Thursday, June 25, 1885 Up at 5 o'clock, picked the strawberries and put on the hose and watered the flower garden. After breakfast gave the strawberry bed and the garden a soaking which kept me until noon. Nannie and Agnes Dibbler called just as I went up to dress. Spent the afternoon cutting braid and braiding for a lighter hat as an experiment. I feel very tired tonight. Had the boy picking cherries. He picked 50 quarts. They were from my place and are much smaller than last year. Robbie Burns was gone all afternoon Tuesday and all day yesterday attending shows and circuses. I gave him to understand when he came this morning that he must stay here and not go away without asking me. Tom has begun to cut the hay which is very light owing to the dry weather.