Tuesday, 24th April, 1866

A windy, disagreeable, cold day. Johnny and Hardie caught a few shad and came in to breakfast, and he left by himself and returned for his fish and brought a dish of salad. Hardie had an engagement to call on Hal, and the promise of my bird this evening. The first had the rheumatism and she thought it would recover, but it has not done so and she had given me another. Fixed the curtains for both dining rooms. – – Patsy’s weeding my square of corn in the garden. – – Buck has been cutting down some shrubs in the orchard for pea sticks. The wind has taken my garden palings down the 2nd time and broke the posts off at the ground.