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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_45.pdf

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May 1891

Alf Spraige began Cook house foundation wall stump diggers began work today I went to see Bishop

27 B helped dig turnip Cellar AM I I J & A had a hunt after Cows this morning I Could not find them last night we have had them on the roads this while. I & J tied stakes with wire between pasture & Meadow AM planted potatoes for Flavius & B & J took load sheeting to D Ramer's & brought home grist flour W. a little frost last night fine today turned Cows to pasture very dry weather grass grows slow

28 B helped at turnip Cellar A drew 6 loads dung from home to turnip ground at other place I went to Ceder Grove PM W. a little warmer, fine & Cler

29 Boys worked at turnip Cellar J & A drew dung on strip that we left in field behind Cider house for feed Corn plowed it down & sowed it with Corn AM then they spread dung & plowed the last of Flavius' turnip ground PM W. fine Cler & warm

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May & June 1891

30 Boys nearly finished turnip Cellar I & J took Peas & Oats Chop to SM & piled some lumber AM J went to bring home Esther F & Fanny went to Markham PM W. dry & warm

Sunday 31 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks & sermon on {blank space} by Br C Esther was here all day B took her home this evening W. fine warm

June 1 Boys tended Spragge with stones at turnip Cellar & H brought 16 Brls lime from Markham PM B & A washed sheep PM W. rain shower went around PM few drops here very warm & sultry

2 Boys tended Mason & dug at last Corner of Cellar J & A planted last of feed Corn in root field AM we drew home a ton of hay that we bought off Br C's Thomas @ $7.00 part Clover. I went to Ceder Grove PM W. fine shower of rain & some thunder early this Morning. Cool & Cloudy today

3 H & B drew 2 loads sand AM I & J & B built an arch in smokehouse

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