April 1913

Haven’t done much around here.  We got the gardens all cleaned up and the manure spread so they are ready for winter.  Norman raked leaves and used them to mulch the onions and garlic.  Only have red onions this winter as Gurney’s did not send the yellow onions, said they would send them in the spring, I told them to forget it, I wanted them to plant this fall.  I don’t need them in the spring.  The brussel sprouts will stay all winter and see if they set any sprouts and we are still eating on the lettuce.  That completes the gardens.   I have been cutting out briars so we can walk in the wooded area.  We did fertilize the wild blueberries.  They look great, maybe we will have more next year.   I have been working on the family tree.  Getting pictures, stories and names on the tree.  Going great and it is fun.   Only two more weeks and we will head south so we need to start packing and deciding what we need to take.  Have a great day.

April 1, 1913  Tues. Cloudy & windy  Forrest Thayer come back   went up home gone 4 days   I split wood  not very big pile   not a very warm day for the first day Apr

April 2  Wed.   Cloudy   It was very cloudy and the wind  blew hard all day   I split   I got the whole of it

April 3 Thur.  Cloudy   Very still  no wind to day   I split wood  nice day to work

April 4  Fri.  Cloudy   I split wood   Herman putt it into the shed

April 5  Sat.  Cloudy  split wood   it rained last Night   The Boys work in the shop am  work on the wood PM

April 6  Sun  Cloudy   snow squalls  Family all went to Church but my self   I stayed at home

April 7  Monday  Cloudy  Dora washed   I helped and do the House work   snowed in the morning

April 8  Tues.  Cloudy  Mrs Loomis is here going to stay all night   she is going to come back to her old home Tomorrow    I split wood   Paid my IOOF dues  $1.25

April 9 Wed.  Plesant   I split wood most all day  Herman put it into the shed after school   I fell down and cutt my hand on a stick of wood   butt a big hole   it is sore

April 10  Thur.  Plesant   Had a bugy ride with Mr Barker East  Harrisville    split wood the rest of the day   road ware very good   George Knowton is having his law suit Moble case

April 11  Fri.  Rain  It rained almost the whole day   The young folks are having a Box Pary at the Hall   Dora myself stay at Home   Box Pary took in $27.05

April 12 Sat.  Cloudy rain   I split wood when it did not rain   The Boys worked in Chair shop

April 13  Sun. Cloudy   all went to church but D W   he stayed at Home

April 14  Mon.  Cloudy  Dora washed to day   I put in a little work   split wood PM  good time to split   it looks like more rain

April 15 Tues.  Plesant   I worked on my wood pile   it has been a very nice day   Angie got her chair swing that sets in the door yard

April 16  Wed.  Cloudy   I worked on wood Pile   Herman is puting it into the shed after school

April 17  Thur.  Plesant   got the wood pile all worked up   it has been a fine day but cool   does not look much like spring

April 18   Fri.  Plesant   I worked on Backs   I raked up the door yard got the saw dust into a pile

April 19  Sat.  Plesant   I worked on C B    done other work   Herman finished geting wood into the shed

April 20  Sun  Cold  Dora & the children went to church   I stayed at Home

April 21  Mon. Cold  Dora washed  I helped her to do the work   I worked on C Backs   the roads are good   smooth and nice

April 22  Tue.  Plesant   I worked on C Backs   it is cold for spring   grass looks green  a very little   it is to cold for it to grow much

April 23  Wed.  Plesant     Plesant day  warmer    if we could have a Shower the grass would start and grow   I have been to work on C B

April 24  Thur.  Plesant   Fast day   it is a very nice day   Boys worked in the Chair Shop   no  School   I  worked on C B   cleaned the door yard

April 25  Fri. Plesant   Warm Spring day give us a shower and the grass will grow   I been to work on chair Backs  Dora went up to Mrs Brooks   we canot have the garding this year

April 26  Sat.  Plesant   I worked on Chair Backs   Boys worked in the shop   Dora went to Keene with McCombs folks

April 27  Sun.  Plesant  all went to church but my self   I went up to George Davis

April 28  Mon.  Rainey day   It rained very hard most of the time   Dora washed  hung out part of her clothes  the rest in the House   I helped and worked on C B

April 29  Tues.  Cloudy & cool   I worked on C B   Dora Larkin rug come to day  10 1/2 by 9 1/2 feet   very large rug   it is cool to Night   not much like spring

April 30 Wed.  Plesant but cold   I worked on C B   the grass grows a very little  Ernest Knowlton has mowed back into Mrs Hardy House

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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1 Response to April 1913

  1. shantishopping@gmail.com says:

    I look forward to seeing next week! I’m traveling right now, but will call you later in the week. Much love to you

    Shanti

    Sent from my iPad

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