Dor and I took Jimmie and the stoneboat and went to the creek and got ½ barrel of water this morning. I finished digging around the peach trees and began cultivating again this forenoon, finished it this afternoon. We had strawberries today at meals for the first time. If there don’t come a rain soon, they will be a short dry chop. Went over to Neill’s and borrowed their corn planter, I hop[sic] to get the fodder corn in tomorrow. Fred and Jessie came over this evening and made in a call. The gnats are begining[sic] to bite in a great way. Been very warm a good share of the day.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)