94 year old Haysville man still farming

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Some people take a lap around the pool in retirement.
94 year old Bob Curless of Haysville, takes a lap around the field in his combine.

"I'm 94 and this is therapy for me."

Bob Curless has farmed his whole life. 

These hands...know hard work.

"The good Lord blessed me in a lot of ways and I just keep going."

It's in his roots; a legacy he's committed to carrying on.

"This used to be my granddad's place."

The past couple of years have been tough for farmers. This year is no different, it's been a slow start to the wheat harvest with the all the rain and flooding, we've had.

"Some years are better than others. This year is not too good. We've had a lot of wet weather."

Even still, Bob looks at the bright side.

"But, next year maybe be different."

His secret to not slowing down at 94 years old is really not that complicated.

"I just always lived a pretty simple life. I never did smoke or drink and I usually got my sleep, you know, regular sleep."

bob knows his days are numbered - so he takes another lap around the fields, making the most of today.

34:30 "This might be ny last day and I might be cutting wheat 5 years from now."

With a bin filled with wheat, Bob shares these words of wisdom.

"Just enjoy what you do and do the best you can. The rest of it will take care of itself, yeah."

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