Feb 1914

Another cold start, 24 degrees but at least the sun is shining this morning.  Yesterday it was cloudy all day and the high for the day was late in the day when the sun come out for a few minutes, we hit 34 degrees.  Today they say we will get up into the high 40’s.  I sure hope so.  We went to McMinnville yesterday and got new burn barrel.  One of our old ones has burnt through so the bottom is completely off.  We also went to Food Land and got the meat for the week.  I had a few days left here in the freezer so now we don’t need to go into town again until the 21st when the milk goes out of date.  I hope we can just stay here and work in the gardens if the weather will cooperate.  Oh, I also so some onion sets, the small plants this year instead of the bulbs they looked so good and the price was right.  I got a bunch of sweet Texas onions which are white and a bunch of sweet Georgia onions which are yellow and there are over 100 onions in each bunch.  Most of these will be used as green onions.  I just finished the green onions that Patty gave me from her hydoponic garden and they are so good I can’t wait for mine to get going.  Now we will have garlic, red onions, shalotts, yellow and white onions in the garden.  That should keeps us all in onions this summer, I will need more this year as Joe and Holly will be close enough to get fresh vegetable from our gardens too as well as some canned things also.   Norman is out for his walk and right after breakfast we will get started on the gardens, hope it will have warmed up some!  Have a great day.

Feb 1, 1914  Sunday  Cloudy  Dora & the children went to Church  I stayed at home

Feb 2, 1914   Monday  Plesant & Clear   Dora washed to day  I done my part then went over to Sob shop  Silverbury & wife are gone   went this PM

Feb 3, Tuesday  Plesant  Cloudy & warm  Dora washed to day  good day to dry cloths   I done my share of the work  do what I could do   Boys & Angie go to school

Feb 4  Wednesday  Plesant  Dora washed to day  good day to dry  clothe  I helped do what was my share   no Backs to fill   The boys out sliding on the crust at Wilards

Feb 5  Thursday  Plesant  good Sleighing   Dora Ironed to day   I went down to the Chair shop   it was a very nice day  Boys out sliding  on the crust   goes good

Feb 6  Friday  Cloudy  Dora Ironed to day   I done but little work  my work was washing dishes and reading

Feb 7  Saturday  Cloudy  some Rain  Cooler to Night  snow wont go this time  Dora done lots cooking to day  two men for dinner   Guy is at Wilton with school mates from Friday till Monday

Feb 8  Sunday  Cloudy & cool   Herman & Angie went to Church   Dora is sick  could not go to Church

Feb 9 Monday  Clear & Cold   Dora did not wash to day  not feeling very well I help do the House work and keep very near the stove when it was hot

Feb 10 Tuesday  Plesant & cool  Dora washed   hung out her cloths and the line broke  let the on the ground  rinsed all over again   I helped do my part

Feb 11  Wednesday  Plesant but Cold day  Dora washed to day big one   Ed Willard is hauling wood for Dora  is to haul 7 cord  $4.50 per cord

Feb 12  Thursday  Plesant but Cold  We all kept close to stove not but little work done out in the open  Dora  wanted to wash but said no wash for me

Feb 13  Friday  Plesant but Cold  Very nice day good sleighing  Dora Ironed   washed overalls   I done my part and read the rest of the time

Feb 14  Saturday  Snow Storm  A big one  the wind blew a huricane   all day every team was in the stable   the most severe day of winter

Feb 15  Sunday    Plesant  No meeting  all stayed at home  Town broke roads

Feb 16  Monday  Cloudy  & snow  Dora washed  bad day to dry cloths  they are all Night  Boys are late from school  bad Night to be out

Feb 17  Tuesday  Plesant  No snow to day  Dora did not wash to day for the lines full of cloths   Guy did not go to school to day   Stayed  by the word  scarlet feaver   Herman went to Hancock

Feb 18  Wednesday  Cloudy  Dora washed got done at 10 O clock  Guy was at Home  no school   school next Tuesday   they have 3 cases of scartet fever in the place but are going to keep School

Feb 19  Thursday  Snow  I worked on  C B  Guy made one back  Dora got a bad Cold   we have all got that   had all winter   Herman goes to School

Feb 20  Friday  Plesant  I worked on C B   Dora Ironed  went down to Elmwood Junction to neet Sarah Eastman  She come from Haverhill

Feb 21  Saturday  Plesant  I worked on C B   Dora done lot cooking  Sarah helped do the talking  I went over to Robs    it is a fine day   weather breeder

Feb 22  Sunday  Cloudy & Snow  No meeting to day  Tracy = Angie Kegler  Husband was here to see Sarah Eastman  thare talk was about Angie  they have parted

Feb 23  Monday  Plesant  but Cold  Dora washed   got done 10 O clock  Guy helped some   I done some then worked on C B   Tommy Campbel & his intended wife rep and setting tings in order for marrage tomorrow

Feb 24  Tuesday  Plesant but Cold  Dora washed to day  got done 10 O clock   I done my part  Sarah lent her Hand   I worked on C B   Thomas Campbell  Perl Lampman got united in holy matrimony  Cold day

Feb 25 Wednesday  Plesant  Dora washed to day  I helped  sarah done her part   I worked on C B  Hewey here to night   Tom  and his wife & Boys is here    thare stove has not come yet

Feb 26  Thursday Plesant & warm  Dora went to Peterboro with Mr Hewey  the sewing machine man   good Sleighing  Sarah Eastman kept House for her   I worked on CB

Feb 27  Friday  Plesant & warm  very nice day   the sun melted the snow a little   I worked on C B  Tomy Campbel has got Settled   got a wife and is satisfied

Feb 28  Saturday  Plesant & Warm  Snow runn good to day  February went out Plesant   I worked on Chair B

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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