Tuesday, 20th March, 1866

An excellent day for vegetation, mild, with a little rain. Uncovered my hot bed. – – Dellah came to me for potato seed. Let her have ½ bushel @ $2. pr. bushel. Good many persons have applied for them. They are very scarce. Patsy’s spinning today. Zac remains at home, not having heard from the Col. No shad about. – – I sowed some turnip seed (early Norfolk Globe) by way of experiment for Spring. A mule sick this evening. Bill gave her a drink of turpentine and molasses. – – Jim’s hauling manure on the lot where we intend putting oats and clover, before it will succeed well. – – Martha has not returned yet. Ploughed part of the day.