Garden Book, page 18
by Thomas Jefferson

the blue ridge of mountains covered with snow.

a frost which destroyed almost every thing. it killed the wheat, rye, corn, many tobacco plants, and even large saplings. the leaves of the trees were entirely killed. all the shoots of vines. at Monticello near half the fruit of every kind was killed; and before this no instance had ever occurred of any fruit killed here by the frost. in all other places in the neighborhood the destruction of fruit was total. this frost was general & equally destructive thro the whole country and the neighboring colonies.

cherries ripe.

first dish of pease from earliest patch.

a second patch of peas come to table.

Windsor beans come to table.

a third & fourth patch of peas come to table.

a fifth patch of peas come in.

last dish of peas.

last lettuce from Gehee's

Cucumbers from our garden.

Watermelons from our patch.

Indian corn comes to table. black eyed peas come to table

this morning the Northern part of the Blue ridge is white with snow.

the first frost sufficient to kill any thing.