Saturday 11th March 1916

The wind is still blowing strong from the SE. The “Kawau” came in this morning, she did not go to Mangawai but left here for Auckland at 2.30pm. Willie went down in the morning to get the mail.

There were a few showers in the morning. The Warkworth Show was held to day. May Dunning brought Revd & Mrs Boyle the newly appointed Presbyterian minister to call on us in the afternoon, they seem very nice people. I was working in the flower garden. I took up and replanted a clump of Fritalaries, also planted 4 clumps of Daffodils near the front gate. John Addison came in the evening, we played 500.

 

Friday 10th March 1916

Wind still blowing strong from SE. Fairly fine day, only a few slight showers.

In the morning I went down to the P.O to send a wire to the boys, afterward I went down to Dunnings beach for some shell sand which I carried home.

The remainder of the day I was working in the flower garden, I planted 2 clumps of Pink Gladiolus, 3 Do Bride Gladiolus, 2 Balsams, 3 Antirrhinum , 3 mignonette, took up and replanted 3 Aquilegias. In the evening I went down to the village thinking to get the mail, but on account of the weather the Steamer did not come.

 

Thursday 9th March 1916

It was a fine day, but the wind is still blowing strong from the E. Willie took a box of butter & eggs and 4 cases fruit down to the wharf in the sulky.

I went down to get some sand but the high spring tide prevented me getting any.

Grace & Mrs Simpson spent the day with Glass’. In the pm I worked in the flower garden. I planted 3 clumps of Pink Gladiolus, 1 do of Bride Gladiolas, 1 Do Paper White Narcissus, replanted 3 clumps of Daffodils, & took up and replanted a clump of Rubia Gladiolus. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

 

Wednesday 8th March 1916

Misty rain in morning but fine in the afternoon.

Willie & Dave carted the 15 Sk Danthonia down to the wharf in the afternoon. I did not go down to the village. Sowed Cabbage & Cauliflower seeds in boxes.

 

Tuesday 7th March 1916

The wind still blowing from E hot sultry weather. Misty rain several times during the day. Willie & Dave finished clearing the Danthonia and they were sewing the sacks up. They have 15 Sacks of good seed and with the 6 Sacks they already sent away makes 21 sks. I did odd jobs.

 

Sunday 5th March 1916

There was a misty rain nearly all day, it held up at times, but no great quantity of rain fell. Grace & Willie drove over to Ti Point to spend the day with Harold & Flo’ – returning in the evening bringing Mrs Simpson with them. I staid at home all day as my head was rather bad. All of us went down to Church in the evening. There were only 7 present and no music – Collection 2/6.

 

Saturday 4th March 1916

It was a fine day, wind blowing pretty strong from the E.

Willie Dunning borrowed my sulky to take Joe Torkington and himself to Warkworth to play Cricket, a match between Omaha and Kaipara Flats Clubs, he returned it in the evening, with the news that Omaha had won the match.

Willie and Dave were clearing Danthonia. In the afternoon I went to the Church to fix up the lamps for service tomorrow.

 

Friday 3rd March 1916

It was a very fine day. Willie & Dave were clearing out Danothinia. In the morning I was working in the flower garden. In the afternoon I got firewood, went down to C. Wyatts to see them thrashing the Wheat with Tom Ashton’s machine. Afterwards went to the steamer and got the mail.

 

Thursday 2nd March 1916

It was a very hot day. Willie and Dave were clearing out Danthonia. I took it easy all day as my head was bad. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.