Sunday, November 4, 2012

30 Days of Thankfulness on the Family Farm-Day 4

Day 4-Playground Equipment


We actually own a swing set.  We own a sandbox or two as well.  We own a million balls, pogo sticks, soccer goals and the like.  But this my friends, is the one of the most popular pieces of playground equipment we own.  It’s a hopper bottom for a semi.  The corn goes in from the top via auger wagon and it gets dumped out the bottom of the trailer into a pit or an auger that takes the corn into the bin or the elevator.

What’s totally irresistible to the 6-7 year old boy set is that it is slick as snot-on-a-popsicle on the inside! AND…. it’s slanty!  So if you take off your shoes and you are wearing a nice soft pair of sweat pants you can spend all day climbing up and sliding down the hoppers.  When you are tired with sliding down the front half, you move on back and slide around on the back. 

empty hopper

This makes for really dirty sweatpants and socks that need to be pitched.  It didn’t take me long to learn, when the semi is parked in the shed and I can’t find the boys after repeatedly calling them, ringing the dinner bell and giving our signature “whoop whoop” call, then I should climb my hiney up into a hopper bottom where I’m likely to find a couple of really dirty, but really happy little boys.  Life on the farm, you can’t beat it with a stick.


Want to start at the beginning? Day 1

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