Willie took the horse down to the wharf to bring up some oats that came by the steamer last night, he hauled two bags of sand up for me. Late in the afternoon I walked over to the Claim and staid the night at Jims, he was away at a football match at Matakana between the boys of that place and Omaha when we arrived, when he returned home he reported that Seymour Smith who plays for Matakana broke his leg while playing.
It was a fine day. Willie & I were cutting tea tree on the road outside our fence in front. In the afternoon I went down to meet the Kawau from Auckland, the Kawau did not proceed to Mangawai on account of the easterly wind but went back to the Kawau.
It was a fine day. In the morning I was helping Willie cut tea tree in the front, we finished the side near the orchard.
It rained heavily last night but was fine today. In the morning I was helping Willie cut tea tree in the front. In the afternoon I went down to meet the steamer, the wind was blowing strong from SE and the steamer had a rough trip. Willie carried a box of Eggs down to the wharf. Len Wyatt spent the evening here.
It rained last night but was pretty fine to day. I was helping Willie cut tea tree in the front both morning & afternoon. There was a heavy shower late in the afternoon and had to come home after getting wet.
It was a fine day. I was helping Willie cut tea tree in the front in the morning, while we were down there we heard the Kawau which had just arrived from Auckland, I went down to the P.O. to get the mail. I planted 12 beef tins with Sweet Peas in the afternoon.
It was a fine day. Mrs Simpson, Flo & Mr Glass were here for dinner. We all went down to the Hall in the afternoon, Mr Seton conducted service and gave us a very good sermon. There was a good congregation, Collecn 10/. I went up to Willie Dunnings for tea and spent a very pleasant evening.
My 71st Birthday. It was a fine day. Willie went fishing to Ti Point but only brought home a few small fish. I went down to the village in the afternoon, met Mr Seton, Anglican Student who is going to hold services here tomorrow, he was on his way to Pakiri. I carried up some sand. Mr Glass came to spend the evening and staid the night.
It was a fine day. Willie went down to the village in the evening after the Kawau came in and got the mail.
It was a showery day. I went down to the wharf in the morning. The Kawau was supposed to leave here at 1pm but according to Auckland port regulations all vessels have to be in port before sundown, so the Kawau had to leave here before her advertised time. The men who had volunteered for foreign service went up by her.
I went down to the village in the evening to get the mail and attend the Library.