Saturday, 7th July, 1866

Quite cool last night, but very warm during the day. I slept on the settee, and Pigeo and Nannie on the mattress. – – The former is suffering with a very bad cold. Bill remained in the house this evening. It was too warm and dry to go out till late in the evening. Zac and he walked to the field. It’s distressing to look at the corn field. The twist doesn’t get out through the night scarcely, it is so very dry and no dew.