Monday, 31st December, 1866

Found the snow quite deep this morning. Bill went out and cut wood for fires generally, then called his hogs, while Addison made fires. Patsy sent word by Jim she was sick, so I went down and cooked breakfast with the assistance of Addison. Mr. Cooke left about 12, and Bill and Hardie went to dine by promise at their Aunt Martha Ann’s, with the boys, Suddie having killed two wild turkeys.