Wednesday, 16 November, 1864

The weather rather warmer. Salted my beef today. I had the tallow tied up in the chamber. – – Finished the top shack and form pen today. Commenced about them Monday. Hauled corn today. Sent Martha and Bettie to shuck corn. Made cabbage pickle _?_ and prepared vinegar for yellow pickles.1Please click on the _?_ and see if you can make out this word. Thanks! – – Bill killed 3 ducks this evening, had them plucked at dark. Don’t think he was gone more than ½ an hour.