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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-13.pdf

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May 1861


Ascension Day May 9 Went to my Br S Reesor's on a visit. Weather. Clear

10 Fixed fences round the barnyard & Hung a new gate at the water trough AM plowed PM Weather Cloudy. Commenced to rain at 5 PM

11 Choring around put new {illegible} into gate by willow tree. Went to T Woods store planted potatoes in the Evening. Weather rained last night Clear today

12 Went to Meeting at Hebron Chapel Sermon by J E Reesor On St Mark 16th Chapt 14 Verse to end of Chapt Visitors after service & H Ramer's & family Br CR & family Weather Clear

13 Plowed, Weather. Cloudy AM. Drisly rain PM

14 Went to BSS to get the new Plow share fixed AM made & drawed out a new water trough & drawed home a new pig trough. Weather Cloudy

15 Sowed Barley in west half of the field near hoovers AM didn't do much PM. got a Boil on {lip?} John harrowed in the Barley. Weather Clear shower in the Evening. Sow got 16 pigs

16 Sowed 8 acres of peas north of the barn. Weather Clear

17 Cultivated East of field near Hoover's John plowed ground where the old fence stood at Pickering Townline Weather. Clear. Cold wind from the north.

18 Sowed Oats in East half of field near Hoover's Weather. Clear.

Whit Sunday 19 At home all day Nancy went to meeting at Wideman's WSM AM to E Taylor's store PM & to C Burkholder's in the Evening Weather. Clear. Boil very sore

21 Idling round nursing sore Boil John Plowed for C Burkholder Received a visit from Uncle Joseph Burkholder & family Weather Clear

22 John Plowed in field south of the lane I was Idling. Boil very sore. Weather Clear

23 Went to Cedar Grove AM Rolled oats PM. Weather Clear

Queen's Birthday 24 Planted Corn south of the lane AM Sowed Carrots same place PM Received short visit from Fatherinlbaws PM. Weather Clear light showers AM

{In margin: Chopped cordwood in ... Levi Reesor}

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