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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_75.pdf

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Mar 1882

10 Boys finished plugging stump fences I & Nancy went to JH Ramer's to dinner then we went awhile to Michael Frets's he is very poorly with something like Consumption W. fine Cold north wind roads bad

11 Boys threshed Peas F helped we Cleaned 13 bags Oats for Menno Reesor he exchanges for seed W. very very Cold & strong North wind A drove one team for NB they went to Markham for two loads shingles

12 Boys threshed Peas. W. snow from east AM Cler Cold PM

Sunday 13 I & Nancy & little ones went to AB's Boys & girls went to Br S's W. Cold N wind

14 Boys finished threshing & Cleaning Peas & threshed Bonanza Oats about 2 bush, the mice destroyed about half of them we sowed about 2 or 3 quarts of them last spring W. very Very Cold N wind

15 Boys trimmed stumps AM drew 2 bigs ones PM. W. still pretty Cold, getting milder

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Mar 1892

16 Boys sawed wood AM they all went to Beans Boys sale PM I & Nancy went to Whitevale AM Bought a Barrel of granulated sugar 283 lbs @ 4 3/4 cts Thomas came for Nancy after dinner She Came home after supper they had a Daughter, Martha born W. pretty cold Cler

17 Boys sawed wood AM nearly finished Buggy Box PM I & Nancy Mary Henry & Anne went to Br inlaw John Hoovers they were not at home then we went to MN's W. fine, rather Cold from north

18 Boys sawed wood A drew home few loads AM we all went to Saml Shanks sale PM he has not sold his farm yet but it is supposed that it will be sold W. snowed more or less all day

19 Boys drew roots & sawed wood they drew 2 stumps AM. I went to Markham AM W. Cold N Wind Cler roads very good they was dry in places the snow dampened them a little Menno Burkholder's young folks were here to supper they went with our young folks to singing school at Cherrywood

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