All posts by CS Clarke

Sunday 11th October 1914

It was a fine day. Revd Macdonald held service in the Hall in the afternoon, all of us went, congregation 45. Collection 11/3. Duncan Knaggs walked up with us after the service and had a look round the orchard, but he did not stay for tea.

Saturday 10th October 1914

It was a fine day, sunny in the morning, but dull in the pm. Wind from NE slight indication of rain. In the morning Willie found his horse at D. Mathesons and brought it home before dinner, in the pm he and Grace went fishing in this harbour and brought home some small   rock cods.

After breakfast I went down to the village to post a letter to E Yates ordering some young flower plants. After I came home I prepared the edge of the long bed by digging in manure, bone dust and sand and then I planted 29 Pansy plants, yesterday I planted 15 and there are 21 planted in the round bed – Total 65 Pansy plants.

Later in the afternoon I got firewood the other side of the hill.

Friday 9th October 1914

It was a very fine day. Willie’s horse (Priua) got out of the baily paddock last night and he was looking for it all day without finding it.

I was working in the flower garden, I planted some Pansy plants in the long bed. Mrs C. Wyatt & Mrs G Wyatt & Mr Torkington were here in the afternoon, Mr Torkington staid for tea and he and I went down for the mail in the evening.

 

Thursday 8th October 1914

It was a very hot day. I was working in the flower garden. I watered the round bed, then beat it down and pointed it over.

I planted 22 Sweet Alyssium plants on the outside edge of the bed and 21 Pansy plants next to them & 6 Cornflower plants in the centre.

Went down for the mail and attended the Library in the evening, there was a meeting of Ratepayers in the Hall called by Mr Murray for the purpose of forming a Ratepayers Association. There were not many Ratepayers present but an Association was formed and I was put on the Committee.

 

Wednesday 7th October 1914

It was a dull day. Willie was digging in the farm orchard. I was digging there & getting firewood. Minnie & Alma were here for dinner. In the pm I went down to the beach, sieved sand & carried it to wharf. Got the mail.

 

Tuesday 6th October 1914

It was a fine day, but dull. In the morning I was working in the flower garden, I planted out six Caliofesis Dummondi. In the afternoon I planted a row of Schalottes in the farm orchard. Willie was digging there.

Monday 5th October 1914

It was rather a dull day. I was working in the flower garden. I dug and beat down the strip next to the wire netting fence for Sweat Peas.  I transplanted a Cream Daisy that Elsie Birdsall gave me, also a Pink Geranium & a Michaelmas Daisy.

In the afternoon I went down to the wharf when the steamer arrived, got the mail and carried up some sand. Willie was digging in the farm orchard.

Sunday 4th October 1914

It was a very hot day. In the morning I walked over to the Claim, had dinner at Jim’s and in the afternoon Jane & I went to service in the Claim Hall. Revd Spiers the Methodist minister who is taking Mr Sims’ place officiated and made a very good impression. After church I walked on to Bowden Birdsalls to take Elsie some plants, on my way I met young Mr Addison and he went along with me, we had tea there and had a look round and we walked home in the moonlight. Willie, Grace & Mrs Simpson drove up to Arthur Greenwoods to spend the day.

Saturday 3rd October 1914

It was a very fine day. I was working in the flower garden, I dug the piece of ground near the wire netting fence where I am going to plant sweet peas, also sowed seeds of Victoria Astus. In the pm I got firewood. Willie dug in the farm orchard in the morning, cleaned the sulky in the pm and went to a meeting in the Hall in the evening to see if they would have a Show in the autumn, they decided to hold the Show as usual.

 

Friday 2nd October 1914

It was a very fine day. Willie was working in the farm orchard. In the morning I sowed 2 clumps of Zinias and then cut tea tree on the hill. In the afternoon I went down when the steamer arrived from Auckland. There was good news from the seat of war. Lord Kitchener thinks that the war will not last much longer.