Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The cabin comes home

Yesterday I went out to Cliff's shop looking for him; he was nowhere around, and the little John Deere was missing.  I figured he was probably mowing pasture, so I came back in the house.  Looking out the window toward the back of the place, I saw something moving and realized he was moving the cabin.  I couldn't let something like that go undocumented, so in spite of the heat I headed back there.


He was re-hooking the chain when I got there; he soon started backing the tractor up the hill toward home.


I was surprised he would try doing this with such a small tractor, but it seemed to be up to the task.


Bonnie did not approve; she loved lying beside the cabin in the shade, and she didn't like being rousted out of her spot.




It reminded me of "the little engine that could".


But as Cliff neared the gate out of the pasture, the cabin got stuck.  He tried and tried, but the John Deere had gone as far as it was going to go with such a load.





It was time to call in the big guns:  The 1655 Oliver, which hardly batted an eye at the task.


The Ollie hauled the cabin the rest of the way to its new location...


 and set it almost in its place.  It took awhile to get it exactly where it ought to be, and it wasn't yet level.  But it was home.







9 comments:

Margaret said...

Not knowing anything about tractors, I wasn't sure what was going on. The first tractor is little and not very powerful? Why was he moving the cabin? Poor hot Bonnie!!

small farm girl said...

Wow! What a task! I'm suprised the cabin stayed together being pulled like that. It must be made pretty sturdy!

Paula said...

Bonnie looks as if she is saying "I can't believe you are taking my shade".

TARYTERRE said...

Weren't there tears in your eyes. You made lots of memories in that little cabin. Though I must say I thoroughly enjoyed your documentation of it's move, especially the videos.

Hyperblogal said...

Learn something new everyday.... they had tractors in 1655.... geez.....

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Poor Bonnie, I hope she finds another shady place to lay by and relax. I wonder why he moved the cabin? It looks like a really well built and sturdy one.

Tipper said...

I'm glad it's home : )

But how nice it was for him to fix you a quite spot to get away for a while when you needed it!

darev2005 said...

Dang. I had something funny to say yesterday but for some reason blogger wouldn't show me where the comments link was. the whole bottom of the post was blank. Now I can't remember! Boo hoo hoo....

Vicki said...

I was trying to comment too, thought I was doing something wrong. I can't believe that Cliff was able to do that by himself. Bonnie looks like she's posing for you in the header. Hope she can find a new shady spot. Vicki