Friday, February 15, 2013

Function over form

pretty isn't always necessary in farm life... in fact somethings function (ability to provide value) is more important than its form (aesthetic beauty). Today Hunter and I built another example of this principle. We built a portable area light for the ducks.

As you can see from the picture, this is the following:

An old tire and wheel
An old 10 foot wooden post
A few leftover 2x6
A broken extension cord
And a metal halide area light

Combine all this together and you get a sturdy yet portable light 10 feet in the air with a nice long cord. Add a outdoor timer and presto it becomes a automatic area light for the ducks.

Hopefully this will suffice to get them back to laying. A couple extra hours of daylight should do the trick.

So... it might not be pretty, but its certainly functional!

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