Thursday 4th March 1915

There was pretty heavy rain last night and several showers during the day. Willie went to work but had to come home again on account of the weather.
In the morning I went down to the village to post letters, as the tide was full in I could not get any sand so brought up some gravel for the path. The remainder of the day I was working in the flower garden. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 3rd March 1915

It was a fine day. I picked 9 Cases Beau Chretieu Pears in the morning. In the afternoon I went down to the Steamer, Smith was carting the timber from Rokes mill Matakana for our Anglican Church, he brought the first load on Monday, this is the 3rd load. Willie hauled the first down to the wharf in the evening and he brought up some sand for me.

Tuesday 2nd March 1915

It was a fine day, Left Jim’s place in the morning and walked home. Went straight down to the wharf, got the mail that came yesterday. John Wyatt came in the afternoon to fix up his Pension paper, he staid for tea.

Monday 1st March 1915

It was a very fine day, wind SW. Charlie Dunning took me in the cream cart as far as Mathesons’, had dinner at Jack’s and after dinner he showed me round the orchards, then walked to Williams, had a look round and tea there and then walked back to Jims where I stayed the night.

Sunday 28th February 1915

Revd Macdonald held service in the Hall in the afternoon, we attended, collection 7/1. Afterwards walked over to the Claim had tea at Jims, went to Mr Macdonalds service in the evening, staid at Jims.

Saturday 27th February 1915

It was a very hot day. In the morning I got firewood and was digging in the front garden. In the afternoon I attended a meeting of the Church Committee to meet Revd Macdonald to arrange matters about the new Church.

Friday 26th February 1915

It was a very hot day. In the morning I was working in the flower garden. I planted 3 Antersleinums in the long bed, also took up & replanted a clump of Daffodils. In the afternoon I went down to meet the steamer, got the mail and carried up a bag of sand. Willie staid at home and picked pears.

Thursday 25th February 1915

It rained early in the morning and wet the soil nicely in my garden.
Willie went to work but had to come home again as it was too slippery. He was fixing up the catamaran. I got firewood and in the evening I went for the mail & attended the Library, there was a slight shower while I was down there.

Wednesday 24th February 1915

It was a very hot day. In the morning I took up a clump of Yellow Ixius and re-planted them a little further over, also planted a clump of Grand Monaique Narcissus near Mrs David McKee’s rose tree.
In the afternoon I picked a case of Peaches & 2 cases of Bon Chretien Pears and packed a box of Eggs, afterwards went down to the village for the mail. Willie hauled the fruit & eggs down to the wharf in the evening.