June 1914

Finally, this looks like a nice spring day.  When we went to bed it was 33 degrees but it warmed up through the night and this morning it was 40.  The sun came up bright and shiny so we are in for a good day.  They say in Nashville it will hit 70 so we should get up to 60, a great day to work in the garden.  Yesterday I cut the potatoes and Norman prepared four 25 foot rows so this morning I will plant those four rows while Norman tills up three more rows.  These rows will be a little shorter as the road curves around the garden and cuts some off.  I will plant 73 Yukon Gold potatoes and 119 Red Pontiac potatoes.  That should give us enough potatoes for all of us the have fresh potatoes all summer.  Joe will have some as soon as he moves over here and Patty & Becca will take some home with them when they come up for vacation.  Hopefully I will have some to can also.  I guess that is called counting your chickens before they hatch, hope I am not disappointed.  Have a great day- I know I will.

June 1,1914  Monday  Plesant  Dora washed  got done at 10 C   she done all alone  I am about the same   not good for much

June 2,   Tuesday  Plesant but cool  Dora washed  got done at 10 C  I helped  a little around the House   she done her washing alone

June 3  Wednesday  Plesant  Dora washed  I helped sweeped  the rooms  did not do much   Dora got a Boarder that looks out for the Timber Land for the Estate

June 4  Thursday Rain all day   dora Ironed all day  it has rained most all day big rain do the grass good

June 5   Friday  Plesant but Cool  Dora Ironed to day   I feeling a little better   I am afraid of a frost to Night  if we have one it will kill the buds

June 6  Saturday  Plesant  Cool  Dora Ironed  done her House Work  Angie works well  I done a small lot

June 7  Sunday  Plesant   All went to Church but my self  I stayed at Home

June 8  Monday  Rainey & Cloudy  dora washed big one got done at 11 OC  I helped her a little

June 9  Tuesday  Cloudy  dora washed  I help a little  made one C back  am feeling some better   I eat some that gives me strength

June 10  Wednesday  Plesant & warm  dora washed   I helped a little  done other work

June 11  Thursday  Plesant & warm  Dora done her House work & cooked   she had 2 runners here last Night and others for meals   I worked on C B feeling some better

June 12  Friday  Plesant & warm  dora Ironed to day  all day  I worked on C B and done other work   Herman School finishes for this term to day  his school is at Hancock

June 13  Saturday  Plesant & Cloudy  Dora Ironed and baked Bred  I worked on C B  Boys worked in Chair factory

June 14  Sunday  Plesant but Cool  all went to church but my self  I stayed at Home

June 15  Monday  Cloudy  Dora washed  I helped some   Herman lent his hand   Big Thunder shower just at Night   chickens come from Concord

June 16  Tuesday  Cloudy & Cold  No washing to day  Dora done cooking  I worked on C B  if the goes down we shal have a frost

June 17  Wednesday  Cloudy  Dora washed  got done 10 C  Herman helped her   I swept the floors & work on C B   Dora had a Buggy ride with Mrs Yarddley

June 18  Thursday  Plesant  Dora washed   Herman helped her   done what he could  I helped do the House Work  they have gone to Mr Hall  the School Children have School exercises

June 19  Friday  Cloudy  Dora Ironed to day  most all day   I helped do House Work  some worked on C B   school finished to day for this term

June 20  Saturday  Plesant but Cool  Dora went to Peterboro with Mrs spalding  George Knowlton took them with his Outo   had a good time  Dora said

June 21  Sunday Plesant & Cool  All went to Church but myself  Minster from Keene Preached  talked to them good  Dora said

June 22  Monday  Plesant  Cool  dora washed to day  a big one   I done but little  Rep Chicken  Cool  forres has got through in the Chair Shop  they have set down  no water to run them  he is going home to Night

June 23  Tuesday  Plesant & warm  Dora washed big one  Boys helped her  I done but little Bessie McCall died to day in Keene  Hart trouble  droped dead  her Father was with her   took her home in the Night

June 24  Wednesday  Plesant & Warm  Dora done House work   I worked on C B  Boys worked in the Factory   Guy made $2.24  Herman made $2.70  they done well (they are now in the woolen mill)

June 25  Thursday  Plesant & Warm  Bessie McCall funeral to day  big turn out 250   House was full grate display of flowers $60.00 worth  Ducks out 9 of them

June 26  Friday  Plesant & Warm  Dora not very hard work to day   I do the same  no work  little around the House

June 27  Saturday    Plesant warm  dora Ironed all day  most part   I worked on C B  Guy went up to long pond with Sebastan  the man that is looking after the Property for Cabbot

June 28  Sunday  Plesant  all went to church but my self

June 29  Monday  Cloudy & Cold  no washing to day  Boys are doing nothing  I am about the same  the old Duck and little duck are on the Lake

June 30  Cloudy & cold  dora washed big one  got done at 10 Oclock  boys helped  I helped do House work  ducks are on the Lake 7 of them

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 June 1914

  1. Joyce and Don says:

    Good Morning! Just wanted to tell you it was 12 here this morning. Hopefully it will warm up more soon. Have a good safe day. ♥

    • I hope we are through with temperatures like that. Our peach trees are now in bloom and a freeze like that would kill the whole crop. It did that the year we move in here and there was no fruits or berries in the state of TN that year. I hope never to see that again!! Hope it is warming up for you. Take care and stay well. Carol

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