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Got it free - whatever it is??

Discussion in 'Frugal Living - Making and Saving Money' started by Joel_BC, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Jan 22, 2018
    milkmansdaughter

    milkmansdaughter Super Self-Sufficient

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    A friend called us. He picked up this water tote for us free yesterday:celebrate
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  2. Jan 22, 2018
    treerooted

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    Ah! I need one more of those!
    I would be over the moon if I could get one for free!
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2018
    Mini Horses

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    ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!

    I really want the frame to use for a hay feeder. Occasionally I can see on CL here for $100...generally more. Come on, not gold guys!! But still looking. They are used a LOT for hunting dog housing in this area...the container on side, hay filled, etc.
     
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    milkmansdaughter

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    We're building a new coop, and this will be on a base in back collecting rain water for the garden. Sooo happy to get it!
     
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  5. Jan 22, 2018
    treerooted

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    Ya, that's what I'm using mine for :)
    We got one last year for half price, but I doubt we'll get lucky again.
     
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  6. Jan 23, 2018
    baymule

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    Awesome! That sure is a nice friend to get that for you!
     
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  7. Jan 24, 2018
    milkmansdaughter

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    Today, we've been clearing brush from the back of the property line. At some point, someone used that area as their trash pile. Now it's grown up in huge old wild grape vines, thorny brambles, scraggly trees and very old pine trees. The very thick layer of years of pine needles and leaves is a haven for snakes, many of them poisonous. So we started cleaning, and found many many old empty bottles that we will probably use for crafts, a clothesline pole that we put in at the end of our now pruned grapevines, and a BUNCH of construction cloth, which will become a rabbit cage. We pulled out a LOT of trash, but also lots of goodies, and we have a nice clean property line. IMG_20180123_160608.jpg IMG_20180123_160431.jpg IMG_20180123_160617.jpg
     
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  8. Jan 24, 2018
    Britesea

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    :thumbsup glad you didn't get bit by a snake!
     
  9. Jan 24, 2018
    milkmansdaughter

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    Thanks @Britesea! Me too. Around here, it's really important to keep the property lines clean. We've only been here a year and it was unoccupied a few years before that, so much of the property line was very overgrown. When we clear brush or prune things back, we wait for very cold weather, and we usually leave it well alone in hot weather if it hasn't been cleared. Last winter I wasn't here full time yet, so it had to wait. Most of the stuff we salvaged wasn't actually on our property but was in a overgrown area that someone had used to dump trash for years. In order to clear our area, we had to clear that stuff too.
     
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  10. Jan 25, 2018
    baymule

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    Progress! It feels good to get trash cleaned up. It's a bonus that you found some useful items!

    When we bought out place, the people that it was repo'd from never had trash service and threw everything outside. While painting and laying floors, I hauled trash bags home (to garbage service) propably over 100 bags of trash that I picked up. Then there was metal-over 1700 pounds worth. Old toilets, shower glass doors, carpet, you name it. We picked up buckets and buckets and buckets of glass shards and nails. Beer bottles and beer cans were everywhere. 3 nasty sofas and 6 bedspring units. We have it pretty clean now and I climb on people with spurs on if they so much as drop a damned cigarette butt on this place.
     
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