It was a very hot day. After breakfast I went down to the beach and carried across to the wharf 3 bags Sand. Called in at the store for 2 hanks twine and a tin of paint for Willie & Dave, after lunch I took these things down to them, they finished sieving and sacking the second kiln, they got 3 sacks out of the 2 kilns.
I transplanted a Michaelmas Daisy.
It was a very fine day. Willie and Dave sieved and bagged one of their Kilns of charcoal.
In the morning I went over to the farm orchard and stuck & tied up the Tomatoes. In the afternoon I took up & replanted the Nerine Sarniensis, also a yellow Chrysanthemum and planted 3 Larkspurs. Went down to see Willie & Dave, carried up a billy of soil. Went down to the village, Mr Torkington came up with me and staid for tea.
It was a very fine day. Joe and Minnie came to spend the day. Revd. Southern held service in the afternoon. Dave went to play the organ, none of us went.
It was a fine day. After breakfast I went down for the mail, called at Mrs G. Wyatts, carried up a bag of sand. W. Dunning gave me a ride up to our gate. Worked in the garden, planted 2 Miniature Sunflowers that Mrs G. Wyatt gave me, also 3 Zinnias. In the pm I went down to the Koeroa flat where Willie & Dave are burning charcoal. Carried up a billy of creek sand.
It was a very fine day. I helped Willie milk the cows morning & evening as Dave could not leave the Kilns. I was working in the flower garden all day. I planted 2 Ivy Leaved Geraniums I got from the farm orchard, the cuttings came from Mrs R. Williams.
It was a very fine day. After breakfast I walked to Mr Ashworths for him to witness my signature, called in at A. Haskells and then went down to the Post Office to get a Postal Note for 8/- to send to A. Yates to pay for the little plants that I got from them.
When I returned home I was fixing up the fence of the front garden to keep the foals out, took up and replanted some double premieres. Willie & Dave set fire to their Kilns. Went down for the mail in the evening.
It was fine in the morning. The rain we had yesterday has done a great deal of good in softening the hard lumps, I was out in the garden before breakfast with the rake breaking the lumps and smoothing the surface, after breakfast I was out in the garden planting the Antirrhinum plants about a doz that Annabel Knaggs gave me, also planted out some Zinnias and a Fuchsia and some Larkspurs.
Duncan Knaggs called in the afternoon so I had to come inside, and while he was here it commenced to rain again and it rained steadily. Willie & Dave went to work, but came home in the afternoon wet through.
It was fine in the morning. I had a ride in the cream cart as far as the Ti Point School, I then walked to Dick Knaggs to see Annabell’s flower garden and had lunch there, it rained very heavily while I was there, when it cleared up a bit I called in at D. Knaggs to have a look at their flowers, afterwards called down at Joes, he was away at the flat so did not stay long but started for home.
It was a very fine day. Willie & Dave were working at their Kiln. I was working in the flower garden all day. I planted in the round bed 3 Bonfire Salvia, 1 Pelargonium, 1 Red Begonia. Sowed seeds of Dwarf Tropaeolum on the outer edge of the round bed, also sowed seeds 3 clumps of Mignonette & dwarf Convolvulus near the summer house.
It was a very fine day. Revd Boyle held his last service in the Hall in the morning, there was a large congregation, and 16 partook of the Sacrament of the Lord’s supper. Dave went to Archie Dunnings for dinner, I came home. Willie & Grace drove to Ti Point.