Saturday, October 5, 2013

Monday, October 5th, 1863

To day the boys are at work pulling and hauling corn. they made two loads from the lower field. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] and I finished lining & putting the door to the second corn crib. I ground 6½ bushels of corn. Roberta [Berta Downes Haylard nee Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up to see us, but did not remain long. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children and myself moved back into our old bed chamber, out of which we have been sleeping for the last two months. weather clear and quite pleasant.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sunday, October 4th, 1863

To day Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I went down to the chinquepin flat after chinquepins but with rather poor success. Roberta [Berta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up to see us, but did not remain long. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and I took a strole in the evening after chinquepins. we succeeded in gathering a considerable quantity. weather clear and pleasant.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Saturday, October 3rd, 1863

In the forenoon Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp], I and the boys went to work and repaired the mill forebay. In the evening the boys pulled and hauled corn. they made one load from the lower field. I ground 4½ bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] went out hunting chinquepins but with rather poor success. at night a traveler staid all night with us. weather clear and pleasant.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Friday, October 2nd, 1863

To day the boys are at work pulling and hauling corn. they made two loads from the lower field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] with Jim [James Wrigley Hall] rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and there spent the day. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I ground 26 bushels of corn and 4 bushels of wheat. In the evening Father [Joshua James Hall] & Mother came up with the little woman & children. weather clear and very pleasant.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Thursday, October 1st, 1863

To day the boys are at work pulling and hauling corn. they made two loads from the lower field. I ground 4 bushels of wheat, after which Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I worked on the mill forebay. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day. when she returned in the evening she carried Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] home with her. Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up and remained all night with us. weather clear and quite pleasant.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Wednesday, September 30th, 1863

To day it is still cloudy and rainy so much so as to prevent the boys from pulling corn. they however made one load from the field which had been pulled down. I ground 9 bushels of wheat and 12 bushels of corn. Temperature rather cool. Thus closes the notes of passing events for the month of September.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tuesday, September 29th, 1863

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is preparing her garden to plant eschalots, turnips &c. The boys done nothing in consequence of the rain in fact it rained throughout the entire day & was a little cool. The mill pond was slightly filled when I ground 7 bushels of wheat and 4 bushels of corn.