1939 Aug. 25th Friday
Cool night, east wind, bright after hazy, partly cloudy forenoon. I got meals, laid down in p.m., fixed 6 gals of cucumbers in brine, [got] it to boiled and poured over cucumbers until on day when new must be made, played solitaire, listened to news of pending war. Will painted at Barn and has pains in the sore on his leg but not as bad as yesterday. Narvin and Will fixed fence in Rock and Antelope Creeks between us and Tom’s right after breakfast. I guess the men puttied barn windows in forenoon and went to fix south windmill near Strids, put in new leathers in p.m. I fried cucumbers for dinner, men no like, I do.