It has been dry, hot and smokey all day. The thermometer showed 91o above in the shade about 1 o’clock. Didn’t do a great deal this forenoon, but gather some roots for Kate. I started to how out some fodder corn, when Fred Neill called me, and wanted me to set up oats, so I worked there the rest of the afternoon. Some clouds again in the west tonight. It seems to be starting in for a hot, restless night.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)