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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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3 pm , a shower stopped us a m W. fine cler PM Plowed late Potatoes pm

Aug 17 Went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by B.C sermon on by R H Barkey. Visitors Rev H Barkey JH Ramers & some of Jac Wideners & David Ramer's young folks. W. fine Cler

18 Pulled Peas with horse Rake work well am helpd B.C cut spring wheat Pm W. Cler.

19 Pulled Peas am C & Flavius helped B C cut Oats Pm. I & Nancy went to Cherrywood & to AB awhile Pm W. fine clear

20 Finished Pulling Peas till 4 Oc Flavius helped PM then set home Pm W. fine clear

Power W. fine clear

21 Flavious helped Anderson thresh, I & C drew in 10 loads Pm. W. warm

22 I & C drew in 10 loads Peas. W. very Close warm

23 Threshed 299 boxes fall wheat. W. shower last night Cooler today

Sunday 24 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Coler's AM went to J B's Pm his wife is sick W. fine cler

25 I & Nancy took yarn to S Lehmans C mowed fine Corners W. fine rain lat night Cler today

26 Cleaned up barn floor & turned Peas am finished drawing in Peas 2 loads & a load fence corner hay PM W. fine cool cler

27 I & C drew in spring wheat 2 loads Nancy helped unload Pm. W. fine

28 I & C & Flavius drew in Oats 10 loads W. fine warm Clear.

29 I begin raking spring wheat stubble Finlaw came am C began harrowing fallow am. helped JD Pm I & Flavius cut nearly all oats below orchard W. very warm close

30 Finished raking spring wheat stubble C harrowed then we cut last Oats till noon bound them Pm W. warm Close

Sunday 31 We & my mother went to AB's W

Sept 1 I & C ridged up fine rain last night Shocked Oats after supper W very windy

2 I sowed 4 acres wheat for Br N am helped on my place C plowed W fine clear

3 I & C finished Plowing till 4 Pm brought in very big load spring wheat raking W. Cloudy drizzle tonight PM

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