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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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== Feb 1873 == Mar

26 I & Nancy went to J H Ramers Called at D & M C Nancy has Cold. Got wolf teeth taken out of young mare Nells mouth at Bambridges W. fine Clear

27 Shovelled some to get out through field AM went to George Tran's sale with Br S & his boys PM W. very heavy snowstorm from East last night & awhile this morning roads drifted pretty bad but the storm did not Continue long enough to fill them up altogether

28 went to W Morrison's AM took grist Chop to Cedar Grove Mills PM. W. fine mild clear

March 1 I & M Barkey shoveled snow at Hebron AM. I went to Markham PM W. mild

Sunday 2 all went to Meeting Remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke 19 C by Re H Barkey M N {J...?} were here PM. W. fine mild.

3 Chored I asked some hands to thresh on Wednesday Finlaws were here. W. very strong north wind getting very Cold

4 made ready to thresh went to J D at noon to get him to come & help to set Machine. I went to Cedar Grove this evening W. very Cold strong air from north

5 threshed. Put on new belt. great bother. stretched continually. had to take it off and put on the old one old machine went well then threshed 96 boxes soules wheat & 130 bus Oats got done before sunset Simon Hoover's Came this PM. W. sharp getting milder

6 Chored. got stiff leg. Br Cs old mare kicked me yesterday went to Whitevale PM W. fair mild

7 I Nancy & my Mother went to D Burkholder's W very fine clear

8 Took home Br N's long sleigh AM. I went to Cedar Grove to hear D Brenneman & Wismer Preach PM. W. very Blustery & windy

Sunday 9 We & my Mother went to CB's W. mild

10 I Nancy & Br C went to Whitevale to get Deeds made for the Land that we exchanged in the fall. AM I cut wood & went to Cedar Grove PM. W. fine clear

11 I & J B Cleaned wheat AM I took 45 bus 41 lbs Soules wheat to Cedar Grove Mills PM @ $1.35 per bus W soft Snow about 5 in last night & this morning nearly all thawed today fine clear PM Isaac Moyer's moved today

March 1873

March 12 I & Nancy & little girls went to meeting at Hebron to hear Wismer Brenneman & {G...?} Preach. Christian Burkholder & wife were here PM. W. mild

13 I & J B drew home 8 logs from Dyks bush AM & 9 logs from old bush PM. W. very fine mild Clear

14 I & J B drew home 4 logs from old bush AM I went to Cedar Grove & J went with mee as far as Br Ns PM then we filled 20 bags with barley this evening we intend to take it to Markham station in the morning. W very fine

15 didn't do much J B went home this morning. W thawing & raining nearly all day. very warm & clear

Sunday 16 at home all day. awhile at Br C, W. very high wind last night & all day. water pretty high

17 Chored AM I & Nancy went to Markham & a little while to J A Ramer's PM. W. fine mild Clear sleighing

18 Went to S Lehmans. W. East wind some snow Coming going home

19 Helped M Dyke Clean Peas Measured up 81 bus W. fine Clear W Morrison {Junr} was Married today to Isabella Duncan

20 I & M Dykes went to Br S's this morning to sign Lease I went to Cedar Grove. Chored PM. Commenced to make a Fish net for Br S. W. soft snow, heavy this evening

21 Chored. W. mild. a little stormy. snow about 9 inches deep

22 I went to Markham with sleigh. snow soft

Sunday 23 all went to Meeting at Cedar Grove Little John was not very well so I took him & Flavius to Br S's & went to meeting again. all went to Br S's after service remarks by Br C sermon on {blank space} by Re H Barkey. W. fine West wind PM

24 went to W Morrison's this morning Chored today J B was here awhile PM Br C this evening W. fair Clear

25 Chored. W M & his wife Isa. & Jae Wideman's were here PM. W. some wind & snow from East. mild

26 Chored worked a good while at fish net W. snow nearly all day from East wind turned to north tonight

27 Chored & shovelled snow. helped hold a {top?} hog for C B & then one of our own PM. W very strong north wind last night. Scarboro town line blocked full some places mild Calm today

28 I & Nancy went to Finlaws & Called at J H Ramers W. mild. Sideroads full of snow beginning to thaw PM

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