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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_3.pdf

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May 1890

I Came by Mart Barkeys for Tomato plants went to JD's after dinner & to Br S's this evening for Seed Corn. W. very fine, little showers PM

28 Boys drew dung I & J & little Anne planted early Potatoes & hill Corn in root field AM I helped Nancy did garden PM I & Nancy & Mary went to Ceder Grove after supper

29 Boys finished drawing dung AM F helped dig garden H & A Cleaned out Colt stable PM AB's brought Weldy & wife from Ohio to stay to supper W. fine warm J went to Markham PM

30 Cut seed Potatoes & F plowed a little sod at other pace where we intend to plant some Potatoes AM Planted our late Potatoes in root field PM. W. rainy till about 9 AM very fine & warm PM

31 F finished Plowing sod & Harrowed it & H Plowed in turnip ground AM F Plowed in root ground I & H & A Henry planted Potatoes on sod at other place then H.A. & Henry washed sheep PM W. very fine & warm

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Sunday June 1 all went to Meeting at Hebron except J & Susanna remarks & sermon on St John 12C 24 V to end of C by Br C JB's were here PM Menno Burkholder's young folks Levi Grove & Fanny Hoover at supper Aunt Lissy Burkholder awhile after supper. W. very fine

2 J went to Unionville for his road list F Plowed H got Frank & Charly shod AM we filled 10 bags with Potatoes & 20 bags with Oats PM. W. very fine & Cool Br N's Albert brought Lissy Rittenhouse & her Brother Tobias & 2 other girls awhile AM I got summons to serve as Petit Juror in Toronto on June 10th

3 H took 45 bus Oats & 10 bags Potatoes to Toronto Oats 42 cts Potatoes 70 cts per bag I took Susanna to Old Mrs A Burkholder to get Cured of liver Complaint F Carried Potatoes out of Cellar A plowed I J & F. finished planting potatoes at other place.

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