I hope you had a great weekend. I had a busy one, which doesn’t seem to be anything new, but I was doing things I love causing time to fly by quickly. I was close to finishing the rehabbing of the finds from our garbage hunt when the students went home in May, but today I found myself collecting several more items. Most of them needed absolutely nothing from me other than find them a new home. I spotted a pickup loaded with stuff pull up to the dumpster, I rushed over and begged the gentleman to let me have them instead. He looked at me as if I were crazy, regardless of what he might have thought these were not going to end up in the landfill.
These items were about to be tossed into the dumpster. One chair, two tiki lamps, a flag and flag pole, patio table and a complete set of Pioneer stereo speakers. I already listed the speakers on Freecycle.
This chair needs nothing but a good cleaning. I’ll put it out at a yard sale in a couple of weeks. Should it not sell, I’ll give it a fresher look and list it on Craigslist.
Then there were these two stacking chairs made by Samsonite. While they don’t need anything, if they don’t sell quickly I’ll update them with a fresh look and try again.
And this chair, again it needs no repairs, but would look nice with a cushioned fabric covered seat.
I have put more work into the field this weekend. It needed a good mowing, but we decided to leave a good part of it wild for our critters who were here before us.
After our thunderstorm Friday night I headed out Saturday morning to find bees everywhere. Many of the weeds I wanted to take out were covered in bees. The little ones know that bees help our gardens to grow and give us honey. They stop to admire the bees drinking nectar from the flowers which is giving me pause at taking out the burr plants and other prickly weeds that are so abundant here. With the collapsing hives happening every where I wonder if leaving these weeds will help. I have left them for now and most likely will redesign what I would like to do here with them in mind.
While I have cleared weeds from another area under the sumac trees I leave some areas wild where I know we have animals living. By leaving their homes alone and keeping our activities a distance away they have been happy to co-exist with us.
Do you recall the clock I found last week propped up in front of the dumpster? It had glitter glue on parts of it.
This clock was adopted the same day I found it.
As for my new cabinet, the little ones immediately claimed it for art projects and as a table to eat on. They seem to love the rotating items that come and go from my house.
This weekend I reclaimed the shelf for some work.
The rest of my weekend I spent cutting down dead trees and bushes around the Little Cove. Sunday I found more clothesline (which meant 3 more small bags of plastic added to my count for the month) and will get to work on more of the patio chairs for seating. Two of them will look very nice with the patio table I saved today.
How was your weekend? Do you notice a lot of good things being tossed out with the garbage too?