To day the boys rode out hog hunting and succeeded in getting one. Sam* Sharp rode down to Mother's [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day there. Mrs. Bird came up and spent the day with us. Hicks ground 5 bushels of wheat. I purchased from Smith's negroes 22 bushels of potatoes for which I paid flour. A soldier stopped with me for the night. Weather clear and rather warm for the season.
*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog. Mahala is his mother.