Feb. 1906

Feb. 1  Thurs.  cloudy   Ernest & Dora went out to the Granite works on pond Road to look at Monument    I went over to store     the Road is in better shape to go on

Feb. 2  Fri.  Cold   Plesant but cold    the wind blows cold   Ernest  Dora & Angie started to go to Lisbon but backed out    went as far as his Folks    stayed at dinner    got Sawed wood at the Creamery

Feb. 3  Sat   Cold   Plesant  all at Home to day   it very quiet on the road   no teams work

Feb. 4   Sun.  Cloudy   Ernest went up to the cemetry    the wind is in the south   I wish we could get some snow    no workis done with teams

Feb. 5   Mon.  Snow   Stormy day   bad day to be out    I saw a few sleighs going   I hope thare is enough for sleighing    every bady wants snow    Paid for Hartford Times  $1.00

Feb 6  Tues.   Pleasant   Cold   16 below out     all at Home to day    George Welch was here with Butter   got 6 lb   26 per lb   This is his last trip with Butter   he is going to move out of Benton     he has bought Sol Newels Place    paid $800.00 for it

Feb. 7   Wed.   Plesant   Cold  O T Swift had an auction   Earl Young bought him a cow    Paid $10 for it   Earl had dinner here    Ernest went up with him to ghe auction    Henry Keyes bought the old Bridge across the River from Newbury to Haverhill

Feb. 8   Thur.  Plesant  Cold  25 below guess that s cold enough for you    no sleighing   cold work   George Welch has his auction to day

Feb. 9   Fri.  Snow  It commenced snowing at 6 Oc in the morning and snowed till 4 Oc P.M.   one foot   good lot neighbors can get up thare wood now

Feb. 10   Sat.  Plesant  Ernes went out    got a small load wood   good Sleighing   Ira Thayer here at supper   Guy cutt his fingers with an ax

Feb. 11  Sun.   Plesant  All stay at Home but twp Boys    they went to Sunday School   Ira went up to Bra last night after the Grange

Feb. 12  Mon.   Cloudy   Ernest went after load wood   broke the Sled    Come home with a small load    every body is using the snow    drawing Logs & wood

Feb. 13  Tues.   Plesant   Ernest & dora gone up to Lisbon   Angie stayed over with Mrs White   I stayed alone   got dinner for the Boys at noon   sawed some wood

Feb. 14  Wed.  Cloudy   Ernest went out     got a load wood   brought in a big load    Mary Welch come home from hospital   went up to Manson Youngs   I sawed a little wood  Water stoped    we started it using not water

Feb. 15   Thur.   Cloudy   snow 4 inch that makes enough    I had the saw filed so we could sae    makes a big differnce

Feb. 16   Fri.   Plesant   Ernest went after load wood    had good luck    got home earley   I sawed wood   I took the mild to the Creamery but stoped on the way   Fell on my belly and emptyed the milk on top of my back

Feb. 17   Sat.  Plesant   Cold   Ernest gone after load wood   Water is Stoped  DW &  Dora used hot water and stawed it out    Alice Roosevelt was wed to Nicholas Loneworth to day  Every thing is new I hope

Feb. 18  Sun.   Cloudy   Big frost last night   Boys went to Sunday School   the rest of us stayed at home

Feb. 19  Mon.    Cloudy   Ernest hauled one load wood   Milton helped him draw out    I sawed bood   Angie went over to the store got some Tripe for dinner   Herman Stayed home from School   bad cold

Feb. 20   Tues.   Plesant   Ernest hauled 2 loads wood for Ernest Scott   sleighing is going     I was at the Depot A.M.   sawed wood P.M.

Feb. 21  Wed.  Cloudy  Ernest & Dora & Angie went to Woodsville   I sawed wood   it rains   I think we shall loose our snow   Moses French & wife ware brought here from the west in Caskets    will be Burried in the Cemetry at North Haverhill    they ware put in the village Hall

Feb. 22  Thur.  Plesant  Post & Corp met at the Town Hall    scholars in the School spoke here at Woodsvill Corner    The Prizes went to Woodsville  & to the Corner    none to North Haverhill aught to of got one     Prize Hazel Batcholder aught to of got one   would if I had been judge

Feb. 23  Plesant  I went to the Funeral of Mr Knight & wife   they ware brought on from Kansas to be buried here at No Haverhill    they went from here out thare       She was Moses French Daughter     I sawed wood and split the same

Feb.  24   Sat.  Plesant   Ernest took two of the show men out to the cormer to Post Bills for the show    he got for Day $1.25    We sawed wood and split   good lot    Snow is going fast

Feb. 25   Sun.  Cloudy   All stayed at Home but Boys & Angie wetn to Sunday School    it looks like Rain   I think it will before morning

Feb. 26  Mon.  Stormy   Snowed 4 inches last night   snowed some to day   wind has got into the North going to be colder    I sawed & split wood most all day   Ernest sawed some   Guy piled wood most all day   worked well

Feb. 27  Tues.  Plesant   Cold morning  I spilt wood to day    Ernest sawed   Ernest & Dora going to Woodsville to night to a dramma    hope they have a good time

Feb. 28   Wed.   Cold   Cold day   not much buisness done to day   Frank Cumins was here at dinner    went home to Warren

2012    Yesterday I made the jelly.   I got some tarte green apples at the farmer’s market and made an apple pie for Norman, then used the others and the peelings for jelly.  I also picked the last handfull of grape from my vines and a handful of blueberries and put those in and got 5 cups of juice to make jelly.  I finished the half cup jars for the girls for Christmas presents and got one jar for us of the apple jelly then I took the last quart and pint of grape juice from last year and made grape jelly.   I got 8 jars of grape jelly.   So I am almost done with jelly.   I hope to get some more apples for jelly for us.  Today I will pick tomatoes again and put those with the ones I picked Tuesday and will can a small batch.  Tomorrow we hope to burn some of the brush that is collecting, then on Saturday we will pick beans again.   And so the harvesting and canning goes on.   Have a great 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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