More pleasant today, a gentle breeze all day. Fine day for cutting wheat, but as usual the hands disappointed. We hope not to be disappointed on Monday. Today was the proper day to commence. – – Bettie weeded a square of ground peas this morning, employed the evening for herself. I generally get suppers, have them early in the evening. Made potato puddings today. I never knew sweet potatoes to keep as long before in my life. – – Mr. Cooke sent a tumbrel for ice and I sent the box of things Pigeo purchased in Richmond for Mrs. Harrison by George. – – John Owens came in this evening to look at some clothes he wished to purchase. – – Through the carelessness of Ellen, my pig Mr. Henley sent me has gotten out and gone.