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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902


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April 1901

23 W Bishop & Jess Shank Came the Morning Boys helped them & they took floor out of Reaper house & Built up A silo about 16 feet high till night I drove Mare Bonnie to Burrows AM he was not at home I drove here to Ceder Grove PM her leg is not well yet W. Cloudy drizzly at times. AM some Cler & warm PM

24 Boys Chored AM fixed some fence PM J & Henry went Fishing with Flavius in Peticoat Creek toward evening at 2nd Con Pickering with our net they caught 29 fine suckers there were a good many caught there yesteday W. warm some drizzle of rain AM & PM J & Nancy went to Markham AM

25 W Bishop & Jess Shank worked at the Silo Building Boys all helped we are raising the building as high as the barn & are putting on a Peak roof north & south the plates are as high as the barn plates I took Butter & Eggs to Lewis's PM Nancy & Susanna went along as far as AB's W. fine warm & Cler. Mare Bonnie much better Herman Called AM for a bag of seed Oats

26 Henry helped Flavius at digging foundation & Benj'n hlepd W. Bishop

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April 1901

& Jess Shank J Chored AM he put on some Grafts at U Drudges & helped dig at Flavius PM W. very fine & Cler I drove Mare Bonnie to Burrows & to Ceder Grove PM

27 A helped W Bishop & Jess Shank finish Silo except sheeting the inside AM Henry was at Flavius all day A was there PM J was at Flavius AM he rolled Meadow PM I & Nancy went to U Drudges PM Ruhana is pretty smart at present the little boys are all better W. very fine & Cler

Sunday 28 I & Nancy started to go to JD's we got about half way when we met B Dillers so we turned back they were here to dinner W. a very lovely & fine day Maggie McCreight & Anne Milroy Called this evening

29 A & Henry went to Flavius this Morning we expected Ellis the Mason to begin the wall he did not Come so boys soon came home again & Henry harrowed the root ground J took some Chop to Br S's & brought a Barrel of Salt from Ceder Grove he Cultivated East of Creek & below Orchard PM I dug some garden for Nancy A worked in back garden W. fine & very warm things are growing nicely. trees are budding the grass is growing

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