Still No Work in the Mill.

Mon.  april 16  Cold & windy  Did house work and washed   Went to Keene in P.M. with Guy & S.P.  Mrs Dislets came to see the baby. (guy-  Keene this P.M. to attend court Drame as petty juror form Harrisville. )

“Tue.  April 17  Cold & rain   did house work and went over to Mauds.  Everett came for me.  Guy away to night  Mrs. L  was in the evening.”

“Wed.  April 18  Fair  Did house work went to Chesham to Grange in evening depty night.  S. P. went to Keene.  Little Carl not feelfing very well.” ( Guy-  Drawn on a panal today.)

“Thu.  April 19 Fair  frost & rain  thunder shower  Did my house work and sewed some.  S.P. came home today.  Guy away tonight Gertie went to Boston.” ( Guy – Court to-day.   Finished case.)

Fri  April 20  Fair & cold  Did house work   made little dora a dress.  Carl weighs 8 lbs  just 6 weeks.” ( Guy-  Troy again tonight)

“Sat  april 21  Fair – Snow in night   did house work.  sherman took Carl’s picture.  clarence came tonight in ford.  I went up to Nelson’s  for milk.  Guy away.” ( Guy- Keene to-night.  Troy to see Joe Carver about radio.  snow hardest I was ever out in with car. )

“Sun  April 22  Rain & Snow   did my work & went to church about 6 in of snow last night.  Guy away tonight.”  (Guy-  Troy again tonight.  Took Everlyn Hawkens down with us.)

“Mon   April 23  Fair  snow at night  Did the washing and house work.  Carl rather good.  angie went to Keene with Clarence and I took care of Carl.” (Guy- Snow a little.  started wiring Disley’s house.)

“Tues  April 24  snow & sleet   Did my house work  Carl awful fussy.  Guy away all day & night.  About 8 in of snow.” (Guy- Snow hard in the morning.   Reported for jury duty.  Was not drawn.”

“Wed.  April 25  Windy & rain  did my house work   Carl very good    sewed some. ”  (Guy- Fionished pulling cable up stairs in disley’s.)

“Thur.  April 26  Fair  did house work.  carl awful good, took him over to Gerties & Herman’s.  Matha B.  came home tonight from Flordia.  Gertie joined the grange tonight. ”  Guy stopped writing in his diary.

“Fri  April 27  Fair  Did house work and sewed.  Took Carl up to Mrs Winn’s in P.M.  Went over to Chesham to sugar supper with Guy and S.P.  Carl gained 14 oz this week  8 lb 14 oz  7 weeks.”

“Sat  april 28  Snowed hard   Did house work  angie has a bad cold so I have taken care of the baby    Guy away tonight. ”

“sun  Rain & snow  Did work and took care of carl  gave him his bath.  Islad was in with her baby awful sweet and fat.  Guy away tonight.  Did not go to church.”

“Mon  April 30  Rain & Thunder shower.  did my washing & house work.  Went over to Hunets to supper & spent the evening   met Mrs. cutter from Antrim.”

Now to the present.  After breakfast this morning we went out to the lower garden to see how it faired with all the rain.  We got 2 1/2 inches yesterday, beautiful rain!!  The gardens were great.  I weeded the new beans while Norman weeded the tomatoes.  Then I put Super Rainbow (fertilizer) on the brussel sprouts and Norman put some on the tomatoes along with the rest of the lime.  The tomatoes look much better with the addition of calicum and lime.  We got four tomatoes to have for supper and I got three zucchini for dinner.   Then just before dinner we picked three and a half pints of blueberries.  After dinner we made blueberry sauce and canned that.  I call “Apples and More” to see if the apples were almost ready and Agnes said there would be no apples this year.  The long dry spell and high heat made all the apples drop off the trees.  She also said they have not been well so they are closing their orchards and will not open again next year.  Now where can we get the apples?  We will have to look in McMinnville and see if we can find a place, otherwise we will have to get them at the farmer’s market and they cost alot there as none of those farmer’s raise their own so there is another person to make a profit from them.   Today we had to prop up the peach tree.  I did not thin the peaches so there are so many on the tree it was pulling the tree up by the roots.  We picked four and had two of them this afternoon.  they are not fully ripe yet but still better than many that you get in the store.  I will let the other two ripen a little more.  They should be ready to pick when Patty gets here so she can help me can them and she can take some home fresh.  That will please her.    Have a good night.

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.
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