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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_92.pdf

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Aug 1892

2 Boys plowed sod H went to Markham AM B helped Thomas's PM A helped Thomas's yesterday Br inlaw Simon Hoover's were here at supper W. a shower this morning another PM very fine this evening

3 Boys Plowed I & Henry went to Whitevale for Twine AM Boys finished hoeing turnips Henry raked Wheat Stubble & Boys drew them in after supper W. pretty warm 4 A & H pl B worked at Thomas's

4 A & B plowed H was at Flavius's AM J cut Colorado Spring Wheat & A plowed PM B & H shocked W. very fine & Cool a heavy shower & a little thunder before daylight Nancy Susanna & Henry were in Markham AM

5 Boys finished plowing sod west of Creek Henry scuffled turnip I went to Whitevale AM & to M Barkeys PM W. fine & Cool began to rain steady & slowly after supper

6 Boys Pulled stalls & floor out of Pigpen AM Cut Bonanza Oats with Mower. they were badly down & Boys pulled Headlands in big Pea field PM W. very fine & Cler

Sunday 7 I & Nancy Henry & Anne went to Meeting at Wideman's remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke 13 C by C Burkholder & Bishop Gayman

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Aug 1892

of Cayuga went to David Ramer's to dinner A Esther & Mary were in Meeting too W. very very fine day

8 I & Nancy & Anne went to Henry Barkey's Ann Shirk is there & is sick she wanted us to Come to see her she is a little better B & A Pulled nearly 2 acres Peas in root field then boys all went after supper to help Flavius draw in Peas J got spring waggon tongue fixed AM it broke yesterday W. Cloudy & very warm H started threshing with W. Reesor

9 B & Henry ganged south bush AM they Pulled Peas with Rob Milroy's rake in big field PM W. very very warm thunder showers before day light another went south this evening J Ionson was here last night with his Horse on his way to Claremont

10 B brought home new Pea rake that I ordered in Whitevale @ $9.00 J Cut oats in field east of dam I & B A & Henry Pulled Peas in big field from 1000 till noon B helped McCreights to thresh PM J & A went to Flavius PM to help pull Peas with scythes JH Ramer's were here at nooon Br S's brought Christian Gayman & his sister widow Culp to supper W. very very warm shower after dinner & some more towards evening

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