April 1914

Another cold morning but not freezing, 33 degrees.  It is cloudy so will not warm up very fast.  It should stay nice long enough to plant the house garden to day and finish weeding the hosta bed.  Then we need to weed the blue berry bed and fertilize that and put down a new layer of peat moss.  The grapes, raspberries and fruit trees will have to wait for later in the week.  The next nice days we have we need to get going on the peas and potatoes.  Things pile up quick when the weather is too cold to work the ground.  Have a great day

April 1, 1914  Wednesday   Cloudy & Rain  Dora gone down to Peterboro to see Mrs McComb get some work done on dress

April 2 Thursday Cloudy Rain & Cold  The Boys & mys Self kept the House to day  got along first rate

April 3  Friday  Plesant but Cold  snow blowed on the Lake as it did in January 30 feet high and it looked cold  Dora come home from Peterboro

April 4 Saturday  Plesant but Cold  It is a very cold day for this time of year   I went over to see Rob  he was mending a sulkey Horse runn away and fell and broke a shaft two small boys was in the seat then

April 5  Sunday  Plesant but Cold   all went to Church but my self  Cold day

April 6  Monday  Plesant but Cold  Dora wahsed  got done 9 1/2 Ock  I helped do my part then worked on CB

April 7  Tuesday  Snow & Rain  Dora washed got done a 10 1/2 OClock  I done my share of the washing then worked on Backs  clothes hung out all night

April 8  Wednesday  Cloudy Fogy & Cold  No washing to day   I worked on Backs & piled wood in shed   it is a gloome day  Cloths all out on the line

April 9  Thursday  Cloudy & Cold  Dora wahsed   I done a little  had a lame back   done some of the work   washed floors & swept

April  10  Friday Plesant and Cold  Piled a littkle wood in the shed   dora Ironed  Mrs Loomis come in for a short time  other Callers

April 11  Saturday  Plesant  Dora Ironed   I helped do the work  not but a very little done to day   we expect molton but he did not come

April 12  Sunday  Windy all day  the wind is blowing to Night very hard    all went to Church but Web   he stayed at Home   done up the work

April 13  Monday  Plesant  but Cold  Dora washed 2 washings   got done 10 1/2 OC   I helped a very little   It is a very cold day  water freezes siting at the doore in a pale

April 14  Tuesday  Plesant  but Cold  Dora washed big one  got done 10 OC  I helped do some not feeling very good

April 15  Wednesday  Plesant but cool   Dora washed  got done 10 OC  I helped do the House work  piled some wood into the shed

April 16  Thursday  Snowed & rain  done House work  Dora Ironed  I read the Papers  snow 5 inches  if had not melted thare would been 12 inches  very ruff day

April 17  Friday  Plesant  Dora Ironed all day   I helped do the House work   it was cold this morning   wind in the North

April 18  Saturday  Plesant   Dora done her backing   I helped a little   went over to Rob Shop  boys put in some wood  into the shed

April 19  Sunday  Plesant  All went to Church but DW  he stayed at Home  done up the work  no fire in my room

April 20  Monday  Rainey day   dora washed to day but the cloths wont dry this will loosen up the ice in the Lake

April 21  Tuesday  cloudy PM  Plesant am  did not wash  Mr Carr Peddler over Night   Mr Hewey over Night  Machine Agent

April 22  Wednesday  Plesant  windy C00l  Dora washed big one   I helped a little  Piled in some wood into the shed

April 23  Thursday  Plesant  Windy  Dora wahsed to day  got done 10 OC  I helped do my part then I worked on Chair Backs

April 24  Friday  Plesant  Dora Ironed all day   Iworked on wood pile and on CB

April 25  Saturday  Plesant  Dora Ironed   I worked on Chair Backs and wood pile   Boys finished putting in the wood into the shed

April 26  Sunday  Snow am Rain PM  no meting to day   very bad day to be out

April 27 Monday  Rain all day   No washing to day   I worked on Chair Backs  Dora doing her work  Guy come home from School at noon  Scarlet Fever was the cause

April 28  Tuesday   Cloudy & Cool  Dora washed a big one  got done a 10 Oc  I helped do my part  then worked on CB  Mr Abert has to Dublin to work  he and his wife get $65.00 per month

April 29  Wednesday  Rain all day   dora washed a big one   I helped do my part  The Ice went out of the Lake to day

April 30  Thursday  snowd all the forenoon  Cloudy PM   it looks as though it would Clear up  I hope so then we can have some good weather


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 April 1914

  1. Joyce and Don says:

    We are getting a cold rain here today. Can’t wait for summer to get here. Hope you can catch up on your garden. Have a good day! ♥

    • We are almost caught up on the garden now or will be by this weekend. We are promised three or four really nice days so will get to spend the whole day in the garden and get caught up. After we do the potatoes today then we can get the other gardens ready to plant when it warms up a little more. It looks like the peaches made it though this last really cold snap and are now starting to bloom. I think spring has come to TN hopefully it will be in NH shortly. Keep well and take care.

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