1923 Jan. 13th Saturday.
Was cloudy fore-part [of] day at times and p.m. bright. Will helped Geo. Knoll haul hogs and had dinner there. I baked bread and made some jell. Billie Knoll came to tell Will haul hogs. On Will’s return we took ducks and chickens to car on track and got 2 Light Brahma Roosters. Papa just sleeps and talks out-of-head when he awakes. Louise has sore tonsils. Dr. Himrod Barney had a sale to-day and is going to Milford Soldiers State Home as a physician. We got a good price for poultry. Old Brockle-face-cow and Red Heifer with Horner had calves. Old cow’s a dandy but heifer lost hers. Sow in hog-house has 6 nice pigs, fat as butter and a couple weeks old.
1933 Jan. 13th Friday.
Snow at times quite a bit then would quit but a clear eve and wasn’t very cold. Wm and Flu. Will fed stock kept in yard and put rest in field and chored late as Mr. W. J. Brown, Dist. Farmer of O’Kreek came to tell of leases cancelled but ours non as we sent in all money in Nov. and Oct. 1932, so he went on to see others. I got meals and baked bread and cinnamon rolls. Ben Clausen was here for dinner. John Sundquist got our mail at store. Will went to the hills and got a load of hay in p.m.
1943 Jan. 13th Wednesday.
Some clouds but warm, a Northwest wind quite strong towards eve. Elsie and I did usual work. She washed some clothes. I baked a spice cake, laid down in p.m. Cough still hangs on so I take all kinds [of] cough dope. The men caked cattle, and doped some cows with Sabadella Seed and Sulphur for Lice. W.D. and Hank gave cattle 2 loads sudan. Will and Hank went to Wagner House in p.m. to pull nails and get walls & ceiling ready for wallboard. Van Epps went with trailer to Claude Van Epps to get some Lumber to fix south-side of east half Wagner-house. Bob Meyers [from] Winner came in a new Govt. Car, took our Range description. Will and He [went] to Whiting Store.
1953 Jan. 13th Tuesday.
Bright nice so Men hauled in 3 stacks old Hay from Strids and put behind the Hill South East of house. Cattle in River Pasture. Began to look snowy as clouded towards eve so Men got a cow & new calf and Heifer North of Bull pen and calf couldn’t be found as they got mail but cow must know, it is only a few days old. Men leave Gate open to here so cattle can come in, and they did so Men shut Gate to River Pasture and the whole herd except Bulls and calves are in now. I am sewing on a new dress, Brown with mixed white Red small figure. I will try to make several everyday dresses because my old are old dresses. Got eats and played solitaire.