Thursday 19th April 1917

It was a fine day. The men were fencing at the back. Henry went to Pembertons to get some sheep in. I went over to the cultivation and plucked some maize cobs and put them in a divided bag and Henry brought them home in the evening.


Monday 16th April 1917

It was a fine day. Henry and Fred rode to the back and mustered some sheep which they left in a yard. I dug a large piece of ground where the Canadian Wonder Beans & Onions were growing.

Sunday 15th April 1917

It was misty rain first thing in the morning. Mrs O’Regan rang up to invite me to go up to their place for lunch so I got a horse and went up. Their house is on the top of a hill between Henry & Jack’s place 1700 ft high. You cross the river against Bristow’s and there is a bridle track cut out of the hill side about 3 miles long leading up to their house which was very muddy. They have a comfortable little house from which you have a beautiful view. There was a misty rain while I was up there. I arrived home just before tea.

Saturday 14th April 1917

There was a slight misty rain nearly all day.

As Connolly was still unwell I milked the cows morning and evening.

I finished stringing up the Onions and hung them up in the wash house.

Henry & Fred returned from the Tikitiki sale at about 7.30pm, they report that the Lambs were all sold.

380 Wooly Wether Lambs at 20/4 386.6.8
55 Wooly Ewe Lambs @ 17/- 46.15.0
430 Shorn Wether Lambs @ 17/6 481.5.0
865 £ 814.6.8

Friday 13th April 1917

A finer day than yesterday, but slight misty rain in the afternoon.

Henry & Fred started off early to drive the Lambs to Tikitiki which they expected to reach this evening.

Connolly was not well to day, he was confined to his bed all day, I had to milk the cows morning and evening.

I finished digging the piece of ground the top side of the path next the macrocarpa hedge.

Thursday 12th April 1917

There was a misty rain all day. Henry and Fred after breakfast went down to Renoylds yard and commenced to drive the Lambs to the Tikitiki sale which is on Saturday, they took them part of the way and put them into a yard for the night, they arrived back here at 9.30pm, I staid up to give them their supper.

I picked all the Onions in and commenced to string them up, it was so wet that I passed most of the time in the house reading.

Wednesday 11th April 1917

It was a fine day. The men were mustering lambs, afterwards they drafted them and took down to Renolds yard in the evening. I commenced digging the piece of ground in the garden between the rhubarb and the macrocarpa hedge, there were several patches of sorrel which I forked out and a great many stone near the hedge.