Monday 31st July 1916

It was very cold in the morning and I found there had been a frost. They do not get the sun here until about 9 am. Carpenter (a half caste) who is employed on the other station came for breakfast, he brought half a pig, they were out pig hunting yesterday and killed several, they do a lot of damage by rooting up the grass. Carpenter took the dray down to Te Araroa to cart goods for the other station.

I started pruning the fruit trees.