February 13 – February 16 1859

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Feb 59

Su 13          after doing up the cattle chu
res. I got Breckfast that over, I
made up some dough & put it
to Baking. I then fixd for chu
rning whitch I did in good style
but when in to came dressing the butter
I was most desperately awkward
but I got through and had some
4 or 5 tts. the first thing of the
kind I ever fif my Bred bakd
it was noon, I took some but
ter milk & bred for dinner. &
put on my new clacto shirt
on & wnet up town to see the
fashions the e clampsus is all
the go— snowd last kt & today as usual

Mo 14         the snow fell 2 inches deep
here lastKt. & some little to day at
intervals, about noon the sun
shone out verry warm, I cle
and the cow dung out of the barn
& early Bates pd 4$ for the use of
the team. &Stinson 1/2$ for Grind
ing 2 axes. p.m. I assorted some
potatoes & put all the potatoes on

Feb 59

plank I foot from ground to
keep the gofers out of them
there is a valentine dance going
on in the old courthouse 6 females
I pd 1 3/4 for beef.

Tu 15          it continues to storm not mutch
snow fell in the vally last Kt but
enoughf to hide the old tracks it
was snowing allday, but melts as
fast as it falls late this evening it
set in verry fast, I assorted & sackd
up 5 sacks in all 16 moore to go over

We 16         well the storm continues, the
snowful 1 ft. deep last kt. though
it is quite soft, clowdy all day
late commensd snowing and
is at it 1/2 past 9 as I write this p.m.
I did nothing out side my reg
ular cooking feeding & I pd
for 2 1/2 doz Screws 2 in long 1/2$
I build a fire to go to bed by
in my room. a pleasant life
this none to speak with

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