sowed a patch of peas after steeping them in water 24. hours. (note the seed
came from J. Bolling's)
rain snow & hail with an Easterly wind for 4. days.
cleared up cold with a North West wind.
replanted all the pomegranates in their proper row. also planted 4. others
on S.E. edge of garden. also a Medlar Russetin.
in the row of Peach trees for Apricots planted 4. apricot trees, viz. the
1st. 2d. 4th. & 5th. counting from S.W. end. peas up.
planted 5. grapes from N. Lewis's on S.E. edge of
sowed peas. (from T. Morgan's) planted 2. beds of Asparagus
cold easterly wind, rain & hail.
eat peas at
Barclay in Charles-City.
eat strawberries at Docr. Rickman's
the greatest flood ever known in
Mar. 6. come to table.
*Cart. H. Harrison tells me it is generally allowed that
250 lb green pork makes 220. lb pickled. he weighed a ham & shoulder when
green. The one weighed 24. lb the other 17. lb. after they were made into bacon
each had lost exactly a fourth. they were of corn-fed hogs.
*Stephen Willis sais it takes 15.
bushels of lime to lay 1000. bricks.
*Old Sharpe sais a bushel of
Lime-stone will weigh 114 lb and if well burnt will make 2. bushels of slacked
*John Moore's ford over the
Rivanna cost 28. on accurate estimate.