Mon. Dec. 5, 1898: Ther. cold, Wea. dark hazy clouds. We concluded not to thresh the wheat so we came back over to Uncle Crisses ranch got there about noon. Father & I chopped posts the rest of the day, Jim went up to Rob’s ranch and got his cow. Sam Larson got here this evening. Tuesday 6: Ther. cold am. warm in the sun Wea.(cold north breeze) hazy clouds all day. Jim started home with his cow. Father went to Orderville with S. Larson and left me here alone, I spent the day chopping fencing at the lower end of the field. Father got back about 7 pm.