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Cargo net update

bungee net update

I was hauling another load of horse manure yesterday when I realized I'd forgotten the ratchet strap to secure the top tier buckets.

The cargo net I got last year worked as a good replacement. Having multiple hooks at different spots allowed for several tension choices to get the right hold.

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Is there a reason you two use buckets in the back of the truck instead of using.... well.... the back of the truck to haul? I understood the buckets when you were using the ATV, but I don't know why you're hauling buckets instead of hauling a larger load of manure.
Comment by Stephen Sun Jul 13 10:47:49 2014
Stephen --- We're using the ATV as part of the hauling process. Truck to the parking area, then ATV to the core homestead, unless we get really lucky with a dry spell that will let us drive the truck all the way home. We're still keeping our fingers crossed on that one....
Comment by anna Sun Jul 13 17:13:03 2014
Ahhhhh, that makes sense. I always forget that your seasonal creek is more creek than seasonal.
Comment by Stephen Mon Jul 14 10:22:08 2014

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