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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Aug 1875

13 I brought home grist from P Hoover's Am I & boys hoed turnip till supper Joe Pulled Peas in little Orchard drew in 1 load barley after supper W. pretty warm Cler

14 I & Joe & little boys drew in all barley 7 loads little John raked the stubble Pm & we drew that in too W. fine warm

Sunday 15 I & Children went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by R'd H Barkey sermon on {blank space} by Br C S Lehman's were here after service R'd S Hoover & wife Pm. & J B's at supper. W. C{illegible}

16 Joe drew stones off fallow & struck out some of it I chored. W. pretty warm. slight showers this evening

17 Joe finished striking fallow. AM helped CB thresh Pm I went to Cherrywood Am & I & Nancy went to Cliffs for yarn Pm were at M N's for supper. W. Cler Am. fine shower Pm

18 Joe helped CB's thresh Am. I & Flavius Cut road raound spring wheat & I & John cut 3 rounds with reaper. Cut nearly all south half Pm. W. Cler. Finlaws were here at noon

19 Cut a little spring wheat Am. nearly finished Pm W. rain last night. showry AM. Cloudy nearly all Pm

20 Finished spring wheat then Cut some Oats behind barn

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Aug 1875

R'd H Barkey were here Pm. W. Clear AM few drops rain Pm

21 Flavius helped Sanderson thresh & Joe helped Br N's I & boys shocked Oats Am. a few heavy showers Pm

Sunday 22 at home Am went to I Moyer's Pm. W. fine Cool

23 Joe helped Sanderson thresh with horses till nearly noon I & John finished Cutting Oats behind barn Am bound them & began pulling Peas behind Cider house with rake. W. fine

24 finished Peas behind Cider house Am. Pulled all below garden Pm which finishes our Peas. W. fine

25 Flavius Cut round round Oats below Orchard & Joe went to Markham for pair boots Am set Machine & drew in 6 loads Pm. W. fine. warm. Cler

26 Threshed 184 bus barley & 64 bus Treadmill wheat AM. Drew in 7 loads Peas Pm. W. fine warmer

27 Cut nearly all Oats below Orchard W. warm Nancy went to Simon Hoover's their boy is very sick

28 Finished Cutting binding & shocking Oats. finished harvest W fine

Sunday 29 went to Br S's W. very warm. AB's were here Pm

30 drew in last Peas 8 loads. & 2 loads Club spring wheat W warm

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