A little history about the reason for the trip to the scrap yard. You see, in May of 2004 a F4 tornado went thru our property (we don't own it then, but our friend did) Experts say that there were at least 2 massive tornadoes with several smaller ones inside the huge cell. These tornadoes were on the ground for 52 miles and cut a swath of destruction almost 2.5 miles wide. Our property took a direct hit, destroying all the out buildings, leaving our little stone house with severe damage, but it was standing. At the time of the tornado our property was all grass and pasture land. Our friend (owner of the property at that time) spent years picking up debris from the storm.
Last spring we decided to farm a portion of the property and in this neck of the woods they are able to do control burns to rid the land of the grass. With all the grass burned off it revealed another chapter in the tornado story. Before the crop went in last year we spent hours picking up more debris, including, wood, roofing metal, toys, frying pans, pots, a bag full of snakes :( You name it we found it. It was sad knowing that all these items were once part of someones life and now it was piled up in a heap here on the ranch.
Yesterday the boys loaded up the trailer and away we went with our "tornado junk".
The following photos are how I saw it....The ScrapYard Trip!
|The Capitol Building in Lincoln|
|yes, even a kitchen sink!!|
|Mass of wire|
|removing copper wiring|
|Hubby doing what he loves...|
|old tire and rim|
Following photos taken at the Metal ScrapYard
|adding to the metal pile|
|old and forgotten|
|wanting for the pay out...|
|another load headed to the pile|
|payout in hand|
|for a job well done....|
|Once we returned home the boys headed back out in search of more treasure|