Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Farmyard Jenga

Anyone for a game of Farmyard Jenga?
The supplier used a piece of chalk to mark and count the hedge posts.
The goal of the Hasbro game is to remove one block at a time from the tower, and stack it on top. The last player to stack a block without making the tower fall wins the game.
My goal for the Farmyard Jenga game? Don't let anyone get hurt by falling hedge posts.
Randy ordered 100 hedge posts from a Yates Center supplier, but he brought 175. First, Randy and Robby (our new employee) hooked up the loader tractor to remove the posts on both sides that were holding the load on the trailer.  

It had been several years since we'd gotten fence posts from the same man. He had slowed down considerably since the last time he was here. (OK, so have we, if we want to be honest.) However, Randy and I had trouble not laughing when the man pulled out a luggage rack, sat down and then watched the proceedings like he was watching a television show. I just hoped he was far enough back that it wouldn't turn into a horror show!
Timber! (Of course, at the same time I was clicking the camera shutter as the hedge posts were coming off the trailer, I got a message saying that my memory card was full. No sequential photos of the load crashing down! However, no hedge post suppliers were harmed in the making of this blog.)
Once the hedge posts were off the trailer, Randy and Robby used the loader tractor to move the posts to an out-of the-way pile. They both thought the posts got heavier as the morning went on!
This supply of hedge posts should last through several years of fence repairs. These are considered "line posts" rather than "corner posts" because of their smaller diameter. Hedge posts are among the sturdiest materials for permanent pasture fencing.
A few of the new fence posts have already been put to use.


  1. Sorry to read of the loss of your animal in the previous post. I love the final pic of this post. I can feel the cold wind across the plain.

    1. Thanks, Helen. It was a pretty day in February. Today, we will have record-high temperatures. That always makes me nervous, since I'm afraid the plants will think it's spring too soon!

  2. I hope you have a post hole digger to put those hedge posts in place! That's a lot of digging! :)

    1. Yes, we do! Sometimes, Randy will dig awhile and then put water down the hole to soften it up further. Then he'll go back and dig some more.