The following comes from W. W. Phelps, Almanac for the Year 1859: The Third after Leap Year; and after the 6th of April, Thirtieth year of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Great Salt Lake City, UT: J. McKnight, 1859), 13:
NOVEMBER brings short days, but much good may be done in them; by preparing for winter, setting out fruit trees, fixing gardens and settling old debts for newspapers, almanacs, etc. and paying them. Wives and daughters sowing and knitting - or preparing the children for school to learn parental science. Youth runs to old age.