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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Sept 1874

Sunday 13 M N's & CB's were here at supper. W warm

14 I went to Uncle Joesphhus Reesor's to get a tooth extracted this morning Boiled sauce today Joe Plowed in Pea ground back of garden with Iron Plow. Can make out to a pinch W. warm

15 I went to Markham to get Cylinders, it was not done. Joe threshed Peas I helped a little Pm. W warm a few drops rain AM. fine shower Pm

16 I went to Markham & got Cylinders & Mr Hewit to fix it into the Machine. took him home again Pm Joe Plowed. W. Cler Cooler

17 I didn't do much Joe threshed Peas. W fine drissly rain nearly all day. pretty heavy Pm

18 Joe Plowed in Pea ground I Chored & plowed some in little Oat field. W. fine Cler a fine rain last night. it soaked in 3 or 4 inches

19 Both Plowed. W. fine Cler

Sunday 20 at home. Br S's were here. W. Cool Cler heavy rain last night. looks like spring again

21 Plowed Joe Helped Br C's log. W fine Cler

22 Both Plowed I finished Oat Stubble below house W. fine Cler

23 Joe went to Toronto to Exhibition I drew a load of my Clear Lumber to Markham Station Br S sold it @ $24.00 per M. W. fine Cler

24 I drew 1 load Lumber & Joe drew 2 loads I went to Cherrywood Pm. W. fine Cler

25 I & Joe drew last 2 loads lumber Am Joe Plowed & I went to Sawmill for Oat Chop Pm. W warm Cler

26 I & Nancy went to Whitevale this morning then I helped Joe finish plowing Pea ground back of garden & we began in spring wheat stubble behind barn W. fine warm Cler. I shot 3 black squirrels at CB's Corn at noon

Sunday 27 I Nancy My Mother & little boys went to AB's W. Cloudy Am rain nearly all Pm raining tonight This is my 38th Birthday

28 Joe helped T Hall thresh I chored Plowed a little Pm W rainy & drissly I took a hiefer to Br N this morning

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Sept 1874 Oct

29 Joe Plowed in spring wheat stubble I went to Belford this morning Plowed a few rounds Am. then I went to B.S. Pm. Picked a few apples Pm. W. Cler am Cloudy Pm

30 Both Plowed. W. pretty Cold. Strong N West wind

Oct 1 I Plowed. Joe took some boards to Markham to Cover our lumber pile. the buyer will not take it away until about 2 weeks. then he drew straw from Halls for Flavius Pm. W. Cloudy began to rain heavy at dark. raining yet

2 Joe went to Markham Fair I finished Plowing Spring wheat stubble behind barn & Drew a load Pea straw for Flavius am Chored Pm W. cold. heavy wind

3 Joe began Plowing in fall wheat stubble I went to Boxgrove for a land side for Patteron Plow Am it did not fit, went for another Pm it was right. Then I Plowed a little W rather cloudy, cool

Sunday 4 Nancy & girls went to Meeting at Cedar Grove I staid with My Mother JD's were here W. Cool Cler

5 Both Plowed Am. Picked apples Pm W. fine Cler. began to rain slowly. tonight

6 Joe threshed Peas & I chored Am. I & Nancy went to Markham & a few minutes to J H Ramers, is wife is sick with Biluous & Gastric fever several of the family & some of their neighbours had it . W. rain nearly all Am. a little wet Pm

7 I & Joe Helped thresh at Br C's. W. Cloudy

8 I & Joe Helped finish thresh at Br C's Am Joe Plowed Pm. & I went squirrel shooting awhile with Peter & Jesse Hoover. I shot 2 & Peter shot 1 W. Cloudy rain last night

9 I & Joe Plowed. W. Cler. rain last night

10 Both Plowed until about 1/2 past 10 when it began to rain Joe threshed Peas Pm. & I went to Flavius & to Cedar Grove Pretty heavy showers Pm

Sunday 11. I & Children went to Meeting at Hebron Nancy staid with my Mother remarks by RS Hoover Sermon on St Mat 8 C by Rev H Barkey CB was here Pm. W. Cool, Cloudy

12 Plowed am killed a heifer Pm. CB's man helped me. W. Cloudy. Cold North wind

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