Thursday, 14th March, 1867

Raining and hailing powerfully this morning and soon turned to a regular snow, but did not last very long. Cleared up and the sun came out about noon and remained the rest of the day. I don’t remember that there has been one clear day this month, nor indeed do I recollect one since the 18th of Feb. – – I do so many things in the course of the day that when night comes I can scarcely remember one thing I’ve done. – – Had all the pine wood cut for the stove that was in the office. I wish to have it nicely cleaned up. Pigeo has an idea of trying her hand on a piece of cloth if I will put it in the loom. – – Tom made an entire failure in getting dinner today. He is very slow and good for nothing, but better than nothing.