Wednesday, 19 October, 1864

We have beautiful weather now. Bill’s quite busy sowing wheat, put in some 35 bushels white wheat, I believe. – – I walked up to see Uncle Oby and spent an hour in Patsy’s house. Came by where Martha’s grabbling for potatoes.1Caroline definitely wrote grabbing. The “for” is faint in the journal. Today we would probably say grubbing for potatoes. I looked at the servants’ boys. They have five of the most beautiful boys I wish to see. – – Sent Dellah and Bettie after walnut leaves. – – Had a fine shoat killed this morning.

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