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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902


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July 1901

25 A & Henry were both at Flavius A Came home at noon awhile to help J Clean out the Cistern W. not so warm Clouded up with East wind began to rain slow & steady about 5 PM, raining yet at bedtime

26 A & Henry worked at Flavius J Chored J Ionson made his last round this week W. very fine & Cool a fine rain last evening there was some water in the road this evening as I went to Ceder Grove

27 Boys drew in last of barley till noon then there Came a fine little shower then they took about 34 bags of mixed grain to Br S's to store it & 5 bags barley to Chop when they Came home they brought in the barley raking till supper a heavy rain after supper a little distant thunder nice & Cool

Sunday 28 Adeline Mary & Henry started to go to Meeting at Widemans rain stopped thme at Davids they staid to dinner & supper I & Nancy walked to AB's to dinner W. very warm this AM showers of rain till about 10 Oc then shower after shower from about 2 PM till dark Ada Hare was here to dinner & staid all night some thunder not very heavy

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July 1901 Aug

29 Boys Chored A worked at Truck Wheels J & Henry began plowing in pasture W. foggy AM drizzly rain after dinner very heavy this evening our dam is about full

30 Henry helped Thomas thresh all day J & A Plowed awhile then fixed up the Wheat shocks till noon then J cut Mixed grain north of Orchard he nearly finished it A went to Ormerads barn raising PM W. Cloudy warm fine Breeze.

31 I finished Mixed frain & Cut Oats east of dam & began opposite Pilkeys A & Henry shocked & drew in 1 load of Wheat after supper W. fine & Cooler Nancy & Anne went to Markham PM

Aug 1 J finished Cutting Oats opposite Pilkeys & cut most of Knoll Oats A & Henry drew i n4 loads wheat AM Henry helped Flavius thresh PM A shocked Oats PM I & he drew in a load of Wheat after supper W. very fine a Cool wind

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