Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It has been a very warm day.  I got out some more timber for covering on the cistern this morning.  Put paris green on the potato vines and young pear trees.  Fred Neill sowed Buckwheat on the piece he plowed here, this forenoon.  I went to the creek and got half a barrell[sic] of water just before dinner.  I commenced to dig the cistern, breaking the sod and getting ready for a big days work tomorrow.  Kate got Jessie Neill and they drove up town and made some calls this afternoon, and go the mail too.  Jimmie don’t seem quite so lame today.  We didn’t have our our supper until 8:20 tonight.  The atmosphere is very smokey.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)