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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Feb 1875

& Consider the Propriety of building shed Am Joe drew 3 logs Pm I chored Pm. W. Cler Cold

Feb 2 I & Joe Cut logs all day W. Cloudy this morning fine & Cler at noon snow this evening

3 ground axe & Chored Am Joe threshed Peas & took grist Oats to Cedar Grove Mills Pm. Saml Doner's were here awhile Pm W. rain all Am strong west wind Pm

4 Joe drew a load Cordwood to Markham for young W Morrison. he had a bee. I Chored W. very very Strong west wind, Cold some little snow Pm

5 Joe threshed Peas I went to B S am Chored & went to Flavius Pm W. very Cold

6 Joe drew logs I chored Am. Took 10 bus Chop to Cedar Grove Mills Pm. W. very Cold Am bitter Cold. North wind Pm. Calm this evening

Sunday 7 at home all day Benj' Hoover & wife were here. W. bitter Cold last night & am rather milder Pm

8 I & Joe went to CB's this Morning to help at sawing wood didn't saw was too cold. W bitter Cold. NW. wind

10 I & Joe cut logs Am. I went to Cedar Grove Pm. Joe didn't feel well. W. Cold heavy blow from east Pm, snowing now, bed time

11 I waited on my Mother she is very poorly today Joe didnt work . has bad Cold. W. very heavy wind from west drifting snow like everything about six inches fell last night. very Cold today

12 Joe threshed Peas. I chored Am wen to Cedar Grove Mill, Pm. W. very Cold. Cler

13 Joe finished threshing Peas. I chored went to look at Pickering townline this am badly blocked up I never saw it drifted so badly with a west wind before the road is opened through Hoovers & Anthoney's fields. W. Cold Cler

Sunday 14 at home all day Br C's were here awhile CB's this evening W. Cold Cler

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Feb 1875

15 I & Nancy went to Whitevale Am Joe went to Markham on business of his Own Clend {Cleaned}Peas about 43 bus Pm. W very Cold, Cler North & south roads & Nippissing RR badly blocked

16 I & Br C went to Dykes bush AM J B's came here then I & he went to R Stockdales sale awhile Pm. Joe drew logs Saul Widemanns were here this evening, W. pretty Cold

17 Cleaned some Oats for Flavius AM I & little boys Cleaned grist & I took it to Cedar Grove Mills Pm. Joe helped CB's saw wood W. Cold heavy west wind. drifting some

18 I & some of Children went to funeral of Christian Shank son of Jacob Shank at Hebron sermon by Br C on {blank space} & A Raymer on {blank space} John Cobin'swere here. W. pretty Cold Joe drew sawlogs Am & wood logs Pm

19 Joe drew woodlogs Am Cut wood in shed Pm. I helped Br N Kill 3 Pigs Am Chored & brought Nancy & children home from Br C's Pm. W. fine mild a little soft snow Pm

20 Cut logs Am Joe went home Pm. I took grist Oats to Cedar Grove Mills Pm. W. pretty Cold

Sunday 21 at home. Jac Reesor's were here this evening W. Cler

22 I didnt do anything was sick last night Joe drew sawlogs & brought home a few rail cuts Finlaws youngsters were here this evening W Mild

23 Joe drew logs I & Nancy & little boys went awhile to Br N's Pm W soft, a little rain Pm

24 I & Nancy went to M N's. Joe helped shovel snow on Pickering townline Am drew rail cuts Pm W. very warm thawing

25 I Nancy & little boys went to AB's W. some little rain last night, a little soft snow today Joe had some bad luck today, broke Double & whiffle trees & hammer bolt, didnt get in one log

26 I Nancy & little boys went to JD's drew logs W. pretty Cold

27 I & Joe Cut logs. W. pretty Cold. Finlaws Came to stay all night

Sunday 28 Nancy & Children went to Meeting at Hebron

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