As I've related our stories of taking scrap metal to the junk yard, some of you city-dwellers have wondered why we have all that junk, and where on earth we were keeping it. So I'll take you on a tour of our junk ditch. Every farm or farmette worth its salt has one.
Cliff uses lots of scrap and junk parts just building things. In the previous entry, the trailer you see that the junk is piled on was made from scratch, by Cliff. So if he thinks there's a possibility that he might use a part of something, or turn it into something else, he stores it down at the junk ditch, out of sight of the house.
Someone gave him an old sickle mower in the past. It didn't work, but it was a John Deere #5, which is what Cliff uses on the bigger tractors. So he kept it for parts. At the junk ditch.
Lots of times people without 43 acres of their own will ask to store something here... "just for a little while". Again, if you look in the previous entry, the long white metal things Cliff and the man are scooting back onto the trailer were something "stored" here by an ex-boyfriend of our daughter's. Folks, she's been married for years! I don't think he's coming back after his metal.
The calf hutches we kept are "just in case" I ever want to raise a bottle calf or two. That's why the rabbit cage was there too, but I'm afraid it's of no use to anyone now. Oh well, I didn't want rabbits any more, anyhow.
I should have taken these pictures before Cliff went to work, because he could have explained it all. But you get the idea.
Looks to me like he could make up a whole new load!
Today's load brought $160.