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Fantastic Finds

As I explore the depths of the property and make my way pulling weeds, clearing branches, leaves and other things, I have uncovered small discarded treasures.  Working on a shoestring budget encourages me to utilize whatever I have (or find) and be creative. There is something I love about old rusty things – I don’t know why.  Maybe I have some attachment to the way things used to be made – to last, even when exposed to the brutal elements of the Northeast.  For lack of a better phrase “They just don’t make ’em like they used to!”

Nonetheless, I thought I would highlight some of the fantastic finds I have collected so far.

A wind chime with deep bass tones

A scythe, a pickaxe, a window pull, a fire poker, and another fantastic tubular wind chime…

A cow bell

Flat bricks uncovered beneath a stack of rotting wood

Flagstone that was scattered throughout the property

A mallet, two pitchforks and two shovels (one of which I used to dig stones, clear weeds and build a stacked stone wall)

And most surprising of all – a dead Christmas tree with the ornaments and lights still on it, and the lights still work!

That’s all for now, but I’m sure to discover more!

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