We spent last weekend with family: first with hubby's side at a reunion/picnic, then a couple days on my dad's farm. I got to visit my aunt and uncle and just enjoy the peace and quiet. Plus, Dad let me pick over the junk in his barn. Bonus! Here's a photo adventure of my favorite finds and a few family pics, too. Enjoy!
|Old dented/rusty buckets. Dad: "They have holes!" Me: "Perfect! I'll take them."|
|Another bucket with a hole, this time intentional. :)|
|Love this tall bucket with the wood handle grip. Another planter for my impatiens!|
|I am a hardware JUNKIE. And this rusty strap hinge is huge and AWESOME.|
|Cool rusty chain.|
|Cool rusty hook.|
|I don't even want to KNOW what this was for, but it was just so unique, I had to take it, despite dad's jokes and concerned glances. :)|
|Dad was so excited about this. He'd actually SAVED it for me. |
It's an old dustpan that flattens so you can sweep in it, then straightens when you lift.
Handy! And it has "Cedar Falls Iowa" on the tag. Very cool. :)
|I found this thing in the barn playing with wild kittens. I guess I'll keep her.|
|Dad, looking the part. :)|
|My daughter and Dad's border collie, Maggie.|
|Maggie hiding from my kids' attentions.|
|Grandpa & Granddaughter: two peas in a pod.|
|A kiss for my daddy.|
|The whole gang. You have no idea how many tries it takes to get everybody to look straight and smile. :)|
Overall, a great time on the farm! Can't wait to go back when the wasps are sleeping and REALLY clean out Dad's barn!