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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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March 1874

Easter Monday 6 at home AM I & Nancy went to Markham Pm Brought Br C home from station as he came from Waterloo {illegible} roads wet with snow & mud about 5 in snow fell at night, going fast again. air much warmer

7 Both Piled lumber. W. mild. Cloudy Pm

8 Both Piled lumber. W. mild. Cloudy Pm

9 Both Piled lumber. W. fine Mild

10 Both Piled lumber. W. fine Mild, frost every night

11 Both Piled lumber got last logs in this evening W. Cold blustery wind a little snow last night some squalls through the day

Sunday 12 at home. AB's were here at noon Br S's awhile Pm & Br N's at supper W. fine Cler pretty cold wind

13 Both Piled lumber. W. fine. Cler looks like storm tonight

14 Piled Some lumber AM Joe & John brought home a load PM. I Chored & went to Belford. M N's were here awhile Pm . W. fine showers AM a little Pm, last night was about the first without frost that we have had the last few weeks

15 Finished Piling lumber & Covering Piles. we got 260 logs Cut. They Produced nearly 53,000 feet of lumber. W. fine, rather Cold wind Pm

16 I & Joe sawed shingle timber in Dyke's bush AM I & My Mother went to JD's Pm. took some butter to send to Toronto with him tommorrow, helped Joe to saw some wood in old bush when I came home. W. fine, mild Cler, frost last night

17 I & little boys drew a load of sawdust for bedding (Straw is very scarce this spring) AM. Cleaned grist & Chored PM. Joe split wood in Old bush AM W. Cloudy AM. snowed soft & slowly Pm

18 I & little boys drew load sawdust am Joe split wood. Sawed Pm. W. fine Cler

Sunday 19 I took Adeline & Susanna Part way to Meeting at Cedar Grove. JD's were here at supper Br N's Came this evening to stay with My Mother. She does not rest very well W. fine Cler. looks like rain tonight

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April 1874

20 Cleaned Seed Oats Spring wheat & Peas W. rainy all day Brought Henry Stover's daughter Christina to begin work

21 Sawed wood in Old bush. I went to W Clods this evening to buy some suckers he has caught 1200 in the Big Rouge since Thursday but he had none on hand this evening. W. Cold north wind. Calm tonight

22 I & little boys Cleaned Clover & Timothy seed I went this evening to see if Clod had suckers, he had none Joe took a bag of Peas to Cedar Grove Mills this morning to get Chopped & brought it home this evening, split wood today. W. fine Cler

23 I & Nancy & Herman & Benjamin wen to M N's & Simon Hoover's on a visit. W. fine Cler. pretty cold

24 I & little Flavius Went to Cedar Grove Mills am Finlaws & J H Ramer's were here Pm I bought 100 suckers at W Clod's this evening @$2.00 W. fine Cler. pretty cold air roads pretty good

25 I cleaned & salted fish & Joe took grist Chop & wheat to Cedar Grove Mills this morning then we sawed some drags & split few rails in old bush Joe cut wood in woodshed & I chored Pm W. stiff East wind began to snow from east about 3 Pm. snowy yet bedtime

Sunday 26 I & little boys & girls went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Rev D Hoover sermon on St Mat 18 Chap by Rev H Barkey. JD's were here after service W. snow all went away. Mild Cler

27 Cut wood in Old bush AB got 15 bus seed spring wheat Pm. W. Cold frose hard last night

28 Joe drew off stones & stump of field opposite Br C's I wen to see James to dig drain AM went to see Mason Pierce with Br. C Pm W. fine Cler. frose last night

29 Chored, burned stump & helped Jarvis Cross townline near Br C's house with tile drain Pm. W. fine Cler hard frost last night

30 Pulled down old garden fence front of house & began to put in new Posts. I & Joe helped Br C's load of Potatoes after supper. W. fine Cler. frost last night

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