1742 July 30 (Friday). Signs of Rain in a dry Time. Mr. Biglo and Pierce reaping my Rye and John Rogers at the Meadow with Thomas. They brought home one Load but got mired with the next, broke the Axle tree, and therefore left the Load and raked and Cocked the rest. A Terrible Storm of Thunder and Sharp Lightning, vehement wind and Rain at Evening but God was gracious and almighty to preserve us.