Saturday, November 2, 2013

Monday, November 2nd, 1863

To day the boys are at work digging potatoes and preparing to go into the woods to split boards to cover the cribs and stables. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Roberts]. I ground 2½ bushels of corn and 1½ bushels of wheat. At night Thomas Keen came over, when he and Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] went out fire hunting but they had no success. Weather changeable and hot, with indications of rain.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sunday, November 1st, 1863

To day I remained at home writing up this journal. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] gave me a first class dinner for which I feel quite greatful. weather cloudy and unpleasant with light drizzling showers of rain.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Saturday, October 31st, 1863

To day the boys finished sowing Wheat & Rye in the little field in front of the house. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] still at work on his shoes. I ground 3 bushels of wheat and went hunting. I succeeded in killing one duck. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] purchased from Mrs. Smith 8 lbs. of butter, for which she paid one dollar per lb. Weather clear & pleasant, but at night it clouded up and became quite cold & disagreeable. Thus I close the jotting of events that passed immediately around me and in which I had any interest, for the month of October.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Friday, October 30th, 1863

To day the boys are at work sowing wheat in the little field in front of the house. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] is still at work on his shoes. The little Major [James Hall Sharp] & James [James Wrigley Hall] are both with severe colds. I ground 6 bushels of corn and killed two ducks. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] stopped in to see the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children as she returned from school. Weather changeable and cold with a hard frost and freeze at night, the ice forming full ½ inch thick.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thursday, October 29th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work at and finished sowing barley & wheat in the mill field. I ground 2½ bu of corn and 2 bushels of wheat. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode up to Mrs. Birds and back on hawk. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] is still at work on his shoes. weather changeable & warm at night however the wind hauled around to the north when it became very cold with a drizzling rain falling.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Wednesday, October 28th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work sowing barley in the mill field. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] on a visit, she returned in the evening. I ground 4½ bushels of corn and 1½ bushels of wheat. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] commenced making himself a pair of shoes, he being nearly barefooted, & none can be purchased these war times. weather cloudy and warm.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tuesday, October 27th, 1863

To day the boys commenced planting barley on the mill field. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] left early in the morning for home. I ground 19½ bushels of corn, and 4 bushels of wheat. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] killed two wild geese. weather cloudy & cool.