- Oct 15, 2017
- Reaction score
- mid-Michigan, USoA
I think that honor system way of doing things is pretty neat.
i do too, but some people can ruin it for others. around here a few people are pretty mean. the guy who has his wood out for sale ended up having to put a slot in the side of the barn so that people wouldn't keep stealing his money. our friend just a bit down the road had her entire table with everything on it stolen and we've had issues too at times but i won't get into those now as that would make this too long to read).
we don't put things out by the road to sell any more (other than my car, which did sell), but it is a quick way to get rid of useful things we won't use and that we don't want to bother to take to the thrift stores. almost everything we set out there is gone within minutes to a half hour - rarely longer than that.
it's a busy corner sometimes and would be a good spot for a vegetable stand, but it would take some work to get it set up right (with some parking). i think a person with the right attitude could easily recoup the expense of fixing things up. i just don't wanna do it here right now. maybe in some years after Mom is gone as then it wouldn't be a bother to her - she doesn't want to deal with people at all. i could do it, just would have to spend $ to fix up the north hedge and get that screwed up drain sorted out. once the drain is covered then i'd have parking available along that edge, and cleaned up and fenced between there and here to keep people from wandering into here (which they've done previously and is why there's fence now aside from helping keep the deer out). yep it could be done. not sure i'll ever do it, but a potential selling point...
um, yeah, chatty mood at the moment.