Saturday 17th October 1914

It was fine in the morning. In the morning Willie was digging in the farm orchard, in the afternoon he went fishing. In the morning I picked out young seedling plants into boxes of the following. Duilled Aster, Yen-weak Strek & 4 varieties of Wallflowers.

In the afternoon I gathered a bunch of flowers and walked over to the Claim, the opening of the Tennis season was held on the courts in the Domain, a general invitation was given and a great number attended, soon after I got there it came over very black and it commenced to rain and continued all evening, we had to adjourn to the Hall for tea at 4.30, at 6.30 they commenced dancing and kept it up till 11.30pm. I staid at Jim’s, we left the Hall at 11pm.