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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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July 1875

July 7 Joe Mowed round little Orchard & swale and sp{illegible} some thistles I chored & Piled some lumber & wen to J S after supper. W. warm & Close very growing weather

8 I turned hay AM raked & Cocked Pm Joe hoed feed Corn Nancy went to Toronto with Br C sold Butter @ 20 cts Eggs @18 cts She saw about 600 Russian Mennonites they are arriving about every week on their way to Manitoba

9 I went to Cherrywood & Chored Joe hoed feed Corn. W. fine

10 I Mowed with Machine in meadow. Cut the Knoll & a few acres west of Creek Joe Mowed fence Corners & finished hoeing feed Corn. W. pretty warm

Sunday 11 I Nancy & little boys went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by R'd S Hoover sermon on {blank space} by R'd Joe Wideman we went to Ab's Pm. W. fine

12 Raked & Cocked the hay that I Cut. W. fine Joe scuffled Potatoes Am & after supper

13 I finished Mowing Meadow Joe Cut fence Corners & swail till supper then he went to Markham to show. W. fine warm

14 Joe mowed swail & I chored Am Raked & Cocked loast of

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July 1875

Meadow except swail Pm. W. fine Cler

15 Drew in 9 loads hay. W. fine warm. Cler

16 Drew in 3 loads hay which finishes big meadow except swail. Am hoed few turnips Pm W. Close Am a few short showers Pm

17 hoed turnips & Raked & Cocked swail hay in Meadow Joe & John shovel Plowed hil Corn after supper W. Cler

Sunday 18 Nancy & Children went to Meeting at Hebron I staid with My Mother. W. fine rain last night & this morning

19 all hoed turnips. W. fine Cler

20 all hoed turnips J Mainland helped. W. warm Cler

21 Finished hoeing turnips J Mainland helped. W. Cooler

22 I & Joe finished morning swail in Meadow AM Joe began crossplowing fallow & I shovel plowed Potatoes & took grist Oats to Br S's W. Cler

23 I finished Plowing potatoes turned hay & Plowed feed Corn Am then I & my boys drew in 3 loads hay till supper then Joe helped bring in last load after supper. W. fine Cler

24 Both Plowed I & boys took brought home grist Oats after supper

Sunday 25 at home all fay Br S's & Flavius were here Pm. W. fine Cler

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