Saturday 31st March 1917

It was a very fine day. Henry, Jack and Fred were mustering sheep. I finished digging the piece of ground I had in hand and I started to dig another piece that was in silver beet.

Late in the afternoon I walked down to Bristows to meet Mr O’Regan who brought our mail from Te Araroa, I had a long letter from Willie.

Friday 30th March 1917

It was a fine day. It rained last night and the ground was too wet to dig to day, so I wheeled out some stones which were dug out at the back of the house.

Jack & Fred brought over a flock of sheep from Ahomatariki about 180 to go to the freezing works next week with Henry’s sheep.

Thursday 29th March 1917

It was a fine day. I continued digging the piece of ground I started yesterday. I found more stones to day so it took me longer, but I took them all out a spade depth. Henry & Connerly were mustering.

Wednesday 28th March 1917

It was a fine day. Henry & Connelly were mustering sheep. I commenced to dig the piece of ground that was in Peas, I took the pea sticks up and stacked the upper side of the fowl yard, the ground here is in splendid condition and free of stones.

Tuesday 27th March 1917

It was a fine day. Henry & Connelly were mustering sheep. I finished digging the piece of ground near the hedge, I have taken out a quantity of stone, leaving the ground a spade deep with soil, the stones I have wheeled out of the garden and have brought back every time a load of silt that was deposited on the ground by the flood.

Sunday 25th March 1917

There were several slight showers. Jack, Henry & Fred Gallbraith went down to Whites and drove up Jack’s lambs that were not sold yesterday & also about 200 Ewes that Henry brought at the sale.

 

Saturday 24th March 1917

It was a very hot day. Connelly was snigging firewood. I was digging out stones.

Henry went down to the sale at Maungaroa, he took Carpenter’s luggage to Halliwells. Jack’s lambs were not sold so they brought them up to Whites for the night. Fred Gallbraith brought a pack horse load of goods here intended for the other station, Fred and Jack staid here the night.

Friday 23rd March 1917

It turned out a very hot day. Connelly took a pack horse out to the cultivation and brought home a load of Potatoes.

I was digging out stones.

Henry went to help Jack and Fred drive Jack’s lambs down to the sale yards at Maungaroa, returning here late at night.