It is heartbreaking to see the wildlife that have collected their provisions for winter, made their nests and lived in the beautiful trees in the fence row are now displaced and homeless.
As we work in the fields harvesting our crops I see the owl flying around looking for her roost, the hawk flying over with her piercing cries circling over and over the areas where she and her young would sit in the trees, watching for field mice, squirrels and rodents to prey upon. Wondering where her perches have gone. The finches have not stopped crying “where’s my home, where’s my home” since they started clear cutting the trees and shrubbery along the fence line. Last night the crows shrill cries nonstop for hours as they tried to make sense of the devastation done to their perches. It has been pitiful to see the mourning doves, squirrels, robins and red birds sitting on our barn roofs with a blank stare looking at the habitat that once was theirs. The bees are lost looking for the perennials to pollinate that are gone forever. I can only imagine what the hummingbirds and blue birds will think when they return next year to their nesting areas only to find the cold calloused Cornerstone Alliance church has clear
cut everything out of shear vindictiveness and hate.
The majesty of those beautiful trees, wild phlox, mangos and other flowering perennials is gone forever. Why? Because of vile, angry people of this church who have no regard for God’s creatures, the environment or people. Since the trees are down and the shrubbery gone, the amount of heat in just the last two days is immense. The church has just added to the global warming problem and yet they could care less. One must wonder if they will be the first to perish in the fires of hell for their part in destroying the earth.
What is interesting is the arborvitaes that we paid for and planted years ago with the permission of pastor Jim, which now have been clear cut. Pastor Jim came to us shortly after the church began to build and stated he wanted to start planting the privacy hedge that was discussed at the zoning meetings but that he had no money. We offered to
pay for the original arborvitaes with the assurance that the church would follow through with more pines and a privacy fence. He agreed and we bought the arborvitaes that were planted on the east side, the south side and along our rock wall fence. We planted, watered and cared for them to get them started. Pastor Jim said they would mow and trim and keep it looking nice they were planted far enough away from the fence for clearance of the mower to go around. However they never kept their end of the agreement.
We cared for and kept the grounds around those trees for years, raked and cleaned up the fallen limbs, raked the leaves, mowed and picked up the trash with never so much as a thank you. As our work load became more here at the farm having to deal with the drainage problems and damages from the neighbors and as we have gotten older we expressed to their grounds keepers over the past 12 years they needed to start maintaining and doing it. We had told Dan Hayman, Craig their custodian even spoke with Matt Derring their youth pastor and the senior pastor Tim Miller that they needed to get them cleaned up and mow around them and also cut their dead ash trees down before damage was caused to our place. Matt Derring assured us he
and a friend would come and do it, even called one day to say they were coming. They showed up once and walked around but as far as cleaning the vines out of the trees, raking the dead leaves, trash and debris and getting it cleaned up well that never happened. Over the years more than 20 some dead trees have fallen on our property damaging our barns, our greenhouses, our slate roof, our watergarden and our property, killing our livestock, and barely missing us one day by only a foot.
I have never met a lazier, conniving, lying, vile and vindictive group as Administrative Pastor Dave Hamrick, Pastor Tim Miller, Matt Derring, trustees as the Westons, Gary Roush, Mr. Shenefield and others of this group, in my entire life and they do it in the name of God. I shudder at the thought of how they must connive to get older folks to leave their life estates and money to this group next door. The horror stories we could share that they have done over the years is unbelievable and if we had not lived it I would have found farfetched to believe myself.
My heart aches for the wildlife that has been displaced and so close to winter not giving them time to seek new shelter and gather provisions to
make it through the coming winter evn the fauna and bugs that is native and detrimental to our environment. Do you think the church cares or even gives a passing thought to it? My heart aches equally for those majestic healthy trees and shrubs that took decades to grow. The shelter, shade, windbreak and eco system they provided, God’s glorious wonders and life sustaining world destroyed out of hate, shear laziness and neglect by a group of people who profess to be doing God’s work.