Monday. 15th. Thermometer at 52 in the Morning 56 at Noon and 52 at Night. Clear all day—Wind at So. Wt. in the Morning and at No. Wt. afterwards.
Ordered the Buckwheat to be immediately cut—beginning with that at Dogue run (abt. 12 Acres) which was accordingly done this forenoon (when the frost was likewise severe) before the moisture was off the Straw. Put the Buck Wheat, as cut (with scythe and cradle) into small heaps to dry. Note—Whether this grain has std. out too long, or not I am not sufficiently acquainted with the nature of it to decide. There appeared to be as much shattered on the grd. as fully to sow it again, & at the same time there was at least as much Green Seed as had shed & many Blossums also on the Straw.
Rid to Muddy hole and into the Neck. Took an Acct. of the Horses Cattle and sheep at each as follow.
In the Neck.
Doctor white 15 hands 12 Plow Horses
Prentis dark bay 15 16
Randolph grey 14½ 9
Jack Black 15 11
Grunt Bright bay 14½ 12
Pompey Dark bay 14½ 9
Dick Dingy bay 14½ 5
Ranger Black 14 5
Diamond White 14 10
Possum Flea bittn. grey 15½ 9
Betsy Bay 14½ 10 Work Mares
Fanny Black 15 11
Betsy Dun 13½ 15
Kate Brown 14 11
Punch Grey 14½ 10
Jenny Grey 14 12
Patience Bright B. 13 15
Brandy Black 13½ 9
Nancy Sorrel 14½ 9 9
Davys M: Bla. 14½ 13 1
A Brown or black—14½ - 4 years right hind foot White sml. Star Unbroke Horss.
A Black—13 hds.—5 yrs. Sml. Star
A black. 13 hands—3 yrs. old white all fours—blaze fa.
A black Colt: 1 year old blaze face right fore foot white & the left hind ft. do.
A Bay gelding 1 yr. old no white handsome
A Bay Stallion Colt—Ho.
A Black 14 hands. 4 yrs. old
A Brown 13½ Do. 3 yrs. two hind feet white—right eye wh[it]e
A Bla: 13 hands. 2 yrs. old. Star and right hind foot white
A White 14 hands 4 yrs. old.
Horses In all 30
Cows 15 yrs. old 1
at the Mansn. Ho[use] 10
Heifers 4 Years old 7
3 Do. 3
2 Do. 9
1 Do. 15
Steers 7 Years old 4
6 Do. 2
5 Do. 3
4 Do. 2
3 Do. 1
2 Do. 5
1 Do. 4
Bulls 4 Years old 1
3 Ditto 1
1 Ditto 2
On the Plantn. to be accounted for 124
Besides the above
1 Cow & Calf to the Farmer 2
2 Cows & 2 Calves to G. A. W. 4
Fattg. at the Mill Meadow. Steers 5
Not on the Plantation 14
In great Pasture 92
River Ditto 83
Field—No. 1 24
Stock at Muddy hole Horses
Diamond H[orse] Plow beasts 6
Old Fly Do.
A Grey mare; old—with foal by the Jack 13½ hands high Unbroke Mares & M.Colts
A bay Mare 13½ hands said to be 8 yrs. old—no white
A bay (brandy) 13½ hands with foal by the Jack. Slender—2 hd. feet white—narrow blaze & Snip—8 or 9 yrs. old.
a dark bay (Jenny) 13½ - 6 or 7 yrs. old & unsightly a small streak & Snip—2 hind feet white
A Brown Mare (Simpson) 14 hands—5 years old.
A Bay 13½ hands—7 yrs. old slight & unsightly—a small star 2 hind feet and off fore foot white.
A Bay not 13 hands. 7 yrs. old with a very dim & sml. Star.
A Grey 2 yrs. old well grown & strong, but not sightly
A Grey 14 hands—9 yrs. old Slight
A dark brown or black (it was not noted whether horse or mare) 2 yrs. old—near fore & hind foot w. very small Star.
A Sorrel—1 year old no wh. sent from the house
A Sorrel 1 year old, blaze face 4 feet white
A Brown spring colt from Simpson—got in the Woods
A Bay 2 yrs. old—a very dim and small Star—but one eye near fore, & off hind foot white—small but tolerably likely. Unbroke Horse Colts
A black 2 yrs. old—small & unsightly—no white but the off hind foot.
A Sorrel year old Colt from Phoenix—got by Magnolio No white.
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year old from brandy blaze face—2 hind feet White—wall eye & not sightly.
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spring Colt—no white except a very dim Star small but sightly—got by Magnolio
In all 24
Cows 6 yrs. old 3
4 Do. 6
Heifers 2 Do. 1
1 Do. 2
Calves 3 6
Steers 4 Years old 1
3 Ditto 2
2 Ditto 1
Calves 3 7
Bulls 2 yrs. old 1
1 Do. 3 4
At Mansn. House Cow 1
To be accounted for 33
In the Mill Meadw 5
In all— 21
Finished Sowing the Orchard in the Neck with Wheat & Sainfoin seed. Of the first it took [ ] bushels and of the latter [ ]
bushels. Note—This grd. has been plowed & cross plowed—then Wheat sown & harrowed in—with the heavy harrow—Next sown with Sainfoin and harrowed in like manner (both the way the ground was plowed last)—after which 50 lbs. of Trefoil was sown over the whole and harrowed with the double harrows cross the former.