Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Rest of the Story

There's a lot of talk in the blogosphere about being authentic and in the spirit of being truthful I present.....

The Farmer's Wife Method of Concrete Mixing

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Yep, that's right, we sat in chairs to mix the concrete. How lame is that?

Seriously, we need to apply for AARP as soon as possible.

We each sat in a chair with the large plastic mixing tub between us and used shovels to push the mixture back and forth. As I've always maintained, inventions are created by really lazy (or old) people. After the first bag or two we hit our stride. I think he dug the hole too deep. It's 800 lbs. of stinking concrete and with the 400+ pound generator sitting on top the entire thing is in danger of sinking through to China.

I will say that my chair was the cutest.

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It's one of my sister's thrifting finds. It served a dual purpose. The rocking motion from mixing the concrete forced the legs into the grass and I had to move the chair continuously, effectively aerating the lawn!

And that's the rest of the story.

6 comments:

lifeinredshoes said...

I love the chair, and mixing concrete is not easy! Check out the color of my door, it would look great on your house too!I do like the orangey color you chose however.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Sweet chair... maybe you can paint your door that color? giggles

FarmHouse Style said...

LOL!!! Mixing concrete and aerating, you are quite the multi-tasker:-)

Rhonda

Heidi said...

***DROOOOOOOL*** You are tagged my friend - come over and see!! I am gonna have to try this for sure@!

Anonymous said...

In the spirit of being authentic, ...ahem, what's really under the slab Mafia Farmer's Wife? :>X

Louise said...

Your chair was beyond cute, and all good inventions come from laziness (not just oldness).