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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_11.pdf

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July 1890

Sunday 27 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks & sermon on St Mark part of 10C by Br C D Nighswander U Drudge's Menno Stover's & Johnny Ramer's were here to dinner. W. fine

28 Boys finished Cutting Most at other place except lowground & began Cutting barly in east part of field east of dam I & Susanna went to Markham Boys finished Cutting barly PM W. fine

29 Boys Cut F Wheat at home except low places where we sowed spring Wheat it seems to be filling pretty well W. fine, warm I & A & Henry drew in hay out of Meeting house yard & swail at other place & took 9 Bus Peas & Barly Chop to Br S's this evening

30 F & H mowed some barley in Stumpy field at other place & J Cut few acres in field behind barn next bush (it was short) with Mowing Machine AM Chored & shelled Corn PM W fine & warm AM slow rain PM boys brought home Chop after supper

31 J Cut barly for JD's all day F & H Cut fall Wheat in rough ground at other place H Finished Whitewashing Kitchen at east end and & fixed hearth W. warm slight showers at noon

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Aug 1890

August 1 F & H began to Cut barly at other place with old reaper Cut well but the last rut of grain wheel axle then they cut till noon with Scythes J & Susanna went to Markham AM F went to W Armstrongs barn raising & we drew in Short loose barley out of field behind barn PM Killed 3 Pigs after supper & H took them to Coakwells @$6.50 Pr cwt W. fine warm & Cler

2 F & H finished Cutting barly at other place with old reaper AM we drew in loads with 2 teams PM W. fine warm Cler

Sunday 3 at home all day young folks went to Br C's W. the warmest day this season, a fine shower & some thunder this evening

4 Boys hoed turnips second time I & Nancy went to Mannasse Frets awhile PM his wife if Poorly J & A brought dressed lumber from D Ramer's & took 4 bags barly to Br S's W. very warm heavy shower & some thunder PM

5 Boys Chored & began ganging barley stubble behind barn heavy shower stopped them AM

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