Not the one I sit on, not that I have much of that anyway. The car's trunk needs to come another day. I think theres still toboggans in there and a whole mess of sand and hair from god knows what.
I mean the trunk in the barn. After a winter of throwing stuff in because it was too cold or I couldn't be bothered or organize it you would be surprised at the junk that accumulates in there.
Gee, everything and then some. How on earth did I not lose things in there? Oh, thats right I did.
Indigo has her opinions on this spring cleaning stuff. I feel the same but it's gotta be done.Here shes sporting her new "indigo" halter. I mean the colour, and her name. The colour of her name, there. She broke her fun purple one with the gold horse overlay when she had a bit of a fit in the trailer the other day. Thats for a whole other post.
Indigo is the
I love old steam trunks. This one was made in the early 1900's in a shop in Kitchener, a little city a few hours from here. It was a steal at $40. The trunk is not your ordinary steam trunk. It's about a third bigger than the other one I have and most of the ones I have ever seen. Someone painted it black and bright yellow at some point. I re-painted it black and red. I even put little details on it like this horse.
What a mess inside! Read those four bumper stickers there. My favorite is the top left one, heheh.Stuff is just tossed in there wherever. Theres my brushes, folgers coffee cans full of first aid under the brushes and braiding stuff, my natural ride bareback pad, a couple bridles, cat treats, half chaps, helmets, SMB's, wraps, A MOUSE!!
I have no clue how he got in there but he was dead. Not too long ago luckily. I think I dropped my rasp on his head the other day. I didn't take pictures of him cause it was kind of gross. I haven't a clue how he would get in there that thing is shut tighter than a drum when I don't have it open. Serves him right, the intruder.
BAD CATS!! To think I give you treats, even sometimes let you eat my pizza crusts and you let mice into my trunk. Hmph!
It is also a very good time to wash your brushes I try and do mine minimum once a month.
I start picking away. I see the bottom. I don't know how all the stuff I took out fit into the trunk.
Theres Indigo's lifeblood on the left there. An apple, some carrots and cinnamon hearts because she ate all the scotch mints. Spoiled horse.
Two coolers which I no longer need since it's warmer out. Bags, more bags. A random pin which I stabbed myself with. No clue where that came from.
I also found about 5 pairs of gloves and about 4 more that didn't have a mate. No wonder why I can't ever find gloves. I put them on top of the stuff in my trunk and the never ending black hole sucks them up.
I also found the riding crop that has been missing for 4 or so months. I almost bought a new one the other day I am glad I didn't. I know theres more around here someplace but I can never find them.
Folgers coffee can's are the best. Theres so many uses for them in the barn and they reseal. You could use them to put grain rations in, scoop grain. The possibilities are endless. I have one for vet wrap and other first aid, one for ointments, one for braiding stuff, one for hardware. Speaking of hardware I also found a long lost hammer in there. Haven't seen it since last spring. You could use them to put grain rations in, scoop grain. The possibilities are endless.
Eugh. Dirt, dust, wrappers, feathers. I think I need to clean the junk out of my trunk more often.
In the end it was a productive way to spend an hour I wanted to use for riding, but it finally decided it was going to rain the second I put a foot in the barn door. Oh well. My junk in the trunk is a lot more organized. Who wants to start betting on how long it will actually stay this way? Wagers start at mucking 5 stalls. Hehe.
Next task, sweeping the barn walls, floors and rafters. Can't do that though until after next week. I finally got my appointment for the allergist and I am told not to take any meds or expose myself to known allergens until that time. This is gonna be hard considering I have been getting horrible sinus headaches on a daily basis the past week or so and am around dust and mould all the time.
What spring cleaning do you do/have you done/plan on doing but might not get to it. I try and clean my trunk twice a year but that doesn't always happen. The barn when it's too dirty and I have time. Ahh springtime.