Thursday 10th September 1914

It was a very fine day, still very dry, rain wanted badly.

After breakfast I went down to the beach and sieved a lot of sand and carried it across to the wharf. Willie took two boxes of eggs down and he hauled my sand home.

I was working in the flower garden and I helped Willie plant Potatoes.

Grace & Mrs Simpson spent the day at Ti Point. In the evening I went for mail & attended Library.

Wednesday 9th September 1914

It was a very fine day and calm. I sowed seeds in the border of Blue Larkspur, transplanted 3 young Godetia seedlings, sowed in boxes seeds of Hunimannia, Yellow & Pink Antirrhinum & 4 varieties Wallflower & Scarlet Alonsoa.

In the afternoon went down to the steamer to get the mail, carried up a bag of sand. Dick Knaggs was leaving the Kawau to day and Jock McKinnon came on in his place as mate.

Tuesday 8th September 1914

It was a very fine day. Wind not quite so strong, rain badly wanted. In the morning I sowed the following seeds in a box Nemesia, Aster Quilled German & Stock, Yen-weak fine mixed. Afterwards went down to the wharf, Mr Glass was going up to Auckland & I sent my boots up by him to be repaired, took him some violets & daffodils. In the afternoon I was helping Willie plant Potatoes between the apple trees in pig’s paddock.

Monday 7th September 1914

It was a fine day and not quite so windy in the morning as yesterday. In the morning I planted a Wallflower that Nelly Lloyd gave me, also planted in a box Pansies, Guillardias & one of two Antirrhinum that Minnie gave me. Also planted over 30 Cabbage plants. In the pm was helping Willie plant Potatoes in the pig’s paddock.

 

Sunday 6th September 1914

It was a fine day, but windy. In the morning I walked to Ti Point calling at Mrs Ashworths to show her some Daffodils I was taking to Minnie, also called at Mr Lloyd’s to show them the Daffodils. Had dinner at Joe’s, Minnie gave me some Pansy & other plants to bring home. Mr W. J. Moore (Local Methodist) held service in the Hall in the afternoon but none of us went. Flo was here for tea.

Friday 4th September 1914

It was a fine day, but a very cold wind blowing from SW. I finished digging the piece of ground between the Lemon trees in the front garden, planted out a Nicotiana. Went down to the Steamer in the pm for the mail. Carried up some sand.

Thursday 3rd September 1914

It was a fine day and the wind was not blowing quite so strong as yesterday. The Kawau left here at 7.30 this morning, I went down to see if Willie’s goods had come, as Willie took the horse down to the wharf after breakfast to haul them up, I also went down and got some sand and Willie brought it up. The remainder of the day I was digging, I finished digging the border down to the summer house, and took out the Dahlia roots.

In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 2nd September 1914

It was a fine day, the wind was blowing strong from the SW. I was digging in the front garden. Went down to the village in the afternoon. Willie also took the horse down expecting that the Kawau was going to leave AK at 11.30 this morning, instead of that she was to leave at 11.30 to night. Willie hauled up the remainder of my lime.

Tuesday 1st September 1914

It was a fine day, and more sunshine than we have had the last few days.

Grace & Mrs Simpson went up to Mrs Hanbys to spend the day. After breakfast I went down to the village to get the mail, carried up some sand. When I came home I was working in the flower garden, I replanted a Verbena & a Scabious. Also took up and replanted a clump of Gladioli.