Ma is still not well and she wanted me to say home with her to look after the new baby but Pa says Bertha can come to the farm to help and I should stay in school.
The ladies at Church think I should stay home, too. Mrs. Wilfers, our neighbour, came to see Ma and the new baby and she told me school was silly for girls. Pa says I should not mind them when they talk so. He is the one who decides and Uncle John, too. I wish Nell was here so that I could talk to her about what I should do.
Last week my brother George got a pitchfork right through his hand and he tried to pull it off and put it right down to the handle. Also the dog bit my brother John on the hand and it swelled up but it is better now.
It is getting very cold and snowing a lot. While Bertha is home, we are going to make a quilt together on the weekends. I already spun the wool and knit myself and Ma each a pair of stockings. I also spun enough wool to sell to Mrs. Wilfers, and earned fifteen cents to get my rings fixed. My Aunt Eva gave me a present of them because I was doing so well in school.
Nell’s brother, Albert has got a school up in Newstaad among the Dutch. The Master of our school is going to stay with us until the first of March in spite of the trustees. I don’t know why they don’t like him. I like him fine but I hear that he is going to leave and go to a school in London. I hope not