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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Bath



By a farm track near Bonsall, Derbyshire. Presumably it was once used as a trough. Some farmers seem extremely reluctant to get rid of anything.

6 comments:

Sam Vega said...

I suspect the tendency is more to do with lack of time and energy to dispose of things at the local tip, than prudent recycling. Lots of farms look like scrap-yards with a side-line in agriculture.

Michael said...

All allotment holders round here have an old bath! They're the best bit of equipment for dipping a watering can!

Mine is filled from rainwater collected from a sloping metal canopy, which also covers all our nets, canes etc...

Roger said...

A farmer friend keeps all manner of old stuff on the principle 'it doesn't eat much'.

A K Haart said...

Sam - you are probably right, yet we see lots of farms where one would assume the scrap had some residual value before it began rusting away.

Michael - I think it is just possible that this one was supposed to collect rainwater in some way which has now disappeared.

Roger - lots of farmers seem to do that but it rusts or rots away. I've seen antique kit which some folk would probably buy if it had a coat of paint.

Demetrius said...

Brewing beer?

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - the cows would probably enjoy it but I'm not sure what it would do to the milk.