Cloudy Ther. 30° Monday Jan. 1st Wind
Rather colder this morning and "feels like snow" John and Green Howard's boy brought us a 1 horse cart load of straw & took a load of manure to pay for it. Thomas or "Tom" Birch (a colored man from Warwick Miller's) was here for advice and medicine. I mended the horse blanket & did some cleaning up at the stable. Fanny Peirce brought Dora home towards evening. I walked up to the mill for the papers. Received a letter from Frederic Tyson and a calender (beautifully illustrated) from sister Mary.
Cloudy Ther. 30° Tuesday 2d Wind
Edward commenced going to school again at "Sherwood" John came between 10 & 11 o'clk to see about getting me some hay to last until Jno Bentley can haul the load. Willie engaged from him before he left for Va: John borrowed Jos. Stabler's one horse wagon & with "Frank" to it went to F. Downey's and brought us $2.00 worth of hay. I wrote to F Tyson . Sent by the 2 o'clk p.m. mail. I helped "John" put the hay (250 lbs) into the mow. Dora walked to "Ingleside" & to "The Cottage" to call. Philip Stabler's daughter "Jennie" called to see Dora during her absence. After supper Dora went with Edwd to the School House at "Sherwood" to see the furnace fire E having undertaken to attend to it for his tuition. Bro Chas called for a short time, having been at the insurance office.
Cloudy Ther. 30° Wednesday JAN. 3d 1894
Edwd was up & off to attend to the fires at "Sherwood" early this morning - coming home to breakfast & to feed the horse. Mrs: Ent sent a colored boy with a note for medicine & advice for "Henry". Cousin Hannah Chandlee came to spend the day with us. Bro: Richard called on his way from meeting. Afternoon Miss Mary Colt called for advice & medicine & took Cousin Hannah Chandlee home with her I gave Mrs Robison 50 cents to pay the boys for a days work cutting wood at the woodpile, they are to work 9 hours dividing the time as suits them best so that they keep us supplied with wood. Dora went with Edwd again down to the school house to see to the fires.
Cloudy Ther. 37° Thursday 4th
Cloudy & dull, damp & threatning. Dora went up to the insurance office to help them. "John" came & drove me down to Ashton, they having sent for me to go & prescribe for H. Ent. I went into the store & bought some medicine, groceries &c, "John" was here until after dinner. Dora came home at 4.30 p.m with a wretched headache. Fanny Peirce was here for advice & medicine for her father, who I fear is a "sick man." having a bad attack of "la grippe," with some unfavourable symptoms. If the weather will permit, I must see him tomorrow. After supper "Phil" & "Frank" went with Edwd: down to Sherwood to see after the fires.
Cloudy & Rain Ther. 35° Friday JAN 5th 1894 S.E.Wind.
Dark rainy disagreeable morning. Dora seems much better, and went up to the insurance office again. Fanny Peirce was here to say her father is "much better" today: which relieves me from feeling as if I should have driven up to see him, which would not be prudent in the rain. Afternoon Dr Brooke called & sat with me an hour or so. The weather cleared off towards evening.
Clear & Cloudy Ther. 35° Saturday 6th N.E. Wind.
Ernest Budd was here to see me. "Ents" sent up for me & I drove down to see him: also went into the store for some medicines &c. Edwd went with me to Ashton. "John" was here after I returned from Ashton. Afternoon Edwd went to "Cloverly" to take his music lesson. I walked up to the mill for the papers.