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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1906-1909


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Aug 1908

a very heavy shower here about 2 PM but hardy a sprinkle at Ramer's

8 Henry helped Flavius thresh till about 10 J & A Chored they drew in loads mixed Peas & Oats & loads pure Oats Benj'ns 2 Men helped Machine Came PM W. very fine & Cler not so warm

Sunday 9 at home Flavius Children were here to dinner W. very fine not so warm

10 Threshed the Fall Wheat this Morning in about 1 1/2 hours then the Cylinder Box heated the hands went home Levi filled the Box they started after dinner threshed the Barley & 3 loads Oats ill 5 PM turned out well W. fine some cloudy pretty warm I & Nancy washed PM

11 Boys drew in grain all day Flavius Carl raked stubble I took Susanna to Elias's AM brought her home PM W. Cler pretty warm A helped Bob Milroy thresh AM

12 Boys gang plowed in filed behind Cider house between showers I & Nancy went to Markham AM W. Misty this morning drizzly rain on our way rained heavy some thunder

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Aug 1908

13 J took cream then they ganged they finished behind Cider house & began below garden A helped Johnny Reesor thresh W,. cloudy a few thunder showers not heavy

14 Boys harrowed & Rolled the ground that was ganged they drew in 6 loads of mixed grain & the spring wheat W. very fine & Cler quite warm I brought Susanna home

15 A helped JD's thresh till after dinner J & Henry drew in Mixed grain they drew till evening when A Came home Johnny Alexander was here today he lives in Fort William Davids had Ananias Shants & wife here for a Call yesterday W. very fine & Cler I & Nancy were at Elias's PM their have Whooping Cought pretty bad

Sunday 16 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Widemans remarks by Levi Grove sermon on St Mat 18 C by C Gayman went to Daniels to dinner W. Cler AM quite Cloudy PM not ver warm

17 A & Henry ganged 4 acres East of Potatoes in NE Corner field AM J took 3 Hogs 700 lbs to Locust Hill with Mares Nell & Jennie @ $6.40 per Cwt they drew in some grain PM W. very warm & sultry

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