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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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April 1872 May

April 20 W finished plowing below garden & Commenced in sod near Hoover's I helped Flavius draw sand & fixed board fence along pickering townline my Mother is rather poorly today W. fine clear

Sunday 21 at home all day Mother very poorly AB's JD's CB's BrC & Br S? N's were here PM. W. fine. Clear

22 Went to Markham AM got Medicine for My Mother AM. Chored PM W. Cold blustering Dave Stephenson Came to work today @ $45.00 for 7 months W. went to plow for John Stover blustering, a little snow squalls. Cold wind froze last night

23 Both plowed AM. Chored PM. W very Cold Wind AM. about 3 in snow fell PM

24 Sawed Elm Cordwood in two AM W helped JD log PM I & Dave brought home & planted about 20 Black raspberry bushes PM W. warm Snow all gone

25 Both plowed AM I brought load of lime from Jim Hadleys for Flavius PM. W. warm. Close

26 I plowed W is not well. W. fine Clear

27 Both plowed W. Cold NW wind. J Wideman & wife Came to stay all night

Sunday 28 I staid at home with My Mother & little boys. Nancy & little girls went to Meeting at Hebron. Finlaws youngsters were here after service David Burkholder at supper W. fine Clear

29 Sowed sod below garden with Oats JB Came PM to fix garden fences & lane fence. W. Cold East wind Clear

30 I sowed 4 bus spring Wheat in north side of field back of garden AM & Dave gang plowed it in then I helped JB at lane fence. W finished sod till supper time then rolled Oats after supper W. Close & warm distant thunder. looks like rain

May 1 Got Br Cs gang Plow boys both Ganged in field back of garden AM threshed Crown Peas PM W. a little rain this morning. Showry PM. makes things grow