July 1913

Cloudy cold day yesterday and it tried to rain most of the day but we got to McMinnville and back before any rain came.   We got a few things we need at Walmart and then went to the Valley Seed and Feed to get our seeds and fertilizer.  We got a bag of 90% sulphur for the blueberries, a bag of Super Rainbow 13-13-13 for the plants that like nitrogen and a bag of 5-20-20 super for the plants that don’t want a heavy nitrogen such as potatoes, tomatoes, peas etc.   We had a bag of 10-10-10 left from last year and two bags of lime and a bail of peat so I guess we are all set for the year with that.  Then we got 12 pounds of pontic red potatoes, and 12 pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes, 1/2 pound Blue Lake bush beans , 1/2 oz Bloomsdale spinach, 1/4 oz Black seeded Simpson lettuce, 1/4 oz butternut squash, 1/4 oz cucumber, 2 packs Detroit Dark Red Beets, 1 package Black Zucchini , 1 pack carrots, and 2 packages Oregon Sugar Pod Peas.  I have parsnips and lima beans coming in the mail and of course I forgot the yellow onion sets so will get those next week when we come home from Norman’s eye shot.  We plan this year to make our trips to town only every other week instead of every week.  The nights are still cold, in the low 30’s which isn’t that much different from 2011 but the days don’t warm up as they did that year.  We only get to the low 40’s right now in the day time.  I guess it is the cold front and the cloud cover that keeps the day time temperatures down.  I still hope to get out today and do some cleaning up in my flower gardens, I just won’t stay out too long at a time.  Have a great day.


July 1, 1913 Tuesday  Plesant & hot  it is hot and dry if we do not have rain soon everything will dry up   Guy to work every day   the water in the Lake is drying up   Dora done a big washing

July 2  Wednesday  Cloudy   Herman & John Clark went on a Boys Scout out from Greenfield  4 miles stay 2 weeks   I went to Peterboro on an auto with Fred & Cora   good ride


July 3  Thursday  Plesant & warm   Guy to work  the chair shop shuts down to night   no rain  very dry  crops are suffering for rain

July 4 Friday  Plesant & hot  The Boys had a good time last night   Forrest went Home to day  got through with the chair shop   it is dry want rain

July 5  Saturday  Plesant but hot  Dora gone to Concord with McCombs folks on an auto   went at 12 mts of one Oclock   coming back to Night   it looks some like rain   I hope it will   Guy at work

July 6  Sunday  Plesant  Dora  Guy & Angie went to church

July 7  Monday  Cloudy & cool   Dora washed   I helped her   done House work   went over to see Rob McCall   it is cold  I wore my coat on

July 8  Tuesday  Cloudy & cold  Dora washed  I helped  helped do the House work  Rumor here at dinner   Dora gets them often

July 9  Wednesday  Cloudy & cool  Guy working all the time   Herman he is of with the Scouts   it looks very sure to rain   I went over to see R McCall  he is working hard

July 10  Thursday  Cloudy & Rain  rained in the morning then it was cool and cloudy   Guy to work   I went over to Robs  had 4 big horses to shoe and wagon tires to set   he working hard

July 11  Friday  Cloudy & cold  Peddler Carr stayed here over Night   it is cold   it looks like fall

July 12  Saturday  Cloudy  not very warm   went over to the Post ofice  Frank Sawyer is laying a Piazer floor for them  went over to R McCalls & helped do the work at House

July 13 Sunday  Plesant  dora  Angie  Guy went to church   I stayed at Home

July 14 Monday  Cloudy & cold   I went a blueberring   Angie  Tom Winn went along   did not get but a small lot  not ripe yet   dora washed   I done the House work

July 15  Tuesday  Cloudy  dora washed   got done at 9 Oclock   I went over and helped pack goods for McCombs   hey are going tomorrow   marth Woods here to night   taking care Mrs Tuttle   she lame

July 16  Wednesday  Plesant  Took a wolk up to H garding  it looks very well  went over to Robs  he gone to Keene   Mr McCombs folks are gone  went today  we ware sorry to have them gone

July 17  Thursday  Plesant   Mr Hewey here at dinner   Mr McComb up from Peterboro   got a load in thar Auto   had a fire in the Barn in some Papers 5 more start   all would have gone

July 18  Friday  Cloudy  it looked like rain this morning but it failed  Mr McCombs folk gon for good   angie went with them  come home Sunday

July 19  Saturday  cloudy  McCombs folks coming up from thare new home last night   Angie was with them   went back with them

July 20  Sunday   Cloudy  Boys & Dora went to Church   I stayed at Home   it rains & shower  do good   I took a walk down to the chair Factory

July 21  Monday  Cloudy & cool   Dora washed then she & Herman went a rasbering  got 5 quarts   I went bluebering got 2 quarts   Mrs Deslie done the      Dora paid her in rasberries

July 22  Tuesday  Plesant  Dora washed   Dora & Herman went rasbering   got 5 qts   Mr Disley done the House work & ironed

July 23  Wednesday   Plesant   good time to Hay  it is very dry  we need rain and my Rheum sais we shul have some

July 24  Thursday  cloud & rain   Guy went to Keene to day  to see about having his teeth fill and one to be put in   it is a good growing day for the gardings   Mrs Loomis here to day

July 25  Friday  Plesant & cool   Herman gone to work in the factory   Guy to work for Butn  I went got a very small quantity of Blues   Oaud nt Uiif dyes & B, gure $1.61

July 26  Saturday  Plesant & warm   Herman worked in the Factory till noon   then went blueberring  got a small Pail full   Guy to work   I am doing House work   I am a fancy man

July 27  Sunday  Plesant warm  Dora & the Boys went to church   Angie has not come home yet from McCombs  has been thare going on two weeks

July 28  Monday  Cloudy  Had a good shower at noon   the Boys are at work  Herman in the Factory  Guy for Caldwin  Dora wahsed I helped do the House work

July 29  Tuesday Plesant & warm   I staed at the House   it is to hot to get out   Dora had a man for dinner  a runner   Dora washed big one

July 30 Wednesday  Plesant & warm   Boys at work   I repared place for close line    helped do House work   Angie is with McComb folk yet

July 31  Thursday  Plesant   Dora & Angie went a bluebering  got 10 qts   got back at one Oclock  I got some hooks made for to hang the close lines to   I guess they wont brake now every day

just a note, remember Web was born in 1832 so at this time he is 80 years old.  I think he does pretty darn good for an old man!

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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