I get up about 5 o’clock each morning now, but I don’t get much don’t in a day, somehow. I went over to Fred Waters’ place and got Mr. James Case’s small drag, this morning. I also loaded my mortar box on, which Bilderback borrowed two years ago. I got my garden dragged in as good shape as I could. Rode Jimmie up town just before noon and bought 25 ft. of rope to tether him out with. I went over to see Mr. Olsen about getting my freight, if he goes to Frankfort tomorrow. Planted a row of potatoes and sowed some lettuce and radish seed this afternoon. Got some more potatoes out of the pot and put them in the stable. I am staying at home this evening. I got very tired by night.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)