Saturday 31st October 1914

It rained heavily last night and blew very strong from NW. but it was a very fine to day. The rain did a lot of good but the wind did a lot of damage by smashing a lot of my flower plants and I was busy in clearing away the wreckage. I borrowed a hoe of Charlie Wyatt and helped Willie mould up the Potatoes in the pig’s paddock, the ground worked very well after the rain and we finished them before dinner.

In the afternoon I sowed a row of Canadian Wonder Beans in the farm orchard also sowed a hill of Vegetable Marrows where the potatoes missed in the pigs paddock. Willie went fishing in the afternoon to Ti Point and brought home some nice schappers & Kawhais.

 

Friday 30th October 1914

It was fine in the morning. In the morning I helped willie finish digging the farm orchard. In the afternoon I went down for the mail which came by the steamer. I carried up a bag of sand. After I got home it came on a steady rain and it rained all evening.

Thursday 29th October 1914

There was a misty rain last night and hail this morning. Cleared up and was a fine day. Willie was digging in the farm orchard in the morning, I earthed up the 4 rows of Potatoes next the onions. Grace walked to Ti Point in the morning and came back in the steamer. In the afternoon I went down and carried it over to the wharf and Willie hauled it home for me. The Steamer made a round trip to day. In the evening there was a meeting of ratepayers to chose a candidate to represent this ridingin the County Counsel. Mr Alexander Matheson was chosen.

Wednesday 28th October 1914

It was very hot in the morning, dull in the afternoon and there was some light rain in the evening. In the morning Willie was digging in the farm orchard. I took out a lot of the burnt soil that I burned yesterday near the summer house spread the remainder and dug the whole of the piece over.

In the afternoon Willie went down to the village to do some business at the Post Office, I also went down, took a bunch of roses to Percy Layerek for his wife, I carried up some sand.

There was no steamer to day, only the blacksmith & butcher being here.

Harold T was in the village so I changed his Library books.

 

Tuesday 27th October 1914

It was very hot in the morning, but dull in the afternoon. Anyone would think it was going to rain, but the wind is in a good quarter SW, rain very much wanted. Willie was digging in the farm orchard all day. I made a heap to burn over near the summer house to prepare the ground for Dahlias.

 

Sunday 25th October 1914

It was a fine day, but dull. Mr & Mrs A. Greenwood & children, Mrs Simpson, Harold, Flo & children came to spend the day. Young Mr Addison came in the afternoon to have a look round, and he staid tea. A Mr Campbell, Presbyterian student held service in the Hall both morning and evening. I attended both services, & Mr Addison accompanied me in the evening.

 

Saturday 24th October 1914

It was a very fine day. Willie was digging in the farm orchard all day. In the morning I sowed a row of Dun    Beans in the farm orchard. In the afternoon I cleaned up the summer house, cut the grass on the paths and did a lot of straightening up.

 

Friday 23rd October 1914

It was a very fine day. In the morning I got firewood and then I was helping Willie dig in the farm orchard. In the afternoon I sowed a row of major Convolvulus next the wire netting fence, went down to the wharf in the evening when the “Kawau” arrived from Auckland and got the mail.

Thursday 22nd October 1914

It was a fine day, but the wind blowing strong from SW.

After breakfast I walked up to Mr Murrays to have a talk with him, staid for lunch. Willie was digging in the farm orchard. In the evening I went down for the mail & attended the Library. There was a meeting of the Show Committee, also Tennis ditto . Willie attended the former.