DIY







A Week of Tetris: And Yes, It's Gonna Fit!


| 8/13/2018 9:38:00 AM


bags of cleaned wool

The load of cleaned and carded wool from the mill that somehow all managed to pack into the Prius. 

Why oh why oh why is there never, ever enough room for things on the farm!?  At least that seems to eternally be the case on our 103-year old homestead.  Even with the best of intentions and careful backing up, the machinery never seems to all fit into the machine shed and something (usually the latest broken-down something) ends up spilling over into the garage, kicking the truck out to sit in the snow for the winter.

I think that, even if three more sheds somehow magically appeared on the farm, we could still manage to fill them!  But what to do in the meantime?  Tetris.

Remember that game?  Hours of agony as a child, trying to figure out how all these pieces could possibly fit together to make the desired shape.  I also remember feeling so frustrated, until I spent some time with the answers part of the book and noticed some common combinations that appeared to be the secret code to the process.  If you could learn the trick in overlaying the right shapes, the rest of the pieces came together.



Tetris is a good description of how the myriad of equipment fits into the shed, with the rake sidling in first, followed by the haybine, then the two hay wagons with the chicken tractors perched on top.  But now that Kara successfully sold the rake and haybine, the tractor can move back out to the shed from the garage.  Whew, a little breather room!  Such are the perks of offloading making hay to Groeschl Ag Services.  At least there can be a bit more sanity in the old shed, but that’s just one of the Tetris places on the farm.





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