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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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June 1872 July

26 W harrowed in new fallow. AM. he plowed on roads PM. I chored. My. Mother still keeps pretty strong Uncle Joseph's widow & young Christian, Little Chris Hoover's & Jacob Widemans were here today. W. pretty warm

27 W worked on road with team I Chored Dave finished harrowing new fallow W. warm clear we are still up every night with My Mother

28 W finished road work with team AM went to Party at Cherrywood PM. I Chored My Mother rather poorly. W. very warm. nice shower PM John Stover's were here PM

29 I. W. & Dave worked Scarboro road work with team. W. very very warm

30 Sunday. at home all day. Mother very poorly W. hot close

July 1 W. began Mowing little meadow in Scarboro. I waited on my Mother she is a little stronger PM W. very warm I & little boys brought home new 3 spring waggon from Cherrywood @ $100 PM they allow me $10 for our old double buggy

2 I chored W finished Mowing in Scarboro I & Dave raked & Cocked some PM

3 I took Broken horse rake to get fixed AM W mowed in Orchard raked & cocked the last of the hay in Scarboro PM. W very warm. shower & thunder went round west & south tonight

4 I got Cent shod at Bambridges AM. W mowed in Orchard finished till supper. then we scuffled potatoes after supper. W. Slight Shower about noon our turnips are Coming very slow, scarcely any to be seen Thos Wilson of Markham Village died yesterday from the effects of a fall off a building the day before

5 Drew in 3 loads hay out of Scarboro AM raked & Cocked part of Orchard PM. W. pretty warm

6 Fixed up Horse fork & raked rest of Orchard AM Drew it in 3 loads PM. W. rather Cooler S Lehmans were here at supper

Sunday 7 at home all day JD Brs S's & N's & Old Uncle Saml's & Flavius' were here today W. rather cooler

July 1872

8 W mowed fence Corners I & Br C Took reaper to pieces AM. Then I took Pitman & Boxes & knives to Mongolia to get repaired PM. Went to JB's for supper. W. pretty warm

9 Raked & Drew in a small load of fence corner hay Simon Ramers were here PM Martin Neighswander's wife & Tilman Wideman's wife were here today & Finlaws awhile AM. W pretty warm

10 W began to crossplow fallow I went to Belford AM didn't do very much PM began to rain very heavy about 1 OC had a Splendid heavy rain soaked firstrate doing a great deal of good

11 I took reaper springs & some small jobs to Cherrywood AM turned some fence Corner hay & Chored PM. W. pretty warm slight Shower PM

12 brought home hay rake & reaper springs. & went to Cedar Grove AM Cleaned out drain through north end of pasture field at Pickering town line & Drew in last of fence Corner hay PM W. very warm. to warm to plow PM Great Accident yesterday PM on Nippissing at Boyer's bridge. Double Engine & 18 Cars off the track nobody hurt

13 I mowed in pasture field W plowed in fallow I & little boys went to Cedar Grove after supper. W fine. rather Cool

Sunday 14 We all & My Mother went to Br. S's in new Buggy Nancy & little girls then went to Meeting at Cedar Grove. My Mother is stronger but very restless at night we have to sit up with her every night. W pretty warm Clear

15 I went to BSS. this morning & Chored Dave raked hay in Pasture & W plowed AM. Drew in about 4 loads PM W. very very warm, sultry

16 I Mowed in west end of big field W. very warm had a slight shower after supper

17 I finished Mowing. W finished Plowing old fallow AM. raked & Cocked what I mowed yesterday W. very warm

18 Drew in hay west end of big field 8 loads W. Cooler I went for Dr for M Dyke tonight got back at midnight W. pretty cold driving

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