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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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August 1871

August 21 W harrowed Old fallow & Dave the new I chored we all turned Peas after supper W. Cloudy AM Clear PM

22 Had CB & his team & M Barkey his man to draw in Peas & Oats drew in 4 loads Peas found they were too wet. then they went home & we drew in 7 loads Oats. W. Clear

23 Had CB's again. finished drawing in Peas & Oats till supper. I & W drew in timothy seed after supper which finishes Our harvest W. warm Close. looks like rain

24 I & W helped Br C thresh (he had Baldry's Machine I bought his share in our old Machine last winter when he was sick) Dave drew stones off fallows W. fine

25 I & Nancy Got up at about 2 Oclock & went to Simon Hoover's & they went with us to Glen {Sherrand?} in Uxbridge to Pick Blackberries then we roamed up & down the hills & Glades in the beautiful wilderness until about 3 PM when we started home after Picking about 4 Pails of berries. W. beautiful. Clear W. began to ridge up in new fallows

26 I & W drew 2 loads of Duncan's hay rained a little PM. had to leave 1 load. raining now bed time

Sunday 27 at home all day Br S's were here W. fine Soaking rain last night & awhile AM

28 I & W ridged up in new fallows W. fine Clear

29 W finished ridging new fallow till about 10 am then it rained heavy shower boys threshed Peas with horse & helped me kill Pig. PM. Drew big stones off fallow tonight

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