Rain on the farm tamps field work. But we save up some activities to take advantage of the inclement conditions..
One such activity is rewaxing the coats and overalls for winter. This task keeps the waxed cotton garments in service, rain-proof and thorn-proof, for many more years. We do this every fall in preparation for winter.
First, we heat the wax dressing to soften it..
Then we rub it in thoroughly, paying special attention to the seams. Soft rags work well. We let it dry for at least 24 hours and then rub off the excess wax.
It is not the worst way to spend a rainy afternoon.