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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Oct 1878

8 I & Nancy & Lissy Burkholder went to Nancy's Uncle Christian Hoover's he & his daugher Annie were badly hurt by their horse running away about a month ago. They are getting better we called at Manasse Frets he fell out of an apple tree last evening and broke his face. W. a little Cloudy, cool

9 G sawed old rails I & JOhn took load lumber to Markham AM. fixed fence PM. W very strong west squal AM. little rain

10 G threshed Peas I & John took 2 loads lumber to Markham. W. fine Cler

11 G Plowed. I & John took 2 loads lumber. W. rather Cloudy little rain at bedtime

12 I & John took 2 loads lumber G began plowing in oat stubble. W. very fine Clear

Sunday 13 I & Nancy & little boys went to JD's there were not home. little boys staid there. & we went to Martin Barkey W. fine

14 G Plowed. I & John Made 58 gals Cider W. fine

15 G & John Plowed. I went to Markham & helped boil Sauce. W. very fine, thunder shower last noght

16 G helped Br N's thresh I took Susanna to Dr. Robinson AM she has swelled throat I & boys Killed 3 Pigs Pm. W. very fine Mosquitoes are around. very warm

17 I & Benjamin went to Toronto sold Oats @ 25 3 Pigs @4 1/2 per lb took Benjamin to Dr. W. rain all the way home

18 G & J Plowed. I helped women pick apples W. Cloudy

19 G & J Plowed AM I & Nancy went to Hoover's the old woman is very poorly. G & J threshed Peas PM & I & Nancy took some apples to H Boyers & went to Fulling Mill. W. very Cold north wind

Sunday 20 John & girls went to Meeting at Altona I Nancy & Children went to AB's W. fine Cler

21 G & J Plowed AM I killed a pig G began pulling turnip I & J took in 15 bags potatoes W. very fine

22 G plowed AM pulled turnips Pm I & J took in 19 bags Potatoes AM brought home load shingles from Whitevale PM. W. very fine warm

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Oct Nov 1878

23 I & John brought last of shingles from Whitevale AM Chored PM W. rained till 3 Pm. got wet. Cleaned Peas

24 G & John Plowed I went to Markham AM G Pulled turnips I & JOhn took in load Corn PM. W. fine I killed a Mosquito today

25 G Plowed AM I & John brought ashes from Br C's drew apples to back yard out of Orchards inlaws were here till after dinner then G & John & I Pulled turnips PM. W. fine. Cler.east wind PM

26 I & Flavius & Herman Made 80 gals Cider AM Plowed PM. G & John finished plowing Oat stubble W. rainy AM Cloudy PM

Sunday 27 John & gilrs went to Meeting at Cedar Grove W. Cloudy a little rain

28 G & John threshed Peas AM & pulled turnips PM I bought 300 Bricks from Snowballs Pm. W. a very little snow this Morning. mild. rather Cloudy

29 G threshed Peas I & John took in Cabbage & Chored AM I & Nancy went to Markham Pm. G pulled turnips. boys drew in pumpkins W a very very little snow this morning. rather Cloudy

30 Cleaned Peas AM Chored PM. W. showry & Cloudy husked Corn

31 drew 7 loads turnips AM G Pulled turnips I & John went to David Burkholder's sale PM. I bought garden rake garden hoe thistle spud & spade @ 10 ct W. very cold wind PM

Nov 1 took winter apples into Cellar AM drew 7 loads turnip PM. MN's were here W. frose prety hard last night getting milder today

2 G finished pulling turnips AM I & boys drew 8 loads then drew 2 loads PM. when the rain stopped us

Sunday 3 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke 15 C by R'd S Hoover Lorinda Morris & Sarah Moyers were her at dinner I & Nancy went to JD's Pm. W. rather Cloudy Cool

4 drew 13 loads turnips W. Cold frose nearly all day

5 I & John drew 3 last loads turnips AM took grist Peas to Cedar Grove Mills & brought home some sawdust PM. W. very Cold. plowing stopped G was at home today snow towards evening

6 I & John drew a load lumber to Markham Br S sold a lot of our inch Pickings to Speights G was at home today. W. about 3 in show this morning. Cold

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