Monday 1st It was a very fine day. Willie was digging round the Diamond Plums in the garden. I wrote a letter to Mr Woods. Went down to the village in the afternoon, also went to Arche Dunnings in the evening to pay him for the rent of the Hall for our social after the dedication of the church. Charlie & Willie were there & we played 500. Got the mail that came in the evening.
Tuesday 2nd There were some showers. I was working in the flower garden all day. Willie finished digging round the Diamond plums in this orchard and then he ploughed in the lower orchard.
Wednesday 3rd It was very wet in the morning and showery in the afternoon. The steamer made a round trip to day. I took a large bunch of roses down to the captain. Willie took his Eggs down & hauled up a sack of Maize.
Thursday 4th A showery day. I was helping Willie dig in the orchard in the afternoon. Went down for the mail and attended the Library in the evening. There was a public meeting in the Library called by Mrs Harper as she has sent in her resignation as post-mistress on account of insufficient pay. The meeting decided to ask the postal authorities to increase her pay. J. C. Wyatt & I were appointed to draw out a letter to that effect to be sent to the Chief Postmaster, Auckland.
Friday 5th Windy and showery. I wrote the letter to the Postmaster and took it down to J. C. Wyatt for his signature. Had dinner there and then went down to the village to post the letter, got the mail and carried up some sand.
Saturday 6th Very windy day. I got firewood in the morning. In the pm I went to Dunning’s beach and carried home some big stones. Willie & Grace went fishing at the wharf and brought home some small fish.
Sunday 7th It was a fine day. Mr Macdonald celebrated H. C. in the church at 8 am. There were 8 attended. Afterwards Willie & Grace walked to Ti Point to spend the day.
I went to Willie Dunnings, had dinner there and had a look round his orchard, went to Jas Greenwoods in the afternoon, had tea there & in the evening we all came down to Church at 7.30. Mr Macdonald officiated. There were 48 present, we had a very nice service. Collections 8 am 5/3. 7.30 10/-.
Monday 8th It was a showery day and very windy. Willie was digging strips in the orchard. In the morning I got a lot of firewood on the hill and in the pm I went down to the steamer, got the mail and carried up some sand.
Tuesday 9th Blowing a gale from the W with showers. Got firewood, helped Willie dig in the orchard and worked in the flower garden.
Wednesday 10th A pleasant change of a fine day – wind SW in the morning and NW in the evening.
In the morning I got firewood & helped Willie dig in the orchard. In the afternoon I went down to the steamer, sieved a lot of sand and carried 2 bags of it across to the wharf shed.
Mr Phillips of Warkworth came in Alf Fentons steam launch and started the concrete bridge near the stone quarry at the wharf.
Thursday 11th It was a fine day. Willie took his butter & eggs down to the wharf in the sulky and he brought my bags of sand up with him. He and Grace were fishing off the old wharf and brought home some small ones. I also went down and took the Captain a bunch of Roses.
Went down to the village in the evening to get the mail and attend the Library.
Friday 12th It rained heavy early this morning but cleared up and turned out a fine day.
In the morning I got firewood, in the afternoon I was helping Willie dig round the trees in the orchard. Went down to the steamer in the evening and got the mail, carried up to the Library a parcel of Magazines.
Willie received a long and interesting letter from Bert Wallace who is with a howitzer battery at Gallipoli.
Saturday 13th There were several showers during the day. I went down to the village in the morning to post some letters, went to the Library to catalogue the new magazines. Also went down in the afternoon to put flowers in the vases in the church.
Sunday 14th It was fine in the morning. I read service in the Church in the pm, 30 present. Collection 7/8. There was thunder & heavy rain just as we were coming out.
Monday 15th Willie and I were working in the farm orchard, Willie was clearing the rubbish off the ground near the gate ready for digging up for Pumpkins. I resowed the White Stone Turnips – Stratagem Peas that the slugs had eaten.
Tuesday 16th It was a fine day. In the morning I went down to the village to get the mail, carried up a bag of sand, after I came back I replanted the Dun Beans in the farm orchard that the slugs had eaten, afterwards I stuck a row of Stratagem Peas, and dug the ground each side of the row.
Willie was digging for Pumpkins.
Minnie was here in the afternoon while we were at work so did not see her.
Wednesday 17th It was a very fine day. The wind has gone round to the SW. I walked over to Ti Point in the morning, called at Charlie Dunnings to take Mrs D. a bunch of roses, then went on to Harold Torkingtons where I had lunch, then went on to Joe’s, Minnie showed me all round their garden, they have a fine lot of vegetables growing, she gave me some Tomato plants to bring home with me.
I came round here with the steamer, I brought a bag of white sand from Ti Point. Willie brought his butter & eggs down to the wharf in the sulky and he brought up his good in it, and my sand.
Thursday 18th It was a very fine day. I planted 3 Tomato plants that I raised myself from Mr Wallaces seed in the farm orchard, also stuck the 2nd row of Stratagem Peas. Willie earthed up the Potatoes in the farm orchard and late in the afternoon he went to Ab Wyatts orchard to bud some Lemons. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library, I carried up a bag of sand.
Friday 19th It was a very fine day. Willie went to Ab Wyatts orchard to finish budding some Lemon stocks. After he came back he planted 5 hills of Pumpkins in the farm orchard. In the morning I got a lot of firewood, in the afternoon I went down to the steamer for get the mail, carried up a bag of sand.
Saturday 20th It was a fine day. In the morning I went down to the village to post a Paper, I took a bunch of flowers to Captn Olsen, carried up a bag of sand. In the afternoon I walked over to the Claim, had tea at Jims, and then I went up to Mr Whitakers to take him a bunch of Roses, returned to Jims to stay the night.
Sunday 21st It was a very wet day. We did not go out anywhere. There should have been a Presbyterian service in the Claim hall in the afternoon, but on account of the weather it did not come off. Willie & Grace should have driven over but they did not come.
Monday 22nd It blew very strong from SW. but it drying up the ground that was saturated with rain yesterday.
I left Jim’s place at about 10.30 am and arrived home just in time for dinner. In the afternoon I planted some Lettuce plants, that Jane gave me, in the farm orchard. Afterwards went down to the steamer to get the mail, carried up some sand.
Tuesday 23rd It was a fine day, but the wind was blowing strong.
I planted a row of Dun Beans in the farm orchard.
Wednesday 24th It was a very fine day. All of us went down to the Steamer in the afternoon, Willie took the sulky down with the butter & eggs. Mrs Fred Davey & baby came up to stay with us, Fred staid at the Kawau to have a day or two’s fishing. Willie brought up a bag of sand for me.
Thursday 25th It was a fine day. Willie was digging the strips round the apple trees in the pigs paddock.
I dug the piece of ground near the summer house where I usually plant Dahlias.
In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library. Carried up sand.
Friday 26th It rained heavily early this morning, but it turned out a very hot day. Willie was digging in the farm orchard. I sowed a short row of Lettuces.
The Annual Picnic in connection with The Omaha Bible Class was held to day. The children played games in Mr A Dunnings paddock in the afternoon, tea in the Hall at 6 pm, meeting in the Hall in the evening. The prizes were given out, and then games were indulged in until supper. All of us attended and had a very pleasant time.
Saturday 27th It was a very fine day. Willie and I were digging in the farm orchard in the morning, in the pm I was working in the flower garden, and I went down to Dunnings beach and carried up some large stones for garden edging.
Sunday 28th It was a fine day. Willie, Grace & Nell drove over to the Claim in the morning, they dined with Jim & Jane and then went to H. Torkingtons in the pm, Willie returned here alone, but Grace & Nell staid at Harolds. I staid at home, Revd Southern held service in the Hall in the afternoon.
Monday 29th It was a very wet day. Willie milked early in the evening and then drove over to Ti Point and brought Grace & Nell home, he then went down to the wharf to meet the steamer, Fred Davey came from the Kawau in her and he came up here with Willie to stay with us. A lot of Leigh people returned by the Steamer from the Show.
Tuesday 30th Willie & Fred went fishing over to Ti Point, Willie returned in the evening, but Fred remained. I went down to the village in the afternoon to get the mail, carried up some sand.
I planted out some Dahlias near the summer house.