Free Finds

25 Apr

I was out working and picked up a couple of good free finds.

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Some of you may remember my post from last summer dealing with plastic rolls of irrigation pipe. I drove by a recycling site where farmers can dump their old used pipe to be picked up and recycled. Well I saw these small rolls of remnants which is not unusual, but to find a large roll like the big one is unusual. Not only that, but there were 2 more rolls even larger thrown out to be recycled and they were so heavy I couldn’t pick them up. I called my employee who had expressed an interest in having some of this plastic and he came by and got the 2 rolls for himself.

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I also scored some heavy oak 4X4s which had been discarded by the crew putting up a billboard by the highway. These boards were 7-8 feet long and have been laying in the weeds for a month so I decided to not let them go to waste. I picked up six of them today, which was all I had room for in my truck. Tomorrow I will go back and get the other six. There are also some 3 and 4 foot long pieces I will get. Like I always say, Waste not, want not.

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7 Responses to “Free Finds”

  1. forhisgloryandpraise April 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

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  2. carynverell April 25, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    aint nothing better than a day of successful junkin and free finds.. you will get alot of use from someones elses wasteful ways, that is for sure. most everything i have on my homestead is found stuff turned into treasure. 🙂

    • doublebhomestead April 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

      Yes, it’s amazing what good stuff people will throw away. I’m not too proud to stop and pick it up.

  3. forhisgloryandpraise April 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    To me, you just found some great items, that could have multi-purposes from crafting, homeschooling, to prepping, and more. Way to go!

  4. johnnyb46 April 26, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Nothing like a good foraging session to pick up things for research and developement.

    • doublebhomestead April 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      Yes Johnny, I have several possible uses for the posts as well as the big rolls of heavy duty plastic.

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