2012 - Volume #36, Issue #6, Page #22[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Grain Bag Waterslid
The 14-year-old tested the idea last August by stretching out two recycled bags to create a slide about 300 ft. long and 30 ft. wide. He placed it on the slope of a hayfield and secured it with harrow pins on the top and sides. He loaded a couple of 400-gal. tanks on a trailer and filled them with water.
Kennedy’s father, Travis, came up with the idea to drill holes in a hose to run along the top of the slide to provide a long lasting supply of water.
“Because it was so hot it was perfect,” Kennedy recalls. He and his friends used it, and Kennedy’s parents and sister took breaks from work to cool off on the slide.
In order to not kill the hay in that part of the field, Kennedy took up the plastic each time. It’s now rolled up and ready for next year.
“Next summer I hope to set it up more,” he says.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dylan Kennedy, Box 342, Luseland, Sask., Canada S0L 2A0 (Dylan.firstname.lastname@example.org).
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