Thursday, 20 July, 1865

Excessively warm today. Bill has gotten ready to commence machining. Parky ironed today. The rest of the hands are at the barn about the wheat. Pigeo has finished off her Swiss muslin body and turned the skirt of her dress. Bake’s busy about a gown. – – I sent Tom up to see how Hill is and sent a wild duck and some nice biscuits. He missed his chill this evening. Ju is attending him. – – Hardie and Zac went out and killed four wild ducks this morning. They are very nice.