An Old Cart Revisited

Today we brunched at

which was undergoing work on the roof as we arrived.

I first featured their ancient farm cart in

Here are some more details from this visit. With its injunction warning customers against climbing on this vehicle of a past age, it lies alongside the car park, its wooden boards slowly degenerating; self-seeded plants seeking nourishment from a build-up of soil and other materials; its powerful iron fittings protected from the ravages of time by the patina of rust or of red paint.

These garden obelisks are some of the many artefacts on sale in the yard.

As we turned into Ringwood Road on our journey home a grinning cyclist passed us from ahead.

The reason became apparent around the next bend where donkeys blocked the road;

pannage pigs foraging a little further on kept to the verge.

This evening, begging porcine forgiveness, we dined on Mediterranean style pork chops (with paprika, garlic, and a little chilli); crisp roast potatoes, some sweet and softer; crunchy carrots; tangy red cabbage; and tender green beans with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Malbec.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

64 thoughts on “An Old Cart Revisited

  1. I have a friend with a cart that’s been going to ground for several years. Her son-in-law keeps wanting to chop it up and toss it, but she’s having none of it. As she says, staring him in the eye, “Would you chop me up and toss me just because I’m old and falling apart?”

  2. What wondrously artistic photos! Love the details, the character, the well-seasonedness of the farm cart! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Well-seasoned things, and people, have stories to tell! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Oh, delightful donkeys and in-the-pink pigs make for a smiley day! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Pork chop dinner! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿท HA! ๐Ÿ˜‹
    (((HUGS))) ๐Ÿ™‚ โค๏ธ
    PS…โ€œYouth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.โ€ – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

  3. I hope you enjoyed your brunchโ€ฆ but no picture to show us, what a shame, then again itโ€™s probably just as ell because then Iโ€™d be hankering after the same treat!

  4. Unfortunately for pigs, they have that quality known as “good to eat”. Unfortunately, because they are exceptionally intelligent, have super cute babies, and just because! I feel bad that I enjoy eating them, but that’s the fate of pigs and me as an apex predator. I hope you enjoyed your pork chops with what sounded like a truly delicious meal!

  5. My great great grandfather, Thomas Insley, was a wheelwright and coach builder in Shackerstone in Leicester. It was very successful by all accounts but his business collapsed with the arrival of the motor car.

  6. I love to photograph old carts and homes and fences and the old things that get left behind in farms.. my in-laws live in farm land in Oregon and itโ€™s a maze of abandoned goodies to click photos of history.

      1. I wish I could add them here.. Iโ€™ll gather some and put some of my souls writing to it soon.. great idea!!! It all inspires me so much! Thank you for the thought!

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