We hear things retrospectively when we have understood them - Marcel Proust
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.
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...
A farmer friend keeps all manner of old stuff on the principle 'it doesn't eat much'.
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 - the cows would probably enjoy it but I'm not sure what it would do to the milk.
Post a Comment