Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tuesday, June 14th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the little field in front of the house planting it in peas. Hicks assisted me in the mill. we ground 5½ bushels of wheat & 3 bushels of corn. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and carried Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] home. Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came up and remained all night. Weather changeable and warm. Ther: 84°.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Monday, June 13th, 1864

To day John is hauling wood. Bill is planting peas. Hicks assisted me in the mill. after pecking the rocks we ground 4½ bushels of wheat & 2 bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & back. Toby Horace Oscar Hall] is still here. Weather cloudy & warm. Ther: 84°.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sunday, June 12th, 1864

To day I remained home. Father [Joshua James Hall] and Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up and spent the day. Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] returned home with father, but Toby staid all night. Weather variable with a hard rain in the evening. Ther: 84°.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Saturday, June 11th, 1864

To day the boys done little or nothing comparatively speaking in consequence of the rain. It rained hard all day. The water in the pond rose so very high that I had to raise all my mill gates in order to let it escape after having ground 2 bushels of wheat and 13½ bushels of corn. Weather was a little cool. Ther: standing at 76°.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Friday, June 10th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work chopping out the corn in the new ground. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] is still here with us. Hicks assisted me in the mill. we ground 7 bushels of wheat and 12 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy & warm, with a hard rain raising the creek very high. Ther: 80°.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Thursday, June 9th, 1864

To day the boys are at work chopping out the corn in the new ground. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] is still with us. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] purchased from Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] 50 lbs of lard which Bill brought up home with him. I attended the mill and ground 12 bushels of wheat. I let Father [Joshua James Hall] have 2 bushels of meal on account. Weather cloudy & warm. It rained nearly all day raising the creek very high. Ther: 83°.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Wednesday, June 8th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the lower field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came up with her on a visit. Hicks ground 16 bushels of corn. I remained in the house writing up this journal or notebook. Weather cloudy and cool, with a hard rain & occasional showers throughout the day. Ther: 76°.