Hammocking by Ree

Paige has a hammock. It folds to the size of a very small purse and she sometimes sets off to go “hammocking” to find new locations on the ranch where two trees are just the right distance apart so she can…well, hammock!

I didn’t know until all of this started happening that hammock is a verb, but I didn’t know until my late thirties that Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine were siblings…so it isn’t unusual for me to find out things later than usual.

Hammock HeavenThere’s nothing like an afternoon in a hammock to clear the cobwebs!

On a related topic, have you ever seen someone get into one of these things? It’s not the way you would imagine, where you simply walk up to the hammock, gently sit down sideways, and recline. You actually start on the ground, then hook your hands and feet into loops on the hammock, then do something with your body that requires you two twist and contort, then before you know it…

Hammock HeavenYou’re all wrapped up, snug as a bug in a rug.

I have not yet attempted this with Paige’s hammock.

The reason I have not yet attempted this is that I have fears. And my fears are any combination of the following:

1. The hammock will twist violently and spit me out the other side.

2. I will get stuck in the hammock.

3. I will have to miss dinner because I’m stuck in the hammock.

4. I will like the hammock so much, I won’t ever want to get out.

5. The straps of the hammock will break while I’m in the hammock.

6. The tree trunks will snap in two while I’m in the hammock.

7. An alligator will suddenly rush out of the pond and eat me while I’m in the hammock.

8. A bird of prey will zero in on me and attack me while I’m in the hammock.

But other than that, I’d really love to try it sometime!

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