I believe the Junk Heap is a great Aussie icon, but to be honest I'm not really sure. Maybe Junk Heaps are only something I have grown to know in my own family, but I don't think so.
Maybe they are only a country thing but I suppose people in the city may have them. Possibly they go by different names for different people but Hubby and I know them as a Junk Heap. And we love them!
Now don't be deceived by the name. A Junk Heap doesn't really contain junk. It contains treasure. My father-in-law has a beauty! Row upon row of stuff. Reusable, wonderful stuff. Good wide aisles for easy access. Hubby spends a lot of time wandering around the Junk Heap when we go to visit. There are tyre rims, nuts and bolts, hose fittings, bits of pipe, spanners, bearings, bits of steel, motors of all types, pieces of wood etc. These are bits and pieces that he has gathered and collected over the years that other people would have just discarded. He snaps them up and takes them home to the Junk Heap because he might find a purpose for them one day........
I wish I had have known the urge to write this post was coming because I would have loved to have taken some photos to show you.
And why do we love Junk Heaps? Because they are all about DIY, reusing, repairing and making do. They are a fantastic resource for sustainability and knowing how to look after yourself!
And what inspired me to write this post?
Oh, and darling................ if it's a Junk Heap could you just move it out the back, past the orchard, before it gets any bigger?!