Saturday 19th September 1914

It was a very fine day. I went down to the store in the morning, carried up some sand. I planted a row of White Salialottes in the farm orchard.

In the afternoon I planted out 3 Mauve Cornflowers.

Mr & Mrs Archie Dunning, Ivy & Irene came to spend the evening.

Friday 18th September 1914

It was a very fine day. I was working in the farm orchard. I planted another row of Stratagem Peas and a row of White Stone Turnip. In the afternoon I went down to the village when the Steamer came in, I got the mail and carried up a bag of sand.

Thursday 17th September 1914

It was a very fine day. Willie was digging round the Diamond Plum trees. I was digging in the farm orchard. I planted 1 Row of Stratagem Peas.

In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library, while I was in the Library there was a heavy shower.

Wednesday 16th September 1914

It was a very hot day. I planted out a Fuschia and then went over to the farm orchard to prepare the ground for planting peas. In the afternoon I went down to the wharf carried some sand over & Willie brought it up for me.

The Steamer made a round Trip to day.

Monday 14th September 1914

It was a very fine day. I got up early and got my breakfast and walked up to Charlie Dunnings and he gave me a ride in the cream cart as far as Robert Williams at Big Omaha. Bob showed me round the orchards and Mrs Williams showed me the flowers. I had lunch there and met Charlie on his return and he brought me back as far as his place. I reached home at 2pm. After I returned home I planted a plant that Mrs Williams gave me, also cuttings of a dark red antirrhinum and also a plant of Alonsoa.

Grace & Mrs Simpson went to see Miss C.A. Matheson in the afternoon. Willie went down to the village in the evening to meet the steamer & to hear the war news. Mr Glass came up by the steamer and came up here with Willie & staid the night.

Sunday 13th September 1914

It was a very hot day. Revd Macdonald held service in the Claim Hall in the morning Jane & I attended. I returned to Jim’s after church for dinner and in the afternoon I walked home and in the evening Revd Macdonald held service in this Hall in the evening, all of us attended, there was a good congregation. Collection 10/6.

 

Saturday 12th September 1914

It was a very fine day. Willie was digging in the Oats in the pig’s paddock next to where we planted Potatoes. In the morning I was getting firewood and breaking down the lumps in the border the upper side of the wire netting coil fence.

In the afternoon I walked over to the Claim and staid the night at Jim’s.

 

Friday 11th September 1914

A fine day still very dry. In the morning I planted 6 Stock & 6 Caliopsis that came from Ti Point.

In the afternoon I helped Willie finish plant Potatoes in the garden where the vines once grew. Joe Torkington was here for tea, afterward I went down to the wharf to meet the steamer, it was the “Kotiti”. Captn gave me a daily paper.