A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Monday, April 12, 2021

The Tobacco Can Hunt

I thought a tobacco can might be a nice addition to my wall of collectables in the RV. 
After all there are hundreds of them scattered about the desert here.
I started out on my search near the windmill water pump.

 Over flow water pools up here for livestock and desert life
Looks refreshing doesn’t it?

I caused a stampede as I approached the drinking hole.

They just stood there wondering what the heck I was all about.

Anyway, back to the purpose of this walk.

You’d think I would be able to find a decent tin in all of this.

Well all of this debris being about a hundred years old it is very rusty, full of holes and most everything has been smashed flat.

I came back with three tins, cleaned them up and this was about the best of the lot.

Now that I have one I’m not so sure I want to put it up on the wall.

On another day’s walk in the desert,
a rare one-of-a-kind find, a can that wasn’t smashed, shot full of holes or rusted out.
I hid it back under some brush.

These were five gallon cans that held kerosene.

On this day as you read this we will be moving on to new adventures.

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