Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Wheelbarrow Succulent Fairy Garden!

Jodi Stinebaugh shared this facebook find, and wrote:

Sandra Dodd, for your wheelbarrow collection. Dianne German, I know it's not a sand tray but it feels like it belongs in that family. Now I know what I could do with my old, beat up wheelbarrow. ❤

Friday, March 22, 2024

Wheelbarrows in Lagos

Marieke van Der Graaf, writing of things she saw on moving to Lagos in March 2024:

"- some people sleep in wheel barrows at bus stops, they use the wheel barrows during the day to make money and bring goods for people and then sleep in it (waiting for another job?)"

Her post is public, and there are a few photos, but none of a wheelbarrow. Not yet.
Public post for those on facebook

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Traditional Korean farmyard

From the kdrama "My Liberation Notes," episode 5, the front yard of a farmhouse. The low table is called a pyeong-sang (flat table), and it's used as a room, in that people leave their shoes on the ground. Sometimes a small table is put in the middle (for food or drinks), or sometimes it's just for sitting, or lounging.

There are other Korean-looking things, and the wheelbarrow is probably generic, rather than local. But I've seen more plastic (rather than steel) pans lately, and this one has a steel brace in the front, rising from the axle, to strengthen the part that might be holding the most weight when the wheelbarrow is in motion.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

A planter with a story

Posted on facebook by "Cottage in the Oaks":
This old wheelbarrow sits out by our woodshed, and we plant different flowers in it with the seasons. It was my grandfather’s wheelbarrow….the only one he ever used. He used it for all of his gardening, for cement to lay foundations for his business and home….it’s huge! Lots of legacy and lessons in that wheelbarrow. And for many years now it has held a special place in our garden…a little spotlight. The daffodils have just started blooming in it, and in a couple of months it will overflow with coleus. 🤎
(those on facebook can read the comments there)

Thanks to Theresa Larson for showing me.