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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1937 Diary of a Minnesota Farm Girl — Pt. 4

May 3rd, Monday. The cows went to pasture today for the first time. Mom put the little chicks out first time, too. They’re about a month old already. Gee my coat looks sorta funny plaid — blue big. My nice … Continue reading

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1937 Diary of a Minnesota Farm Girl — Pt. 3

April 7, Wednesday. Pa and Anne went to town today. The snow we got is all melted & only the old snow left. All mud. Is spring coming? May 1st. Sorry Miss Diary, but I plum fergot about you tonite. … Continue reading

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1937 Diary of a Minnesota Farm Girl — Pt. 2

April 4. Anne has been home since March 24. What fun we are having! Beulah and Walt were up today and stayed for supper. Last nite Anne got to bed before me and kept pushing me off. Maybe tonite I … Continue reading

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