2013 - Volume #37, Issue #2, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Old Tires Make Great Deer Stand
“It started out as a joke, but they work really well,” says Humeniuk.
Humeniuk hauled the five 18.4 by 38 tires out to a likely spot on his farm. With the help of a friend, he stacked three of the tires, filling them with dirt as they went.
“We cut chunks of poplar in 18-in. lengths to hold the beads up and then filled them with dirt,” recalls Humeniuk. “After we had three of them full, we laid a piece of plywood over the top one and set two more in place and stuffed them with straw.”
Humeniuk and his friends set a ladder against the outside of the tires to climb up and over. Once inside, they are protected from the wind and have a 360° view. A visitor from Florida liked it so much this past fall that he wouldn't leave, even when it started sleeting and freezing. Humeniuk says his clothes froze to the tires before he would climb out.
"It's like shooting out of a turret," says Humeniuk.
However, that too may change. Perhaps because of the frozen tires, he's considering a change.
"We're talking about filling the last two tires up with dirt and putting a little shed on top," says Humeniuk.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Humeniuk, 303 4th Ave. S.E., Baudette, Minn. 56623 (ph 218 634-2042; email@example.com).
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