Marching On

March 1, 1907   Fri.  Plesant    good day for work with Teams   the sun has shone bright all day   Hens lay 8 eggs

March 2   Sat.  cloudy   rained a little to day     sleidh Party come in to town to day  of School Children    good time   H 6 eggs

March 3   Sun.  boys went to sunday school   the rest of the family to lazy to move    Hens 7 e

March 4  Mon.  Cloudy   Snows a very small lot but you can cll it snow    Washed to day got done by 10  and work all done up

March 5  Tues.  Plesant  This is a nice day    wood pile geting low   few sticks left   dora got a hard cold    has to attend to her Nose    Hens lay 7 eggs

March 6  Wed.  Plesant  Wind blows cold   Load of wood came to day   sawed for the stove     One load of green wood    I split the dry wood and Herman put into the shed    Hens 4 eggs

March 7  Thurs.  Plesant   Angie L Thayer Birth day    she has a supper   6 set down   3 Carrol Girls   2  Boys and angie   6 eggs

March 8  Fri.   Plesant   Ernest got 9 Hens that makes 18 Hens &  a Rooster    Mrs Farwell  gone to  Canada    lost her Step Father    We have got the little Girl here while she gone

March 9  Sat. Plesant   Ernest Piled the wood over they Hauled for him    Boys went to a Birth day Party    they had a good time

March 10  Sun.  Cloudy    Boys went to sunday school   the rest of the folks stayed at House

March 11  Mon.  Plesant  Wash day   got done at 10 ck   I have took care of Hens   one is on the sick list   one Ernest bang   little Girl is with us yet

March 12  Tues.  Warm   Town Meeting & school meeting all the same day    the snow goes in the road    Ernest got 7 cords wood in his yard to day

March 13   Wed.  Cloudy   Rained a little his morning    all well and doing about the same    good sleighing

March 14   Thurs.  cloudy   Rained this morning   stoped at noon    I got a Box of Renovations    some one sent them   I guess it was Dora

March 15  Fri.  Plesant  Ernest had his wood sawed to day    Saw engine 5 Horse Power   7 cords sawed it in 2 hours 40 minutes    3 men      I have split this after noon   Boys Piled it up

March 16   Sat.   Spring dau   Plesant   I split wood    the Boys helped   Guy gon to rehersal    Have a Birth day Party for Marion Carroll   10 years old go day  snow runns   it is going

March 17   Sun   Plesant    Boys went to sunday school   Snow is going fast    St Patrick Day in the Morning  to day

March 18  Mon.Plesant   snow is going fast  go on wheels a few   Carroll left big manuj=ure go thats in the shed   I split wood    Boys pile it up

March 19  Tues.  Windy day   bad day to be out   snow most all day   Wilard hauled out load manure

March 20  Wed.  Wind blowed all day   gad day to be out   so bad he did not come for Manure    hard a day as we have had this winter

March 21   Thurs.  Plesant   Wilard Hauled 2 loads manure to day    Boys taped 2 Maple Trees    dora is beter to day

March 22  Fri.  Cloudy   Wilard got the manure all Hauled away    Carroll got his Barn cleaned up   Hens layed 4 eggs

March 23  Sat.  Plesant & warm   split wood   Boys piled it up   snow is going fast   sap urns to day   go on wheels now had a long run sleighing

March 24  Sun.  Snow   Boys went to sunday School   the rest stayed close to the House   Hens lay good

March 25   Mon.  Plesant   snow about all gone that come yesterday    Washed to day    Dora is out getting in her cloths

March 26  Tues.  Cloudy  Boys gone to get sugar to eat    I split wood  when I felt like it    Snow is going fast   Set a Hen to day with 13 eggs at noon

March 27  Wed.  Cloudy   Split wood   makes my Pile look smaller    the one that is spilt looks larg   Hens lay well

March 28   Thur.  Cloudy   Thunder shower    Man sawing slabs for the store   Fog on the Pond   Hens layd 11 eggs

March 29  Fri.  Plesant   Dora went to runn   I got the dinner and done up the work    Man sawing slabs   Hens layed 11 eggs   I paid 85 cts for Med

March 30  Sat. Plesant   Man finished sawing his slabs and spliting wood   2  1/2 days & half   Hens layed 12 eggs    I fixed Mrs. Caroll door

March 31  Sun.  Plesant  Boys went to Sunday School   thare Father went to Church   I took a walk over the Scrub Fields   Hens 13 eggs

Web is quite bored and longing for Haverhill and the farms.   I had another busy day.  Yesterday we went to the farmer’s market and John sold me a half bushel apples for $7.00   His wife got some seconds to dry and only used half of them so I got the other half.  I saved out enough to make two pies tomorrow, one for Norman and one for Mr. Rigsby for the last load of manure that we will get Saturday morning.  Then I save out 9 apples to make some Hamburg/hot dog Relish.  The rest I cut up and juiced to make jelly.  That took all morning because with that much juice 19 cups it took forever to boil down to the jelling stage.  We got 18 jelly jars full and one for our present us.  I did put in a cup of dried cranberries to give it a nice color and a nicer taste.  That makes all the jelly I need this year, with the grape, apple and raspberry there will be plenty for everyone.   Tomorrow we pick beans again, Saturday we get manure, Sunday is house cleaning and letter writing and Monday I will make the relish so the week is pretty much planned out.   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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1 Response to Marching On

  1. Joyce Larrabee says:

    Your house must be full of food by now. You have your own store right at home. With a LOT of work. You are wonderful people, and we are so glad to have met you.

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