From a life lived long ago

From a life lived long ago

These two wheels, from an old piece of farm equipment, were among the 14,000 lbs of scrap metal we found and recycled from our property when we moved here.
I rolled these wheels up to the back corner of our property to serve as a trellis for Bittersweet. For most of the Summer it remains hidden from view by the trees and prairie grasses.
Then as we enter Autumn, it comes into view.
A reminder of the past.

11 thoughts on “From a life lived long ago

    1. This property was a working farm from the late 1800’s…many artifacts were dumped and buried around the property. Every day something works it’s way out of the ground.

      1. I guess that was better than hauling them off to the landfill. We unearthed plenty of things in the field when tilling it from when this building was first built. It did give me pause as to the contaminants the soil might contain from the metals, but I figured it couldn’t be any worse than trying to clean up property that had chemicals used on it.

  1. Yep. Sounds about right…When there’s no family left to run my Uncle’s cattle ranch in Texas, there’ll be at least that much scrap to haul-off…
    Love the wheels. Best thing I’ve found up here is an old clock 🙂

    1. It was a lot of work…but our property and woods are so much prettier and safer now! We even found some barrels of unidentified chemicals that we had to have looked at by the EPA!

    1. I really had to force myself to let go of “stuff that I might want in the future–not sure what I would do with it, but you never know stuff” I really have kept it to a minimum–but it’s hard!

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