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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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June 1875

Sunday 20 I & Nancy & little boys went to Meeting at Hebron Remarks by Rd H Barkey sermon on St John 15 C by Rd Jos Barkey Visitors after service M N's Simon Hoover's & S Lehman's Old Saml Nighswander's & J H Rane's were here at supper. W. fine Clr

21 Drew 2 loads Chip dung then Joe began making turnip drills & I bought turnip seed at Belford A M began plowing in fallow P M. W. Clr Warmer

22 I & Nancy went to Markham to Dr Black she is not well. A M Joe finished drills shortly after dinner then he plowed in fallow & I sowed all the turnips W. slight shower at noon. warm

23 Both Plowed in fallow. W. very warm. I took Butter to J D's this evening. he is taking it to Toronto for us

24 Both Plowed untill about ½ past 3 when a thunder shower came up rained untill about 6.00 then I went to J D's for Baskets he sold butter at 17 {cts}

25 Both Plowed. W. pretty warm. ground well soaked

26 Both Plowed A M. hoed Corn till about 3 P M when it began to rain. rained again after supper

Sunday 27 went to meeting at Widemans there were 9 Converts baptized Vis Jacob Gayman & wife Martin Barkey & wife

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June 1875 July

{27th continued} Benjamin Brillenger & wife Simon Hoover & wife & a young German. Philip Baer by name. we went to S Lehman's after service. W. very very sultry & warm

28 Both Plowed till supper then hoed Corn W. Cool

29 Both Plowed. W. Cool. some drissly & foggy P M

30 Both Plowed. Finished fallow. W. Pretty warm Cler

July 1 I & Nancy & little boys went to M N's took wool to Cliff factory. little boys had a fine time fishing W. fine

2 Joe speared thistles I took grist wheat 8 bus to P Hoover's & broght {sic} 130 tiles for Br C (I had got some from him) A M Scuffled Corn P M. W fine warm Clr

3 I brought home grist & scuffled Corn A M Finished scuffling Corn & took 6 bags Oats to get Chopped to Br S's after supper Joe harrowed fallow W. fine Cler pretty Cool

Sunday 4 at home. Br S's Br N's & C Bs were here. W. warm

5 I & Joe harrowed fallow second time A M Chored & fixed some fence P M. W. Close & a little rain A M. Soaking rain P M

6 Joe mowed round house & wheat field fence Corners & went to Flavius' raising after supper I & Nancy went to J D's P M W. heavy rain A M & P M

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