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Ramshackled wheelbarrow

ramshackle wheel barrel

This wheelbarrow insists that it has at least one more season left in it after some quick repairs today.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Whow! And I thought my wheelbarrow was bad. This is another fine example of making due with what you have and keeping things out of the landfill.
Comment by zimmy Fri Apr 30 17:08:26 2010
Hey, that's our good wheelbarrow! :-) It's got a new, broad tire and a deep basin --- hauling dirt in it is like pushing air. I'm so glad it's back in commission --- I've been working the baby wheelbarrow into the ground.
Comment by anna Fri Apr 30 17:24:16 2010

Does that meet code?

It looks like you are using a 2x2 as a handle bar, held on with a good stiff piece of fence wire,(good choice).

Whatever it is THAT looks like a QUALITY repair by OUR standards, well done!

Love your Blog.

Comment by Team Fuji Sat May 1 01:01:17 2010
"Does that meet code?" has got to be our least favorite question of the year --- congratulations! :-) (So glad you're joking...)
Comment by anna Sat May 1 07:46:01 2010

hey mark,

lets see whar you grill looks like????????????? re: every year in the summer a news station has a contest backed by ace hardware

will win a brand spankin brand new one

for the ulgiest grill ????????????????? pnly need photo to enter of course / if you win you would HAVE TO TURN IN YOUR SLIGHTLY USED ONE????

Comment by roseanell Sun May 2 00:24:10 2010
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