Saturday, May 9, 2009

Drunken Frat Boy Idea - The Hay Bale

This has been a PAIN in the .. well, you know what to get to post correctly. Here is a description of the above slideshow!

So, as mentioned in my previous post, we started May off on the right foot with an official "Drunken Frat Boy Idea." You know those ideas. They're the ones that you just KNOW will work. They're the ones that HAVE to be fueled by a lot of alchohol, so it is lucky for us that we're homebrewers! Another rule for these ideas: you can't think on it too much - if you do, you're doomed to fail. You just need some booze-pumped testosterone flowing, sheer muscular strength, brute force, a general idea of what you want to accomplish, and some other idiots as silly (dumb?) as you to attempt it!
Our Dilemma: We got a large, round bale of hay delivered. It was put in the driveway, as you can't access the back yard by vehicle. The garden is in the BACK of the backyard.
The Idea: Since the hay bale was wrapped in netting, it seemed like it would be a fairly easy task to simply knock it on it's side (something I did by myself!), then roll the thing to the garden. Once in the garden we could "unwrap" it, and spread away! However, the fence was still an issue. We tried fitting it through the gate once, and realized it was a no-go. Surely if Egyptians could build pyramids, we could figure out a way to roll the hay bale OVER the fence. We gathered some materials: lots of beer,a long 12' board, and some friends willing enough/dumb enough to try and help us.


Carole and Chewy said...

Carrie- Can't get the link to work? is it me? Says the operation has failed....Pretty sure they mean the photos not the hay bale.

Carole and Chewy said...

NOW I see. I can't believe it broke your fence? Who knew those things were so heavy. I would have done the board thing too.

Carrie and Justin said...

Sorry Carole - this just would NOT post correctly and then fit into a blog. GRRRRRR.
This is the best I could do. Hopefully it isn't too bad. Guess I really shouldn't gripe too much - getting to blog for free here and all ya know. :P

Carrie and Justin said...

Luckily .. we have been planning on replacing that area of fencing and gate anyway. Like I said (in another post I think) - we've learned that we'll definitely need a very wide gate so this won't happen in the future.
It was really funny though. No reason in being mad or upset - we were able to fix it back up so that the dogs are kept in, so it was just REALLY, REALLY funny!!!!