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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902


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Nov 1901

16 A & Jacob Diller sawed wood for Ed Craven J & Mary went to Markham AM I went to Ceder Grove & brought Chop home PM Mare Bonnie did not have the Distemper very bad but she was pretty lame today I did not have her hitched up all this week W. very fine Milder Henry was in Toronto with 40 bags about 94 Bus Oats sold @ 51 1/2 cts per Bus some of the snow thawed today

Sunday 17 at home all day Benj'n' were here to dinner. W. sharp & Cler fine day there is still snow in spots

18 Henry helped Thomas Cementing the floor of his Pigpen A & J bagged some more Potatoes in sheep pen & drew some dung onto the young Orchard J went to Benj'n Stovers PM & Paid for the two Turkeys that we got 10 cts per lb they brought a load of pine roots from 5th Con Scarboro W. rather Milder snow thawing a little

19 A went to Spinks Mill & brought {blank space} Bran @ $17 per ton J & Nancy Chored AM we all had a Holiday PM Mary was married to Elias Barkey by Revd Russell of Mt Joy our whole family Martin Barkeys family Johny Reesor's Anne & Lucinda AB's Ketura & Elisabeth Henry & Anne Diller were Groomsmen & Bridesmaid W. a very fine day sharp Air

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Nov 1901

20 Henry helped Thomas. J & A finished drawing dung on young Orchard AM they took 1550 lbs hay to J Burrows PM I walked to Benj'ns AM to Flavius PM W. very fine Cler AM More Cloudy PM Sharp frost last night

21 Henry helped Thomas J helped Flavius put up some Troughs to Carry the water away from the Eave Troughs on his barn across the lane south of the barn AM A Chored, then they both helped Benj'n plow & scrape the open ditch with team at north End of Benj'ns PM I took grist Mixed Chop to Br S's AM went to Ceder Grove & brought home grist PM Elias & Mary Came to dinner the were up in Markham yesterday & today W. very fine & Cler Sharp Air Ineson was putting second Coat of Pain on Meeting house today he will finish tomorrow

22 Henry helped Thomas A helped Benj'ns finish drain AM he Chored PM J went to Davids PM C Burkholder's Called awhile PM with Ella Brand W. Milder soft Air thawing a slight drizzle this evening

23 Boys Chored put apples down Cellar & Some Potatoes that were in sheep pen yet I went to J Burrows AM & to M Barkeys & to Ceder Grove PM W. a little snow last night Cold strong wind today freezing pretty hard Elias & Mary J Henry Adeline & Anne went to Benj'n to supper

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