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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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July 1876

July 1 Took old Canadian reaper to Pieces John harrowed Potatoes I & Nancy went to AB's for a pig Nancy staid at H Stories till I came from AB's I & boys brought load edgings & fished awhile this evening W slight shower AM, fine rain this evening Aaron went home last night

Sunday 2 Went to JD's Pm W. Cloudy. Shower Am fine heavy rain Pm, growing weather

3 I took Castings of Old Canada Reeper to Unionville bought a sulky Horse Rake @ $35.00 was allowed $18.00 for Castings Aaron fixed road at dam and turned hay in Orchard. W. fine Cler Took more Peas to French Horse

4 Drew dung on fallow W. shower at noon I Took more {or mare} again this morning to J Peter's

5 Had J Mainland to fill dung Am got fallow covered & few loads on heap near dam till noon very heavy rain at noon Cleaned wheat Pm

6 Went to Finlaws they were not at home then went to S Lehmans. They gave us a ride through Stouffville then we went to JH Ramer's I got horses shod. W. pretty warm

7 Finished Cleaning Wheat & Aaron splitwood & fixed some fence & I took grist Chop to Cedar Grove Mills after supper W. shower Am heavy rain after dark

8 Both spread some dung & began to Cross plow fallow too warm then hoed Corn & turned hay in Orchard till noon Aaron went to bee at Schoolhouse to level Playground I & little boys brought home Chop & raked & Cocked hay I brought home Buggy after dark W. the hottest day so far JH Ramer was here at supper for some Potatoes

Sunday 9 I & Children & Ann went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by R'd S Hoover sermon on St Luke 12 C by Br C. Children went to Br N's after service. W. very very hot shower this evening

10 Both plowed & opened out hay Cocks

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July 1876

Am. Chored & Plowed a little Pm. W very warm Am. Heavy thunder & heavy rain Pm

11 Both plowed. W. Cooler, rain last night

12 Finished Plowing this morning, then I & John Scuffled hill Corn & feed Corn Am drew in hay out of old Orchard 2 loads till supper made rack for spring waggon after supper. W. very warm & Close Pm

13 I & Nancy & Herman went to Toronto, sold Butter @ 23 cts 1 calf & 2 lams for $9.00 Bag old Potatoes $1.00 W. fine pretty warm

14 I went to Mongolia am Mowed nearl half of Meadow Pm. W. fine breese from north

15 I & little boys killed a calf Am I took quarter to A Moyers & a piece to Uncle CB's family then we Raked & Cocked all the hay that I had cut little John worked the new rake very well W. fine Took 10 bus Peas to Mill after supper

Sundy 16 Susanna & Flavius & Benjamin staid with Mother the rest of us went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on by R Jos Barky JH Ramer's were here after service I & Nancy went to CB's Pm Alex McNair was here this evening we have not see him for over 13 years he lives in Illinois

17 Finished Mowing Meadow till supper scuffled Potatoes after supper. W. pretty warm

18 Raked & Cocked all the hay AM. I & John Piled some lumbre & brought home Chop Pm shower at noon

19 Drew in 11 loads hay. W. very warm

20 Shovel Plowed feed Corn & Potatoes & scuffled some turnip. Aaron hoed turnip. W. shower last night & heavy thunder. slight shower today

21 Drew in last hay till supper 7 loads Both helped Br C bind wheat after supper W. fine pretty Cool

22 Aaron went to W<'s barnraising on Henry Peter's place (W. M bought it) I & little boys oed turnips I went to Markham Pm W. Cloudy Am rainy Pm

23 Went to Meeting at Wideman's Remarks by R'd Jos Barky

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