Wednesday 31st March 1915

It was a very fine day. In the morning I sowed seeds in a box of Giant Stock & Winter or Beauty of Nice Stock, commenced to dig the piece of ground near the Lemon trees.
In the afternoon I went down to the village to consult Dr Morrison.

Tuesday 30th March 1915

It rained heavily last night and the ground was very wet this morning. It was too wet for Willie to work at the quarry so he staid at home and picked peas. In the afternoon he took the horse down to the wharf and hauled up 3 sacks of fowl feed. After breakfast I took a bunch of Daffodils down to Captn Ohlsen. When I came back I got firewood and worked in the garden. I finished planting Daffodils in the diamond bed, also planted 4 clumps in other places. Minnie came in the afternoon & I gave her a lot of Daffodil bulbs. Joe came for her in the evening.

Monday 29th March 1915

It was a very fine day. After breakfast I went down to the village to give Mr Macdonald a letter for Mr Goertz containing a £5 note being our Half Years Guarantee. I also took Mr M some Daffodils. The remainder of the morning and part of the afternoon I was planting Daffodils in the diamond bed.
At 2pm I went down to the beach and sieved some sand and carried it across to the wharf.
Willie hauled 22 cases of fruit down to the wharf in the evening and he brought home my sand.

Sunday 28th March 1915

It was a very fine day. I walked over to Dacres Claim in the morning to attend Mr Macdonalds service. Had dinner at Jims, Minnie also was there. On returning home in the afternoon I called in at Mr Ashworths where I found Mr Woods. Had tea there and Mr Woods and I walked home together and we all attended evening service. There was a good congregation. Collection 13/-.

Saturday 27th March 1915

It was a very fine day. After breakfast I went down to the village to post a letter and to bank some money. The remainder of the day I was planting Daffodils in the diamond bed. Willie was picking peas.

Thursday 25th March 1915

It was a fine day but the ground is very wet. Herbert Fordham left our house this morning, he is going back to Auckland to day.
In the morning I went down to the village in the morning to post letters and in the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library. There was a meeting of the Hall Committee. Willie was picking peas. It was raining in the evening.

Wednesday 24th March 1915

It was fine in the morning. I went down to Mrs Dunnings beach to get some shell sand. In the afternoon we all went down to the village, Willie took some fruit down to the wharf and brought the church bell up for Mr Woods, Grace drove up the hill with John Greenwood to stay a day or two there. It came on to rain in the afternoon and rained all night. Herbert Fordham who is up in the district seeing to his parents’ graves came to spend the evening and staid the night. He Willie and I played Five hundred.

Monday 22nd March 1915

It was very hot in the morning but cloudy in the afternoon. I was planting Daffodils in the diamond bed, the ground worked nicely after Saturday nights rain. It came on to rain at 5.45pm and continued raining all night very heavily.