Charlie Williams, of Ashville has been making sorghum syrup since he was 9 years old. He learned the art from his father who learned from his father and so on for several generations.
     This year Charles grew about a half acre of sorghum. On October 14th he made his syrup for this year with the help of some family and friends. Bill Jones and John Stewart brought along their horses to supply power for the mill. After 3 horses and a mule got a good work out the job was turned over to a tractor.

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Alfonso Turner stokes
the firebox.
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A pair of horses supply
power to the mill.


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Charlie Williams barely visible
through the steam.
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Charlie works the syrup.


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Johnny Bothwell Sr. wrangles
some horse power.


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