Thursday 1st It was a dull day, the wind is from the NE and there were several showers. Willie took the bullock down to the village and hauled up a Sack (2 Cwt) Bonedust & Blood which he got from Harpers store.
I was pruning Peach trees, I laid out the Seed Potatoes on a shelf in the store. Sowed some seeds of Tomato.
Friday 2nd It poured with rain last night, and it rained steadily most of to day. Was only able to go up on to the hill to get some wood.
Willie went down for the mail in the evening, I received a letter from Jack.
Saturday 3rd It was a fine day. Willie and I were cutting tea tree in the front in the morning, and I was cutting there in the afternoon. Some children came up to play with Alma in the afternoon and were here for tea and Mrs C. Wyatt came up just before dark to fetch hers home. Willie went out fishing for bait in the afternoon.
Sunday 4th It was fine in the morning, Willie and I walked over to Ti Point to spend the day. After we got over there there came over a thunder storm, the sky was very black and it appeared to be pouring with rain at Matakana & Big Omaha, but we only got a shower at Ti Point. I took over 26 Eggs to change with Minnie for the same number of pure bred Brown Leghorn eggs for sitting.
Mr & Mrs Duncan Knaggs came round here in their boat and they brought Connie up here to stay.
Commenced using the Sack of Maize.
Monday 5th A showery day. A thunder storm in the afternoon accompanied by rain.
Jane went down to the beach to help Honor, brought home Jessie Wyatt with her to stay all night . In the afternoon Willie Jennings came over to get a Marriage Certificate. Willie went fishing, caught two bundles, brought home a cray-fish.
Tuesday 6th A few showers in the morning, it was fine in the afternoon. Willie went fishing, but did not catch any fish,
I went down to meet the “Kawau” in the afternoon.
Wednesday 7th There were several showers during the day. I got the bullock and took a box of Eggs down to the wharf and hauled up 24 drain tiles that I bought off W. Frearson. Jane went round to Ti Point in the “Gael” to take Alma & Connie Knaggs home and she staid over there all night.
Revd F. Latter called here in the evening, he came up in the “Kawau” this morning and went to Pakiri to marry Willie Jennings & Violet Harper, and the “kawau” was going to call in this evening to take him back to Auckland so he only staid here a few minutes. Willie went fishing, but only caught a few, which he brought home.
Thursday 8th It was a pretty fine day. Willie & I were cutting tea tree in the front all day. Jane returned from Ti Point in the evening.
Friday 9th There were some showers in the morning, but it was fine in the afternoon & evening. Willie & I commenced digging below the house between the Peach trees and planted 1 Row of Cauliflowers & 3 Rows of Tree Onions.
Honor Wyatt was here for tea. I went down to the Post Office in the evening, but the Weekly News had not come, I also went to the Library to change my books, Criss Boyd was there this evening.
Saturday 10th It was a fine day. Willie went round in his boat to Ti Point fishing and he staid over there all night.
I was digging in the garden between the Peach trees. In the afternoon I went down to the Post Office to get the mail, also to the beach to get some smoked fish. There was a thunder storm passed over the latter part of the afternoon, it looked very black, but we had very little rain.
Harold & Flo were to have come over to stay all night, but did not, I suppose on account of the threatening state of the weather. It turned out very clear in the evening and Wilson Knaggs came and had a game of cards.
Sunday 11th It was a fine day. Willie returned from Ti Point just in time for dinner.
Harold & Flo came to spend the day, we went down to the Hall in the pm to hear Revd Wilkinson (Wesleyan) who preached in the Hall in the afternoon.
Monday 12th It was a very fine day. I set 2 Hens with Brown Leghorn Eggs. I was digging between the Peach trees below the house, and sowed 2 rows of Stratagem Peas. Willie went fishing to Ti Point as he has boat round there.
Tuesday 13th It was fine in the morning. I commenced to plant Potatoes the lower side of the house that was in Oats, I planted 2 rows and then it came on to rain and rained all afternoon and evening. Willie did not return from Ti Point.
Wednesday 14th It was a wet day. Willie returned from Ti Point in the morning and brought a large schnapper with him, he went down to the wharf in the afternoon and took the box of Eggs with him.
Thursday 15th It was a fine day. The ground was so wet it was not fit to dig, so Willie and I were cutting tea tree in the front both morning and afternoon. Miss Gallie was here for tea.
Friday 16th I went down to the wharf first thing in the morning to meet the “Gael” as I expected the Revd F. Vey by her who is going to hold services on Sunday, but the “Gael” did not come on account of the strong NE wind that is blowing so I went home. It was a showery day. We were cutting tea tree in the front. Went to the Library & Post Office in the evening, but there was no mail as the “Gael” has it on board.
Saturday 17th The weather was very showery in the morning, but it was finer in the afternoon, and in the evening the wind had changed round to the SW.
The “Gael” arrived about 8 am bringing the mail, Revd F. Vey came with her and arrived at our house just before breakfast. After breakfast I lent him Empress and he first went down to the village to baptize Walter & George Wyatts youngest children, afterwards he rode up to John Greenwoods to stay. I went down to the village with him and got my mail and carried the empty box which had remained in the wharf shed since Wednesday.
Sunday 18th It was a showery day, but it was fine in the evening. Jane went up to Joe Greenwoods in the morning, returning just before tea, Revd Vey was here for tea, having held services at Pakiri in the morning, Dacres Claim in the afternoon and he held service in this Hall in the evening. There were 26 present and the offeratory was 11/2. Mr Vey returned with us and staid all night.
Monday 19th It was a fine day only a few showers. I was cutting tea tree in the front both morning and afternoon. Willie was laid up with a bad foot and not able to move out. The “Kawau” called in the evening and Revd Vey returned to Auckland by her.
Tuesday 20th It was a fine day and the ground is drying up. Willie and I were planting Potatoes just below the house. Mrs Albert Wyatt was here for dinner and Maggie called in the afternoon.
Jane rode to Ti Point in the afternoon.
Wednesday 21st It was a showery day. Jane rode to Ti Point where she staid. Packed a box of Eggs and Willie & I went down to the Steamer in the afternoon.
Thursday 22nd It was a very showery day. Willie and I were cutting tea tree between the showers. Jane returned from Ti Point in the evening.
Friday 23rd It was a showery day. Willie went to Ti Point to fix up his boat returning in the evening. I went down to the Post Office and attended to the Library in the evening. Heard that Wile Savage had cut 4 of his toes off.
Saturday 24th Showery in the morning, but finer in the pm, but the wind has gone down. Everything very wet, ground saturated with water. I was getting firewood. Bob Neeley called in the afternoon .
Willie went down to the wharf in the afternoon and caught a lot of sprats.
Sunday 25th It was a fine day. Willie went to Ti Point to spend the day, Jane did not go out anywhere. I took a short walk in the pm to Dunnings beach, then up on the Koeroa peak and home through
Monday 26th It was a fine day. I was cutting tea tree in the front both morning and afternoon. I set 2 Hens with pure bred Brown Leghorn Eggs from Minnies. In the afternoon Jane rode to Matakana to be present at the fancy dress ball this evening.
Willie went fishing to Ti Point and staid over there all night.
Tuesday 27th It was a fine day with the exception of a few slight showers in the morning.
I was cutting tea tree in the front in the morning, in the afternoon I went down to the village, but did not wait until the “Kawau” came in as she was so late.
Received a letter from Henry. Jane returned from Matakana in the afternoon and she went down to Uncle Johns in the evening to stay all night. Willie returned home in the evening.
Wednesday 28th It was a fine day. Willie & I were planting Potatoes under the dining room window in the morning.
We went down to the Steamer in the afternoon, took down a box of Eggs. There was a Social in the Hall in the evening, there were only a few there. I was the only one from this house who went.
Thursday 29th It was a fine day. Willie & I were planting Potatoes all day, we finished planting the piece under the dining room window and then commenced to plant the piece the left hand side of the path going to the orchard. It rained in the evening.
Friday 30th It was a fine day. After the rain last night we thought the ground would be too wet to continue planting Potatoes, so we commenced digging the orchard, we commenced digging ’round the Loquat & the top Tibbitts Plum.
Jane returned from Uncle Johns, Honor having returned from Auckland this morning in the “Gael“.
I went to the Post Office and the Library in the evening.