Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1 thru 4, 1886

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Wednesday, December 1, 1886 --- Bart takes another load of Barley to Briglin in Bloods. Jen goes to Bell Glover's wedding at noon. Henry goes to Ingleside and has blacksmith Avery set 4 shoes on Kitt, and also gets 2 1/4 gallons of kerosene. Sarah's oldest brother Harvey Hill comes to visit and stay overnight. Ira (?) Hines comes to visit too.

Thursday, December 2, 1886 --- Bart takes another load of barley - 1550 pounds - to Bloods. Sarah's brother stays until around 11 AM. Bart and Henry bank the house in the afternoon - (when I was a kid we banked the house with hay bales around the foundation -- not sure how they would have banked the house then?) Jen is altering her brown dress, and Mills has evidently had an encounter with a skunk! Mills and Cad move the chickens into the barn.

Friday, December 3, 1886 --- Bart takes another load of barley to Bloods - a total of 112 bushels of number 1 barley, for a total due of $67.50. Henry records that he is to get the $ tomorrow? (The #1 barley reference probably explains the two tier price system by which Henry was paid for the barley) Henry sends Bart with the balance due of $2.07 on the threshing to Ad Robinson. Henry and Bart clean up the barley screenings - chaff left over from the cleaning process --- yielding about 10 bushels that will be used for feed for the animals over the winter.

Saturday, December 4, 1886 --- Henry, with help from Bart and Mills, dress a beef in the forenoon. Sarah goes to Naples to arrange for Bart to room with Aunt Harriet. (Not sure who this is or why Bart will be rooming in Naples?) Sarah and Henry go to fellowship in the afternoon with a "goodly number' in attendance, and go visit Sister Simons afterward. In the evening they go to Grange.

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