Scuttled Vessel

Enameled steel pot in a small brook. I wonder whether the rusting was helped with a few rounds of buckshot.

Normally, any kind of litter in a stream annoys me. But there’s something about antiquities like this that have a certain charm.

It was once common practice for farmers and country folk to dump trash into ravines. Some still do.

I remember helping friends clean out a dump behind their farmhouse in Central Ohio. It was a great social occasion, sort of like a barn raising. Only dirtier.

Plus, it was kind of interesting unveiling a rusted, tattered mosaic of the lives of people who once lived there.

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