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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_80.pdf

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April 1892

with big 3 year old Colts he has bee driving them this while they work very well I & Nancy went to Markham AM we finished up the purchase of the Shank farm Paid down $2500 & gave a Mortgage for $3000 it is leased to B Burkholder for one year @ $325 rent which we get W. very fine & warm blowed up squaaly & Cool this evening

Sunday 24 I & Nancy & Anne went to B Dillers H Susanna & Esther went to Isaac Reesor's PM. W. frose hard this morning Clear & Cool today

25 B drew roots at F's I & A & Henry Picked Stones into furrows in clover AM B Cultivated A & J harrowed in field back of Orchard PM. W. fine & Cool

26 I helped scrub Meeting house & fixed some of graveyard fence

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April 1892

Boys sowed field back of Orchard with Oats B A & J harrowed filed south of house. W. very fine & Clear frost last night I took 6 bus Barly & Oats Chop to Br S's to get it chopped PM

27 Boys sowed field south of house & east of Orchard with oats A harrowed part of NE Corner field W. fine Cler, east wind a little rain towards evening

28 Boys sowed about 5 acres in east part of NE Corner of field 2 bags Munny Peas & 3 bags Oats I took Butter & Eggs to Coakwells PM Nancy went with Me to F's W. very fine & warm A dug garden at Br C's PM

29 B helped plow at F's J rolled AM J helped draw roots at F's PM A rolled awhile PM then fixed roller I brought 100 lbs shorts from P Hoover's AM I & Henry dug garden J planted some Potatoes PM W. fine & Cler, Cold N wind papers say there is snow in Manitoba

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