Friday, August 19, 2011


I stopped by the cabin to see what the new owners have done with the place - very happy to see all the great things they have done with it. They redid the stairs, added a few windows in the peak, replaced the bargin windows I had found with really nice windows, added a deck off the back, stained both the garage and house a very cool color and as you can see they are adding a very impressive porch on the front.

Friday, January 16, 2009

End of an adventure

Well - the economy in Michigan tanked and I had to sell the cabin. I took down this blog in February but now that my grief period is over I realize it still was a great adventure and regardless if I got to keep the cabin I truly loved every step of the way. So I decided to open the blog back up and share it with you once again....



Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Finished the field stone backstop

I recently finished the field stone back stop for the free standing stove - all that's left is to run the chimney up and we got heat!

Recent photo - coming right along

As you can see I have started to trim off the ends of the logs to be more uniform, had the final grade done and planted grass and started building the support structure for the porch.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Rebar is our friend - but it don't like truck tires!

I had pounded some rebar into the ground to help tie off some ropes - and forgot to take them out.... found it!

Chinking Chick #2

Dani - she's a chinking machine!

Chinking Chicks

My wife and daughters can chink with the best of them - they can be foofy girly girls - but they can sure get 'r done!!

Da mix'er

My boy is a cement mixing fool!

A little corner work....


We have started chinking! For those of you who have taken the class - this is cement placed between the logs to keep the wet and cold out....

Friday, April 13, 2007