I spent most of the forenoon in hoeing in the garden and planning peas and beans. Mr. Cooley and son and Miss Gertie Bailey were here picking strawberries. This afternoon I cultivated the front yard and among the young pear trees it was hard work […ing?] to sods. I hitched to the new Buckboard after supper and went up town for the mail and buy some few things. I received a letter from ma, and was glad to hear form home. It has been cool again today.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)