Aug 1905

Aug. 1, 1905  Tues.  Cloudy   Ernest went to Pikes to day     no hay weathr   I feel like a main walking up stairs without steps.

Aug. 2  Wed.  cloudy   Ernest went to Pikes in the morning    I went with mose up to his Back Pasture    Saw resberry Pickers in his Pasture    Fred Partrage family and Milton Youngs family    I picked the supp out around the Barn

Aug. 3  Thur.  Warm   Ernest gone to Pikes    Dora gone after him at Night   Grace went down with her to Pike    I have been pulling weeds in the garding    good Hay day      Grace has quit P.K going to work Doc Stiny

Aug. 4  Fri  Warm   Ernest gone to Pikes    Dora went after him at night    Grace Thayer has quit Kimbales   going to work for Dr Sterns   I thined out Mary Metcalf beets in her garding

Aug. 5  Sat.  Cloudy   Ernest gone to Pikes   Dora goes after him at night.    I dug hole to bury up potatoes not good ones but bad ones   Earl & Mary Clark got married to day.

Aug. 6  Sun.  Showers   Grace & Mat went out home to day.  Ernest & Dora are going up to The Cemetry    it looks like rain to night    Guy gone out to his Grand Pa Thayers to stay a few days

Aug. 7  Mon   Warm   Earnest went with Price Horse this morning  the Ca5rs left him    Grace went to Woodsville to have her teeth filled    Dora went to             I sawed a little wood

Aug 8  Tues.  Warm   Ernest gone to Pikes    Grace went to Woodsville   I sawed wood    Will Kimball is seting broken glass in the windows

Aug. 9  Wed.  Warm   Ernest gone to Pikes    I went after him to night   Rolan Lamb come up with us    Dora gone down to Alton Bay with Lizzie Dean & Edith Whitchild

Aug. 10   Thur.  Hot   Sunday School chilren went over to Mr Pholaski for a Picknest    Went over with Mirle team     had a good time   ernest went to Pikes   I went after him.

Aug. 11  Fri.  Cloudy  Ernest gone to Pikes    come home on the 3 o’clock train   I went up woth Mose to his Back Pasture   Ernest had a letter from Dora    She is well and geting fat

Aug. 12  Sat  Hot  Ernest gone to Pikes    I went with team brought him home.   Mrs Medcalf here  got stuff out of garding or some one for her    it is a very warm day.

Aug 13  Sun.  Pleasant   Ernest gone out to his Fathers    going to bring Guy home with him   Herman went with him    Angie been a good Girl to day

Aug. 14 Mon.  Pleasant   Ernest gone to Pikes    I went after him at night    I sawed old rubbish wood for the stove.  ( They cooked all their meals on the big cast iron stove so the wood fire had to burn summer and winter.)

Aug. 15  Tues.  Rain  Ernest gone to Pike  come home on the train   I sawed wood till it rained then took Harness to have it rep

Aug 16  Wed.  Rain and Pleasant   Ernest gone to pikes    I am going after him to night    I sawed wood afternoon   rained last night  all night it rained to as hard as I ever saw it   Nat clark took a small keg home with him    settle with you for it

Aug. 17   Thur.  Pleasant  Ernest gone to Pikes    I went after him   I sawed wood to day.  Met a mole with Prince    had to take him out    he was on his high heels

Aug. 18  Fri.  Pleasant   Ernest gone to Pikes   come home on the  3 o’clock train    he is delivering Ice to night   Dora is coming on the Evening train    I sawed wood to day   done big for me

Aug. 19  Sat.   Pleasant  Ernest gone to Pikes   I went after him at night   Dora come home on the 3 o’clock    I finished sawing up the old rubbish around the Barn     Went down to Moses in the evening   Sumner Bacon was thare    good time

Aug. 20   Sun. Cloudy    Ernest gone to take Mat Carr home    Earl & Mira ware here for supper    Ernest & Dora are going up to the Cemetry to put flowers on Hatties Grave

Aug. 21  Mon.   Pleasant   Ernest gone to Pikes   I went after him at night      Dora comenced doing her work this morning

Aug 22.  Tues    Hot  Ernest gone to Pikes   I went after him at night     got old Prince shod to day   New shoes all around    Show at North Haverhill

Aug. 23  Wed.  Hot   Ernest gone to Pikes   I go and get him with Team    Most every one gone to Bradford Fair    it is a very warm day

Aug. 24   Thur.  Cloudy   Ernest gone to Pikes  come home on the 3 o’clock train   I shoveled saw dust out of the Ice house.   Ira here to day    wants money go to school with   has not raised it so far

Aug. 25  Fri.  Pleasant  Ernest gone to Pikes    come home on cars   Irvin, Delia, two Girls gone to Franconie to day    had Price Horse to go with one of his Horses    Had Whithers Carage to go with   Dora had one bushel Potaoes of Mr Hiloughby   .70 cts

Aug 26   Sat.  Pleasant   Ernest gone to Pikes    I am going after him with Team    Moses Thrashed his oats to day    Wright of the Field    Ralf Rogers done the work with a Gasoliine Machine    Irvin got back with Prince all right    went down to Moses in the Eve

Aug 27  Sun. Cloudy   Ernest & Dora going to Cemetery   Molton Young stayed here last night    Big rain last night

Aug. 28  Mon.  cloudy   Ernest gone to Pike    I am going after him to night

Aug 29   Tues.  Cloudy    Ernest gone to Pikes    I went after him    Herman went alone    Sarah Eastman worked for Dora to day   I went after her morning & angie went with me

Aug. 30  Wed   Rain   Ernest gone to Pikes   come home on 3 o’clock    Grace Thayer is here to night     She is a going to have a vacation   10 days   Dr  Sturns & wife gone to Maine for a visit

Aug. 31  Thur.  Pleasant    Ernest gone to Pikes  come home on Cars     Carrie Wells here at supper   Ora is to have Prince Horse go to the Notch  takes his two small Brothers.  (The Notch is in the White Mountains.)

2012-  Rained last night,  as soon as it dried out this morning we picked green beans.  Then we canned 6 quarts and 1 pint.  The beans are all producing now and should keep growing for another month so we should get enough canned for all of us.  Tomorrow is farmer’s market day and we should pick tomatoes again.  I love farmer’s market day, it is the only chance I get to go to town and see what is going on.  Of course nothing is ever going on but it is fun just to get out and see people here I don’t even see my neighbors.  Have good day.

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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2 Responses to Aug 1905

  1. Joyce Larrabee says:

    It is raining here today too. It’s been very hot this summer. We are not use to it. Have to run the A/C a lot so we can breathe. You must have a house-ful of home-grown food now. When do you go to Fl.? Enjoy reading about the things you do. ♥

    • Wonderful to hear from you and know you both are well. We have had to run the A/C more this year also. We have set all kinds of records for heat and drought. This has been the hottest and driest summer on record which has made it hard for the farmers so food prices are up also. Hopefully next year will be better. Right now it is wet and cool and it feels great. We will go to FL. for Thanksgiving and then come back to plant in Feb. We will put in onions and garlic this fall so they will be growing while we are gone. Can’t waste any time! Have a great day.

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