It looked like rain this morning, but turned cool, and finally cleared off entirely. I am afraid we are not going to get any rain for a long time, and all things need it so badly. I cultivated the front yard and all the fodder corn this afternoon. I hoed some rows of corn fodder that included the peach trees, so as to get them all clean. It has been a nice day to work, and I am feeling pretty tired tonight.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)