1991 - Volume #15, Issue #2, Page #17[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Timothy the hayman
The Johnsons used round bales, small rectangular bales, and scrap parts to build "Timothy the Hayman" on a rainy summer afternoon. "Timothy" is dressed with a garbage can hat, coffee can eyes, an orange highway safety cone nose, red fabric mouth and tie, and black plastic pants.
"We couldn't make hay that day so we just decided to have some fun and build a hayman," says Johnson. "Our farm is located on the highest ground in the township so you can see Timothy from a long ways off. We had a steady stream of people driving by to see Timothy."
Johnson used a front-end loader to set two 800-lb. round bales end-to-end on top of each other. He wrapped a black plastic tarp around the bottom bale, then placed a 12-ft. long rod horizontally across the top of the second bale and seta third bale on top of the rod. He tied two square bales onto the rod on each side of Timothy to form his arms.
Unfortunately, nine days after he was built Timothy met a sad fate when he was torched in the middle of the night by local pranksters..
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Charles Johnson, R.D. 1, Box 121, Tioga, Penn. 16946 (ph 717 827-2743).
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