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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Mar 1873

29 Went to W Morrisons AM to try to hire his son Charles. offered him $18.00 per month but he wants $19.00. Could make no bargain Chored PM W. rain nearly all day. snow getting soft

Sunday 30 Went to meeting at Hebron remarks by Re H Barkey sermon on st John 4 v C by Br C. J D was here at Dinner. Jane Duncan Came PM to stay all night. W. Cold & stormy North wind last night & this morning. Calm today. thawing again

31 I & W M Chored some Oats that he is buying off me AM. then we went to a sale at Cole's on Reynold's farm PM. I bought Hay Knife at 40 cts W. soft snow AM. very fine Clear PM

April 1 Chored. Br' inlaw John Hoover was here. W. fair blowed up from East this evening with a little snow

2 Hired Charles Morrison @ $150.00 for 8 months & he does his Own washing Went to John Storer's sale PM. W. mild, pretty strong west wind sleighing about gone

3 tapped about 50 trees sap runs well. W. fine Clear

4 Tapped about 20 trees sap didn't run very well was about sick PM better again this evening. W. East wind PM

5 Chored gathered some sap PM. W. pretty heavy thunder & sleet this morning. showery & some thunder nearly all day

Sunday 6 at home all day Br C & his family were here PM. W. drissly rain nearly all day snow going

7 C Morrison Commenced work this morning he boiled sap AM & I went to Br S's to help kill a pig didn't kill it. I boiled PM & C chopped wood W. very foggy & dull. Close. water pretty high

8 Chored AM I & Nancy went to Belford PM W. rain about all last night & all day. spring Coming

9 Cleaned Oats. swept up barn & cleaned out stable W. rained all day. very dull weather

10 I boiled a little molasses out of some sap that was left on Monday C shovelled out the lane & got Nell & Frank shod & Chopped some in old bush. W. Clear nearly all day west wind

11 Good Friday I & Nancy went to Flavius W.

12 I went to M Dykes & to {S?} M AM I & C sawed some logs at wood shed PM. W. very fine, Clearest day this good while

April 1873

Saw a Proclamation at sawmill today to the effect that Parties wishing to Catch suckers or Mullets must get a Licence to do so or get fined I suppose

Easter Sunday 13, Br S's & C Bs were here & Br Ns PM. W. fair. beautiful Clear

Easter Monday 14 I took my mother to JD's AM round home PM Br C's were here awhile. W. fair

15 I boiled sap. W. strong East wind

16 I took Jess & Cent to Bambridges to be shod Adeline & Susanna went with me & then we went to J H Ramer's to get Caroline to work for us she was not ready. W. very strong East wind began raining heavy about dark this evening. roads good

17 Cleaned seed spring wheat & Grist of wheat & Chop. W. soft snow from East all day Gathered some sap & rain water after sapper

18 I went to S M & helped J Davie draw in our logs AM I & C took back lumber PM. W some drissly AM Clear PM

19 I & C drew 1 load lumber & he took Chop to Cedar Grove Mill AM drew 1 load Planks to Dykes & 1 load home PM. I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove & brought Chop home this evening. W. Clear Cold wind PM

Sunday 20 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by Br C sermon on st Luke 7 C by Re H Barkey JD's were here PM. W. Cool. Clear

21 I boiled sap busy all day. C drew rails from M Dyke along 11 conc to Fix fence along north W. corner field w. Clear cool wind some squalls of snow this evening

22 I went to Belford this morning C boiled sap till I Came he began plowing sod in field behind Old barn PM I wen to SM & Cedar Grove mill this evening W. Clear Cold wind hard frost last night

23 Helped Br S kill big pig & brought home Grist AM Plowed a little PM J H Ramer's were her PM Caroline Ramer Commenced to work for us today W. Clear

24 both Plowed. W. Clear AM Cloudy PM. cool

25 both Plowed. W. fair Cool wind hard frost last night

26 C Plowed I went with Carpenters to M Dykes awhile AM to start them to finish horse stable then I boiled sap. brought home load of lumber this evening W. Cool Clear Willie & Isa were here tonight

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