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Salute to Veterans

I just wanted to say thank you to all members of this community who are veterans. The fine people in our military do their job every day of the year and once each year we are reminded to pay tribute.

Thank you.

By order of the President of the United States , the Purple Heart established by General George Washington at Newburgh, August 7, 1782, during the War of the Revolution, is hereby revived out of respect to his… Continue

Added by Tom Heatherington on November 11, 2008 at 3:19pm — 3 Comments

First Snowfall at the Log Home!

This is what I woke up to on Sunday morning. I think the first dusting of snow is the most beautiful! I am breaking out the Christmas music (okay, I have a confession to make - I made a mix of the Transiberian Orchestra Christmas music and I have been playing it since Halloween. My husband has now offered to pay me not to play it anymore.) - need to get hot chocolate and then start piling up on those Christmas decorations! I've got big outdoor… Continue

Added by Shelley Martinez on November 10, 2008 at 3:10pm — 20 Comments

New neighbor intro!

My name is Jeffrey Iverson. Please excuse my writing because this is all new to me using a computer to talk to others. I am a computer dunce. I joined because I have had the dream of building log homes and living in a handcrafted log home some day. I was working for a custom home builder here in Reno at a gated private country club called montreux. I took a chance asking a lot of the homeowners my dream of building log homes and to my supprise one of them offered to loan me the money to get… Continue

Added by Jeffrey Iverson on November 6, 2008 at 1:03am — 5 Comments

Holiday Recipe Exchange - Log Home style

Ok, so it's not exactly log home related, but who doesn't like to eat—especially around the holidays, right? A few months ago, we created a Community recipe exchange in our Just For Fun forum. A few people posted, but we kind of let it die off. Now that the holiday season is upon us, member Glenn V has rekindled my enthusiasm by sharing his mother's recipe for Delicious Raw Apple Cake. Sounds perfect for Thanksgiving, and I can't wait to try it. Check it out and post your own culinary… Continue

Added by Donna Peak on November 5, 2008 at 11:06pm — 11 Comments

A New Slant on a Log Cabin

I'm always impressed with a company that's continually on the forefront of innovative log home design, and Meridian, Idaho-based PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes and Mountain Architects is at the top of my list again—this time, with its new series,The new Telluride Rustic Luxury cabin from PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes Rustic Luxury™ Log Cabins. I'm impressed by the the way they wove unique designs with… Continue

Added by Donna Peak on November 3, 2008 at 6:56pm — 11 Comments

Did We Get Your Photo Yet?

As you all probably know - there is a huge decision to be made tomorrow. That's right. VOTING for the 1st Annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest begins!

But, before all of that, we wanted to know: Have we received your photo yet?

Please take a look at the 7 finalists listed at the following link:… Continue

Added by Neighborhood Host on November 3, 2008 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Trade possibility

I have a home that I may be able to trade for acres and a log cabin kit that has been sitting in state for a year on the property. Much of the shrink wrap is torn and the material is exposed to the elements, varments and bugs. I am negotiating for the property swap but do not have a good idea as to what the kit is worth. I do not have specifics on the manufacturer, size, etc. but I guess my question is more generic. I would like some feedback and guidance as to whom to call to inspect and how… Continue

Added by eric on November 2, 2008 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Packing up for the year update

Well as I mentioned before we decided on the Presby Enviro septic. I figured I would save some money on installation and do it my self. So after some studying and a couple tests I am now oficially certified to installthem. I might consider the instllation in the spring, if not I will do it the following year. So as the Title goes I have packed up for the year, bringing the backhoe home again and cleaning up the site in general. Got my tree stand all set and ready so I I can spend my weekends… Continue

Added by NEKVT on November 2, 2008 at 10:16am — No Comments

Happy Halloween All!

Does anyone know any ghost stories about log cabins? Something spooky to scare the kids by the campfire? :-)

We will have our first trick-or-treaters in ten years tonight (that's what happens when you live out in the boonies). More...

Hoping you and your family will have a fun,… Continue

Added by Tom Heatherington on October 31, 2008 at 12:59pm — 4 Comments

Chantilly Log Home Show Recap

Sunday morning was a good time to go to the Log Home show... when I went it was practically dead, which meant I didn't have to fight the crowds to look at the stuff I wanted to look at. I meandered from display to display, taking my time, and not being jostled or having people step in front of me.

It also meant that I got to spend time talking with the fine folks that run this neighborhood, without competing with others for their attention! I spent a lot of time talking with Donna… Continue

Added by Shad on October 28, 2008 at 9:16pm — 3 Comments

Photo Contest Update! Important Info!

In light of much confusion (and perhaps bad instructions at the outset of the contest) we'd like to provide an update to our Fall Photo Contest.

Here's what we're going to do:

Gather all images that are on the original blog post, and gather all images you send to us via email.

Yes, that's right. Please send us your photos via email ( or… Continue

Added by Neighborhood Host on October 27, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

It's official!

A while back Greg and I had decided to name our log home 'The Loons' Nest.' This was due to the loons on our lake and because I just love this bird! I wanted to put up a sign outside our log home to make it official and have been looking at many sign companies. I decided to go with Matthew Henry's Lodge and Cabin Signs. He has a great selection and his prices are very reasonable.… Continue

Added by Shelley Martinez on October 27, 2008 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Photo Contest?

Anyone know how/where to add a photo to the actual contest?

Thanks, :)


Added by Denise R on October 25, 2008 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Green Energy Savings for Log Homes, Post and Beam Homes, and Timber Frame Homes

Green Energy Savings for Log Homes, Post and Beam Homes, and Timber Frame Homes

Congress has just given a generous boost to homeowners who want to convert their homes to solar energy or cut their electricity bills with a wind turbine. The "Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008" (the 2008 Energy Act), which was enacted on Oct. 3, 2008, contains tax breaks for homeowners who invest in a home solar-power system or small wind turbine. These tax breaks, when combined with… Continue

Added by Simon on October 25, 2008 at 8:50am — No Comments

The Downside to Log Home Living... Woodpeckers!

In my previous post I complained about the bears being back in town and their fascination with my garbage. No sooner had we got the hot wire installed to foil their efforts - before we were again attacked by local wildlife. This time it was like an Alfred Hitchcock tale…

Yesterday afternoon my wife and I were sitting in my office talking about nothing in particular when we both heard this loud knocking…. I mean LOUD. I looked out the window to the left and no one was at the… Continue

Added by Tom Heatherington on October 21, 2008 at 12:56pm — 10 Comments

Log Home Show in Chantilly

The Log Home and Timber Show is just around the corner! At least, for those in the Northern Virginia area. Anyone planning on going? (I would expect to see the Log Home U staff there - it's all of what, a mile from your offices? ;-) Anyone want to meet n' greet and say howdy to your fellow Log Home Neighbors?

Chantilly Log and Timber Home Show Information

I plan on bringing my camera - so be prepared to have… Continue

Added by Shad on October 16, 2008 at 12:00pm — 15 Comments

Fall Photo Contest: Show Me the Money (Shot)

brightly colored leaf That is, show me the MONEY when it comes to YOUR photography...

Here's the idea: A photo contest! Now that most of the country is blessed with fall foliage painted in lovely hues of red, orange and rust, let's share those images with everyone in this community before the leaves fly. (And, if you haven't had a chance yet, check out Shelley's post where she shares the view from her log home… Continue

Added by Michael McCarthy on October 15, 2008 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

Bears... they're b-a-a-a-a-ck!

Every morning around daybreak, Lilly (our Great Pyrenees) and I take our walk. This exercise is as much for me as it is for her, because the trip home is all up hill for about 1/3 of a mile… a real heart-pumper.

At the end of our 1/3mi. drive is where we keep our trash bins because the garbage trucks can’t navigate our ‘hill’ (mountain) in the winter. Anyway, it keeps the trash away from the… Continue

Added by Tom Heatherington on October 12, 2008 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

It's all about the views!

And this is why I value the views from my log home.... How is autumn looking in your neck of the woods?

Added by Shelley Martinez on October 12, 2008 at 12:10pm — 9 Comments

Many thanks!

I've said it before and I'll say it again—you'll never find a more enthusiastic bunch than log home lovers!

Just wanted to send a quick "thank you" to everyone that's contributed to our new forum, From the Editors. Not only did we get some great responses about DIY projects, but many of you sent in ideas for other topics to be… Continue

Added by Sara Brown on October 10, 2008 at 11:31am — 3 Comments

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