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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_93.pdf

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11 Boys finished ganging south of bush AM J finished Cutting Oats east of dam B helped JD's thresh. A helped Flavius Pull Peas with Scythe I & Nancy took Gayman & his sister to M Burkholders PM. W. rain before daylight Cler today very warm AM fine & Cool PM

12 J cut Oats in root field about 3 acres & field back of Orchard all except Swail we pulled Peas with rake F helped shock Oats most of the day Jess Shank helped pitch back Peas W. very fine & Cool

13 B helped Thomas's thresh we shocked Oats till about 1000 then I & J Henry & Jess Shank finished pulling Peas till noon A finished shocking Oats then A & Henry helped Jess draw in Peas at Flavius J Cut some Oats below OrchardW. very fine & Cool

Sunday 14 at home NBs & Aunt Lissy were here at noon H B Adeline & Susanna went to Flavius W. very fine & Cool

15 B helped R Milroy thresh F helped us draw in spring Wheat & 5 loads Peas out of big field J finished Cutting oats except some lodged along creek west of Meeting house W. pretty warm I went to Ceder Grove PM & fixed some oat shocks at Flavius

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Aug 1892

16 B helped Johnny Reesor to thresh Flavius & Jesse helped to draw in 13 loads Peas till supper then boys helped them draw in his spring Wheat & one load Oats W. warm

17 B went threshing in H's place he has cold J H & A & Henry drew in 3 loads Peas AM Henry helped Flavius PM other boys drew 3 loads Peas & one big load loose Oats Bonanza) PM. big field is all in now W. very very warm. I dont feel very well

18 J & B helped Flavius thresh AM I & A & Henry drew last of Peas out of root field 3 big loads then boys drew in Bonanza Oats loose & shocked few Oats below Orchard W. very very warm & sultry

19 shocked last of Oats drew dung away so that we can build straw stack fixed ready to thresh tommorrow B went threshing H came home he has cough W. very fine, Cooler

20 had W Reesor's steamer, threshed Fall Wheat about {blank space} Bus. spring Wheat {blank space} Bus Munny Peas off big field about 1 bus & one load in the west barn we did not thresh W. fine pretty warm south wind

Sunday 21 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by C Burkholder sermon on St Mat part of 18 C by Br C. Peter Burkholder & family & David Burkholder

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