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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Landscaping and Lumberjack update August 20 2013

 Right side of back of the house. 

Labor Day weekend  2012we moved into our new home.
The property behind the house was a virgin, in that nothing had been touch for years. Well I should say very little. There were a few trees that were cut down, and left where they landed. But for the most part the briars, brush, etc were growing. The ground was full of leaves from one season to the other.  

After I was given a price of $1200 to clear a small portion of the brush I thought I can do this. How little did I know what was going to be involved
So I started in to this project, clearing out brush, trees that had been cut down and left.
There were two big piles of  trees and brush that I had to burn.
 Left side down the center in the back.
After a few months fall came and and a lot of the brush died off, and I removed those. 

 Look toward the Abby Trial
 looking at the center of the center of the back
 The Abby trail
 Look up from the bottom at the back of the house


 The left side of the Abby trail.
I thought this would be great to make a trail Cutting a path to walk on.
 At the bottom of the land
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At bottom looking up to the left
 Looking left and to the left of the house
 The right side of the Abby trail. There are two sides to the walking trail and srubbs in the middle

 Now back up top and  to the left of the back of the house
 Looking back from the back of the Beaver Heather section
 This is inside the Heather, beaver section look out
 The trees are beautiful this time of the year

 At the bottom looking to the left from the center
 Nice big tree

 About half way down the Kyle project at the center

We have had a great time working on this project and we have not finished yet, and of course there has been a continue working on the project. The light has hit the ground and has begun growing grass rather then weeds. So we have cut the grass several times. And we have put in several little landscaping project to make the property; look good.