Now that we had all of our beds, it was time to consider mattresses. Our bunks are 28 inches wide, so we went with 4 inch queen memory foam mattress toppers and cut them in half. A strip of plywood guides the utility knife and another sacrificial strip protects the carpet. This gave very passable results, especially as each cut side would face the wall.
We take quality seriously here at Barrel Roll Farms, and 5 out of 6 of our quality testers approve.
We made mattress covers out of queen sized sheets so that there is no exposed foam.
We’ve really built something here!
The Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylactic Pup
Were playing in the garden when the Bunny gamboled up;
They looked upon the Creature with a loathing undisguised;—
It wasn’t Disinfected and it wasn’t Sterilized.
They said it was a Microbe and a Hotbed of Disease;
They steamed it in a vapor of a thousand-odd degrees;
They froze it in a freezer that was cold as Banished Hope
And washed it in permanganate with carbolated soap.
In sulphurated hydrogen they steeped its wiggly ears;
They trimmed its frisky whiskers with a pair of hard-boiled shears;
They donned their rubber mittens and they took it by the hand
And elected it a member of the Fumigated Band.
There’s not a Micrococcus in the garden where they play;
They bathe in pure iodoform a dozen times a day;
And each imbibes his rations from a Hygienic Cup—
The Bunny and the Baby and the Prophylactic Pup.
By Arthur Guiterman