RMan is a real people's person, and can strike up a conversation with almost anyone, anywhere, anytime. He gets so involved that the only way to tear him away from his new found friends is for me to wander off - he misses me after a while ;)
I had to use this ruse last Saturday:)
And ended up educating myself a little.
|Pretty messy - I don't know if I'd want my|
neighbour's property to look have this "curb appeal"
but it certainly grabs your attention.
Across the adjoining road from the antique shop there was this house which had a whole bunch of decrepit enamelled items hanging on the boundary fence. That is guaranteed to appeal to the curious in me.
Why would they want to show off their clutter publically?
I couldn't resist...
|A cute continuation of the theme, whilst|
doubling up as an advertisment support
|Ha! What is that coming from|
within the repurposed metal drum?
On closer inspection I saw something that made me pause. And think.
Eminating from the enlarged "mug" was a pretty substantial piece of copper wire. This copper was "insulated" at it's source, but then stretched, unprotected, along both sides of the boundary fence.
|Copper wires protruding from the "mug"|
The owner must be storing a battery (or two) in the "mug which is powering a homemade electric fence. The "windmill", as it is rotated by the wind, will obviously provide a charge for the battery which is stored within it's depths.
|A real jumble of old enamelled plates and mugs are|
suspended from this boundary fence
I couldn't see one.
Well, blow me down if I didn't (eventually) spot it.
|The warning is there - if you are observant enough|
Clearly marked if you're observant. I must've polished my glasses that morning LOL
My eyes wandered. And then I saw what was behind the warning sign.
|A wonderful, large cement dam - filled to the|
brim with precious water
I like that :)
|His services are advertised|
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