• Dirt Gym

    by  • May 31, 2013 • Featured, Gardening & Pets • 3 Comments

    child using wheelbarrow

    Do you struggle to find time and motivation to exercise? Are you looking for the latest greatest fitness craze?

    Let me introduce you to Dirt Gym. Located on every small farm in the country, including the Harmonious Homestead, you can tone your muscles and chill your mind while growing food.

    Searching for six pack abs? Let me introduce you to the amazing effects of hoeing weeds among rows of corn and sweeping the weed whacker between fruit trees in the orchard. Digging drainage ditches builds obliques.

    When it rains, have a mud run, no registration fee required! After dark, bring your head lamp for jaunts chasing after the escaped cat or nocturnal predators.

    exercise by log splitting
    Want ripping arm muscles? Join Alex at the wood pile to chop your way to defined biceps. Haul the split wood from chopping block to storage pile for some aerobics to balance your exercise.

    Fill, push, and unload the wheelbarrow for basic cardio. Squat, stoop for a weed and jump up again in the patented ‘Weedie’ exercise move. Count the number of bags of feed or bales of straw you can load and unload in a single session – and document your PR on Instagram with our complimentary WiFi!

    We have no juice bar, but gym rats can refuel on greens and herbs year-round by plucking them out of the beds. Showers and towels aren’t provided either but we have 125 feet of hose. Tan with the original ancient process known as working under the sun.

    Dirt Gym costs nothing and is open every day of the year – all ages welcome!

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    3 Responses to Dirt Gym

    1. May 31, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Uhhhh I’m just here for the sauna 😉

    2. June 4, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      Ha! I love this! I don’t have a farm of any kind, but maybe I should. My abs were sore the other day after I edged the sidewalk. I’m out of shape. :)

    3. Grandma
      June 7, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Too bad your area is so well populated. You could have an outdoor barrel shower like we did. Painted black, it could get pretty warm in the summer. Didn’t use it in the winter!!! Maybe you could build one in the corner of the hoop house!

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