Spring cleaning a few seasons too late. A busy Spring and Summer of making Art, has kept me busy making messes instead of cleaning up.
It is time to make a trip to the scrap metal yards, to seek out some useful metal parts. I need some boring basics like rebar, springs, shovels.
But I might also find some treasures I cannot live with out, on my wish list are old animal traps, old drill bits, gear rings and some squiggly things! If I find any I'll share a picture.
So going shopping means cleaning out junk or parts I will never use. I have a pretty good feel for what I can safely throw away after this many years. But there are something I have been hanging on to from the very start. When I start cleaning and filling the truck full of metal junk I have to keep reminding myself that basically I'm "trading" scrap metal for art supplies.
My favorite heavy hammer helps in the un-assembling of old farm equipment.