The weather is really cold. Notwithstanding, I went in the garden and took Charles and Ellen and worked till I became excessively warm. Came in about 12 and laid down while Pigeo prepared dinner, had everything very nice. Bill went away on business before dinner, returned to supper, having dined at Ju’s. The condition of his cornfield bothers him very much. – – I planted corn today where I had early peas in the strawberry square. Charles is working it over. Ellen pulled up pea vines.