Saturday 16th September 1916

It was a fine day. Henry & I drove down to Mr Halliwell where we had a cup of tea, & then Henry & I & Mr H & Mr Davis drove down to the sale yard below the letter box where the first stock sale of the season was held. There were only a few hundred sheep in the pens. Mr H took down 2 young Berkshire pigs which were sold for 3 guineas each. Harry took a horse of Henry’s down for sale but it was not sold.

Jack was at the sale, and after it was over he and Henry went to Te Araroa. I returned with the Halliwells and had lunch there, I walked home afterwards.


Thursday 14th September 1916

It blew a gale during the night and early this morning it started to rain but the wind soon changed and it cleared up and turned out a very fine day. All of us went out to the cultivation and commenced to plant Potatoes. The wind last night blew a lot of dry trees down near where we were working.


Tuesday 12th September 1916

It was a very fine day. Henry & Harry rode over to Jack’s place before breakfast and returned just after we had finished lunch bringing a beautiful thorough bred mare & foal. Addison rode down to Te Araroa early in the morning returning late in the evening bringing the mail.

I finished manuring & digging round the gooseberries in the garden.

I sowed a second box of Tomatoes.