Monday, August 11, 2008

The Harvest is Plenty

This is a very short story about a man name Charlie. He was born and raised around my neighborhood. His family was very poor financially but, the love he had for animals and people of the community was unbelievable.
Charlie was a very smart boy that grew to be a very smart man.
When Charlie was a boy growing up he loved to hunt and just be in the woods. After school almost everyday his mother would find him in the woods, if not hunting he would be just watching the many animals there or taking pics. of them. He grew to be a very wealthy man and with his money he would help anyone who needed it and that he knew was trying to help themselves.
He also bought about 800 hundred acer's near and around his home. This land was bought for the soul purpose of letting all the hunters around here hunt wild game. As long as they eat what they killed, and for letting the animals live and eat there as they wish.
Every year Charlie would plant chestnut trees, blueberry bushes, satsumma trees, persimmon trees, pear trees just to name a few. If I was to guess I would say he has planted about 200 or more of each one of the trees and bushes. These trees and bushes are all planted along side all the dirt roads he has put on the land. It is just a wonderful sight to see when all this is in bloom every year.
He also plants a very large garden for the people in the community . Every year he plants about 200 tomato plants, rows of okra, squash 3 or 4 types of them, turnips, collards, mustards, eggplants and the list go's on and on.
He doesn't have any running water any where near the trees or garden so he comes over 2 or 3 times and week and brings alot of 5 gal. buckets and waters all this by hand. He dosn't allow anyone to cut down any trees on the land either, but after hurrican katrina he had a lot that got blew down but with these he peeled the bark off by hand and pole peeler and used it to mulch his new trees he planted this year.The trunks he cut to go under the mulch. He would also take some of the larger trunks and hollow them out and make feed trough out of them.
Now let me tell you something there is just absolutely know way I could do all this. This is one man that truly loves and is well loved not only for what his does for the community but for his heart as well.
I say God Bless this man for he has surly blessed us.

This is just a few of the different trees and things he has planted and made.

1 comment:

Eve said...

That's a beautiful story. I believe there is a special place in Heaven for people like him. The pics were great too. You'll have to show me in person, one of these days.
I hoping to come see you before too loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong!