Still Farms With Horses!


| September/October 1967


There has been a bunch of crooks living on this farm ever since 1857. Such was the statement of George Crook, patron of Kendall Farmers Oil Company. And 1857 was the year in which his grandfather traveled from England and settled on this farm. A bunch of Crooks has lived there ever since.

George Crook is a colorful and fascinating gentleman who has been farming all his life . . . and that is a considerable length of time. George will celebrate his ninety-first birthday December 11. He is the only living charter member of the Kendall County Farm Bureau.

His farm consists of 160 acres, and George and his hired-man, John Rusk who is 73, handle the complete farming operation themselves.

When asked why he still farmed, George answered, 'Statistics tell us that the average life expectancy of those who retire is two years . . . so I don't think I'll retire just yet.'



This is only part of what makes George Crook a colorful individual . . . another is that he still uses horses in planting his crops. The only type of tractor he ever tried to use was the crank-type . . . he maintained that they were harder to start than his horses . . . so he stuck to his horses.

George explained that he is always happy when he has a pair of reins in his hands. Horses have been his hobby since he was a small boy. He has had numerous matched teams and delights in buying and trading horses. He explained it this way, 'I like horses and horses like me.'














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