Aug. 1906

Aug. 1, 1906  Wed.  Warm   Ernest work for Ezra    I helped George Stow away a load of Hay

Aug. 2  Thur.  Warm   Ernest works for Ezra    I helped George to stow away 3 loads Hay    he got his Barn filled up good Hay    Dora & Angie went to Woodsville this morning  back on the 10 oclock

Aug. 3   Fri.  Warm   Ernest works for Ezra   finished up Haying for Ezra     we are going to have a talk on electrict light by Mr Prouty from New Port to night    he is the owner of the Plant in Bradford

Aug. 4  Sat.  Cloudy   Rained   showers   not but little business done to day   Mr prouty went around N. Haverhill found 18 that would lights put into thare Houses

Aug. 5  Sun.  Warm   All hands been out to Ernest Folks   Boys stay out with thare Grand parents for a few days

Aug. 6   Mon.  Hot day   Ernest helped Percy Deming saw wood at the Creamery    dora washed this morning    I done chores for the Boys

Aug. 7   Tues.  Plesant   Ernest & Dora went a Rasberrying   got 6 qts   I stayed with  Angie   I am going over to Moses to night   Sumner Bacon is thare   Mary & Web against Sumer & Moses

Aug. 8.  Wed. Warm   Ernest went out and helped Earl get in Hay    dora & angie went out to her Folks   I stayed at home    Will Coats finished mowing Southard grass

Aug. 9  Thur.  Hot  We all layed off to day   no work done by us   the chores was all

Aug. 10   Fri.  Cloudy   Ernest got what Hay he had cutt a Will Southards    Southard got his Hay   John Bitter & Hod Wheeler got it in   Charley Nuting Child was Burried to day   had a Electrict Light Meeting     adjurned without voting

Aug. 11  Sat.  Warm   Ernest Hauling coal for Frank Sleeper    I am not doing much

Aug. 12  Sun.  Plesant   Ernest & Dora & Angie went up to Cemetry   Boys & Angie went to Sunday School   Herman went to Episcopal Meeting   I stayed a Home

Aug. 13   Mon.  Plesant   Ernest Hauled coal for Frank Sleeper    I choped some wood   Guy went a Blacher Juyog(?)    Dora washed big washing   Paid IOOF Dues  &1.25

Aug. 14  Tues.  Plesant  Ernes gone to the Wears   the rest of the folks went to Grange meeting in Wilmot Forest   very good time    I helped George Eastman get in 2 loads oats

Aug. 15  Wed.  Plesant dry  Ernest coming home to night   Guy went a Blackberrying   got 2 qts   Dry need rain

Aug. 16  Thur.  Plesant   Ernest helped E Scott haul feed after noon   all going to Hall to Night    old folks day   they had Dinner at Hall  noon   took in $14.50    have supper to Night

Aug. 17   Fri.  Plesant  It is Hot and dry   we need rain   Ernest is working for George Kimball  Seting up oats after the Reaper   I chaped a little wood

Aug. 18  Sat Warm  Hot day   I worked for George Eastman geting in oats after noon   Ernest helped Ora get oats    it is a very hot day   we need some rain

Aug. 19  Sun.  Hot   Went to Meeting Village Hall  woman Preached   She that was Miss Warren   we all went talked well   Ernest & Dora & Angie gone to a ride

Aug. 20  Mon.  Warm  It rained in some parts   Thundered & rained but not here   Ernest is working for Arthur Irvin  thrashing oats   Dora washed this morning   got through at 8 oclock  big one    Republican Caucus  town Hall

Aug. 21  Tues.  Hot   Meaders & Carletons had a Reunion on Whits Pinocal   We Kowled 2 cart wheels off Pinocal     they went splended good   sight to see   they go had dinner South and Whites House on the ground had a good Dinner    Ernest work for Sleeper on the Dam   Lem Barton & Mary & 2 children arrived in Haverhill to day

Aug. 22  Wed.  Warm  Ernest working for Ezra WiloughbyAler Cryon had Prince to go to Bradford Fair

Aug. 23  Thur. Warm   I went up to Milton Youngs   Mary come and got me   Lem brought me home    Ernest worked for Ezra Wiloughby

Aug.  24  Fri.  Plesant   Ernest worked for Ezra Wiloughby  geting in Straw  straw in the Barn   dora up to Ora taking care of children while they go to the mountains  Franconia   good day    I do the house work   Herman not feeling very well

Aug. 25  Sat.  Plesant   Ernest working for George Kimball thrashing  I helped Moses get in his oats  crying & Hurlburt helped

Aug. 26  Sun.  Cloudy  Guy  Herman & angie went to Sunday School   ernest went to  Will Coats little Boys Furneral

Aug. 27  Mon.  Rain  rained most all day   Ernest worked for John Battes fore noon     worked in Frank Dean after noon   Big shower just at night   Edd Merril is here in the Place

Aug. 28  Tues.  Plesant   ernest worked for Frank D part of the forenoon    I went over to Moses   he is not very well

Aug. 29  Wed.  Plesant  Ernest worked for the Electrict men the fore noon  unloading Pokes on Carr with Will White    I have sawed & split wood fore noon

Aug. 30  Thur.  Plesant  Ernest  Dora & Angie gone to Lisbon   Boys & my self Stayed at home doing the House work

Aug. 31  Fri.  Plesant   Ernest helped Ervin Thayer 1/2 day  get in Oats   Boys went up with him   come back a foot   Mr French is a moving out of the other part of the House  leaving Ab alone Poor feller

Meanwhile back in 2012 I picked beans again today.   Norman worked on cleaning up the lower grounds.  When you cut down the trees they try to come back and need to be cut every year a couple times otherwise it all goes back to brush.  He cut down the brush and moved the big brush pile he made this spring.  Now I will help him burn all of this on Friday.  After dinner we canned the beans I picked and cut and got 6 1/2 quarts all processed.  Tomorrow we go to the farmer’s market and I will bring Mary a couple raspberry plants and see if she wants the other 18.  Then I need to make bread – I am all out in the freezer so need some for supper.  Thursday we will pick and process tomatoes again.  Hope we get some rain from Isaac but it doesn’t look like much of any except very hot weather.   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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