Wednesday 1st It was a very fine day. We all went to the Picnic at Dacres Claim. There were a great many people there, but I did not enjoy myself very much. Maud , Willie and the children are staying with us, but Maud and the children did not go. There was a dance in this Hall in the evening.
Thursday 2nd It was a very fine day. Maud , Willie and the Children went home today. We were all cutting Grass Seed in the E.R. John & Walter were helping us. John & Walter came from the Kawau the Monday before Christmas day.
Friday 3rd It was a fine day. Ernest Wyatt came to help us cut Grass Seed, he is to get 18/- per week. John & Walter also helped us.
Sunday 5th It was a fine day. I read service in the afternoon in the Hall. Henry & Jane went up to Miss Hardings for tea, I went up in the evening, they favoured us with a lot of music & I enjoyed myself very much.
Sunday 12th It was a fine day. I rode over to Dacres Claim in the morning, Revd J. Haselden held service, Mr Haselden rode back with me and dined at our house and then held service in the Hall in the afternoon and at Pakiri in the evening.
Friday 17th It was a fine day. We were thrashing Grass Seed in the E.R. Ernest Wyatt is still working with us.
Maud, Willie & the children came over in the afternoon to stay here as Willie is going to work here.
Saturday 18th It was a fine day. Willie Pratt commenced working here, he & Henry were thrashing & Ernest & I were carrying. Ernest finished working here today.
Sunday 19th It was a fine day. I read service in the Hall in the afternoon.
Monday 20th We were picking plums all day.
Tuesday 21st We were picking plums and hauling them down to the Wharf.
The Miss Hardings came from Auckland
Sunday 26th It was a fine day. I read service in the Hall in the afternoon.
Monday 27th It was a fine day. We were picking plums all day. Willie was helping us.
Tuesday 28th We finished picking plums and hauled them down to the Wharf. The Miss Hardings came up in the Steamer after the Xmas holidays, their brother Charlie came with them.
The remainder of this week Henry & Willie finished thrashing the Grass Seed, and cutting tea tree in the front.