4/1 Dot returned with Jane
4/3 One case of eggs to Hunts’
4/5 Hauling posts out of mountains. Chaparral posts; contracted to have them out. (All fencing done with home grown pots in those days)/
4/6 Went to Santa Barbara to meeting. Attended to railroad matters
4/7 Spent morning at Winchester with Oscar and harry
4/8 Dot & Twins: Jane and Clinton in bed
4/10 Trainwreck. No meat. No eggs to town.
4/9 Stopped railroad work by wire. [SP’s Ahern would get obstreperous, do something in wrong manner, so JJ would telegraph hqs in SF to stop it.]
4/16 Went to Lompoc and back, ordered fence materials, gate latches etc.
4/18 Went to Santa Barbara to put jane in school.
4/20 Stuck a nail in my foot.
4/23 Set chickens to town
4/24 Cutting hay
4/28 Chipman and Chrisman arrived.
4/30 Millions of grasshoppers