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Fence post and beer can tabs

Category: FRED - the garden | Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:00 pm

I got the landscape fabric and mulch down on the new bed. Found an edging that is super easy to put down so that bed is ready.

I started expanding the main garden along the east side. I found the usual half dozen beer can tabs.
Those pumpkin seedlings are getting huge and will need to be in the ground soon. I have never grown pumpkins before so I hope I have enough room for them.

While digging weeds/grass out and hand tilling I hit something hard, again. Thought it was more bricks but turned out to the the bottom section of a metal fence post, the type used on farms made out of iron bent at a 90 degree angle. It was very jagged on the end that was just a few inches before ground level, Randy was able to drill a hole thru it and use the car jack to pull it out.

This house was built in 1967 on land that for many, many years before that had been a cotton field. In fact, thru the rEcycle list I own, I met a lady who went to school with the children who lived on this farm back then.
Scenario #1....a farmhand ran over the fence post with a tractor, didn't want to mess with pulling it up so he used a torch to cut it off at what was then ground level and installed a replacement a few inches away.
Scenario #2....when the contractors people were clearing the land in preparation for building the houses this fence post (and possibly others that have not been found yet) wouldn't come up out of the hard dry clay that hot summer day so they took a blow torch to it (or them) then dumped fill dirt on top of them.
That was the largest find but not the best. The ring I found out there years ago is still the best I have found http://www.gardenstew.com/viewtopic.php?t=853&highlight=

This morning my shoulders aren't as sore as they were last night so it is time to get back out there. Looks like another completely overcast day with a nice breeze, I should have plenty of time to get a lot done.





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Comments

 

Gardenstew wrote on Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:19 pm:


Darn Toni, next time it will be a treasure chest :)




 

CritterPainter wrote on Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:20 pm:


Guess I'm guilty of leaving such "treasures" too, where I unfenced part of my pasture to let the wildflowers grow.
Found a stash of really old bottles in the yard where I grew up, including one that was turning purple. Think Mom still has it.




 

katsback wrote on Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:00 pm:


lol, sounds like treasure, behind my garden fence in back yard is the kitty litter,,,that used ,lol..




 

glendann wrote on Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:25 am:


All I've every found was an old long handled spoon with the hole in the handle and a few rocks lots of petrified wood.





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