I commenced to get out stuff to cover a cistern with this forenoon, but got tuckered out and came into the house and helped Kate take care of the baby for a couple of hours before dinner time. I went at the work again this afternoon, and succeeded in doing something. Hitched Jimmie to the stoneboat and drew the stuff down from the woods. Kate and Jessie drove down to Mrs. Hubbell’s this evening and watered Jimmie at the same time. I set some stumps on fire this evening; they seemed to burn well. I went to the spring for water by moonlight. I got my water lime from Neill’s today.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)