Amos Claycomb’s July 1910 Diary

 In July 1910 my grandfather is harvesting the wheat and oats with help from neighbors and helping them harvest their crops.

Friday, July 1, 1910
Very heavy thunder storm early this morning which will lay us off for a while.  Came home this forenoon and Homer and I fixed some fence this p.m.

Saturday, July 2, 1910
Started to cut wheat at Rogers’ after dinner and cut 19 acres before quitting.

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Sunday, July 3, 1910
Cut wheat all day.

Monday, July 4, 1910
Finished at Rogers’ about ten a.m. and pulled over to Russell’s old place where we cut this p.m.   Killed a rattler with 5 rattles this a.m.

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Tuesday, July 5, 1910
Finished cutting Russell soon after dinner and took the machine home.

Wednesday, July 6, 1910
Rode pony up town after the mail this a.m.

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Thursday, July 7, 1910
Hard rain last night.  Rode pony to Bush and went to Amarillo on the train from there.  Came back tonight.

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Friday, July 8, 1910
Start to seal up the buggy shed today to make a granary for my wheat and oats.

Saturday, July 9, 1910
Worked on granary all day.

Sunday, July 10, 1910
Farr and Webb came today.  Had them out driving most of the time.

Monday, July 11, 1910
Cut part of my oats this p.m. but had to leave some as they were too green.

Tuesday, July 12, 1910
Put new posts into the corral today.

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Wednesday, July 13, 1910
Worked on corral all day.

Thursday, July 14, 1910
Started fencing the east side of Sec. 11 today.

Friday, July 15, 1910
Built fence all day.

Saturday, July 16, 1910
Ditto.  Drove pony over to Bushland tonight and played cards.

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Sunday, July 17, 1910
Staid around home all day.

Monday, July 18, 1910
Sent Homer up town after some lumber this a.m.  Worked on oat stacks this p.m.

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Tuesday, July 19, 1910
Sent Homer over to the Hoffman place after some alfalfa.  Drove pony to Am- this a.m. and back home after supper.

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Wednesday, July 20, 1910
Let Homer drive to Am- with the women folks today.

Thursday, July 21, 1910
Finished the granary this forenoon and started discing the oat stubble after dinner.

Friday, July 22, 1910
Homer disced all day.  Went to Amarillo on train at noon for some wagon bed irons.  Came back tonight.

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Saturday, July 23, 1910
Homer disced all day.   Drove pony over to Bush after supper and played cards.

Sunday, July 24, 1910
Staid around the house all day.

Monday, July 25, 1910
Worked all day on a wagon bed to haul wheat in.

Tuesday, July 26, 1910
Finished wagon bed.  Nothing doing.

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Wednesday, July 27, 1910
Cut the rest of my oats this p.m.  Were so green that I had to put them in small piles to dry out.

Thursday, July 28, 1910
Nothing doing.  Homer went over to his former place to attend to his own threshing.  Still very hot and dry and corn is suffering badly.

Friday, July 29, 1910
Homer helped Rogers thresh all day – hauling wheat to town.

Saturday, July 30, 1910
Threshing outfit got over to my wheat about 9:30 a.m.  Threshed out 442 bushels today which am putting in a bin in the barn.

Sunday, July 31, 1910
Rained last night and part of the time this p.m.


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