One Caretaker of the Land Keeps a Vigilant Watch February 22, 2013
By Pennee Murphree, guest Blogger and former cotton, wheat and Alfalfa farmer
My husband and I live 20 miles south of Arizona City (look it up on a map). Living so far out, this means that when we make a trip to town up Sunland Gin Road we see a lot of trash that has been dumped by an irresponsible person or persons. I can never understand the thinking of someone who would dump trash, big trash, off the side of the road. I keep thinking I might stop and pick up that old chair that was thrown out some time ago and take it to the dump but I haven’t done it yet.
Thankfully we have a farmer who is dedicated and takes pride in keeping his bar ditches along Sunland Gin Road, as well as some of his neighbor’s bar ditches, clean. I can’t imagine what it would look like if Bo (William) Warren was not picking up the trash thrown out and the weeds chopped or graded out. You’ll see him driving slowly along the bar ditch in his pick-up with a “picker upper” collecting cans, paper, cups and more.
Thanks Bo. Can’t imagine some of the things you’ve found over the years. Isn’t there some kind of a conservation/beatification award for this kind of responsibility?
Editor’s note: Bo knows what Pennee is talking about. Says Bo, “I know the exact chair Pennee is talking about.”