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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Sept 1872

7 Both plowed. Cleaned some Reed wheat this evening W very warm

8 at home all day PD were here W. very warm

9 sowed Peaground except headlamds W. drizzly rains till about 10 am Then Clearded up

10 finished sowing harrowing & furrowing out wheat AM. Then I brought 1/2 ton of bran from Green River Mills @ $12.50 per ton PM & W had after noon to himself & got Mare shod this evening W. a little drissel of rain this morning very {illegible} Pm

11 J & W Drew Duncan's hay W. very warm. foggy this morning

12 Thanksgiving day. All & My Mother went to Meeting at Hebron nemarts by B C sermon on 5 book Moses 8 C by R'd H Barky. AB's were here after service Br C's at supper. W. heavy shower about 10 Oc some more PM. & heavy This evening

13 I Took 50 bus 43 lbs 2 loads Treadwell wheat to Cedar Grove Mill @ $1.37 W went to M Dykes Plowing Bee W. some rain This Morning. blowing Cold north wind today

14 I little boys & Dave Made 37 1/2 gals Cider at P Lapp am W began to fall plow in barley stubble in turnip field I boiled sauce & Dave helped to Plow Pm. W. fair Clear

Sunday 15 We all & My Mother went to meeting & sacrament at Hebron Remarks by R Jae Wideman appropriate sermon by B C Br inlaw Saml Hoover's & Abraham Hoovers of Pickering were here after service Finlaw's boys at Supper W. fair Cler

16 I took P{illegible} belonging to gearing to village Am Old Hewitt thought I would better bring the whole gearing so I took it Pm. W. fine Cler

17 I & Nancy went to Whitevale factory for Cloth Am Br inlaw John Hoover was here when we got home on a shooting tour. I went with him awhile after dinner. I shot 2 black squirrels he had shot 2 before dinner boys W finished Plowing stubble East of dam this morning then him & Dave drew soft wood out of Flats on Scarboro side of the house & chips Pm. W. fine Cler beautiful

18 I & Dave drew 3 loads Chips Am & Drew home 3 Iron wood Poles for arms for horse power. Dave harrowed East of dam & I & Br N put in the Arms. W. Cloudy fine shower tonight

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19 I went to B.S.S & took Janet as far as Bradshaws Corner she has Cold. AM Chored & went to Cedar Grove PM W plowed below garden yesterday & today Dave helped PM. W. squalls of rain . & blustery

20 Dave finished below garden then helped W plow in little field that I bought of CB this spring they got all done except headlands. I went to Belford for shear & Chored AM. JB was here for some Cut sheaves. I rode with him to Cedar Grove & killed lamb Pm. W. Cool, Cler

21 Boys plowed below lane. I pulled off boards on line fence between little field I bought off CB & our field & Chored Am. finished board fence along Markham bush through swale Pm. W. fine Cler

22 Sunday. We all & My Mother went to Br S's W. fine Cler

23 Brought Hewitt & the Gearing AM he put them in & fitted them all right then I took him home PM W plowed. W. pretty warm thunder went round north this evening

24 I & Nancy & Mother went to Abraham Hoover's on 8th Con Pickering then I & he went to R'd H Barkeys sale I bought nice little Eel spear @ 21 cts W. fine beautiful Cler

25 I Chored AM Took 9 bus Peas to Walkey Pm boys finished plowing below lane. AM Helped Br N thresh with team PM. W. Clear windy

26 We all went to Finlaws to quilting & Put old roof on driving shed all in one piece. W. fine Cler. Cold East wind Coming home boys helped Br N thresh am & Br S. Pm

27 I asked hands & fixed things ready to thresh tomorrow boys helped Br C to thresh. W. fine Cler rather Cold I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove this evening

28 Threshed right along all day my Old Machine ran like a top. run out 310 bus barley & 123 bus Oats. W. fine Cler

Sunday 29 I Nancy & My Mother went to CB's W. rather showry high wind

30 I went to Cedar Grove AM & then shot a fine Squirrel went to Jos Badgerow's sale & Picked some Cider Apples Pm W. fine Cler, a little windy

Oct 1 I & Dave made a barrel Cider & W plowed W helped CB plow & Dave began in field back of garden

Oct 1 I & Dave made a barrel of Cider & W plowed AM I Boiled Sauce & Dave Plowed Pm W went home his little Brother Alick is very sick. he died this evening. W. cler

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