I took this picture today.
Of course my children are cute, which is why I took the picture. These are my three oldest. But as I was looking at the pictures as I was loading them on the computer, I remembered that this red fiberglass Loomix tub has a history, a history that I’ll share with you.
Right now the Loomix tub is serving very well as a photo prop and tumbleweed catcher, as you can see above.
I save it for use as my brooder. While I don’t think it is quite waterproof anymore, it serves as a fine brooder and has over the many batches of new baby chicks here at Laura’s little farm on the prairie. I have even received compliments on my brooder when I have sold some baby chicks. (A brooder is a container to keep baby chicks warm and contained, just an FYI.)
So, where, you might ask, did the brooder come from? The previous owners of this property left a lot of
junk useable farm things on the property. The Loomix tub was one of them. Loomix is a company that makes vitamin and mineral supplementation (just known as “mineral” around here) for livestock. I suppose that the previous owners once upon a time had this tub full of mineral. The livestock probably ate it up and the tub remained. Sounds fair, right?
Except that they left it upside down. I found it shortly after we moved here out by the barn. I was still a city slicker. Remember that.
“Kevin,” I asked. “What’s that big red thing? It says ‘X1W007’? What does that mean?”
Update 7/10/17: Apparently since this post starts with an “x” certain spambots have tried to stop this blog from being family friendly. I have now disabled comments for this post.
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