Friday 31st May 1918

It was a very fine day.  Wind S.  I was pulling tea tree in the barley paddock in the morning.  In the afternoon I sowed up the charcoal sacks for Willie, the kiln only turned out 29 sacks as a lot of wood was unburnt.

Thursday 30th May 1918

It was a beautiful day, wind S.  Willie’s kiln has burnt out , he commenced taking it out.  I was pulling tea tree both morning & afternoon.  In evening went for mail & changed my books.

 

Wednesday 29th May 1918

It was a very fine day and the ground is drying up nicely, wind S.  I was pulling tea tree in the morning.  Willie was watching his charcoal kiln.  In the afternoon Grace and I went down to meet the steamer,  Lily (Jack’s wife) came up, but she went round to stay with Jane.

 

Tuesday 28th May 1918

It was a fine day, wind SW.   I milked the cows in the morning for Willie as he was watching his charcoal kiln.  I went down after breakfast so that Willie could come home and have his breakfast.  In the afternoon I  pulled tea tree in the barley paddock.
Jim Wyatt came to spend the evening.

 

Friday 24th May 1918

It was a fine day with a few slight showers.  In the morning I was pulling tea tree in the barley paddock.  In the afternoon I went down to the village, I was there when the steamer came in.  I got the mail.

 

Thursday 23rd May 1918

Empire Day,  It was fine in the morning, but there was a long shower in the afternoon.  I was pulling tea tree both morning and afternoon but had to come home on account of the rain.  The steamer made a round trip to day coming in here first about 2 pm.  Grace went down to get bread & got the mail.  I got a letter from Lily saying that she was coming down next Wednesday.

 

Wednesday 22nd May 1918

It was Raymonds 3rd birth day.  It was a fine day. No steamer to day, she is to leave Auckland tomorrow morning.

I was pulling tea tree the lower end of the barley paddock both morning & afternoon.  Willie was working at his charcoal kiln.
Maggie Wyatt,  Edith & Eyleen Torkington came in the afternoon and staid tea,  Maggie went with us to the Mutual Improvement Society , the subject for debate was “Can a man get rich honestly?” Dan Kempt,  Duncan Knaggs and I took the affirmative & Ernest Wyatt and Joe Torkington the negative, the meeting decided in favour of the negative.