Tuesday, July 21, 1885 This has been the hottest day thus far with a strong South wind. I have done little but try to keep cool. Annie Lee and Nannie came up this forenoon and I showed Annie Lee how to braid birch bark. I took Sara to the 7.40 train this morning on her way to visit Mrs. Reid (Fanny Stringham) at Inogue L. I. Julia Vaux Donaldson came this evening by the Powell. She saw Sara in N. Y. pretty hot from some shopping. The cows with their calves are a great nuisance just now. The old cow is making night hideous with her bawling and tomorrow something must be done to abate the nuisance.