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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902

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April 1901

they Caught over 300 at Kirkham today W. very fine & Cler & Mild

17 A & Henry sowed the Knoll with 20th Century Oats (5 acres) & A finished rolling big field & then rolled the Fall Wheat Henry harrowed field back of Orchard W. strong east wind. Mild I & Nancy & girls Cleaned garden & I dug a bit it is fine & dry Jenny & Nettie Kenney were here awhile after supper

18 A sowed Mixed grain in field north of Orchard didnt quite finish. Henry harrowed & grubbed south of garden J Chored & took Butter Eggs to Lewis's PM W. a slight drizzly rain AM held up after dinner Came heavier awhile towards evening. Cold N. Wind towards night

19 A finished sowing Mixed grain then he sowed barley south of garden as far East as Creek the east side of Creek is too wet Henry harrowed J Chored I went to Flavius this morning. M. Stonehouse & his Brother were here to dinner we bought the separator that he left here sometime ago I Paid him $27.50 Cash & gave him my note for $50 Payable Nov 1st without interest W. a little frost this Morning Cler Cool

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April 1901

20 I A & Henry moved Turnips out of Cellar into Mangel Cellar AM I went to the half yearly Conference at Hebron PM J went to Toronto on Pacific he got one of McLaughlins Electric Belts at $10.00 Abraham Hoover was here to dinner. W. a strong NE wind & soft snow all day some times mixed with rain the snow melted as it fell on the ground but laid on the grass there are 3 or 4 in in place there was some sharp sleet towards evening

Sunday 21 all went to Meeting at Hebron except J staid with Susanna (Mary went to work at Uriah Drudges on Monday last their little boys had the scarlet feever are better again but I guess Mary will have to stay untill they get the house Cleaned) remarks by Br C Sermon on St Mat 25 C by C Burkholder. C Burkholder's were here to dinner W. strong N East wind & rain at times, snow about all gone. Creek pretty high

22 Boys Chored fixed some fence along Pickering townline AM J & Henry brought 1835 lbs of lime from Markham to Flavius @ 32 cts per Cwt PM A helped girls to Whitewash Kitchen PM I took Susanna to Flavius AM and brought her home PM W. very fine & Mild East wind Showrey at dark a little distant thunder

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