Thursday, October 22, 2009

October 22 thru 25, 1886

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Friday October 22, 1886 -- Henry, with Cad's help, goes on shingling the hog house. Omar helps Ansel Tyler do threshing, and Mills husks corn. Sarah goes to Bloods and checks the price of potatoes - 31 cents a bushel from Briglin.

Saturday, October 23, 1886 --- Omar starts plowing the North East field. He also helps with shingling some after dinner. He then takes a grist of feed for the horses to Naples for grinding. Jen goes to Bloods to pick up Elder Hibbard at the train station. Henry works on the hog house "nearly all day" and gets it pretty much done except for one course of shingles. Elder Hibbard stays overnight with them.

Sunday, October 24, 1886 --- They go to meeting in the morning and evening - not much additional detail.

Monday, October 25, 1886 --- Omar and Mills put up firewood in the wood house for the winter until around noon. They then put up a load of potatoes for Weld and Company. Henry has arranged to sell them 500 bushels to be delivered as soon as they can haul them to Bloods. According the the ledger entries from later in November, Henry has sold the 500 bushels at 33 cents a bushel -rather than the 31 cents a bushel offered by Briglin. He collects $165 from Weld and Co. for the potatoes - $100 on November 9th, and $65 on November 22nd. Sarah and Henry go to a surprise (party) in the evening at James Chapman's.

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