Fine morning, but came on blustering and cold enough for ice almost. Bill went with the wagon after breakfast to Mr. Garrett’s for wheat purchased of Ju for seed at $50 per bushel, red wheat he purchased of Mr. Hillyard. – – Nan and Rose went to the big Chinquapin tree before breakfast. Got a good many to put away for Xmas. – – Sent Mrs. Garrett a bottle molasses, loaf bread, muffins and _?_ by Dellah this morning. She and the little baby are doing very well. – – Miss Judy came this evening. Gave her a bottle of molasses and some other things.1 Martha attempted to take the geraniums in the house, thinking the wind would break them into pieces, and had a terrible accident to happen to them. Upset the bench and lost 4 geraniums, an apple, fish, nutmeg and rose. I was really put out about it, but tried to persuade myself it was all for the best, though I couldn’t see exactly how. – – A plough and two draft are at work today after Bartlett returned. – – Bill and Zac took a walk to look for ducks, but were unsuccessful. – – Zac went in the marsh and killed 15 sora last night, and I bought a doz. from Jim, making three doz. I’ve bought 9 $10 pr doz.
- Miss Judy, who will also appear later, remains unidentified. (back)