Wednesday 20 December, 1865

Not very cold, but showery all day. Had some cloth dyed for pantaloons for Zac. Patsy picked some ducks, dried up tallow, &c. Had a wild duck for dinner. Bill and Zac have been up the river most all day. Killed some ducks. Returned about sunset. – – Had a bag of wool picked over today and picked out some for counterpanes, also a little very nice for socks. – – Nannie busy finishing her socks for Xmas present for Bill and Hardie. She is quite lonely. I hope Liv will bring Rose down to spend the Xmas with her.