A pretty day except being windy. Bettie washing today. I cooked dinner on the stove, first asparagus. Bill commenced to lay off ground to plant corn, three ploughs. Jim came to work today, laying off corn ground, two days this week. Planted ground peas this evening, Bill assisted me. – – Larkin sent me the Church book to copy resolutions to send the children, who are absent, lest they too may become indifferent to the things taught in God’s holy book.