Saturday, 10th March, 1866

Still as cold as ever. Hardie finished the seine about 12, and Zac went out with him to try and catch a shad. – – But didn’t succeed, only two ailwives. Cut out a collar and pair of cuffs for Nan. She is making them today. I am hanking some cotton Patsy’s been spinning for counterpanes, but it’s entirely too coarse. – – Bill rode round to Springfield to see George. – – Sent Stuart some cakes by him. Washington sick today. Bill took dinner at Ju’s. Enjoyed 5 bushels Irish potatoes @ $.80 pr. bushel. Returned to supper. Had bad luck with sheep this evening. Three got mired in quick sand, including Nan’s sick sheep she has had so much trouble to get her well all the winter. She had just gotten strong enough to follow the other sheep. We have lost 9 sheep, including fine lambs this winter, though Bill seems to have paid them every attention. – – Sowed plant bed in late cabbage and lettuce this evening.