Skip to comments.Great News For A Change (Farmer Dean)
Posted on 07/11/2018 7:40:12 AM PDT by oldvirginian
FarmerDean, who has no physical right to be alive according to natural law, will be going home under GODS law in a few weeks.
After over a YEAR fighting for his life from a botched cancer surgery of his intestines and MANY MANY nights where I thought he was going to God, the farmer/man/beast is going home and will once again one day heap 50 pound bails on a truck for hours at 66!!
I just got a hernia thinking about it!!! :)
God doesnt always give us what we ask for and we cant and arent supposed to understand why I guess, but he did in this case big time.
God bless him and his wife, who is one of the strongest and most faithful to husband and God, women i have ever met.
This should be a thread on the board guys.
I just dont know how to do it :)
But im sure MANY would love to know.
I told his wife that the army of old italian widows in my family praying for him would help at least a little!! :)
Tell Farmer Dean to hang in there! We want him back with us!
May the Lord smile on Dean and the Mrs.
dp0622 has a direct line to Dean.
I’m just the messenger, and glad to pass this news around.
I have a hunch that when he recovers and returns to the farm, he’ll be hefting 50 lb BALES, as I once did, down on the dairy farm. GOT TO take care of those cows. You take care of them; they’ll take care of you. It’s different now. Most hay goes into haylage, and isn’t baled anymore.
Oh Wow,I am so happy to hear this.
Great news! Thanks for passing it along. And a prayer of Thanks lifted from here, too.
So good to hear this news! Thanks for sharing God’s great mercy!
Glad to hear it.
Take it easy for awhile, Farmer Dean.
Thanks for passing on the news...glad to hear it!
Hay bales were it for us too.
We baled a lot of clover hay in rotation with corn and tobacco.
We did keep one field of grass for horse hay.
Those clover bales were HEAVY and tight packed.
Smaller farm families, less labor available, led to the round bales then to haylage.
Its all about the labor costs.
We raised beef cattle but the principal was the same.
The cattle got fed before we did.
Thanks. Great memories. No desire to do it. Retired now....from 35 years auctioneering. That was a great ride.
Some of my best memories were made on the farm.
I guess you know using wood to heat with warms you three times.
Once when you cut it
Once when you split it.
Once when you burn it.
P.S. I’m old enough to remember life on the farm before we got tractors. We had a team of Bays-Prince & Queen; a team of blonde Belgians-Dick & Pet; and a team of mules-Mary & John. We cut barley & wheat with a binder, hauled the sheaves to the barn and put them thru a Frick threshing machine. The hay and straw were put up loose. The baler didn’t come until a few years after WWII.
Our team was Maude and Fannie.
All the plowing, discing and cultivating was done with the horses.
We owned a half share of a baler with my dads first cousin. We traded our sweat in their fields for the use of their tractor at hay time.
We had an old horse drawn thresher that my dad converted over to use with a tractor. It was a two bagger. While one bag was filling you tied the full bag off, threw it in the chute and put an empty bag on. Three bags in the chute, pull the lever to dump them on the ground. Men came behind and loaded the bags on the truck. When the truck was full you headed to the mill and got in line.
Corn was picked by hand for too long.
I danced a jig when we finally bought our first tractor, a used Ford 800 and an old corn picker.
I thought it was heaven on earth.
You have me by a few years and some hard work but I understand where you came from.
Thankful prayers up for Farmer Dean, certainly one of the cool guys here at FR.
Our first combine was a pull-type pto driven Allis-Chalmers. It had a bagger on it, and I tended the bagger a lot. What joy it was to ride the combine threshing barley, sweating, and the chaff and barley beards sticking to your sunburned body and itching like crazy.
Of course i would spell it wrong.
I’m a city slicker :)
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