Friday, February 09, 2007

Photo Hunters: Broken



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Folks in the Vermont woods used the woods to store their trash. It was cheaper to pile up old farm equipment and household trash out there then to haul it off. There were no dumps long ago anyhow, so there was no where to take it.

I have found two such dumps on my property. One, near my spring-fed well, was for household trash. We have found medicine bottles from the 19th century there and other fascinating objects. The metal objects are often difficult to identify because of oxidation. The other dump, where this plow blade was found, has a very big old saw that I may never get out because it is so large. Two old milk cans that my daughter and I have brought back to the house were also there.

This plow blade was detached from the plow, which is still up there. I am not a country girl, only a girl that loves the country passionately and visualizes life here one hundred years ago through a romantic lens. I think this plow was used by horses. There is land across the road that used to be a hay field before the beaver moved in approximately 30 years ago and drowned the land. That is the only area here that could have been farmed because of the mountainous terrain.

Thank you for visiting, have a wonderful week, happy blogging, and I love VT!

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56 comments:

  1. That is so cool! You have your very own treasure trove in your own backyard! Happy Hunting, both Photo and Treasure :)

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  2. What a beautiful photo! I love antique things and even more so if they are rusted.

    I'd love to go exploring and see what can be found around your place, sounds interesting and like lots of fun.

    Have a good weekend and I'm up too.

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  3. wow....I'd like that in my yard!

    Sometime in the future the theme is antique....this would work then too.

    Mine's posted

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  4. How interesting ! Antiques in your property ! Didn't you find any skeletons with broken haerts ??? I am soooo romantic !

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  5. Beautiful! You must have so much fun finding treasures there.

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  6. What fun to have history right there on your property! Sounds like ti has led to some fun discoveries. That's a neat picture.

    Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Oops -- forget to change my log-in identity. That should be Barbara H. rather than Barbara Lee.

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  8. This is not only charming, but beautiful. I love stumbling across old items such as this.

    Great post.

    Thanks for stopping by today.

    Cheers!

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  9. Wow, you can have a treasure hunt in your own backyard. How interesting! It is a great shot with the snow in the background.

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  10. We just recently moved up to Vermont in September .... it is gorgeous up here, it really is ... I just miss our Southern winters. I thought I was a winter-lovin' gal ... but I'm not ... back in mid-January, I was ready for spring, and it was warm then! lol

    Nice picture. Thanks for the comment you left on my blog.

    Brandy
    http://gajabraoutpost.com/brandysvarietygarden

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  11. Good story with the post.

    We had a dump on our place too. I found all kinds of goodies. I think I'll post one of them next week.....

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  12. That music make me want to get up and dance. Maybe I will. Where's Jeanne.

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  13. Sorry meeyauw, I meant to say that your post reminded me of my trip to an oxen farm (whatever "oxen farm" means, i.e. they were work animals buy a product).

    (I had another browser window open, thus the music, while reading your blog)

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  14. As a kid I can remember wandering through the woods here in Connecticut and coming across old dumps with medicine bottles, milk cans, etc. in them. It really does make you wonder about life long ago and a more simpler way of life, too. Try dumping something in the woods these days and see what happens!

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  15. I just showed my husband the picture because he was born and raised on a working farm...he said that this plow was pulled by horses or oxen, that's what the wooden part is for, it would have extended up to the horses and attached to them. He loves this kind of stuff! lol Thanks so much for visiting me:- Hugs xox

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  16. That is really neat. I mean not the dump on your property, but you have found some cool treasures from years ago. Did you put flowers in the milk cans? I know that what I would do with them.

    Have a wonderful weekend...

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  17. That's a magnificent photo and I love the story behind it. What a neat property to have!
    happy weekend to you!

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  18. Yes, all over the New England area we have these old farm equipment "dumps". Sad to see that the farms have all gone.

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  19. Cool photo, I'd love to be able to find things like you describe here just like that.

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  20. Very interesting entry. You've given more to the subject: History. I like that. (And I'm sure you have found objects fro 100 entries for next weeks theme)

    Thanks for sharing.

    =^.^=

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your photo. One house I lived in had a little dump in the woods where I found medicine bottles, etc. But nothing big! :)

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  22. Excellent photo.

    You can re-name it "antique" for next week!

    http://hiraeth.squarespace.com/journal/2007/2/10/saturday-photo-scavenger-hunt-broken.html

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  23. That is so cool!! I'd love to go digging in your yard! ;)

    Happy Saturday!

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  24. Reminds me of my relatives' places in Maine as well.

    Great photo!!

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  25. This is a great photo first of all and the subject... well, I at least knew it was a plow but not much more than that. How interesting to have such treasures on your property... you would think someone at a university would be interested in excavation and preservation of sites like this.

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  26. What a neat photo - my kids would love to trasure there.

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  27. Looks like you have an almost real archaeological dig site in your backyard.

    Surely I'll be back next week to see what you've found more. :-)

    Great photo!!

    (My first photos for the hunt are up. Look what my cats have done...)

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  28. What a wonderful picture. I love seeing the old fashion farm equipment (my granddaddy had a farm, so it's interesting to me)

    Thanks!

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  29. it would be so cool to find all that stuff! You'll probably have a great pic for the antique theme coming up! Im playing too!

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  30. It must be neat having land and finding old things on it. I've been to Vermont and think it's a beautiful state. Good pic for the hunt this week.

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  31. How interesting. Makes me wonder about the folks that once used all these things. The stories they could tell.

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  32. You never know what you find from the past.

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  33. That is a really neat plow blade that broke off the plow. It has to be neat to find things from the past.

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend,
    Biker Betty :)

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  34. Great photo and thanks for giving us the backstory. Very interesting!

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  35. wow - it's so beautiful! thanks for visiting.

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  36. Great photo. It must be nice to discovery interesting things in your property. Enjoy what's left of the weekend. Thanks for dropping by.

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  37. interesting shot...I love hiking thru the woods!

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  38. what beautiful countryside -- and to find treasures as well - bonus! Thanks for stopping by.

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  39. That is so cool. Great picture and history. I would love to have all those things on my property.

    I'm a country lover too.

    Thanks for visiting.

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  40. What a great place to be. Broken stuff with lots of history and memory for sure.

    thanks for dropping by

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  41. That is a Cool and cold photo!

    Have a nice weekend!

    I will Exercise for Comments!
    Sunflower

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  42. how fascinating! one person's junk is another's treasure :)

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  43. I'm off to check your flickr - hoping to find more of such pictures. Nice to have a bit of history like that in your life - especially unstructured like it is - not all set up and planned like a museum.
    Thanks for visiting mine.

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  44. How fantastic to have all that history right where you live. Happy weekend.

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  45. Alot of old history right in your own back yard. So fascinating! I'd be out there digging up stuff cause I like old. :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  46. It's amazing what you can find sometimes. It's like having history in your own backyard. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  47. wow, i'd love to live someplace like that. It's always fun to find things from the past and just imagine what it was like way long ago.

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  48. Great photo for the theme and a very interesting story to go with it.

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  49. Oh, this really is great! I too have a love of older things, and always find myself thinking about who used them in the past, how life was during that time period.

    Great shot, and thank you so much for stopping by today!

    Ryan

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  50. Your photo looks like modern art!
    Just imagine that people stashed their trash in the woods, just like people do today. Will we never learn?
    Great choice for the theme.
    Happy weekend.
    L

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  51. Wow, very interesting stuff. And right in your own back yard! Great photo for the hunt!

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  52. This is just great.
    People dumped stuff in back yards around here but all I've found is glass shards and rusted nails.
    Even in the 19th century no one farmed where I'm at.
    I'd love to visit Vermont some day.

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  53. You must find some cool stuff!

    Mine's up too :)

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  54. Very interesting. I remember finding a dump like that when I went exploring the woods with a friend (Ontario, not Vermont though). Great story. Just wanted to thank you for stopping by post, too.

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  55. Amazing that things that were thrown away so many years ago are treasures today. Great choice for The Hunt. Thanks for dropping by.

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  56. Oh yes, it is defintel broken - and so nice! I bet it would fit perfectly into our garden =)

    Thanks for visiting my hunt on Saturday - have a great week!

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