ZootSuitMama asked us to show what's in our backyards. I live on 4.5 acres, half of it woods and we have a pond. In southern Mississippi.
I now show you THE most important, valuable, treasured item in our backyard:
THE SKEETER VAC!
We don't have to run it in the winter but when we went out to turn it back on the other day due to winter having said, "Arrivederci, Mississippi!" we discovered it was--SOB!--broken.
EMERGENCY! Call the skeeter vac man and order one, pronto! We have no money, you say? CHARGE the motherf**ker! There's just no way you can walk outside around here without a skeeter vac protecting you.
These little mounds are all over the backyard. I'm not sure if they're beetles or (more probably) fireants. If they're fireants these mounds will become gargantuan in, oh, about two days.
ZootSuitMama was hoping to see everyone's cute little vintage trailers like she has. HA! We want to sell this 29' monstrosity, but unfortunately what seems like all the FEMA trailers that were in New Orleans after Katrina are now for sale within a 100-mile radius of us. Of course OURS hasn't been trashed like so many of the FEMA trailers--people got housing for free and I guess they felt they didn't have to take care of it. For now, I'm stashing all the junk I'll be taking to the flea market in a couple weeks in it.
Of course my beloved shed is in my backyard. Doesn't it look like Ma and Pa Kettle live here? Good lord, I just saw what appears to be the reflection of a large blonde/gray woman in the window! I can't IMAGINE who that could be . . . . .
Some nice atomic glasses set out for lemonade later.
I love my little Radio Flyer wagon even with all the dirt and rust.
I don't keep this in my backyard, but guess what? When I reach 200 followers one of these days this mid-century signed Sascha Brastoff ashtray will be awarded to one lucky gal or guy! Stay tuned!