In the “anything goes” days long ago, country people thought that out of sight, out of mind was the way to go with all of their trash.
After we bought Arnold Acres in 2003 and we started cleaning up the noxious plants–gorse, broom, bullrush etc we found that under a lot of the soil was trash. This still life shows some old and not so old stuff collected in 2005.
A load of hidden trash on its way to the dump. Our old “ute” (Kiwi and Aussie for pick-up truck) came in handy to haul this stuff to its rightful resting ground.
… uncovered some more rubbish including a plastic bottle wedged under a log.
A few weeks ago when I was planting some more trees I hit this when I tried to sink the shovel in the ground. After I cleaned a little dirt off I could identify what it was.
This was in that area too, and the following item.
This hanger has to be at least 14 years old and is in perfect, as new condition except the part where the plastic was worn off.
Most of the big stuff like this car door and headlight are long gone but there is still plenty of undercover trash to be found.
Once a little of this stuff comes to the surface wekas love to dig it up. This pile is going to the dump.
This tire is going to stay where it is but it’s been there a while.