When A Farmer Suffered A Heart Attack, His Neighbors Stopped Their Work To Finish His

More than 50 neighbors and friends arrived at Lane Unhjem’s farm to harvest his crops without disturbing his recovery at the hospital

Farmers dedicate their entire life and free time on their crops, hoping to grow perfect products and sell them for good money. They are committed and focused, and farm life has always been intriguing for us. Some people live on a farm because there’s no other option for them. For others, farming is the only thing they have ever heard of.

The entire family is involved in the process, working day and night, in hot summer days, and cold winter mornings.

Sadly, an injury can easily disrupt the process overnight. Farmers can easily get injured or sick, and oftentimes they lose entire crops.

Lane Unhjem was about to lose everything he had achieved throughout the year. He grows durum wheat and canola on his farm located in Crosby, North Dakota.

One day, Unhjem noticed a threatening fire on his combine and tried really hard to put it down. Things got worse when he couldn’t stop the pain in his chest. Unhjem suffered a heart attack. He knew there was something wrong with his body and sought medical assistance before it was too late.

Unhjem got better but he couldn’t go to the farm and harvest his crops. A heart attack is no joke.

You reap what you sow! Thats the old saying that can apply to a lot of things in life. Well, today it has a two fold…

Posted by Don Anderson on Saturday, September 12, 2020

Crops need to be harvested at a particular point in the growing process. Picking them too soon or too late is always a bad idea. Unhjem’s neighbors and friends were well aware of this and decided to do something about his durum wheat and canola.

Don Anderson took to Facebook to share a photo of the great deed. From what we can see, the men arrived at Unhjem’s farm and took care of his crops. His family was really grateful for the help.

“Approximately 40 to 50 farmers, driving combines, pulling grain carts, driving semis and various other harvest related items, converged on the Unhjem farmstead and they will take care of harvest for Lane and his family today,” Anderson wrote in his post.

Posted by Don Anderson on Saturday, September 12, 2020

Farmers used about a dozen combines to harvest the crops. According to a report from KFYR-TV, 60 farmers used 11 combines, 15 semis, and six grain carts to finish the job. They covered a 1,000-acre area in less than seven hours!

“The Unhjems have a beautiful crop that will be safe in the bins today, and more importantly they have the comfort of knowing that they have a community of friends that are helping, praying, and doing whatever they can to help them get through this tough time,” Robinson wrote.

“What a great sense of pride we can all have knowing that when we face something like this, we’re not alone. Kudos to all those that helped today.”

Jenna Binde is a family friend, and she spoke about the excellent initiative. When Unhjem’s friends and neighbors found out about his heart attack, they all called, offering their time, goodwill, and equipment. People wanted to help the unfortunate man, and the word spread like a bushfire in summer!

“You help your neighbor out when they need it, and don’t expect anything in return,” Binde said.

Source: edition.cnn.com