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Thanks For The Free Garden Supplies!

Check out our small, container garden – all trashpicked except for the vegetable plants!   I have a green thumb but I’m extremely, uh, in lieu of lazy, I’ll say lackadaisical, so I bought the plants  at a local church … Continue reading

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Cultivator Of Controversy We Never Discuss

       I LOVE selling items I found in the trash for a few reasons.  Getting a little extra cash is actually one of the least reasons I do it.   I love that I rescue something from utter destruction, keep … Continue reading

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Blown Away By Trash Picking Windmills!

Things have picked up since this post I started last night: The wind has been knocked out of my sails. Well, sort of. A friend needed a vacuum, which I found, but it didn’t work & try as they did, … Continue reading

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Collecting, Keeping & Mounting Insects

The horsefly I found today reminded me to post my toad picture. The toad was hanging out under a planter pot in a wooden planter carrier I wanted to sell in the yard sale (and did) we had awhile back. … Continue reading

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Blue Squirrel Cement Figure – Lifelike!

While my AWESOME blue cement squirrel wasn’t a trash or yard sale find, my guess is it came from close to it – judging by how much I paid for it at an antique store. The paint is solid as … Continue reading

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Taking Care Of Your Mechanics With Trash Finds

Yes – my mechanics know of my insane trash picking skills – as does pretty much anyone who I have a conversation with longer than five minutes. I found a weed wacker for my mechanic today. He put in the … Continue reading

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What We Found After Our Yard Sale

Opportunities to find useful things are everywhere! On the way to take down our yard sale signs yesterday, we found this great wooden box planter: …And on the way to the thrift store to donate what we didn’t sell, found … Continue reading

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Vintage Garden Tool Trash Finds

These are just a few of the cool vintage garden tools we’ve found recently. The cultivator is in amazing shape – one of the best ones we’ve seen. I’m so glad we found it before it was compacted in a … Continue reading

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Trash Picking Two Day Slump

I have found nothing the last two days. Not even anything on the top ten most frequently found trash items. Ok, one lampshade, but I can only have so many extra – see prev post on commonly found items .   I’m … Continue reading

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Lawn Care – A Waste Of Resources Rant

[Not exactly about trash picking, but anti-waste]. I hate lawns. I despise them. I think they are a ridiculous waste of energy, resources & time. They waste water, money & land that would be better served by planting food, creating … Continue reading

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