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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Trial and Error

A Day in the Life: March 24th

(Aged 14)
Wea. Clear                                   TUE. MARCH 24, 1896               Ther.  36

Went to school.  When I got home I boiled sap pa told me to put some wood in + leave it.  I told him the sap would burn.  He had me do it + next morning the pan was almost dry and it was burnt on the pan.

 Boiling Sap

(Aged 16)
Wea.   Sunny                                THU. MARCH 24, 1898               Ther.

Went to school had examination in Elemtry (sic :-)) English.  Played football.  In eve we all went over to Marvin Bingham’s.  Got home at 10 o’clock.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              FRI. MARCH 24, 1899               Ther.

Went to school they had an examination in the P.M.  Lydia Lawson rode up with me.  When I came home Aunt May + Unkle Gib were here they stayed in the evening.  In eve John Page + his wife came over to eat warm sugar.  Pa + Randsom boiled sap all day.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SAT. MARCH 24, 1900                 Ther.

Worked all day.  Killed a pig.  Sold a ton of hay for $10 to Jack Harrington.  Fixed the sugar arch.  In eve Irma and Alton were down.  We played authors.  Irma gave me one of her pictures.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SUN. MARCH 24, 1901                Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               MON.  MARCH 24, 1902             Ther.

I drew butter to the burg in P.M.  18 tubs.  Gail plowed in the meadow in front of J. Smiths.  Rollie came over to trap this week.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                                TUE.  MARCH 24, 1903               Ther.



Editor's Note:  At 14 Allen has clearly entered the "know-it-all-already" phase that teens are forced to go through by nature.  Heavy sigh.

I mentioned before that I have been inspired by all this tapping and boiling and sugaring and thought I would put it off another year.  However, a starter kit is winging its way to me as I type.  So I will let you know how we get on here at Home Farm.  We only have two maples to try but why not?

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