bobford79 at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 16 18:09:45 EDT 2008
Don; if you go to help your cousin; don't forget to stop by a clinic for a tetanus shot. Best of luck.
After your post I turned on tv to see if any of the cable (so called ) news stations had any information or updates. Thjey were too besy taling about Tiger Wood winning and Barack playing Bill Cosby.
I did see a video clip on the yahoo homepage saying that Illinois and other states south of Iowa were filling sandbags--the clip didn't mention Missouri. When the Mississippi roils she is truly a "brown god".
Good luck with your travels......bobford
--- On Mon, 6/16/08, Don Bowen <don.bowen at earthlink.net> wrote:
> From: Don Bowen <don.bowen at earthlink.net>
> Subject: [Homestead] Floods
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Monday, June 16, 2008, 11:26 AM
> I just received information that my cousin's farm is
> going under water. He is busily pulling the Diesel pump
> engines out of Gregory water district and I hope pulling
> his machinery out of the way. His farm is located about
> half way between Canton, Mo and the junction of the Des
> Moines and Mississippi rivers. I tried reaching his mother
> but no luck. The farm buildings are up on the bluff so
> they are not in danger. Most of his 1400 acres of crop
> land is between the bluff and the river just west of
> Gregory Landing. As near as I can understand he will not
> have a corn or soybean crop this year.
> Corn is up over $7.75, Wheat is back over $9, soybeans are
> over $15. I suspect many of us will have to make some
> significant changes in our eating and driving this year.
> Meanwhile the politicians are avoiding discussing real
> problems and just throwing out platitudes. The media is
> spinning around talking about flag pins and birth
> certificates rather than looking for real answers and
> providing real information.
> Don Bowen KI6DIU
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