Tuesday 1st We finished cutting the tea tree in the morning. In the afternoon John set fire to some of the tea tree. I sowed some Manchester Defiance Cabbage.
Wednesday 2nd John hauled some fruit for D. W. K. to Wharf. We burned tea tree in the afternoon.
Thursday 3rd We were logging up the tea tree all day.
Good Friday 4th I went to Pakiri on the horse and staid at Mr Wittens all day. They have just moved into their new house. John & the girls went fishing at the beach.
Monday 7th John & I started early to Mr Came’s to bring home the Ram I bought, we got home soon after 2 pm. It came on to rain in the afternoon & it rained all night. Mr Nelson & Walter Wyatt came & staid the evening.
Tuesday 8th It rained heavily all last night and it began to blow from the E, there was a great lot of Apples blown off. Rained all day with strong wind.
Wednesday 9th Rained all day with strong wind.
Thursday 10th Rained nearly all day with strong wind. Heavy sea outside.
Friday 11th Still continued raining and blowing.
Saturday 12th Still continued raining and blowing. Henry came home in the evening.
Sunday 13th It did not rain in the morning, but it rained in the afternoon. There was no service on account of the weather.
Willie Pratt came in the afternoon and brought Jane home, Mr Raquer came in the afternoon & they both staid all night.
Tuesday 15th The girls went to school today after the Easter holidays. It came on to rain again both morning & afternoon.
Wednesday 16th It rained in the morning, but cleared up in the pm. John took down to the beach a case of Apples that we are sending to Runciman, also a bundle (16) Sheepskins, consigned to Ireland. John also hauled 6 cases apples for A. McKenzie.
The Steamer came in the evening. Came on to rain again.
Thursday 17th John hauled some goods up for Mr Walter, also 300 lbs Flour, 1 Sack Sharps & a bag of Rye Grass seed for us which came by the Steamer last night. We gathered all the Apples in from the Orchard in the afternoon.
Saturday 19th Mr Walter drew his net over at Great Omaha. John went with him and took the bullocks to Mathesons, John brought home 49 fish. Willie P. came in the afternoon & Henry came in the evening. They commenced skating in the Hall this evening. It was a fine day.
Sunday 20th It was a fine day. Read service in the Hall in the afternoon, there were 33 present.
Monday 21st It was a fine day. We were logging and burning on the farm.
Tuesday 22nd It was a fine day. We mended up the wattled fence in the morning, and logged up in the afternoon.
Steamer came in the evening.
Wednesday 23rd In the morning we mended up the fence at the creek Freason’s side. We logged up in the afternoon. It was a fine day.
Thursday 24th A fine day. We were loggin up both morning and afternoon
Friday 25th We were logging up & burning. Got the Sheep up in the evening. I went to Mr Walter’s for tea & spent the evening. Received a letter from Mr Runciman containing cash from sale of Fruit, also one from Ireland Bros, Cash for Skins.
Sunday 27th It was a fine day. Read service in the afternoon.
Monday 28th We were burning tea tree heaps over on the farm. Annual Meeting of Householders to elect a School Committee.
Tuesday 29th We were burning in the clearing. John hauled some cases for Mr T. Knaggs, also some goods for Mr Walter in the evening. Received a letter from my sister Fanny also Newspapers from Tom. Our Sheep brand C⊃ came by the Steamer from Warkworth.
Wednesday 30th We were burning in the clearing. Mr A. Kempt came home in the evening and took away the little pig that I gave to him.