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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Oct 1872 Nov


Chored J got some Powder at Barrows for Frank Pm he didn't seem to be very well after hus drive yesterday W very steady rain all night and all day. raining yet about 11 oc


at home BrN were here PM. J went to Burrows this evening Franks legs were swelled some Jimmy Junie came with me + I gave him a Ball. W. rained nearly all day looks like Clearing up now. very wet + sloppy


Chored this Morning began to Pull turnip about 10 Oclock JB came to help. W. fine clear. Frank some better


JB plowed in sod behind barn along bush awhile this morning + J helped BrC kill 2 pigs Then we all pulled Turnips.W. fine warm clear Frank some butter


PB went to Ws Plowing Bee{?} on Gannahil Horning town farm J v Dave Puller turnips after the front were off . W. fine warm clear


I started a little 2 Oc this morning to go to Toronto with Br. N he had gone when I got there. Then I walked to Agincourt{?} Station on the Nipissing. got well ser enaded by a Lynse on the Markham road about 5 Oc. AM. went to Toronto for Tomr German school Books that came to me by Express from Elkart and{?} rode home with Br N. W. very fine clear white frost last {Written on line below} night.

Nov 1

Pulled turnips awhile AM Chored Pm W. a little rain AM. cloudy PM. Cut a tree in Perkins{?} bush that we though had Coones{?} in it but we found none


JB{?} + Dave drew 4 loads turnips AM. (they also drew 4 loads on Thursday AM) I chored + went to Belford we all Pulled Pm. finished about 3.30 Oc Pm then JB + Dave went home + I went to Cedar Grove W {Written in line below} fine clear

3 Sunday.

I + Nancy went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by B C Sermon on {Blank space} by R + A Barker J D were here when we Came home + Abahim{?} Dower Came Pm. W, fine a few drops of rain Pm


Drew in 10 loads turnips W, very fine clear


Drew in 17 loads turnips with 2 teams. Frank is better again. W. East wind. began to rain at dark from east


Drew in 10 loads turnips which finished them W. Cloudy {Written on line below} mild


Drew two loads Potatoes out of field into little Orchard + Pitted them. Chored Pm. W. clear AM rained nearly all Pm Nancy + Adeline went to quilting at M Neighhowards{?}

Nov 1872

Nov 8

Took 6 ewes to Br Ns + bought Gallowing Bull from Br S. I intend to fatten him on sheves{?}. AM I + Dave took last potatoes 15 bags into cellas + drew 3 loads wood Pm W. rather cold. a slight squall PM. Heard{?} thus Josiah Parsons shanty south of Br N. was burned this PM. + his 3 children burned to death: shocking.


Dave Plowed in root ground. I chored + went to Cheryy wood AM. Took Some chop to Br S's Chopping mill in his sawmill. + helped M Dyke clean a lot of Peas brought home chop this evening. W. fine clear. sharp frost last night.

Sunday 10

all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Rev H Baskey sermon on St Jon 10 C by Br C.J + Nancy went to Br Cs awhile Pm. W. fine clear


I went to see JB to come + help me to draw barley to Whitby. AM. Helped M Dylan to put in some 4 in tiles south of Graveyard PM W. Cloudy mild


I + JB took 2 loads of 8 bags 19lbs barley to Whitby @ 65 cts. W> drizzly rain a few hours this morning Cleared ip PM. road very heavy + slippery Mr Dyke + Dave dry didtch ditch along west side of lane + on Townline past old line mile{?} to let water rain east from lane


JB took 50 bus{?} 30lbs barley to Whitby @ 65 cts J+R Gourdy dug a grave at Debron for Michael Burkholdens child AM. Went to Janes at PM Dave Plowed in root ground. W. fine clear AM. strong East wind PM. began to rain about 8 Tonight


J + Dave Drew some lumber to new barn at M Dykes J + Br C have Theshed{?} land I give him my scrloro{?} fifty acres + the corner field that I bought off CB of $500.00 for Lot No 4 containing 70 acres. {Squiggly line} I took grist 10 lbs wheat to Cedar Grove Mill this evening


J + Dave moved some stones out of Cellar at Dykes barn + I went to get in a few logs at Sawmill AM J cut some Cedar logs in Flavius swamp to lay stable floors at Dyks + helped Dave finish putting dung on potatoe pits PM. W. hard frost last night ground forze hard


I went to Markham Dave + W drew Horse dung on heap in field below garden J + W brought load of Planks to Dyke This evening W. Cold clear

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