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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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May 1873 24 of May Had Flavius PM to help fix some board fence C Picked stones on Meadow. W fine warm clr bush green. Turned cattle into new clover pasture PM have had Milch Cows in Orchard last week or two

Sunday 25 all went to Meeting at Hebron Suitable Texts & Sermon for the Celebration of the Lords supper by R. J. Barky & Br C Visitors after service S. Lehmans Abraham Hoovers of Picking Jesse Hoover & Esther storey & Isaac Moyer's Children, JB's & BN's wife & Finlawa & Br S's youngster were here at supper. W. very fine Clear

26 I & C overhauled 40 rods fence in 11th Con along N. West Corner field which is in Clover Pasture W. warm Clear looks a little like rain

27 I & C & JB overhauled fence from 11th Con between big field & N W Corner field down to head of dam JB is working for Br N.W. fine warm Clear

28 I brought home harrows from BS AM took 11 bus wheat grist to Cedar Grove Mills PM. started harrow turnip ground below garden C Plowed sod north of graveyard for Potatoes I hauled few stones off Clover. W. fine

29 I harrowed turnip ground AM. went to Br S's barnraising on his Markham farm PM. C drew stones off meadow W. warm AM a little rain & a very Cold blow up PM.

30 I & C finish Picking & drawing off stones off meadow AM Carried about 50 bags potatoes out of Cellar & Pulled weeds out of wheat opposite Br. C's PM. W. pretty Cool. Clear last night frost

31 Washed sheep AM. I & C helped JD Plant corn PM. W. looked this morning like a little frost last night Heard today that P{?} Tilman Moyer of Clinton is Dead

Whit Sunday June 1 I & girls & John & Flavius went to Meeting at Wideman's Remarks R'd Jos Barky sermon on St John Part of C3 & C by R'd H Barky went to Finlaws after service & to S Lehmans PM. W. fine beautiful

Whit Monday I Cut seed Potatoes AM Kept holiday PM Went to Cherrywood & a few minutes to AB's W. fine Br N & H Barkey came home from the states

June 1873

June 3 Drew dung on turnip ground I talked with BN awhile AM he has been through Pennsylvania Ohio & Michigan in Company with R H Barky. I sheared our sheep PM W. fine clr

4 drew dung. W. very Close, a little rain PM

5 C harrowed & furrowed sod north of Graveyard for Potatoes & I worked in garden AM Planted Potatoes with hoe PM. W. very warm, clr John Stover & wife were here at noon

6 Finished Planting Potatoes AM. C drew dung & I went to Burrows PM Frank is lame on hind by W. pretty warm. Close smokey

7 C Plowed in turnip ground I spread dung Plowed PM had Br C mare with Cent Frank a little better is lame in Cord inside hind leg

Sunday 8. I took My Mother to JD's this morning then I & Nancy went to Old Daniel Hoovers W. Clr

9 Both Plowed in turnip ground. D Stover took away 20 bags Potatoes this evening @ 35 cts per bag they are very Cheap & Plenty this spring. W. Clear

10 Took wool to Cliffs at Altona. went to Simon Hoovers for dinner. W. very Close & warm a little rain. PM. C finished Plowing & Harrowing turnip ground

11 I drew lumber to Mr Dykes for building a Kitchen C rolled & harrowed turnip ground & drew a few loads dung into fallow. W. fine Clr

12 had W Clod to fill dung drew on fallow with 2 teams . W. fine

13 Finished drawing dung on fallow Piled a little that was left in yard W. Clod helped. W. fine Clear

14 I & little boys fixed some fence & Pulled Pidgeon weed AM Chored & Helped stoves bag a load of Potatoes @ 35 cts Per bag PM C is not well went home this Morning. W. very Close warm began to rain slowly

Sunday 15 I & Nancy went to Meeting at the Cedar Groves remarks & Sermon on St John 5 C by Rev H Barky. JD's were here PM W very warm not much rain last night Old Jack Smi{???} is here, he Came last night

16 Chored & shot a young Hawk in his nest in CB's bush AM Finished Pulling weeds in wheat & went to Fry's for Plants PM W very close shower went round south west at noon

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