The old mailbox on the farm had seen better days. I finally got around to replacing it today. I unscrewed it from the mount today to find a huge nest of ants taking shelter under the mail box. A can of Raid made quick work of them. I installed our shiny new mailbox and snapped the shot below. I took some photo-shopping liberties to give a little bit of a romantic feel. I kind of like how I have the long country road off in the background.
I'm not really pleased with the existing mounting system, but it will work for the mean time. It currently consists of an old milk can filled with rocks and some metal supports welded to the can. The entire apparatus is wire-tied to a steel t-post driven into the ground. One of these days I'll get around to replacing the whole thing.