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Page 160 - Farming in Lorane

"The crews usually traveled with the threshers and ate their meals at
whichever farm they were working and slept on their bedrolls which
they laid out on piles of straw each night. The meals served to them
would almost invariably be fried chicken. Lincoln Diess states that he
never ate so much chicken in his life as he did during the time he
worked for a threshing crew. There were always plenty of pies and
cakes, too. His wife May was considered by the threshing crews as one
of the area's best cooks. Their working day, when there was a full
day's work, extended from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with an hour for lunch. That
lunch hour, however, was not reserved just for eating. The threshing
machine had to be greased and the tractor gassed up and ready to go
by 1 p.m."