Originally Posted by Iowanian
I went on a homes tour in the DM area this summer..... .5-1mil homes. Every single one of them was decorated with sticks and old shit I've been burning and recycling for years.
I've burned and smashed thousands and thousands of dollars of valuable "vintage" stuff over the years.
It's one of the advantages of the area in which i live, there is still quite a lot of items like you're talking about available...and lots of old farmers retiring or passing away.
It's giving me a way to make a little coin with some of the items I found on my farm too. I've got a box of old traps that will end up hanging in dens, some old solvent cans...wood crates....barn and farm pulleys etc....
I'm admittedly a year or two late to this party, but I was pretty busy doing other things with that time.
Understandable. The MIL supplements their income much the same way, hitting estate auctions and garage sales and she barters with the local flea markets. She does pretty good with it too.