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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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May 1871

May 1st 1871 Finished Staking & Capping north fence to 11th Con. W. fine Clear warm

2 Went to WN's then I went to Claremont to Tailor to get measured for clothes W. Clear

3 I & W plowed in east end of big field. W blow from east like rain

4 Chored. I went to J Burrows PM for powder for sick cow PM W. rain from East all day heavy wind cool

5 Oiled harness AM. Fixed some fence on Pickering Town line where two Posts broke with heavy wind. & W went to B.SS PM W. rain AM Cloudy PM

6 Drew home wood for my Mother AM I & Br N put bottom boards on posts opposite Br C's PM. & W sowed Plaster W. Cloudy AM Clear PM

Sunday 7 went to Meeting at Widemans remarks by Revd H Barkey sermon on St Mat 18 C by Revd J Wideman. Went to Uncle D Burkholders W. Cold north wind. Clear

8 Sowed 17 bus barley for Br C AM helped Br W finish plowing east end of big field PM went to B's this evening W began plowing west end of field near Hoover's W. Cool windy

9 I & my Mother went to Markham AM sowed sod fallow 5 acres barley PM W. Cool north wind

10 Went to J Burrow's AM. he was not at home Went again PM. got some more Powders for sick Cow I & W sowed 15 bus Oats on east end of big field after supper. W. Cool. Clear

11 I sowed about 12 acres for Br C W. fine Clear

12 I & W sowed grass seed on Oats in big field Finlaws were here yesterday 11th

May 1871

12 this morning then I sowed peas in west end of field near Hoover's 4 1/2 acres & 2 bus south of garden of the kind Called Crown Peas. W warm

13 W rolled Oats. 5 acres barley sod fallow & Peas. I went to see Burrows Cow is no better W. Cold north wind

Sunday 14 at home all day. Skinned dead cow PM. Br S's were here at supper W. Cool

15 Took a load of Sawed Basswood to Markham for {G T Bainbridge or Bambridge?} W. Plowed turnip ground W. warm

16 I rolled spring wheat & oats in N West field AM Took some Peas & Oats to M Dyke's PM fine clear. small shower PM

17 Had John Stover to help trim Orchard W helped raise up A McCreights home to put a wall under W. cold wind Clear

Ascension day 18 Went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke 24 C by Rd H Barkey. Went to AB's PM. W. fine Clear

19 Had John Stover help trim Orchard AM I helped Flavius fix his dam to wash sheep PM W finished Plowing turnip ground W. warm

20 Went to Simon Hoover's on a visit & I went to Watson Tailor for my Clothes W. very warm Uncle Daniel Burkholder died this morning with something like Inflammation on the lungs

Sunday 21 All went to JD W. warm. Clear

22 Went Uncle Daniel's Funeral Sermon's on Rev 14 C 15 Verse by Revd Jos & Henry Barkey

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