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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1901


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Aug 1901

Boys Ploughed Sod & A rolled big field

27 Boys Plowed sod J got a shoe set on Mare Bonnie & brought Chop home AM he Plowed sod PM & A went to Markham with Mare Rosa in Cart for Medicine for Mary her Medicine was done & she is not quite well yet W. quite warm fine & Cler

28 Boys Plowed sod I & Nancy went to Funeral of Tilman Culp Sermon on Job {blank space} by Br C. W. Percy spoke on 12 C Romans C Burkholder Conducted the service at the house and at the Grave we went to Joseph Koch to dinner W. very warm and sultry Mare Bonnie is getting better

29 Henry helped Benj'n draw dung with team A Plowed sod W. very warm a lot of the young folks went here this evening singing

30 Henry helped Benj'n draw dung AM A Plowed Henry finished Plowing PM except for the East head land A & J drew off the loose stones with our new Truck that A made out of our old waggon W. very warm a few slight showers

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Aug 1901 Sept

towards evening no thunder

31 A got Horses Chief & Billy shod AM Henry grubbed sod A helped to finish when he got home they Chored PM A mended shoes. W. Cloudy AM thunder over the lake, a very heavy shower about noon a few Claps of thunder our pond was pretty low, but now it is about half full, some Cooler today raining again near bedtime

Sunday Sept 1 at home all day Herman's were here to dinner & Elias Barkey was here to supper W. Cloudy a shower PM Some Cooler A went to Dr AM Some Medicine for Mary

2 A & Henry single Plowed in field north of Orchard J went to 6th Con Pickering for some fruit Baskets AM he Picked 28 Baskets of Apples PM W. quite warm Cler

3 J & Henry Plowed AM Henry helped Benj'n thresh PM J harrowed sod PM JB's were here to dinner I went to BSS after 4 O. got shoe on Mare Bonnie & got 1 Coulter laid & 1 sharped A & Thomas went to Toronto with our Horse Chief & one of Thomas's they took 28 Baskets of our Apples

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