Monthly Archives: December 2009

1946 Diary of a Minnesota Farmer — Pt. 6

Tuesday – People [came] for spuds. Hauled manure. Fed cows. Cleaned for horses. Wed.: Dragged the field, cleaned cows. Let ’em out and went to town. Had a wisdom tooth pulled. Jaw is awfully sore. Home again – hauled again. … Continue reading

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1946 Diary of a Minnesota Farmer — Pt. 5

Saturday – up at 6:30 – milked cows. Went to town after cleaning cows. Harnessed horses – fanned oats. Put calves out & in. Hauled one load [manure] out. Milked again – washed hair afterward and set in pincurls. Sunday … Continue reading

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1946 Diary of a Minnesota Farmer — Pt. 4

Monday. Tuesday. Sold potatoes. Old house field almost finished. Went to town with cream. Got butter & chick starter. Groceries & exchanged overalls at Gambles. Talked with Ralph, Jessie. Appointment next Wed. for tooth ex…They came for the 7 young … Continue reading

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1946 Diary of a Minnesota Farmer Pt. 3

April 18 – rain. To town today. Took in cream. Sent in 1 film to American Studios, LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Roads are fairly good. Let cows out – fed them. Harrowed in p.m. Friday – usual day. John Nelson got 12 … Continue reading

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1946 Diary of a Minnesota Farmer Pt. 2

Mon. April 5 – squeezed milk – dressed the horses. Hauled out 3 loads [manure] spreader. Fed [cows] 3 times – washed a dozen things. Mr.Strandberg bought 12 bu oats – 9.60 – Tues. April 16 – Hauled out 9 … Continue reading

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1946 Diary of a Minnesota Farmer Pt. 1

Spent March 21 to 23 in St.Paul. March 30 – Aunt Helen came to visit. April 7, Sunday – She’s feeling swell. Tuesday – Taken to Onamia. I went along as nurse. Wed. – Thur. – getting along swell. Sat. … Continue reading

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1937 Diary of a Minnesota Farm Girl — Pt. 5

I went to the crow tree but their nest is not there this year. But it’s some place near. Oaks are not leafed out yet. Saturday is a wedding day for how many? A surprise. I started making a dress … Continue reading

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