I’m literally hell on wheels on my Garden Tractor which is a fancy name for a riding mower.
At least any hose I have had longer than 6 months thinks so anyway… needless to say I have a few, or more, mowed hoses in my junk pile. Obviously, to me they aren't junk just because they are now more suitable as a soaker hose or sprinkler.
I cannot say how many times JD has tried to haul them off to the dump and I have pulled them right back out kicking and holler’n!
Then I saw this birdhouse on Pinterest. A game changer it was!
Photo credit unknown - Birdhouse believed to be on the grounds of http://www.mcmenamins.com/Gardens
You see, we needed to donate a handcrafted item to an event for a charity auction and soon. I told JD we are making a birdhouse out of one of those old hoses for the auction. I got the deer in headlights look. Never fear, PJ was here and soon we were building it! The best part to this junk collector is we didn’t spend a dime. It was all time and material found in my junk pile or lying around. Here is the one we made.
Now JD still wasn't convinced even with my and PJ's oohing and ahhing. We decided it needed to be put on a post to better "show" at the event. It even had a built in perch!
The junk hose birdhouse sold for $150 at the silent auction and JD had a small serving of crow and an ice cold one to wash it down :)
May all your junk be treasure!