Bobcat skull in the woods today

I worked until 4 today on the tiny houses book (which is humming along), and took off on my new bike for the hills. I haven’t been on a bike in the hills for many years, and this was like opening familiar synapses. Plus a bike that rides uphill like you practically have a motor, and absorbs shocks like one of the old Citroens, is a pleasure, to be sure. Hey, this was fun being able to cover so much more ground than running.

I ran across a couple out in the woods, he with a canvas bag on his shoulder, “Good hunting?” I asked. “No.”

Yeah, right, like your bag isn’t full of mushrooms, dude. Well, I’d do the same thing. So I rode out to beyond where I figured walkers would go and looked in the woods. Found some mushrooms, not sure about them, but the prize was a bobcat skull and other bones. Since I haven’t quite got my bike act together yet, I didn’t have a backpack, so I took off my shirt and rolled up and tied the mushrooms and bones in a hobo package (which meant riding home in the cold without a shirt). However, not only was I warmed up by the exertion, but on the way home the sky turned vivid pink, with clouds running horizontally, and a red band running vertically. When I got back on the pavement, cars were stopped on the road. Hallelujah to the solar system.

I’m going to bleach the skull bone white.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

6 Responses to Bobcat skull in the woods today

  1. So Lloyd at the risk of rudeness…. how old are you? Strikes me you are pretty fit for a guy who's been around as long as the Shelter Pub. I hope you can keep on riding and running and finding treasure and sharing it all with us. You make me realize I can do it too. I look old but I sure don't move old 😉
    (and always Hallelujah to the solar system…I try to look up several times a day)

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