Thursday, 25th April, 1867

Quite a pretty day, after the morning, which was rather inclement. Howland Lewis came for ½ bushel potatoes, pd. $1. Mrs. Lewis returned the salt I loaned her. – – Had the parlor and back chamber floors cleaned by Bettie before dinner, and after planted a square of field peas and transplanted a few Early York cabbage plants. – – A peck potatoes to John Owens.1 He ploughed till 12 and dragged with George and Phil the rest of the day. Bettie in trying to get the mule back in the yard by George’s leaving the gate open, let her get in the wheat and left her with the cattle to graze, but George didn’t bring her up with them and I sent John on a horse to see where he left her, but he could see nothing of her so I am right uneasy about her. Don’t know whether she got mired or in mischief.

  1. John Owens is the husband of Betty Owens mentioned as arriving at Woodbury from Richmond on 6 April.  (back)