Recently, a fellow farmer/neighbor passed away. He was younger than Todd and I. He left a wife and young children. We didn’t know him personally but we recognize his families pain nonetheless.
This past Monday, moments after learning that the funeral procession was going to pass by this farm, Jake and I went out and tied some black landscape fabric on a tractor nearest the road.
Since I had to run an animal up to the vet immediately after I wasn’t around to witness what I heard later described as, “very cool” and “just awesome”. Apparently, people in the procession were slowing down to look. Then later dozens of people drove back by and stopped to take pictures.
I had no idea it would have such an impact on folks but then theirs is the type of family that had and still does have an impact on the whole community.
Our thoughts are with them.