Friday, 22nd June, 1866

The weather still fine. This is the third day Jim has cut wheat. Washington is laid up with toothache. Bill has a thin force in the fields. Wrote to Pigeo this morning. – – Patsy’s weeding early field peas today. Nan took a drawing lesson this evening. Commenced fixing her riding skirt. – – Hal laid her first egg yesterday, begins to keep her nest. Hardie’s becoming quite serious. Seems to be thinking how he will provide for his family. She comes off occasionally and flirts with him a little. – – Zac returned from school quite early and weeded watermelons, will finish them tomorrow morning before breakfast.