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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_8.pdf

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July 1890

I was at Br C's awhile AM old Wismer & Elais Weber from Waterloo & young Sam Hoover Jake Wideman Jake Reesor & Chris Hoover were there & didn't altogether know what they wanted

5 I & F & H cut some logs in other bush AM J & H drew some PM I F & A put Paris green on Potatoes PM. W. fine & Cool

Sunday 6 I & Nancy & little ones went to Meeting at Wideman's old Sam Hoover old Wismer & Elias Weber led of today the less said the better went to Enos Hoover's for dinner they live at Milnesville we went to Menno Burkholders for supper W. fine a very little rain PM

7 F & H drew logs all day J A & Henry hoed & scuffled roots W. fine I took Susanna to JD's PM girls brought her home this evening

8 Boys hoed Corn Potatoes & finished Mangels I scuffled W. very very warm Heavy thunder & rain about 3 PM a little hail

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July 1890

9 Boys finished hoeing Potatoes & drew 1 load hay from other place & a load of Peas that were left at other barn AM they finished hoeing Potatoes at other place & put Paris Green on them then threshed Peas J & Henry brought a load of gravel from Br N's & put it on JB's shed then J brought a load of wood from other place I & Henry gave Susanna a drive this Morning. Henry scuffled turnips PM W. fine, very Cool N wind

10 Cleaned Peas & chored AM Drew 2 loads Timber slabs from other bush for oven wood & Henry scuffled turnips W. fine Cool

11 Sorted 8 bags Potatoes & boys drew 1 load slabs AM F & Henry brought load sand from Milnes H & A made larger yard behind Orchard for Mare Top H. took 40 lbs butter & 6 bags Potatoes to Coakwells this evening butter 18 cts. Potatoes $1.00 per bag they took Eggs today @ 16 cts They took 2 bags Potatoes with them. Patton fixed Cradles W. fine Cool air sun warm

12 J & F took turns Cutting grass & Mowing fence Corners at other place AM they cut all west of gate & good piece east of it till noon. Machine runs very well. we got new Knife for it. H & A brought lath lime naild & hair from Markham AM

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