To go throng]] the year would occupy too much space. Thus we give a memorandum of only one week every two months. It is not necessary to note every sale in the journal, only the more important, and such transactions as one wishes to remember; nevertheless we advise that the journal be sufficiently fall so that it may become in a measure a reference from which the memory may be refreshed in relation to the principal business data of the farm and house hold.
April 1, 1865.—Have this day taken inventory of farm and what is on it, all of which are worth at the market value about $4,244.
Engaged two men to work for the season; Charles Gross, at $25 per month, and William Aiken at $23.
April 3.—Plowed for grain and grass seed.
April 4. Plowed for onions, and purchased onion, grass and garden seeds, .oil meal for feeding, and tools for summer use.
April 5.—Gave the onion ground thorough preparation for the seed, harrowing in fine manure, and working out all lumps and atones, making it mellow and level.
April 6.—Sowed onion seed, and finished sowing grass seed.
[Omitting till first week in Jane.] June 1.—Planted cabbages, potting hen manure, mixed with loam, in the hills.
June 2.—Sold one yoke of oxen for $197; which cost $105 last fall. They have done considerable work. and have had good keeping of hay and meal. The only way I know in which anything can be made in keeping cattle's to feed liberally.
Jane 3.—Hoed potatoes and corn, and planted squashes and melons.
Jane 5.—Bought one yoke of oxen for which are in thin flesh, but will probably gain during the coming summer.
June 6.—Hired another man. Patrick Murphy, for the remainder of the season, to be paid $24a month. !believe in hiring an abundant supply of help, and that more is lost by not having help enough than having too mach.
[Omitting till August.] August I.—Men employed in hoeing cabbages and tur nips.
August 2.—Went to market, carrying potatoes, cabbages, eggs, etc. Purchased one fine Cotswold back lamb for $—. August 3. Employed the men in filling low, swamp land ior mowing. Last year the beet grass on the farm was upon land eo reclaimed.
August 4.— Mowed salt gram.
August 5 —At work filling filiVfmp [Omitting till first week in October.] October 2.—Men at work digging muck. Went to market.
October 3.—Gathered onions; a small crop, owing to a very dry summer. Purchased oxen and steers for $—. October 4 and 5.—Digging potatoes; very good. crop; better than was expected.
October 7.—Drawiug sea manure.
[Omitting till first week in December 1 —The time of the men being out, only one Is to be employed daring the winter; the others Jars paid. December 2.—Spending time in making everything snug for winter. The barn and, hog yards are now filled with muck, bedding is secured, and part of it ie housed, and the remainder stacked, so that it can be kept dry; and e erythingie done to keep the stock warm and comfort able.
December 4.—Sold two fat bogs and eight pigs for $—. [Omitting till first week in February.] February 1, 1866.—Employed In laying plans for the coming, year. In looking back over the Mures of the past year, find that they have generally arisen from two causes: first, poverty of soil or 'lack of 'manure; and, sec ond not having men enough to perform all the work at the right time. In addition may be added one beyond the control of man, which was, long and severe drought. February 5.—Man employed in getting wood for the year.