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Old 05-17-2003, 11:08 PM
hustlers hustlers is offline
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1980 rusted ford van 8th grade

8th grade,

borrowed my dads old rusty beater van
invested in a used murray 40 bucks.

Drove with my partner who had a license since i
did not. We hand raked and push mowed for 3 years,
then my dad made a trailer out of a 20 dollar junk snowmobile
trailer made it look nice, made about 8-12 grand in the summer.
Went solo, took my grad money 1000 and bought a used snapper
52in wb.

Just kept growing, got my pesticide license and degree 3 years ago. now we got about 60 real good accounts-
irrigation-fert-weeds-mow-landscape

Got 6 commercial mowers-walker-bobcat-hustler-snapper
3 toyota pu, 1 nissan, 1f350 dump, GMC cabforward,
mint 1950 chevy fleetside, 1937 Gmc farm truck.

Hired my dad and older brother
Im pretty happy
Bought 2 rental properties--paid off
bought 20 acres

Now im 22 and spend 2-4 months every winter doing
volunteer agricultural work in the southern Mexico rainforest with
coffee, big trees, vanilla, etc.

Lord willing, 2 more years I can be a full time agricultural missionary doing sustainable profitable organic agriculture
helping the impoverished people succeed, to the degree i have
been blessed.

I give all credit to God, who has helped me through long hours
good mind, and the determination to work for the glory of God
to help any and every with the skills that i have been blessed with
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Old 07-19-2003, 12:17 PM
dmk395 dmk395 is offline
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Just curious why you paid off your rental properties?
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Old 07-20-2003, 10:54 AM
Randy J Randy J is offline
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Great testimony Hustlers.

Randy
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Old 07-20-2003, 04:20 PM
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Hustlers:

Very inspiring story...thanks for sharing it !!!
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Old 03-28-2004, 11:31 PM
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very good
tell me how u did it
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