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Cindi    Posted 10-13-2003 at 11:09:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
All DAY long to pull one lousy t-post out of the ground. Well I didn't work on it steady all day, just when I was feeling particularly brave. Why did it take so long? Fred, the human pile driver of Hardee county. The man can put any mechanized post hole digger to shame. He can put in posts faster better deeper than any man I have ever known.

But why t-posts?! Their very design makes them re-usable, movable, etc. So it doesn't make any sense to bury them in the ground! We've had this conversation before, Fred and I. I think it's out of his control.

I grabbed a hold of this t-post, and no matter how I pushed and pulled it wouldn't budge.I gave up and came and sat down to think about it. Went back out there and tried again. Surely it's just me. I'm weak. Still no luck. One more sit down spell, went back with the crowbar, tried to pry it out. Chickens staring at me out of one eye while I grunted and heaved. Bad word! No movement.

So I sighed and went after the shovel cussing the whole way. I will get this post out of the ground if it kills me, it's in my way, I have to. I dug and I dug and I dug. I dug so deep that the handle of the shovel disappeared into the hole. Finally I gave a mighty tug and a mightier grunt and the post came free. I had no time to celebrate as I heard a voice coming out of the hole!

"Herro missy Cindi! How you been? You tell honorable misser Fred not to put posts so deep no more! I trip over this thing all year long in my garden!"

"Sorry wan." Panting. "Believe me I will talk to him!"

"Fine. Velly good! Now you fill up this hole befaw chicken fall true!"

"Yes sir!"

Okay maybe it wasn't that deep...but it was dam deep.

vhbv    Posted 03-05-2006 at 08:58:47       [Reply]  [No Email]

Ron,sorta    Posted 10-13-2003 at 18:24:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you sure you two are not really Ma & Pa Kettle?

Cindi    Posted 10-14-2003 at 01:53:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fairly sure. But then who can ever be sure about anything, really, ever. (grin)

newgen    Posted 10-13-2003 at 17:04:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you happen to have a tractor with a loader on the place? That would work too. And tell Fred to quit antagonizing that poor Chinese guy!!

Cindi    Posted 10-13-2003 at 17:37:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do, but I could not get it in where the post was. It was in the hen yard way back inside the corner, only a walk through gate. And I will tell him.

Newgen    Posted 10-13-2003 at 19:05:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I see--well then I'd vote for the handyman jack idea--you can use those things for a whole lot of things. I've worn out several of them.

Linda    Posted 10-13-2003 at 12:56:27       [Reply]  [No Email]

Cindi! Simple little gadget. We've owned one for years. Pulls T Posts like a charm with the assist of a handyman jack. (If you don't own a handyman jack, you aren't properly equipped for any farming chore.)

These folks put out a great little catalog with some of the most useful items on earth. The catalog is called Modern Farm, out of Cody, Wyoming.

Seriously, if you don't have a handyman jack, they do have other systems for pulling posts the easy way. We used to use the chain and jack system and it does work, but this little gadget is far easier.

Warning! Chain it to your handyman jack! Otherwise it will grow legs and walk away into a dark corner, never again to be found (at least when you need it).

Linda    Posted 10-13-2003 at 13:03:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
P.S. - just realized there is more than one Linda posting on this board. I'm the Linda from Utah. ;-)

Dave Smith, Cindi you are    Posted 10-13-2003 at 11:25:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
But I do enjoy you're stories.
Next time get a long 2x4, A short chain with a grab hook, and a block of fire wood (or whatever)to use as a falcrum.
Chain the post close to the ground and tight to the 2x4. Put the falcrum as close to the post as possible. Then just push down on the 2X4.
Let the leverage do the work for you.
Is this explained clear enough? I don't have you're gift for writing.
Dave <*)))>< P.S. What kind of Post Cards do you want?

Cindi    Posted 10-13-2003 at 11:46:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whatever kind you want to send!

Yes, you explained it well enough I think I got it! Leverage. I tried that with the shovel but I was afraid I would break the handle. Next time I will make the effort to find that two by four.

Dave Smith, I thought    Posted 10-13-2003 at 12:21:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You would say, A big envelope full of money.:^)
Dave <*)))><

Cindi    Posted 10-13-2003 at 12:34:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
: )

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