2008 - Volume #32, Issue #4, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Satellite Dish Dog House
"The dome not only provides the dogs with a place to get under but also captures rainwater for them to drink. It sits under some shade trees, so during the summer it gives them a cool place to get out of the heat. Under the dome is a thick bedding of leaves for the dogs to lay in.
"The satellite dish is turned upside down on three rows of concrete blocks, with the blocks in each row set at different angles for better ventilation. We stacked the blocks only three high. That way the dogs can reach rainwater that collects inside the lip on the dish.
"Leaves and sticks do need to be cleaned out of the lip area regularly. There are three doors/holes worked into the blocks so that no dog can be cornered in the shelter.
"I think the same idea could be used to shelter calves, lambs, goats, etc. If the dome was made taller and tied down, it might also work great for sheltering a couple of miniature horses or a small poultry flock."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jan Hoadley, 228 Third Ave., Nauvoo, Alabama, 35578; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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