A very rainy day. I
dressed a hen for Kate and
churned. I knit on Henrys
stockins to night.
Nannie Kate and I got supper.
Clack Hubbard was here at
supper and staid all night.
Mrs Martha Booker died
to day so we heard over
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What does it mean to "dress a hen"?
"dress" in this context is clean the innards.
Here's a good reference. http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1286390
I'm wondering if her use of the word includes plucking or not.