Wednesday 23rd September 1914

It rained last night and nearly all to day. The wind was also blowing very strong from NE. Willie went down to the wharf in the afternoon but the “Kawau” didn’t come on account of the weather. I was in bed most of the day with a cold on my lungs and did not get up until the evening. Mr Glass was here for dinner.

Tuesday 22nd September 1914

It was a fine day tho dull wind blowing strong from the E.

After breakfast I went down to the Post Office to send away a P.O.O. to Wildman & Airy for £7.0.9 & one to Bridgman for £1.8.6. I planted 3 White Cornflowers. 3 Dimorphothecas & 2 Double Pink Godetias.

Willie was digging between the trees in this garden.

Monday 21st September 1914

Willie’s cow Gipsy “calved” this morning. Things with her were not quite regular so he had to get Charlie Wyatt to help him. In the morning I planted 3 Dimorphothecas also 2 double Pink Godetias.

There was a heavy shower of rain at 5pm but it did not last long enough to do much good.

Willie went down for the mail in the evening.

Saturday 19th September 1914

It was a very fine day. I went down to the store in the morning, carried up some sand. I planted a row of White Salialottes in the farm orchard.

In the afternoon I planted out 3 Mauve Cornflowers.

Mr & Mrs Archie Dunning, Ivy & Irene came to spend the evening.

Friday 18th September 1914

It was a very fine day. I was working in the farm orchard. I planted another row of Stratagem Peas and a row of White Stone Turnip. In the afternoon I went down to the village when the Steamer came in, I got the mail and carried up a bag of sand.

Thursday 17th September 1914

It was a very fine day. Willie was digging round the Diamond Plum trees. I was digging in the farm orchard. I planted 1 Row of Stratagem Peas.

In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library, while I was in the Library there was a heavy shower.

Wednesday 16th September 1914

It was a very hot day. I planted out a Fuschia and then went over to the farm orchard to prepare the ground for planting peas. In the afternoon I went down to the wharf carried some sand over & Willie brought it up for me.

The Steamer made a round Trip to day.

Monday 14th September 1914

It was a very fine day. I got up early and got my breakfast and walked up to Charlie Dunnings and he gave me a ride in the cream cart as far as Robert Williams at Big Omaha. Bob showed me round the orchards and Mrs Williams showed me the flowers. I had lunch there and met Charlie on his return and he brought me back as far as his place. I reached home at 2pm. After I returned home I planted a plant that Mrs Williams gave me, also cuttings of a dark red antirrhinum and also a plant of Alonsoa.

Grace & Mrs Simpson went to see Miss C.A. Matheson in the afternoon. Willie went down to the village in the evening to meet the steamer & to hear the war news. Mr Glass came up by the steamer and came up here with Willie & staid the night.