NOTE: This is not one of those posts where we look amazingly competent. This is one of those "live and learn" posts. The hero of this post is our neighbor, Mike!
So finally, at 5:15, the post-hole digger was in place ready to go. That is one impressive piece of equipment. Mike, having saved the day, headed home with some parting warnings about how dangerous post-hole diggers are. We already know! When Buddy Boykin sold us this one, he also told us it's the single most dangerous piece of equipment on the farm--and then he told us a story of a man who was killed by one when he tried to stand on it to give it more digging weight. Lesson number four was already learned: NEVER let anyone near the post-hole digger while it's in operation!