JULY 1886

Sat. 10th. Bright and warm till 2. We had a good hard shower then from SE. I rode Lucy to Sims early in morn and again at 2 to 3 but Fiddler refused. I hoed cotton by front gate and finished E side at 7 1/2 to 11 and K. B. brought a black sow pig here at 11 which he bought from Dan for $2.50. Dan dined here and left at 2. Mr. D's boys got some potatoe vines at 2 to 2 3/4. The pig got out and went back in eve (out of cowpen). Willie and I cut and hauled in a load of green corn (on the stalk with ears) at 4 1/2 to 5 in eve.

Sun. 11th. Bright and warm all day till a dark cloud came up and had a slow shower from 6 to 8. I had a dull headache yesterday and started to vomit early in morn and lay in bed all day. I suffered till 4 in eve and drank a cup of coffee and ate a biscuit then and got up. Dixie and Willie went to Sunday School in morn.

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Tue. 13th. Bright and warm till 1 and cloudy, thundershowers passed around from N but only sprinkled here at 5 in eve. I scraped corn in Dewberry cut and finished by 10 3/4 in morn. ________ rode Lucy to Sims' but Fiddler refused. I hoed cotton by front gate all eve. Alice here at 1 1/2 to 3 1/2. __________ and Ma went out with Reuben and Nellie to Tigner's last night or late yesterday eve.

Wed. 14th. Bright and warm all day - hazy and warm - no rain. I plowed corn in Dewberry cut laying by with 4 furrows. I hoed some cotton in corner of ________ and by cowpen till 4 in eve and then hoed 6 rows by front gate next to pasture by 6 1/2. Nellie rode old J to Pa's and carried some peaches in eve. She heard that Mary was better.

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Thu. 22nd. Cloudy, dark and very warm. Thundershowers around from S but only sprinkled here in morn and again at 4 in eve. I hoed in new ground and finished peas and sugar cane by 8 3/4 and the cotton was so wet that I hoed in Willie's cotton by H ridge till 11 1/2. Willie, Rena and I gathered some peaches, about 4 to 5 bushels to sell, in eve.

Fri. 23rd. Cloudy most of day. Warm and showered from 11 to 1. A good rain altogether from NW without wind or thunder. I took the 4 or 5 bushels of peaches to town on cart early in morn and sold about 3 bushels in all. Gave Mr. B and Dr. Magruder some and got a few things and came home by 4 in eve. Dan here late in eve.

Sat. 24th. Bright till 2 and cloudy all eve and sultry but no rain. I hoed in Willie's cotton on poor E end of Gate cut by road, scraping down both sides of rows till 11 1/4 in morn. Mr. A Newman dined here and left at 3 in eve. Gus, Willie and I stomped some holes around Sims' pasture fence (Chunk got into field). I got young J from cow pasture and brought home some ears of corn in eve.

Sun. 25th. Warm and showered around but no rain here. Dixie and I rode to Sunday School. Willie stayed home. I came back. Jack Chambers got some figs at 1. Willie and I went to Pa's in eve and carried some peaches. Pa was there. He has been staying at Morgan's for 2 weeks. Ma is at Tigner's and has been for 2 weeks.

Mon. 26th. Bright and warm most of day. It sprinkled rain just after breakfast from NW. I hoed in Willie's cotton in E end of Gate cut till 11 1/2 in morn and __________ far corner of new ground most of eve. Dickie C got some peaches late in eve and Dan came late in eve and got some peaches and borrowed $3 from Nellie.

Tue. 27th. It rained a good hard shower from 6 to 7 in morn and cloudy most of day and sultry till 5 in eve and then we had a heavy rain from N with some close thunder. I trimmed Nellie's bureau drawers with my knife, I cleaned out spring and hoed fence corners by cowpen and pecan bed and hoed cotton in new ground till 11 3/4, and again in eve till 3 1/2. Mr. B Chambers came then and here till 6 in eve.

Wed. 28th. Bright and warm - wind from N - thundered and rained far off in SE most of eve. I cleaned out spring and fixed water gap and gathered a wallet of peaches and sent them to Cohen by Willie. He rode old J and sot some things at 8 to 11. Beverly Sims came in buggy and got some peaches at 8 to 9. I hoed in new ground at 9 to 10. Anthony Banford got some peaches at 11 to 11 1/2. I began and hoed cotton in Persimmon cut all eve.

Thu. 29th. Bright and quite warm - wind from SE. Rained far off in S in eve. I hoed cotton in new ground and finished last of it. Nellie and Rena went to Pa's in eve. I had a pain in right side of my head. It left me late in eve at dusk.

Fri. 30th. Bright and warm and no rain. I scraped my slip potatoes on H ridge all day and didn't finish quite 1/2 of patch scraped.

Sat. 31st. Bright and warm till 2 1/2 and clouded up then from SW but only sprinkled here then and cloudy balance of eve. I scraped 9 rows of slip potatoes on H ridge by 10 1/4 and Rena and I brought home some corn in ear by 11. I got up young J from cow pasture at 1 to 2 and then I rode old J to Ferguson's store in eve to convention and got some coffee and sugar and 2 pr stockings.


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