That's a yard stick sticking out of the snow bank.
I'll take more pictures later; it's much too cold right now. It's about 6°F (-14.3°C) outside right now, with winds gusting to 22 mph (35.4 kph), making for a windchill of -11°F (-24°C).
The old gate to the barnyard here was in pretty sorry shape. The wood was pretty much rotten, particularly around the hinges. The outer screws…
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