Feb. 1913

Very cold all day, it didn’t rain but so cloudy and misty you get wet walking through it.  Most of the leaves have fallen from the trees now but the mums are still pretty.  It looks like we will get some strong winds by Monday and that will finish the leaves.  Then we can rake some up to use on the onions and garlic.  They are  planted, all except the yellow onions which have not arrived yet.  Then they need to be mulched with the leaves to help hold the moisture in and the cold out this winter.  Hope they do as well as last years!! I spent the day cooking.  I made Flippers, that is a fried yeast bread.  There are 36 in a batch but I only fried 4 of them for dinner and froze the rest.  The recipe says they can be frozen, then thawed out and fried whenver you need them.  We will see, I will try some next week and save some for Shanti when she comes.  Then I made a batch of country biscuits, I put in chopped onion instead of ham but the same amount of cheese.   Norman likes these much better than the ones with ham and I think I do too.  Then an apple pie for Norman and it was time to get dinner.  We had fried fish and batter coated French Fries.  I had never made those before or even heard of them but I had some of the batter left from the fish so put the potatoes in it.  They were a great success.  The canned potatoes never get really soft even when I stew them but with the batter they came out nice and soft.  Don’t understand why when they don’t when I just French Fry them but they do.  I’ll make them that way often.    Mary Lou sent me a information on the family to add to my tree.  She filled in so many questions I had and it will take several days before I know what I still need to ask her.  Her daughter, Sandy has done such a wonderful job of saving the family history,  Thank you Sandy!!!  Have a great night

Feb. 1, 1913  Sat   Cold & windy   it rained last Night   it thundered & Lightin   it is the coldest day to be out this winter   it was mudy last Night but it is frozen to day

Feb. 2  Sun.   Cold & windy  all went to church

Feb. 3  Mon.  Snow   It snowed about all day   thare is 6 or 8 inches

Feb 4 Tues.  Plesant & cool  Snow no good   go on wheels   the snow is so light it cutts through on to the ground   Guy got a leep to him to Chesam   he come hom a foot from Chesham

Feb. 5  Wed.  Snow squalls & cold   Dora is sick with sich head ache   I have done the most of the work

Feb. 6  Thur.  Plesant & cold   no sleding   thay are filling thare Ice houses   very nice Ice  it is almost the last call for Ice

Feb. 7  Fri.  Plesant & cold   the wind blows cold   I am doing no work only washing dishes   no chair Backs till next week

Feb. 8  Sat.  Plesant cold   It is a little warmer to Night   Guy W stayed at Wilton last Night to a basket ball play    the Wiltons beat

Feb. 9  Sun.  Plesant   cold   The Children & Forris went to Church   my & Dora stayed at Home   not feeling good   bad cold

Feb. 10  Mon.  Plesant & cold   we did not wash to day   to cold   no work all play

Feb. 11  Tues.   Cloudy   It is a little warmer    no wash to day   not much Business done

Feb. 12  Wed.  Cold & windy   Guy has come down with the measles   I got a bad cold   Dora is not feeling very good

Feb. 13  Thur.  Plesant & cold   Mr Everett Willard go his 7 cord wood hauled for dora   it has been cold this month so far

Feb 14  Fri.  Plesant   Guy is very sick to Night with the measels   Herman tends the school House fires   does not go to school   is now aloud to

Feb. 15  Sat.  Plesant   very nice day   Guy is up to day   has his cloths on   out in the kitch   if he gains as fast as he has  he will go to school Monday

Feb. 16  Sun.  Cloudy  All stayed at Home   Measels mad the stop

Feb. 17   Mon.  Plesant   Dora washed a big one   I helped a hand   Guy went to School to day  ses he feels well   none the worse for going

Feb. 18  Tues.  Plesant & cold   I stayed by the stove & kept warm   help do the chores   Dora done some Baking so we could have something to eat

Feb. 19  Wed.  Plesant   very nice day   I worked on C B    no  snow   not much wood in the Place

Feb. 20  Thur.  Plesant & warm  Herman is to work in the shop  can not go to School   Measles is the trouble   I work on C Backs   it is been a spring day

Feb. 21  Fri.    Cloudy & warm  Herman in the shop   Guy at school   I am to work on C Backs   Mrs. Loomis was up to see us to day   83 in March   come a foot

Feb. 22   Sat.  Cloudy & Rain  bad day to be out   Dora went with Mrs McComb to Peterboro to get her Teeth rep  filled

Feb. 23.  Sun.  Plesant   Dora & Guy went to Church  the remainder of the stayed at Home   it very slipery in the road

Feb. 24  Mon.  Cloudy & cold   I worked on Backs   Herman in the shop   Mrs. Loomis went home to day

Feb. 25  Tues.  Plesant & cold   Dora washed   I helped and done the House work or a part of it   worked on C B

Feb. 26  Wed.  Cloudy & cold   I worked on C B   Herman not very well lloks for the measels    havent got along yet

Feb. 27  Thur.  Cloudy   Snow in the morning   Rain at Night   Herman on the sick list

Feb. 28  Fri.  Herman got the Measels and Angie comes next and that soon   she looks very much like it   school finished to for this quarter

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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2 Responses to Feb. 1913

  1. Joyce and Don Larrabee says:

    Wish we all had your ambition Carol. Hope you don’t get a lot of wind there from this storm that we are waiting for to come up through here. We usually get water down back in the field from the river. At least winter isn’t here yet, so if we lose power we will be able to keep warm. You guys take care. We read your blog every day. Very interesting. Sending love and good luck on the things you are doing. Joyce and Don ! ♥♥

    • Hi Joyce, I just heard from my cousin in Southern New Hampshire and she said the storm was very light there so I am hoping the same is true for you. We didn’t get any of the wind but the cold front that went through too care of our leaves and that is what strengthen the storm for New England. We are still cleaning up here getting ready to leave for a short time in the warm sun but still have three weeks to finish up so we can sort of poke along at a slow pace. Hope you have a good winter. Keep in touch. Love Carol

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