God it was a beautiful weekend, we hauled the camper down 71 HWY to our family farm on the River near Virginia, MO. Saturday after I had the water, electric and sewer hooked up I took the John Deere down to the bottom-land, where the River meets Walnut Creek.
The River and the creek were really swollen, going over the bridges near Nyhart we saw the Bates County Drainage Ditch was nearly to its limits too.
We lost yet another tree down by the river, seems we lose more trees each year than we can plant. I spooked up a young deer from the brush, watching that cotton white tail bouncing away made me long for deer season this Fall.
Sunday was breezy at first, but the heat was getting more intense when we got out of church. I love visiting the Happy Hill Church of God, Pastor Ron and his wife raise the roof with some of the best old time gospel music I've ever heard. I look forward to going there when I can. Fathers Day is one of those special occasions. After church we headed on into Butler, MO for Dinner.
One of our favorite places to eat Sunday dinner is the Flaming Lantern in Butler, MO. We usually try to get a spot near the fireplace.
Driving the gravel roads of Bates County, MO I sure saw a lot of flooding. A fortunate few had managed to get some crops in, but so much of the Bates County Farmland was flooded and simply too wet to plow.
Some of the cropland in Bates County looked like it had been planted before it was flooded, darn shame all those good crops under water. Bates County has some very productive, rich soil, but when the floods come, there's an awful lot of damage.
Guess we can look forward to a great harvest of some winter wheat.
Anyhow, if we can help you with your find any hunting land, cropland or a home on the range in KS or MO, give us a holler. 816-313-8876.
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