A few months back, when I grabbed my first item from the dump, I was a little embarrassed. I sort of -hid in the van, pretending to be on my phone, waiting for that car to leave, so that I could bolt – grab and run. Now a days, if you roll up while I’m carefully eyeing out the land of treasures – I’ll wave, say ‘hello’ and then in my best creepy man voice shout ‘show me your junk!’ …Then I’ll laugh …and unfortunately, because I know from experience, you’ll look a little nervous and drive on…

So … Before I show you my recent finds, let me just say… Please! Please! Quit throwing this stuff out! -I know, you’re likely thinking ‘but then what would you do with your free time?!’- (true) If you live in Haliburton, or within a few hours, send me a message (brandonboutin@hotmail.com) and show me your junk. (But not that junk- please) Maybe I could use it! Or better yet, help you think of a way to use it!

Two days ago, I came home with a van full of tires and a slide – all from the dump.


The slide was in good shape but a little wobbly, so I cut the legs off (with a pipe cutter) to sink it down into the ground.

The tires were dirty, so we gave them a good scrubbing.


And here they are now…




Super easy and it’s a fabulous Climb and Slide area for the Enchanted Forest!

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10 thoughts

  1. is your enchanted forest just a family project that you are sharing your ideas with the public, or is it something you’re making open to the public to visit?

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  2. My name is Valerie Ashton I am the reclaim artist at HSAD I have a pile of stuff from the Dysart landfill you may be interested in. I need to clear out my studio this week if you want to look at what I’ve got let me know

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