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Keepers of the Road

April 27th, 2011

Mr Chiots and I enjoy going on walks. We don’t get to go every single day, but we manage to get a few walks in each week. We have a few different routes that we take from our home depending on how long of a walk we want. It’s also nice to have a change in scenery. As we walk, we watch the road and pick up all the nails we see and anything that could be hard on a tire. You’d be amazed at the things we find. Part of the reason we find lots of things is that there are no sidewalks here in our community. The last three days we’ve gone on walks and each day we’ve found something. This is what I found yesterday.

I kind of wish I had started throwing them all in a can in the garage. By now I would have a big bucket filled with all sorts of things from screwdrivers to a giant 12 inch nail and screws of all shapes and sizes! We’re hoping this is good karma and it will help keep us from getting a flat tire from screw, nails and all the sorts of things we carry home from our walks.

Have you ever gotten a flat tire from something on the road?
Do you pick up nails & screws you find in parking lots and on the road?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.