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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_56.pdf

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Aug 1891

I took Susanna to old A Burkholders for Liver Cure then I went to Markham AM. W. warm & sultry PM

27 J & A Plowed AM drew in Oats 5 loads at other place PM B helped B Burkholder thresh I took Susanna to old AB's this AM W. fine, very warm I got Mare Mag shod PM

28 B helped B Burkholder thresh nearly all day A & J Plowed I plowed part of the time I took Butter & Eggs to Lewis's this evening W. warm AM strong N wind PM blowed up Cold this evening heavy shower last night

29 B helped Johnny Reesor thresh F & H helped Pilkey J & A Plowed AM I & A drew in one load of Oats PM they were not very dry so we quit & A plowed again W. fine

Sunday 30 I & Nancy & little ones went to U Drudges they were not at home Called at Br S's old folks were not at home so we Came home again B & girls went to Br S's PM . W. fine Cool Cler

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Aug 1891 Aug Sept

31 Drew in 5 loads Oats F helped H helped JD's thresh W began to rain about 10 AM, did not rain much B & A Plowed in Pea stubble south of bush I took 4 1/2 B barly to Br S's PM

September 1 B & A plowed AM drew in 11 loads Oats out of field back of Orchard PM W. fine I & Susanna went to Ceder Grove PM

2 Boys Plowed awhile AM then went to other place & drew in spring Wheat 3 loads then drew in 10 loads Oats out of field below house, 1 out of field back of Orchard I went to Green River this morning W. very foggy & Misty this Morning Cleared up about 9 AM warm today

3 Finished Drawing Oats 4 loads AM Finishes our harvest except oat rakings AM B & A Plowed PM. W. Clear very warm

4 B & A Rolled & harrowed barly stubble field J raked oat stubble W. very warm & Cler brought in 1 load oat rakings.

5 J sowed barley stubble with Golden drop Wheat B & A brought in last of Oat rakings & drew dung on Pea Stubble south of bush W. cloudy drissly nearly all PM

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