When I was a child, we had swings at our yard. They were made out of a giant log and stood at the top of a tree. They had a wide path that went around, and then around again, with swings that were as wide as the tree. We would sit on them and swing for hours. After about 6 years, I was able to get rid of the tree by cutting it down with a chainsaw.
Tree swings used to be the primary “activity” that I would do at our yard. Now, they are merely a decorative addition.
The tree swings are a great way to add to the “cool” factor of your yard. But what are your kids doing instead? Are they hanging from the swings? Using them as a makeshift swing? Or are they simply putting their weight on the tree? I asked my daughter what she was doing when she was 5. “I’m putting my feet on the log,” she said.
Actually, my daughter isn’t doing anything, but I do. She’s hanging from the tree swing.
At first I wanted to tell her to just let her swing, but that would be disrespectful to the tree. I told her to put her feet on the log. She smiled and said I really was doing it. I told her it was a tree and she was on it.
The tree is indeed a tree. It’s also a rock, which means the swings are a way of balancing yourself on a rock. You can find more information about tree swings and other swing-related things at our website.
Tree swings are one of my favorite activities, in part because they’re so easy to set up. I can’t remember the last time I swung from a log.
I like swing-related activities, because I like to swing. I also like to swing-related things because theyre so easy to set up. The tree swings are easy to set up, too, because theyre just logs.
This is a great example of how easy it is to set up a swing.
To set up a swing, start by finding a large rock that is big enough to swing on. Sometimes you can find logs that are big enough to swing from, but you might need to use a hammer to set them up. To swing from a log, just start swinging as soon as your arm is extended from the log, and let the log swing you into the next swing.