Thursday, 9 November, 1865

Quite a fine day. I remained in bed till about ten or eleven o’clk. Then went down in the dining room and attended to the taking care of fat. Patsy, Martha and Clarissa were the operators. – – I am feeling right much better this evening. Bill insisted on my going out to see his hogs. They are so fat and nice, ten in number. Walked in the garden also to see how Martha had planted the onions. Hardie and Zac went up the river to look for those geese they crippled. Didn’t find them, but killed three ducks. – – Pigeo finished off her dressing gown this morning for school. Has been about it three days. Fits her beautifully.