Saturday, March 8, 2014

Tuesday, March 8th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the new ground. Hicks ground 27½ bushels of corn. I am at work in the garden sticking the english peas. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Roberta [Berta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came up and remained all night. Weather changeable & warm. At night there was a considerable storm attended with thunder and lightning. It also hailed and rained.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Monday, March 7th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the bottom field. I drove my horse and buggy over to Mr. Keen's and got him to do some repairs on the buggy and also to shoe my horse Ratler for Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] to ride to the army. Sam made Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] a pair of shoes. The mill ground 1½ bushels of corn. Weather changeable & rather warm. At night it clouded up and rained very hard, which was attended with considerable thunder and lightening and hail fell as large as a partridge egg.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sunday, March 6th, 1864

To day Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp], Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & I rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. I sent Bill to the bluff after Sam's gloves and for which he paid five dollars for the ? having furnished all the materials. Weather changeable and warm for the season of the year.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Saturday, March 5th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the new ground. Hicks assisted me at the mill. we ground 5½ bushels of corn & 2 bushels of wheat. Dr. Stanwood left for Crockett in route for Rusk. Five soldiers stopped for dinner. Weather clear and pleasant.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Friday, March 4th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the new ground. Hicks assisted me at the mill. we ground 16 bushels of wheat. Dr. Stanwood from Liberty came out to see me and stopped for the night. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up in the evening to see the doctor but did not remain long. Weather clear and cool with a frost at night.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Thursday, March 3rd, 1864

To day the boys are at work hauling wood. Hicks assisted me in the mill. we ground 13 bushels of wheat & 6 bushels of corn. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] is at work making a pair of shoes for himself. Weather clear & pleasant but at night cold with a considerable frost.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Wednesday, March 2nd, 1864

To day the boys are working in the new ground. Hicks assisted me at the mill. we ground 15½ bushels of wheat & 7½ bushels of corn. Dr. Murchison came over & remained for dinner. Weather clear & pleasant during the day but cold & with a hard frost at night.