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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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May 1876

5 Sowed spring wheat near Br C's & John harrowed it Aaron is sick yet Finlaws were here. W. drissly rain nearly all day

6 I took Nell & Frank to Markham to get shod Aaron went with me he is not well yet I & Boys drew out 3 loads edgings at SM & brought one load home Pm. W. fair Cler

Sunday 7 at home Br N's & JD were here Pm. Mother is Poorly. W. Cloudy

8 I & Aaron Plowed some sod Am he Came back last night well again ground very wet it has rained nearly every night lately Chored Pm I went to Cedar Grove after supper W. showry

9 Chored. Aaron finishing Picking stone off new meadow & split wood. W. Cool. Cloudy

10 Aaron Cut edgings into oven wood & I went to Cober's Pm W. slight showers we cut straw to fill beds AM pretty heavy rain am. slight shower's Pm

11 I & Aaron & Br C went to Br S's bush am & got about 60 forest trees Cheifly {sic} sugar Maple. planted both sides of our lane PM. W. fine Cler JB's were her

12 I & Aaron finished sowing Clover seed on fall wheat a few lands. & brought a load saw dust to Mulch trees Am Aaron finished Cutting edgings & split wood J Milroy was here putting up some grafts Pm. CB's man Came for me about 4.00 pm to help Carry Noah Burkholder to the house he was badly Kicked by a horse in the field at the Plough I staid until about 7 he suffers a good deal of Pain he was kicked in the adomen W. Cool Cler

13 I & Aaron ganged in fall last years fall wheat ground till about 3 Pm had to quit too soft. Then I & Nancy went to JD's & took some victuals to Russians the man is very sick. W. fine Cool Cler

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May 1876

Sunday 16 I & little boys went to Meeting at Ord{illegible} Suitable Sermon & Texts for the Celebration of Lords supper by R'd J Wideman & Br C. went to Finlaws after service. Called at J Wideman's for Old Miss Ann Shirk She is Coming to help wait on my Mother W. fine Cool. Noah Burkholder is very Poorly. Inflammation has set in

15 Aaron & John ganged a little while began to rain about 8 Am. Chored in barn today I went to CB's several times today. Noah is Poorly. I went to Isaac Moyer's to tell them to come to see him. quit raining at supper

16 Aaron Pile Peastraw behind old barn. I went to Cherrywood Am to get spring waggon fixed, reach is broke Chored Pm young C Burkholder's were here today. W. Cool windy. Noah Burkholder is bad

17 Chored & went to bush at Dyke's AM Both plowed in sod Pm Uncle S Reesor's & D Nighswanter were here awhile Pm. W. shower this morning some thunder. warm Cler Pm. NB rather better

18 Both plowed sod, nearly finished W. warm Cler

19 Finished Plowing sod & sowed it with 19 bus Albert Peas. I brought them from Old W Morrisons this morning W. very warm & Close. N.B. about the same

20 John nearly finished harrowing Peas third time & Aaron ganged in wheat stubble when it began to rain about 9 Am very heavy shower. Aaron Piled Pea straw I & John took 18 bus Oats to Cedar Grove Mills Pm. W. warm Close

Sunday 21 Nancy & Children went to Meeting at Hebron Sacrament today I & Adeline staid with my Mother Abraham Burkholder & wife were here after service & Menno Burkholder & wife & David Burkholder's wife at supper. W. very warm. heavy thunder & rain last night & today Pm

22 Aaron Carried Potatoes out of Cellar. I Chored Jacob Wideman's were here today Pm. W. Cool

23 Aaron Carried Potatoes Am

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