Wednesday 1st It rained a little first thing in the morning, but cleared up afterwards, so I went up to the garden & made & fixed some kerbing . Afterwards it set in to rain and continued all afternoon & evening.
Thursday 2nd A very dull day, it rained a little bit in the afternoon. In the morning I did not go up to the garden as the weather looked so threatening, but after dinner I went up, but it commenced to rain, so I opened a benzine tin and put a handle to it. When it cleared up I made some kerbing. Charlie & the boys were cutting the oat sheaves that were in the shed into chaff.
Friday 3rd King George’s birthday. It was a very dull day , no sunshine. One slight shower. I was making kerbing for the garden borders. Charlie & the boys were making a shed over the oil engine. It rained all evening & I did not go down for the mail. Willie Dunning came in the evening & we played cribbage.
Saturday 4th It rained all last night and early this morning, but cleared up in the afternoon. I went down for the mail in the morning and attended the Library, staid in the house in the afternoon as everything was very wet outside.
Omaha played Matakana East at Hockey at the Claim which resulted in a draw, each side scoring 2 goals each.
Mrs A. L. Greenwood came in the afternoon to get the Library keys.
Sunday 5th It did not rain, but it was a very dull day. All of us attended the Methodist service in the afternoon & Revd Richards preached a very good sermon, there were only Jim & I home for tea.
Monday 6th It was a fine day. After breakfast I went down to the village to post some letters, afterwards I went up to the garden, made some kerbing and in the afternoon I was fixing some.
Charley & the boys were working at the shed over the engine. Alex Haskell came here for tea.
Tuesday 7th It was a fine day. After breakfast I went down for the mail, the remainder of the day I was making and fixing kerbing. Charlie & Eddie were working at the shed on the engine, Jim was harrowing.
Wednesday 8th It was a fine day. I was making kerbing & fixing them. Went down for the mail, the “Kawau” was in early. Charlie & Eddie cut up a lot of firewood.
Thursday 9th It was a very fine day. I was making & fixing kerbing all day. Jim was drilling Oats & Vetches in the paddock that was in Wheat last season. Charlie & Eddie were cutting box timber.
Friday 10th It was a very fine day. I was making & fixing kerbing all day. Went down to post some letters in the morning, Jessie went for the mail in the evening as I was too tired. Jim was drilling at Gus Neeleys.
Saturday 11th A very dull day. After breakfast I went down for the mail, the remainder of the day I was making & fixing kerbing, I have just on finished the job, a great many wanted renewing. Omaha played hockey at Dome Valley, our team had to go there to play, these boys went. Maggie & Jessie came to stay with Ivy. Our boys beat D. V. 3 goals to nil.
Sunday 12th It was a dull day, but it did not rain. Mr Hawksworth held service at 2.30, there were 26 present. Collection 13/-
Mr & Mrs Keith Matheson were here for tea the latter amused us by her Scoth [sic: Scotch] talk.
Monday 13th A very dull day & threatening for rain, but we got very little.
Jim was drilling grass seed for Ernie Wyatt. Eddie was clearing up the yard.
I was up at the garden morning and afternoon. I weeded the path next the netting fence and filled up the low places with iron stone gravel.
Tuesday 14th It was a very fine day. Jim finished drilling grass seed for Ernie Wyatt in the morning, and in the afternoon he and Eddie were cutting box timber. I was working in the garden both morning and afternoon weeding the path, Minnie, Teddy & Mr Sam Torkington who is on a visit from California came to look at my garden in the afternoon and I gave them afternoon tea.
Wednesday 15th It was a fine day. I was working in the garden all day. I cleared the border below the front steps, dug up part of the michaelmas daisy which was occupying too much ground, dug out the periwinkle and nasturtium, and dug up the ground.
The boys were burning stumps in the back yard, and cutting tea tree in the barley paddock.
Thursday 16th It was blowing a hurricane from the SE accompanied by driving rain which continued all day, none of us were able yo do anything outside.
Friday 17th Everything was very wet after all the rain we had yesterday, it was a dull day and a few slight showers. I was in the house in the morning writing. In the afternoon I went up to the old home, I made some kerbing and opened a benzine tin & put a handle to it. After tea I went down for the mail and got some books from the Library. Received a Cheque for £9 . 10 . 0 from Mr Elliott for interest.
Saturday 18th It was fine in the morning, but showery in the afternoon, I was working up in the garden digging round young apple trees, late in the afternoon I went up to ask Mr Grigg to play for my service tomorrow as Mr Gravatt is in Auckland. The boys went to Matakana in the afternoon to witness a Hockey match, Rodney v Port Albert, the former won easily.
Sunday 19th It was very fine in the morning, but showery in the afternoon. I conducted service in the Church in the afternoon, there were only 14 present, collection 6/7. Mr Grigg played the organ , Mr & Mrs Stewart , the new Ti Point teacher & wife, were present and greatly assisted the singing.
Monday 20th It was a very fine day. The boys went to Pakiri in the morning and brought home a cow & calf , In the afternoon they got and prepared tea tree to put in the drains , I got tea tree & made kerbing and dug round some trees in the upper orchard. W. Dunning came in the evening & we played cards. Jim went to a meeting of the Show Committee.
Tuesday 21st Supposed to [be] the shortest day. The day was showery and dull. I went down for the mail after breakfast . I did not go up to the garden. Wrote a long letter to Mr Wallace in the afternoon. The boys were working at the drains until the rain in the afternoon knocked them off.
Wednesday 22nd It was a very fine day, so warm and calm. I was digging round trees in the lower orchard both am & pm. Went down for the mail in afternoon. The boys were working at the drains.
Thursday 23rd A few showers and very windy in the afternoon . I was digging round trees in the top orchard. The boys were working at the drains. I posted the letter to Mr Wallace in the morning.
Friday 24th A windy day, and several driving showers. I was digging round young trees in the top orchard. The boys were cutting tree tree in the barley paddock. I went for the mail in the evening and changed my books at the Library.
Saturday 25th It was fine in the morning a few showers in the afternoon, I was digging in the top orchard, The boys went to Dome Valley in the afternoon to play a Hockey Match with the local club, Dome Valley won 1 goal to nil.
Sunday 26th It was fine in the morning. I attended the Presbyterian service, there was a good congregation. In the afternoon it was windy and heavy showers.
Monday 27th It was a very fine day, a bit windy in the morning, but it calmed down in the afternoon. I was digging round the young fruit trees in the upper orchard. The boys were working at the beach.
Tuesday 28th It was a very fine day, but cold morning & evening. I was digging round fruit trees in the top orchard. The boys were trying to get the engine to go and did not succeed until 3 pm, and then they cut some firewood.
Wednesday 29th It was a fine day, ‘tho rather dull, I dug round 8 young apple trees besides digging out convolvulus . The boys were cutting tea tree in the barley paddock & getting the engine to go.
Thursday 30th It was a very fine day. After breakfast I went down to the P. O to post some letters & to get the mail. I lodged £16 . 5 . 0 in the Savings Bank, sent £3 . 10 . 0 to MrJourdain as a contribution from Leigh for 2? June 30th. Got a bag of sand. The boys were picking Lemons & they carted them down to the wharf in the pm & brought up my sand. Charlie sowed some Daisy Peas, some Tree Onions & planted 25 Cabbage plants I gave him.
Ivy & children went round to Big Omaha in the “Kawau” and in leaving the top wharf the steamer got stuck, on hearing of it Willie Dunning to his wagon and brought Ivy & children, Mrs Dunning, Annie & children home in the evening. I pricked out in an old washing tub over 80 Pansy plants.