So much of this going on around here right now. Both of us have spurts of STO*ing, and the pile of stuff moving onwards and outwards continues to grow. We now have a basket by the front door for things destined for a charity shop. It’s a good reminder to pick up a few things to take with us when we’re going to the shops.
The bag and basket will stay. Everything else to go.
Things have been offered and given on Freegle. Some things have been sold. Others have been given to family members.
Off to a new life with youngest son and family: basket I bought in Oxfam shop many years ago and used to bring in food from allotment; bottle given to us with home-made sloe gin, now returned with more sloe gin (we drank theirs, they’ll drink ours); book for a little girl who is just a tiny bit obsessed by rabbits (kept from when our sons were little); hat brought home by accident.
Lots of things have been repurposed around the house, and far more have been repurposed on the allotment. Sometimes all you need is to look around you and think “what if?”. In particular, when you know what you want to achieve, you will be more likely to spot opportunities when they present themselves.
Now a gate to my allotment. In former lives, a bedhead I found on the street paired with part of a bed frame given to me (thanks to Malcolm for spotting that they fit perfectly together. Just needed a few small cable ties.
Previously a rubbish bin. Converted by me to be a worm bin. (standing next to the green compost bin given to me on Freegle)
Blue water pipe originally used to construct a hen run (many, many years ago). More recently I’ve used it to support netting over crops – but it was too short. Now it’s grown taller, thanks to the addition of some metal piping I found left on the street last week. Foraging isn’t just for plants and edibles.
This fence panel now provides useful shelter for the hens’ water, and as they go in and out of their house.
*STOing – Sorting Things Out. You may call it editing; getting things done; tidying up; or something else entirely. This is what we call it.