Long story short my great grandfather died in 1973 without a will. My grandfather and my father were the only ones who ever lived on the farm and had a deed to a small portion that their homes and garages sat on directly in the middle. I grew up on the farm and we always used the farm like it was our own just didn't have rights to clear it or do certain things with it. 3 years ago this month one of the long lost heirs of the estate sued to have the estate settled. It gave the lawyers a blank check to settle it. After 3 years of chasing down nearly 50 un-known heirs as far away as Australia, and California, Today the farm finally sold on the courthouse steps to the highest bidder and we were blessed enough to win it.
I can't express in words how this had been hanging over my fathers head his whole life, and how it has limited us to doing things the right way. In a time when so many family farms are split up and divided off into small tracts, my father was able to save this farm that has been in our family since before 1918. After weeks of worrying ourselves sick and not sleeping, tonight I can't close my eyes in excitement for thinking about the future. The chance to clean the farm back up with my father and return it to it's former glory unlike ever seen. I'm sitting here choked up thinking about walking over the property boundaries earlier this week and seeing tree's wider than a cub with barb wire grown through the center of them where Webb's long before me fenced off this land. Or thinking about my great grandfather riding around on "Cindy" his Farmall B which my father restored almost 10 years ago and started us into this great tractor hobby. I just can't explain how it makes me feel, I hope you guys will understand. I'm 28 years old and expecting my first son next month. I truly feel blessed beyond words to know I have this opportunity and that my son will also.
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