Nov. 1907

Nov. 1, 1907  Fri.  Plesant   Farwell loaded Carr   load cider Apples  840 bushels   I am doing well to day   get on the well track by & by

Nov. 2   Sat.  Rain Rained all day   not much doing   all well

Nov. 3  Sun.  Cloudy   Rained all night   the Lake rose up 2 feet   ourted our Hens from there roost   Boys & Angie went to Sunday School

Nov. 4  Mon.  Plesant     Water is all over the door yard    cannot wash  no place to hang out cloths   highest water for one year    all well   no school to day

Nov. 5  Tues.  Cloudy  no washing to day   it looks like rain   all well

Nov. 6  Wed.  Rain day   rained all day   water is coming in the Lake   it over flows the banks   not much doing   washed a little   hung up stairs

Nov. 7  Thurs.  Cloudy  Water up and in the celler   drove the Hens out of there Pen    rained all night    yard full of water   Ernest gone to East Harrisville with groc.  washed little

Nov. 8  Fri  Plesant   no rain to day  highest water here then ever before    hills are going   all well

Nov. 9   Sat.  Plesant   Mr farwell & wife gon on a Railroad trip   Ernest runs the store   the rest of us the same as at all times  doing nothing   Dora works

Nov. 10  Sun.  Rain & cloudy   Boys went to Sunday School   dora & Boys went to church   I stayed at Home with Angie   Ernest done what he was a mind to

Nov. 11  Mon.  Cold   Washed this morning    water up    gone down a little   the Lake is full

Nov. 12   Tues.  Plesant   Snowed a little this morning   froze the ground a little    water goes down a very small bit   Pender got hurt by tree falling on him   He was choping

Nov. 13   Wed.  Cloudy   water is up  so high in ghe yard as it was yesterday   not much doing

Nov. 14   Thurs.  Cold   Ernest gon to East Harrisville with Groc   James Pender died last Night by the Tree falling on him   Thursday No 12

Nov. 15  Fri.  Cold  ground is froze hard   hope it will thaugh out again    all well at present   hope we may remain so

Nov. 16  Sat.  Plesant   James Pender was buried to day at Keene   his funeral was here   I went up to whare George was Painting   we are all well

Nov. 17  Sun.  Plesant   Boys went to sunday School   Peter White was drowned Back of the Church   skating broke through the Ice.

Nov. 18  Mon.  Cloudy   Found Peter last Night at 7 Oc  was in the water 4 hours   we ware all glad when found   we are all well    it has give our Boys a caution  (My father warned us about skating on the edges of the lake or when the ice was not thick enough, this accident was the story we were all told about even into the 1940’s.)

Nov. 19  Tues.  Plesant  Peter White funeral to day   he was buried at  Marlboro    Shingling the shed in back of Carrol House   John Farwell gon to Peterboro  (The Carrol House must be the Water Luma house which was between the church and Aunties house. )

Nov. 20  Wed.  Plesant   Nothing new to day it seems  and looks like Indian Summer   all well

Nov. 21  Thurs.  Cloudy   It looks like a rain storm   Mr Carroll is sawing up his slabs at side of Barn   Ernest gone to East Harrisville

Nov. 22  Fri.  Cloudy  Woster & Brothers  is working on shed at the Society House   Ernest at the store   School finished its quarter term to day

Nov. 23.  Sat.  Plesant   Woster finished the shed   gon home   very nice weather   Ernest at work every day

Nov. 24  Sun.  Cloudy  Boys went to sunday School   angie went along   the rest stayed at Home   Moved the old stove out for the last time

Nov. 25  Mon.  Cloudy  snowed last night   wind blew a hiracane all night    washed this morning   clothes not hung out   it looks like rain

Nov. 26  Tues.   Snow   dora & Angie went to Keene   I got dinner   Ernest went East Harrisville   snows good now

Nov. 27  Wed.  Plesant  Snow slieghs are running   geting ready for Thanksgiving   all well

Nov. 28   Thurs.  Plesant   Thanksgiving Day   had a good dinner   rost Chicken 6 lbs  Chicken pie   2 Chicks 10 lbs   Big Pie and good one   every thing to Match  all kinds

Nov. 29  Fri.  Plesant  Guy & Herman gone to East Harrisville  to visit Farwell Boys   I have to do there chores    nice day

Nov. 30  Sat.  Plesant   Dora went to East Harrisville to get the Boys   Guy & Herman went with sleigh

Norman and I burned brush and logs again today.  We have all those trees we cut down last fall to burn.  Two years ago we gave the wood we cut and split to our neighbor but he had to come up and get it, we were not going to deliver it to his door.  Since then he has not wanted it.  I don’t know where he goes to get his wood or if someone delivers it to him but with no one wanting free wood we just have to burn it all in the burn barrels.  Mr Bigsby says the same thing about his stable manure.  He gives it away free to anyone who will come and get it.  He loads it onto your truck for you but you have to drive it home and unload it.  We are the only ones he can find that would come for it.  We have taken it for three years now and our gardens are beautiful because of it.  We have just one more load to get tomorrow then his piles are all gone and there will be no more as he no longer wants to board horses.  We really don’t need anymore.  We have a big pile that we will use this fall and next spring, then we can use 10-10-10 or Super Rainbow to side dress.  The soil is rich enough now  and we have no intentions of enlarging any of the gardens.  I don’t understand how people can be so lazy when things are offered to you for free and it helps them to get rid of it.  Oh, well it is their lose.  I picked green beans again today and got enough for the next three days for dinner plus some to freeze.  Tomorrow we go for the manure and then I need to fry some green tomatoes to freeze.  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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