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
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
"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
More photos of the log furniture in progress...
Yesterday we acknowledged the one year anniversary of Betsy's passing. Life's been different without her. That's for sure. We all miss her tremendously. We held a small memorial picnic up at Olive's Knoll last month and mounted a memorial stone there. The memorial stone includes names from both the McKinstry and Ball families (who bought … Continue reading 6. The Memorial
What's a log cabin without rustic log furniture?! Before Becky and I even decided on many of the specifics of our cabin, I knew that I wanted to try my hand at building log furniture. This might be because it required new tools... what guy doesn't like having more tools! 🙂 I found Lumber Jack … Continue reading 4. The Log Furniture
You’ve heard the saying “nothing worth having comes easy,” right? Well planning new construction, especially in the mountains, isn’t very easy ... click to read more.