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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Aug 1876 Sept

24 Drew in last Peas 5 loads & 19 loads Oats with our 2 teams 1 from Br C's Russian German & Joe Atkinson helped. Aaron is away today. W. Cler

25 drew in last Oats 2 loads this morning then I went to Bosgrove for a Plow Share Aaron began Plowing Pea ground opposite Sandersons I & John cut mixed Peas & Oats along bush in field behind barn it is intended for green feed. W. Cooler very windy getting very dry

26 Both Plowed. W. very windy cool

Sunday 27 at home James McGuckin & wife were here Br N's & JD's, My Mother is very Poorly. W. fine

28 Both Plowed, finished at 4 Oc about 5 acres it is very dry & hard in places if it rains we intend to sow it with wheat. drew in mixed feed 2 loads after supper W. fine Cler

29 Drew in rack full loose Oats & drew some old rails from where fence was east side of fallow Pm. W. Cler My Mother is very Poorly we sit up with her

30 Finished ridging fallow Aaron began harrowing Pea ground. JD's & his Brother in law Henry Roos & wife were here awhile & Uncle Saml Reesor's W. Cler Mother about the same

31 Aaron finished harrowing Pea ground I helped JB Patch old barn roof AM & a little while Pm then sowed fallow with old Treadwell wheat W. pretty warm Cler

Sept 1 Aaron finished harrowing Wheat then began drawing dung on Pea ground W. windy Finlaws were here last night heavy wind. thunder in the distance a very little rain here

2 drew dung with 2 teams J Mainland filled Diller's & Roos's were here Pm . W. Cool a very little rain last night

Sunday 3 at home. Neighbours in and out Mother very Poorly W. cool

4 Aaron finished drawing dung I went to Boxgrove & Cherrywood Am. brought home Pea Chop Pm Joe Widemans were here Pm. W. Cool very windy

5 Drew off stones near Br C's Aaron began Plowing there about 10 Am I & little boys drew stones off barley stubble into shed W. Cool very windy, no school today

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Sept 1876

6 Aaron Plowed I & Nancy went to Markham AM Both Plowed Pm. W. fine. Mother about the same . Friends here every night sitting up

7 Aaron took fat Cow to Butcher Jacob Hoover's he bought here @ $5.50 dressed weight I. Br.C & JD fixed Poles to tie horses at Hebron & I finished Plowing near Br C's W. fine Cler, very dry

8 began Plowing in field behind barn near bush found it too hard. drew old rubbish home for wood Aaron cut it up W. pretty warm. I went to Cherrywood Am

9 drew stones into shed Am I & John Cleaned out Cistern then we logged up old rubbish in dam Pm. W. windy nearly every day very very dry & smoky

Sundy 10 Children went to Meeting at Hebron I & Nancy staid with my Mother she is very Weak Br inlaw's MN's & S Hoover's were here after service several friends called Pm W. Cool

11 Aaron helped JD thresh I drew load edgings AM Took waggon to Cherrywood to get wheels fixed Pm W. fine Cler Pm very dry yet

12 Aaron Cut feed Corn I Chored. W. fine Cler

13 Aaron Cut feed Corn I went to Markham Pm W. fine Cler

14 Thanksgiving day at home no Meeting at Hebron W. Cool Pm

15 Aaron & J Mainland helped Br C thresh Am I & boys went to Markham AM Picked Cider apple PM

16 Aaron & J Mainland helped Br C thresh Am we began dig Potatoes Pm They are very small & few in the ground on account of the drouth W Cler

Sunday 17 at home. W. Cool began to rain from east this evening

18 Cleaned up barn floors am. spread dung on Pea ground & harrowed it Pm. W. splendid, soaking rain last night & awhile AM. Cistern half full. ground well soaked. done a lot of good

19 Both Plowed in Pea ground. W. Cloudy

20 Both Plowed Am Finlaws & C Stories were here Pm. I Plowed a little while this evening W. warm this is my daughter Adelines 18th Birthday

21 I & Aaron took 1440 ft Cler lumber to Markham Am

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