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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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May 1876

I took 4 1/2 bus Peas to get Chopped Am & brought home Oat Chop. both ganged back of old garden Pm. W. fine drying time

24 Both ganged awhile back of garden then I sowed east half of field behind barn with Peas. we both ganged them in & harrowed it over W. warm

Ascension day 25 at home Solomon Burk-holder's were here awhile Pm & JB's at supper. W. fine Cool. Cler

26 Aaron Plowed in last years turnip ground I finished ganging back of garden then sowed the whole field with Oats John harrowed it once. Finlaws were here W. pretty warm

27 Aaron Plowed J McGaw sowed last years fall wheat stubble east of dam with barley with Br C's seeder little John harrowed Oats second time & barley once over I Planted 3 pails Potatoes W. very warm

Sunday 28. at home AB's were here & Br S's Pm W. very warm & Close nice thunder showr Pm things growing very fast woods began to turn green last Sunday now they are fairly out. Cherries in full blossom & Apple & Peas starting.

29 Aaron Plowed I began to gang near graveyard thunder shower Came up about 9 am bagged seed oats till noon. Sowed 8 bus in west half of field behind barn Pm. there is about 3/4 acre acre near the bush too wet to Plow

30 I sowed 4 bus Oats East of Creek near graveyard & finished harrowing. Aaron harrowed root ground Am drew stones off meadow Pm. W. Cool Cler I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove after supper

31 I rolled barley & part of Oat field back of old garden Aaron finished drawing stones off meadow & brought home spring waggon from Cherrywood after supper. W. Cool Cler

{Second Page} June 1876

June 1 I finished rolling Oat field then I rolled Oats near graveyard & field behind barn Aaron Carried Potatoes out of Cellar till supper then he Piled Peas straw I & little boys planted a little Corn this evening. W. fine

2 I & Nancy went to Markham she went to JH Ramer's I got Jess & Cent shod then went there for dinner Aaron Finished planting Corn Finished piling Peastraw & Pulled weeds in wheat. W. warm. shower PM

3 Washed sheep & Aaron plowed a little in wet spot near bush in field behind barn AM Chored & went to see for pasture for Colt Pm. Took Colt after supper to Scot's near Br S's W. fine shower Pm everything is growing very fast

Whit Sunday 4 at home John & girls went to Meeting at Altona Diller's boys & Ruhamm were here W. Cloudy Am. Cler Pm. Uncle CB was taken very sudden yesterday, something like a Paryletic stroke his head is affected. he is very poorly

Whit Monday 5 at home BN's were here awhile & M Nighswander's wife at supper Jac & Christian Wideman's called this evening W. Cler

6 Drew dung on east end of big field for roots went to Markham for Cistern Pump Pm. W. Cler

7 drew dung. W. fine Cool. CB a little better

8 drew dung. W. fine. warm

9 I & Nancy & little boys took wool to Cliffs went to M Nighswander for dinner & to Simon Hoover's for supper. W. fine heavy rain here very heavy north of us. but very little at Altona

10 Plowed in root ground.W. very warm & Closed

Sunday 11 Nancy & Ann Shirk went to Meeting at Cedar Grove in buggy boys walked. W. very warm

12 Plowed in root ground. AM. I & Nancy went to W Morrisons JW. Pm to get seed Potatoes W. very warm

13 Finished Plowing root ground AM Cut seed Potatoes Pm Flavius & Abraham Reesor were here at noon W. very warm

14 I went to get a landside for Plow Am

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landside

noun. the part of a plow consisting of a sidepiece opposite the moldboard, for guiding the plow and resisting the side pressure caused by the turning of the furrow. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/landside#:~:text=noun,the%20turning%20of%20the%20furrow.