Wednesday, May 16, 2018

At work in Rotherfield


We've seen this pub before, and maybe this wheelbarrow, but on this day it was involved in something beautiful, which Janine Davies captured for us, and wrote:
A wheelbarrow at the Kings Arms pub, Rotherfield. I have sent a wheelbarrow to you before from here, but I liked the set up here, so I wanted you to see it. There is gardening happening behind the arbor — mainly pots being planted up. I just love the arbor with the pretty dusty pink clematis spreading over it. The colours are nice also I thought, with the pink flowers, green grass and brick. The wheelbarrow is being upstaged I think.

John Deere, maybe 100 years old

My nephew, Paul Mountain Faith Trujillo, sent this, from a Buy/Sell/Trade listing in Albuquerque:
Vintage John Deere wheelbarrow unlike no other. Asking only $60. I am assuming it is more than 100 years old or older and is in great condition for the age. Any reasonable offers will be considered. I Have done many internet searches and have looked at many different antique websites but have not found this specific wheelbarrow. The only one I found like it, someone painted it and to me as a collector, I believe they took the value away from it. I believe that this is a historic artifact and should be in a museum. $60 but any reasonable offer will be considered and i can also deliver. Again this is a vintage John Deere wheelbarrow estimated to be over 100 years old or possibly older. Thanks for looking at my post and happy shopping!!!


I appreciate the nicely done blurb and photos by the seller, Phillip Michael, who already has buyers and maybe should have said "highest bidder."

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Be excellent...

Colleen Prieto, May 13:
This evening, the entrance to the University of New Hampshire organic garden field was decorated with a wheelbarrow that was decorated with a sign that said "treat each other well."

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Bodie Wheelbarrows, and a cart

Karen James took these photos, in Bodie, California.

Maybe the legs were wooden, but as all the rest was steel, I don't know!


Of this one, Karen wrote: "I accidentally cropped the front. I liked that it was still filled with bricks."



Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mystery Wheelbarrow Rudely Dumped

Thank you, Christine Elizabeth Milne, for sharing this wonderful Wheelbarrow Mystery.



I responded: "That's a heck of a reward for tracks in the field and one cut lock. Also, they got a free wheelbarrow out of it."

Here's where this was originally reported to Facebook, and there are some excellent comments, truly considering every possible aspect. Someone found an ideal solicitor to recommend in case Ken needs legal defense. Though there are guesses at it NOT saying "Ken" but being Russian...



[The comments began April 7, 2018, at that link.]

Friday, March 16, 2018

Painting of her father's wheelbarrow

Eileen Mahowald:
When we bought my father's home and he later passed away we hauled at least 6 dumpsters away. He fixed things with motors and wheels and loved to garden too. Many of my sibling came to claim things and I was glad. I had long before painted a picture of his wheelbarrow by the shed. I had so many lovely images of my dad and the six peach pits he set in the ground on the sunny side of the house had 3 ft peach trees. Precious treasures ๐Ÿ’š I love that๐Ÿ˜Š



Here it is! drawn/painted 1990. At a later date he titled it, "Man's Treasure" the wheelbarrow is laying down.
The original comment was made in 2015 under something I wrote about my own packrat tendencies. Not about a wheelbarrow, but about my collecting, and angst. Now (this blog shows) I'm collecting images and information about wheelbarrows (and thereby about geography and history and art).

https://www.facebook.com/SandraDoddABQ/posts/10152843370536374