This being the first day of the current year, I commence my notes of the events that take place immediately around me, and in which I have any interest.
The boys are at work chopping and hauling wood, which is very essential during the present cold spell. Sam* [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I ground 17 bushels of corn and 10 bushels of wheat.
Weather clear and bitter cold. I think some what colder than yesterday. I thought I would freeze at night although I kept a fire in my room the whole time.
*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog.