Raining delightfully this morning, after a continued rain through the night. Bill had upwards of 1200 potato plants put out, in addition to 1000 put out on the 9th. – – I spent the day mostly in the dining room scalding pickles, making and baking pies, cakes, &c and then cooked dinner, 2nd dish of peas. Bettie baked bread today. – – I certainly have no time for my work, such as sewing, knitting, &c. Pigeo’s nearly finished her calico dress. Lucy went to the cow pen again this evening. Hope Bettie will be out in a day or two.