After a trip to Lowes this morning I got to work on the Wheel Barrow. OK I have never bought Wheel Barrow handles be fore but I would have thought they would be sold as a set. But no … you buy each one separately…ok after thinking about it it does make sense. Any way I got the two handles because the old ones that came with the barrow several years ago , were basically crap. I bought the wooden handles just for aesthetics , think they are ash or may be maple. What ever they look good, and were a lot sturdier than the originals. I also picked some carrot and beets beet seeds, and some vincas and other ground cover to do my wife’s other Tipsy Planter.
When I got home I went to work, got he old handles off the Barrow and laid out the holes on the new handles. Really wish my Drill Press was accessible (long story) I believe I burned up a drill bit. But when I went to put it together everything fit back together, almost. The new handles were thicker than the the old ones. So all but the 4 bolts that mount the wheel fit fine. Those I had to rummage trough the box” of a little bit of everything “to fined acceptable replacement. I found three Lol but I did get one of the old ones to work. So there it was the barrow was up and running again. It lasted through two fills….and the wheel broke around the axle. Man can you say shouldn’t have gotten out of bed this morning. Well that just left one thing to do ….and off we went to Harbor Freight, my wonderful Bride drove me since I had to hit a couple of percocetes early today.
At Habor Freight we found the wheel , a new pair of work gloves, and the green House we are going to get. It is 10 X 12 feet, Think it will do nicely for the Aquaponics garden. They gave me a 25% off coupon to use on Easter Sunday. So I will pick it up then. And of course right where it will be set up is my soil garden that I just got planted. Will wait till fall to set it up .
Any way getting back to the wheel barrow , sorry I tend to ramble when the drugs kick in. Back at the house I got the wheel on the barrow, had to shorten the two spacers on the axles to get it to fit but after that it was done and a fine looking barrow again.
This still amazes me, yes I am easily amazed. But this is pretty cool, you have to admit.
Ok that it for today hope it wasn’t to boring , with all my rambling.
Aloha and Mahalo