Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A Kitten and Cabin Update
They brought the little cabin thing in and set it up yesterday. It was actually in two pieces each about 18'x20'. The entire thing went together in the middle and measures out to 36'x20'. After they had it together I went in and I guess I can see how one person could live in there fairly comfortably if they didn't have more than one hobby and no need for storing tools and such anyway. Not a lot of knick knacks either, or furniture for that matter. My Mother has solved that problem already by having me put some tubs in my bee storage building.
When I stopped to think about it I had to admit my first apartment wasn't any larger than her cabin and the neighbors were certainly more of a pain, not to mention rent. My quarters in the Army were actually smaller at one point I believe as well. So it is doable depending on your priorities and I suspect hers are simply to spin wool, watch the critters and be able to come and go as she pleases without any domestic chores hanging over her head or anyone to answer to.
They moved the thing with a two wheeled motorized lift that had a remote control unit hooked up to it and it fit perfectly in the spot I had prepared. As I said the other day only one small spot had sunk below level and needed to have a bit of gravel shoveled into it. The thing had been together at the sales lot and when I climbed up into the loft I found where someone had been sleeping up there. They had em a cardboard box sitting on top of sheets of packing foam and a heavy blanket set up inside. By the looks of it they crawled in like a tent and then folded the cardboard box over themselves while the foam acted as padding and insulation. Whomever was sleeping there also left one dollar bill and 72 cents in change behind. May have just fallen out of their pocket or something while they slept though because I saw no other personal items.
The electrician came by this morning and should be back to start this afternoon so that's where we stand there.
The sheep were not very happy about all the loud motors and hubbub either but they didn't run to the back of their paddock. They stayed right up on the fence watching all the action.
Coming back in I discovered that the little rescue kitten has solidly entered explorer mode finally. He has figured out how to get over the mesh gate from my Son's bedroom and now considers himself a full Small-Hold cat citizen with equal rights of movement like the big cats. Except for jumping.
He had somehow managed to get out the main door into the entryway/mudroom and was waiting there by the outside door when I came in playing with dirt of all things. He is still so small that I could step on him and not even know it though.
Funny thing about cats. I have noticed this before but why is it 99% of all adult female cats absolutely hate kittens? The neutered male cats rate the kitten at least at pouncing toy level and one of them has adopted the little guy as his baby brother but the Females will take off for the hills as soon as they see him. Let him get a bit of age on him though before we get him fixed and the girls will all want to play with him. I guess cats are just different than humans and don't go all stupid over babies although they are not aggressive to him in any way, they just don't want him near them.
Anyway he runs around now going just about where ever he pleases inside but it doesn't take him long before it's back to his room for a nap and when my son is home he follows him around like a puppy. He is learning the ropes too and now knows to stay outside the personal space of my wife's little yip dog but his lack of jumping ability is causing him some stress because he really wants to sleep in some of those choice spots he sees up there in big cat land.
So there ya have it an update on the new additions to the place. Seems to be the Small-Hold SOP these days when a new life form shows up to adjust and let em carve out their own little space. Kinda makes me wonder what will show up next.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!