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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_79.pdf

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April 1892

St Mat part of 18 C by Br C went to Jos Barkey's widows to dinner W. very very fine & Cler Cold air from the north roads very good

Easter Monday 18 I & A went to Markham I wanted to see HB Reesor & W Fleming we had a Bargain for $500 Cash & $5000 next 1st of April I took a notion to pay $2500 cash & we arranged it so Fanny & Baby were here all day B plowed at Pilkeys J & H brought new spring tooth Cultivator from Locust Hill then they had a holiday W. very fine Dentist Robinson Came to stay all night

19 Boys helped F J got Farmer shod AM A ganged in furrows & B harrowed PM W. fine some warmer we have frost every night this good while Dentist fixed Nancy's {illegible scribble} teeth & filled a few for Adeline stays all night again

20 B grubbed with old seeder we could not get Teeth on new Cultivator 2 young Gohm boys were here & put

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April 1892

them on in a sort of way so that B used it PM & we sowed a little spring wheat this evening W. very fine & warm east wind yet

21 B finished sowing spring wheat about 3 acres of root ground & sowed Oats in same field until noon rain all PM strong from east Cleaned seed grain PM I brought home scholars

22 Boys helped F draw off roots AM B finished sowing field east of dam about 3 acres Colorado spring wheat the balance Oats I Cultivated awhile in big sod field with new spring tooth Cultivator PM it works very well then I wen to F Crawfords to engage pasture for some Colts W. foggy this Morning Cleared up fine today H is at Pilkys every day 23 Susanna & Mary went to Stouffville. PM

23 J B & A sowed big sod filed with Munny Peas J harrowed

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