“When I meet Matt, he shows me one of their new hay barns. The old one caught fire earlier this year. The school bus driver saw the fire and radioed for the fire department. But by the time Matt got there, he was only able to save a few pieces of equipment. The barn and hay were a total loss. Matt’s insurance for replacement of the way was at last year’s normal hay price. This year, however, a shortage has hiked the price of hay three times what the insurance would pay. It was a huge loss. But here’s where the heritage of the Anderson family’s kindness principle brings the return on investment. Used telephone poles were donated, used roof trusses were offered cheap, and then neighbors and friends gathered to do the work. And there on the Kansas plain well more than a century after Svan plowed his first furrow, the Andersons and their friends celebrated an old-fashioned barn-raising.”
– Jim Keen, Great Ranches of the West Author & Photographer
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