Finished putting up the window shades this morning. Fred brought us a big chunk of ice when we went to the farm. I did it up in woolen blankets and it has lasted all day and I think will do for a good while tomorrow. We have had beef soup today, which tasted good for a change. Kate got Mrs. Beck and drove up town to get the washing; she got back about noon. We had strawberries for dinner and supper. I have tinkered at various things today. It has been quite warm. I expect to go out with Fred in the morning to help him in the haying. Don’t know how I will stand the work.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)