8th of May, 1328
After I got up, very early this morning, I prepared pottage with my mother, Beatrice. After that, I fed the geese and chickens and ate the freshly-made pottage with my family. Mother always eats after us, when everybody else is finished. I helped my mother weaving and mending clothes til mid morning. My sister Mary learnt how to mend clothes for the first time today.
After that, I had to walk down to collect water from the little river a mile away and walk back. Tis quite disgusting. We throw our bucket full of disgusting waste from the privy in there too. I saw Jeffery’s family having a public bath in the river, having their first bath of this Summer.
We farmed the land for our meal and for the knights til dusk. I think we are blessed to able to have food and shelter given to us by the knights.