Deer season is near. Believe it or not, yesterday, while driving from Buffalo, New York to Merida, Yucatan, we went thru a town named Bucksnort, Tennessee. And if you consider the rack atop our vehicle, it’s a miracle we weren’t shot at by bow hunters! What you’re seeing is a hayfork from our barn, inverted on the roof of our van. (If you’re confused, there are two items on the roof.) I’ll explain the second item in a followup post, eventually. A third item is a light pole which is not on the roof. Pay no attention to those boards which are merely cushioning the fork so as not to damage the roof.
Why would anyone bring a hayfork to Mexico? (Glad you asked.) As this hayfork was no longer being used, I had repurposed it as a spider. It hung from a cord for several years on a limb of a giant maple tree in our front yard, looming over a stone bench where it bounced gently in the breeze. I had painted and attached a pair of conjoined plastic bottles as a body. Yeah, spiders are supposed to have eight legs. But wait >>>
My wife, Mary, and her sister on the bench beneath Spider Fork.
In Merida, Spider Fork will enter a witness protection program to become an anatomically correct six-legged insect: Ant Farmer. (I’m sure there will be pictures on this blog. Stay tuned!)