Martha Ballard's Diary, June 17 - 27, 1811

17 2
Cloudy morn, Clear Middle of ys day. A thunder Shour & heavy wind aftern. I have Sett Cucumber plants & F. lurnips, Churnd & made a Chees. mr Ballard houghing. Epm 3d here. all wel at Ctinton. at home. A Thunder shour. I Churnd 3-2/1 lb Butter.  
18 3
Clear part of ye day. I have washt. Son Jonas wife, Hannah and Elisabeth here foren. at home. Son Jonas wife here.  
19 4
Clear. [Son] wife & mrs Lankester here. my husband & I went there & took Tea. at Son Jonas. mrs Lankestr & Shee here.  
20 5
Clear. I have Sett F. Turnips. mr Hallowway mend puter for me. I paid him 28 Cents. Dagt Ballard & her Sister Babcock Dind here. at home, friends here.  
21 6
Clear & very warm. I have washt the Buttery Shelves & floor, boild pork brine & Scolt my pickles &C. at home. mr Ballard been to the Settlement.  
22 7
Clear the most of the day & warm. I went to Son Jonas foren of an Errand, have Bakt, made a Chees & ironed. at Jonas ys morn.  
23 1
Clear, warm foren, Cooler aftern. I went to Jonas aftern, drank 1 Cup Tea. Old mrs Stone & Becky Fletcher there. Son Epm, his wife & Childn Came there, after meeting. they Came here and took Tea, Jonas wife allso. at Detoes. Jonas wife, Epm, his wife & Childn here, took Tea with us.  
24 2
Cloudy all day. I have Sett Cucumbers, musk mellions & F. Turnips &C. houghd west Side the hous, wash [    ]. at home.  
25 3
Clear and warm. I have Churnd 1 [ ] of butter and done other work. at home.  
26 4
Clear part of ye day. I have done my hous work and wed gardin. at home.  
27 5
raind. a mr Gore fm Farmington here. my Husband gave him a dead of his Share of undivided land in New Sharron. I [sind] it. Sist Barton Came here. (he paid 5 Dols, gave his note for 25 to be Paid Jany next. at home.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.