They say in Missouri, “Don’t put out your lawn furniture until after Mother’s Day.” The reasoning is that it might blow away during tornado season. However, with no storms in the forecast, we decided to jump the gun by a week. We wanted a hammock, but didn’t have 2 trees close enough together to hang the hammock between. Not wanting to buy one of those metal frames for the hammock or putting a simple 4×4 in the ground, we looked to our property to see what we could use to make this project work that gave the area a more natural and organic look. We had a dead tree on the property that was destined for the bonfire and was the perfect size for this project.
First, we dug a hole just as if we were going to place a 4×4 post in the ground. Next, we cut the dead tree down and moved it to its new location. A few bags of concrete held the tree in place and it was time to hang the hammock. By adding an old wooden spool, we now have a place for that glass of sweet tea. Finally, we had an old porch light that we decided to re-purpose into a bird feeder/ bird house. By taking the top off the light and inserting an empty tuna can into the top (it fit perfectly), birds can have an area to eat. By cutting a hole in a piece of clear plastic in the front of the light, after eating the birds now have a place to sleep at night.
If you asked my wife which area of our property she loves the most….. THIS WOULD BE IT!!!