Rusty iron yard ornaments are scattered around our place. Some I mow around. Others are relegated to weedy corners. These are my husband’s “projects” that await his attention—parts machinery as well as mostly-intact units that will be lovingly restored to be as close to original as he can make them. Finding the right parts is a major part of the challenge of reconstructing old iron. He attends auctions, tractor shows and farm shows, join clubs, and gets to know people who know where to find the pieces he is looking for. While my husband thrives on the hunt, I go along for the ride. Doug suggested a long time ago.