Martha Ballard's Diary, August 16 - 20, 1807

16 1
Cloudy part of the [day]. mr Ballard to meeting. I have been at home. Georg Stone here for apples. Jonas men got a Load of hay in to y Barn. [at ].  
17 2
Clear Except foggy in the morn. mr Ballard has been puting board on mrs Farewels Barn. I gatherd String Beens and Cucumbers. I let Ephm ye 3d have 7 for his aunt. Sent apples & [peckeles] by him for Daugts Lambd & Ballard. at home.  
18 3
Clear and warm. I have workt in my gardin Seting Bushes among my Cucumbers, gathering Some & Scolt my peckles. Jona Junr Carried Beens, 13 Cucms, 4 Squashes. got a lb Sugar [] 10_. at home.  
19 4
Clear and warm. mr Ballard to ye Settlement. I have Bakt and done my other hous work. I Sent 3 DZn Cucumbers to Dagt Lambard & Currents to her & Ephms wife. at home, gatherd 3 pints Currents.  
20 5
Cloudy the most of ye day. I have done Some washing, gatherd 4 DZ & 7 Cucumbers. Jona assisted me and took ym to Carrie to markett. mr Ballard, mrs Wiman here to Tea. her husband Calld and Conducted her home. at home. gatherd Currents, 3 pints.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.