I stayed at home for all of this weekend. The majority of my past few months usually meant me being away from home on weekends, but now that things have changed drastically for me in the last couple of weeks, this was the first weekend I had to myself at home without any interruptions. I took this newly given time to work around my place, and really get to those outside tasks that I really wanted to do, but could not before. I may not have a green thumb, but I can landscape.
I moved about twenty wheelbarrow loads of dead fallen tree branches from around my home, and along the little brook near by. I still have lots more to haul away, but I got the big ones. Next were the rocks and some old tree stumps. All of this work was done by hand, mostly using a shovel and pick, but surprisingly the labour was not that bad.
The lawn cutting was all done using my newly purchased lawn trimmer, which is a lot faster than pushing the lawnmower. I was able it increase the area of usable lawn space by a lot. This is where I started finding half buried objects in the ground near the little creek. Once I got the huge weeds cut down, I was then able to focus on clearing the branches and logs, in, and on the creek.
Here were just a few things that were found along the creek:
I have no idea how old these are, but they look old. I would say maybe mid 1980s, maybe. It is hard to tell for me becuase I never really paid that much attention to all the various item I had, or consumed with, from the past. But if you know, please let me know.
Other items included an old iron, cups, tin cans, hair-curlers (metal), half a vinyl record disk (could not identify it), and some blue glass jars, which disappeared as soon as my landlord seen them. I was told that many years ago, the spot where I am at now, was the original homestead of my landlord’s family, and that part of the property was a refuse pit back then. Lots of history.