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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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July 1876 Aug

Sermon on St Luke 6 C by R'd S Hoover. went to Finlaws after service & at supper. W. fine Cool

24 I & Aaron & J Mainland helped Br C bind Wheat & Barly Mainland is helping us through Harvest by the day. W. Din Cool I bound with vest on

25 Helped Br C. three of us. Shower soon after dinner Mainland went home we worked at turnip. W. Cool

26 All helped Br C. W. fine Cool

27 Mainland helped Br C all day Aaron till noon I & boys finished turnips Am then we cut road round our fall wheat Pm raining after dark W. cool

28 I & John Cut some wheat Am Aaron & Mainland bound it was pretty wet Cut very well Pm Br C's two Men helped Pm. W. fine Cool

29 Finished Cutting & Shocking our wheat Br C's men helped till noon W. fine warm Cler

Sunday 30 John & girls went to Meeting at Altona Br S's were here W. fine Cool Cler

31 I & Aaron helped Br C's draw in their barly with team. W. fine Cler

August 1 Aaron harrowed fallow Am & hoed thistles out of feed Corn & Potatoes Pm I went to B O & Scuffled turnips second time W. fine wrm

2 I & John & Susanna went to Toronto sold Eggs @ 16 cts Butter @ 18cts little Chickens @ 25 cts per Aaron hoed Cut road around barly. W. pretty warm

3 Cut nearly all our barly Br C's Men helped W. cloudy

4 Finished Cutting & binding & shocking barly till 3 pm Then I scuffled turnips & Aaron & Mainland hoed. W. very warm & sultry

5 drew in 12 loads wheat W. very warm & sultry

Sunday 6 at home all day Isaac Moyer's were here Pm W. warm

7 Finished drawing in wheat 7 loads then men hoed turnip John began to make stubbles & I went to Belford & to I Moyer's after supper W. Cler

8 Cut spring wheat Br C cut it with his reaper we got it all shocked & drew in rakings big load W. Cler

9 Drew in our barley Br C's helped with team Am W. warm Cler

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Aug 1876

10 Aaron helped M Dyke thresh Mainland Pulled Peas W. warm

11 Aaron & Mainland Pulled Peas I went to Br S this morning then I & little boys drew in spring wheat 5 loads it is a good sample & a good crop but the fall wheat is generally poor some farmers are stacking it in their yards for Manure. W warm

12 all Pulled Peas W. very warm & sultry

Sunday 13 I & Adeline & John staid with my Mother Nancy & the rest went to Meeting at Hebron. Henry Barkeys widow and son Samuel & two daughters were here Pm. C Burkholder's awhile W. very warm

14 All Pulled Peas. W. very warm sultry

15 Finished Pulling sod Peas till 3 Pm then Pulled headlands behind barn began Pulling with rake awhile this evening works very well. W. pretty warm R'd Jos Barkey called awhil Pm

16 Aaron & Mainland helped thresh at CB's & I & John & Flavius Pulled some Peas with rake then Susan Cober & her Man John Boyer Came & staid all day I cut wood round Oat field north of Orchard this evening W. fine Cler

17 Commenced to cut oats a very slight shower stopped us Br C's men went home cut a few ourselves Am they came and helped Pm W. very sultry & close J B's Called Pm

18 Finished Cutting & binding Oats Am I John & Aaron finished Pulling Peas with rake & Mainland shocked Oats W. pretty warm

19 Drew in 12 loads Peas. W. very warm

Sunday 20 John & girls went to Meeting at Widemans Ann went with Br N's JD's were here W fine Cool 14 Converts were Baptized today By Br Christian

21 I & John finished Cutting Oats today Mainland bound all near graveyard Aaron helped Br N's thresh W. fine Cool

22 Br C's two men helped & we finished binding Oats Am Drew in 10 loads Peas Pm Br C's team helped W Cler

23 I & Aaron & John drew in 10 loads Peas Mainland helped Sanderson thresh W. warm Cler

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