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Gargoyles & Tires
Tales from the Holler
Gargoyles & Tires: Part 1
Aside from accidentally unearthing trash piles
(Check out Talking Trash)
around our property, we find tires. Lots and lots of tires. Tires
in the morning, tires in the evening, tires at supper time, summer
time, spring time...any time. We'd go on a hike and we'd find a
tire resting peacefully against an old oak. How that tire got way
up a steep hill past a few creeks, I don't know, but I do have a
feeling that teenagers had something to do with it. Blast those
It was obvious we needed to figure out a solution
to clean this place up. Many moons ago, we had toyed with the idea
of building a tire home or earthship. Actually found out that there
were grants to receive tires for free from dumps and build a sustainable
home. But the exhaustive research at this point proved pointless,
because I just had to have that quaint 150 year old farmhouse in
the country. Anyway back to the tires.
We scouted many areas of our property and gathered
the tires. We have no ATV so it was the two of us rolling the tires
sometimes a mile to it's final destination, our garden.
Instead of hauling these relics to the dump, where
we'd have to pay $3 bucks each just to dump them, it was decided
that we would reuse them on our property. Recalling our past studies
on the tire houses, we opted to do a Fischer Price version- stack
'em like the old colorful donut game and create a pillar. NEXT>>>
Gargoyles & Tires:1
Ooooo, pretty Argyle sock
from pit of trash.
Ceremonously place the argyle sock in
the first tire. This is where we got the idea to use the trash pit
as filler for the tire pillar.
it's starting to look like something.