Looking for a deal

black mambablack mamba Major grinsJacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,500 Major grins
edited March 1, 2021 in Other Cool Shots

I've been ardently searching for an old buggy to include in some landscaping plans in the mountains. I spied this old freight wagon in a yard on a mountain top in N.C. Checking with the owner, I was told that he would give it to me if I hauled the whole thing off. A friend up there has the equipment we would need to do it but the effort to do so would be immense. Instead, I offered to take just the two rear wheels and pay for them. The owner said it was an all or none deal. The thing has been sitting on family land since the Civil War. I passed on this one but will continue the hunt.

I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,182 Major grins

    I like your dedication Tom! This is a wonderful find! I love the back story as well!
    Photo is pretty good too!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,500 Major grins
    edited March 1, 2021

    Thanks, my friend. It's probably a good thing that the guy did not sell me the two wheels. When I got back home, I gathered some dimensions and those wheels would have been slightly too large for their intended use. My place up there is going to be called " Broken Spoke " When you enter the property, you'll go through two fairly large swinging decorative gates that swing away from you. On each gate will be mounted, facing outward, a large wagon wheel.....preferably wheels that are in similar condition as the ones on this old wagon The entry gate will set the tone for the all of the rustic stuff to follow.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 809 Major grins

    Great image, great story Tom, B+W too. Very nice find!

    This has to go into the book!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,500 Major grins
    edited March 3, 2021

    @El Gato said:
    Great image, great story Tom, B+W too. Very nice find!

    This has to go into the book!

    Thanks, Al. I got a call this morning and it looks like a friend of mine has found the buggy I want. Of all places, it's at an old potato farm just a little west of St. Augustine. I would, however, make room for another wheeled vehicle of the freight wagon sort above if it is in better shape. I was afraid that the remaining understructure on the wagon here was going to disintegrate when we went to move it.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • OrvSalOrvSal Major grins Thomson, Ga. ex So. Cal.Registered Users Posts: 436 Major grins

    Keep looking, what you want is out there! LOL

    Have a great day!
    Orv

    Thomson, Ga. USA
    www.Osalisburyphoto.smugmug.com
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