Morgan’s hack did some writing, Went down to my west farm to See the grain & found it suffering from drouth.
Geo. had commenced to Cut the Lucern on Friday June 1, 1900. [p. 10]
Home I took my team and buggy and Prest H. S. Gowans accompanied me to E.T. where we attended School & meeting and at each spoke to the people present & bore testimony. Between School & Meeting went over to Bp Moss’ & administered Patriarchal blessing to his Grand Son Wm F. Moss. Copied same & left copy with him. Attended Conjoint Mutual meeting in Tooele in the evening. Geo. read the Inteligencer which he had edited & Nerva delivered a lecture on Authority.
Home The boys & I worked in the hay all day.
Continued hay making
Continued hay making & irrigated lot. finished the cutting & making of lucern hay & brought home two loads in evening.
Hauled four loads hay
Home I took family up to Angel’s grove in Middle Canyon it being the Sunday School outing. I also took Sister Marks, her Mother & Brother & Florence Fraser up by Special trip. Had an enjoyable time
Home Weather threatening & some rain but we hauled the 4
ore loads of hay just the same.
Home Weather cool last night pleasant today.
One of our calves died last night. I took team & carriage & went to Batesville Prest. & Bet[sy] Gowans & Mrs James Dunn accompanied me. We attended school & I talked We all went to Bp. Orme’s to dinner by request. Prest. Anderson also was at meeting. I occupied 40 min with freedom. [p. 11]
Cool at night. Warm days.
Home I started George to mowing my wheat on west farm for hay. The other boys & I finished the lucern hauling of which in all we had 15 loads.
Home I hauled two loads of wheat hay from west farm.
Rained in afternoon a few minutes
Home I hauled a load of wheat hay from west field & had two horses shoed (Sailer & Pete) Went to mill &c. Irrigated lot & furrowed out potatoes.
Home I hauled two four horse loads of wheat hay in basket rack from west field. Legrand & Joel assisted me & George continued the cutting. In the evening I wrote to My Mother & to Dr. H. J. Richards
Home Continued haying.
" "2 Took a load Of wheat hay to Prest Gowans on tithing acct.
Home I attended School, meeting & Circle Spoke about 30 min. in meeting Called to see Sister Sarah Adams who is sick, Alice accompanied me Bro. Marks & wife & mother-in-Law called on us in the evening. I accompanied Bp Atkin, by request, to see the Relief hall in view to decide how it shall be repaired whether by plastering or weather board.
Home Hauled hay turned in on tithing 3500 lbs.
Continued haying wheat hay.
I used irrigation water from 3 AM. & helped unload hay two loads in forenoon [p. 12] In afternoon not feeling well I let the boys go after hay & I fixed up the mower &c. Went to bed nearly sick.
Weather very hot 85° in house
Home I not feeling well remained in doors, wrote to Mother, to Bro. Fred & to Bro C. C. The the three boys went after hay with two wagons. tire run off one wagon & broke wheel. &c.
I hauled two loads hay in forenoon with Joel & Legrand’s help. In afternoon Geo McLaws helped me & we hauled two more loads. wheat hay from west field.
Hauled four loads hay & finished cutting and raking wheat with boys help & Geo McLaws. Paid Jno England $34.00 in hay on account.
Attended school here in Tooele & meeting at Lakeview & spoke 43 min at latter place. Had good freedom. Prest G. followed me.
Hauled four loads of hay from west field which finished the Wheat hay hauling. In the evening I attended a meeting of the Settlement Canyon water owners at which the board of Trustees were authorized to expend not to exceed $300. what means is necessary to secure our rights in Settlement Canyon.
Put header boxes on wagons & brought header & boxes from field & worked on same repairing.
Took the irrigating water at 3 A.M. Attended to the irrigating & repaired header.
Weather extremely warm.
Home I finished repairs on header & commenced heading wheat at my west field. Folks well. [p. 13]
Home Continued heading my grain
Weather cooler. Continued heading all day. Uncle Henry Robinson & wife and 3 of their children came by team