Saturday, 23 December, 1865

Quite a pretty day, but cold. Liv and I had a settlement. Squared up and are even, except that I owe him $15. He and Zac spent the day at Ju’s, returned about dark. – – Randall beat some very nice hominy today. – – Nan and Rose had a nice time making and baking cakes in the reflector. They enjoy each others society so much. Took a long walk together this morning. She is a sweet child and so much improved. Bill commenced feeding two cows instead of five, and feeding them differently, i.e. on cut shucks and boiling water poured on them.