Yesterday was incredible. We built dining room chairs in the morning, took the mule (Kawasaki type) for a long adventure, and went fishing in the canoe. While we were on the water, we got to watch a female moose take a swim up close and personal. At first I was a little nervous because she … Continue reading 21. Moving In
Talk about a busy month! Everyone is working hard to meet our construction deadline, but it hasn't been easy or without stress. Actually, we've already had to extend our deadline by 15 days. That being said, the cabin is looking extra BEAUTIFUL with much of the interior work done. To tell you the truth, I'm … Continue reading 20. A Castle-y Cabin
Hi guys! Here’s a quick update on the cabin. Since our last post, all of the insulation has been sprayed/packed. It was a big job since all of the logs had to be wrapped in plastic and protected. Due to an error (in our favor), we ended up with a lot more insulation than anticipated. … Continue reading 19. Insulation, Siding, & Walls
We're about 3 months out from the end of our construction loan, and we still have a lot to accomplish! Things haven't been moving as quickly as we might hope and a lot of that is due to slow supplies. For instance, it took about three weeks longer than it should have to get our … Continue reading 18. Stairs, Floors, and More!
Kit, Ed, and I made it up to the cabin yesterday. It was pretty chilly up there, but that didn't stop the guys from playing in the water. Our road to the cabin is temporarily missing, but that's quite all right since it means we'll have a water line soon! They were also busy working … Continue reading 17. What Happened to Our Road?!
I can't remember a winter quite so warm and dry. As I write this blog, it's 70 degrees outside! I took my dog, Kuba, for a walk this afternoon in a t-shirt! A t-shirt in early January, can you believe that?! As a farmer's daughter, I'm never too excited about long dry spells. However, in … Continue reading 16. The Decks & Interior Design
I've been slacking on getting pictures posted! I guess I've been having too much fun shopping for all of the light fixtures, bathroom vanities, bathtubs, appliances, and such (thank you Black Friday and Cyber Monday!) 🙂 Here are some things that've happened since my last post about the logs going up. The roof is on! … Continue reading 15. We’ve Got Electricity!!
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." ~Gandhi A few months ago, Kit showed me a YouTube video of a man chainsaw carving all sorts of incredible creatures. My first thought was, "That's f'ing awesome! I could never do that." That's where I stopped myself. You … Continue reading 14. Learning to Carve
Allow me to start by saying that Dennis Anderson, owner of Jeremiah Johnson Log Homes, really exceeded our expectations when it came to log quality. We knew the logs would be awesome because we selected Western Red Cedar (which is unsurpassed in its natural beauty and unique characteristics), but Dennis and his team really went above … Continue reading 13. The Log Frame
While the fires in Canada had set us back, we are extremely grateful our cabin wasn't one of the many we heard were destroyed mid-build in other parts. The photo updates we get from Dennis at Jeremiah Johnson Log Homes make all the difference, and we are excited with each email. At this point, everyone is … Continue reading 12. Log Progress!