Saturday, February 22, 2014

Monday, February 22nd, 1864

To day the boys are at work plowing up the lower field. I ground 17 bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode up to see Mrs. Beazley but did not remain long. Be it remembered that the writer of this note book this day attained the 45th anniversary of his birth day. Weather clear and quite pleasant.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sunday, February 21st, 1864

To day I drove my horse and buggy down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] after the papers carrying Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] with me. Charley Hall came out from Crockett and stopped with me for the night. Bill went fishing and caught a fine mess, which is the first of the season. Weather changeable & rather cool.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Saturday, February 20th, 1864

To day Bill is at work plowing in the lower field. John hauling wood. Hicks is assisting me at the mill. we ground 42 bushels of corn. Five soldiers stopped for dinner and 7 more stopped for the night. Weather changeable & cool.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Friday, February 19th, 1864

To day the boys are at work plowing in the bottom field. Hicks is at work cleaning up the yard. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day with us. I ground 10 bushels of corn. Weather changeable & cold, with a frost & freeze at night.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Thursday, February 18th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work plowing in the bottom field. Hicks finished the hen house for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. I remained at the house around the fire to keep from freezing. The weather is cloudy and bitter cold with a hail & snow storm. at night it was exceedingly cold, with a hard freeze and frost.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Wednesday, February 17th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work plowing in the bottom field. Hicks is still at work on the hen house. I ground 23½ bushels of corn. Weather changeable and bitter cold with a hard freeze at night.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tuesday, February 16th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work plowing in the bottom field. Hicks still at work on the hen house. I ground 19 bushels of corn and 1½ bushels of wheat. At night a soldier stopped with me. weather changeable & cold.