When I got home, I didn't park it where I usually do, but left it in the driveway. Then came the job of picking up the nails. That couldn't be a big job, right? My wife brought me out her extra strong magnet mounted to a telescoping rod. I found it easier to sit down on the ground and pick them up with the telescoping rod collapsed to its shortest length. I couldn't believe how many I was finding.
It was getting hard to find them in the tangled grass, so I went in and found an awl. That worked quite well. So, I sat back down, this time with a bag to put them in. The more I dug the more the magnet would pick up. Gee, I found a nail mine and now I am strip mining for nails!! I just couldn't believe how many I was finding. In case you doubt me or think that I may be exaggerating, here are a couple of pictures of the ones that I found:
Yes, I found all these nails where I usually park the Jeep. I guess that all those years, they were just laying flat and the other day one decided to stand on its head for awhile. There is more than a pound or two of nails in that large coffee container and they are all the same size. For size comparison, I held one in my hand, in the lower picture above. Now, don't any of you run over any nails but have a great day, you hear?