Neighbors help Rudyard man harvest crop

9/2/2013 9:15 AM
By Associated Press

RUDYARD, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who broke both his legs in an accident had his spirits buoyed by neighbors who pitched in at his farm to help him with his harvest.

Joe Becker fell 12 feet while helping his son build his cabin, in the process breaking his left tibia and suffering a hairline fracture in his right leg.

As a consequence, the hospital put him on mandatory bed rest — just ahead of when he ordinarily brings in his wheat.

Not to worry, neighbors and friends told him.

Around 14 people arrived with their own equipment at Becker's farm to complete the work — faster, it turns out, than he could have done it along.

Becker says they did in 2 ½ days what he usually does in seven.


Information from: Havre Daily News,

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