Using Israel Taylor’s diaries in the Leverett Family Museum archives, we have composed representative, expanded journal entries that aim to draw the reader into the daily life of people from years past. These entries are approximations of how typical people lived in Leverett from roughly 1890-1920, and the entries are accompanied by images that illustrate equipment and situations these people might have encountered. Each collection of entries spans a week, but the various activities described might occupy a month or more.
Monday, February 2, 1894 It has snowed and blowed very hard this morn. Sam drove his cattle through the road then I followed with the horses. I worked to keep the water out of the barn cellar, worked in the ice house packing in sawdust but did not get it all covered. Carrie, my dear … Continue reading Days in the Life of a Farmer in February