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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tapping Into History

A Day in the Life: March 29th

(Aged 14)
Wea. Clear                                   SUN. MARCH 29, 1896                Ther.  38

Grandma came over.  Sap ran all last night the buckets are about 2/3 full in the morning + about full at night.
Inspired by the Ancestors we tapped our two maples and one of our neighbor's.  So far we have a tiny frozen drip!

(Aged 16)
Wea.  Cloudy                                TUE. MARCH 29, 1898               Ther.

In morning Bert + I went down to the burg with Frank Thayer’s milk.  Worked the rest of the day shingling finished it and I came home at night.  I was tired.  It was pretty cold in the morning.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. MARCH 29, 1899               Ther.

Went to school tried the examination in Advanced English and English.  Awful snowy, windy and cold.  Ordered my wheel from Hunt + Moore it is to be a Hurcles Gear 70.  Got a letter from Mabel Servis.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. MARCH 29, 1900                Ther.

Drove to school in the A.M. had examination in Algebra.  In P.M. sawed wood.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. MARCH 29, 1901                 Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  MARCH 29, 1902               Ther.

Went to factory + drew two load of hay from pa’s.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                                SUN.  MARCH 29, 1903             Ther.



Editor's Note: Who knows if we'll get enough sap to do anything with or if we'll have the patience to boil it down if we do.  The truth is it's fun to try something I never even thought of doing before.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your great-grandfather's diary. It's cool how you tapped a tree to get maple syrup. I hope that it warmed up and that you got more later.