It’s true what they say “helping hands make for light work”.
A friend of mine saw the posting of saving the farm and she gave me a call asking what I was doing the next day. I told her I needed to make a new wheel barrel as the plastic one I was using was unusable at this point. She knew how valuable having a working wheel barrel is to the homestead and came over the next day to help. I truly value her mechanical mind.
I had all the parts and pieces but not sure of how I was going to approach the project. Here is my initial diagram.
I have the wood, I have pallets and scrap. I had the wheels and axel from one barrel and the handles from another. I tend to over think it and do things backwards.
We went to see what was useable and began putting the pieces together. The bed of the barrel I was using was still functional. The sides were cracked and the handle fell apart. Simple enough we just cracked them off the base. All that was really necessary was to reinforce the sides and put some handles on.
My pair of hands=10 and her pair of hands=10. Together making 20 on the barrel. All in all it took maybe 1/2 an hour from putting the plan together to completion. 2 x’s 2=20 on the barrel.
I took it out last night to test it on cleaning up the manure. I was so excited, I phoned my friend to shout “IT WORKS FABULOUSLY!”. I had to tell her how much I appreciated her for coming out and helping me-that meant so much.
If you need a hand…call a friend.