03 January 2008

A garage for the bobcat

Awhile back, we purchased a shelter for the bobcat. It's of a design usually used for horse shelters: just a slanted metal roof over a three sided enclosure. This one is extra tall, to allow the bobcat to drive in, and it was delivered here some time back.

The delivery guy dropped the shelter off in the most accessible location, as The Reluctant Farmer needed to do some reorganizing of things before the shelter could be positioned in it's proper location. Well, wouldn't you know it, we had a big wind storm that flipped the shelter onto it's back, then right over again onto it's roof! It landed on the trash pile, so now we have several nicely compressed piles of stuff to go to the dump. The shelter sat there, upside down, for several weeks.

Today things warmed up sufficiently that the bobcat was deemed likely to start, so it was determined that it could be the day to flip the shelter back over. The bobcat did, indeed, start on the first try, and The Reluctant Farmer managed to get the shelter flipped part of the way over. It took a lot of back and forth with the bobcat, a tow strap, and a lot of finagling, but eventually, the shelter was righted and put in place ... and the bobcat now has a home.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:14 am

    I have difficulty figuring out how the 2 pictures come together...It appears that there was a huge amount of work to set the building upright.....I am not really that fond of work
    anymore......I like to leave it for the younger set!


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