Mar 1914

Had a beautiful day yesterday.  We got up to 42 by afternoon and had the sun shine all day!  We went down to the garden and cleaned out the fall planted onions and then planted the over 200 sweet onions.  As for the fall planted onions, the red onions are up pretty good, the garlic is up spotty but the shallots don’t seem to have made it at all.  Last year at this time the garlic was up a foot or more and all in a nice thick row.  I guess last winter was warmer than this winter was so the fall planting didn’t do as well.  There aren’t as many weeds either. We also started the burning.  We have lots of paper type waste to burn plus brush and winter drops.  Today looks to be even better.  We are starting the day at 39 so by breakfast it should be very warm .  Norman will till the house garden and I will finish the burning.  When I get that done I will try to do some more weeding in the hosta bed.  Have a great day.

Mar 1, 1914  Sunday  snow & rain  No meeting to day   it snowed till 8 then it rained all day and it is raining to Night  from the North East Storm

Mar 2  Monday  Cloudy & snow  Dora washed   Herman helped  her no school    I washed dishes  washed floors, then worked on CB  Sarah is making sheets for Dora and helps cook

Mar 3  Tuesday  Cloudy  no sun  No washing to day   I went over and see Rob the Blacksmith  Snow runn some

Mar 4  Wednesday  Cloudy  Dora washed big one   Herman went to School to day our winter Term is over here in this school   Sarah is still with us

Mar 5  Thursday  Plesant  nice day   dora washed   got done about 10 Oclock  I have no stock for Backs so I went out calling   Angie took a ride with Doc Dimic

Mar 6  Friday  Cloud & Snow  Sarah Eastman hulled some corn and it was good to   No Backs to work on

Mar 7  Saturday  Cloudy Snow Squalls  not very much doing  Angie Thayer Birth Day  12 years old   Mrs Loomis Birth day 84 yeats old  they good time

Mar 8  Sunday  Plesant  Dora   Sarah and the children went to church   Mrs Loomis went home this noon

Mar 9  Monday  Plesant  Dora washed a big one   got done at 11 OC  I worked on chair Backs  Sarah helped do the washing

Mar 10  Tuesday  Plesant but cool  Town meeting to day  every thing went of very well no School for Herman to day  Guy went to School

Mar 11 Wednesday Plesant  Dora washed got done 10 Oc  I helped  Sarah done the same   I worked on CB  the rest of the day

Mar 12  Thursday  Plesant Dora  Sarah & Angie went to Keene  had Angie Teeth 7 of them Extracted   Forris and My self kept House   8 below zero this morning

Mar 13  Friday  Plesant  but cool  Dora Ironed  I worked on CB  Stillman House burned this Evening  burned every thing up  he lost $100  burnt all he saved  was the cloths he had on

Mar 14  Saturday  Plesant  Sarah Eastman went home to day   I went over to Rob Shop  Horse trot on the Ice

Mar 15  Sunday  Plesant  All went to meeting but Forrist  My self   Snow runns some

Mar 16  Monday  Plesant  Dora washed big one   I do my part then worked on CB  snow is going fast   Dora went down to Mrs Dislies

Mar 17  Tuesday  Cloudy PM  Plesant  No wahsing to day   dora cooked up a lot vituals  I worked on CB  worked 6 filled one helped do the House work   Angie went a (can’t make out the word, it looks like “Washing” but that doesn’t make sence) to see Helen Towlman

Mar 18  Wednesday  Cloudy & Snow  dora washed big one  I helped do my part then work on CB

Mar 19  Thursday  Plesant but cold  It been a cold day  no wash to day   I work on CB  Guy School vacation 2 weeks

Mar 20  Friday  Plesant but Cold  george Davis White washed the kitchen and Painted the walls   I worked on CB  Angie come home to Night   Dora Iron a big lot to day

Mar 21  Saturday  Plesant  Cold  5 below zero  George Davis works on kitchen Painting  wall  Dora Ironed   I work on CB  very cold day

Mar 22 Sunday  Plesant  All went to Church but Web & Forrist   I stay and wahsed up the dishes

Mar 23  Monday Plesant  dora big washing  3 washing into one.  George Davis finished Painting to day  I went to the store & Rob McCalls

Mar 24  Tueday  Plesant  Dor big wash  had her wood sawed  7 cords  90 cts per cord  $6.30  Upton sawed it   Angie gone down to see McCombs folks  Herman went to Hancock to school play

Mar 25  Wednesday  Plesant  dora big wash   got done 10 OClock   I work on CB   Boys split wood  3 fishermen here to stay all Night   makes some work

Mar 26  Thursday  Plesant  Boys  split wood  done a good job   I worked on Backs  Dora Ironed  good sap day

Mar 27  Friday  Plesant am  showers PM  Boys finished up thare wood pile  did not take but little spliting it was wood  we do not split fine but course

Mar 28  Saturday  Snow & rain   Dora done lot cooking  Cleaned up the shed  Angie come to Night   Mr McComb & Mrs McComb with her

March 29  Sunday Cloudy  Guy Herman Angie went to church  dora went to Sunday School  they all stayed

March 30  Monday  Rained & Cold   dora washed 3 washing  Boys helped   I done the House work   Mr McCombs folks went home to day.

March 31  Tuesday  Plesant  Dora done 3 washings to day  Boys helped her   I done the House work  washed dishes  swept & washed floors

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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