April 1911

Another good day to work out side.  I brought a wheel barrowful of manure up and put it in the small flower gardens in the grove.  Then I put the vica major that Norman took out of the rock garden next to the house into the gardens in the grove.  I watered them well and now hope they take root.  It would help the iris in those gardens retain water.  It is hard to water those gardens so they have to fend for themselves when it get dry.   I also made four loaves of bread this morning.   I will freeze three loaves and then I won’t  have to make bread again until next week.  Tomorrow we go to Murfreesboro for Norman’s shot in his eye.  We will stop in McMinnville on the way home and get a few items then take the rest of the day off.  Have a good day.

April 1, 1911  Sat.  Snow am Plesant pm  the earth is covered with snow   it looks more like winter then like spring

April 2  Sun.  Cold day   Ernest Teacher Boys and myself went to church   Dora & Angie at Home

April 3   Mon.  Plesant but cold   Boys & Girls are out Skating   good time   Angie got a Pig sty on one of her eyes

April 4  Tues.  Cloudy  Snowing last night   it looks like winter   good skating for the Boys    I filled chair backs

April 5  Wed.  Rain & cloudy    it snowed 4 inch last night   it is bad going for a horse or man   Mr Durant was burried to day

April 6  Thur.  Plesant   been a very nice day   I worked on chair backs   went over to rob McCalls shop

April 7  Fri.  Plesant    snow most all gone   good sap weather

April 8  Sat.  Plesant    good sap day   Herman got me some cane for backs from shop

April 9  Sun.  Cloudy   snow this morning  8 inches   big storm   Ernest Boys & D W went to church    Boys stayed for Sunday School

April 10  Mon.  Plesant but cold   Dora washed to day     got done early

April 11  Tues.  Plesant but cold   I split wood to day   about 2 cords   pretty good for Web

April 12  Wed.  Plesant   I am up to Lem Bartons    had a good time coming    found Lems folks all well

April 13  Thur.  Plesant   good sap day    Lem gathered 38 bble    boiled them off into syrup

April 14  Cloudy    it rained   Lem finished gathering up the sap   7 bbls   got it all boiled in     Lem & D W went to Town p m

April 15   Sat.  Cloudy   Lem * I went to Town with sugar     he sold a lot of pails & cakes

April 16 Sun.  Cloudy   we all stayed at Home   Lem & my self went over his wood lot   sap runns a little

April 17   Mon.Cold  Lem gethered 28 bbl sap    boiled in most all   I went to Town his forenoon

April 18  Tues.  Plesant   Cold in the morning    good sap day   gethered in 30 bbl    sap runn smart

April 19  Wed.  Plesant a m  Cloudy p m   Lem & Web went to Town with sugar   Lem bought John a suit cloths

April 20  Thur.  cloudy & wind   Lem got his oxen shod   Mary & my self went to goshen   got her check for milk   Adie boiled sap

April 21  Fri.  Cold   come home from New Port   left Lem and family all well     found folks well at Home

April 22  Sat.  Cloudy &  cold   Erenest & Dora went to Keene to Trade   I split wood   Miss Ellis & Guy got dinner   I washed the dishes

April 23  Sun.   Cold  Ernest & Herman went to Church    the rest of us stayed at Home

April 24  Mon.  Plesant   Dora washed   the wood is all split   forrest helped find the wood

April 25  Tues.  Plesant  Ernest has bought out Canavan Store   is taking acet of stock to day    putting wood into shed

April 26  Wed.  Plesant  got all the wood into the shed    it is nearly fill up  Forrest helped put it in

April 27  Thur.  Plesant  Wheeled of the saw dust in the door yard   forrest got the tooth ache

April 28 Fri.   Plesant  Guy & forrest went to Keene   Forest had two teeth pulled   Guy got me Dr Schoop a bot medicine  $5.00    hope does me good

April 29 Sat.   Plesant  dora cleaned House    I warped & wove one chair back   got the door yard cleaned up

April 30  Sun.  Plesant   all went to church but Angie  my self    the ice is done out of the Lake  went to 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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