Thursday, 8th February, 1866

I am still suffering with headache, but am making and repairing scarfs and cravats for Hardie and Zac and Bill. Very nice and pretty ones. They are very much pleased with them. – – Zac spent the night at Mr. W. Edwards.1 Bill and Hardie walked to the C. H. I don’t think the hired servants do much more than earn their rations. This is quite a pretty day, though the weather has been very much unsettled. Mrs. Slaughter sent a boy on a horse for my pyramid moulds, butter, &c, &c, and to know whether I would lend my glasses, silver and other things for the Ball. I sent the moulds, but hadn’t the butter to spare.

  1. Probably Warner Edwards of nearby Clover Plains.  (back)