Thursday, June 4, 1885 My carbuncle which I am poulticing gets on slowly but pains me very little. I fear I am to see the worst of it yet although Sara thinks not. Tom drew gravel for the road and I spread it and have been bustling about all day. My plants ordered from Henderson came by Express today. Tom and I set out 100 Cabbage plants, 50 Cauliflower, 30 Egg plants, 50 Tomatoes and a doz Peppers. I also set out three roses some Carnations and Verbenas. The Verbenas were miserable little things and in fact the whole collection of plants struck me as inferior and the refuse of stock. I have written them to that effect this evening. It has rained this evening and it will be good for the plants.