Friday 7th. Thermometer at 62 in the Morning—64 at Noon and [ ] at Night.
Wind Southwardly all day and weather clear, warm, & pleasant.
Sat to day, as I had done yesterday, for Mr. Houdon to form my Bust.
Mrs. Jenifer, wife of Doctr. Walter Jenifer, dined here, and returned afterwards; and Doctr. Craik came here in the afternoon, and stayed all Night.
Finished trenching my Lawn, the spading of which had recd. several interruptions by odd Jobs intervening. The ground getting a little drier I began again to level & smooth it.
Plowed up a Cowpen in order to sow the ground with Orchard Grass Seeds.
plowed up a cowpen: This cow pen, containing about a quarter of an acre, was on the west front of the house, on ground intended for the bowling green (GW’s “Notes and Observations,” 1785–86, DLC:GW).