Daniel Webster Meander was know to his friends and family as Web. He knew himself as D.W. He kept a diary for much of his life. I have many of these diaries and this book”Web- The Diary of a Farmer 1866″ is the story of Web and his family for the year 1866 based on the diary for that year and the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
“A remarkable memoir tells the story of a nineteenth century farmer and his struggle for survival in his own words.
Web- is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of our country, and is a delightful niche tome for those studing modes of subsistence or historical life-ways. A model of self-reliance and sobriety. Uncle Web will be a well-remembered character for generations to come. ” Review from the publisher
“Immaculate in detail and stunning in emotional intimacy. Carol Petts’ family memoir is so intricately evocative of a time long gone that readers will find themselves utterly displaced and loving every moment of it….The perfect read for anyone overwhelmed by the world’s crazed momentum, or anyone interested in antiquarian modes of subsistence.” by New York times Best Selling Author Ellen Tanner Marsh.