A little background before the story….
Long Island, New York geographically includes Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. It has been farmed for over 350 years. I live on Long Island.
Photo by Doug
I’d cross the street and walk for miles through the woods, I was 8.
The old man’s farm where we went to steal pumpkins and brave the salt gun, the horse ranch where we watched the rodeos and ate honey dew, all gone.
I was in 3rd grade when they filled in the sandpit.
The “High T’s” left a strip of land cutting across the Island.
Levittown left suburbia.
Christie and her mighty horse Apple Jack galloping around the corral, all gone.
There’s a Born-Again Church where the ranch use to be. Hard to find God when nature is gone.
The church that replaced the ranch.
The Real Apple Jack and Christie
Long Island Potato Farm
The High T’s..The Power Authorities Cross