I rode Jimmie down to the grist mill to water for the first time this morning. He seems to be some lame on the leg that was hurt the worst. I went to church this forenoon and met a good many friends there. It sprinkled a very little as I came home, but have not succeeded in raining yet. I took the pony over to our place this afternoon and tethered him so he could eat grass while I looked around at things. I wish I could have been ere two weeks ago so I could have [ha…?] things in for a garden etc. Have been doctoring Jimmie’s leg today a good deal.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)