Nov. 1911

Yesterday turned into a very busy day.  I picked the last of the tomatoes, only some very small green ones left and not many of those.  I picked two Chinese cabbages and three very small zuchinni.  After I washed the vegetable and had breakfast we went to McMinnville.  We stopped at the farmer’s market and Norman sat in the car working on his new Kindle.  We don’t have reception at home so he took that time to register the Kindle and get a couple books to read.  I visited with friends at the market to see how the fall was treating them.  Then we stopped at Walmart and did a little shopping and went to Lowes to get fertilizer and mulch for next spring.  We had a 20% discount on $50 so thought it was a good time to get our spring fertilizers and save us a trip when we come back in Feb.  We didn’t get home until just after 11 so I set right to making dinner.  After dinner I fried more tomatoes.  I had 25 average size tomatoes to fry so used two electric fry pans to do them and by 3:00 I was done.  Too tired to do much else yesterday.  Last night we had to watch the debate so I never got back to finish this blog.  Today I am working on the family tree on  I had several messages there to answer and many more names to put on and pictures I need to scan and put on so no farm work today.   Have a great day.

Nov. 1, 1911   Wed.  Cloudy & cool   Mrs. Hibard Thayer  Ernest Mother came to day   glad to see her

Nov. 2  Thurs.  Snow & cold   it begins to look like winter  George Davis is rep  windows

Nov. 3  Fri.  Cold  Dora went down to Lynn to see Grace  with her Mother thayer to morrow  Banked shed

Nov. 4  Sat.  Cold  Dora got home from Lynn   had a good time   Guy went to Keene   got 12  frogs

Nov. 5  Sun.  Plesant  went to church   gone to Night   nice day

Nov. 6  Mon.  Cloudy   Sink spout has stoped and runns back into the well    taking it up

Nov. 7  Tues. worked on the wast Pipe   got the water to runn part way   Guy ketched Muskrat

Nov. 8  Wed.  Plesant  corbon farwell is rep the wast Pipe of the sink   Mrs Farwell was here at dinner

Nov. 9  Thur.  Plesant  I put the windows into the Celler   got them in and Curt Silver cleaned the college (out house)

Nov. 10  Fri.  Cloudy   dora had a man for dinner   had 2 yesterday    thats the way to pick up cash

Nov. 11  Sat. Plesant Haynes & Nelson have gone to Boston     finished work on McVeys House   very nice day

Nov. 12  Sun.  Cloudy   went to church   Boys & angie went    going to Night

Nov 13  Mon.  Cold   Dora washed   I done the dishes & sweped the rooms    worked on Chair Backs

Nov. 14  Tues.  Cool  Cloud   Dora & Guy  went to Peterboro to get Guys theeth filled and some pulled

Nov.  15  Wed.  Snowing   good storm 4 inches   Colder to Night   I am working on C Backs

Nov. 16  Thur.  Cold  Sawed wood for the church    put on the storm windows

Nov. 17  Fri.  Cloudy  supper at the vestry for the church 25 cts  The Boys went   Dora   Angie stayed at Home

Nov. 18  Sat.  Cloudy & Rain    Dora & D W put up stoves   one in the Teachers room   one in my room   had quite a time over them

Nov. 19  Sun.  Cloudy   went to Church    Boys & Angie went    going to a lecture to Night

Nov. 20  Mon.  Plesant   Dora washed   I helped and done the house work   dishes & sweeping

Nov. 21  Tues.  Snowy   not enough for sleighing   I worked on chair backs

Nov. 22  Wed.  Plesant  I worked on chair backs   Guy in the shop   Dora ironing

Nov. 23  Thur.  Plesant but cool  The Lake froze over last Night    I am to work on chair backs

Nov. 24  Fri. Cloudy & rain  I done but little   dora worked on her coat   it looks Nice   $1.00 for New York World

Nov. 25  Sat.  Cold   It is very Icey in the roads    bad for the Horses   The School Teacher went home to day

Nov. 26  Sun.  Cloudy   Boys   angie & my self went to church   going to Night

Nov. 27   Mon.  Plesant   snow melted and made it muddy   dora washed   I doned few jobs   Warped on chair back

Nov. 28  Tues.  Cloudy   I worked on chair backs   Guy in the shop   bad going in the roads

Nov. 29  Wed.  Cloudy   angie is gon with Dr to Nelson to Tolmans   I work on chair backs

Nov. 30  Thurs.  Cloudy  We had Thanksgiving alone   5 of us   little Hagle McComb eat dinner with us

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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