Wednesday, 22 March, 1865

A blustering day. Two soldiers came for breakfast. We gave them some. I’ve been employing myself in the garden having my strawberry square weeded and manured by Patsy. – – Dellah sowed beets and carrots. – – My potato plants are coming through prettily. – – Had Nannie’s garden hoed up by Patsy. She had a molasses stew after we had taken all out of the boiler and taken care of it. Fortunately for us, after boiling over a barrel of molasses, it was so thick we could not put in the barrel again and had to let it remain in the boiler. They did not touch that thinking it was lye or soap. – – Bill and Liv walked up to Ju’s after supper. Mr. R. Hill came today. – – Lieut. Haw sent orders to Bill by Mr. Madison. The boys started to Ju’s, but turned their course. – – I am all the time missing something the Yanks have taken. I am making discoveries of more disasters.