To day the boys are still at work planting corn in the bottom field. Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still down at Mother's [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. I ground 4 bushels of wheat. Mr. Fitzsimmons of Liberty came down from Parker's bluff and put up with me. Weather changeable & cold with a frost & freeze at night.
*This Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma, and is Nellie's mother-in-law.