Very pleasant this morning. I have picked our first mess of beans this morning, they are well grown. Mr. Henry & Pinck are gone to T. Harkins, will be back to dinner I think. Zona is in the hall room with me eating a biscuit. Willie out with Atheline. Old R. Wells has just left here. He called to mail some letters. Uncle Sam & others killed a hog Wednesday evening. Mr. Henry has the sides rendered up in lard. It was not very fat. I must stop now & get out dinner & string the beans for dinner & Fannie must make some dried apple pies for dinner. The cherries are getting ripe. Mr. Henry & I went up to the Murray place to see the goat (McDowell’s). He is a very fine one. It was late when we got back.
*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)