Monday 7th October 1918

The morning was dull and lowering,  wind N to E.  Willie took the trap down to Harpers and bought a 600 Gallon Galvanized Tanks and brought it home.  I went down to the barley paddock and cut some bean sticks, pea sticks & kindling wood.  It came on to rain and I had to come home , it rained all afternoon & evening.  I wrote a letter to Lily  (Jacks wife)

 

Sunday 6th October 1918

It was a beautiful day.  After breakfast Willie Dunning came to have a look round the garden & orchard.

Archdeacon Hawkins  held service in the Church in the afternoon there were quite 50 present and a very attentive congregation , the Archdeacon gave a splendid address which was listened to with wrapt interest .  the Collection was 28/4 .

 

Saturday 5th October 1918

It was a very fine day, the wind has got round to SW, but the ground is too wet to dig, so I went down to the barley paddock and cut pea sticks,  fire wood & kindling wood and carried them home.  Willie went fishing with Leslie Machardo and brought home schnapper and rock cod.  In the afternoon I went down to the Church to take flowers , called on Mrs Gravatt,  after I got home I stuck the first row of Stratagem Peas.  Mrs G. Wyatt,  Beatie & Ixxxxe came to look at my garden & staid for tea.

 

Friday 4th October 1918

It was fine in the morning, ‘tho threatening.  Mrs J. C. Wyatt came in the morning and staid for lunch.  I weeded the Peas, put manure round the young Cabbages and cleared the weeds off the round bed.  It came on to rain in the pm and rained all evening.
Wille went down to meet the steamer as Keith Entwisle was coming to stay with Jim and Jane so as Jim was over he went home with him.

 

Thursday 3rd October 1918

It was a very fine day.  Willie was flat hoeing his Potatoes.

I dug and manured some more ground the top side of the house to sow some Beetroot in.  I went down for the mail in the evening, Grace & Raymond returned from Ti Point.

 

Wednesday 2nd October 1918

It was a beautiful day, the rain we had yesterday has freshened up every thing and the vegetables are growing fast.

In the morning I was digging the top side of the house for Tomatoes,
I manured the land as I dug.  I packed a little box with plants for Mrs Williams,  viz  Stocks, Candituft & Pansies, also Sweet Pea & other seeds and posted it in the afternoon to go by the overland tomorrow.   Went down to the steamer in the afternoon, received a letter from my brother Henry in England,  Mrs B  Birdsall sent a flowering shrub over which I planted when I came home.

Willie was hoeing Potatoes in the morning and in the afternoon he took the butter & eggs down to the wharf and hauled up flour & groceries and a bag of sand for me.  Grace & Raymond walked over to Ti Point.

 

Tuesday 1st October 1918

It was fine in the morning, ‘tho threatening for rain, wind N.  After breakfast I left Jim’s place & walked to Ashton’s creek where I met the cream cart and Gus Neeley gave me a ride back to Leigh.  After I got home I changed my clothes and went into the garden to plant the things that Mrs Williams gave me,  I planted several Gaillards, Scabious, MarigoldWhite Mignonette.

After lunch it set in rain, so I just got home  &  planted my plants in time.

 

Monday 30th September 1918

It was a fine day, ‘tho dull,  wind still blowing strong from N.  After breakfast I walked to R. Williams place, found they had a sick house, staid for dinner and had a look round Mrs Williams flower plants , she gave me some small plants to bring home.  On my way back to Jims I called up at W. Darroch’s had afternoon tea there, met Mrs Wilma Knaggs  & Mrs B. Birdsall there, returned to Jim’s and staid the night.

Saturday 28th September 1918

It was a fine day, but rather dull in the afternoon, I went down for the mail in the morning, called in at Mr A. Dunnings to see the war news.  Nell Davey sent me some carnation slips which I planted in the farm orchard in the afternoon,  I sowed a row of Canadian Wonder beans the top side of house.  Willie, Grace & Mrs Simpson drove down to Goat Island beach in the afternoon.