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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Lost?

Daughter and I went to the river Sunday. We were test driving the fine pickup I bought from the scrapper. It is at the point where the scrapper guys pull in the yard and instead of asking me what I have for them they say, "look what I brought you."
We discovered that if you hit a really big mud puddle at 45 mph the pickup will die. The key is to not try this on a mud puddle that you don't have enough momentum to get completely across. As in, a small pond.
We also looked for evidence of the forts we built out of willow branches last year.

This is all we found.
Click here for a photo from the same spot taken last year.

11 comments:

  1. Do you think the scrapper guys would pay me to haul away that dump truck bed in my back yard?

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    1. They would pay you for it and would probably not make you haul it away.

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    1. No unless he also contributes that Minneapolis-Moline Disk plow.

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  3. I'm not selling any of my scrap. I figure it is at the point where it will be appreciating in value with each passing year.

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    1. Plus you get to look at it and think, "I'm going to fix that up this winter or next winter."

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  4. There was an estate sale recently in Taylor County Iowa where the auctioneers pegged off sections of the farm yard and then auctioned off the junk items in each sector.

    The farmer had a lot of land and livestock, a real talent for accumulation, but not much time or inclination for putting away or junking things he was done using. All sorts of things from tractors to large and small implements, to equipment and tools, and even furniture.

    As no one was living in the house, and his 17 kids apparently all inherited that same trait, it was all still there some years after his death.

    The terms of sale were that each purchaser had to have his sector cleared within 48 hours. It's a testament to something very American, or at least very rural American, that people actually bid for that privilege.

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    1. I love to walk around places like that. Sort of like our place. Makes you a little claustrophobic after awhile though.

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  5. Is there any Prairie Gold scrap washed up on Croatoan Island?

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    1. Our grove is full of the bones of the lost colony of 1950's rural enthusiasm.

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    2. And that is how it should be. I hate these modern sterile farms.

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