Monday, 11 November 2013

A New Home For An Old Anvil.

Do you believe in luck?  The other week we went to see our tractor mechanic friend.  He fixes machinery in a scrapyard.  We were talking to him and suddenly number one son shouts:

"HEY DID YOU SEE THAT?"

"WHAT?"

"OVER THERE.  POKING OUT OF THAT GRASS. "

I looked again.  I couldn't see any but a myriad of old scrap parts and then suddenly a rusty  metal point grabbed my attention.  We had passed the same spot many times that day.  But never noticed the ANVIL stood there looking at us.  Even our tractor mechanic friend didn't know it was there.  It was like it was waiting for number one son to find it!

Any road.  Without going all round the houses.  Number one found himself a small anvil.  He duly paid the man for it.  Took it home, cleaned it up and painted it.  Then he got a tree trunk from a lumberjack friend.  Hey presto!  The anvil got a new home on our smallholding.

Did you see Bantry on Country File the other night?  I could have shown them round my smallholding.  Never mind.

Here's the Blacksmith Song.

6 comments:

  1. What a brilliant find, well done looks great

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  2. Sure it'll have a good and useful life.

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  3. It was an unbelievable find. Bedford Gypsy. We must have walked passed it at least ten times. Thanks!

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  4. Number one son (I sound like Charlie Chan) was chuffed to bits. Its another addition to the vintage collection. Thanks for your comment, Cumbrian.

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  5. A very useful addition to any rural gents tool collection, I am very envious !

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  6. Thank! It was like finding the elusive 'needle in a haystack'. There's still plenty of old rural treasure to be found. Thanks for your comment.

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