Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Yard Objects

Topic for the Friday My Town Shoot Out this week is Yard Objects. This is a fun project. If you would like to join the group, just go to the site and sign up. Anything out in any yard qualifies, however, I didn't read that part until I started to post. These things are in my yard.

A little junk art steam traction engine made decades ago by a local farmer.



A large bell on a pole. This was given to us by my mother-in-law. When our children were young, we would ring it when it was time to come home. We had a dog that followed them and he would always get home first.



This is collection of found objects at the corner of my driveway. A cement ring for a man hole, left by the previous owners. Iron implement wheels and a cement pillar we made by pouring excess concrete into a wooden crate. I tried to plant things that don't need much water since it is a long way from a faucet.



A push rod for a natural gas compressor engine. It weighs several thousand pounds. If I understand correctly, the ones in a normal car engine would fit in the palm of your hand. My husband brought it home with the idea of donating it to the Thresher Show, but he didn't get a chance to finish his project. Since I have no way to move it, I painted it to make it a conversation piece.



A non-functioning fire hydrant. My husband, a volunteer firefighter for 25 years, bought it at a flea market. Our house is outside the city limits, so there are no real fire hydrants here. I painted it, too.

12 comments:

Mildred said...

What cute and interesting things you have this week Mary. I have to ask: do all the dogs LOVE your fire hydrant??? Our vet has a "fake" hydrant in front of his office for their use!

T said...

What cool items you have in your yard!

I love the wrench and the cement/iron wheels you have. Unfortunately where I live, the PC police would be all over me!

~JarieLyn~ said...

I love old things. I liked the old bell and the iron wheels. Great pictures.

Denise said...

Love the push rod and the color you painted it. Your items are so neat and interesting. I love hearing the stories behind the "stuff" that we post!!

Aunt Dinah said...

What fun, unique, and interesting lawn ornaments, Mary. I doubt if anyone else has anything quite like them.

Sarah Lulu said...

love the fire hydrant.

Chele said...

That steam engine is so cool!

Oz Girl said...

Not red-neck at all! (you made me laugh with that one) I love the iron wheels, so cool.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hey, It all looks normal to me. I love unique stuff, Hey I might be a bit of a red neck too! I love your bell, and the wheels..way cool..you have some great conversation pieces!! :)

Gordon said...

My dog would never call that a non functioning fire hydrant!
Very, very enjoyable post. I'm glad I stopped by.

GingerV said...

what fun, sorry it has taken me so long to get around to your Friday shoot out. am so glad I caught it. am finding it hard to keep up with everyon's blog and still live my life.... this week my granddaughter goes home and life will get back to 'normal'.
very nice shoot out.

Mountain Woman said...

I loved each and every one of your unique yard items and if you ever get tired of them, they would have a great home in Vermont. Wow, are you lucky.