The fishing spear would be pushed through the water to try and catch a fish. If it hit a fish the end would open and close over the portion struck, closing the hooks into the fish allowing it to be picked out of the water.
This high chair belonged to Violet (Macklaim) Stewart born May 25, 1899 at the Macklaim homestead on Brownlee Rd. Her Uncle Sandy brought her the chair from Parry Sound on horse back when she was 1years old. This chair was used by four generations of the Stewart family.
In the late 19th Century improvements in technology led to the replacement of dash butter churns with hand or foot operated Cylindrical Churns that allowed women to make greater quantities of butter at once. The barrel revolved until fat globules combined to turn the cream into butter.
Spring and Summer was butter making times. Women would sing ago old butter making chants to keep the same rhythm.
"Come butter come, Come butter come, Peter's waiting at the gate, For his piece of butter cake, Come butter come, Come butter come."
This butter churn, made in the 1900's was used to turn milk into butter. It was sold by T.Easton Company to the Harris Family around 1901. The butter churn is owned by the Ward family.