Belladonna continued her "circuit" when she was home for Thanksgiving. I went with her once to keep her company. I could not keep up.
One of her exercises was to throw a medicine ball. She started in a berry-picker position and lobbed it over her head and it landed behind her.
I thought buying her a medicine ball would be a spiffy Christmas gift until I saw the price. They cost almost $50. I decided that a homemade gift was in order, especially when I remembered that the medicine ball she was using was starting to leak from the pounding it was taking.
|Recycled laundry detergent jug. Recycled garden hose. New rope.|
|Pretty good rope. Fifty feet for $13. That is enough rope for about twelve copies of this weight.|
|Mix up a little bit of concrete for a bit less than eight cents a pound.|
|Add concrete. I used a piece of scrap lumber to spread the handles but I don't know if that is necessary.|
Bella may not want to be seen in public with one of these, but they will be plenty good enough for putting divots into the pasture out back.