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Stephen "Sylvester" Main Diary, 1889

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Nov. 2 Painted my cage. brought down my Brahma chickens from the other lot. 3. Dressed up this forenoon. To SS this afternoon to church at night. (Methodist) 4 To Henry's plowing this forenoon to the factory kiling pigs. To Church at night 5 Shot a hen hawk this morning. Painted a cane and fixed my boots. To church at night 6 To Smith Willards helping with the turnips all day. To church at night. 7 To Smith Willards drawing in turnips this forenoon. Shooting this afternoon - out to Branchton 8. Butchering at the factory this forenoon. To Hymers Sale this aft. 9 To Galt this forenoon. Shooting down the creek this afternoon. 10. S.S. in afternoon to Methodist church at night. 11 Up to Uncle John blasting out a cellar. Set some traps down the creek. 12 Albert & I killed a pig this morning. Up to Uncle John blasting out the cellar 13 To Ben Hammils thrashing for Smith Willard. All day conference started to-night 14 To Hammills thrashing for Smith Willard got through to conference at night. 15 Took Dr Booth over to Harrisburg Station. Caught two musk rats. To conference at night. 16 Over to see my traps. Down to the blacksmith shop. Help fix Albert's bicycle. To conference at night. 17 Sunday. To conference this morning to S.S. convension. To conference at night 18 Fixed my braces this forenoon. Put a post in under the woodshed for to fix my hen roost. 19 Over to Henry's this forenoon. Put a post in my hen roost. 20 Fixing in my hen roost till near night. Down to see my traps. 21 Made a window frame for a my hen roost. Down to my traps. 22 Tore the wall down for a door made a door frame. Put the window and door frame in. 23 Building the wall up in my hen roost. 24 To S.S. in the aft. To Methodist church at night. 25 Went over to Henry's got the horse took Desty home. killing pigs this afternoon. 26 Up to Uncle Johns helping building wall. Down t see my traps. 27. Went down to Cuerdale to thrash but did not. The factory got on fire. Down there till middle of the afternoon. 28. To William Coverdales thrashing all day. 29. Not much. Jirden & I to Galt this afternoon bought some lumber. 30 Fixing a feed box in my hen roost. Down to Uncle Daves drawing straw. Dec 1. To S.S. in aft. to Brethern church at night 2. Fixing my hen roost. Put the door on. 3. fixing at my hen roost boarding up and belting. To church at night. 4 Tinkering around cleaned out my gun. bought an overcoat. To church at night. 5 Sold my hens and chickens to Sam Hammill. Almira & I making sausage all afternoon. To church at night. 6 Went down to Jerme Cornels to thrash but did not. Came home fixed my braces. Went down at noon but did not. fixing my feed box. To church at night. 7 Took Jirdens horse out to Branchton to get shod. Made soap for Destamona. Came home at noon. Went down to Mr Mott cutting wood. Went back to Harvies after Jirden 8 To S.S. in afternoon To church at night 9. Put hinges on my feed box and the clasp for a lock. To Mr Motts sawing wood this afternoon. To Church at night. 10 Put boards through my feed box. Put part of my door frame on my hen roost and a clasp. To church at night. 11 Fixing a place for my hens that I bring down from the other place. 12 Drawing straw from Uncle Daves up home. Put a half sole on my boot. Went up to Aunt Minrums To church at night. 13 Fetched my chickens down from the other place. To examination this afternoon. 14 Made a window sash put it in not much of anything 15 To S.S. in morning to Free Methodist this aft. To Brethern church at night. 16 fixed some fence up to the other lot where shop was moved. Moved my chickens box for fixing it. 17 Fixed around my chicken coop. Shooting with Jirden's rifle at a target. 18 Went down to Siles Cornells sale. Helped George Johnson drive some pigs part of the way home from the sale. 19 Took my Market over to George Johnson's to sell. Down in bush with John Steel shooting at a mark this afternoon. 20 Help Albert clean and paint his bicycle. Sold a pair of chickens. Truman and I went out to Branchton to Charley Laing. Took our guns. 22 To S.S. in morning and church. To Methodist Church. Got converted. 23. Wheeled down some stones from Uncle Johns - put in the lane. cleaned out my gun. Albert & I went shooting away down south all the afternoon. 24 Not much of anything this forenoon. Went over to George Johnson to see him. He was away. Started to make a little bureau. 25 Put a bottom in a four quart measure. Working at a bureau. Playing around - had a Christmas tree. John MacDonald and his family. Mr Mott and family. Henry and family was here. 26. Working at bureau all day. 27 Working at a little bureau this forenoon. Fixing a slat potition in my hen roost 28 Made a dust box for my chickens this forenoon. Went over to Johnson's fixed a box for to put mounted birds in. 29 To S.S. in the morning and church. To the W.B church at night. 30. Went back north asking for Mr Motts bee. Went over to Henry's after oats with Jirdins horse 31. Skating with Carry Bond this afternoon forenoon sewing Destimona slipper this afternoon. To prayer meeting at night.

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