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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_89.pdf

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July 1892

6 Boys Chored AM H went to Simon Reesor's raising near Markham PM I & B & A drew in 4 loads hay J cut few acres. W. very fine & Cler

7 J Cut little Orchard & piece in Meadow AM boys split oven wood & cut wood at dam for the steamer J & A brought load pine from other place & then drew the wood for steamer behind barn W. very fine warm & Cler

8 Boys Chored AM drew in 5 loads hay PM I & Nancy went to Markham PM. W. very warm fine & Cler I & A went to the Shank farm after supper & took off broken barn door Hinge & I took it to Steven's & got it fixed I & J Bishop were there last evening to examine the barn he will Make out a Bill of timber for the building of a new one

9 drew in 5 loads Hay AM F & Jesse helped then Boys helped F draw in 8 loads PM & J finished Mowing East of Meadow W. warm Cler

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July 1892

Sunday 10 at home Flavius's were here PM. H & Adeline & Susanna went to Meeting at Wideman's W. warm & fine

11 A scuffled turnips J Cut swale in field east of orchard a part north of old Orchard he Cut it with mowing Machine & then they turned hay in meadow I went to Coakwells AM Boys sprouted lot of potatoes & Cocked hay PM. W. very very warm heavy thunder shower went around north PM little sprinkle here

12 B & A helped JD's shingle on barn at B Dillars & I went to Markham AM J & H Cut Ceder Post at Shank swamp & took it to F's & drew in 2 loads hay AM they drew 5 loads PM & then raised shed at F's after supper W. very very warm & Cler

13 B went to Toronto 21 bags potatoes @ 30 cts per bag I & other boys finished haying drew in {blank space} loads W. very warm AM shower went around south PM Cooler after it I & H brought load of lumber from SM to F's this morning

14 B got Frank shod I & other boys hoed Cane & few turnips J scuffed boys opened ditch from barnyard PM W. pretty warm

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