Thursday 21st February 1918

It was a fine day.  Willie, Grace, George & Gertie went to a picnic to Ti Point, Mrs Simpson and I remaining at home.

I was making and fixing kerbing.  Charlie Wyatt came in the pm for me to witness his signature.


Wednesday 20th February 1918

It was a fine day ‘tho rather dull.  The Annual Omaha and Pakiri Show was held today and proved a great success. Willie only exhibited a few vegetables and fruit, but did not get any prizes,  Grace showed a table bouquet & two gents button holes, eggs and some jam & she got a few prizes,  I showed a plate of Tomatoes & got second prize also 7 blooms of Cactus Dahlias for exhibition only.  I had tea at A. Dunnings and went to the concert which was local one.


Tuesday 19th February 1918

It was fine in the morning, but there was a heavy showery in the afternoon.  I had intended showing a Collection of Flowers at the Show tomorrow, so I went and got some lycopodium, but I was not feeling too well so I gave up the idea.


Monday 18th February 1918

It thundered,  lightened and rained early this morning, but it turned out a fine day.

Willie & Dave finished sieving & bagging their charcoal, the kiln burned out 68 bags, I was engaged all day in making kerbing and fixing it.


Sunday 17th February 1918

It was a fine day.  Willie, Grace & Mrs Simpson drove to Ti Point to spend the day at Harolds.  Mrs S  remained there and George & Gertie returned with them in the evening.   I attended the Methodist service in the Hall in the pm (Revd Southern)  and afterwards I walked down to Goat Island with Dave and we had tea at Alec Mathesons.


Friday 15th February 2018

It rained nearly all day.  I did not stir out in the morning, but busied myself in making a plan & specification of gates &c for the Hall fence.  In the pm I went down for the mail that came last night, and afterwards went to A. Greenwoods.  Willie & Dave were sieving their charcoal, but on account of the rain he came home early and cut a lot of firewood.


Wednesday 13th February 2018

It was a fine day, but the wind is still blowing strong from E.   In the morning I was preparing kerbing and fixing them.  In the afternoon I took the sulky down to the wharf with a box of Eggs,  got the horse shod, the steamer was late in coming in and she had a rough trip,  I got the bread and meat & mail & carted up a bag of sugar & box of sundries.


Tuesday 12th February 2018

A fine day, but the wind has changed round to the east again and is blowing pretty strong.  Willie & Dave were watching their kiln.  I went down to the creek near where they are working & carried up a bag of sand, called in to the farm orchard for Tomatoes,  was fixing kerbing in the flower garden,  took up & replanted clumps of Blue Babiana & Tiger Lily.