July 15 – July 21 1856

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July 56

I collected 8$ for eggs.. I re
cievd 2 letters from H.P. on yes
terday & stating there was 500$
moore paid by Bob Bourne &
that him & family was coming
up soon &c…

We 16         Last Kt was so cold that
my wheat was entire
ly froze out. the oats is allso
ruined & the potatoes is partially
frost bit. My roasting corn,, cu
cumbers vines & mellons – all Killd
some wheat ,, & barley that may
do to save —

Th 17          still cold of kts I’ve done
give up making any money this
year on the ranch.. I’ve got
done through cutting grass – Lem
started over to Rocky Bar this
after noon

Fr 18           we commensd this after
noon to mowe down our
frosted wheat to make hay

July 56

Sat 19         weve been halling in hay
the past 2 days.. still cutting
down the frosted wheat. p.m.
cockd up all the grass & wheat straw

Su 20          John, Dave & Kyler came
over last Kt from Rocky bar
Dave gave me 150$ & John gave
Rains 30$.. I collected 7 1/4$ for
ranching & paid Stinson 46 1/2$
moore on the cow.. I & Bray
emploid Hundly to attend to
our Law suits at 400$ & Hogan
to help rather heavy, I loaned
old Alford 10$.. late p.m.
John & Dave left for Rocky bar

Mo 21         I emplyd two moore hands
I sold the frost bitten barly as
it stood for 50$ cash to Duesler
& got 10$ to cut it down.. we are
done cutting done the frost bitten
wheat to make hay.. P.M. I &
Hickman went to Alfords mill & got
1000 ft of plank price 20$ plank
20 ft long siding for the barn

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