Wednesday 1st November 1916

It was fine in the morning but showery in the afternoon. The men went out to the back mustering and they brought home a lamb in the evening which they killed, it was nice & plump & fat.

Mr Phipps came in the evening, he and his wife are to be the married couple here, the wife who is chamber maid at the Hotel at Te Araroa cannot leave there until next Sunday.

Harry was digging and wheeling out stones. I commenced to sow Brown Spanish Onions, but was not able to plant many rows as I had to do the cooking for the men.