Sunday 2nd Revd Mather preached in the Hall in the morning,
I rode over to Dacre’s Claim and read service. Read service in the Hall in the evening.
Monday 3rd Made a new sledge. Henry commenced another week at J. Salts today. Mr Tutin brought Archdeacon Dudley here in the afternoon they both staid all night. The Steamer arrived late at night bringing excursionists to the Show also Hunter’s Band.
Tuesday 4th A fine day, but very windy, and uncomfortable on account of the dust. We had here for lunch Mr Ellingham ,
Mr Morrison, Mr Goatly, Mr Snell & Mr Jas Morgan & Alf Gravatt. There was a very large gathering the largest that has been in Omaha before, and everyone enjoyed the music. We got prizes as follows
Sow 2nd prize, Oats 1st prize, Cocks foot 2nd prize,
Rock Melon 1st prize, Honey extracted 1st prize.
The “Rose Casey” went out at 5 pm as the wind was blowing in . Archdeacon Dudley went in her. The band remained and were driven over to Warkworth in Mr Dibble’s express.
There was a great crowed in the Hall in the evening, the band played until 12 pm, after which a concentina had to do duty.
Thursday 6th We were cutting tea tree over on the farm.
Friday 7th We commenced cutting tea tree over on the farm in the morning , when Herbert Fordham came & told us that our new Ram was dead in their place, it had got out of our paddock yesterday afternoon and had got into Fordham’s place. They had just got a Ram from Charlie Wyatt which must have set on to our Ram and kIlled it, we brought it home on the sledge, skinned it and boiled it down for the fat. We cleaned out the pigs and picked up the manure.
Sunday 9th Read service in the Hall in the evening.
Monday 10th I was making Cases. John cut tea tree in the morning & picked pears in the afternoon.
Tuesday 11th We were picking Damsons over on the farm orchard.
Wednesday 12th I rode over to Mr Came‘s at Matakana. I went over the hill from Meiklejohn’s which is a much shorter way. I had dinner & tea there & met Mr Chaplin & Mr James Snell. I bought a Ram of Mr Came to replace the one that we had killed. I returned home the same way that I came.
We sent away by the Steamer 2 Cases of Damsons, 2 Cases Chaumontel Pears, 1 Doz Crasanne Pears, 1 Case Cellini Apples.
It is Willie Pratts birthday, he is 21 years of age to day.
Friday 14th It rained last night and early this morning. We were splitting palings in the morning, in the afternoon I was making cases, John cut tea tree.
Sunday 16th Revd R. McKinney preached in the Hall at 2.30 pm, there was a very good congregation. I went down to John Wyatt’s for tea. I held no service in the evening.
Wednesday 19th John went & fetched a pig from Graham’s in the morning. He then took 2 Cases Fruit to the Wharf with the Bullocks, viz 1 Case Crasanne Pears & 1 Case Lemons. 9½ Doz Henry’s & 7 Doz of my own.
Thursday 20th We were cutting tea tree morning & afternoon. We got the Sheep up in the evening. It came over very thick and misty in the evening & has every appearance of rain.
Friday 21st It rained last night. There was misty rain during the morning, but it rained heavily during the afternoon & evening.
I made a Case in the shed. We killed a Sheep in the afternoon.
Saturday 22nd It was very showery and misty all day, but cleared up in the evening. I was making cases in the shed. There was to have been a meeting in the hall in the evening of Subscribers to the Show, but as it was such a dirty evening there were very few present, so the meeting was adjourned until this night fortnight.
Monday 24th We were cutting tea tree in the morning, & cleaned out all the pigs in the afternoon. We also picked all the Golden Russet Apples.
Tuesday 25th Cut tea tree. Went to Mr Walter’s in the evening.
Thursday 27th We cut tea tree.
Friday 28th We cut tea tree. It came on to rain in the evening
Saturday 29th It rained last night. We cut tea tree in the morning. John went up the hill in the afternoon to pay my Highway rates. It was very showery in the afternoon.
Sunday 30th Read service in the evening. There were a few showers.
Monday 31st We were cutting tea tree morning & afternoon.