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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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April 1876

April 5 Went to JH Ramers on a visit Aaron chopped in old bush W. some snow squauls AM Mild sleighing getting thin

6 I helped move Flavius Reesor move to Altona Aaron Chopped. W. Cler. wind from west we moved him with waggons. sleighing about gone

7 Took in turnip pit. W. drissly squauly Am Cler Pm. strong west wind. pretty cold

8 Aaron Chopper Am we drew out pine wood Pm W. fine Cler

Sunday 9 at home Br S & Br N's were here W. fine

10 I & Aaron & Br C sowed Clover seed on fall wheat untill near 10 Oclock when it got to soft to walk then Aaron Chopped we drew out pine & Hemlock Pm. W. fine warm Cler

11 we & Br C sowed grass seed awhile this Morning hadnt quite enough. then Aaron Chopped till noon drew out nearly all the pine & Hemlock wood Pm I think we will leave the rest awhile it is frose fast & partly Covered with snow. W. fine. Cler

12 I & Aaron drew away & piled some lumber that was cut last year. Am. Aaron split wood Pm. W. Cloudy Am rain Pm

13 I & Aaron drew away & Piled hardwood lumber Am. Aaron sawed wood Pm & I went to Dykes & CB's Pm. W. Cloudy Am. foggy & drissly rain Pm

Good Friday 14 I & Nancy & some of Children went to Meeting at Hebron remarks & sermon on St Mat 27 C. by R'd S Hoover Br Ca & Br S are away at Waterloo W. foggy Am heavy Shower Pm roads very very bad. dreadful

15 I & Aaron hacked in top of sawlogs in our bush at Dykes to prevent worms Am sawed maple then in old bush Pm. W. fine Cler

Easter Sunday 16 at home gilrs & John & Flavius went to Meeting at Cedar Grove Br N & JD's were here Pm W. fine

Easter Monday 17 at home Br C's girls & Enos Hoover & Esther Ramers were here W. Cool, snow squals

18 Took 10 bus Peas & Oat Chop to Cedar Grove Mills Am Topk 18 bus Oats & brought home Chop Pm W. Cool Clear Aaron split wood in bush

19 Went to Cherrywood Am brought home Oat Chop Pm Aaron split wood. W. Cler Cool

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April 1876 May

20 I & Nancy went to JB's on a visit they live in Mongolia Aaron Cut & Piled up green pine tops in bush at Dykes

21 Aaron cut & Split wood in old bush Am Sawed at home with bucksaw Pm I Chored W. fine Cler

22 Aaron Sawed wood & split some in woodshed I waited on my Mother the most of the day she is not so well W. showry & drissly awhile am fine shower tonight

Sunday 23 Children went to Meeting at Hebron I & Nancy staid with Mother JD's Children were here after service. W. fine Am heavy shower Pm

24 Aaron dunged out Colt stable & I sawed wood I Chored & fixed some fence along Pickering townline W. Cler

25 I & Aaron went to SM to Pile lumber There was none Cut so I staid & helped put in logs Am Aaron went home. Cleaned out stables & Picked stones off new Meadow back of Ciderhouse. W fine Cler

26 both Piled lumber. W. beautiful clear roads good in places. very very bad places yet

27 Finished Piling lumber W. fine Cler. look like rain this evening

28 Sorted Potatoes in Cellar awhile Am then Aaron Picked Stones off Meadow & I went to get a dozen Suckers at Br N's he brought them off W Clod they are Catching a great Many. fixed some fence after supper. W. Cler. heavy rain last night

29 Both plowed sod in west end of big field goes well wet yet in places. W. fine. Cler, strong west wind Pm

Sunday 30 at home. Br. C's Children & some of Br N's ere here W. very Cold North wind all day

May 1 Both Plowed. W. very Cold NW. wind frose hard this morning

2 Both Plowed awhile. too wet then Aaron drew off Stones near Br C's & I & Nancy went to Whitevale Am I plowed near Br C's Pm Aaron is sick W. warm Cler

3 I & little John Plowed near Br C's W. fine Cler

4 I took 12 bus Pea & Oat Chop to Cedar Grove Mills to Meet J Lawton to Measure Pine & Hemlock wood W. Drissly this morning warm Cler Pm

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