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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_12.pdf

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Aug 1890

F went to Markham H & A dug post holes at other place I & Nancy went to H Boyer's to see little boy that has his foot cut off he is doing very well went to MN's after supper boys ganged awhile this evening W. Cleared up heavy shower at Menno Burkholder's none here PM

6 F & H Pulled Peas with Scythes east of stump fence at other place A ganged behind barn Henry finished raking barly stubble behind barn I & Susanna went to Ceder Grove Pm. W. fine & Cooler

7 drew in 6 loads Wheat & 6 loads barly with 2 teams at other place till supper & 2 loads & 1 load rakings at home after supper J is getting quite smart he can pitch pretty well. W. pretty warm

8 boys drew in fall Wheat at home AM 6 loads. A ganged J & F drew nearly 4 loads Peas at other place I & Susanna went to Markham PM I dont feel very well. W. fine warm

9 A ganged boys hoed turnips AM J Cut oats south of bush & other boys began to pull Peas south of garden PM I & Nancy went to Manasse Fret's after supper his wife is a little better W. fine Cool a little rain last night

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Aug 1890

Sunday 10 at home JD's were here I & Nancy & little ones went to NB's PM they were not at home W. Cold strong north wind PM drissly rain after supper, very Cool

11 J cut Mixed spring & Fall Wheat back of Orchard other boys finished Pulling Peas at home I & Nancy went to Markham PM W. Cool strong NW wind

12 Boys Pulled Peas at other place & Cut roads around all the Oats J Finished ganging behind barn W. fine, rather warmer I & Nancy Painted Kitchen & Cook house floors

13 J Cut Oats in NE Corner field got done at sunset other boys drew in all Peas below Orchard 8 loads very poor Crop, too wet. I went for Dr Robinson AM Susanna was worse, is better again W. fine

14 J Cut Oats at other place Finished hill field at Townline & began other piece part of field below barn other boys drew in Peas at other place {blank space} loads W. fine I went to Ceder Grove AM & to Whitevale PM

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