Kate did her washing this forenoon and I stayed in to amuse the baby and practice penmanship. I put some sods around the cistern and sowed some grass seed there too. Commenced to extend the road in the clearing out to the rest of my wood piles. Fixed the stoneboat for drawing wood. Have been reading out loud this evening – my voice is not in good condition, someway, it seems weak. It is real cool tonight.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)