Saturday, 24th February, 1866

Quite a pretty morning. Jim and Tom hauled manure in the garden, and was getting the square ready for Corbin to plough when it set in to rain and stopped garden operations just about dinner time. I had just gotten my hot bed ready to sow. Bill and Hardie burnt the grass and I am afraid injured some of my little trees, besides burning up my sage bushes. – – Had some molasses warmed to put in carboys. Filled a 5 gallon and a 2 gallon one. It was too thick to pour in cold.