New lambs and Uncle Glenn | Living the Country Life

New lambs and Uncle Glenn

April 5, 2012

Our family said goodbye to Bob’s uncle Glenn Damman yesterday. He died at age 81 after farming his whole life near Melbourne, Iowa. His wife, Lois, and son, Charlie, remain on the family farm.

Bob spent many summer days there making hay with Charlie and Glenn. It’s where he acquired his passion for baling and stacking hay, and it is a skill he passed from Uncle Glenn to our kids (whether they like it or not).

Glenn was a quiet, honest, and modest man who enjoyed collecting Minneapolis-Moline tractors.He loved flowers, and tulips were his favorite. It is fitting that we are enjoying an early spring this year and tulips are in full bloom at the time of his death.

It is also fitting that when we arrived home from the funeral the first of our ewes gave birth to a nice set of twins. The busy lambing season has arrived.

Here is Glenn many years ago with his lambs.

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