February 17 – February 21 1859

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Feb 59

Th 17          this indeed is a gloomy morning
from appearances it has been sn
owing all kt last. it is deeper in the
Vally than it has been this winter &
falling fast, the wind blew varry
hard from the east at one time,
I Kepd too cows all day in the ba
rn & fed will p.m. I made & bak
a loaf of Bred & churnd again &
made a good article, I bought 6
milk pans cost 4 1/2$ it snowd
hard all day & up to 10 p.m.

Fr 18           after snowing moore or less last
kt the sun shone out warm
most of the day, it was quite
cold this morning, I assorted
2 sacks potatoes, qite cold this eve.
paid 3/4$ for beef

Sat 19         cold last kt about 3 a.m.
the old Braley Barn Cavd in
on some of Dueslers cows crip
ling them some on act of snow.

Feb 59

I assorted some potatoes I had
Small to make & paint a milk
cupboard or press either Ive
not got it home as yet

Su 20          cold & frosty last Kt but wa
rm & sunny all day. quite a nu
mber of sleighs in town to day
Dickson Dind with me the mail
was brought in on yesterday eve
& no letters for me.

Mo 21         verry cold last kt. the sun sho
ne but little it soon clouded up
& snowd alittle most of the day
I brought home my milk cupbo
ard, & took the top off the Kitchen table
cleand it & will try & screw it down
level, I bakd another loaf of br
ed, I pd 2$ for beef, I keep griz
chaind & have for some days & kts.
I mended my boot & blackd the pair
I broke open one of the natives
meat house the first of the kind

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