To day the boys are at work fixing up the fence around the bottom field. Sam* [Samuel Houston Sharp] went out hunting cows & calves, but without any success. I assisted the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] in the garden. we set out 150 cabbage plants also planted water mellon & cantelope seed. Margaret Hall [his daughter from his 1st marriage] went over to Mr. Leaverton's to spend a couple of days. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain. The wind hauled around to the North making it realy cold, so much so as to require fires and make them feel quite comfortable.
*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog. He is also the brother-in-law as well as the step-brother of JMH.