April 1906

April 1, 1906  Sun.  Plesant  Cold all stayed at Home but the Boys & angie   they went to Sunday School

April 2  Mon.  Plesant  Cold wind in the North   I went over to the stock yards to see them load hogs    30 hog to load 12 calves     Calob Wells loading  Potatoes Pay 50 per bush  pay 5 3/4 for hogs

April 3   Tues.  Plesant   I was over at the Depot this afternoon    the Train runn off the track at Coblys Crossing    detained the trains 3 hours    ernest took 2 men to Woodsville    got $1.50    Ernest put his Potaotes on Carr   had 70 bushels   50 per bush  $35.00    Boy gone out to thare Granpa    Guy to Young     Herman to Thayer

April 4  Wed.   Cloudy  It looks like Rain   Ernest   dora & Anglie went down to Pikes to Trade some   Fred Hall got his Big toe Jamed     cant work

April 5   Thur.  Cloudy  Ernest went to Woodsville this morning himself   Dora & Angie gone out to Dora Folks to get some sugar to eat    I took off 3 storm windows and packed them away

April 6  Fri.  Cloudy   Ernest gone to Lisbonn    he may go to Boston    Dora   my self   went out to her folks   she went up to Mr Thayers to get Herman  Guy was at Mansons   Boys have had a good time

April 7  Sat.  Plesant  Froge last night   sap must runn   this afternoon I went over to a meeting at the Hall    the selectmen are going to lay out a Precinct for electric Lights    Then the voting will see if they will except them

April 8  Sun.  Plesant  Boys went to Sunday School   the rest of what is left stayed at home     Ernest is in Boston    Ira went down to Boston on the E H to day

April 9   Mon.  Cloudy   Wind is blowing from the south    looks like a storm    I went over to the stock yards     loading on a good lot of hogs    I went over to the store   dora went over to Nel Eastmans to get a dress made

April 10  Tues   Snow   Dora & Angie has gone to Newbury to get Ernest    Dora had a Telegram to neet him    had a good run sap   the last two or three days
April 11   Wed.  Pleasant   Went over to Mosers after noon   had supper

April 12  Thur.  cloudy   Cold north wind   Fred Aldridge and Fred Clark had a suit before the justice to day  Fed aldridge gott knocked down & Clark had to settle    Ernes & dora went out to Earls got angie

April 13  Fri.  Plesant   I went over to Moses      done his chores Alice & Mary went over to Ceb Carleton   the Doc was going to take Mats leg off but did not do it    will do it tomorrow    Ernest split wood for Mr Whitcher

April 14  Sat.  Cloudy   South Winds Blow   Moses & Mary went over to CMC    Mat had her leg cutt off   I went over and done Mose Chores    Took dinner at W W Coburrn   Doc from Lisbon took the leg off

April 15  Sun   Rainy  Rainy day this has been a raining all day   it pored all day    we all stayed at Home   no travel on the roads

April 16   Mon. Plesant   Cattle day   Hogs   cows   calves   26 Hogs   Paid 5 7/8    Saw a man at the depot have a Fitt   layed flat on the ground    come out of it   took his horse drove home    Paid my IOOF Dues  $1.25 to April

April 17  Tues.  Plesant  Nice day   I went down to Whetherb  saw mill   Ernest is helping Percy Deming saw wood with Machine   I went over to see Arthur Erwin cows and young stock

April 18  Wed.  Plesant   Ernest  Dora & Angie went to Woodsville   I went over to depot roads have dried up good to day   Smith is having his wood split by White

April 19  Thur.  Cloudy   Ernest split wood forenoon   gone after a load of wood to his lot this after noon  I went over to Mose this after  noon   Mary saw Mat this forenoon   Said she is geting alone fine   Molton here to night from Frenches

April 20  Fri.  Cloudy  Ernest split wood    I sawed wood   mud is drying up   wind in the south    looks like rain

April 21  Sat.  Plesant   Ernest went to Woodsville   got 1020 Hay of Geo Eastman  Helping Whitcher on his wood   I burned off the old Culch back of the House

April 22 Sun.  Plesant  Boys & Angie went to sunday School   Dora is sick to day   had the Doc    The children is going to speak to night   Sunday School class   Angie is in a Diolog  4 years old

April 23  Mon.  cloudy  wind blows cold   Doc was here to see dora    She is better    loaded Hogs  Cows & calves on at the Depot to day   Ernest & Web are doing the house work    hope dora will get well soon   went to the Log IOOF

April 24  Tues.    Cloudy  Windy & cold   Dora is some better to day   The Boys are doing the work   House work  I mean

April 25 Wed.   cloudy  Wingy & cold   I have been down to M A Meader to see his cattle & sheep and lambs   I am going to a Steward Meeting this eve at David Whitcher   sent for the New World to day $1.00

April 26 Thur.   Plesant   Ernest helped the Barber move from Mary Medcalf up to Near Noys House    Ernest  Dora  Angie & my self are going to the Town Hall for the Anerversary  87th of the IOOF    have speaking & supper

April 27   Fri.  Cloudy   Cold & windy   Ernest is helping take down the stone sheds   they are to be moved to Ryegate   Newel Wright sold them     Dora not very well to day  Doc come in to see her

April 28   Sat.  Plesant  Ernest working on sheds   I am doing chores   dora a little better   Boys gone a fishing   hope they will kitch some

April 29   Sun.  Plesant  Ernest  Dora & Angie went up to the cemetary   I took a wlk   Boys done the same

April 30  Mon.  Cloudy   Ernest working of shed   I went up to Ora got a bush Potatoes   angie went with me   They are begining to work on Land   not very warm yet

There were two Moses,  if he just says Moses he means his younger brother, if he says M A Meader or Moses A  he means his uncle Moses Avery Meader.

Today we burned brush.  We burned all the dried raspberry cane and bushes that we trimmed a month ago as well as some we picked up from the cleared areas.  Now we are ready to burn the big brush pile that was left from the trees Norman cut down this spring before the leaves came out, they are dry now and should burn well.  We want to get these all cleaned up so when the leaves fall we can cut out more small trees to make the woods easier to walk in.   Tomorrow we need to pick green beans again.  Always something more to do.  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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