Sunday 1st It was a fine day. Willie, & Ken & Allan Wallace went to the Goat Island in the afternoon . Jane & I did not go anywhere.
Monday 2nd It was a showery day. Jane, Willie & the Wallace boys went to the Annual Picnic at the Claim. Grace and Victor Simpson returned with them.
Tuesday 3rd It was a fine day. Grace went over to Ti Point in the afternoon and staid all night.
Wednesday 4th It was a fine day. Packed a box of Eggs and picked a bunch of Flowers and Willie and the Wallace boys went down to meet the “Gael” in the afternoon.
Thursday 5th It was a fine day. Willie and the Wallace boys went fishing to Ti Point and they brought home several schnappers.
Jessie & Gus Neeley & Jimmy Browne came to spend the evening.
Friday 6th It was a very showery day. We killed a sheep in the afternoon. I went down to the Post Office and Library in the evening.
Saturday 7th It was a fine day. Victor took the mutton to Frearsons and I took it to A. Wyatts and Haskells. Willie took the bullock down to the wharf and hauled up 2 Sacks of Maize. In the afternoon, the boys all went to Ti Point. Willie turned his boat over to tar it, they did not bring home any fish. I attended a meeting of the Hall Committee in the evening.
Sunday 8th It was a fine day. Willie and the boys went to Ti Point to spend the day. Jane and Grace to Bible Class in the morning, returned here for dinner, and went to spend the afternoon at Joe Wyatts. I went up to Joe Greenwoods, had a look round his orchard and had tea there.
Monday 9th It was a fine day. Jane and Grace went to spend the afternoon at Mrs D, Mathesons. The boys went eeling in the Koeroa creek. Gus Neeley came to spend the evening.
Tuesday 10th It was a fine day. We picked 3 Cases of Burbank Plums and hauled them down to the wharf and brought up from Harpers store 100 lbs Flour and a bag of B & B manure. We went down to the wharf again in the afternoon to meet the “Gael” which called in here on her way from Mangawai to Auckland, she took our Plums and a lot of fruit belonging to other people. There was a Pic-nic to the Goat Island beach – Jane and Grace went.
Wednesday 11th It was a fine day. Willie and the Wallace boys went fishing to Ti Point and they staid out all night.
Mr & Mrs Dale came here for me to witness their signatures, they staid for lunch. Mrs Simpson came up in the “Kawau” to stay with her daughter, Jane & Grace intended to go round in the “Kawau” to Ti Point with her, but they were not down in time so they walked. The “Gael” brought me 77 fruit cases.
Thursday 12th There was a misty rain in the morning, but it turned out a hot day. Jane and Grace came from Ti Point early in the morning as Grace has to go away this morning in the “Gael” so she packed her things and Jane and I went to the wharf to see her off.
The boys returned from their fishing excursion in time for dinner looking very sun burnt & knocked up – they slept all afternoon.
Friday 13th It was a very hot day. In the morning we sowed Maize and B & B manure on the piece of ground beyond the last sown peas and we hoed them in, it is for green feed.
Saturday 14th It was a fine day. The boys went over to Ti Point fishing.
Sunday 15th It was a very hot day. I walked over to Ti Point to spend the day. I called down at Minnies, but had dinner & tea at Harolds. Mrs Simpson & Mrs Bacon were staying there. Wille, Ken & Allan walked to Pakiri.
Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th Weather very hot.
We sowed some Maize near the front gate. Willie & the Wallace boys went fishing to Ti Point and brought some fish home with them.
Wednesday 18th It was a fine day. I packed a box of Eggs, we took the bullock and catamaran down to the wharf in the afternoon. The “Gael” was very late when she left here. Ken & Allan Wallace returned to Auckland in her. Hauled up a load of Fruit Cases. Jane rode to the Claim Hall to a Coffee supper as a send off to the Salvation Officer.
Thursday 19th It was a fine day. Willie and I were burning grass and tea tree in the front.
Friday 20th It was a fine day. The Annual Meeting of Subscribers to the Library was held in the Library in the evening , the old Trustees were re-elected.
Saturday 21st It was a fine day. I went down to the wharf about noon to meet the “Kotiti” which called in to land Revd Cleary. He came up with me to my place and had some lunch, and in the afternoon he and I walked up the hill, called in at Mr Jos Greenwoods where we had afternoon tea. I took Mr Cleary through the orchard. Later on we walked on to John Greenwoods where we had tea. Mr Cleary staid here all night and I walked home in the moonlight. There was a Tennis Match at the Claim between the Kia Ora club and the Claim do – the latter easily won, Jane rode over to it and staid for the dance. Willie went out to the point fishing and brought home 2 large schnappers. Victor Simpson came over from Ti Point to stay here.
Sunday 22nd It was a fine day. Willie went over to Ti Point to be in readiness to fish tomorrow.
Flo & Harold, Mrs Simpson & Mrs Bacon came here for tea and we all went to the Hall for evening service, Revd Cleary officiated and preached a very good sermon , there were about 35 present and collection 13/6. Mr Cleary came up to our place to stay.
Monday 23rd It was a fine day. They all went down to Tennis in the evening , after they returned we had a rubber of whist.
Tuesday 24th It was a very fine day. I went to see Mr Cleary off by the “Kawau“. The “Gael” was also in at the same time. Both vessels had come from Mangawai.
Jane rode to Matakana to get a parcel that had come by post, Victor went on Fanny to meet her and they went to Williams’ for tea and did not get home until after dark.
Wednesday 25th It was a fine day. Victor was helping me to pick 2 Cases of Greengages, 1 Orleans, 1 of Burbanks, also packed in a Sack 4 Sheepskins & 2 Fleeces Wool.
Thursday 26th It was a fine day. Victor & I took the bullock down to the wharf with the Fruit to the “Gael“, hauled up a load of Fruit Cases. Afterwards went down to the wharf to see Mrs Simpson & Mrs Bacon off by the “Kawau“. Willie returned from Ti Point in the evening.
Friday 27th It was a fine day. We picked 1 Case Apricots & 1 Case Orleans, hauled them down to the wharf to catch the “Gael” returning from Mangawai.
Jane went to Auckland in her. 18 passengers went up her for the Auckland regatta. I went down to the P.O. & Library in the evening.
Saturday 28th It was a fine day. In the morning Willie and I went over to the farm orchard and cleared all the rubbish from round the Green Gage tree on the bank. In the afternoon I rode up to Mr John Greenwoods to take Mrs John some apricots to make jam.
Willie went out fishing to the Maori island and caught 8 schnapper and brought home 4 of them. It came on to rain in the evening, it thundered and lightened and poured with rain.
Sunday 29th It was fine in the morning , I staid at home all day. Willie walked over to Ti Point to spend the day.
It came on to rain in the afternoon and rained steadily all evening. Willie staid over there all night.
Monday 30th It was a very fine day. The rain has penetrated deep in the ground, and freshened everything up.
We picked 7 Cases of Green Gages and 4 Cases of Orleans in this orchard. It rained steadily in the evening.
Tuesday 31st It was a fine day. We picked 3 Cases of Green Gages and 4 Cases of Orleans in the farm orchard, we hauled the 18 Cases down to the wharf in the evening to go by the “Gael” on her trip from Mangawai to Auckland, she had a big cargo from here.