September 1905

Sept. 1, 1905  Fri.  Cloudy  Ernest gone to Pike   I went after hm with Oras Horse.   Prince come back all rite side up drove good.  Mrs. Medcalf down from Woodsville to get some garding truck.  Herman had to go to bed for not minding

Sept. 2, Sat.   Pleasant   Ernest gone to Pikes   come home on 3 o’clock train.  Prince Horse is lame in one of his hind legs.  Ora had him to go to Floom   come home the same night.

Sept. 3  Sun.  Rain  All night and all day  So we all stayed at home.  Prince Horse is some better to day    if we are careful of him he will get over it

Sept. 4   Monday  Rain  Ernest goe to Pikes   come on the 3 oclock     Rained all night and all day till 3 o’clock    Cow got out 2 times   got into Fed corn.   My bakc is lame today.   Prince is some better.   Ernest is delivering Ice with him drives store.   Guy had to go to bed to day cause he didn’t mind.

Sept. 5  Tues.  Cloudy  Ernest gone to Pikes   come home on 3 o’clock    I went with Mose    took a cow to his back Pasture.   My back is lame    dora says I go just like Anna  Abot   I feel some like her

Sept. 6  Wed.  Rain   Ernest stayed at Home   Big shower this noon  lame to day

Sept. 7  Thur.  Cloudy   I am up to Manson Youngs to day    he has got a gam of men filling his silo    Milton Young got three of his Fingers, two mashed  one cutt off.  I am having a good visit with Manson.  Ernest, dora & angie ware up here when M  got his fingers hurt.

Sept.8   Fri. Pleasant   I am still at Mansons   They cutt corn till noon    Silo is full    going to weight till Monday then finish up cutting.  I am having a good time    Manson cutt his oats this afternoon    John White comenced Plowing the corn ground

Sept. 9  Sat   Pleasant    I am at Mansons yet   John White Hauled load stone for Jeseman    Wlla went to Piks   done some trading    Manson & my self went over the Farm   it is looking good

Sept. 10  Sun.  I am at Mansons yet   Ella went to Church  the rest of us stayed at Home.    John & Molten went to Pikes

Sept. 11  Mon.  Pleasant   I am still at Mansons    he finished cuting corn to day at noon    got in his oats    Ernest worked for him to day    Manson is geting better if he don’t work to quick he will come out all right

Sept. 12  Tues.  cloudy   I am now at Merrill Clough    stayed at Manson till Dinner then Manson took me up to M Clough   it is now Eve and Marrill is at the barn doing his chores

Sept. 13  Wed.  Cloudy   I an still at marril Clough   he & my self went all over his wood lot   he has got a good lot of wood  and as many as 100 Maple Trees on his lot     his crops look good

Sept. 14.   Thurs.  pleasant   I am now at Milton Youngs   had a good time at Merril Clough    had Dinner & supper at Sol Newels   good time    Frost last night

Sept.  15  Fri.  Cloudy  I am at Milton Youngs   Earl Young is cutting corn at Conbrew Frenchs  comes home nights    the Circle met here to day

Sept. 16   Sat.  Cloudy   I am at Milton yet    Milton & Alice went to Woodsvill to get his Hand dressed   Earl is to Frenches  cuting corn   Milton took me home to night   Folks all well at home.

Sept. 17   Sun.  Cloudy   Ernest, Dora & Angie gone up to cemetry   Boys went to Sunday School

Sept. 18   Mon. Rain   All stayed at Home but the Boys    they went to school

Sept. 19  Tues.   Pleasant   Ernest & Dora & Anie went out to Ora Thayers   I went down to see Moses    he is  doing nicely    they have commenced cutting corn   puting up the Engine to day

Sept. 20  Wed.  Rain   Ora & Glen helped Ernest Dig Potatoes in the forenoon    rained in afternoon   Potatoes are small no rot yet

Sept. 21  Pleasant  Ora & Glen helped Ernest dig Potaotes   Picked up about 75 bushel.  Mrs. Medcalf has hers out of  them   no rain to day

Sept. 22  Fri.  Pleasant   Or & Glen helped dig Potaotes   Mrs. Medcalf sent a man and got hers.   clara Clark come here to day   Ella Young brought her with a team    Potaotes do not turn out very big

Sept.  23  Sat.  Cloudy   Ernest helped Milton git in oats to day    the rest of the folks stayed at Home.

Sept. 24  Sun.   Cloudy   Ernest, Dora & Angie went out to his Fathers     took Clara Clark out to Manson Youngs    My self & Boys stayed at Home    the Boys went to Sunday School

Sept. 25  Mond   Cloudy   Ora & Glen helping Ernest dig Potatoes   Milton & Alice in here    been up to Woodsvill to get his Hand dressed   it is doing well   Clara Clark gone to Laconia

Sept. 26    Tues.    Plesant    Ernest cutting up his corn    I picked sage pans    I done well  thare is more to pick

Sept. 27  Wed.  Cloudy   Ernest, Dora, Angie & Clara clough gone up to Woodsville   going to get Angie Picture Taken.   Ernest went out to the centre for noon   I picked sage    Clara come from Laconia this morning

Sept. 28  Thurs.   Pleasant   Ernest finished diging Potatoes    I done a few chores

Sept. 29  Fri.  Pleasant   Ernest is helping Ora dig Potatoes to day    I pulled the Beans   Elder Eaten was in to see me to day

Sept. 30    Sat.  Warm   Ernest mowed a little rowing    going to bend corn in garding   I raked up the rowing    Dora washed the windows up stairs   done good job

The year of 1905 is winding down and Ernest still has no regular job, he is no happier as a farmer than he ever was but he is finding work here and there.  Everyone hopes for a change soon.

I am finally caught up, I finished the Carver story and another month of Web’s diary.  It rained again last night and we got an inch this time.  There was a lot of damage done around Nashville but the mountain protected us.  We heard the wind blow but nothing that bothered us here under the face of Baker Mountain.  Today we are taking it easy and getting rested up for the week end.  We will pick tomatoes to day and tomorrow go into the farmer’s market where John has promised us three 20 to 25 pound boxes of tomatoes.  We will get half of those cleaned, cooked and canned Saturday and finish those and the ones we pick on Sunday.   That will be the last of the ones we buy.  Then we will can only what is left on our plants and when they get too slow we will pick all the green ones and make some green tomato relish.  I still would like to find some small cucumbers for Bread and Butter pickles but cucumbers are not to plentiful this year.   Have a great day.

Sept. 27

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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