1-1--: Put a few weatherboards on and watered plants.
2-1--: Did watering and then went on with the verandah job. Beans near the W.C have been planted 10 weeks.
3-1--: Awful hot day, Herb went to John and I saw to things here, went on with our verandah. Put in a door head and did a lot of planing to a sash. This weather is too much for me.
4-1--: I worked at the steps, they are somewhat worse for age but will go for a while. I had most things done and Herb helped me to put the steps up.
5-1--: Felt very tired after the step work. Did very little work.
6-1--: Watered my plants.
7-1--: Took off the rest of the weatherboards and finished boarding up at the back near the tank. Put up 2 studs for casements.
8-1--: Did a bit of weather boarding at the side of the verandah; it was an awful hot day.
9-1--: Nice rain fell during last night. I put out a bed of shallots, filled up the misses in tomato beds.
10-1-: Sowed a bed of Sioux tomatoes. Also a bed of carrots. Pulled out weeds.
11-1-: Carried on with the digging. Had a fire and burned off a patch to prepare for peas etc.
12-1-: Did very little work, too tired after yesterdays toil.
13-1-: Weather opened up fine, I wrote to Beryl also to Joyce.
14-1-: Cleared rubbish, hoed my pines and did a bit to my carpentry job, a little rain fell.
15-1-: Gave pineapples manure and banked them. Finished the weatherboarding, I made a simple support to enable us to reach up well.
16-1-: Bean seed from Dick now been sowed 3 months. Mum and I cleared stuff out of the new addition to the cottage we are now ready for casements. Herb got a letter from Ted outlining his procedure for an Easter Trip. Intend to go round by Ken and Regs and on to here.
17-1-: I did a good bit of hoeing also put the battens on the new panel under the verandah. Today was very warm and things are getting dry again.
18-1-: Went to town with Herb, ordered 4 pair of casements for next Friday. Every thing is awfully dear these times: the weather is getting very hot again.
19-1-: I started fitting heads in the casements. Dick came up, he came home yesterday.
20-1-: Stormy weather today.
21-1-: I worked a bit at the verandah. A little rain fell during the day.
22-1-: Did a bit about the place.
23-1-: Dug land over, had a fire and cut boards for the V job.
24-1-: Put boards above the casement openings. Picked mangoes, made ready for shallot bulbs.
25-1-: Went to the city and got casements. Another awful hot day.
26-1-: Made brackets for shades over the casements. John was here for tea.
27-1-: Picked mangoes and read. James and John had breakfast with us and went and had the family out for dinner.
28-1-: Made up a case for Baileys mangoes, watered plants. Got just under 8 dozen in the case, got most of the crop off the tree.
29-1-: Took in £7 worth of mangoes and a case for Bailey.
30-1-: Worked at window shades and weeded a bed and other bits of jobs.
1-2--: Very hot day and simply couldnt work.
2-2--: Mrs Orctel and also Mrs Pearce came and got 4 dozen mangoes for 8/- I got more off the tree. Dick came and got tomato plants. A cool change came today, clouds but no rain.
3-2--: Stayed home and did reading.
4-2--: Sent a case of mangoes to the bank manager, did watering and hoeing.
5-2--: Finished trimming the casements and Herb applied the hinges, I watered plants. Got a letter from Connie saying they are coming up this week. The weather is still too warm and is getting very dry.
6-2--: Got a letter from Ken. Irwin and family came up Irwin got up the mango tree and got 8 dozen off it.
7-2--: I made a handle and grubbed out grass and roots below my plants. Another nasty day very bad weather we are having, mangoes are nearly over.
8-2--: I did a little about the place, too hot for me altogether.
9-2--: Another slack day cut a big branch out of the mango tree.
10-2-: Went to Dicks and Mc Carthys. The weather is very dry and hot.
11-2-: Too hot for me, just potted about and went and saw West about getting a bit of manure.
12-2-: Went to Wests and filled 3 bags of manure for Harry to drop off here for me.
13-2-: Beans sowed 16 weeks. Took out the sill at front and put in another one.
14-2-: Had a go at doing a shade.
15-2-: Pottered around.
16-2-: Poked around the place.
17-2-: Spent the day reading and went to Wests and across the line.
18-2-: Dug a piece of ground for potatoes.
19-2-: Planted 9 short rows of tomatoes.
20-2-: Last night nice rain fell and made it possible to hoe out grass and weeds, which I did above the cottage.
21-2-: Prepared for pine suckers.
22-2-: Reg and I put in the rough leaves.
23-2-: Rain fell all night steadily. Today I put in the rest of the suckers, so they should be off to a good start.
24-2-: Ate the last mango for the season, rain has cleared away for this time may return. Grass and weeds are going a pace.
25-2-: Sowed onions.
26-2-: Put out the trees from Ottermann. Willy Newman came and saw us Daisy too.
27-2-: Dug ground and put in potato seed, it was fairly warm. Got a letter from Beryl and 2 photos.
28-2-: Dug ground and put in the rest of the potato seed. Irwin and family and their friend called on their way home. Started on Parsons Saline.
29-2-: Sowed telephone pea seed.
1-3--: We did a bit of hoeing, put in a few pea seed.
2-3--: Read books.
3-3--: Hoed and dug ground, watered potatoes.
4-3--: We finished hoeing the pieces around the pineapples and trees.
5-3--: Sowed parsnips and dug between potatoes.
6-3--: Very tired, just watered and rested, wrote to Beryl.
7-3--: Too tired to do much.
8-3--: Just did watering of plants.
9-3--: Read all day.
10-3-: Did various jobs.
11-3-: Dug ground.
12-3-: Finished digging the piece of ground.
13-3-: We hung a pair of casements.
14-3-: I watered potatoes and banked the first patch.
15-3-: Last night very good rain fell, so today I planted pumpkin, peas, and tomato plants, maize, long beans and peanuts.
16-3-: We have just have had another lot of good rain; the crops are very wet now.
17-3-: Dug ground and sowed seed of Milo or some such stuff to grow fowl feed. Another good rain fell last night and it is still very muggy.
18-3-: More rain last night and during today. I dug more ground, put out a few tomato plants. Have-not had the creek down yet.
19-3-: Rained again in the night and is still unsettled. We hung a pair of casements and I dug some ground.
20-3-: The weather seems to have cleared. We dug ground and pulled out weeds, sowed onion seed.
21-3-: Did a bit about the garden.
22-3-: Another rain. Set out lettuce and cabbage.
23-3-: Weather has cleared, cool wind blows.
24-3-: Got seeds from Rumseys, dug ground, did some hoeing, trimmed shallots. Posted letters to Beryl and Shirley, sowed shallots.
25-3-: Hoed pumpkins, worked at a scaffold to enable us to fit the shade. We got the iron on the shade; the job is awful not firm.
26-3-: Dug along the potatoes above the cottage, did some hoeing. Afternoon Herb went cabbage planting.
27-3-: Hoed the last row of Herbs peas. We got the last of the casements hung; a couple of showers came over.
28-3-: Worked among potatoes and peas a few light showers fell, the rain seems to be clearing away.
29-3-: Fitted and hung the doors to the new additions.
30-3-: Went to Dicks and got sweet potatoes. Rested all the rest of the day.
31-3-: Fixed a door lock etc.
1-4--: Potatoes planted 6 weeks. Sowed tomato seed for Dick Johnson. I also did hoeing and worked at the verandah.
2-4--: Hoed peas etc.
3-4--: I started to make brackets for a shade and then Irwin came and I got ready and went to town with them. I got measured for a pair of trousers £4/15/ -.
4-4--: Did watering and weeded pines back of the fowl pen.
5-4--: I dug between the potatoes, hoed and watered crops. Up in the house with a large frog.
6-4--: Read and rested. Brown snake.
7-4--: Very light shower fell I watered potatoes and then went on to complete shades for the front casements.
8-4--: We worked at getting casement and door in position.
9-4--: Got casement and door put in, had several light showers during the day. Got a letter from Beryl telling us of speed pulling them back in their town
10-4-: Having plenty rain again. I put a piece of nosing at the front casement. Put out 70 onions and drew soil down to 5 rows of potatoes, very warm today.
11-4-: Picked 100 rosellas for drink stuff. Baileys arrived before 7 oclock.
12-4-: Went to Dicks for milk etc. Set out some strawberries, weather fair to hot.
13-4-: Rested and read Joseph Hocking book. Baileys went to Hickmans I went and had a yarn with McCarthys.
14-4-: Watered potatoes etc.
15-4-: Another hot day, Baileys went to Sharrocks.
16-4-: Watered potatoes etc. Afternoon we went to Bushley to Morgans. Got marrows, pumpkins and cucumbers.
17-4-: Irwin and Connie brought fish and French beans. Mum and Baileys went to Alice and Hildas places for a while. Last week Wests started on their house
18-4-: Just did bits of jobs about the place.
19-4-: Herb, Ted and I went on the first passenger train over the new line to Mount Morgan. There was a good amount on the train of 12 carriages. We went from Rockhampton leaving the car at Joe Adzmees.
20-4-: Read and rested about. Went to Wests for a while.
21-4-: Bailey left for Bracewell at 20 past 2. We three are now feeling the strain of entertaining our visitors.
22-4-: Seems awfully quiet here now. I did watering and dug a piece to sow seeds. Picked rosellas, sowed brown onions and sowed peas.
23-4-: Did hoeing and watering. Mum went in by bus to see her new grand child.
24-4-: I picked rosellas and tomatoes, watered crops.
25-4-: Did a little watering and hoeing. Rest of the day I rested, I had a very bad feeling all day.
26-4-: Did the watering I went to Fosters and got the jack and then on to Syds to get firewood.
27-4-: Just rested and read, watered potatoes.
28-4-: Did a bit of watering, got a sharp shower.
29-4-: Sowed 2 rows of peas. Grubbed out grass. Put out onion plants.
30-4-: Sowed a row of peas below the row of pines.
1-5--: Hoed maize and pines, today was raw and muggy.
2-5--: Did hoeing. Roy brought up a letter that Eric had brought from Reg. Dick came up for the tomato plants, brought sweet spud and milk.
3-5--: Just did a little watering. Push hoed along the bottom of that first pine row. Caught the rail motor to Bushley.
4-5--: Spent the day with Morgans, Bob drove me round the estate in the sulky. I got back to Gracemere before 6 and home by 6 o clock. I was treated very well intend to go again, the fare was 4/1d. The grass is going off, conditions for winter donor seem good.
5-5-: Did watering, felt tired.
6-5--: Put in my time teasing fiber for a double bed mattress, it was far too dusty for me.
7-5--: Watered potatoes, sowed 3 more rows of peas. Sowed a row of broad beans.
8-5--: Hoed pines.
9-5--: Herb and I went to the city.
10-5-: Put out 8 celery plants, hoed a bit and watered plants, got nice rain.
11-5-: I read a poor sort of book. Hickmans were out for a while.
12-5-: Sowed a bed of onion seeds also put out 100 onion plants the ground now is nice and wet. Planted a fig tree from one of the old ones.
13-5-: Sowed 2 rows of peas, ripped strips etc for the casements.
14-5-: Weeded peas and other bits of jobs.
15-5-: Did hoeing and other bits of gardening. The days are quite warm, weeds grow well.
16-5-: Hoed and did other jobs about the place. Syd left us beans and milk.
17-5-: Put out onion and tomato plants.
18-5-: Stayed home all day reading.
19-5-: Hoed and dug and other jobs.
20-5-: Yesterday I sowed parsnip seeds. Dug out grass and worked at preparing for grape vines.
21-5-: Drizzly sort of day, very cool too, I wrote to Shirley.
22-5-: Put in another post for the grapes, dug some potatoes.
23-5-: Rained lightly through the night and is at it yet.
24-5-: There was quite a downpour last night but it's supposed to fine up now. Gave blood and bone to peas and cut firewood.
25-5-: Turned out a very fine day. Last night wasnt cold like I expected it to be. Saw to wire netting for Colin West.
26-5-: Gave blood and bone to the strawberries, dug potatoes for Syd. Fixed hernia affair.
27-5-: Dug ground for carrots and parsnips. Irwin and Connie came and we dug some potatoes for them to take home with them.
28-5-: Cool but no frost yet. Sowed carrot and parsnip seed. Finished digging the first patch of potatoes got good size spuds.
29-5-: Dug 2 rows of potatoes, just got a tin of spuds. Weather has warmed up.
30-5-: Watered my plants, put out 12 celery plants.
31-5-: I seem to have the same complaint that is going the round.
1-6--: Just stayed in and read had no sleep last night at all, just coughed my way through the night.
2-6--: Had a bit better night but have too much of a cold to be pleasant. I took to the spare bed so that Lily could get a bit of rest.
3-6--: I am still keeping to the house, still full of cold; I rest better in the other bed.
4-6--: Still got my cold. The days are warm enough but nights are cool.
5-6--: Cold is still sticking to me; I have to stick to the house.
6-6--: Did a bit of fixing at the doorway of out bedroom.
7-6--: Still have to keep inside; the cold has a good hold on me. Drank the last Coca Cola.
8-6--: Kept to the cottage.
9-6--: Sleepless night too much coughing. Today opened up bleak just about sunless.
10-6-: I dug potatoes.
11-6-: Dug the last 2 rows of potatoes. Got over 3 tins from the 5 rows. My cold is sticking to me well, cannot shake it off completely.
12-6-: Very much like rain today quite raw air too.
13-6-: Got a letter off to Baileys, Healy and Bracewell, slight rain fell last night it is muggy but is clear.
14-6-: Rainy conditions have returned. Wet day and doesnt seem very promising for next week.
15-6-: Great rain during the night.
16-6-: Not a cloud in the sky this morning, rain gone completely. Got a case for Kens birthday.
17-6-: Boxed potatoes for later on. Got lemons and limes to put in Kens case.
18-6-: Sowed seed from Morgans pumpkin above the cottage. Put out a few beets today was warm in the sun, no frost yet.
19-6-: Mum and I went to the show with Syd. Saw 2 horses bow to the people and a man riding 2 galloping horses change from one to the other also stand on a galloping horse. Saw a horse jump 7 ft 10 inches over a hurdle.
20-6-: My cold is still with me and I am just resting today. Sowed the rest of the telephone peas.
21-6-: Got a lift to the show with Syd. It was a splendid fine day, not cold and very little dust. I spent the afternoon with Tom Healy, got home about 6.
22-6-: A day of rest.
23-6-: Planted 3 grape vines, did a little hoeing and watering. Made a hoe handle.
24-6-: Finished hoeing the pineapple row and put out 50 onions.
25-6-: Did a little hoeing; the sun was quite warm today, seen no frost so far.
26-6-: Did some hoeing, couldnt do much on account of the hernia. Cannot do much with Rowels appliance so far.
27-6-: Went in with Herb and tramped myself dog-tired. Got home at 11.30 and went to Wests.
28-6-: Dug a bit and fixed a fork. Felt tired after yesterdays trip to town, quite warm today.
29-6-: Watched traffic go by. Read paper and book, the weather is quite warm, clear fine days are the order. I seem to be beating my cold but feel tired.
30-6-: Another fine mild day I took Wests pen back and got 2/6 for the refill only 3d less than it cost. Rest of the day I lazed about. Seems like a cold snap coming along.
1-7--: Poked about the place. This morning was as cold as we expected it to be, got a letter from Connie telling us to expect them tomorrow and stop the night. All right.
2-7--: Saw our first frost. I hoed and sowed the last of my onion seed. Irwin and Co arrived with crab and fish.
3-7--: A mild morning turned up. I went to the city with Irwin, priced tools etc, we went to Johns and saw his improvements.
4-7--: Another mild morning. I picked a few peas and shelled peanuts. Sold 2/ - worth of limes.
5-7--: Prepared for tomato seed, watered plants. Went and pruned Hoares grape vines.
6-7--: Went over and spent the morning at Wests.
7-7--: Frost well up the hill this morning. A gang came this morning and fixed the fence at the bridge. I sowed a bed with Dicks Sioux tomato seed.
8-7--: I cut my seed potatoes and planted them. Did watering and shelled the rest of my peanuts.
9-7--: Spent the morning at Dicks cutting potatoes. Afternoon I spent at home.
10-7-: Did jobs about the place. Put in the few potato seed I got from Dick.
11-7-: Sowed a bed of parsnips, pruned custard apple trees. Received a pair of socks from Baileys for my birthday.
12-7-: Yesterday evening very light rain fell. Got broken timber from the bridge.
13-7-: Looked through old journals, picked a few peas, cloudy day but fine.
14-7-: I gave blood and bone to peas and tomatoes etc. Today was warm and cloudy. Irwin and family came and brought crab and fish.
15-7-: I did very little about the place.
16-7-: Irwin and I made sinkers.
17-7-: Dug a hole and saw to things about the place.
18-7-: Irwin and I worked at a frame for a tennis table. I sharpened a saw and chisel.
19-7-: Off colour today just lazed around.
20-7-: I felt off colour and rested about.
21-7-: I went to Bracewell with Irwin.
22-7-: I was too sick to go fishing.
23-7-: I poked about Irwins place.
24-7-: I had my first sleep for a week last night and felt better.
25-7-: Irwin arrived with fish and crabs.
26-7-: We had crab, which went well.
27-7-: We went to the Narrows rain spoilt our chase for fish.
28-7-: We went fishing in the boat, caught 50 fish but small ones only and sharks. Got windy and cold and we returned to Irwins place.
29-7-We left for Gracemere and arrived in time for dinner.
30-7-: Felt unwell so did no work, Irwin got off with his tabletop.
31-7-: Still feel sick inside had crab for breakfast. Arthurs funeral went by after 4 oclock.
1-8--: I sowed long bean seed, did some hoeing and dug a hole for a post for the grape trellis.
2-8--: Put in a post for grapes, sowed melon seed above the cottage.
3-8--: Last night I developed the film of Syds lot and Irwins too, it seemed good to me.
4-8--: Picked peas, pulled out 2 rows of peas, hoed weeds out, fitted a handle to a prong hoe. Watered the piece ready for digging.
5-8--: Dug the ground and put out onions to the number of 270.
6-8--: Got letters off to Wondai and Bracewell. Run wires on the grape trellis, hoed the potatoes. Went and saw Harry West for a while.
7-8--: Did a bit of hoeing, went to the city with Wests. I went and stayed for tea at Healys and they did me very well. I went and met Wests at the Church of Christ and came home but couldnt sleep.
8-8--: Feel tired from my jaunt yesterday. Did watering and picked a couple of pounds for Healy.
9-8--: Sowed papaw seed, did watering and chipping.
10-8-: Very big fog this morning.
11-8-: Went out with Herb and spent the day at Syds, brought home firewood.
12-8-: I put out 150 onions.
13-8-: Cut firewood and put out 100 onions.
14-8-: Did various jobs about the place. Planted a lemon tree above the W.C.
15-8-: Dragged branches down to put up to stop the sun from my photo site and did some hoeing.
16-8-: Very like wet weather. I picked some of my maize also telephone peas and did other jobs about the place.
17-8-: Went down to Dicks on the bike. Afternoon I went to Wests and had a yarn.
18-8-: Sun came out bright and shining, prospects seems to have faded.
19-8-: Cut out the corn and did watering.
20-8-: Got a letter from Beryl also some snaps of the youngsters. I cleared up rubbish, picked peas and watered potatoes. A light shower came across the weather is very unsettled.
21-8-: Opened up rainy, however not much fell. Lily and I pulled out shallot bulbs.
22-8-: I shelled corn put out shallots to dry off and placed big stones to make a border bed to the W.C.
23-8-: I was taken crook.
24-8-: Still crook.
25-8-: Got better.
26-8-: Finished the corn.
27-8-: No work today.
28-8-: Poked about a bit.
29-8-: Gave Lionel 3/- for cracked corn.
30-8-: Finished cracking the corn.
31-8-: Took Daphne and Ailsas photos.
1-9--: Got out 200 onions to replant. Gave 50 to Fred Hoare. Planted 150.
2-9--: Gathered manure.
3-9--: Gathered manure and put at a pineapple row. Took a dose of Tuberol.
4-9--: Took another dose of Tuberol this morning, got wood from over on the flat.
5-9--: Went to the city with Herb and did various bits of business. Sun very hot, trimmed shallots also manured.
6-8--: Finished trimming the shallot bulbs. Got a bag of manure from Wests and some off the flat.
7-9--: Last night printed photos on Illford paper 1/7 less a pkt than Kodak, took photos to Dick.
8-9--: Took in shallot bulbs. Paid for tent, printed photos after tea.
9-9--: Got out shallots, Irwin got the tent.
10-9-: Went in with Irwin and got the tent. Motorbike crash at the bridge 2 injured girl and a man.
11-9-: Prepared a place and planted out 9 papaws. Irwin took the family home.
12-9-: Paid for papers. Started to prepare a place to sow melons and did some hoeing also worked at job to aid photography.
13-9-: Sowed 6 holes with melon seed. Afternoon went and treated Hoares grapes.
14-9-: Went down to Dicks for a while. Spent most of the day reading, got paid for netting.
15-9-: Finished hoeing the shallot patch, watered plants and did other jobs.
16-9-: Finished my platform for my photos. Placed stones for the border.
17-9-: Planted shallots also prepared for and sowed banana cream melons. Had a bit of a shower last night.
18-9-: Spent the day at Syds, took 5 snaps, he has a great weight of crops on the farm.
19-9-: Weeded pines and watered various plants.
20-9-: Banked pines and hoed grass and weeds. John has bought another car one that it is to have to get parts for Hillman.
21-9-: I set off to go to Port Alma by rail motor 800 people went on the long train and a 4 section rail motor. Poor looking place.
22-9-: Tired from yesterdays outing so took things quietly.
23-9-: Did a few jobs around the place.
24-9-: Herb and I spent the day out at Syds amongst the tomatoes, got very tired.
25-9-: Rain has come along. Herb and I just rested all day. Afternoon it got much brighter but was still muggy.
26-9-: Spent a quiet day at home. Dug a few potatoes and put soil down to pineapples and weeded papaw plants.
27-9-: I didnt feel up to going to the opening of the bridge or powerhouse. Yesterday evening Oppermanns called they had just arrived from Brisbane.
28-9-: Took McCarthys tobacco and had a yarn to Charley and his wife.
29-9-: Gave Lionel money for the papers. Dug potatoes and hoed melons.
30-9-: Rainy day for the last day of the month, I cleared around the grapes.
1-10-: Herb and I spent the day at Syds, I made up cases all day and Herb picked tomatoes, marrows etc.
2-10-: Spent a quiet day at home.
3-10-: Finished digging my potatoes.
4-10-: Off colour just poked about. Got out peanuts and picked beans.
5-10-: Iris and family were out last night. Today I just spent quietly reading.
6-10-: Another shower last night made it a nice rain. This morning the sun rose normally, sowed long beans and peanuts. Oppermanns came to see us.
7-10-: Mrs Oppermann looks very ill, has been very bad in hospital. I think she is having too much traveling by car. Sowed more peanuts, very heavy rain fell this morning and did considerable wash.
8-10-: Creek is flowing; it is a long time since it was down.
9-10-: I picked beans and finished the letter to Ken, fine again now.
10-10: Put out 150 onions, picked beans, hack sawed for my tripod, gave Lionel 3/- for papers. Started trimming shallot bulbs for Williams Limited.
11-10: Trimmed shallot bulbs for Williams Limited. After tea a storm came along, rain came down very heavy.
12-10: Read and rested most of the day, went across to Wests.
13-10: Morning I worked at the top for the tripod.
14-10: Got a lift in by Wests with the shallots. Bought zinc ointment and zinc ointment bulbs.
15-10: Worked at the approach.
16-10: Dug holes for approach at front.
17-10: Cut a log for the approach.
18-10: Worked at the approach.
19-10: Rested reading.
20-10: Did a bit to the approach.
21-10: Hoed peanuts, broke stone etc.
22-10: Carried on with the approach job, placing gravel as top dressing.
23-10: Got a load of gravel before breakfast and after that meal I had a sick feeling come on.
24-10: Gave Lionel money for Browns. I am unable to work too nervy.
25-10: Still crook.
26-10: Unwell still.
27-10: Still suffering from giddiness and not up to work at all. Had rain.
28-10: Still giddy. We boiled the peanuts I got at Wests yesterday.
29-10: Irwin and Connie came and brought a couple of mullet. I worked a bit at a bench for Mums wash tub.
30-10: I am still cutting out a frame for washtub bench. A big storm went all round and we got very little rain.
31-10: Still very muggy, did a bit to the bench.
1-11-: Too hot for me to work, awfully hot today.
2-11-: It is cooler again today and not like rain.
3-11-: Put the bench together, very close last night no sleep.
4-11-: Too hot these days. I put 2 more legs to the bench. The oppressive heat makes it impossible to work much. Much thunder and lightening about but not rain.
5-11-: Put the finishing touches to the bench it now has to be set in position and the tub put in it.
6-11-: I got the bench in position by 20 past 7 and at 9 oclock I went up to the lemon tree and then I set out to have a rest.
7-11-: Too overpowering to work.
8-11-: Prostrated by the heat.
9-11-: Still suffering the awful heat, gave Lionel the paper money.
10-11: The weather has cleared up and is much cooler I hoed a bit.
11-11: Another sweltering day, did very little in the way of work.
12-11: I hoed peanuts and cleared a row of pines. Irwin and Connie came and we got Lionel to help us to put the laundry tub on the stand. Lily swallowed a knob off the bedstead and they were taking her to the Doctor . Every thing is getting very dry now. The city water is below need.
13-11: Did a bit around the cement tub. Went up and dug ground, got Reg Buxton a dozen little papaw plants.
14-11: I nailed up pickets and watered and dug between peanuts and watermelons, started a letter to Beryl.
15-11: Spent another quiet day.
16-11: Went to Wests and got books.
17-11: Hoed and gathered beans and sowed another row. Got peanuts from Wests tried getting rubbish out of them.
18-11: Got £10 from Reg, walked up the post office to cash the money order. I hoed a patch and sifted peanuts.
19-11: Got 2 pages of letter written to Reg. Sharpened a saw and watered a few rows of plants.
20-11: Sharpened a saw for Syd and did very little as I am feeling the weather too much.
21-11: Watered melons etc. Prepared nuts for boiling. The weather these days makes us feel very weak. Posted a letter to Reg and Margaret.
22-11: Watered beans etc, pulled out a bed of brown onions. Went up and got lemons and limes.
23-11: Gave Lionel the paper money.
24-11: Cleared grass from the grapes and put out rosellas. Irwin came up for Connie.
25-11: I put out papaw plants. The morning opened up nice and cool but by 11 it was quite hot.
26-11: Did a bit to the photo platform. Feel quite off colour, Daisy came by bus.
27-11: Finished letter to Beryl. Not up to more than just watering the few plants.
28-11: Too giddy and nervy to work. Letter from Ken and Elsie.
29-11: Watered peanuts etc.
30-11: Went and saw Harry and Tilly.
1-12-: Went up to the sale yards and saw an old fellow breaking in a horse. A poor show from my point of view.
2-12-: Worked at putting up the sisal craft.
3-12-: Mum and I did a bit to our job with sisal craft. I went to town with Irwin and Connie, it was an awful hot day.
4-12-: Another very hot day. Mum and I did a little to our job and then rested as best as we could. Irwin and Connie went home after spending a couple of days with us.
5-12-: I did a little to the job; Mum and Herb went to the city.
6-12-: Mum and I worked at the wall, put cover strips etc up.
7-12-: Watered the peanuts.
8-12-: Herb run me in to the bullhead bus stop and I went down town by bus. Saw Detective Price and walked about town a bit and then went by bus to Hickmans. We all went to see Ellen and then came home.
9-12-: Got mangoes ready to send to Ken and Baileys, took most of the morning and got too hot to work.
10-12: Did a bit of watering and then just suffered the heat for the rest of the day. It is far too hot for this old fella to work.
11-12: Got a lift in with Syd and got tickets for Brisbane for the 19th. It was a hot day. A lot of thunder and lightening but not much rain fell here.
12-12: A bit cooler today. Mr and Mrs Price came out and fixed up the pension papers for us, very nice folk.
13-12: Watered rosellas and beans. Although the day opened up cool it got hot later.
14-12: Took things easy. Went and had a yarn with Myrtle for a while in the afternoon.
15-12: Went to the city with the pension papers. Spent most of the day at Johns. Went with him to Koongal with a chap he is helping with the building of a house.
16-12: Did a little job at the cottage. Irwin and Connie were here and got mangoes and limes.
17-12: Gathered a few tools and poked around at various little jobs.
18-12: Went to the Social Service Folk. Didnt get every thing fixed up owing to a couple of papers being filled in not up to requirements.
19-12: Set off to Brisbane Mum and I for our holiday.