Sunday, October 21, 2018

An old hay cart is new again...

My husband is always doing something special for me.  He saw this hay cart on Craigslist and knew I would love it.  It is a small world because when he picked it up the guy selling it had worked with me years ago.  The cart was in terrible condition.  The boards were rotten and none of the bolts matched.
Always fixing things, my husband took it apart, sanded it, and repainted it.

He then replaced all of the boards and the handle.  Luckily the weather was warm so the stain and the paint could dry.
There you go.  One brand spanking new hay cart.  I love it.
It works like a charm.  It is not only utilitarian, but pretty enough that I could use it as decoration.
I had a lot of questions about the painted rocks on my parent's hillside.  It is their brand, the Diamond J Bar.  You can't see the bar very well in this photo.  When I was a kid every few years we would have to repaint the rocks.  You needed to be careful because those rocks have no problem rolling to the bottom of the hill.  It doesn't look that steep, but trust me it is.

That is all I know.  I love my new cart.  My husband is a pretty special fella.  I hope you all had a good weekend.  The weather has warmed up here and we are enjoying a bit of a fall.  


  1. The new colors really pop on the hay cart. It's gorgous. Almost too pretty to use...almost :) Glad you are getting some mild weather to enjoy the changing seasons! Cheers ~J

  2. I love your hay cart! I'm sure hubby also enjoys seeing you blog about his kindness! :) Thanks for explaining the rocks on the hillside. I thought you were going to say you had to be careful because rattle snakes liked to hide among the rocks! Yikes!

  3. I love that new wagon, how pretty it is and how handy. I love that picture of the brand with the turkeys up there. I am glad you had a bit of warm weather. I hope you have a lovely week.

  4. A great find and job done well rebuilding it

  5. The cart looks great. Interesting about the brand. Her in Yorkshire we have the white horse of Kilburn which is a figure of a horse created in a hillside using white chalk chippings.

  6. What a handy cart! And pretty too.


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