He tends to slither around the house - both inside and outside.
In recent weeks I have been working on downsizing his outdoor living section to a more manageable size.
Here is just one truckload.
A very large wooden box - more about it later.
A huge mailbox. It was once used by the pool to hold towels.
There was a picket fence hanging on the shed for years.
The pickets were removed, cleaned and bundled.
A chicken cage.
Great for a layer of sheet moss, filled with potting soil, and then planted.
All clean now.
The mailbox is joined by two galvanized planters and a well-worn milkcan.
A roll of rusty, frilly wire.
I never unrolled this - I stuck a pot in the middle.
My neighbor worked for several weeks killing ivy entangled around a much larger roll of wire fencing in her yard. Just when it was time for me to go and cut it out, someone came by and took it!
Well, it was right on the curb.
In 1990, when we moved here, the guy next door gave me four of his tomato cages made from the vintage wire fencing.
I managed to get all four rolls into the coffin carrier with the rest of the items for the trip to Riverfront Antique Mall.
It was a tight squeeze and one of the cages kept poking me in the back.
Thank goodness I did not have to slam on the brakes.
I would have been skewered!
The pickets were tied into bundles of four.
Perfect for shabby garden signs.
Rolling in Horror Monster's treasures.
I managed to squeeze them in.
I hung the wire cages up on the walls.
So they would not attacked anyone.
The milkcan held the pickets.
You will notice the giant box is missing.
I decided to keep it - read the next post.
Horror Monster has another three or four truckloads of junk, er, treasures for me to clean and take.
What about all the bareness in my yard?
Folks, there is always more junk!
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