Wednesday 1st It was a fine day.
Jack came up by the “Kawau” this afternoon, we all went down to meet him including Minnie and Jim. Willie took the Sulky down to the wharf and drove him up. We were all pleased to see him again as it was just on 5 years since he was home.
Thursday 2nd It was a fine day. Willie was pruning below the house. In the afternoon Jack & I took a walk over to Willie Dunnings to show Jack his grass. Called also at Jas Greenwoods when we got home we found Jane & hector there, they staid for tea & then Jane walked home. In the evening I went down for the mail & attended the Library, after that Jack & I went to Archie Dunning’s and spent a very pleasant evening.
Friday 3rd It was a fine day. Willie took Jack round the farm in the morning. In the afternoon Grace & Jack went up to Neely’s place on the hill to call. Revd Southern (Methodist) called here in the afternoon. Willie was pruning trees. In the evening we all went down to the Church to choir practice, Jack went home with Minnie to Ti Point to stay.
Saturday 4th It was a very fine day. Grace walked over to Ti Point & staid the night. Willie planted 3 rows of Strawberries near the front gate and next to them he started to plant Potatoes.
Sunday 5th It was a fine day. Willie walked over to Ti Point and he and Grace then went to spend the day with Jim & Jane. I walked to Joe’s where Jack was staying and had dinner there. In the afternoon we all went over in the boat to Jim’s place. Jack staid there but Willie, Grace & I went back in the boat to Ti Point and then walked home arriving just before dark having spent a very pleasant day.
Monday 6th It was a fine day.
In the morning I went to Mr Glass’ to ask them to come and spend the
In the afternoon Mr Woods came up in the “Kawau” to fix the stained glass window into the church, he came up to stay with us.
Tuesday 7th It was a fine day. In the morning I went to Mr Glass to ask them to spend the evening with us. Willie was helping Mr Woods fix the stained window in the church.
I was painting the gate posts at the Church. Jack returned from Janes at dinner time. Mr & Mrs Glass came in the evening and staid the night, we had a musical treat.
Wednesday 8th It was a fine day. Willie was helping Mr Woods fix the stained window in the church, they finished by dinner time, and Mr Woods went fishing with Mr Glass at Goat Island. We were all down at the Steamer in the afternoon, she came in very late and did not land any cargo as she wanted to get into Big Omaha before dark. Jack & I went up to J. C. Wyatts for tea.
Thursday 9th It was a fine day. Jack & Mr Woods left by the steamer “Kawau” leaving here at 9 am, we all went down to see them off.
We were very sorry that Jack could only pay such a short visit, but he and Henry are busy with lambing and docking. It is 5 years since he was up before.
In the afternoon Willie and Grace got the heifers out of
N. Mathesons paddock, fixed up the fence and cut tea tree. I was digging in the flower garden. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.
Friday 10th It was a dull day. Willie planted a few potatoes. My back was bad & so I staid in all day. Went down to the Church in the evening but there was no choir practice.
Saturday 11th It was a fine day. Willie was planting Potatoes the upper side of the house.
I was digging in the flower garden.
In the afternoon Grace & I went down to the church to prepare for the service tomorrow. There was a football match at the Claim in the afternoon and a dance in this hall in the evening but none of us went.
Sunday 12th Several showers during the day. Revd R. A. Macdonald held service in the Church in the afternoon. It was the first service since the stained glass window has been put in. Congregation 39. Collection 10/-. It rained during the service and during the remainder of the evening.
Monday 13th It was a fine day. Willie was planting potatoes the upper side of the house. I was weeding and digging in the flower garden. In the evening I went down for the mail.
Tuesday 14th A very wet day. I went down to the village in the morning. Met Mr Macdonald at the Church.
Wednesday 15th It was a very fine day, but as the ground is very wet and not fit for digging Willie and I were cutting tea tree on the farm. In the afternoon I went down to the village, I painted the puriri posts a second coat, got the mail. Received a letter from my brother Henry in England.
Thursday 16th It was a fine day. After breakfast I went down to the beach and sieved two bags of sand and carried them over to the wharf, and Willie who took his eggs down later on carted them up for me. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.
Friday 17th It was a showery day. There was no choir practice in the evening.
Saturday 18th It was a fine day. After breakfast I went down for the mail, carried up some sand.
Willie and Grace went down to the Cove to fish and they brought home some rock cods. I dug the piece of ground next to the far fence down to the summer house.
Sunday 19th It rained continuously last night and it was raining this morning when we got up, but cleared up about 9am. The Annual Service in connection with the Bible Class was held in the morning, I attended, but there were very few present on account of the weather. Mrs Rennie sang nicely. Agnes & Arthur came up here for dinner and I intended to hold service in the Church in the afternoon, but it came on to rain again and rained all afternoon so none of us moved out.
Agnes and Arthur staid all night.
Monday 20th It was a fine day. Willie & I were cutting tea tree on the farm.
I went down for the mail in the evening.
Tuesday 21st It was a fine day. Willie & I were cutting tea tree on the farm.
Wednesday 22nd It was a fine day. Miss C.A. Matheson was here for lunch. I went down to the village in the afternoon. Willie took the horse down to the Steamer expecting some Egg boxes, but they did not come, he brought up a bag of sand for me.
Thursday 23rd It was a fine day. In the morning I was cutting tea tree on the farm. In the afternoon I went round collecting the Church Guarantee, carried up some sand from Mrs Dunnings beach, called in to witness her signature, had tea there and then went down for the mail & attended the Library.
Friday 24th It was a fine day. In the morning I was cutting tea tree on the farm. In the afternoon I went down for the mail. In the evening we all went to choir practice.
Saturday 25th It was dull in the morning. Wind blowing in from the E.
After breakfast I got firewood & cut tea tree on the farm.
In the afternoon I walked over to the Claim to stay with Jim and Jane.
Sunday 26th Wind still blowing in from E. After breakfast I went to see Mr Sadler as he has had a paralytic stroke, but I found him much better, in fact I saw very little difference in him.
In the afternoon we all went to service in the Hall, Revd Griffin (Methodist) officiated for the Presbyterians. I heard that Elsie, Harold Torkington’s youngest child, had died very suddenly on Saturday night and I was asked to read the burial service over her tomorrow, so I staid at Jims.
Monday 27th It rained nearly all day. Jim dug the grave for Elsie Torkington in the morning and the funeral was at 2.30 pm. I read the service at the grave.
Willie brought the coffin from Harold’s in our sulky, as it was so wet I returned to Jims and staid the night.
Tuesday 28th It was a showery day. I started to walk home in the morning, Mr C Smith who is driving the cream cart gave me a lift from Ashworths to A. Dunnings gate. I found that Grace had just come home from Harolds. Dorothy & Edith were here but they went home in the afternoon. I got some firewood and went down to the Library to change my books.
Wednesday 29th It was a fine day. Willie was digging round the trees the lower side of the house. In the afternoon I went down to the village, I sieved two bags of sand and carried it over to the wharf shed.
Thursday 30th It was a fine day. Willie took the catamaran down to the wharf with 3 boxes of eggs and brought up some manure and a small orchard plow he got from Yates.
I went down for the mail & attended the Library in the evening.