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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Aug 1877

August 16, 1877 drew in 2 loads spring wheat shower stopped us about 9 Oc then I went to Cedar Grove Mills Pm. W very heavy rain & thunder storm

17 dug out roots & stump in field opposite Br C's W. warm

18 G helped M Dyke's thresh I & boys drew in spring wheat I got horses shod Am at Burnby's

Sunday 19 I & Nancy & boys went to Meeting at Widemans, went to Br inlaw's Saml Hoover's Pm & to Finlaw's at supper. W. warm Cler

20 G helped JD's thresh I & boys drew last spring wheat 2 loads then drew oats till night. W. Cler

21 G helped Pilkeys thresh I & boys finished drawing Oats & drew some Peas. W. fine Cler

22 Finished drawing Peas till noon which finishes our harvest G went away Pm

23 I & Nancy & Flavius went to Toronto sold butter at 25 ct Eggs at 14 cts G Pulled foxtail in Potatoes & drew Mainlands hay W. fine

24 Pulled foxtail Am G & John began fall Plowing below garden Pm. W. warm Cler

25 G & John fnished Plowing below garden I didnt do much JB was here fixing house roof & new barn roof W. fine warm Cler I & John got some lime at Hams to help finish wall at Meeting house the masons are working at it

Sundy 26 at home John & girls went to Meeting at Altona I have swelled face with Toothache Br S's & JD's were here. W. fine Cler

27 G ganged Pea ground in fallow I harrowed fallow & some of Pea ground went to Whitevale this evening. W. warm Cler

18 G drew dung on Pea ground I drew of stones W. warm shower Pm

29 G finished drawing dung I finished harrowing Pea ground & ganged little Orchard W. warm

30 Both Plowed in Pea ground I helped D Hoover dig a grave at Hebron for Hilt's Child W. warm

31 Plowed & Cleaned seed wheat I to funeral awhile Pm W. rain from 9 to noon

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