Wednesday, 5 October, 1864

We all arose quite early this morning. Bill had corn shelled for Jim to carry to mill. Had birds picked for breakfast and the two boilers started too. Barrel filled up last night. – – Commenced filling the second barrel this morning, put in 25½ gallons molasses. – – Had the grapes pressed and the juice strained and filled a 16 gallon carboy, a two gallon jug and a one gallon carboy. – – Zac took Buck along with him and went ducking. Killed one very fat duck. – – Nan has quite an ugly sore on her ankle which prevented her and Rose going to school today. Dellah weaves very little this week. Patsy weeded the walks in the yard and circle.