Friday 17th December 1915

It was a very hot day. I was working in the flower garden. I started digging at the front gate, took out the Daffodil bulbs that I came across and left them on the ground.

Bell calved a Bull Calf.

In the afternoon I went down to meet the steamer, the boys attending the Auckland Grammar School came home for the holidays, I got the mail and carried up a bag of sand. In the evening the children attending the Ti Point School & Leigh gave a Concert in this Hall under the direction of Mrs Gravatt, all of us attended, beside the Concert there were stalls for the sale of goods and a Fish Pond – the affair was well attended.

 

Thursday 16th December 1915

It was a very hot day. I was working in the flower garden. I planted 1 Cosmea, sowed seeds of Mauve Cornflower in a box and Yellow Cornflower in a flower pot. In the evening I went down for the mail & attended the Library, carried up a bag of sand.

 

Wednesday 15th December 1915

There was a misty rain first thing this morning and the grass was very wet, but it turned out a very hot day.

I was working in the flower garden. Flo’ T & Edith returned from their visit to Dargaville, Mrs Simpson came as far as Auckland with them but she is staying at Wallaces until next Monday.

 

Tuesday 14th December 1915

It was a very hot day. In the morning I went down to where Willie & Dave are cutting Danthonia in the front, from there I went to see Tom Ashtons reaper & binder working on Archie Dunning’s Oats, but it broke down so they had to knock off. I was working in the flower garden. I planted two Cosmea plants. Kate calved a Bull Calf.

 

Monday 13th December 1915

It was a very fine day. I was working in the flower garden in the morning, I sowed seeds of  Zinnias and Asters and put out some little plant, also got firewood. In the afternoon I painted the front gate (2nd coat).

Went down to the steamer in the evening to get the mail, carried up some sand. Grace went down to the wharf & caught a lot of little fish.

Willie was working at the Danthonia.

 

Sunday 12th December 1915

It was a fine day.

Willie drove over to the Claim & brought Jane & the children over here to spend the day, Jim rode, Mrs Handly also. All of us went down to church in the afternoon, I officiated, congregation 36. Collection 8/-.

After Church I went home with Jim Greenwood and had tea there.