As most of you will have gathered by now, this is not a ‘how to’ kind of blog. If anything, it’s a ‘how not to’ or ‘oh look, we messed up but it turned out ok anyway’ kind of an adventure.
Which brings us to our latest project: hanging the hammock.
Without trees in your backyard it’s kind of difficult to find an appropriate spot. We have a very sturdy fence, but it was put in by the neighbour before we moved in, and as he yelled at me for leaning an old door against it last summer, I somehow doubt hanging a hammock would go over well.
So, hanging it from a post seemed to be the answer.
We dug a hole:
We (well, Sam) took out the nails from an old wooden post leftover from our demo:
We poured concrete:
How do you choose the right concrete?
Well, I was won over by the lovely gender-neutral dude/ette on the bag looking super happy and content with their concreting efforts (remember, this is not a ‘how to’ blog).
We even, like the dorks we are, put our initials in the wet concrete:
The next day, we hung hammock…
and the post fell over.
Epic. and total failure.
So – after some swearing and a few beers – we dug further.
We found coal…
…and we bought a bigger, better post: