The following is a copy of the diaries that WILLIAM THOMAS SMITH made from 1884 through 1900.  We dont know when Tom Smith and his parents came to Berthoud.  Judging by an 1884 diary (the earliest we have found) they were here at that time, living together.  He homesteaded the 160-acre farm Northeast of Berthoud, Colorado but we have no date of his first working the place.  The 1884 diary starts with him visiting in Indiana from January 16 to February 21.  He began to plow sod on April 7, but there is nothing to indicate that it was the first sod he had plowed.
   From the diaries it is not certain which house is mentioned in certain building stages, but it seems that houses were in a couple locations before a house was built at the present site on the farm.  Nine children were born there and both parents died there.  The farm is now owned and farmed by a son, Herbert Smith.


1884

16 JAN Went to Logonsport and returned
25	Went to Logansport, bought harness and expressed it to Roann

10 Feb Went to Roann to church, then to W H Blacks
19	Left Roann for home, 1 ticket $40.15.  Stopped at Peru overnight via 
	Council Bluffs, Cheyanne to Berthoud, arrived Feb 21

7 Apr	Plowed sod afternoon
17	Went to Berthoud after fruit trees
20	Went to Sunnyside to preaching

2 Jun	Finished shingling and siding house
12	Worked on ditch from lake, finished 13th and began irrigating
16	Put box in dyke

24 Jul Put a foundation under house

9 Aug	Shut water out of lake after some wheat and barley was cut
12-15	Cut wheat, oats, barley, millet
16-18	Hauled barley, wheat
19-26	Stacked barley, wheat, millet, oats
29	Began irrigating for wheat and finished Sep 4

8 Sep	Started plowing for wheat and finished Sep 15
17	Finished leveling and started drilling wheat and finished the 20th
24	Sowed wheat he got from east
25	Looked for a machine to thresh
26-30	Threshed wheat, barley, oats

7 Oct	Dug potatoes and irrigated wheat
30	Hauled in load of corn
31	Husked corn

20 Nov Worked on coal house
24	Took Mother to Risleys

1885 

1 Jan	Hauled Barley to Berthoud, T T Hill hauled one load 40 sacks
2	Hauled barley, James hauled with 2 teames, Hills team took
	8 sacks
3	Went to Loveland in morning & to Longmont in afternoon.
	Mother fell in morning & broke her arm, stayed all night at
	T A Turners
4	Went to Isaac Runyans? & came home till noon, went to church
	at night
5	Salted straw stacks & cleaned out stables, Dr Cole came
	late in afternoon
6	Hauled 2 loads of maneur in morning & went to Berthoud in
	afternoon, sent off my brand to have it recorded cost $1.00
7	Went to Berthoud in morning settled with Joe Osborn $22, &
	with mahona & .. $11., Guy Johnson came in afternoon
8	Went to mountains after post & poles, got home after night
9	Drove young mare in morning & went to Bicharlas? afternoon.
	& got Curtices? post-Bar commenced on stable
10	Butchered one hog in morning & went to Berthoud afternoon
11	Went to Sunnyside to preaching
12	Bought 2 calves of W M Mann $10 each, brought them home
	and fetch in the old mare & colt & worked on stable
	afternoon, borrowed $50 of Amanda Smith
13	Boarded up the ends of stable
14	Went to Berthoud in morning & then to Loveland after timber
15	Sided up the stable, (let boar go to McIntyer)
16	Went to Phill Stewarts in morning & covered stable & put in
	mangers (20 below zero)
17	Hauled one llb of water & went to Berthoud
18	At home all day
19	Went to Sam Pya? in morning to look at some calves then to
	McLothlans & then home, got branding iron
20	In morning went to B B Torbes? & then started to Clarks &
	turned back, bought 12 bushels of seed wheat at 60 cts a bu
	$7.20 & went to Berthoud
21	Helped Phill Stewart shell corn till noon & worked around
	home afternoon
22	Berry Forbess & I shelled corn till noon & C B miller
	shelled afternoon & fetched one load home, paid for shelling
	$3.00
23	Helped L D Allen to shell corn all day
24	Helped L D Allen to shell corn, Lou Woodberry came
25	Stayed at home, Him Lee came afternoon
26	Hauled some shueks? & some corn from BB Forbess in moring
	& went to Erie afternoon for coal
27	Fetched load of coal from Erie, got home at night paid $2.00
28	Went to Berry Forbesses in morning & took a Load of corn &
	barley to Berthoud afternoon to get choped
29	Went to Longmont
30	Went to Berthoud after chop feed
31	Drove cate in forenoon and went to con? Clarkes after seed
	wheat afternoon

1 Feb	At home till noon & went to Sunday School afternoon
2	Went to Loveland to ditch meeting
3	Went to mountains after lumber & got 322 feet & some slabs
4	Came home from mountains
5	Nailed roof on stable & branded calves & colts
6	Went to Berthoud in morning & plowed some in afternoon,
	De France came up
7	Plowed some with young mare
8	At home all day, Peter Frantz? & wife came over & C R Skimer
	& wife came
9	Calf died in the evening
10	Hauled dead calf away in morning & made feed box afternoon
11	Went to Tom Barrs 
12	Piled out 3 loads of slabs & got one load of strips & boards
13	Came from the mountains with strips & boards
14	Took harrow to Berthoud to get one sec ironed & 40 teeth
	sharpened
15	Birthday, at home
16	Hauled manure, 6 loads & shucked corn afternoon
17	Worked on stable in morning & went to Berthoud afternoon &
	got my harrow
18	Painted harrow in morning & went to Berthoud afternoon &
	to Loveland at night
19	Hauled 6 loads of manure & 1 barrel of water
20	Went to Hughes & Lees in morning & to B Forbess? after shucks 
	& hauled maneur afternoon, bought a calf of Lee for $10.
21	Went to Berthoud in morning & husked corn afternoon
22	Went to Sunnyside to preaching & sunday school
23	Worked on lake fence, set it back on the line
24	Stretched wire north of lake & one wire south of lake in
	forenoon & drug the wire away afternoon, heffer with the bull
25	Went to Berthoud in morning & vitrioled? wheat afternoon
26	Went to T P Barrs
27	Hauled out 2 loads of slabs & strips & got one load of wood
28	Come home with wood

1 Mar	Drove to the widow Sewarts? in morning and evening
2	Went to Berthoud in morning and then to Loveland
3	Went to Longmont and then to Berthoud and home
4	Husked corn till noon and surveyed ditch and branded
	heifer and calf after noon
5	Built hen house in fore noon and went to Dr Millers
	after noon
6	Went to Berthoud with feed and then after wood. Bought
	a calf for $40.00
7	Went to Berthoud after chop? in fore noon and to
	Beasons after noon
8	Went to Lenarterly? meeting at Highland Lake and
	to Beasons for dinner
9	Made cavner? for harrow and plowed some in morning and
	leveled corn ground and harrowed in afternoon. Son? lost
	his pigs
10	Plowed till noon and harrowed after noon in corn ground
11	Plowed all day
12	Plowed 3 rounds and commenced raining. Plowed some after
	noon
13	Plowed all day
14	Plowed till noon. Leveled ground after noon and went to
	A Beesons after instrument. Paid $20.00
15	Went to Sunnyside to Sunday school
16	Drilled wheat
17	Finished drilling 13 1/2acres of wheat and plowed after
	noon
18	Plowed all day
19	Plowed and Harrowed
20	Plowed all day and harrowed till noon
21	Plowed some in fore noon and after noon
22	Went to Sunnyside to Preaching
23	Went to Bery Forbeese? in morning and to Allens. Got
	2 points sharpened. Leveled top of nole? and plowed
	after noon
24	Leveled ground and drilled wheat
25	Plowed all day. Young sow hurt her back
26	Plowed for wheat in Barley ground
27	Went to Berthoud in morning and got names on road petition
	after noon
28	Went to Longmont. Borrowed $30. Bought clover and Timothy
	seed
29	Stayed at home
30	Plowed and harrowed
31	Plowed in millet ground. Went to see Richards

1 Apr	Plowed all day
2	Plowed all day
3	Plowed. Went to T.T.? hills after plow point
4	Plowed all day
5	Went to Johnsons
6	Drilled wheat and clover seed
7	Drilled in morning and harrowed after noon
8	Harrowed in fore noon and harrowed garden after noon
9	Went to Berthoud fore noon and after scraper at Lus?
	after noon
10	Scraped some in handy ditch till noon and hauled post from
	around lake and took colts on creek after noon
11	Went to Loveland in morning and took the old mare on the
	creek after noon
12	Went to Sunnyside to Preaching and to Kirbys for dinner
13	Drove heiffer to Pullians in morning and drilled oats after
	noon
14	Finnished drilling oats and barley and harrowed oats once
15	Went to Longmont and bought shoes and socks and dindigs?
16	Surveyed ditches in winter wheat in fore noon and made 
	thina? after noon
17	Went to Richards in fore noon and butchered one hog after
	noon
18	Cut up hog and made sausage till noon and took sausage
	grinder home and scraped on lake ditch after noon
19	At home till noon and went to Weavers after noon
20	Shoveled on ditch till noon and plowed on ditch in Broots?
	field after noon
21	Made division box for lake ditch. Killed 2 ducks
22	Went to Berthoud and after noon covered wagon shed
23	16 inches of snow fell. Went to Berthoud after noon and
	got some coal
24	Washed quilts till noon and oiled harness after noon
25	Washed quilts till noon and went to Berthoud after noon
26	Went to Sunnyside in morning and to F.H. Stewarts after noon
27	Went after J.T.? Stewarts corn sheller and shelled corn
28	Took corn and barley to Berthoud to have ground and stopped
	at Lees for dinner. Shelled some more corn
29	Shelled 300 lbs of seed corn for Ves Lee?. Killed one duck
	after noon
30	Went to Berthoud in morning after chop and plowed some after
	noon and dug some post holes. Heiffer with C

1 May	Plowed for C.B. Miller
2	Plowed for C.B. Miller
3	Went to Sunnyside to Preaching.  Y.W. Fesler? and wife came
	for dinner
4	Plowed for corn. Young heiffer with calf
5	Went to Berthoud after noon. Took 16 1/2 dox of eggs
6	Fixed fence in morning and worked grapevine after noon
7	Chored
8	Went to Berthoud in morning and hunted cattle after noon
9	Fixed fence till noon and went to Bunyans after noon
10	At Bunyans all day and night
11	Went to Longmont from Bunyans and from Yint? to Berthoud
	and home
12	Surveyed for David Weaver
13	Finished surveying for Weaver in morning and broke sod for
	H.D. Hughes after noon
14	Broke sod
15	Finished breaking sod till 8 oclock. Went to Berthoud after
	noon and after seed oats to drishes? on creek
16	Plowed all day. Young cow had calf
17	At home all day
18	Plowed all day and finished
19	Marked out corn ground and sowed oats and millet. Sold one
	side meat to B. Wygal? $1.98
20	Harrowed all day
21	Plowed garden till noon and went to Berthoud after noon.
	Insured house and horses, wagons and harnes $500 ?
22	Went to Greeley and returned in after noon with B.Y. Forbess
23	Hunted colts and calf, found all. At Lees
24	Went to Sunnyside to Sunday school and Preaching
25	Worked on ditch in Knotts field with team. T A
26	Worked on ditch with team till noon and put fence cross Handy
	after noon. Old sow had calf
27	Shoveled some on ditch in fore noon and planted some potatoes
	after noon on H.D. Hughes place 
28	Surveyed in fore noon for A.A. Knott and hauled straw on dyke
	after noon
29	Plowed garden till noon and went to Berthoud after noon
30	Went to Longmont Dicoratifon ? dry
31	Went to Sunnyside. G.W. Tesler preached

1 Jun	Commenced irrigating winter wheat
2	Irrigated
3	Irrigated
4	Irrigated
5	Irrigated
6	Finished irrigating winter wheat and also spring wheat with
	clover and took young mare to Mcleorres? and stayed at
	Runyans? all night
7	Went to Sunday school to church and to Runyans for dinner
	and thence home after noon
8	Went to Berthoud in morning and surveyed ditch for David
	Weaver
9	Cut grass in yard till noon and went to B.F. Forbesses?.
	Surveyed ditches in field
10	Plowed out ditches till noon and plowed in garden after
	noon.  Will Runyan was hear for dinner
11	Surveyed for Wm Runyan and co.
12	Irrigated wheat
13	Went to Berthoud in morning and irrigated after noon
14	Went to Sunnyside to preaching and H mayes? and S Kirny?
	was baptized.  Johnsons was hear for dinner
15	Irrigated
16	Took calves to H.D. Hughes and went to Berthoud. Irrigated.
	Hankins took dinner
17	Irrigated
18	Irrigated
19	Irrigated. Hankins took dinner
20	Finished irrigated barly oats  A? in morning and rode
	down on creek after noon.  Emma Lee came in  after noon
21	Went to Sunnyside to preaching. Took Emma Lee home after noon
22	Put bridge over Strykers ditch and went to Berthoud after
	coal till noon and irrigated garden after noon
23	Made frame for flowers till noon and plowed ditches shut
	after noon
24	Went to Berthoud in morning after Mahans? folks. Harrowed
	corn after noon and took the folks to town
25	Surveyed ditches for fintons till noon and helped Jake
	Welty to rais horse after noon
26	Took cows on creek and got Puilians? Buul
27	Went to Longmont
28	Went to P.S. Frantys
29	Went to Hughes after some chickens in fore noon and put
	wire arround calf pasture after noon
30	Plowed garden

1 Jul	Started to McLeories? and could not cross creek. Went
	to Longmont and home
2	Hoed in gardon
3	Hoed in garden
4	Went to Longmont and to McCories after mare and thence
	to church.  Stayed at Hygiene all night. Mare took horse
5	Went to church and to Runyans for dinner and thence home
6	Irrigated clover and wheat
7	Looked after mare and colts and went to Berthoud. Courrier
	and wife and Mary Shoemaker came in morning
8	Went to Berthoud. Pullian came after bull
9	Commenced to irriagte late oats
10	Irrigated oats
11	Finished irrigating oats and went to Berthoud after noon.
	Bought one 6 galon jar
12	Went to sunnyside, Harry preached
13	Set up reaper
14	Went to Loveland in morning and took Ida Shilenbergar? to
	Ullerys.  Irrigated garden
15	Repaired reaper and went after some millet to Jake Weltys
16	Look after yearling. Went to Berthoud. Had young mare shoed
	in front (.50cts)
17	Chopped weeds in corn
18	Went toLongmont after repairs for reaper
19	Went to Berthoud in morning and to Sunnyside. Tesler
	preached.  Winger came for dinner
20	Cut wheat. Jake commenced at 9 oclock and quit at 5. 3/4 day
21	Cut wheat. Jake worke a full day
22	Cut wheat. Jake all day
23	Cut wheat till noon and went to Berthoud after noon and to
	Urays?. Grant died at 8:30AM.  Jake till noon
24	Plowed ditches full till noon and cut wheat on ditch bank
	after noon
25	Sowed turnip seeds and went to Bill Finches
26	Went to Ullerys
27	Fined? to stack wheat till noon and stacked 2 loads after
	noon. Jake commenced at 3 oclock
28	Stacked all day. Jake helped with horse
29	Stacked wheat till 4 oclock.  Jake helped with horse
30	Stacked wheat all day. Jake and horse
31	Stacked wheat finished after supper.  Jake and horse

1 Aug	Went to Berthoud and to Pullians till noon and went on
	the creek after noon
2	Went to Sunday school at Sunnyside to preaching
3	Took cows on creek and went to Berthoud. Young cow and
	her calf with calf
4	Cut oats till noon and some wheat after noon
5	Went to B.J. Forbess and got 600ft of lumber and hauled
	some manure
6	Hauled manure till noon and cut wheat after noon
7	Cut wheat for Jake Welty. He furnished one horse 2/3 day
8	Cut wheat for Jake Welty till noon and for me after noon.
	Horse all day and he 1/2 day
9	Went to Sunnyside. Prestons and Harry was hear for dinner
10	Cut wheatr and 2 rounds of barley. Jake and horse all day
11	Finished cutting barley and finished cutting wheat. Went to
	Berthoud after twine. Jake and horse
12	Cut oats and millet till 5 and cut wheat for Jake Welty
	after supper. Put in bridge for Knott. Jake 2/3 and horse
	all day
13	Cut wheat for Jake Welty till noon and stacked wheat for me
	after noon. Jake 1/2 and horse all day
14	Stacked wheat for me till 10 oclock and cut wheat for Jake
	after noon.  Jake 1/2 and horse all day
15	Cut wheat for Jake all day.  Horse all day
16	Went to Sunnyside. Fesler preached in morning and Wanock?
	at night
17	Cut wheat for Jake Welty
18	Cut wheat for Jake till noon and stacked for him after noon
	with team
19	Stacked for Jake with team all day
20	Stacked for Jake till 9 oclock and stacked for me till 5 
	oclock
21	Raked fall wheat stubble till noon and went to Loveland
	after noon
22	Raked wheat till noon and stacked after noon. Jake helped
23	Went to Sunnyside and to Berthoud after noon
24	Finished stacking wheat at night.  Jake all day
25	Went to Berthoud and then to Loveland
26	Raked stubble till noon and cut millet after noon. Jake
	helped 1/2 day
27	Went to Pullians after calf and did not find him. Jake
	raked stubble after noon till supper
28	Cut millet and raked stubble till noon and stacked wheat
	for Jake after noon
29	Stacked for Jake all day
30	Went to Wnigers?.  Alf Osborns house burned
31	Stacked oats for me till 3 oclock and stacked wheat for
	Jake till night


1 AUG	Went to Berthoud and stacked for Jake after noon
2	Cut oats for Jake till 3 oclock and stacked wheat till night
3	Stacked wheat for Jake all day and finished
4	Hauled one load of rakings and went to Berthoud till noon.
	Plowed out ditches and helped haul rakings. Jake worked 2/3
	day with hors
5	Irrigated all day
6	Went to H D Hughes
7	Put yoke on heifer and went ot Berthoud till noon and
	irrigated after noon
8	Irrigated
9	Finished irrigating stubble
10	Helped Jake to stock millet till noon with ? horse and cut
	oats for him after noon
11	Cut oats for Jake till noon and went to Pulliamsafter calf
	and wheat
12	Went to S Wilsons in morning and also in evening and
	fetched the heifer home.  Vitrioled wheat and sowed till noon
	and plowed some after noon
13	Went to Sunnyside to sunday school.  Griff and Rosa Zweck and
	Ella Turner came
14	Went to Tom Barrs after poles and post and cut them all but 8
15	Came from Mountains
16	Cut oats for Jake till 10 oclock ? horse and plowed after 
	noon.  Old cow with Bill
17	Worked on granery.  C B Miller plowed
18	Cut oats till noon and went to Berthoud after coal.  Jake
	helped from 8 oclock till noon with horse.C B M plowed
19	Went to Longmont and to cornunion meeting.  Went to town at
	night
20	Went to church and to Runyans for dinner
21	4 baptized.  Went to district meet and to town and home
22	Went to B T Forbesses after lumber and worked on granery.
	Red cow with bull
23	Worked on granrie and went to Berthoud
24	Worked on granery and went to Berthoud after sacks to
	thresh pyec?  Machine came at night. Sam Wilson plowed 
	after noon 
25	Thrached 124 of defiance off of 7 3/4 acres.  Sam
	Wilson plowed nearly all day
26	Finished threshing wheat and oats till noon and went
	to Berthoud after noon.  Had my grain insured
27	Went to St Vrain church and to Hygiene for dinner
28	Plowed and cut corn and went to Berthoud after flour
29	Hauled 2 loads of oats
30	Went to Loveland in fory noon and cut corn after noon

1  Oct	Cut corn till noon and hunted for yearling after noon
2	Plowed all day
3	Worked roads
4	Went to Hughes? after noon. Teacher commenced to board
5	Hauled wheat for Sam Wilson
6	Hauled wheat for Sam Wilson and paid Pulliam for seed
	wheat and calf pasture
7	Stacked oats till noon, Hill furnished one hand and
	I worked for Hill after noon
8	Irrigated till noon and worked for T T Hill after noon
9	Stacked corn fodder till noon and millet after noon, 3/4
	day, Jake helped.  I helped Jake with team 1/4 day
10	Went to Longmont and had some picture taken.  Went to
	church after noon and to J R Masons at night
11	Went to church and to Rynyans for dinner and then home
12	Helped Jake to thresh with team and took one load to
	Berthoud
13	Took one load to Beathoud till noon and plowed oats 
	ground after noon
14	Plowed all day.  Jake plowed with team
15	Sowed wheat and harrowed
16	Irrigated timothy till noon and hunted heifer and colts
	after noon
17	Went to Berthoud in morning
18	Went to Sunnyside.  no preaching or Sunday school
19	Plowed millet ground.  Fesders? came to hunt
20	Plowed till noon and hauled oats for Fintons after noon
	$1.50
21	Went to TP Barrs after slabs.  Got horses shod in front
22	Came from mountains
23	Plowed till noon and went to Hughes after potatoes
24	Went to Longmont.  Took wheat and got flour sacks
25	Went to Sunnyside, no preaching
26	Run colts in pasture and plowed
27	Plowed
28	Plowed
29	Went to Erie after coal, got 2800lbs $3.50
30	Came from Erie with coal
31	Went to Berthoud after noon. Emma Lee came home with me

1  Nov	At home all day.  Sam Caywood came after noon
2	Hunted calf hr? morning and put roof on coal house
	after noon
3	Filled sacks with wheat in morning and went to Berthoud 
	after noon
4	Went to Longmont and took wheat and got flour and coal
5	At home, snowed all day
6	Went to Berthoud in morning.  Got plow points.	Nat came
	from Oregon
7	Went to Longmont and to church and to T A Turners at night
8	At church and went to Turners for dinner
9	Hauled 2 loads of wheat to Berthoud.  One scaled 57 and 
	the other 55 lbs
10	Hauled one load of wheat to Berthoud and hauled some
	coal for Makan and Rowen
11	Hauled 17 sacks of wheat to Berthoud till noon.  Settled
	with Jake Welty
12	Settled with Sam Wilson, he owes me $4.75. Paid Sam Rye
	$53.40.  Worked on hen house
13	Helped T T Hill to thresh
14	Went to Berthoud in morning and settled with W L Finton
	$10.00.  Went to C R Skinners
15	Went to Sunnyside to preaching.  Fisler Preached.  Newton
	Glick and Peter Frantz for dinner
16	Went to Hygine to the sale
17	Went to T P Bars after slabs
18	Fetched load of slabs
19	Went to T P Barrs and loaded up with alabs and slats and
	14 post and 1 pole
20	Came from mountians
21	Husked corn and worked on hen house
22	Went to Sunnyside .  Harry preached in forenoon and 
	Vananchen? at night
23	Went to Longmont and to Sunnyside at night
24	Went to T P Bars after wood and got one pole
25	Came from Bars with wood
26	Fixed coal house wall
27	Finished hen house
28	Went to longmont, got buggie paint
29	Went to Sunnyside to W B Quarterly meeting
30	Went to Barrs after wood

1  Dec	Fetched wood from Barrs and hauled 1 deer for fisher to
	Berthoud
2	Set post around coral
3	Washed buggie and painted sliegh
4	Painted buggie
5	Went to Loveland till noon and plowed for dike after noon
6	Went to Sunnyside, Harry? preached
7	Plowed at lake till noon
8	Scraped on dike
9	Scraped on dike
10	Scraped on dike
11	Scraped on dike till
12	Went to Longmont and to church.  Forney? preached.  House
	burned in town.  Went to Leedys.  Got $20.00 of Mahan and 
	Rowen
13	Went to church and Bunyans
14	Came home, stoped in Longmont
15	Scraped on dyke
16	Scraped on dyke
17	Scraped on dyke till noon and took some wheat to Berthoud
	after noon but could not sell it and I left it at P Turners
	over night
18	Took some wheat to Longmont.  Got 70 cts
19	Went to Longmont and to church at night and to Frank Bashors
	at night.  Young heiffer had calf
20	Went to Sunnyside, Fesler preached
21	Scraped on dyke.  Went to Berthoud at night to preaching.
	T A Turner came home with me
22	Went to Berthoud till noon and worked in shed after noon
23	Went to Stewarts and Prestons and Allens and fixed fence
	after noon
24	Went to C B Millers and to Berthoud at night
25	Went to Ullerys? and took John Forney to Longmont
26	Hauled manure till noon and butchered one hog after noon
27	Went to St Vrain church and to Runyans for dinner and 
	stayed at McLeorys all night
28	Went to Longmont and thence mome
29	Hauled manure
30	Went to Emersons coal bank and back to P S Frantzs till night
31	Got home till noon and made feed boxer after noon

Other entries in back of diary...
	Loaned to W H SMith Nov 17 1885  $17.00
	I worked for Jake 5 1/2 days, one horse for Jake 7 1/2 days
	  Jake worked for me 17 1/2 days, one horse for me 15 2/3
	    days.  Diference in favor of Jake  11 3/4 days and
		horse 8 3/4 days 
	Owe to W H Smith on plow $12
	Let Jake Welty have 1235 lbs of barley for twice the 
	  amount of corn



1886

3 Jan	Amanda took Mary Willimson to Uringers school house, Pa came
	from mountains
6	Got corn from S Wilson for 65cts per cwt
7	23deg below zero
8	Sold I N Stewart 50 bu of wheat at 70 cts a bushel
9	Pd $13.75 in Greeley for taxes:  $10 for last 1885 assessment
	on 4 shares of ditch stock

2 Feb	Went to Berthoud on horseback in morning, drove in
	sleigh to Loveland in PM
6	Went to Longmont and had lake and ditch chartered
9	Went to Boulder with hog and butter-hog at 3 1/2cts
	per lb; butter 20cts.  Stayed all night at V W McCorys
10	On way home got sack of sugar (100lbs) at Berthoud for $8.75

13 Mar Sowed blue grass seed in pasture
16	Plowed sod
19	Cost 5cts per 100lbs to get seed wheat screened	in Berthoud

29 May Home supply dyke broke

26 July Went to Berthoud and bought lots. Nov 6 paid Peter Turner for 2 lots

21 Aug Started cistern; finished walling and put in bottom Nov 24.
	Cemented 25th, washed Dec 6th and 7th

5 Nov	Hauled two loads of wheat to Berthoud at 95cts per
	hundred weight-$22.65?
22	Bought 4 tons of hay from B F Forbes for $5 per ton

13 Dec Bought champion mower with Jake Welty-$16.25 each


1887

18 Jan Worked at cistern platform; laid a wall to cistern Feb 21
25	Sold oats at $1.00 per cwt

16 Feb Sold wheat at $1.00 per cwt

12 Apr Got a setting of turkey eggs from Mrs. Lee
23	Set out some fruit trees
30	Stuck cottonwoods in Handy ditch

4 May	Pumped water out of cistern and filled it at night
12	Potatoes to george Mason-88lbs for $1.32
19	Rented 6 shares of Handy Ditch Stock at $5.00 per share
20	Worked out road tax

12 Jun Went to Lakeview school to church
16	Sold 6 calves for $88.00
20	Bought 2 colts for $70.00 and traded 2 mares for
	top buggy
21	Sold 1 calf for $10 to Jake
29	Mother went to Hendershatts?

12 Jul Boght 1 set harness for $28.00

12 Aug Matt Barr and family arrived at Berthoud

6 Oct	Cleaned cistern and filled it; white washed house
23	Went to Mrs George Wilsons funeral

8 Nov	Clerked at election for $2.50
21	Lers? Crow funeral

8 Dec	20 sacks of wheat to Longmont at $1.40 per cwt


1888

6,7 Jan 14degress below zero
10	Received back on taxes $13.20
13	Blizzard began to blow from NE 
14-18	18 below 0
15	33 below
16	14 below

3 Feb	Went to Lyceum at Sunnyside; 264 feet of flume broke down over dry creek
6	Attended Ditch meeting; pd $4.00 as 1/3 int on assessment of ditch stock
16	Bought set single harness for $10.00; spool of	wire and
	staples $5.70; 15yds calica at 7cts per yd, $1.05
18	Hauled 2 loads of stone to headgate
22	Burned 2 straw stacks

20 Mar Filled cistern
30	Plowed with 3 horses for first time

11 Apr Pa and Mothers 50th wedding anniversary: 65 persons
	present
19	Plowed with Sulky till 3 oclock and horses ran away and
	broke plow: set out strawberries
24	sold John Lee Sulky plow for $8.00; set out fruit trees

8 May	Some frost
18	Went to Greeley with H F Stewart and B F Forbess to make proof of my claim
19	Make proof of claim and took stage to LaSalle for
	the east. Left Lasalle at 10:10AM. Left Julesburg at 4PM
20	Arrived at C. Bluffs at 8:30AM. Left at 9AM
22	Arrived at North Manchester 2:30AM and went to Roann
	(IND) overnight (Apparently went there for a church
	meeting); visted around Roann, Logansport, Peru, etc,
	for 5 weeks

1 Aug	Left Logansport for Virginia; arrived at Huntington at
	dark next day and at Roanoke Late the next day.
	Visited in Virginia until Oct 23.  Went to see these
	people:  Norman Kesler; Anthony Kesler; Oty Wrays;
	Woodfin? Kesler; Ezra Ray; Dave Peters; Robert Bush;
	Aunt Judy Showalter; Abram Barnhart; Johnathan Peters;
	Harvey	Peters; Samuel Peters; Flory; Mrs Adkins;
	Riley Frontz; James Montgomery; Stephen Boon; Stover
	girls; George Barnhart; Tuck Perdue; Jube Doren; Seth
	Kesler; Tas Abshir; Aunt Matilda Powell; Aunt Rachel
	Overfelt; George Johnson; Wm R Johnson; Otes Wright;
	Wm Luray; Josephine Meadow; Cousin Thomas Smith; Aly
	Wright; Thomas Richardson; Irwin Wray; Joe Wray;
	Thomas Taylor, Ote Kesler, George H Boon, Mrs Marth
	Boon.
	(Stirred a lot of Apple butter!)

23 Oct Left Roanoke Va and arrived at Logansport, Ind Oct 25
26	Bought set of harness for $32.00
27	Bought suit of clothes and hat for $22.25
29	Packed barrel of fruit to send home by express.  Left
	Logansport for home.  Ticket cost $32.15.
31	Stopped at Gardon City, Kansas overnight with brother	N H Smith

2 Nov	Arrived in Denver and on to Berthoud (ticket $2.10). Express on fruit $12.25
16	Went to Berthoud, got 14yds calico for $1.14
26	Went to Loveland to Mary Ann Lake ditch meeting.
	Bargained for 3 shares of ditch stock of Frank Goodwin

8 Dec	Gave $180.00 note to H B Harter for 3 shares of ditch	stock
12	Bought sack of flour for $3.00 (100lbs)
19	Sold calf for 6cts a pound $6.00


1889 

1 Jan	Came from mountains with load of wood. Sun in eclipse 4P.M.
2	Moulded butter till noon, shucked corn after noon
3	Drove to Greeley and paid my Tax for 1888 $6.65. Took 
	Petition for road
4	Went to Berthoud in Buggie. Pa went to mountains and took
	10 lbs of butter to Berthoud. Richard Wilson came in 
	evening and stayed over night
5	Went to S. Wilsons and to Berthoud
7	Went to Berthoud in morning. Chored after noon. Mother
	went to Matt Barrs in morning
8	Butchered one hog. Chored. Went by Matt Barr for salt
9	Shucked some corn & C & C
10	Drove to Longmont
11	Helped to wash till noon. Husked some corn after noon
12	Went to S. Wilsons and to Berthoud till noon. Husked 
	corn and chored
13	J. R. Ullery and wife came on visit
14	Went to Berthoud in morning
15	Husked some corn
16	Went to Berthoud and took 8 lbs of butter. Husked some
	corn after noon.  Fly lost colt in morning
17	Took coyote chase. Jake Welty and John Stryker returned
	from Iowa
18	Hauled 2 loads of straw in morning. Drove to Berthoud
	after noon
19	Husked corn till noon and drove to Berthoud after noon.
	Took 7 doz eggs at 20cts per doz $1.40
20	Wrote a letter to VA
21	Went to Berthoud and sent for Vitalizer. Went to Strykers
	at night
22	Went to lake where Ben and Sherman Hicks were cutting ice
23	Went to Berthoud in morning and worked at headgate some in
	afternoon
24	Drove to Berthoud till noon and went to S. Wilsons after noon.
	(he not at home) Went to Jake Weltys at night, Jake got his
	back hurt with corn. Wrote letter to W.T. Smith (Wyatt)
25	Went to see how Jake was in morning early and chored
26	Drove to Berthoud till noon in buggie. Made brake blocks
	after noon for wagon
28	Went to S. Wilsons in morning. Set one post at lake in
	afternoon. Mrs Lee and Emma paid us a visit
29	Went to Berthoud in morning. Helped George Lee to kill
	one hog in afternoon
30	Helped to wash till noon. Fixed some fence at lake
	after noon. Scraped some dirt in lake ditch
31	Hauled one load of ice for S. Wilson till noon

1 Feb	Rode to Berthoud and home till noon. Husked some corn
	after noon. Hughs and Weidman Law Suit
2	Hauled 2 small loads of straw till noon. Drove to
	Berthoud after noon and got box Vitalizer
3	Drove to Berthoud to preaching in fore noon and to
	Sunnyside in afternoon
4	George Lee and Matt Barr came
5	Went to Berthoud till noon, Joseph Weidsman came 
	after noon
6	Went to Berthoud after noon and got some flour and graham
7	Drove corn to Berthoud and received cash $10.00 weight 1134
	Went to S. Wilsons afternoon and to Strykers.  Wrote letter
	to Da? Smith & to Hotchkiss, Rose Zweck came and got 
	medicine for Mrs Knott $1.25
8	Went to S. Wilsons in morning and to Berthoud.	Mrs Hughs
	and Mrs Skinner and Mrs Stewart and Mrs Preston came
9	Went to Berthoud after noon and paid for flour which
	I bought on the 6th $3.15
10	Uncle Larkin came for dinner and Griffin stayed overnight
11	Went to Loveland in morning and got road viewer notices and
	posted them. Moved some corn in granery after noon
12	Went to S. Wilson in morning and Berthoud after noon
13	Went to Hans Petersons in morning and traded horses and
	harrowed some after noon. Picked up some cuckle-burrs
14	Drove to Berthoud in morning and plowed some in afternoon.
	A.H. De France came and made arrangements concerning lake
	and road. Got 100 bushels of wheat for 4 acres of ground
16	Walked to Berthoud. Martindale paid me in full for 
	cow. Sent Patson and Shoesker bal on account. Sent deed
	to De France for 4 acres of land in lake on N E corner
19	Two viewers came. Stryker and Hughes took dinner
20	Went to Berthoud 2 times. Took some corn and had it
	ground for meal
21	Went to Longmont and got some coal $3.05. Got a stick of
	hard wood 50cts
22	Done some work in stable till noon. Patched some sacks
	after noon and wrote W.H. Smith letter
23	Went to Berthoud with Fred Bein. Received my boots from
	VA
24	M W Barr and family came. Wrote letter to C
25	Hauled some straw to stable till noon and hauled 10 sacks
	of wheat to Berthoud after noon from A.H. De Frances
26	Hauled 2 loads of wheat to Berthoud
27	Drove to Quincey Williamsons and got 10 sacks of Blounts
	no. 10 wheat at $1.15 per bushel. Fetched chop home
28	Drove to Berthoud and got my 10 sacks of seed wheat till
	noon an plowed after noon. Got 50cts worth of vitriol

1 Mar	Harrowed nearly all day
2	Finished harrowing below lake ditch and cultivated some
	across E end of potatoe patch
3	Wrote letter to Thos. Abshire
4	Drove to Longmont and had 2 points pointed and sharpened
	and got 2 bits
5	Got C.E. Carpenters drill and commenced to drill about
	11 oclock. May Preston got bottle of medicine
6	Drilled wheat all day. Mrs Stryker for dinner
7	Drilled wheat all day and finished below lake ditch 23 3/4
	acres, Kate and Bertie Johnson came at night
8	Drove to C.E. Carpenters and got 20 bushels of wheat at $1.10
	per bushel. Harrowed after noon
9	Drilled 8 1/4 acres wheat and hauled in some straw for
	bedding
10	Drove to St Vrain to church and to Keslers for dinner
	and to Peter Turners for supper
11	Harrowed wheat in potatoe ground and for wheat next to
	pasture
12	Drove to Berthoud after vitriol and after noon cultivated
	corn ground
13	Cultivated till noon and drilled after noon
14	Finished drilling fallow ground till 3oclock when it
	commenced to rain, 11 3/4 acres,  43 3/4 acres
15	Took drill home in morning and harrowed the rest of the
	day with 2 till noon and 3 after noon
16	Finnished harrowing till noon and went to Berthoud
	after noon
17	Some water run out of lake. Wrote letter to C
18	Plowed and harrowed
19	Went to Berthoud till noon and got some seed wheat
	harrowed after noon
20	Harrowed till noon and went to J.B. Bashors after noon
21	Went to Prestons in morning and then to Berthoud
22	Went to S. Wilsons in morning and to Berthoud after noon
	Paid Enoch Williamson balance on seed wheat $12.50
23	Went to Berthoud till noon and took alfalfa seed to Berry
	Forbess and then to Loveland. Samuel Wilson gave me note
	and Chattle mortage on 110 acres of wheat and 3 head of steers
	and one hores
24	Went to Sunyside after noon
25	Drove to Longmont and borrowed $4.00 of D. Mahany? to
	Oct 1st, 89 at 15% for S. Wilson
26	Rode to Berthoud till noon and plowed some after noon
27	Plowed with three horses
28	Took 2 points to Uncle L. (Larkin) to have sharpened.
	Plowed some after noon
29	Plowed till noon and butchered 2 hogs till 3 oclock
	and plowed some till night. R. B. Forbess bought one hog 165#
30	Plowed all day. Received a pair of boots from Amanda
31	Went to Sunnyside in morning. Fesler preached. Drove
	to Ullerys after noon

1 April Plowed. Let Grif have check for $35.00
2	Plowed all day. T.P. Barr came at night
3	Plowed till noon and took plow shares and had them sharpened
4	Plowed all day
5	Plowed all day
6	Drove to Longmont and then to church and went to see Mrs
	Leedy and went to Bunyans to stay over night
7	Drove to church and took dinner with Ben Miller and drove
	to the "Home" to social meeting and stay overnight
8	Returned home till ten oclock and plowed some after noon.
	Filled cistern
9	Plowed all day. Raked weeds out of ditch at noon
10	Plowed all day. Shoveled in the lake ditch some at noon,
	Set (looks like picture of bird)
11	Went to Berthoud in morning and finished plowing for wheat
	in afternoon and harrowed some till night. Had one share
	sharpened
12	Finished harrowing till night
13	Drove to Berthoud till noon and got Jakes drill after 
	noon and drilled till night
14	At home all day. Uncle Larken and Ben Hicks and Chal Wray
	was here
15	Drilled wheat all day
16	Finished drilling wheat till 3 oclock 21 3/4 and harrowed
	till night
17	Finished harrowing till 3 oclock and fixed fence at
	De France lake
18	Drove to Berthoud in morning and plowed lake ditch and
	garden and harrowed some in orchard after noon
19	Went to mountains with Pa and came back to Tom Barrs and
	stayed over night
20	Came from mountains and Topsy got sick. Stoped at 
	Challs for dinner
21	Went to Berthoud to preaching, Bishop Weaver preached.
	Came to Newells for dinner and then went to Baptiziing
22	Went to Berthoud with S. Wilson till noon and cleaned
	out lake ditch after noon
23	Shoveled on dyke in field till noon
24	Shoveled on dyke till 10 oclock and turned water on
	garden and irrigated fruit trees
25	Finished irrigating garden till 8 oclock and drove to
	Berthoud till noon and white washed kitchen after noon.
	Kate droped colt at night
26	Cleaned out ditch through lake till noon and irrigated 
	some alfalfa after noon
27	Irrigated alfalfa till noon. Drove to Berthoud after noon
28	Went to preaching at Sunnyside. Fesler and wife came for
	dinner. Went to Mulls after noon
29	Went to and cleaned out headgate and ditch. Let Jake have
	some potatoes for lime. Went to H.F. Stewarts after noon
	James Lee's wife died at 12 1/2 in the morning
30	Went to H.F. Stewarts and got his corn sheller. Shelled
	corn till 4 oclock and took sheller home

1 May	Went to Jim Lees and to Berthoud. Sold H.W. Barr 280# of
	potatoes $1.40
2	Sacked some corn and worked around fruit trees
3	Drove to Berthoud with some corn and had it choped 90cts,
	Went to Strykers and got setting of eggs and set hen
4	Rode Kate to Berthoud in forenoon and washed buggie
	after noon
5	Visited P.S. Frantzer?
6	Worked the road at Newells. Pa come from mountains
7	Fenced off some pasture at stable and sacked up one sack
	of potatoes till noon and shoveled on ditch in Knotts
	after noon
8	Helped Pa and Edda Peterson drive cattle as far as on
	Bald mountain 
9	Surveyed ditches for Frank Dodge and Pete Anderson, paid
	$2.50
11	Shoveled with Jake on ditch in Knotts field
12	Drove to John Nelsons. They not at home. Came back as
	far as Dave Whites and stayed till afternoon
13	Went to Berthoud with some potatoes for J.A. Bowen.
	Mother went to C. Wrays also.  Jake came and sacked
	some potatoes after noon
14	Sacked potatoes till noon and went to Berthoud after noon.
	Posted notices on road. Got sack of alfalfa seed of
	J.B. Bashor
15	Cultivated timothy and plowed garden
16	Got Jakes drill and drilled alfalfa seed till noon and
	harrowed it after noon
17	Shoveled on ditch in Knotts field till noon and planted
	some garden after noon. Paid Jake $12.50 as balance of
	$50.00 for ditch through Knotts field
18	Sprouted potatoes for Jake in morning and went to Berthoud
	after noon
19	Went to Sunnyside, Fesler preached. Uncle Larkin and P.S.
	Frances and M.W. Barr came with us
20	Rode Kate to Berthoud till noon. Sorted potatoes after
	noon. James Lee came and got some potatoes 200#-.90cts.
	Got some cabbage plants of Mary Barr and set them out in
	evening
21	Went to P.S. Frantzes? and got some rose seedling potatoes,
	Mother went to Hendershotts
22	Cleaned out cellar till noon and ground ax after noon. Mrs
	Frank Dodge came and got some potatoes
23	Drove to Berthoud till noon and surveyed ditches after noon.
	John Stryker carried staff for .50cts
24	Plowed and A'd out ditches till noon and with road viewers
	after noon
25	Shoveled with Jake on ditch till noon and went to Berthoud
	after noon
26	Went to Church on St Vrain and to T.A. Turners for dinner and
	to Pella Sunday school after noon, thence home
27	Cleaned out ditches with team till noon and shoveled some
	after noon
28	Plowed orchard in morning and shoveled on ditches after noon
29	Surveyed ditches for Jacob Welty till noon and cut some
	potatoes and went to S. Wilsons after noon
30	Drove to Longmont and home till noon and commenced to irrigate
	after noon
31	Irrigated all day

1 June	Went to Berthoud till noon and irrigated after noon
2	Went to Sunnyside in morning and Armstrong's school
	house after noon and stoped at Ullerys
3	Irrigated. Pa came from mountains with Sam Monroe and wife
4	Irrigated below lake ditch
5	Irrigated below lake ditch. Pa went back to mountains
6	Finished irrigating early wheat below lake ditch
7	Planted some potatoes in morning. Sold J.C. Shull 170#
	for 85cts. Commenced to irrigate late wheat at noon
8	Irrigated some
9	At home all day
10	Went to Berthoud till noon and commenced to irrigate again
	after noon
11	Irrigated till noon and surviyed 3 ditches for Sant Hull
	and irrigated the balance of the day
12	Irrigated all day. Mrs Lee came on visit. pd .50cts
13	Finished irrigating wheat
14	Drove to Longmont and bought file and 1 1/2 gal machine oil
	etc
15	Made water wheel for to turn grinding stone
16	At home all day, A Mr Shay and wife, and wife's father and
	mother Shafers came on visit. Uncle Larkin stayed overnight.
	Wrote to C
17	Went to Berthoud till noon and to S. Wilsons after noon and
	hoed some in garden after noon
18	Hoed in garden and cut 2 swaths of hay with mower. Pa came 
	from mountains
19	Mowed yard till noon and plowed ditches shut after noon
20	Irrigated alfalfa in timothy patch
21	Finished irrigating alfalfa in morning and went to Berthoud
	after noon
22	Went to Longmont and to F.A. Turners over night
23	Went to church and to Ben Millers for dinner thence home
24	Cut alfalfa till noon and went to Berthoud after noon and
	bought Royal hay rake for $39.50. Pa went to mountans
25	Raked and shocked some hay
26	Finished raking hay till noon and shocked after noon. M.W.
	Barr worked till 5 oclock
27	Hauled in hay. M.W. Barr commenced at 8 oclock and worked 
	till night
28	Stacked one load of hay and washed buggie till noon. Hoed 
	some in garden and caught 3 fish after noon
29	Irrigated alfalfa till 3 oclock and went to Berthoud
30	Went to Sunnyside, Fesler preached. G.W. Keirnes and lady
	gave us a call after noon


1 July	Finished irrigating alfalfa till 6 oclock and tried to 
	hive some bees
2	Went to Cronks till noon. Bred K and chored after noon
3	Helped M.W. Barr stack hay all day
4	Helped M.W. Barr stack hay till noon
5	Irrigated and plowed garden after I came from Berthoud,
	Shafter and wife came after noon. Bred "D"
6	Went to John Lees and got spring wagon. Drove to church
	meeting. Took dinner at Hipners? and went to Bunyan
	overnight
7	Went to church and S.S., J.B. Bashor preached. Drove to
	John Barnhart for dinner thence home
8	Hoed some in garden till noon and took Shafers home
	after noon
9	Planted out beets and chored till noon. Shut off water
	at night at ditch
10	Drove to Loveland and thence to Berthoud till noon.
	Cut down weeds along lake ditch after noon
11	Mowed some weeds in fore noon. Uncle Larken and cousin
	Mary Lacy? came at 10 oclock and stayed over night
12	Drove to Loveland thence Berthoud and had Topsy shod
	in front
13	Mowed some weeds in field and yard
14	At home till noon and went to Ullerys after noon and
	stopped at John Lees awhile
15	Hoed potatoes till noon and cut wild oats out of
	wheat after noon
16	Cut wild oats out of wheat till noon and went to Berthoud
	after noon and got wagon reach
17	Cut wild oats out of wheat in morning and mowed some
	weeds in orchard after supper
18	Went to Wilsons and plowed garden in morning and cut some
	wild oats after noon after the rain. Bred Topsy
19	Mowed timothey patch
20	Cut some wild oats till noon and went to Berthoud after
	noon and got some twine
21	At home till noon, went to Joseph Bashors after noon
22	Raked hay and chored till noon & hauled in hay after noon
23	Got S. Wilsons harvester and commenced to cut wheat
24	Shocked wheat till noon and cut some after noon
25	Shocked wheat till noon and went to Berthoud after noon,
	James Craven came to help harvest
26	Cut wheat. James Craven commenced work
27	Cut wheat
28	Went to Sunnyside. Fesler preached. Knoll and family
	and Shafers came for dinner
29	Went to Berthoud two times and cut some wheat. Smokey
30	Cut wheat all day
31	Cut wheat till noon and fixed machine. Flour 2.50

1 Aug	Finished cutting early wheat till 5 oclock, 50 lbs twine 9.00
2	Commenced to stack wheat and went to Berthoud after supper.
	J.D. Wray arrived from Ind
3	Stacked wheat till noon. Settled with Jim Craven $8.75
4	At home till after noon and went to Berthoud and Sunnyside
	after noon
5	Stacked wheat. J.D. Wray commenced work
6	Stacked wheat till noon and cut wheat after noon
7	Finished cutting wheat at 5 oclock
8	Shocked some wheat and went to Berthoud
9	Mowed some wheat and waited on Joe Wray. Dr Liggitt came
	in afternoon to see Joe Wray
10	Went to Berthoud for Medicine. Dr Liggitt came after noon
11	At home all day waiting on Joe Wray
12	Went to Berthoud early in moring and to Loveland late in
	evening for Dr Southerland. Joe got worse at 3 PM, up all
	night, Dr Liggitt came at 5:30 PM
13	Waiting on Joe Wray. Slept some at noon. Dr Liggitt came at
	9:50 AM and in evening. Pa came from mountains
14	Dr Liggitt came 2 times. Went to Berthoud and got some oil
	for lamp and some lemons
15	Dr Liggitt came one time
16	Wrote card to Oaty Wray. Dr Liggitt came at noon
17	Finished shocking wheat in morning and went to Berthoud
	after noon. Dr Liggitt came after noon
18	Waited on J D Wray. Dr Liggitt came after noon the 11th
	time. Uncle Larkin came and stayed over night
19	Waited on J.D. Wray. Dr Liggitt came after rain was over. 
	Mattie Turner went home
20	In house till after noon. Cut alfalfa after noon
21	Hauled wheat till 5 oclock and went to Berthoud for medicine
	etc. Dr Liggitt came in morning
22	Stacked wheat till noon and raked hay after noon. Jno?
	Barnhart and wife here for dinner
23	Stacked wheat all day
24	Stacked wheat till noon and stacked hay after noon and went
	to Berthoud after supp and got some coal
25	Went to Sunnyside, D.H. Weaver preached and came with us for
	dinner and Shafers came also
26	Finished stacking hay till noon and stacked wheat
	after noon
27	Stacked wheat all day. Matt Barr helped stack after noon
	with team and hand?
28	Stacked wheat with two teams
29	Stacked with two teams
30	Stacked with two teams
31	Drove to Longmont in buggie and to Berthoud. Got 1/2 sk flour
	$1.25

1 Sep	Note to Joseph Weidaman due on the 20th. At home all day
2	Went to Berthoud and Geo Cronks. Bred (fly). Took mother
	to Berthoud to go to Kansas
3	Put out washing and wrote letter till noon. Wrote some
	for alarion? after noon
4	Irrigated some alfalfa and chored
5	Went to M.W. Barrs till noon and fixed harness after noon
6	Chored till noon, drove to Ullerys after noon. Newton
	Glick and company of 11 came and stayed over night. Pulliams
	cow had calf
7	Chored. Churned after noon
8	At home all day, John Styker and M.W. Barr came after noon
9	Drove to Berthoud and got some bran and chops. Went to Parker
	and Wilsons after noon
10	Chored till noon. Drove to Berthoud after noon with
	J.D. Wray
11	Stacked wheat with Wm Preston till noon and moved bed
	after noon
12	Fixed calf pen till noon and set up wheat at stacks after
	noon and pulled some beans
13	Chored till noon and drove to Berthoud and to Chalmon Wrays
	after noon
14	Pa came from mountains
15	Drove to church on St Vrain and home after night meeting.
	J.S. Flory preached
16	Cut alfalfa seed and went to Berthoud after noon
17	Chored till noon and worked at wheat stacks after noon
18	Drove to Longmont and got some coal $2.70
19	Turned water in cistern and cut kraut. Pa went to mountains
20	Raked alfalfa seed till noon and finished making kraut.
	Scrubed kitchen and went to Berthoud
21	Cleaned house and threshed beans till noon and helped
	Stryker thresh after noon
22	Went to Sunnyside in morning and to C. Wrays after noon
23	Helped Stryker thresh till noon and hauled 25 sacks after
	noon
24	Haulded 27 sacks for Stryker till noon and fixed granery 
	after noon
25	Hauled in some alfalfa seed
26	Hauled in some alfalfa seed and went to Berthoud after noon
27	Drove to Loveland and went to C. Wrays after noon and got
	some grapes and canned some
28	Canned grapes till noon and went to Berthoud and got some
	sacks
29	Went to P S Frantze? on visit
30	Went to Berthoud in morning after coal and in afternoon
	after sacks. Commenced to thresh at 3 oclock

1 Oct	Helped at threshing. 8 acre 437, 23 acre 1138, 13 acre
	371, 21 acre 794
2	Finished threshing at 12 oclock 2760 bushel and took one
	load of wheat to Berthoud. D. Leedy and H. Bashor stayed
	overnight
3	John Stryker took 25 sacks of wheat to Berthoud and Griffin
	took 17 sacks and I took 20 sks. F.J. Crone stayed overnight
4	Washed some and painted buggie pole
5	Sacked wheat at stackes till noon and went to Berthoud
	after noon
6	Went to Berthoud in morning and to Sunnyside after noon
7	Hauled wheat to Berthoud, Bran and chop
8	Went to Longmont and bought a Studebaker wagon $85.00 and
	duster
9	Mowed alfalfa at stable and went to Berthoud
10	Hauled 2 loads of wheat to Berthoud
11	Hauled 2 loads of wheat to Berthoud
12	Went to Longmont and then to church to Lovefeast and to
	T.A. Turners overnight
13	Went to church and thence to S.S. Bashors Stayed at the 
	"home" over night
14	Left S.S. Bashor for Longmont and came home till noon and
	hauled one load of wheat to Berthoud
15	Hauled wheat to Berthoud and Peterson hauled with 2
	teams (119 sacks)
16	Took one load of wheat to Berthoud and Peterson took
	3 loads 75 sks
17	Hauled wheat. Peterson sent one team with 2 loads
18	Hauled with 2 teams and Peterson with one team. Had one
	tire cut on old wagon
19	Hauled 4 loads of wheat to Berthoud
20	Went to Sunnyside, D.H. Weaver preached. Wrote to J.S.
	Flory and Aunt Judy Sowallen
21	Took one load of wheat to Berthoud and hauled in some
	alfalfa seed
22	Hauled in some alfalfa seed and raked hay till noon and
	hauled in one load of hay and some screenings after noon
	and raked up some wheat at 8 acre setting. Pa went to
	mountains with Petersons meat
23	Went to J.B. Lees after fanning mill and cleaned some wheat
24	Cleaned some wheat till noon and went to Berthoud after
	noon. Pa came home from mountains, Pulliams came with C
25	Washed till noon and hauled in some hay after noon
26	Went to Longmont and got some coal. 1000 for $1.80, 
	2 shirts $2.50, 100 cartridges $2.25, feed $4.50
27	Went to St Vrain church and to J.W. Jones for dinner
28	Went to Loveland till noon and raked up wheat after noon
29	Went to Petersons after wiping stick for shot gun.
	Killed one duck and done some washing
30	Went to Berthoud till noon and hauled some straw to granery
	after noon. Settled with D.O. Osborn, M.W. Barr,
	R.L. Liggett and Richerson and Starkey, paid $60 for
	J.D. Wray
31	Wrote letter to C.K. till noon and hunted ducks after noon
	and got 2 and killed a hawk

1 Nov	Worked at wagon shed till noon and hunted some after noon
2	Hauled straw till noon and went to Berthoud after noon
3	Wrote to mother and Aims?. At home all day
4	Hauled straw till noon and went to Berthoud after noon
5	Clerked at election $2.50
6	Took Ballot box to Greeley. Got to Greeley at 10-20 and at
	home at sundown, $7.10
7	J.D.W. and I cleaned some wheat
8	Hunted till noon and cleaned wheat afer noon. Pa took sick at
	night, J.D. Wray helped M.W. Barr gather corn
9	Chored around house all day and put fruit in cellar,
	cleaned beans and c
10	At home all day, C.W. Stryker and S. Wilson came in afternoon
11	Borded up cow shed and chored
12	Went to Berthoud after noon
13	Scrubed and cleaned house
14	Drove to Berthoud till noon and hauled some straw after noon
	to cow shed and hen house
15	Hunted till noon and chored afer noon
16	Went to Berthoud till noon after mother and went to Berthoud
	again after noon. Paid $4.50 for J.D. Wray to J.W. Turrel
	druggist
17	Went to Sunnyside to preaching and went to P.S. Frantzs
	after noon
18	J. and J.D. Wray went to Longment and got some coal 1600lb
	and chop 620lb
19	Started to plow some but froze too much, chored and a?
20	Washed till noon and chored after noon, killed jack rabbit
21	Went to S. Wilson and bought 2 steers and one cow for
	$34.00. Went to Berthoud after noon, let J.D. Wray have
	.85cts
22	Fenced alfalfa till noon and chored and hunted some after
	noon. Lyceum organized at Sunnyside
23	Oiled buggie harness till noon and chored after noon
24	J.D. Wray and I went to J.R. Uillerys
25	Plowed in pasture field. Shot greenhead drake at DeFrance
	lake in morning
26	Drove to Berthoud till noon and tried to plow some after.
	Went to S. Wilsons
27	Took one load of wheat to Berthoud for S. Wilson and plowed
	after noon
28	Took 2 loads of wheat to Berthoud to Peterson Ed and Emory?
29	Hauled 2 loads of wheat for Edward Peterson
30	Drove to Longmont. Stayed at G.W. Feslers overnight

1 Dec	Drove to church and to D.H. Weavers for dinner and to
	Sam Feslers at social meeting at night thence home
2	Hauled 4 loads of wheat for S.Wilson
3	Hauled 4 loads of wheat for Edward Peterson
4	Haulded 4 loads of wheat for Peterson
5	Haulded 2 loads of wheat for Peterson till noon and one
	load for self after noon
6	Hauled 4 loads of wheat for self
7	Drove to Loveland and to Berthoud till noon and to Longmont
	after noon. Stayed at J.W. Jones overnight
8	Drove to church and to G.W. Feslers for dinner thence home.
	Had some photoes taken with the crowd
9	Hauled 4 loads of wheat for Edward Peterson
10	Hauled 4 loads of wheat to Berthoud for Edward Peterson
11	Plowed with 2 teams. Pa came from mountains with Wm Miller
12	Commenced plowing with 3 horses and plowed with 2 teams.  
	Settled with S. Wilson
13	Went to S. Wilsons in morning and plowed the remainder of the
	day. Mother went to L.D. Allens
14	Plowed till noon and went to Berthoud after noon, got some
	chop 385 lbs
15	At home all day, Knoll and family came
16	Plowed all day, J.C.H. Winger here for dinner
17	Plowed all day, S. Wilson came in morning
18	Plowed all day
19	Plowed all day
20	Drove to Berthoud till noon and plowed after noon, went to
	Sunnyside to Lyceum at night. Griffin staid overnight
21	Plowed till noon and went to J.B. Bashors and to Berthoud
	after noon
22	At home all day, May Stryker and Estlla Stewart and Hary
	Preston came after noon
23	Drove to Longmont and got some coal and other things,
	borrowed 75 dollars
24	Drove to Berthoud and had 2 points sharpened. Went to Ed
	Petersons and got 26 sacks of oats. Butchered calf after
	noon. Uncle Larkin and Mary and family came after noon
25	Went to P.S. Frantzes
26	Plowed all day
27	Plowed all day
28	Plowed till noon and scattered straw after noon
29	At home all day. J.D. Wray went to Berthoud after noon
30	Hauled manure till noon and drove to church after noon.
	stayed at B.F. Mitters? overnight
31	Drove to Longmont and to church at night. Stayed at Weavers
	overnight



1890

1 Jan	Bought hog for 5cts per lb
22	Got small jag of hay from J B Basher
24-25	Very, very windy-blown off wagon rack and straw shed. 
	Freight run off track south of Berthoud
29	Threshed alfalfa seed

7 Feb	Went to Berthoud-got 5 2x4's-12ft long-80cts
19	Went to Longmont and bought Buckey Drill for $60 cash

1 Mar	Had photos taken at Berthoud
26	Gave order to Jones and Latsham for Buckeye Binder

7 Apr	Walked to Loveland and took train to Greeley to
	attend court
11	Excused from jury duty at 10:50 and returned home
	afternoon
12	Plowed some in garden and planted peas

16 May Sold 8 cattle for $90

27 Jun Bought mower for $65-traded in old mower for $12, cost $53
30	Let Wilson have cultivator to use

27 Jul Borrowed smoker and took some honey out of hive

26 Aug Started granery-finished Sept 2 and threshers came at night

3 Sep	Threshed all crop of wheat, oats, barley; wheat	1660bu, oats 331bu, 
	barley 332 bu
19	Went to Berthoud and gave Wm Edson papers for my land,
	Buckeys binder came to Berthoud from Eaton for me-freight $3.50

3 Oct	Made fence across lake after noon
8	Drove to Loveland and paid assessment on ditch stock
	and had stock transferred to W.M. Eidson with land
14	Moved to Berthoud and helped to move Wm Eidson to my place

2 Dec	Left Berthoud for McPherson Kans where he paid for college lots he had 
	bought and visited college and library. Looked over town in general
7	Left McPherson and arrived in Roanoke Va 11 Dec
12	Bought suit for $21.50 and shirt for $1.00.  Arrived at
	Boon's Mill at dark, stayed over night with Steve Kesler
28	Went to W H Smiths place


1891

Jan	At W H Smiths most of time during month

2 Feb	Went to Rocky Mount to get marrige licence
10	Married (Minnie Blanch Smith) at 9:20 oclock and started
	for Roanoke at 9:50. Stayed overnight
11	Had pictures taken in a group
12	Left Roanoke
13	Arrived at Logonsport Ind
18	Left Logonsport for Berthoud. Two tickets cost $66.80
21	Arrived at Berthoud

13 Mar Received group (picture). Had it framed Mar 16 for $1.40
23	Received marriage certificate

12 Apr Minnie and I went to P S Frantz?. (first time her name
	has been mentioned in the diaries)
19	Took walk to Turners lake with Minnie

13-23 May  Plowed for Millet

3 Jun	Make some garden on the Henderson farm
9	Drove to Longmont and borrowed some money.  Sent $50 to W H Smith in Va
14	Worked on streets
23	Eugene Smith came on train
24	Plowed out some ditches in wheat and team ran away

26 Sep Old mare died, Sep 28 her cold died, Sept 30 young mare died

14 Oct Gave Wm M Eidson deed for the N E 4, Sw 8, T4n?, R68W
	and took trust deed for same
15	Surveyed ditch for town lake
26	W M Eidson gave up the farm (same farm WTW had before)
30	Moved one load to ranch

2 Nov	Moved two loads to ranch
3	Moved two loads, and cow and 2 colts? to ranch.  Minnie came to
23	Filled sistern
26	Took Minnie to Berthoud and had one of her teeth pulled

7 Dec	Brought 6 stands of bees from Berthoud
12	Drove to Berthoud and got a fore quarter of beef from
	B O Hudson? for 4 1/2cts per lb=#3.33
23	Went to Loveland and had ditch stock transferred back
29	Eugine brought mother down to stay with Minnie
31	Minnie took sick.  Had Dr Sutherland come at night. 
	(apparently WTW's parents had lived with him on the
	ranch while he was still single and his mother kept
	house for him and lived with them in town after marriage
	but continued to live in town when Eidson gave up the
	farm.  Also, he apparently farmed on someone elses place
	the past year)

1892

1 Jan	Baby boy (Hugh Marion Smith) born in morning, Eugene
	took Dr Sutherland to Loveland
14	Killed two hogs
15	Worked at lard and ground sousage meat
16	Dr Cole came out and pulled one tooth for Minnie, and 3 for me $3.50
22	Sold 14 chickens for $3.50, 6 lbs of butter for $1.20

17 Feb Filled bed ticks with straw
19	Received goods from Montgomery Ward and Co

2 Apr	Drove to Longmont and bought plow for $52
20	Put some snow in cistern

7 May	Minnie went to Berthoud to have tooth pulled. cow ate
	two much alfalfa and died
12	Bought 2 turkeys for $2.00
31	Began to break sod in lake bed

3 Jun	Minnie drove to Berthoud and stayed overnight
24	Set turkey hen
26	N H (Smith)? and fameily came to Berthoud on 7PM train

2 Jul	Went to Berthoud and N H and family and Amanda came home with us
23	Drove to Longmont-bought twine 100# $11.50

8 Aug	Got after fish thieves at night
9	Hired Able Henderson to work for $1.50 per day

6 Sep	Went to coal bank and got 1 ton for $2.25
17	Drove to Berthoud with 22 dozen eggs at 18cts per doz

23 Dec Got from E J Stockwell 312# beardless barley at 1 1/2cts per lb
25	Drove to Berthoud after mother to stay awhile. Hugh is
	sick (Hugh is the baby born Jan 1. First mention of him,
	and has never mentioned that he was named)
27	Made cradle till noon for Hugh


1893

18 Jan First daughter came in the would tonight at 8PM (Lucy Lavonia Smith)

13 Feb Received patent for land
15	Helped wash and iron. Thirty eight years old today

1 Mar	Made deed to Wilson for ditch
2	Got 16 yards of muslim for $1.00
5	Frank Early got some tobacco cure
23	Made hotbed for seeds

1 Apr	Drove to St Vrain church and to Longmont and back to
	S A Forbess to stay overnight. Left Hugh with mother.
	Nancy J's tombstone was put up in afternoon
13	Cleaned out cistern

10 May Minnie drove to Berthoud after 4 oclock
11	Minnie drove to Nats PM
23	Filled cistern
28	Effie (Smith, Minnies Sister) arrived on 7:05 train

5 Jun	Heavy frost

1 Jul	Pa got thrown out of the wagon on the way to the mountains and got hurt
2	At home till 4 0clock and drove to Loveland to
	see Pa. Pa (Mark Smith) died at half past 5 oclock
3	Drove to Longmont and thence to the church. Pa was buried at 5 oclock
6	Bought 100 cabbage plants for 50cts

26 Sep First frost

13,14 Oct  Moved mothers household goods to farm
15	Mother started to Roana Ind
16	T M Richard moved in my house in Berthoud

29 Nov Sent $4.75 to Kansas to pay taxes (4 lots) and to give to sufferers

11 Dec Jake Welty gave me deed for lake, road and ditch
13	Butchered 3 hogs
16	Gave H F Stewart deed for ditch
21	Drove to Berthoud and bought ditch stock afternoon
25	Put up ice house


1894

1 Jan	Rented some land to W H Laycook?
6	Attended annual meeting of Handy Ditch Company at Berthoud
7,10-11 Hauled ice
12	Got 144 ft of lumber for $2.69

14 Feb Went to Berthoud and got pair of overshoes and dress for Minnie
17	Mother arrived at Berthoud at night.

1 Mar	Mother went home with Nat
14	Mother and Effie came
16	Sold cow to Holmbeck for $25.00
23	Bought 1 bottle of horn preventor 75cts

16 Apr Mother took sick
17	Went to Jake Weltys and got some ear corn to give mother a sweat

23 May Set out some tomato plants
28	Rented out house in Berthoud for one year for $5.00 per mo.

7 Jun	Our third child born AM (Wyatt Captain Smith)
13	Drove to Berthoud and to Ullerys to rent water
16	Got 60 in of water of DeFrance 3o'clock
18	Got 100 in of water of DeFrance afternoon

6 Jul	Dug and took to Berthoud 35# potatoes @ 2 1/2cts pr lb
28	Took mother to Berthoud to go to Kansas. Returned July 29

15 Sep  Bought one pig of Jake Robert for $4.00
27	Bought two sows of J H Roberts for $21
30	Lost fine sow I got of J H Roberts

1 Oct	Drove to Berthoud and brought sow home
3-4	Hauled cane to Mill. Lost sow
7	Big frost and freeze
26	Got 493 potato sacks

5 Nov	Hauled 4 loads of spuds to Berthoud @ 55cts per cwt
12	Drove to Berthoud and took 11 o'clock train to Greeley as jurer
16	Chose on Wyatt Bros vs Doke on land case
17	Decided in favor of defendent
20	Attending court on shooting scrape
21	Up all night, could not agree
23	Came home from Greeley

7 Dec	Hauled one load of boulders from Big Thompson.
	Broke wagon tongue.  Had wagon tongue put in for $1.00
11	Started to grout cellar
17	Helped Nat Hill on hog and bought one half (112#)@ 6cts a lb
27	Effie (Smith) and John Stryker were married


1895

1 Jan	Finnished grouting cellar
10	Put 2 loads ice in ice cellar and 1 in cistern
24	Finished plastering cellar
28	Whitewashed cellar
30	Put floor in cellar

6 Feb	Move to cellar
8	At Berthoud get some timber to move house on
11	Pried up house
12	Went to Berthoud to get some chains to move house with
13	Moved both houses
20	Leveled house
21	Pried up house and moved it 2 feet south
22	Moved house over ice
26	Plastered up patches in house

2 Mar	Whitewashed house
29	Very stormy, worst of season

3 Apr	Bought 2 pigs of Mrs Frantz for $3
5	Dust storm from N.W.
10	Killed one hog and took ham and shoulders to Berthoud	at 5cts per lb
24	Minnie went after pigs to Mrs Frantz. Set out cherries, mulberries, 
	plum trees
25    Set out Grannie Christian Apple trees
29	Finished drilling wheat, 57 acres in all

7 May	Minnie began to spray fruit trees

30 Jul Gave order to Geo Basher for tombstone for Pa's grave $18.00

29 Sep Drove to Loveland and got 600 bricks for cistern $4.20

2 Oct	Hauled 300 bricks for cistern $2.10
7	Drove to Loveland and got 3 barrels cement, 2
	barrels lime, 172 feet lumber for $15.85
11	Went after Henry Carcrow to make cistern
19	Finished cistern

9 Nov	Drove to coal mine, got 3000# coal for $2.60
17	Put pump in cistern

1 Dec	Minnie and Hugh went to Effie's


1896

18 Mar Traded hay with Jake Welty and got 140# clover seed for difference
19	Minnie and mother went to F A Beins afternoon to carpet
	rag tacking
25	Killed 7 ducks and 3 muskrats before breakfast
27	At whitehouse mine got 3000# coal for $1.85
29	Baby (Wyatt) got kicked by Bird and his underjaw was
	broken. Dr McCarty attended him

4 Apr	Minnie drove Kate to buggy and took Captain (Wyatt)
	to the Doctor and had new bandage put on his head
8	Killed 3 ducks and 2 muskrats
11	Drove to Berthoud afternoon with Captain and had the
	bandage reset
16	Sold 7 hogs to W J Putney of Loveland. Weighed
	1489#-$44.67 bought pair gum boots for $3.00
18	Drove to Berthoud with the baby and took some
	meat-2 hams and shoulders-weighed 80#, got 6cts	per lb-$4.80
23	Got plum trees and grape vines from Greely nursery $10.00
25	Drove to Berthoud with Captain (Wyatt)
27	Planted in garden some raspberries, strawberries, grape
	vines, 2 rows of potatoes and some sweetcorn and beens

1 May	Got 2 sacks of flour at $1.75 per cwt
2	Drove to Longmont and got pair of shoes $1.75, one
	shovel $1.25, 65# seed corn $1.30, one skillet 25cts
4	Elected treasure of Sunnyside School Board for 1 year
8	Worked at filling well P.M.
10	One hog died last night
13	Veal calf to J V Stryker for Rickey-140# at 7 1/2cts-$10.50
16	Bought water of Handy Ditch Co on 3 shares
19	Drove to W R Thorntons tree claim and got some small
	black Locust. (Seemed to survey ditches for nearly
	everyone in community for fees) Interest was 10%?

3 Jun	Began to lay foundations for house. O F Hendron does the 
	stone work
8	W L Mills began working on house
17	Sold veal calf for $7.50
21	Drove to the Home Supply ditch dam with Minnie and children
22	Received some sweet potato slips from VA.

1 Jul	Began to work at old part of house, tore roof and
	plastering off of old house
6	Put boxing on old part of house and some rafters up
7	Put sheeting on old house
13	Drove to Berthoud and got a McCormack binder and set it up
15	At Berthoud got some finishing lumber for stairway
18	At Berthoud got 24 boards of flooring and one of poplor
	for steps. Settled with Joe Gaughnour (hired hand)-owe
	him $116.25 due Nov 18, 1896 at 10%
27	Hired Elias Bugby for $1.00 a day

1 Aug	Elias Bugby quit work
4	Had house, horses, etc insured in amount of $1000.00
31	George Barkans came to build floors. Hired Pat Longan
	for one month-$24.00 and keep. His horse on pasture

8 Sep	Began to lath upstairs
14	Began to side house
17	Boxed in under kitchen floor

1 Oct	Began to plaster house
5	P H Longan guit work-1 month, 5 days
7	Carried "mud" to finish plastering upstairs over new part
13	Mixed and carried morter for plastering big room upstairs
15	Helped stir apple butter

11 Nov Began to plaster west room
21	Drove to Berthoud and got Hugh a pair of shoes $1.10
23	Drove to Boulder with 31 turkeys for N H Smith 363#
	at 8cts $29.05
24	Stopped in Longmont on way home, bought kitchen lamp for
	65cts and lantern for 50cts
25	Butchered old cow and took her to Loveland, 313lbs
28	14 deg. below zero. Drove to Berthoud with load of
	wheat, sold at $1.10 per cwt

14 Dec Covered cellar with dirt
18	Drove to Berthoud and got the 3 boxed sent from	Montgomery Wards
25	Water came down Handy ditch-ran some in cistern
28	Got express package from Montgomery Ward
29	Began to dig well at stable
31	Struck water at 7 1/2 feet


1897

1 Jan	Our 4th child born A.M. (Joseph Hoyt Smith)
2	Drove to Whitehouse coal mine and got 3000# coal $2.30
9	Coyote hunt in foothills with others, killed 12 in roundup
14-15	Hauled ice
16	2 killed on coyote hunt
21	Began to wall well
26	Sawed and fitted boards upstairs
30	Hog hurt my crippled ankle at night

2 Feb	Butchered 3 hogs, took 2 to C M Tilton and kept one
4	Took 14 shoats? to W W Wolf at Boulder-1680# at 3cts,	$50.40
5	Stopped overnight with N H (Smith) and bought of him 1
	cheese, dried apples, prunes etc $3.00
7	Mattie Turner and F A Mathews married
11	Put shelves in press in bedroom
15	42nd birthday Wm T W Smith
24	Bought fanncy mill for $38.00. to be paid in 2 installment.
	Jan 24, 1898 and Jan 24 1899 without interest
27	In Berthoud got Minnie one pr shoes at Golden Rule $1.75

9 Mar	Eugene (Smith) began to work
22	Drove to Berthoud with 26 chickens @ 5 1/2cts per lb
31	Blew down coal house last night

1 Apr	Made well platform
19	At Berthoud got Hugh suit of clothes
21	Set out plums and grapes from S S Basher

10 Jun Hail north and east-both ditches broke at hills
22	Traded Longan a pig for 2 days work

18 Jul Began to build coal house
31	Drove to Berthoud with Minnie and children. Got
	stacker from Peterson

9 Aug	Got middle finger nail torn off with binder chain at dusk

4 Sep	Sole Kate (horse) to Chas Tieman for $12.00
10	Subscribed for Field and Farm
13	Point sharpend -25cts each

4 Oct	Finished stacking 3rd crop of hay
6	Hauled one load of cane to mill and 1 for each of next 3 days
12	Hauled one load of wheat for J V Stryker. Took barrel to 
	put molases in
15	Moved old house about 4 feet north
19	Picked 7 barrels of apples
20	Had lightning rods put on house and put in black mare
	and colt at $65.00 and owe $45.00 yet. Due Nov 1, 1898
27	Took barley to Berthoud to chop and brought molases home

11 Nov Hugh broke his thumb with 40-02 Winchester rifle shell
24	Picked turkeys
27	Drove to Berthoud and got coat $1.50, overshoes $1.35,
	gloves 75cts, shoes for mother $1.50
29	Drove to Berthoud and sent order for messengers and
	Bible; Minnies shoes half soled? 50cts

14 Dec Bought spring wagon for $100.00 on one and two years term

   Memoranda:  Trees of SS Bashor
	Plums	$2.40
	Grapes	 3.00
	6 Silver Prunes   )
	6 Potcet prunes   )
	6 Italian  "      )
	9 Peach Plums	  )  $5.00
	1 Damson	  )
	4 Greengage	  )
	5 Coos Golden Drop)

Grapes: 21 Concord
	5 Red
	5 White
	5 Blue


1898

5 Jan	W T Bronson machine come and threshed some
6	Finished threshing, my entire crop was 1643 bu
8	Put up ice for a few days
14	Drove to coal mine and got load of coal to put over ice
	2 loads next week for same purpose
22	Minnie and Hugh walked to Mr Akers
23	Minnine and Hugh walked to Mr Grieps
28	Went on coyote hunt

4 Feb	Joined the coyote hunters
21	Hired Noah Laprad for 9 months; 7 @ $20 and 2 at $25 month
28	Drove to Berthoud and got bedroom set of G W Johnson for $15.00

6 Mar	Effie, Will and Pearl came (Effie had gone to Va Dec 9) from Va
14	Noah Laprad left this morning
18	Killed 3 mallard ducks
21	Hugh started to school this morning. Hired Ralph Sneed
	@ $20.00 per mo. till harvest/ $25 through harvest; $20
	for the remainder of the time

1 Apr	Paid off Ralph Sneed
5	Filled cistern
18	Rented mountain place to N S Collins till fall for
	$15.00. Hatcher Richardson began to work
23	Brought out Hatchers trunk
27	Got through with Hatcher PM
29	Took load of oats to Berthoud for 85cts per cwt

5 May	Cut and planted willow cuttings north of stable
6	Set out some cottonwood sprouts
7	Moved old house north to make tool shed of it
13	Plowed garden and attended last day of school at Sunnyside PM
23	Planted some sugar cane seed
31	Minnie got some tomato plants of George Collins-60cts
	per 100

2 Aug-1 Sep  Worked at granary (note.Nearly half the days
	between June 14 and Aug 9 Hatcher Richardson "helped")

3 Jul	Took trip to Supply Dam

17 Aug Jim Donly began to work

6-17 Sep Stacked grain

6 Oct	Fixed poles for straw shed
7-10	Hauled grain to machine for threching
18	Drove to Loveland and got 1200 lath, 3 bbls lime,
	5lbs nails, and 2 bu of hair
20	Griffin worked on house untill Oct 29; During that time
	window was put in kitchen; register was put overhead in
	kitchen, and kitchen was plasted
30	Lucy and I went to Knolls for visit (first time she
	has been mentioned since birth)

8 Nov	Clerked at election
9	Took ballot box to Greeley on train
24	Went to Loveland and got refters and shingles for granery

4 Dec	Attended preaching at Sunnyside and baptism at the
	Thompson-Minnie was baptized
25	Went to J V Stryker to get some corn to give mother a sweat
26	Drove to Davis coal mine and got 2000lb coal for $1.75
27	Eld. Levi Whisler brought Fred Weiderman and anointed	mother


NO 1899 DIARY


1900

20 Jan Drove to Berthoud and got Wyatt a pair of shoes for
	$1.40 and then he was Captain)
26	Worked at making drag to lease ground

2 Feb	Attended John Olsons sale and bought a Dene Stacker
	and rake at $96.40 (or $86.40)
7	Fixed sheep pen
28	Burned straw stacks

3, 7-11, 14-15, 18 Mar lambs born; lost one
13	Minnie, Lucy and Joe went to Sandersons (first time
	Joe has been mentioned since birth)
22	Chicken dealer came to stay overnight-sold 24
	chickens at 7cts per lbs-$7.63
28	Took one hog to Berthoud-$4.20 per cwt-$10.54.
	Bought one breaking plow $18.00.  Haircut 25cts
31	Bought 2 rabbits for $3.00

9, 11, 13-14, 16, 19-20, 23-24 Apr more lambs; one froze Apr 11
	Several twin pairs
26	Plowed sod and made come garden
30	W H Smith, Callie, and Lura came on 6:30 train

3 May	W H Smith started working for me
7	Got 3 sprayers from J A Everitt
30	Had sheep sheared at 6cts each, 48 head

2 Jun	Bought hay rake for $32.00 and ice cream freezer
	for $1.50
6	Took 56lb meat to May and Pulluck in evening at 10cts a lb
18	Lightning struck C Wray
16	Mail carrier C V S (C V Stryker) started on new route today

11 Aug Minnie, Hugh and Lucy went to Boulder

23?Sep Drove to Berthoud and ordered 25 fruit trees
22	Finished threshing 688 bu wheat, 199 bu barley,	74 bu oats

9 Oct	Contracted for 525 lambs
11	Went to Berthoud and gave note for $1260 for lambs
18	Mother was anourted at night
21	Brought sheep from Berthoud 
22	Had Dr J B Clymer come to see mother

1-2 Nov Dipped sheep for Bein Grip and me
16	Tore down old stable
26-27	Worked at moving old house


A cure for Cholera in traveling. (in hand writing of Minnie
	B Smith, Use the following for all fowls and also hogs:
	5cts worth of Coperas; 10cts worth of Sulphuric Acid,
	dissolve Coperas in one gallon water and add acid.
	Bottle for use. Put enough in dough to taste a little
	sour. Can also be put in water for the fowls or pigs.
	It is a splendid tonic.

 Chinese Laundry Polish (also in her handwriting)
	To one ounce of best starch add enough cold water to
	make a smooth, thick paste. Then add a pint of boiling
	water, having dissolved in it one tablespoon of white
	sugar and one of salt.	When boiling, add a lump of
	paraffine the size of half a nutmeg, and a tablespoon
	of gum arabic water. Let it boil a half hour then
	strain.   To make Gum Arabic water; Dissolve
	2 ounces gum arabic in half pint boiling water.
	Strain and bottle for use.

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