As you can see I have already been sorting before enlisting a bit of help. My neighbor had been taking up fencing around his place that is no longer needed. He these items were rotten and not worth keeping. There are various types of post, treated lumber, and rough cut oak. My biggest thrill I have to tell you is the rough cut oak.
With the material I salvaged from my neighbors burn pile. (Yes, that is plural as I have two of them that allow me to scavenge what they consider junk.) I have been able to create a shelter in the backyard for the sheep. Anything I did not scavange I found here on the homestead left by either my Grandfather or my Parents.
As most of you do not know we have been unemployed for over 3 years now. I have actually started considering myself homestead employed rather than unemployed because what we do directly effect what we receive. We are grateful for material such as this that people wish to get rid of and allow us the opportunity to receive what is no longer useful to them. Without having the money to purchase items such as these we are very grateful to be able to recycle them into something constructive on the homestead.