Saturday, August 20, 2011

Playing Indiana Jones

So it's been almost a month since my last post, and we have been spending most of our free time at our new house.  The home was originally built in 1980, and the previous owners had it for the last 16 years.  No real clean-up or landscaping has been done over the last 10 years, so there's been a lot of work to be done.

My hubby and I have spent a lot of time with the weed-eater.  In some ways, it's been like an archeological dig.  It's interesting to find little things here and there....


Like this kerosene lamp we found under the outside front stairs... the mechanism works, it seems to be aluminum or some other light metal, with a glass lantern, and the base is heavy and painted.  Going to clean it up and hang it outside.


We've been collecting the things we've found in the overgrowth surrounding the barn:  some old cutters, a weathervane, and a bird house.

We also found an old pan... maybe something to feed the chickens with once we get some...


We also found a ton of oyster shells... archeologists in another time will wonder what feasts were held here involving all these oysters shells.... I think they just used to give them to the chickens... 

and then, there's this lovely collection of objects d'art that I've been finding here and there... 




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