Feb. 1912

A nice sunny day but cold.  Worked inside again today.  Scanned pictures to put on my family tree.  When I got some sweet potatoes for dinner I found they were not keeping well so we canned 7 pints of the best potatoes that were keeping well and peeled about a dozen and baked to freeze.   Had some for dinner baked also and they were very good.  Glad I noticed them going before we lost them.  John said they would keep all winter but I don’t think they were dried correctly or they would not have started to go so soon.  Norman pulled the last two rows of tomatoes and brought me the last of the green ones.  Tomorrow I will fry a few that have started to ripen just a little and then turn the last of the green ones into green tomato relish.  That will end the work with the tomatoes.  Norman still wants to put some manure on the garden where they were and till that to let it rest for the winter.  The onions and garlic still have not come.  Gurney’s keep saying they will be here but I wish they would hurry up so we don’t have that job to do the last few days when we will be so busy getting ready to leave.  Have a great day.

Feb. 1, 1912  Thur.  Plesant & Cold   Guy in the shop   I worked on Backs   supper at Dublin   Young folks gon over   Guy & Herman got left   they left them   mean!

Feb. 2  Fri.  Plesant & warm   Dora returned home to day  I worked on Backs   I have got 12 finished   go to the shop tomorrow

Feb. 3  Sat.  Plesant & Cold   I worked on Backs   Guy in the shop   Herman took 12 Backs to the shop   got 6 more   Guy & Herman are at the Club to Night

Feb. 4  Sun.  Cold  Boys & D W went to Church & in the Eve   it is blustering Night   I had rather be in doors then out   Robert McCall has got Pneumonia   very sick   Herman is tending the school House fire for him

Feb. 5  Mon.  Plesant   Dora washed   I helped her   helped do up House work   Guy in the shop  made his $1.36   very good   I Backed Chairs

Feb. 6  Tues.  Cloudy  Guy in the shop   I am to work on chair Backs   it looks like rain   Men are filling thare Ice Houses

Feb. 7  Wed.  Plesant very nice day   Guy in the shop   Herman at school   Angie sick  had the Doc   geting little better   I to work on Backs   dora is doing some of her sewing    she is behind with her sewing

Feb. 8 Thur.  Plesant  Guy in the shop   I am to work on Chair Backs   Dora is try out lard she bought of the Butcher  30 lbs   She will have about 23 1/4 lbs   Angie is better

Feb. 9  Fri.  Plesant but cold   Guy in the shop   I am at the Backs   Miss Allis gon to a dance  Peterboro with Fred Emery   Tom Campbell got the Pneurology in his teeth and jaw   he is up stairs to bed.

Feb. 10  Sat. Plesant but cold  Democratic Caucus to choce deligates to convetion   it is a cold day

Feb. 11 Sun.  Plesant  very cold   we all went to Church but Angie   she went to sunday School

Feb. 12  Mon.  Plesant but cold  Dora washed to day   I put my help in  got done about 10 Oc  had a number callers to day

Feb. 13  Tues.  Plesant  Guy in the shop am  went to look at his traps and found a fox in one of them    he sold it for $3.50 best as her ketched in the Traps  worth taking his hide off   The man showed him how to do the work   that was worth 50 cts

Feb 14  Wed.  Plesant  Guy in the shop   part of the day   all out of Chairs to seat   I work on the Backs   Herman tends the fire at the school House while Robie is sick   we are all out of Potatoes   they are worth $1.35 per bush

Feb 15  Thur.  Plesant  very nice day   sled runs good  nice time to draw Timber & wood   I am at the same old job   Dora is making Angie a Dress   it is a nice one

Feb. 16  Fri.   Plesant   I went to old Folks dance in the Eve   they all had a good time   I did not dance   my Legs ware to lame   I stayed till 11 Oc    then came home

Feb. 17  Sat.  Plesant  Mr McComb come home from Keene   he has been thare three weeks ot day with an operation  apendicites   Heman took chair backs to the shop   got Dora frieght from the depot   it is grocerys

Feb. 18  Sun.  Plesant  like spring  all went to church   all but Dora in the Eve   been a very nice day

Feb. 19  Mon.  Cloudy & warm   Dora washed   I helped do the work   I repared Guy sled or Travis   Frank Sawyer helped me   my bones ache to day   coming a storm

Feb. 20  Tues.  Plesant  Mr MComb went to Keene to day to have the Doc dress the wornd   he feels very well   Sup Caday was here at dinner   I have got chair backs & stock so I can work

Feb. 21  Wed.  Cloudy  Guy in the shop   I am to work on Backs   it snows to night

Feb. 22  Thurs.  Thunder & lightning last night and it rainey and it was all Slush this morning and to night it is froze up and the wind blows a heracane      bad night to be out  Herman  took the Backs to the shop and got more Backs   no school to day  Washington birth day

Feb. 23  Fri.  Cold AM Plesant Pm   Guy in the shop   we sent 6 Backs to the shop   Mr Woods has opened the Hotell at Blakes    he pays Blake $35.00 per month

Feb. 24  Sat.  Plesant  Mr Upton is sawing wood for Dora 10 cords for .75 cts per cord  $7.50   Guy worked AM no work PM   thare is a good crust on the snow so the Boys & Girls can slide   the school finished to day for this term

Feb. 25   Sun.  Plesant   Doys  Dora & Angie went to Church   Mr Otis Silver was buried to day   died    sunedHurt trouble   we all went to the funeral

Feb. 26  Mon.  Cloudy  Mr Upton finished sawing Dora wood    She paid him 7.50   I am very lame to night   my bones feel as though a storm was near   Miss Ellis is gone home   went to day

Feb. 27  Tues.  Plesant   it snowed last night bout 5 in    dora wahsed to day   could not wash yesterday on acount of the wood sawers   we backed a number of Backs this afternoon   Guy in the shop

Feb. 28   Wed.  Plesant but cold  Guy in the shop   all hands working on Chair Backs   the Fins having a School in the Vestry to learn to talk English   Miss Slocum is doing the Teaching

Feb. 29  Thur.  Plesant but cold   not doing but a little work to day   no Backs to work   Guy in the shop   made his $26.50  a month

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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