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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902


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May 1901

A spread dung south of bush AM he Plowed PM I went around among the neighbours this morning to ask them to help to scrub the Meeting house on Wednesday. Henry finished spreading dung & dug garden PM I took Nancy & Susanna to Jess Reesor's PM & went to Ceder Grove & brought them home again Jess has been in Toronto about a year on Street Cars as Motorman his family are Moving in in a few days W. very fine & Cler

7 Boys plowed harrowed & rolled corn ground south of bush J Chored & Caught some Chubs PM I & Nancy went to Hermans to dinner & Called at JB's awhile PM W. very fine & Cler Mrs Burrows Called awhile this evening with her sister Mrs Mary Watson. A Mr Stub representing the Stub Briggs Co of Toronto Called this evening & bought 100 Bus Ligano Oats to be delivered at Locust Hill tomorrow @ 40 cts per Bus

8 A & Henry drew dung on root ground we did not get it all Covered in the fall AB's Jess filled. J went to Markham for the Oat bags. they were not there, they were sent to Locust Hill

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May 1901

so he Came bay Locust Hill & got them we all went to work & filled 40 of them A & J took them up PM they weighed I & Adeline helped scrub Meeting house AM W. fine & warm like rain this evening distant thunder raining a little now 900 the trees are out in leaf & a great many blossoms

9 A & Henry plowed down dung in west part of field behind Cider house J helped to dig garden AM he took Butter & Eggs to Lewis's PM W. fine, but blowed from East drizzly rain towards evening it did not rain last night

10 A & Henry finished Plowing down dung J drove one team while Henry spread dung I went to Ceder Grove AM I & Nancy went awhile to Uriah Drudge's PM Ruhana is some better W. Cloudy awhile AM fine & Cler PM J Ionson was here last night with his Horse: Ashdale:

11 Boys Pulled off the boards on north side of East Mow in East barn adjoining the silo & also on east side of leanto where it joins the strawshed we want the boards for to board up the addition to Flavius barn they harrowed & rolled the Corn ground PM

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