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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_40.pdf

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April 1891

last night they caught 5 or 6 before W. very fine & Cler, east wind PM

22 Sowed Munny Peas south of bush & early Ramer's Peas east of gate at other place W. very warm & Cler

23 Sowed 4 acres of Oats at other place west of stump fence J & F went to Markham PM I & B took away last of lumber this morning. W. Cloudy. Cooler

24 Killed 6 Pigs AM Sowed Oats east of stump fence PM W. frost this morning cool today B took Pigs to Lewis's farm (late D Milnes) this evening $5.50 per cwt

25 Boys sowed barley south of wheat at other place I went to Ceder Grove AM W. sharp Cold, N. wind, fine & Cler roads very good B & Susanna were at Markham yesterday PM I & A & Henry brought home sap buckets this PM

Sundy 26 I & Nancy & little ones went to Meeting at Widemans remarks by young Sam Hoover sermon on St Mark 18th C by Br C Br C held (Umfrage) alone went to Br inlaw Peter's for dinner W. Cool, fine & Cler

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April 1891 May

27 Sowed field behind Cider house with barly there was some of it ganged then B & A ganged the rest F came with his team (Charley & Jenny) & drilled it in H harrowed before the seeder with Farmer & 2 year old Mare Jess. W. very fine & warm strong wind got up this evening

28 H harrowed barly & then sowed 6 bus goose Wheat in west end of NW Corner field at other place B sowed about 7 acres Peas by hand in NE Corner field J ganged them in & A harrowed I went to Markham PM W. very strong N wind very Cool

29 Finished NE Corner field with Oats west part H grubbed south of house & east of Orchard with old seeder W. not so Cool

30 sowed field south of house & east of Orchard with Oats & harrowed H grubbed field north of Meeting house I & Nancy & Jake Moyer nearly finished making front garden. Br S's Called awhile PM. & Aunt Lissy Burkholder. W. very fine & warm

May 1 Sowed field north of Meeting house with Oats H finished plowing sod at other place a part east of road

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