Snow Snow Snow! And A Bobcat!

in homesteading •  3 months ago

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We have got nearly 16 feet of snow this year according to the news and lots more coming. And we have run out of space to put what we got currently! So we bartered a bobcat with a friend and made room.


But first I own a duplex and rent one side out. My tenants just happen to be roofers and in winter clear roofs of snow for a living. SOOOO of course before we bobcat away the snow on the ground we barter a reduced rent for a cleared roof 😉

This is the snow from the roof...

(see video for roof stuff)

Then my friend with access to the bobcat needs a way to get it. SOOOO I bartered transportation of the bobcat for clearing of my snow. He intends to use the machine to move his snow as well and make some money in the neighborhood by doing other peoples driveways like mine. But he needed to get it here first.



My truck couldn’t pull the trailer for the bobcat out of the snow bank so we used the bobcat… (see video clip at end)


First we cleared a path through the middle of the yard between my duplexes to make room. After months of plowing the driveways the snow builds up on the edges and never makes it to the center.


Then we re-stack the snow in higher piles so we can fit more. Followed by removing the snow from driveway and piling it up in the yard. Mount SnowDoc?



After hours of hard work, James working the bobcat and me watching and directing 😉 we finally finished!



Only to have it snow another 5 inches the next day! and another 12 the news is calling for this weekend!


Good thing we got this all done when we did. Now we can put all the new snow where the old snow was 🙂

Here the video clips!

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That looks like fun playing with the bobcat. Thats a nice chevy ya got to pull it with also. 😉 i need someone close by that will let me borrow a bobcat. Lol.


thanks. i got a chevy silverado 1500 v8 5.3ltr with z71 offroad package and tow package and can tow up to 9000lbs. it only has 87k miles on it too :) it could have a brand new 9000lb badlands winch if a certain girl would come up and install it for me ;)

That bobcat is cool and I have always wanted one. I don't need one but just want to play. I guess I didn't get enough Tonka truck play as a child. Moving snow or dirt is so repetitive with the number of trips, bucketfuls it takes to move the load. Thanks for showing the bobcat and your snow removal.


its always fun to play. as kids they are small toys and as adults they are big toys :)

Timcat100 now has more SP than Trog


did his run out already?

That’s the bad part when you run out of room to put all that snow.
But playing with that makes it much better.


well we should be good now for the rest of winter...

Igloo in the process..


technically if made by piling snow up then its called a qunizy. igloos are made by creating hardened blocks cut from packed snow then stacked into formation. :) but i think i may dig a home out for fun...


Hey look wikipedia showed up 😆


bowing ;)