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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Aug 1874 Sept

21 Joe threshed a few peas Pm I shot a large ground hog after supper

22 I & little boys took 3 bags Peas to Br. S to get chopped Am Pulled Peas below Orchard Pm which finishes our harvest W. fine Cler. JB was here a little while this morning

Sunday 23 at home all day. W. fine Cler

24 Finished drawing in Peas back of garden 8 loads drew in 2 loads 55 {illegible} Oats out of field below garden till supper set Machine after supper ready for threshing tommorrow. W. fine Cler

25 threshed, all went well with the exception of I & Br S getting lame backs. Put through 180 boxes fall wheat till about 2 Pm & 65 boxes Oats finished shortly after 3 Pm drew in 3 loads Peas till night. W. fine. Cler beautiful

26 Joe helped Sanderson thresh I Flavius & JB drew in last 3 loads Peas. then drew 8 loads Oats out of field near Hoovers I helped to unload my back is very lame P Lehman's were here Pm W. fine Cler

27 Drew 9 loads Oats out of field near Hoovers W. fine Cler

28 Drew in 1 load Oats out of field near Hoover's & 3 loads below garden & 3 loads from field north of Br C's & 1 load spring wheat north of graveyard & 1 load spring wheat out of field back of barn W. fine Cler

29 Joe & Favius helped Br S's thresh am finished drawing in spring wheat Pm W. Cler my Mother was very Poorly today Br C administered sacrement today there was nobody present except our family. She is rather better this evening W. warm cler

30 Sunday at home all day. Joseph Shirks were here a while this am. W. warm day Cler

31 Joe Drew stones off fallow & began to Plow I didn't do much have lame back wen to B S Pm W. Cler

Sept 1 Joe & Flavius Plowed. I chored . W. warm Cler

2 I & Joe Plowed. W. fine Cler

3 I & Joe Plowed. W. drizzly about an hour this morning & a pretty nice shower after dinner. didn't amount to much

4 Cleaned seed wheat & finished Plowing till noon. Joe sowed the field Pm & I harrowed. W. fine Cool

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Sept 1874

Sept 5 I & Joe finished harrowing wheat Joe helped Br N thresh W. fine little shower Am. another Pm

Sunday 6 I & Children staid at home with My Mother Nancy went to Meeting at Widemans with Ab"s JD's wife & some of the Children & Fanny Cobr were here W. fine Cler

7 Chored & Cleaned 12 1/2 bus seed wheat for John Milroy am Took grist Oats to Br. S's Pm Nancy & my Mother went along to Br N's Joe split sawed wood Pm I helped awhile he furrowed wheat am W. warm

8 Joe split wood I helped awhile. Cleaned 20 bus wheat for John Sevell. I let them have the seed at the price that I get when I sell the remainder W. very Close sultry I raked spring wheat stubble this morning. Finlaws were here at supper Helped Br N fix up Hat rack in Hebron Chapel awhil Pm

9 Hewed limbs & helped Joe finish splitting wood AM drew in spring wheat rakings Pm I went to Cherrywood after supper & Joe Cleaned turnouts in wheat. W. very very sultry & dry

10 Thanksgiving day I & Children went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C Sermon on 5the Book Moses 8th Chap by Rev H Barkey Henry Stovers wife was here after Service. W. very very warm. sultry

11 I Nancy & little boys went to Markham took Machine Cylinder to Hewet to get Boxes filled got boots measured for boys Am, I tried plow a little in Pea ground back of garden found it very hard in places drew some old rails for wood Joe began plowing opposite Br C's goes very well W. very very hot. Close & day dry

12 I Plowed in Oat field below garden AM goes well enough I & little boys made 37 1/2 gals Cider at P Lapp Pm. Joe finished Plowing opposite Br C's W. warm

Sunday 13 Nancy & girls went to Meeting at Hebron Sacrement today I & boys staid with my Mother Aug Stover's wife & Uncle Joes widow ere here Pm

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