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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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July 1875 Aug

26 Both Plowed W. warm. a slight shower Pm

27 Joe Plowed. I & Nancy went to Markham & a little while to JH Ramers. I Plowed after supper. W. fine Cool

28 I Plowed. Joe went to John Milroys raising Am he helped to Plow Pm. W. fine pretty warm

29 Joe Plowed, I & little boys scuffled turnips. W. fine warm

30 I went to Mongolia for Reaper knife AM Joe finished plowing fallow about 3 Pm then we cut a road round fall wheat W. Cler

31 Joe & Flavius helped Br C bind barley I chored. W. Cler

Sunday Aug 1 at home all day JD's were here W. fine Clear

2 Br C cut our fall wheat with his Burdick Reaper. it works splendid we got it all bound & more than half shocked W fine cool. I worked all day with my vest on

3 I killed a calf Joe sawed some wood AM. I went to Markham & Joe shocked last of wheat Pm. W. some drizzly rain

4 hoed some turnips second thime {sic} AM I & Joe & Flavius helped Br C bind wheat Pm. W. Cloudy Am Close Pm

5 hoed turnip Joe went to Markham after supper W Cloudy Am. fine rain Pm. fine growing weather

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Aug 1875

6 hoed a few turnips Joe Piled Pea straw dung behind old barn between showers. W. about 7 showers through the day I & boys cut burrs & thistles round Orchard

7 Cleaned a grist this morning then I took it to P Hoover's am I cut road round barley Pm. Joe harrowed fallow. W. rather Cloudy

Sunday 8 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Cedar Groves remarks by Br. C sermon on {blank space} by R'd H Barkey. Uncle Saul Reesor's were here Pm. W. fine Cler

9 I Joe & Flavius helped Br C's finish Cutting Wheat Am began Cutting our barley with old Machine Pm Cuts well little John drove & I raked off McGaw & R W helped a few hours. we are binding it. W. fine

10 Finished Cutting & binding & shocking barley till 10 am then drew 1 load of wheat till noon & 8 loads Pm W. Cler

11 Finished drawing in wheat 12 loads. W. warm looks like rain Nancy & boys were visiting at Br N's yesterday & at Br S's today

12 I took grist Oat Chop to Cedar Grove Mills Am I & little boys hoed turnips till supper Joe harrowed fallow till supper little John raked wheat stubble from about 11 am till supper then we drew in rakings after supper W. fine

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