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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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May 1877 June

29 I & Nancy & Aunt Lissy that is CB's widow went to see her Brother Daniel he is very sick then we went to see Uncle Daniels widow at her son Samuels she was sick but is better W. fine Cler

30 I & G drew stones off new Meadow. W. Cler

31 G drew dung on east part of big field I went to Cedar Grove Am. Killed a calf & harrowed early Potatoes Pm. W. very warm

June 1 G Plowed down dung then we sowed feed Corn in drills brought load sawdust this evening W. fine warm

2 I & G Pulled Pidgeon weed in new Meadow Am I & John & Flavius went fishing to dead water of rouge Pm Caught fine Mess among them was a large eel W. slight shower Pm

Sunday 3 at home all day Baby has measles. W. warm

4 I went to Markham Am & to Cherrywood Pm W. Cler

5 drew Cedar log to SM Am harrowed turnip ground & warned hands to work on road next Tuesday G was at home working on road yesterday & today W. warm

6 I & Br C & Moyer went trolling to F mans bay not good weather. Caught 7 G Punched thistles

7 I took Oats to Mill then helped G Punch thistles W. warm

8 I & Br C hitched Colt went well I & G Punched thistles till supper then rung Pigs & fixed fence along bush & brought home Chop. W. very warm

9 Pinched Thistles. W. slight shower this evening evening

Sunday 10 all went to Meeting at Cedar Groves Matty Cook was here last night she went to Meeting with us remarks by R'd S Hoover Sermon on {blank space} by Br C went to Br S's Pm. W. very Cool for the season

11 drew dung on fallow. I helped to pile

12 had all hands drawing gravel on Pickering townline G drew dung on fallow W. showers Pm

13 worked on road G drew dung W. Showers went round

14 Finished drawing dung on fallow G began plowing & I began plowing turnip ground W. pretty warm

15 I finished turnip ground G Plowed in fallow. W. warm

16 had a bee drawing gravel on Pickering townline 4 teams W. Cler warm in the morning cool wind came up

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June 1877

Sunday 17 went to Meeting at Hebron little Abram & Esther are getting better of Measles Benjamin staid at home with them remarks by Br C sermon on {blank space} by R'd S Hoover. David Hine's were here Pm. W. fine

18 I & Nancy went to Markham to the JH Ramer's I rolled turnip ground after we came home G Plowed. W very warm

19 I made Turnip drils G Plowed I went to Cherrywood this evening W. Cooler

20 I sowed turnips AM Scuffled early Potatoes PM then went for Dr Robinson little Abram is sick G finished Plowing fallow. W. Cool

21 helped to wait on Abram he has Inflammation on Liver & Lungs. W. rainy fine heavy showers

22 G harrowed fallow & I hold hoed Corn W Cler Cool

23 I & G helped to dig out foundation for our Meeting house we intend to Move it north into new shed yard W. fine Abram some better

Sunday 24 at home all day Moyer's girls & Br C's Merry were here. W. fine. Abram doing pretty well

25 I & G took 18 bus grist wheat to Cedar Grove & 6 1/2 bus for sale at $1.50 per bus it was $2.05 a while ago then G drew dung on pile. W. fine

26 G drew dung on pile above dam Am both helped draw stones for wall under meeting house Pm. there were 10 teams & 2 drew sand W. shower Pm

27 G drew dung with 2 waggons J Mainland filled W. fine Abram getting better slowly

28 G drew dung Am went away with his Brother & Father W. fine Shower Pm

29 I Chored. G was away. W soaking rain Pm

30 I & Nancy went to Whitevale Am G cut up edgings & hoed a little then went home early not well W. warm Cler heavy hailstorm through Scarboro yesterday. destroyed grain badly

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