Thursday, 17th May, 1866

Commenced watering potato beds and some other little things yesterday evening, but it came on to rain and rained incessantly through the night. Zac came from Mt. Hope soon after breakfast, where he spent the night with all the rest who were caught there by the rain. I will send for Nannie this evening, though the day is very inclement. – – Zac returned with Nan about sunset, having taken a very pleasant board. – – Patsy washed today. – – I cooked dinner. Had fried chicken and various other things. Always have something good when I cook.