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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Mar 1876

grist wheat 24 bus took it to Cedar Grove Mills W. Mild. east wind began to rain this evening

Sunday 12 at home all day. W. rainy nearly all day

13 Joe finished threshing Peas & took young sow to Hoover's I chored. W. Cold some snow last night

14 Joe began drawing out Hemlock & pine wood at Dykes I brought home sow and I & Nancy went to Whitevale Pm roads very rough. pretty cold

15 I & Nancy went to Flavius Joe drew out wood W. fine Cler. sharp

16 Joe drew out wood AM I & boys cleaned Oats Cleaned 60 boxes Peas Pm. W. strong wind from East began to snow at 10 Am. snowed & sleet nearly all day

17 Joe drew out wood I went to Belford this morning took 22 bus Oats to Cedar Grove Mills Pm/ W/ mild tough sleighing

18 Joe drew 7 long logs to SM. I went to JD's am brought home Chop Pm. W. very Cold strong north wind sleighing middling

Sunday 19 at home. John & girls went to Meeting at Cedar Grove AB's & CB's were here and Br S's this evening

20 Joe drew logs Am I & little boys cut old Cider Press beam in two it is white Oak. Joe helped Pm & we cut the two bottom timbers they are Black Ash W. strong wind from east Am began to snow heavy about noon. snowed all Pm snowing yet

21 Joe drew logs I drew 2 Cider Press logs Am little John drew 2 Pm I Moyer's were here Pm sleighing pretty good W. fine. Cler

22 Joe drew logs I drew last 3 Cider press logs & 1 Elm out of old bush. W. fine, thawing, some

23 Joe drew logs, we started to go to JB's met them up the townline going to CB's then I & boys took about 10 bus of snow out of Hebron Meeting house garret. then JB's Came Pm. Hitched up our Mare Colt Topsy. She went very well W. fine warm. snow going fast

24 went to Markham to Finlaws Joe went to widow Bean's Funeral W. fine warm. Cler, wind from east Pm

25 Chored. Joe went to Beans' W. soft snow from east last night & M turned to rain Pm & mild & thawing

Sunday 26 I & Nancy & Children except John & Susanna

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Mar April 1876

went to meeting at Hebron remarks by R'd S Hoover sermon on St Mark 9C by Br C R'd S Hoover & wife were here Pm W. Foggy & damp. sot. snow & drissly nearly all day People all came to meeting with sleighs

27 I & Br C hitched up our Cold AM Nancy's Br John came to exchange 20 bus spring Wheat for seed AM I went to shed Meeting at Hebron. Concluded to build shed facing the road. W. fine Cler Jacob Reesor's were here this evening Joe drew logs

28 I helped Br. C kill 4 Pigs Am Joe drew logs we fixed place in old barn for sheep Pm W. fine Am heavy snow from east Pm

29 I went to Markham AM. hired Aaron Stevenson @ $12.00 per month & his washing for a term of 8 months done nothing Pm Joe was at Beans he is leaving here to work for Beans family. W. very heavy snow fall last night snow about a foot & half deep on the level. shifted{or drifted} some

30 I went to M Dyke's Am to see about getting out with sawlogs found snow too deep AM I & John drove to sparta with Cold Pm. Joe drew a few logs that were near the road. W. mild Cler

31 Fixed a new box on heavy Bobs & filled bags with Potatoes AM Joe started for Toronto with 30 bags Pm. I & little boys drove to Whitevale with Cold Pm. W. fine & warm thawing a little

April 1 I & little boys drove Colt Am Chored Pm W. fine Clear. thawing a little Joe came home this evening, he sold Potatoes @ 60 ct per bus

Sunday 2 at home, young Darl Hoover's were here & JD's Pm W fine, our girls & boys went to Meeting at Widemans Br N's John went with them. sleighing good yet

3 I & Nancy & little boys went to Br C's Nancy helped to quilt I went to Markham for Aaron Stevenson drove Cold out W. drissly rain Am. thawing sleighing getting soft

4 I went to Morrisons this morning. Aaron sawed wood for my Mother Young W Morrison's came at noon he brought some seed Oats for me. W. Mild Cloudy

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