the kindness of a professional associate, I was allowed to concentrate
a large part of the collection in an old farm field, in the town of
Bumpass, which is in Louisa County, maybe 20 miles from Casa Diablo.
collection includes probably forty or fifty tons of iron. Fragments,
tools, hardware, stove & appliance parts, industrial parts,
gears, lots of gears, wheels, pulleys, gratings, implements, fixtures
of all types... this collection has grown to the point that when
I go out to look at it, even I'm amazed, and I put it there!
a little bit of an inventory stockpile, a sculpture garden &
work in progress. It's also a lifesaver of astronomical importance,
'cause to tell the truth, I was running outta' room to stash these
knowing they're safe is a big relief... eventually they'll all end
up in a work of some form or other...but they're also a work in
themselves as they reside in tranquility out in the field. The landowner
tells me there's a local herd of deer that browse and graze out
there...so the iron has company. Probably makes for a busy day,