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.
*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.