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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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April 1871

14 Burned stumps. W. cool. windy. Clear

15 Burned {illegible} stumps. W. Cool. windy. clear

Sunday 16 Went to AB's. W. Cool. Clear

17 Went to Markham AM burned stumps PM. & brought 4 bus seed spring wheat from D Hoover's @ $1.40 per bus David Stevenson Commenced work today at noon @ $5.00 per month

18 Fixed up Chunk heaps in rough sod then began to gang plow in north half of NW Corner field about 10 AM. W. Cool, raining a little this evening

19 Gang Plowed AM Chored PM W. heavy East Wind AM rain from East PM. Dr Doherty was here taking the Dominion Census today

20 Chored & Cleaned grist & W drew wood AM I took grist to Cedar Grove Mills & W drew a load of edgings PM. I & W sowed some Clover seed in west end of big field where it Caught badly last year. after supper W. showery AM clear PM

21 Finished Sowing Clover seed & began to sow Spring Wheat in NW Corner field. it was too wet then W Began to gang plow behind Cider house PM & I brought home grist W. Cloudy

22 I sowed Plaster on little meadow below garden AM. Made new pump platform & fixed back garden fence PM. W pretty drissly AM. rather Clear PM

Sunday 23 Went to Meeting at Cedar Grove Michael Frets's were here after service W cool. Clear

April 1871

24 Finished Sowing Spring Wheat & a few Oats in NW Corner field. north part. Sowed field behind Cider house with barley PM W Cool Clear

25 Finished harrowing field behind Cider house this morning & Carried potatoes out of Cellar AM. W. began ganging sod fallow East half of field East of dam & I & Nancy went to Whitevale PM Planted a few Early rose Potatoes this evening W. rain AM. Clear PM

26 I went to B.S. & to AB's AM rolled barley behind Cider house PM. W. cool clear W finished ganging sod fallow & began Plowing east half of big field

27 Chored & Cut wood I went to Cedar Grove & to Br S's after supper W. rain nearly all day Thunder Shower tonight

28 Cleaned some seed Oats this morning then boys Pointed Stakes along north fence & I brought a load of fence Caps from Br S's PM. W raining awhile this morning Clear today

29 Boys finished Pointing Stakes & I took salts this morning dont feel well AM helped boys drive stakes & Cap about 30 rods of north fence from townline west PM. W. Cloudy drisly

Sunday 30 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on St Mat 18 C by Rvd H Barkey Visitors PM Br S's Br N's Br Cs PDs AB's & Martha Shank. W. Clear rather Cool

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