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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

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July 1892

Widow Anne & Elisabeth Nighswander & Alfred Spragge & wife were here at dinner. Anne & Elisabeth Nighswander staid for supper. W. very very warm a thunder shower before daylight another went south west this evening

25 Finished Cutting Wheat AM took in Jag of swail hay along creek behind Meeting house PM W. very very warm I went to Ceder Grove to Br S's after supper B worked at Br S's today heas been there all last week except half day & a heavy thunder after dark heavy wind

26 drew 2 loads dist onto dam AM boys set up shocks PM the wind blew down a great many last night I & J & Henry Cut a 12 foot Cedar Log in the Shank swamp PM they took it to SM then we harrowed & rolled the new turnpike after supper Br N had a road Machine last friday to grade from 11th Con to our bridge

27 Boys Cut & drew 2 logs AM A & Adeline went to Markham AM Boys all went to G Peppers stock sale on 9th Con Markham PM. W. very warm, heavy thunder shower PM

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July 1892 Aug

28 Chored & J H & Henry Cut & drew 2 logs to SM AM B brought D Ramer's Honey extractor then boys slung about 50 bls of Honey PM W. very very warm heavy thunder shower about 5 PM the heaviest of it went south & east 29 I think this was the warmest day so far

29 Boys Piled lot of lumber at F's & J Plowed F's have to level it. (the lane that goes to the bush) AM they hoed turnip PM I took Gobbler & Basket of Blk Currants to Lewis's farm this evening W. very warm AM Gust of wind & squaal of rain Came up PM then it got Cooler. fine & Cool this evening

30 2 boys Plowed in pasture field we are thinking of fixing it for Fall Wheat H & Henry put Paris Green on potatoes AM J got mare Bonnie shod PM W. fine & Cool

Sunday 31 I & Nancy Henry & Anne went to Meeting at Altona remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke 12th C by C Burkholder went to Br inlaw John Hoovers to dinner & to Henry Boyer's to supper W. very fine summer day A Esther & Mary were in Meeting too

August 1st drew in all our Fall Wheat till supper then boys helped Flavius draw in his he & Jess helped us W. very fine summer day

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