Timothy Meigs Younglove Diary
8333 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, N.Y.
Great-Great Grandson of T. M. Younglove
Went up & sowed grass seed on the wheat. 3 bushels The sun shown very bright & reflected on the snow so that it burned our faces badly Drew up some wood from the old hedge. Hosea Longwell & wife here.
Cornelius & I went & surveyed for I.R.Wood. Between him & Earnest. Tom & C.Y.E. began to draw hay off of the flat. C.Y.E. went to Wheeler with F. Larrowe in afternoon Tom began to draw rails from P. Depews. John McBurney here.
C.S.Y. & self finished trimming the orchard. Tom drawing rails to H.P. Just fine pleasant.
I went to Bath with J. Larrowe & then furrowed my nursery C.S.Y.s shoulder so lame he is not able to work Tom broke one wheel of the new waggon drawing rails. Little rain.
All of us at the brush in hill orchard. Boys drawing & Tom & I trimming & burning.
Finished the apple brush Tom drew up the rest of the hay & we began to set little trees in nursery Pleasant weather. A dry spring.
At home all day Fine warm weather. J.D.Blanck here, took home some
fruit trees with him.
Plowed & put in the peas patch & plowed the garden. Put out some cherry, plum & pear trees. The first thunder & little showers.
Tom began to plow on the Loder Orchard. Self, Drake & the boys began to tag sheep. Warm.
Self, Drake & the boys finished tagging the sheep. Tom plowing on hill. Very warm indeed. I went to Hport just night. Cut some graft buds, started quite a good deal.
Self & CSY trimed the Loder orchard. Tom & Dusinbury plowing. Dusinbury began to work by the month at $10 per month. The weather is excessively warm, cloudy wind N.E. prospect of rain.
Tom & Dusenbury plowing on hill. Father, boys & self cracked the peach pits & planted them in the nursery Then transplanted three rows of apple trees. Wind N.E. very warm indeed. The trees are putting out.
Tom & Dusenbury plowing , self & boys in the nursery. Very warm, took off my flannel.
At home as usual. F. Larrowe here, Wm Randel & Dan Neal Today
the weather is again hot, a thunder shower passed S. of us. Cherry blossoms.
Tom & CSY on the hill sowing barley. Dusinbury taking out potatoes. Self & boys in nursery, had James Laughlin in afternoon. Very warm, prospect of rain The trees are putting out fast, the cherries in blow & judging from the forest trees it is now time to plant corn. Wm Andrews & F. Larrowe here.
Tom & CSY on hill Dusenbury clearing off & fencing potatoe patch. Ed & I began to graft. Two showers in the afternoon & everthing growing very fast.
Ed & I grafting Dusinbury plowing potatoe grounds. Tom & CSY on the hill sowing oats rained last night & today cool & night clear & cold. The fruit I think will suffer. Wm Rowell & wife Peggy here.
Heavy white frost this morning & cold but the fruit does not appear to be hurt Boys on the hill, Dusenbury in potatoe patch Ed & I grafted, in afternoon I went down & set some grafts for Mr. Hammond.
19 Friday A little frost, began to plow the field beyond the barn for corn. CSY finished the oats on the hill. Warm but sultry as before the rain.
20 Saturday Plowing with two teams beyond the barn. James Laughlin here at work in garden. CSY took 16 bushels wheat to mill. Aunt Lizzy to Wm Bakers.
Warm & pleasant. The spring continues very forward, plums, pears & peaches in bloom & the
apple trees begin to redden.
Tom plowed beyond the barn with both yoke of oxen & the old horses & the ground has got so hard that we must wait for rain. Dusinbury put up the line fence. Ed & I grafted at Houghs. Sol Philips moved into shop.
Tom went on the hill & began to plow the piece that was left in Dusinburys wheat. Dusinbury finished plowing the potatoe pack. I began to plow on the flat warm & dry.
Tom & I went up and sowed some spring wheat about 1 P.M. came up a thunder shower & rained finely we came home turned out cattle to pasture.
Started 2 plows in the field beyond the barn. I whitewashed some & worked some in nursery. The first boat arrived from New York. Jam Chissom here.
Jam Chissom went home. Raind showers all day. Thundered about 9 A.M. I whitewashed some, in afternoon I went to H.P. set some grafts for A.M.Adsit Cold Wind N.E. Lambs began to come.
Plowing beyond the barn. Cold & in afternoon a misty rain. Harrowed the potatoe
The weather is warmer today & quite pleasant.
CSY & I surveyed for S.S.Havens in the forenoon & grafted at Houghs in the afternoon. Boys plowing. Jimmy Laughlin opening drain by kitchen door.
I went out to Bath with Havens to get some surveys, came back & finished his surveying. Boys planting potatoes. Warm.