And . . things didn’t go quite as expected. Well, I suppose it depends on who was expecting what! I thought we were going to get a friend with a tractor or skid mover or something to come over and do it. But . . no! Vince had it all figured out. He and Jerry and Jerry’s son were going to move it. Chad was working or he would have been in this mix too. Vince had a plan!
Vince had already wrapped plastic around the wooden beams at the bottom of the legs. They would roll out this plastic.
They would squirt dishwashing liquid on it so it would be slippery. I think the look on Jerry’s face indicates he has his doubts about this plan.
Hey . . progress. It’s moved a bit!
Ahh! We’re out of the building . . almost. Piece o’ cake, huh?
Great job! Now we have to turn it and take it a bit towards the house. Spread out more plastic. One set of legs is off the plastic but that’s not a problem these three can’t solve.
Hmmm! I’m not the engineer in this operation but I don’t think this was part of the plan! Anthony hurt his hand; Jerry is somewhere with his hand bleeding. Vince is crying! Anthony pinched his hand, Jerry had some deep splinters but both will recover. Thankfully, they weren’t hurt seriously! The coop can be fixed . . humans can’t be fixed nearly so easily!
Vince wasn’t really crying but I’m betting some four letter words went through his head. I didn’t hear them but I don’t think he would say them around Brenda, Jerry and Anthony but if ever there was a time when it was ok to say bad words, this just might have been that time!
Nothing these three can’t solve. Wrap some straps around the legs and pull it back up with the pickup. That didn’t work though . . but it did rip the legs almost off the building.
They wrapped the straps around the whole coop and pulled it back into position. This is the point where I said . . Hey Brenda! Want to go in the house and have some iced tea? And, she said yes! And, we left the guys to get the rest done without our advice and without further photographs!
When Brenda got brave enough to look out the window, she said “It’s where it’s supposed to be!” So, we went out and took the guys some iced tea. Notice that darned trash can . . always in my pictures!
The front corner has some damage (see the grass hanging out) but Vince can fix it and the legs need to be re-done. They have them braced so they could finish moving it but it’s not a permanent fix yet. I doubt the coop ever gets moved from this position. For sure it won’t unless we get a tractor or something to move it.
Maybe this weekend we can get the chickens moved. I can’t wait to see their faces when they see their new home! 🙂