One thing I haven’t mentioned in past posts is the doghouse we built for Mo. It’s not something required, but we figured it might help prolong Mo’s life to protect him from the weather. Plus, one of Mo’s features is that he heads to his base station whenever it is raining, as, being electric, he doesn’t like getting wet. (Though, according to the manufacturer, it is technically fine for the mower to be out in the rain in its base station. During thunderstorms they advise to unplug it though.)
To build Mo’s house, we first assessed how tall the doghouse needed to be.
We then cut the boards to size, and positioned them into a house with an open side. The house is simply placed over the top of Mo’s base station.
The roof is positioned at a slight angle to help water to run off of it. This is done by having the walls cut to different heights.
To complete the house, we painted the sides and added some roofing shingles.
Mo’s house has worked out quite well to protect Mo from the elements.
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It doesn’t happen all the time, but Mo does have run-ins with various things around the yard (as you’ve seen in some past Mo Monday blog posts). Mo usually gets caught up in something we moved or put in his way. Today, I’ll simply share a few more of the challenges he has faced while just trying to do his job.
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