Henry S., age 25, Michigan

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)