Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sandford and Wife!

IF we are going to make the most out of what we have and the space granted to us, Honey and I needed to do some cleaning up!

Yep!  Honey is a good farm boy.  He knows that you just might need that piece of tin ........ someday.  Or that old piece of pipe from a clothesline can be used to repair something in the garden.

Yes ........ we have junk.

I could get all huffy - puffy about it.  But as a knitter, seamstress, embroiderer....... I have stash!  No -- I can not throw out that 10" piece of hand-spun alpaca!  And you know, I might just need that 3"x4" scrap of wool plaid. 

Monday, we parted with .....junk.



And more junk.




We actually looked a little less Ma and Pa Kettle than we have in the past!  I was totally impressed!

Off to the metal recyclers we went!

As Honey unloaded the truck .......... (I forgot my gloves and besides, I was working on getting rid of some of my stash!  Knitting, knitting, knitting!)........ I looked around at mountains of metal.


Old fridges, storm doors and piles of steel siding........... everywhere!

And suddenly ..... a truck pulls in with farm equipment!  An old hog feeder first caught my eye!  Wait!  I could use that for my chickens!  I could fill it with 2.5 years of feed!  

No .... that wouldn't be smart.  And who would have to clean out the moldy mess after 2 months??  Honey has enough to do.  ;)

But then .... I spied a 125 gallon galvanized horse trough.  Ohhhh!!!!  Herb garden!! Worm farm!! Chick enclosure!!   

The list could go on!!!!

Wait!!!!!  Don't!!!!



Oh No!! Mr. Bill!!!!!!!! 

:(

No herb garden.  

No worm farm.  

No chick enclosure.

On the bright side, we made $57.62!






4 comments:

Kelly said...

I simply can't go to the dump without bringing something home with me. I see treasures all around me. It drives my husband crazy to see me hanging on the side of the dumpster with my feet swinging around while I try to reach my newest find. I'm told there's counseling for my affliction, but I don't want it. lol

Miss Effie said...

Oh -- thank you, Kelly!! I am not alone!

Love me some junk!!

Michelle said...

Love this post!

Barb said...

I must admit.....I did look closely at what you took to the dump to see if there was anything I "needed". That's the Iowa-raised-on-a-farm girl in me.