Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tuesday, December 13th, 1864

To day the boys are cutting up and salting down the hogs killed on yesterday. I warped the thread for the linsey. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] came home from her visit to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and brought little Major [James Hall Sharp] home with her. Hicks ground 5 bushels of corn. Weather clear & rather warm for the season.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Monday, December 12th, 1864

To day the boys killed five hogs which only weighed 738 lbs. I helped the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] to spool thread for her linsey. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] came up from Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. Hicks ground 5½ bushels of corn. Two soldiers stopped with me for the night. Weather clear & cold with a freeze at night.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sunday, December 11th, 1864

To day I remained in the house around the fire. It was so cold and disagreeable that one cannot move about out of doors. Weather clear with very high wind and a hard freeze at night.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Saturday, December 10th, 1864

To day the boys went out hunting hogs but without any success. I assisted the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] to spool some thread to put in the loom to weave some linsey. Hicks ground 5 bushels of corn. I paid Mr. Parker 30 lbs of flour for some tallow I purchased from him some time since. Weather changeable & cold with freeze at night.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Friday, December 9th, 1864

To day the boys went hog hunting but without any success. Billy Stewart left for Crockett. Hicks ground 5 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy and cold with a frost and freeze at night.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Thursday, December 8th, 1864

To day the boys worked upon and finished the fences around the garden and house yard. I finished the shoes for Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall]. Billy Stewart came out from Crockett and remained with me for the night. Hicks ground 5 bushels of corn. Weather changeable & cold with a freeze at night.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Wednesday, December 7th, 1864

To day the boys are at work on the garden & house yard fence. I worked on a pair of shoes for Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall]. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy and spent the day down there. Hicks ground 13 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy & cold, with a freeze at night.