We have beautiful weather now. Bill’s quite busy sowing wheat, put in some 35 bushels white wheat, I believe. – – I walked up to see Uncle Oby and spent an hour in Patsy’s house. Came by where Martha’s grabbling for potatoes.1 I looked at the servants’ boys. They have five of the most beautiful boys I wish to see. – – Sent Dellah and Bettie after walnut leaves. – – Had a fine shoat killed this morning.
- Caroline definitely wrote grabbing. The “for” is faint in the journal. Today we would probably say grubbing for potatoes. (back)