Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Making Due

We have always seemed to just make due with what we have, only getting stuff when we really have to.   When we bought our farm 17 years ago it was pretty basic.  There was not a whole lot of items left behind by the previous owners.  We are still making use of a lot of the things that were left.  
 There was this very old and very heavy cast iron trough.  We've fed a lot of bottle calves out of it.
 This barrel is still in the same place we found it, next to the working chute to hold stuff when we are working on the cattle.
 I can't remember how long it was before I decided, "I own this now, I'm going to put up some nails where I want them."  That was a very liberating day.
 This cup has come in handy to scoop loose salt out of the bag.  Are there even any Hop In stores around anymore.  "Stop in at Hop In."  I believe they are trying to outlaw this cup size in New York now.
 And the salt goes out to this old tub who's stand has long ago rusted away.  (Frosty and Snowflake are growing fast aren't they)
 There had been a double wide on the farm at one time.  The only thing left from it was the cinder block foundation.  We stacked and restacked those blocks more times than I care to remember.  Now some of them reside in the water tank to provide an escape route for baby goats that fall in.
This scoop is what made me think of this subject today.  It too was left in the barn and has been one of my favorites.  It's just perfect to measure and scoop the grain out for the odd animals that are usually at the barn.  The current calf is getting 3 1/2 scoops twice a day.

1 comment:

fernvalley01 said...

cool stuff all worth keeping!

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