July 1906

July 1, 1906  Sun.  Plesant   Ernest -Dora-gladys & the children went downto Jim Eastman   two of thare Boys was drowned in the River to day   Frank & Lean   not found them yet

July 2  Mon.  Cloudy  Ernest is working for Edd Blumbly rowling in logs into the River  I went down to Jim Eastman   they are still hunting for the boys   have no trace of them yet

July 3   Tues.   Cloudy   Ernest worked for Ezea Wiloughby 1/2 day   I worked in garding   Milton Yound gone down to help find the Boys   this is his third time

July 4  Wed.  Cloudy   All the (can’t read the word) went to Pikes Station to the  (can’t read the word)  very good time.

July 5  Thur.  Plesant   Ernest work for Ezra   I went up to Ora Thayer  got 1/2 bush Potatoes   good day to day

July 6  Fri.  Plesant  Ernest work for Ezra   I helped Hazen Chamberlin get in load Hay   I pitched it on   good Hay day   quiet a number commenced Haying   Geo. Eastman got old Prince to Hay

July 7  Sat.  Plesant   Ernest to work for Ezra     John Rogers woman gone to the Mountains to work – good hay weather    I am not doing but a small part of work to day

July 8  Sun.  Warm   Earl & Mira wate here at dinner    Ernest & Dora & Angie are going out to his Fathers to get some Potatoes and take a ride to I supose

July 9  Mon.  Cloudy  Ernest work for Ezra   Dora with my help washed    Ernest helped in the morning   not a very good Hay day

July 10  Tues.   Cloudy   No work to day   no Hay day to day    it look like rain   the old cow stayed in the Barn to day   she is lame  foot sore

July 11  Wed.  Plesant   Ernest worked 1/2 day for Ezra   dora & Angie went down to see Sarah Eastman on the cars    Sarah is a going to bring them home with a team    I am House Keeper    got the dinner   have to get the supper

July 12   Thur.   Pleasant  I am down to James Eastmans helping him hay   got in one load    mowed in the morning   got out 6 acres   all cocked up – Elsa Amey was here to day    gone back to night    I have not seen her since she was a girl    Good Hay day

July 13   Fri.  Warm   I am at J Eastman   got in 7 loads Hay to day   I stowed them away    no one Hay day   I am the man that can do the Haying    Sarah & Mrs Swan went up to Center Cemetry after noon

July 14  Sat.   Warm   James mowed oat foder fore noon   got in 2 loads   Hay P.M.   got one of his Horses broke through the gang way that goes to his Barn   got him out all safe   Scared up his legs some   Dehis Merill helped us get him out

July 15   Sun.  Warm   I come home from J a Eastman   Ernest & Dora & angie  the Boys gone up to the Church   this Eve to a caucus   it looks like rain  good lot of Hay done

July 16   Mon.  Warm   Ernest worked for Ezra   dora washed to day    I helped   Guy not feeling very weel   wants fouing up

July 17  Tues.   Cloudy   Ernest worked for Ezra    Me & dora & Angie went up to Cemetry at Eve

July 18  Wed.  Plesant   Ernest works for Ezra   Dora went to Woodsville this morning bought me two shirts 50 a pr  1.00    I bought pair Pants offf scott  $1.50    the Mansons are haying    a good time at Kimballs Hall

July 19   Thur.  Plesant   Ernest work for Ezra   I helped Geo Eastman stow away 2 loads Hay  paid .25   this morning      went over the store   Paid E Scott for Pants $1.50

July 20  Fri.  Cloudy & warm  Ernest work for Ezra   I helped Geo E stow away 1 load Hay    went over to the street

July 21  Sat.  Warm   Ernest worked till noon    big shower afternoon    Ernest & Dora gone to Woodsville    do some trading    very warm to night

July 22  Sun.   Cloudy   I went to meeting at the Village Hall  Guy  Herman & Angie went to Sunday school   the rest stayed Home

July 23  Mon.    Warm   cloudy  rain some  no work to day   washed this morning  got done before 9 a.m.  big one to   No Hay day

July 24  Tues.  Plesant   Cool to night   Ernest worked for  Ezra    I hoed in the garding    dora done a big ironing to day   comenced 5 in the morning

July 25  Wed.  Warm   Ernest work for Ezra   I went to the Circus with the Boys   Guy & Herman   Mrs. Brooks & Florance Thayer ware here at dinner   they went to the show or circus

July 26  Thur.  Plesant   Ernest work for Ezra   I helped Geo E stow away load Hay in the morning

July 27 Fri   Plesant   Ernest work for Ezra   my work was light to day   Green vegetables are geting good in the garding

July 28   Sat.  Cloudy   Ernest worked for Ezra    I raked over Mrs Libby Doore yard  after it was mowed

July 29   Sun.   Warm  Boys & Angie went to Sunday School   the rest of the folks stayed at Home   Showers at Night

July 30  Mon.   Cloudy   No work for Ernest   Washed this morning   done at 9 oclock   Dora Ironed in the after noon   good days work   big washing

July 31.  Tues.  Warm  Ernest work for Ezra 1/2 day   My work was not very hard    I went with the Boys    they took a Bath in the Brook

The warm weather is back again.  I picked tomatoes this morning and got 8 pounds for green tomatoes and about 10 pounds of red ones.   We made green tomato relish with the green tomatoes and a few red ones and four big onions.  We got 7 1/2 pints in all.    Didn’t do much after that as it was too hot to work outside in the after noon.  While the relish was soaking in the brine I pruned the raspberries.  I cut the new plants away from the mother plants and got 20 potted plants.  I will take a couple to the farmer’s market and give them to the woman I trade with alot.  If she wants all of them she can have them as we have all we can take care of now and will not be expanding the bed any this year.   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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