Friday, 12th January, 1866

This is a lovely morning, so I determined to have a snack and go up and spend the evening with Rose. Hardie came from Ju’s about 12, and Horace with him to spend the day. – – Zac and I went in the buggy and drove Shakespeare. Was disappointed not finding Rose at home. – – Sat an hour or two with Hill and Festus, and returned by Ju’s and spent the rest of the evening. Found Mag drawing off his accounts. – – I walked with them to the smoke house to look at their meat they had just hung up. A nice parcel of beautiful pork. Zac and I returned to supper. Stuart was delighted to see me. Should have carried Rose, but left her company for Nan. Carried some galavance peas to Rose Hill, was very much pleased with them.