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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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June 1874

9 I chored & harrowed turnip ground Joe Drew dung I took girl home after supper she is not well. W. Cler

10 Little John Rolled turnip ground Joe Rolled Oat field near Hoovers & part of spring wheat with CB's roller I & boys Cut seed Potatoes Pm. W. Cler Mother inlaw & Peter were here awhile Pm

11 I finished rolling spring wheat this morning took CB's roller home then sorted & Cut some Potatoes Joe Drew dung. W. Cool . a little rain

12 I went to Markham Am Br's C & S went with me to station they are going to Clinton I brought 650 2 in tiles after supper W. Cool

13 Brought 350 2 in tiles AM Sowed some land salt on part of spring wheat & took 10 bus Peas to Br S's to get Chopped after supper. W. Cler Cool Joe finished drawing dung & harrowed potatoe ground My Mother is at Br N's now they brought her here this Pm to visit us. she is quite smart she says she feels like another being. rest pretty well

Sunday 14 at home all day Simon Hoover's were here Pm. W. fine warm, Cler

15 Both began Plowing fallow. W. fine Cler

16 Chored. W. rain untill about 3 Pm then Joe brought home Pea Chop & I went to Belford

17 Both Plowed. I went to Cedar Grove after supper W. rain until about 9 am. fine growing

18 Both plowed. W. fine. Cler

19 I & Saml Ramer went fishing to F man's bay with Troll hooks. bad day for Trolling, got none. Fished with worm bait got about 2 dozen fine fish then went to Duffins Creek. Caught 1, then went to Rouge. Caught 11 there then Came home about sunset well satisfied with our days sport W. fine Cler

20 Planted Potatoes. we are planting them late trying to evade the Colorado Beetle they are very numerous this year. W. fine Cler

Sunday 21 Went to Meeting at Hebron Nancy staid with My Mother, she came home again this morning

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remarks by Br C sermon on Romans 12 C by Rev Jos Barkey. Visitors. David Ramer's Finlaws youngsters Ben Hoovers & Emeline Ramer. & Robt Wallace a while Pm he is working in York Township this summer. W. warm Cler

22 Finished Planting Potatoes & I went to JD's raising PM Joe began making turnip drills PM. W. very warm Hoovers had Came awhile this morning with D Kinder & Gotschall & wife from the States I went to J Burrows with Mare Jess

23 I sowed some turnip this morning Picked Potatoe bugs & scuffled Corn & Early Potatoes Joe plowed in fallow. W. very warm, sultry

24 I finished fallow except endlands Joe finished making turnip drills I took grist Oats to Br S's after supper. W. fine Cool

25 I finished sowing turnips Joe plowed headlands in fallow then hoed Corn I helped him awhile Pm W. fine Cool. a nice shower Pm

26 Chored & Cleaned load spring wheat AM I took it to Cedar Grove Mills @ $1.18 Pm Joe went to Party at Cherrywood Pm. W. Drissly all AM & some Pm

27 I went to Markham & then to Unionville to Township Clerk to Register Baby's name & Birth Call her. Esther. I & Joe drug some drags from near dam to saw for wood Pm. W. warm Cler went to JD's with my Mother after supper

Sunday 28 at home all day. AB's were here this evening & Br S's & JD's youngsters Pm I took frank to Burrows this evening to get a Ball put into him, he is lame. W. very warm

29 hoed feed Corn Am. Joe went to another Thing! at Cherrywood Pm. I took some parts of reaper to Mongolia to get repaired. got supper at D Lehman's. W. pretty warm

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