I think the extent to which I have any balance at all, any mental balance, is because of being a farm kid and being raised in those isolated rural areas.
James Earl Jones

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day 19 of 365

Stairs are complete:
The steps were made from split cedar logs cut from the ranch

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 17 of 365

Stair stringers in place:
purchased from the local lumber yard

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 13 of 365

Starting the ceiling joists:
2' X 10' lumber from Lohn School
Our son and youngest daughter helping

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Day 11 of 365

The Framing Begins:
the lumber came from the Griffice house


Friday, October 21, 2011

Day 10 of 365

Subfloor made from long leaf yellow pine tongue and groove flooring from part of Lohn School Building built in 1917
some plumbing and wiring

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 9 of 365

Joists in place
The 2' x 10' lumber used for the joists came from the old Lohn School bldg.
I will post a picture of it when I get it from a friend.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day 8 of 365

Piers are seasoned cedar cut from Brady Mountain on our ranch
Stringers are from the Griffice house

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day 7 of 365

Beginning the pier and beam foundation for the next phase
 28' X 36'

That's Mike and I making it "plumb"

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 6 of 365

Laundry Room
Finishing touches on the first phase

 (that's my hubby checking it out)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 5 of 365

View of Brady Mountain from our porch
Gathered rock there for the house

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 4 of 365

Laundry Room
16' X 16'
First addition to the Cabin
Most of the lumber came from the Griffice house

day 3 of 365

Granary at Salt Gap
more salvage materials

Thursday, October 13, 2011

2 of 365 days

The Latimer Barn
built in the 1920's
another dismantled structure


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 1 of 365

The Griffice House built in 1911
One of the structures we dismantled