We got started early this morning. We ate as soon as we got up and were on the road by 7:15. We went to McMinnville and got a load of manure from Mr. Rigsby. He never lets us pay for the manure so I brought him some of my homemade donuts today. He has given up boarding horses so he has only about one more load for us which we will get next week. We are putting it into a pile down near the garden and will cover it to keep it ageing for next year. We were back home about 9 and went right to picking beans while Norman emptied the truck. Then he helped me pick beans, we got alot of them today. While I fixed dinner, Norman washed the truck and then we both started cutting the beans while the stew cooked. After dinner Norman took his nap and I finished the beans, then we both canned the beans. We got 6 1/2 quarts plus what I put in the stew for dinner. That is the most we have gotten at one time. We always can them the same day we pick them. Then we picked the tomatoes and put them on the table down cellar. Monday morning early I will pick them again and if I get as many Monday as I did today we will make some more Maranara Sauce to can. If the tomatoes hold out I hope to make some pizza sauce to can also. Now on with the diary.
May 1 , 1905 Mon. Snow squalls Salt Car load come to day Mr Thayer & Mrs Thayer out from Swift to day. trade very good Cold day over coats on Dora cleaned the kitchen to day & ironed before she went to bed Ernes went to Ezra Weloughly 30 aniversary to night
May 2 Tues. Pleasant Dora Cleaned the Hall to day that finishs up her cleaning Herman not feeling very good sick last night does not eat anything to day Trade very good.
May 3 Wed. cloudy Took up Guy, Herman & Angie up to the Cemetary looks like rain hope we may have some.
May 4 Thurs. Pleasant Gracie Thayer come up from Lynn to day to stay 2 or 3 weeks Trade very good Mr Thayer met Gracie takes her home to night
May 5 Fri Cloudy & cold Run down to Moses. angie down to Carl Fetchels birth day party having a good time. Sarah Eastman to work for Mary Meader today. (Moses is Web’s younger brother and his wife is Mary.)
May 6 Sat. Warm Dora gone to Lisbon Tina Partridge done her work for her while she is gone
May 7 Sun. Warm Ernest took Mrs Tefft over to whare Ild lives to stay a few weeds it looks like spring Trees are budding out fast
May 8 Mon. Pleasant Ira down from Woodsville I took him out to his home going to stay day or two Helped his Father trade very good $100. to day. every body doing spring work about time Mrs George Wells died about 10 oclock at night
May 9 Tues. Cloudy Gracie Thayer took Ira out to go to Woodsville to school grass grows well looks good People begining to plant Trade not quite as good
May 10 Wed Cool I took Mr Chamblain out to George Wells to day to see Mrs Wells but sorry she looked at her Farm puting seed into the ground grass looking well
May 11 Thurs. Warm Went to Mr George Wells Funeral it was at the House Rev E. C. Eaton Preached the semon 4 of the Boys ware bearers Flor, Fred, Eugene, Arthur
May 12 Fri. Pleasant Went with the Clerk on Briar Hill to deliver Groc good deal to do on the fand get no planting done yet
May 13 Sat. Pleasant Trade very good Ernest sold his old cow to day to V Brooks for $18.00 My head does not feel good to night
May 14 Sun. Cloudy Ernest and all of us went out to his Fathers Irvin & Delia ware there that made a house full I stay all night Grace at home.
May 15 Mon. CloudyCloudy day with rain. I am at Hibard Thayers having a good visit with all Grace sure Mr Thayers oats is coming up good it looks like rain to night hope we get some Mr Thayer took 2 calves to Woodsville got $9.00
May 16 Tues. Hibard Thayer planting potatoes Ira helped him Hib helped Carr brake up fore noon Ira took away banking forenoon telephone men setting poles by Hibard Thayer. (the banking is a banking of hay put around the house to keep the draft off the floor.)
May 17 Wed. Cloudy & showers Grace & Web went over to see Levi Bisbee folks Mr Thayer planting potatoes Grace took Ira Part way to Woodsville he goes to school
May 18 Thurs. Showers Mr Thayer finished planting potatoes to day. Grace took me home to day Ernest is on loading a load seed Arthur Clough lost one of his hojrses backed into the river wagon went with him have not got the wagon yet.
May 19 Fri Pleasant Sick to day had a Dr two times burned my fingers had a bad sel in the morning Mr Thayer and Mrs Thayer was here to day
May 20 Sat. Cold Grace & Forest stayed all night Gramma Wright talks as fast as ever I had a bad spel this afternoon got better soon
May 21 Sun. Cold Grace & Forest went home this morning went to church for the first time this season no meeting thare before this spring ernest has not done his work yet on the farm
May 22 Mon. Cold Ernest & Web went up to the cemetry to see Dr Watson burried he is to be burried under the Masons but we did not wate
May 23 Tues. Pleasant & cold Dora & Angie went to Woodsville with Aunt Ella Young sone some trading for Angie my hand is some sore but it get better by & by
May 24 Wed. Warmer Phebe Wright here to night going to a dance to night good day to plant corn good many women out to day Storm soon
May 25 Thurs. Warm Grace Thayer come this noon going to stop a few days Grammie here yet They are working on the eater works Ora & Florance here to night
May 26 Fri. Warm with showers Ira down form Woodsville Grace still here Trade very good The Kidwent to Woodsville for a Wheel he got one
May 27 Sat. Warm Grace & Web went out to Ora Thayers took dinner with them every body planting corn & potatoes. Ora , Father & Forest is helping him ( Potatoes were a cash crop, they sold them to the starch factory)
May 28 Sun. Pleasant Ernes & Grace been over to thare Fathers the rest all stayed at home every thing quiet
May 29 Mon. Warm Grace & florance Thayer went to Woodsville this morning Grace gone to East Haverhill Ernest is hauling crack corn from the depot
May 30 Tues. Pleasant went and took dinner with the Post & Corp very good time very good speaking good singing every thing went off very well Will Kimball & Lena Campbell ware married to day he is 23 she is 15 years old
May 31 Wed. Pleasant Grace gone home her mother came out to take her home She is going to Lynn Friday Trade very good grass looks good.
Have a great day.