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Getting Rid Of A Collection

Posted Saturday, June 6, 2009, at 9:08 AM

I Think This Guy Lived At My Place
Are humans gross by nature? I mean, why is it that people can miss the trash can at the rest stop, and instead of picking up after themselves, they leave it for someone else. You see plastic bags along the road that have been filled. by volunteers in many cases, with the trash people thoughtlessly toss out their car windows. I guess the person that misses the trash can at the rest area should be commended for at least getting close to the proper receptacle?

Folks around here do a pretty good job of keeping up with the trash along the roads, but that trash is only one of the things we find ourselves getting rid of one way or the other. We get rid of unwanted buildings, old cars, and in some cases even our spouse. The list of things gotten rid of is long, so today I'll just talk about getting rid of my old cement.

Which brings me to the title of today's blog... when we closed on the farm(stead) a year and a half ago, one of the ladies in the office made the comment that if you have more than three of anything, it's a collection. Well, we're getting rid of our cement collection. It seems that our farm had use for a lot of cement in various forms, but was just about all broken up over the years and buried. Now it's starting to work its way to the surface so I've been digging it up and making a rather substantial pile (collection) of unwanted cement.

Now one problem with cement is getting rid of it when you don't want it anymore. Here is where we are lucky, our farming neighbor happens to have a ravine he is trying to fill with the exact kind of material my collection is made up of. The other problem with cement is that it's heavy and difficult to move around. Fortunately my brother in law Gary was in town with his pickup and we loaded up some of the bigger pieces of my collection and deposited them in the designated location.

I've still got a lot of smaller "collectibles" to dig up that continue to show up and find their way onto the mower blades, and my collection is available to anyone that wants what's left of it before I get the entire collection removed. Just promise you won't bring it back.

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Hey Slicker,

Ain't you glad that in retirement you only committed to cleaning up a "Farmstead" and not an entire neglected 1,000 acre farm?

That neighbor must consider himself lucky to have your collection available to help with his gully.

The bottom of that gully being filled with concrete blocks will have effective natural drain when he gets it completly filled and covered with topsoil.

Hope you get to see a new surface level atop the gully producing good grass or wheat -- or something.

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 6:33 AM

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