Tuesday 27th November 1917

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.

 

Monday 26th November 1917

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.

 

Saturday 24th November 1917

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.

Friday 23rd November 1917

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.

 

Thursday 22nd November 1917

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.

 

Wednesday 21st November 1917

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.

 

Tuesday 20th November 1917

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.

 

Monday 19th November 1917

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.

 

Sunday 18th November 1917

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.