So In Keeping with the Theme of CLEANING UP STUFF—-Monday, April 23, 2018

While Terry was off doing something important on the farm, somewhere….I decided it was time to clean up the TRASH pile.  This is the spot where we throw stuff to be sorted later…something that Might have a value i.e., meaning be used again some how.

It had grown to magnificent proportions…flowing not only into my flower beds, but way out into the road and towering enough I was afraid it might topple.

I cleaned and sorted, placed copper in tubs, put steel together, tin together, wire together, rust together…then had Terry look everything over.

After he was satisfied with the fact there was nothing there but junk.  We loaded up the pick-up, strapped everything down and headed to the dump.  In our case The Adobe Landfill—-calling it a dump is so —gauche (lacking grace 🙂 ).

Sometimes I’m stunned at the amount of trash, we as a people can collect.  And here in our dump/landfill no scavenging is allowed.  So the trash all stays right here.  Covered up in the hopes it will eventually over-time rot.

A mountain(s) of trash.

Although, I AM grateful for these landfills–when I was a child, and even when my children were young—-even though there was a city/county dump—some people would go out and ‘dump’ their trash just any old place…out of site out of mind.  Today actions like that are illegal, which is a good thing.

We still have some more things to haul to the metal recycle business in Montrose, but for a spell I need to focus on my yard.

And getting the pinto bean ground wet.  Next week we will start planting corn!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





22 thoughts on “So In Keeping with the Theme of CLEANING UP STUFF—-Monday, April 23, 2018

  1. When I was growing up on the farm, dumping along a dirt country road where no one lived was the accepted way to get rid of stuff. Fortunately things have improved, although roadside dump sites can still be found back in the mountains. Now the problem is what will we do when the landfill is full?


  2. Years ago, we would “shop” at the dump and I got a lot of neat stuff there. Then that morphed into a little store where dump workers would rescue stuff for sale real cheap. Now none of that is allowed. In those days the dump was free, too. Now we have to pay (a lot) and come back empty handed. Bummer


  3. I did the same thing last year in one building and around it and still have it piled in some old freezers ready to take to the recycle but there doesn’t seem to be any time to take it. I’ll be working hard in the next month to get that done so I can start on another building.


  4. When Mom was little, her dad and uncles burned trash and leaves and branches in metal barrels in the backyard. Now, the only people who do that are homeless and trying to stay warm. Yikes.

    Love and licks,


  5. Even in Colorado, they are ‘landfills’? I remember many years ago, having difficulty finding a ‘dump’ in the telephone directory (which is something else that is quite outdated).
    Goodness; I was just telling some young whipersnappers that when I was in school, we used to park the old Dodge over a storm drain to take the plug out of the oil pan and just let it drain before changing the oil! What the heck were we thinking!?


  6. One of our favourite pastimes is going to the re-cycle/ dump sites… we have three within half an hour’s drive… we come back with treasures!!! – or just pieces of pipe or whatever, that turn into something useful or precious – like the divers breathing tank, – now cut in half, hanging up and making two beautiful bells…


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