I brought it home and on Sunday, my husband gathered up the supplies and went up in one of our smaller trees.
One tip that I can give you about putting up a tire swing, many places tell you to just put a strap over the limb of the tree, but an arborist will tell you NO! It is actually better for the tree to drill a hole in it, use a galvanized eye bolt (secured properly) and the tree will heal itself around the bolt. With a strap, it will continuously wear at the bark and cause more stress and damage on the tree. My husband spent a lot of time researching the options and now I am sharing his findings with you.
The boys waited anxiously for dad to finish and it was worth the wait.
Colton doesn't look too happy in this next photo, having to wait for his turn.
I am seriously still laughing at his sad little face. I love those little gems you discover later when you go through photos.
Summer has been great and just keeps getting better. A big thanks to my husband for providing more fun around the house for the kids.
My kids figured out a way to play with the tire swing at the same time. I love their ingenuity. I'm impressed that they both can throw through a moving target.