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Great News For A Change (Farmer Dean)
Dp0622 | July10, 2018 | dp0622

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 GOD’S 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 doesn’t always give us what we ask for and we can’t and aren’t 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 i’m 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!! :)


TOPICS: Freeoples; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: cancer; health; prayer
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1 posted on 07/11/2018 7:40:12 AM PDT by oldvirginian
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To: oldvirginian

Tell Farmer Dean to hang in there! We want him back with us!


2 posted on 07/11/2018 7:41:42 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: dp0622

May the Lord smile on Dean and the Mrs.


3 posted on 07/11/2018 7:42:28 AM PDT by oldvirginian (Horsepower=how hard you hit the wall, torque=how far you take the wall with you.-RIP John Winters)
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To: Morgana; dp0622

dp0622 has a direct line to Dean.
I’m just the messenger, and glad to pass this news around.


4 posted on 07/11/2018 7:44:37 AM PDT by oldvirginian (Horsepower=how hard you hit the wall, torque=how far you take the wall with you.-RIP John Winters)
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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.


5 posted on 07/11/2018 7:54:15 AM PDT by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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To: oldvirginian; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; Salvation

Oh Wow,I am so happy to hear this.


6 posted on 07/11/2018 7:57:57 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: oldvirginian

Great news! Thanks for passing it along. And a prayer of Thanks lifted from here, too.


7 posted on 07/11/2018 8:03:17 AM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: oldvirginian

So good to hear this news! Thanks for sharing God’s great mercy!


8 posted on 07/11/2018 8:04:17 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: oldvirginian

Glad to hear it.


9 posted on 07/11/2018 8:05:16 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: oldvirginian

Take it easy for awhile, Farmer Dean.


10 posted on 07/11/2018 8:14:02 AM PDT by jch10 (Somebody has got to do something.)
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To: oldvirginian

Thanks for passing on the news...glad to hear it!


11 posted on 07/11/2018 8:50:16 AM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: Tucker39

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.


12 posted on 07/11/2018 12:45:22 PM PDT by oldvirginian (Horsepower=how hard you hit the wall, torque=how far you take the wall with you.-RIP John Winters)
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To: oldvirginian

Thanks. Great memories. No desire to do it. Retired now....from 35 years auctioneering. That was a great ride.


13 posted on 07/11/2018 1:52:44 PM PDT by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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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.

Good times.


14 posted on 07/11/2018 3:44:15 PM PDT by oldvirginian (Horsepower=how hard you hit the wall, torque=how far you take the wall with you.-RIP John Winters)
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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.


15 posted on 07/11/2018 3:52:14 PM PDT by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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To: oldvirginian
w00t! GO DEAN!!!
16 posted on 07/11/2018 4:39:31 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Tucker39

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.


17 posted on 07/11/2018 5:54:25 PM PDT by oldvirginian (Horsepower=how hard you hit the wall, torque=how far you take the wall with you.-RIP John Winters)
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To: oldvirginian

Thankful prayers up for Farmer Dean, certainly one of the cool guys here at FR.


18 posted on 07/11/2018 6:50:18 PM PDT by OKSooner (Don't be a Fudd.)
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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.


19 posted on 07/11/2018 8:09:21 PM PDT by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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To: Tucker39

Of course i would spell it wrong.

I’m a city slicker :)


20 posted on 07/12/2018 3:47:03 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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