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Planting recap, flood photos from the Bridenbaughs

Planting recap, flood photos from the Bridenbaughs

We had some nice weather for planting season this year in the community where we live. I took time to stop the tractor where farmsteads had been years ago and pick up some of the rocks that were laying there. The farmsteads have been gone for well over 100 years now. I wondered what the lives of the people who had lived there were like. I know that they had a lot of struggles and hardships. I heard a story about an accident involving a mother of several children who was killed when her horse drawn buggy upset and another about a neighbor who worked on our farm and broke his hip when a horse upset the wagon he was pulling. On a particularly poor piece of ground that I farm the person living there committed suicide. People struggled on rainy days to go anywhere because buggies sank up to their axles. Now probably 1000 cars zip by our home each day and people flock to grocery stores and restaurants to buy and to eat an abundance of nutritional food.

I’ve been reading about and watching videos of autonomous cars and semis and talk of pilot less airplanes and how drones might change the way some things are done. 

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I also wonder where society is going and what life will be like. Between international terrorism and lawlessness in America’s own cities we are facing problems that seem to have no answers and could ruin everything. 

Stephen Hawking recently made the statement that in the next 100 years computer intelligence will surpass human intelligence. That reminded me of a movie that I watched 20 years ago where that very thing happened. A super computer controlled all other computers and everything in the world.

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And check out Daryl's photos from June 16 of flooding in his area. From Daryl: "They were taken right by our house. The pictures of the spray rig show that the corn is growing up to the height of the booms. The custom operator left it parked in our field a week ago when the rain began and it hasn’t moved since. The forecasters are talking rain into next week. All NW Ohio is in the same situation. So there will be damage to young soybean plants that can’t take being under water. Some corn fields are turning yellow at least in spots because the water has stood in fields for most of a week."

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