For this week’s topic of rust, rusty, rustic we have been encouraged to think out of the box. Well, to me, rust is rust.
Those who think out of the box find creative use for rusty old things:
I pick up old bits and pieces I find around the farm and just throw them in the garden:
I’d love to cart this home but it is too big for my garden, so it sits in a paddock:
I’m spoilt with the number of rustic old sheds I see around the countryside. The first one is here on the farm.
And this one sits on prime land at Mangawhai. I wonder how long it will be before progress overtakes it:
of, relating to, or suitable for the country : rural <rustic rolling farmland>
a : made of the rough limbs of trees <rustic furniture> b : finished by rusticating <a rustic joint in masonry>
: appropriate to the country (as in plainness or sturdiness) <heavy rustic boots>
—Middle English rustik, from Latin rusticus, from rus open land
First Known Use: 15th century
of, relating to, associated with, or typical of open areas with few buildings or people <a rustic area that has a refreshing lack of billboards and shopping malls>