Yesterday I had on a tank top and worked in the yard. The scrap metal from construction that I put on the roadside was gone. Folks not only pick up furniture or clothes or old bar-be-que grills, they will pick up old air conditioners, tire rims, and any kind of scrap metal to take to recycle. I think of it as a win-win. While I take my plastics and aluminum and steel cans over to the city recycle, I never have enough “real metal” to take it to the metal recycle center. Over the years, I have met some nice neighborhood men who collect metal to sell at the recycle center. I know if I put it down there, it will be gone before the next day.
Meanwhile, I had gone out to retrieve my bird feeders. It was nearing dark and if I do not bring them in, the deer and raccoon will wreak havoc. It was snowing! The cardinals were swarming the trees like there was no tomorrow, so I did not have the heart to bring them all in. The deer and raccoon will empty anything left in the ones still hanging and sometimes that means knocking them down or at least knocking them sideways so all the seed spills. The racoon will carry the one made from a water bottle to the other side of the fence if I forget to take it down. He likes to eat without worrying about interruption, but he leaves it for a refill by the gate.