How this Tractor survived a Hurricane

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TerriLaChicks, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    My husband & Dad sunk metal t-posts at an angle into the ground & used whatever we had on hand plus some used truck straps to strap the tractor, our small storage shed, & also our greenhouse (no pic of that) -- we lost one panel off of the greenhouse, which Dad found & replaced. Overall an outstanding success. We had winds of 50 mph & gusts up to 65-70, plus a couple of tornadoes in the vicinity - none of which came closer than 8-11 miles, & the following day 10 inches of rain on top of what the hurricane brought.
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  2. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Close-up of strapping in place.
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  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    wow![​IMG]..good job..and cute coop!!...
     
  4. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice, quick thinking!
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
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    Great job taking care of your chickens. So glad that you all came through so well.
     
  6. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    sorry, our local freight train came through & it always knocks us off line.
    Here's a closer up pic of the strapping, & one of the tractor during the storm.

    now battening the hatches for Ike, but it won't be nearly as bad as last week was! (we hope!)

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  7. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    the tractor, during the storm-
    I forgot to add, I put some large stones out of my rock garden on top of the tarp to help hold it in place--it is tied w/twist ties also.

    And the long metal piece across the top of the coop is an old door
    t-astragal that we had laying around--we added that for stability to brace the straps.

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  8. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    Very cute coop! Were the birds in it during the storm or did you bring them in??
     
  9. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    You are clever as well as creative! It would have been a shame to lose that lovely coop to the storm.
     
  10. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    That's Great no damage!!!



    [​IMG] Cute Coop
     

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