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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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July 1877

Sunday July 1 at home all day. W. fine

2 I scuffled Potatoes AM W Morrison's were here on a visit W. Warm Cler. G not here today

3 I took Nell to Morrison's this morning then helped G hoe Potatoes W. warm Cler]]

4 I & Nancy took wool to Cliffs went to MN's for dinner. G hoed Corn Am. went to Uncle Samls raising Pm. W. fine Cler

5 Finished drawing dung Am Put in posts on townline & G hoed Corn & Potatoes I took Nell to Morrisons this evening. W. warm

6 G began Crossplowing fallow I went to Markham Am mowed thistles in fence Corners Pm. W. Cler

7 G Plowed I & JB nailed boards on posts east of lane on townline W. fine

Sunday 8 I & Nancy & Children went to Meeting at Cedar Grove. John & girls kept house remarks by Br. C sermon on {blank space} by R'd S Hoover I & Nancy went to Chris Stories Pm Matty Cork is there sick She Cannot go home yet

9 G Plowed I Chored AM went to Markham Pm W. very warm slight showers

10 I began to Cut grass in Meadow near Hoovers Old Machine gave out after Cutting a few acres went to S Ramer's bought a new 2 wheal Kinby mower on shares with Br C for $60.00 & Old Machine. W. fine

11 Br S's Menno Cut for me W. fine Cool

12 Menno began Cutting this morning Machine wouldnt cut any more drew in 12 loads Pm Br C's team & Man & Mainland helped W. warm

13 Drew in 6 loads G & John took one load to JB's I moved some with new mower this evening it works very well W. fine pretty warm

14 G Plowed for Br S I finished big meadow Am then we Raked & Cocked till supper a slight rain stopped us Mainland helped Pm

Sunday 15 All went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by R'd S Hoover Sermon on {blank space} by Br C

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July 1877

Old M Nighswander's were here Pm we too a ride to AB's after supper W. very warm

16 drew in 12 loads hay the last in the big meadow except rakings Br C's two men helped Pm with team

17 I began mowing behind Cider house about 9 Am nearly finished G harrowed fallow Am mowed fence Corners in meadow & plowed Potatoes W. soaking rain last night warm today

18 Finished mowing 1/2 hour then began to rake & drew drew 6 loads till supper then raked & Cocked the rest of field after supper. W. warm

19 I & boys went to Cedar Grove Am hoed turnips Pm W fine shower last night

20 I brought home new Kirby No 5 reaper G & Mainland Cut some barly near Br C's Am Cut road round wheat below house Pm & hoed turnips W. Cler

21 Finished drawing in hay except rakings 8 loads Mainland helped Br C's Am I went to Clarks raising for one Pm. W. fine Cler

Sunday 22 all went to Meeting at Wideman's remarks by Br C sermon on {blank space} by R'd Jos Barky went to Finlaws & S Lehman's Pm W warm, slight shower

23 Cut wheat blow garden with new reaper works very well. W. very warm Close

24 Cut Most of wheat in west end of big field W. very warm

25 finished Wheat, very good crop. Cut part of barly in east end of big field G & Mainland Cut near Br C's with Cradle & Scythe W. very very Sultry & warm

26 Finished Cutting barly G & Mainland bound I & Nancy went to Markham & to JH Ramer's he is very sick W. few drops of rain Pm very very Close

27 hoed turnips I & Br C took a drive with Colt after supper. W. Close heavy rain Pm some last night

28 hoed turnip Am G & Mainland bound barly Pm I & boys drew in 3 loads hay rakings Pm. W. very warm

Sunday 29 I & Nancy & little boys started to Meeting at Altona heavy shower near Belford got wet then went to Manasse Fret's W. very warm

30 Drew in barly near Br C's & some out of big field W. very warm

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