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Cherokee, Victoria, AU
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The T-rusty trailer

Project: Fernglade Farm

Posted by Chris McLeod over 9 years ago

Repairing an old and much loved car trailer. Ripening tomatoes and zucchinis and fruit tree damage from wallabies.

Re-use, repair, recycle is the mantra here. Regular readers by now may have figured out that I’m tight with money, so that mantra works just beautifully for me.
Unfortunately that mantra sometimes translates into hard and dirty work and this week was no exception.
One vital bit of machinery here is my trailer. In Australia for some strange reason, trailers or their manufacturers never got around to embracing the metric system, so a trailers capacity is always measured in feet. My trailer was a 7 foot by 5 foot beast and it is now approaching 10 years old. I use that trailer to bring all manner of materials for various projects back to the farm. Without the trailer it is fair to say that very few materials at all would be brought back here.
When a few months ago, the guy at the local sand and soil supplier started pointing out the very real fact that my trailer was falling apart, I knew something had to be done. What is worse is that woody mulch and mushroom compost - that I had paid for - were falling out of the holes in the trailer along the road back to the farm. An optimist would suggest that I’d been busy fertilising the plants alongside the road. The police on the other hand would probably have fined me and forced me to take the trailer off the road until such time that I could prove that the trailer was roadworthy again.

The steel worm (rust) is eating away at the trusty trailer

This may be a surprising revelation, but I have a fondness for that trailer which is hard to explain, so I’ll recount the tale that led me to purchase it all those years ago.

For the rest of the entry go to: http://ferngladefarm.blogspot.com.au/


The rusty trusty trailer

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