Friday, 8th February, 1867

Found it raining this morning. Patsy cooked breakfast. Paid her $.50 for two days washing and she left after getting her breakfast. Those men will eat from the table the rest of the week and hereafter draw their allowance. Patsy took in some clothes out of the rain and put them in a tub of water. – – Hardie has been trying for several days to catch the fowls that roost at the barn. Some two or three doz. left the house during the snow. – – I finished off the pair fine socks I’ve had on the needles so long. It has rained incessantly all day.