To day John & I planted one acre in corn and then worked in the garden. Mrs. Byrd came down and spent the day. Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] returned home with her and spent the night. Hicks ground 8 bushels of wheat. Weather variable with a light rain. At night it turned cold & there was a hard freeze.
*This Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.