Sunday 1st It was very fine in the morning, but in the latter part of the afternoon there came over a misty rain. Jane rode up to Pratts in the morning, returning in the evening. I read service in the Hall in the afternoon.
Monday 2nd It was very fine in the morning. We got the bullocks up and went down to Mrs D. Mathesons to get the Organ case, took it to the Hall and put the Organ in it and hauled it down to the wharf and put it into the shed. It came on to rain as we were coming home and we got wet, it rained very heavy and I thought it was going to last all afternoon, but it cleared up and the sun came out bright and the wind blew strong from the NW. Willie & I were pulling tea tree in the front until he had to go for the cows.
Tuesday 3rd It was a showery day. Willie & I were pulling tea tree in the front in the morning. In the afternoon took the bullocks down to the wharf with the Eggs and hauled up 70 lb Bag of Sugar , Bag of Corned Beef, empty Egg Box and a bag of Gravel. The Rose did not come in until late, Miss Niccol & Miss Mitchell returned by her from the Michaelmus Holidays. Miss Kempt was up here for tea. Jane, Willie & Miss Kempt went down to the Hall in the evening to a dance.
Wednesday 4th There were several showers during the day. I was pulling up tea tree and mending the fence near the big bridge. Jane took Willie to Matakana to his tooth taken out. Miss Niccol & Miss Mitchell were here for tea and to spend the evening.
Thursday 5th It rained heavily in the morning, and there were several showers during the day, but the weather seems to be taking up. I was pulling tea tree in the front.
Friday 6th It rained heavily all the morning, but cleared up in the morning. Willie & I were cutting tea tree in front.
Minnie went to Ashtons to dressmake returning in the evening.
Saturday 7th It was a beautiful day. I was pulling tea tree in the morning. Jane & Willie went fishing to Ti Point, but they only brought home some oysters.
There was a meeting of the Road Board in the afternoon, and there was a meeting of the Hall Committee in the evening, we signed the pro note borrowing £100 from Mrs A. Wright dating from the commencement of this month. Mr Greenwood was here for tea.
The Musical Society commenced their practices in the Hall this evening.
Sunday 8th It rained nearly all day. In a fine interval in the morning we got up the Cow Strawberry from the E.R. – she has calved a bull calf – we put the calf with the other one and left the cow in the pigs paddock. There was no service.
Monday 9th It was a fine day with the exception of a shower in the afternoon. I wass pulling & cutting tea tree and putting sticks into heaps in the front.
George Young and his gang of men came over to commence work on the road up the hill.
Miss Niccol & Miss Mitchell were for tea.
Tuesday 10th It was a fine day. Willie & I went down to the E.R. in the morning to earth up Potatoes, we found that the heifer had got out the E.R. by the far slip rails . I got the horse and rode up the hill to see if she had gone back to Pakiri but could hear nothing of her.
Took the bullocks down to the Wharf in the afternoon, I hauled up the Organ to the Hall and then went down to the Wharf again and hauled up a Sack of Maize, 2 Buckets and empty Egg Box.
Wednesday 11th It was a fine day. I took the bullocks down to the Hall and hauled the Organ case down to Mrs D. Mathesons & I hauled a bag of gravel & some shell sand home. Jane & Willie had been earthing up Potatoes in the E.R. in the morning while I was away and I was working there in the pm. There was some misty rain in the latter part of the afternoon.
Thursday 12th It was fine in the morning, but it rained a little in the latter part of the afternoon, there was a strong wind blowing from NW. Willie & I went to the Pa in the morning to look for the heifer that I bought of Bowden Birdsall, that got out of the E.R. In the afternoon we were hoeing between the Potatoes in this garden.
Minnie went to Ashtons to sew and returned in the evening.
Friday 13th Several showers of hail & rain during the day.
Minnie was sewing up at Miss Niccols. Willie & I were pulling tea tree out in the front.
The orchestra had a practice in the Hall this evening instead of tomorrow
Saturday 14th It was a fine day and the ground is drying up. Willie & I were digging in the orchard both morning and afternoon.
Jane rode over to Big Omaha in the afternoon to the opening of the lawn tennis ground and staid for a dance in the Big Omaha school in the evening. There was a meeting of the Fruitgrowers Association in the Hall in the evening, there were only six members present.
Sunday 15th It was a fine day. I read service in the Hall in the afternoon, there was a pretty fair congregation. Joe spent the day here.
Monday 16th It was a fine day. We were hoeing between the potatoes in the garden below the house. Mr Saml A. Browne came up by the “Kapanui” and gave an address on Co-operation in the Hall in the evening, Jos Greenwood, J. C. Wyatt & I took a share each, and were elected a committee to forward the movement in this district. Mr Browne came up here and staid all night.
Old Miss Matheson died early this morning.
Tuesday 17th It was a beautiful day. I took Mr Browne over to see Walter Frearsons orchard in the morning, Walter lent Mr B a horse and he rode to Pakiri to give an address there this evening.
After packing the Eggs I hauled them down to the Steamer.
Old Miss Matheson (Aunt Peggy) was buried this afternoon, a large number attended the funeral. Revd R McKinney officiated at the grave.
I hauled up from the wharf an empty Egg box , a young Pig that came from Wraggs at Warkworth, also a Sack of Wheat for CharlieWyatt. Miss Niccol and Miss Mitchell spent the evening here.
Wednesday 18th It was fine in the morning. Mr S. A. Browne returned from Pakiri in the morning, he had some lunch here, I borrowed a horse from Charlie and Jane took him over to Williams at Big Omaha as he is going to have a meeting at Matakana this evening. It came on a steady rain in the afternoon and Jane came home wet through. We were paring the weeds and loosening between the strawberries.
Thursday 19th It was a comparatively fine day only a few showers, but there was a strong wind blowing from SW so the ground dried more than the showers wet it. Willie & I were digging in the orchard all day.
There was a meeting of the School Committee in the Library in the evening.
Nominations for County Councillors were received by the Returning Officer today, the following were received for the Omaha Riding. Messrs H. Brown and J. C. Wyatt.
Friday 20th There were several showers during the day especially in the afternoon. Freasons got their sheep in to tail their lambs, I went over to see a strange Ram that is in their place. but it turned out to be Mr Neeleys. Mr Greenwood came and took away a ram that was in my place.
Willie & I were paring & Loosening between the Strawberries, but the showers compelled us to leave off.
There was a meeting of the Library Committee in the evening.
Saturday 21st It was a fine day. A strong wind blowing from SW. Willie went to Ti Point to get some oysters.
Jane & I finished loosening between the Strawberries we then dug in the orchard.
Sunday 22nd It was a fine day. As the Revd G. Frost was going to hold service here in the afternoon I thought it a good opportunity to go up to Pratts, so I rode up there and spent the day. I found Horace & Flossie looking very well, and I enjoyed the ride very much.
Monday 23rd It was a fine day. Jane, Willie & I went down to the E.R. and were working there all day. I finished earthing up the Potatoes, they were very full of sorrel, so I borrowed Charlies fork hoe which is a fine thing to tear the sorrel out.
Jane & Willie sowed 10 rows of Onions (Brown Globe) I sowed some Cabbage Seed , also Tomato & French Marigold.
Tuesday 24th It was a wet day. I went down to the wharf with the bullocks in the pm. Took a box of Eggs and hauled up 100 lb Flour, empty Egg box and some gravel.
The officers & crew of the “Rose Casey” gave a social in the Hall in the evening, nearly everyone in the district were invited, but on account of the threatening state of the weather and the muddy roads, a good many were prevented from coming, and only about 90 put in an appearance. We all went and enjoyed ourselves very much.
Wednesday 25th It was a fine day. Horace came to stay with us . Mr Pratt brought him down on the catamaran, on their way to the wharf for goods.
We were digging in the orchard. Commenced the Bag of Flour that I brought up from the wharf yesterday.
Thursday 26th It was a fine day. We were digging in the garden the piece that was in Kumeras last year. Messrs Gubb, Wilson & Buckton (County Councillors) held a meeting in the Hall in the evening. Mr N. Wilson came up here and staid the night.
Friday 27th It was a fine day. Willie & I were working in the garden all day. Minnie & Jane went to a bachelor ball at Matakana in the evening.
Saturday 28th It was a fine day. I was digging in the garden all day. Willie went fishing to Ti Point and brought home 5 schnappers & a red fish.
Sunday 29th It was fine in the morning , but it came on a misty rain after dinner and rained heavily later in the afternoon and evening. Jane intended taking Horace home in the afternoon, but was prevented on account of the weather. There was no service.
Monday 30th It rained all day. We were not able to do anything out of doors.
Tuesday 31st It was a showery day. I packed a box of Eggs 13 Doz and hauled it down to the Wharf and hauled up a Sack of Potatoes, box of Groceries and empty Egg box.
Jim Dunning helped us to get in the Heifer (Kate) and Calf, it was outside Archie Dunnings fence, we took two of our Cows down to the beach & drove the Heifer & Calf up with them, it is a Bull Calf and I shall name it “Rob Roy”.
The Fowls laid 907 Eggs during the month of October
= to 75 Doz & 7. Valued at £1 . 18 . 3½