- Daniel Webster Meader
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.
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About Carol (Ouma) Petts
I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.