Sunday, July 29, 2012

Chickens Roaming With Lots of Junk Around Equals Cold Hard Cash

OK~ This beautiful very ugly trailer arrived in our yard a couple weeks ago.

And here is a glimpse of some of the stuff that was headed into that trailer. Lots of metal! And in case you did not know, this stuff is worth money. Only $145.00 a ton, but that's not too shabby from this Mom's point of view.

And of course over the course of the three days this trailer was in our yard, the heat indices were well over 100 degrees!  Gotta love Summertime in Iowa!

A lot of hard work rounding up all that metal and then getting it all loaded up. And then making sure it all landed inside the trailer, not out of it.

Three days later, lots of metal on board and this was a beautiful sight~ Out the yard and down the road it went.

I met up with the driver at the business location a few miles later.

The trailer hit the scale.

I waited about ten minutes in the office area. Let's just say the office area was interesting. I walked in and the owner says, "Mrs. Broers, you can have a seat." I looked around and then said, "Can I sit there? That chair won't fall apart, will it?" Open Mouth, Insert Foot! What was I thinking? This was the man who was going to hand me my cash! It should not matter that the dirt was extremely thick on the walls, chickens were roaming, and the furniture was taped together; after all this man was going to give me cash! Ten minutes later I had my cash in hands and I was on my way out the door.

There was no charge for the trailer, as we were within the 50 mile radius that this particular scrap yard services. I had a happy seventeen year old, as his hard work had paid off! This really is a great way to clean up that old "junk" that is laying around in those older farm buildings. A good job for a 17 year old boy- but geeshe, I wonder if anyone has ever considered painting these trailers or the office area? They might have more business if someone spiffied them up, you think? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


  1. Looks like a fun day and making money is definitely a plus!

  2. I could see making the inside of the office a little nicer, but maybe leaving the trailers as new paint would probably get scratched up anyway.

    Did you actually SIT in the chair?!

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  4. YES- I quickly applied Hand Sanitizer When I got in my car!


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