Friday, 23rd February, 1866

A beautiful day again. Pretty weather for work, but for the ground being saturated with water. Only ploughed a little yesterday and today. This week Dellah came down and assisted in beaming my cloth after dinner. Commenced pulling it through the harness. I felt badly and Nan had a nice cup of coffee for me. After drank at, went in the garden and had some more grass burnt off. Bill has promised to have the garden ploughed tomorrow. – – I finished putting wicks on the sticks for candles. Have 44 lbs. tallow to dip. – – Bill took a ride to look for his hogs. Returned before dinner, and he and Hardie put the seine out, and only caught two ailwives. – – Sold Jim 5 ¼ lbs. wool today.