Monday, October 6, 2008

Community Effort

We live in such an awesome community! On Friday many of the area farmers got together and harvested a neighbors soybeans for him. Verne and his wife Jayne farm together and Jayne drives truck for him during harvest. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently going through treatments. She is unable to do much and he is busy taking care of her. So.....a bunch of area farmers (not sure of the count at this time, probably between 20 and 25) got together and harvested Verne and Jayne's soybeans for them.

This field had 6 semis lined up ready to haul the beans out and there were 4 combines and 1 grain cart running here. Jeremy and Chad each had a semi and my father-in-law had his combine in this field. There were 14 combines total at many different fields. It was an awesome sight!

21 comments:

Tracy said...

That is completely A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! It sounds like your family was a huge help!! I hope treatment is going well for this lady and soon she'll be back on the farm!!!

Anonymous said...

You have to love that aspect of the small town!! Everyone is always willing to pitch in for the benefits of others!!

~Crystal

Jodi said...

AWESOME!!! Midwestern people do have big hearts - isn't it great. Saw you and Courtney in the mall on Sunday - we were a bit pre-occupied, as we had all 4 kiddos with us, so we did not even stop to say hello, but.... you looked in a hurry, and I was pulling my hair out! Next time I'll leave soem of the kids with you - you can carve pumpkins or put the boys to work on the farm, huh? Ha!

Amber Kay said...

That is awesome indeed!

Sharon said...

It is so nice to hear about neighbors still helping neighbors.I'll bet they will never forget all the kindness.
I pray that she will continue to get better.

Heidi Jo said...

doesn't it make you proud to be from here. actually, i am guessing that amazing people like this live in all four corners and throughout the middle of this wonderful country. i wish the rest of america could remember that instead of thinking about how much they can't agree with their neighbor.

Just Mom said...

HOLY SMOKES!

What great neighbors.

SAH in Suburbia said...

Truly amazing!

Momma Roar said...

That is just AWESOME!!!

nickernoodle said...

That is so awesome. I love how neighbors will jump right in and help when needed!!!

Jamie said...

That is so awesome!! Gotta love community togetherness!!

Michelle said...

I didn't know she had cancer. I hope her treatments go well for her.

It's nice to live in a small community and have such caring neighbors to help in times of need.

Joyce said...

How great that was. I will pray for the couple. Just one more way to say I love you.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce

Craze said...

Reading that makes my heart warm. I love hearing stories about human kindness. We sure could use a little more of that these days.

Carroll Farm said...

Sounds so cool. We need more people like this in the world.

MAYBELLINE said...

THAT is awesome.

jennifer's farmily said...

Wow... I know from friends who farm how busy harvesting season is- so the fact that so MANY people took time out to harvest his fields for him brings a tear to my eye! What amazing people, friends, and neighbors!!

kdwhorses said...

AMAZING! What a great community you live in! praying for her and her recovery! This month is breast cancer awareness, go have your mammograms! I had my first one on Monday and it wasn't that bad at all!
Again kiddos to you all for pulling together, that is what it is all about~! Wish more people were that way!

Heather M. said...

Wow - what a great bunch of support for a family at a critical time like this. And it could be any one of us next year, couldn't it? So good to know that people still care for each other. Take care!

Rose said...

The heartbeat of America, right here in our own backyards. Kudos to all of you guys!!! I'm sending healing thoughts your neighbors way.

OneCowgirl said...

this post brought tears to my eyes. what wonderful community you live in.