Sunday 10th December 1916

It was a fine day.

Jack came over in the morning bringing a spare horse with him for me to ride back with him, he had dinner here and we started over there soon after arriving there about 4.30pm.

Thomas, one of Jack’s men returned from Te Araroa in the evening bringing the mail.

 

Friday 8th December 1916

It was a very dull day & it came on to rain late in the pm. Mr Phipps & Carpenter were pulling foxglove. Henry & the Schneidermans went to Pembertons to muster cattle to brand some calves. I sowed 2 Rows Red Beet. Copied out an order to J. Feltey for goods & Carpenter took the letter down to Halliwells when he came home from work.

 

Thursday 7th December 1916

It was a very hot day. The Schneidermans were splitting posts. Henry was branding and altering some calves in the morning, after that he, Mr Phipps & Carpenter were pulling foxglove. I was working in the garden, I sowed 2 rows Oxheart Carrot next to the one I sowed yesterday, also prepared some ground ready for sowing beet.

Wednesday 6th December 1916

It was a very hot day. The Schneidermans were splitting rails. Mr Phipps & Carpenter were pulling foxglove. Henry returned from Jack’s place, they finished shearing there yesterday afternoon. I was working in the garden all day. I sowed 1 Row of Oxheart Carrot next the Peerless Peas (Suttons).

Tuesday 5th December 1916

It was a very hot day. The Schneidermans were splitting rails on the road below this place. Carpenter & Mr Phipps were pulling foxglove.

I was working in the garden, I sowed broadcast in a bed, Red Beet, St Johns Day Cabbage & Drumhead Lettuce, digging out stones & sorrel.

 

Monday 4th December 1916

It was a very hot day. Henry went over to Jack’s place early this morning as they are going to commence shearing to day. Carpenter was helping to clear the river bed of stones for a road. The Schneiderman’s were splitting rails. I wrote a long letter to John Greenwood and Carpenter took it down to Halliwells to post it. I was digging in the garden and taking out stones.

 

Sunday 3rd December 1916

It was a very fine day. Henry was paring the rams hoofs & in the pm he took them over the other side of Pembertons. Harry Williams came to be settled up with. He sold his saddle to Mr Phipps as he is going down to Gisborne to his home.

 

Saturday 2nd December 1916

It was a very fine day. The men were pulling foxglove at the back. The shearers finished shearing about 3pm and they all went back to their homes. I forked over the piece of ground in the corner where the artichokes grew, also dug out a lot of stone near the orange tree.