Diary Entry for 8/1/1973

Rained about all day. Merrill got hay mowed away. He went to Mills in PM. Saw Bill D at Agway. They have their closing tomorrow. Jim, Pat and Jolie here for supper. Jim’s back bothering him. He didn’t work tonight. Gave Boots breathing pills.

Diary Entry for 8/2/1973

Brenda and Bill bought farm at Mills. Hall’s started drawing manure pile. Jim starts therapy on his back. Hot and humid. Merrill raked hay but it was too wet to bale. Got out chopper and blower. I washed clothes. Boots coughing a lot. I gave him more pills.

Diary Entry for 8/3/1973

Cooler today but nice. We baled three load of hay. Parachute jumps at Camp Drum. Many hurt. Merrill baled hay in morning and evening. Gave Boots pills again today.

Diary Entry for 8/4/1973

Finished baling hay for this year. 3475 bales of hay this year. Only Payne’s 10 acres standing hay, $100. 21 acres near building to chop in silo yet. Thunder storm at 5 and 6 PM. Sent Cindy birthday card, letter and $1.