Thirty-two years ago on May 21, a great man was born and the family gathered in the back yard to plant a tree and release balloons in his memory. That man was Adam Biehl. He was killed in a farming accident on March 17. He died doing what he loved best, working on tractors, helping out friends and farming.
A quote recently written by Wendell Berry states:
"Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is 'Love. They must do it for love.' Farmers farm for the love of farming."
"They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and work where they live."
This was true for Adam, he always said, "It's not easy, if it was everyone would be doing it."
Recently the Marietta FFA and Alumni presented the family with the Honorary Chapter Farmer Award" for Adam. We appreciate the recognition and deserving award and also their recent square dance and raffle held as fundraiser for his little girls, Alayna and Alyssa.
At this time we would like to thank our friends, family and the entire community who came together on May 4 for the fundraiser at the "Holy Smokes Event Center." Standing room only, best describes the overwhelming turnout and support for all those who were touched by Adam and his family.
A special thanks to Dan and Renae Warren, and crew, for letting us use the building and preparing the food. Charlie and Kelean McLeish for doing the live auction, Randy Burnworth for the MC, and those many, many people and businesses who donated items for the event. Also, to Steven and Jesse Rech, Meagan Haught, Emily Seaman, Matt and Josh Zimmer, Channing Templeton and Ashton Biehl, and many more who organized the whole thing, please be assured your kindness and hard work will never be forgotten.
God Bless you all,
Debbie Biehl and family