It was a fine day, ‘tho very windy. I planted out 4 Canterbury Bells & 1 Verbena . In the afternoon I went to Duncan Mathesons, I took Mrs D some Roses and I begged some white flowers to decorate the Church for tomorrows evening Christmas service. Willie was spraying the fruit trees in this orchard. Willie & Grace went to the Mutual Improvement Meeting in the school in the evening.
It was a fine day, but very windy. Willie, Grace & Raymond drove to Ti Point to spend the day with Joe, Minnie & Family, I should have gone, but my back was too bad & I did not care to venture in the wind. I attended the Methodist service in the afternoon.
There was rain first thing this morning, but it soon cleared up and turned out a fine day. Willie & Dave were carting their charcoal down to the wharf.
In the morning I went down to the wharf to get the mail. A working bee was erecting the fence at the Hall.
It was a fine day. I was working in the garden in the morning, in the afternoon I went down to the flat where Willie and Dave are burning charcoal, their kiln has burned out and so they are sieving and bagging it, I sowed the bags up, there were 60 in the kiln.
It was a fine day. I was working in the garden. Went down for the mail in the evening.
It was a fine day. I went down to the beach in the pm and carried some sand across to the wharf and Willie carted it up for me. I planted out 3 Verbena plants, 3 Alyssums and 2 Canterbury Bells.
It was a fine day. Willie & Dave covered in their charcoal kiln and set fire to it. I was working in the garden and I went over to the farm orchard and staked and tied up the Tomatoes.
It was a fine day. Dave went down below to build the kiln. I was working in the garden. I planted 5 Dahlia roots and 4 Miniture Sunflowers. Dave took the sulky to Matakana to meet Willie, Grace & Raymond who came up from Auckland by the “Kotiti“, they did not arrive home until 10 pm.
It was a very fine day, but the wind was blowing very strong from the W. I went in the cream cart as far as Jim’s, had dinner there and we all went to the Presbyterian service in the Hall in the afternoon, Mr Gould, a Home Missionary who succeeds Mr Boyle at Warkworth, conducted the service and made a favourable impression, I returned to Jims for tea and walked home in the evening in time to help Dave milk the cows.
It was a very fine day. Grace and Raymond went to Auckland in the “Kawau” which left here at 10 am, thus Dave and I were left on our own. Dave was working at the charcoal kiln. I did some washing , ironed some shirts, burned some oyster shells in the garden and got Daves dinner. Mr Addison called in the pm to ask me to make his will.
Inie & May Dunning called in the evening, I gave them a lot of flowers.