Antiquing… and lunatic asylum fencing.

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My vinyl collection is calling for a few more vintage whisky/beer crates so I twisted the husband’s arm and we spent a day antiquing. (You know that’s a lie. He was probably warming up the car while I was still in the shower)

On the way we had lunch at a little farm to table cafe housed in what used to be the Home for the Feeble Minded. It was uninspiring, so no photos. But the grounds at what is now Pinelands Farm are impressive.

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As is their endless mile of fencing.

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Our first stop was a store in a barn. And a beautiful barn it was.

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On the grounds of the owner’s home, it was a lovely place to shop.

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I like our man cave, but found myself knee deep in vintage barn envy at this two hundred year old gem.

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Two full floors of treasure but no wooden crates.

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I was tempted to come home with the Special Scintillator…

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If for no other reason than the name. But the husband vetoed that purchase.

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Onward…

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27 thoughts on “Antiquing… and lunatic asylum fencing.”

  1. I Googled “wooden beer crates” and was surprised to see that a number of places sell them, including Walmart and Home Depot. They’re not antiques (which I noticed can be very expensive, like $650 for one I saw), but if you rough ’em up and bury them for a few days, they’ll probably come out looking antique,

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  2. My great uncle had a scintillator exactly like that. He prospected for uranium along the Utah Colorado border, and staked a lot of claims. Unfortunately, the uranium market crashed before he could sell any of his claims, and he finally made his retirement income selling earthworms to bait shops …

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    1. It is a bit too complex to note the difference here, but for a prospector, the scintillator can detect a wider range and weaker radioactive signature.
      Geiger counters are a bit on the rough side, but work well to determine exposure levels, and so are used in biomedical research where the strength of the radioactivity can cause damage to cells.

      Here is a link: https://vivadifferences.com/difference-between-gm-counter-and-scintillation-counter/

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  3. Dear lord, I hope I never come home and see a sign at the front door stating: Home For The Feeble Minded. 😳

    The fencing is something pretty though; we have a thing for fences around here and admire pretty ones that we pass in GA.

    The barn is gorgeous!!

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