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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902

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Aug 1901

7 F & W Bishop & Tilman Shank Came this morning & A helped them they finished the Silo J & Henry plowed sod AM J went to Markham PM for 200 ft sheeting then he raked oat stubble after supper W. fine rain last night Cler today I brought home some chop AM Mare Bonnie has been lame a few weeks in getting better again

8 Henry helped JD's thresh AM J & A helped Benj'n jack up his barn floor this morning then A helped Flavius draw in Oats & J took Jack home to J Bishop's J & Henry helped Flavius too PM with team they finished Flavius's harvest I & Br C fixed some seats in Hebron Meeting house AM & I raked some oat stubble till noon I took Butter & eggs to Ceder Grove PM W. pretty warm Cler strong NW wind PM

9 Drew in Oats and Mixed grain with 2 teams all day Flavius's man helped with team all day Benj'n helped AM & awhile PM Flavius helped PM they helped Taylor's thresh PM I helped in mow at times W. not so warm East wind, a few drops rain tonight cloudy PM

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Aug 1901

We took in 15 loads Oats & 13 loads Mixed grain

10 Henry helped Thomas thresh till about 3 pm A worked at truck wheels J & Mary went to Markham AM We finished drawing in oats PM Flavius & his man helped with team's & Benj'ns Man helped after 3 PM we took in 9 loads we now have 48 loads Oats & 14 loads Mixed grain I took more Mare Bonnie to Ceder Grove to get her shoe removed she is very lame yet W. rather cloudy AM Cler Pm strong wind PM I went to half yearly conference at Hebron PM

Sunday 11 all went to meeting at Hebron except J & Mary no body here to dinner I & Nancy went to Benj'n to supper W. fine a little cloudy a slight drizzle about noon

12 Henry helped Benj'n draw in all day A went to Toronto with 89 1/2 Bus Oats @ 39 1/2 cts per Bus J raked Oat stubble W. very fine pretty warm

13 A helped Benj'n draw in AM J & Henry cleaned a load of Oats then helped Mr Huffman of Markham put a new Eve Trough on north side of east barn awhile PM then they drew in 2 loads Oat rakings

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