Thanks, actually the pic was shot on our property. The Little Buffalo runs right through our property. With some huge Beech trees hanging out over the water. Perfect for a big rope swing for the kids. Our property borders the Natchez Trace Reserve, so it is very quiet, with no other homes around. We can`t wait to finish and move up there.
Thanks for the welcome. Enjoyed your pics/blog about Log Cabin Airport, complete with log cabins, saloon, barbershop and a bunkhouse.
Quite fascinating. Sorry about that one renter your Dad had to deal
with, but what a blessing in disguise for you guys.
I've a great love for all things rustic, especially cabins. Living in one is still a dream for me, but what a great dream. :) Stay warm neighbor and have a Happy New Year!
Looks neat Bill, to bad its all covered up, I'll go check out their web site, old tractors are cool, I go to classic shows and pulls every year. I found an old early 1900's Hart-Parr I was gonna make an offer on, they eventaully formed in to Oliver who make a beutiful tractors. Take care
Hi Bill, I'm just waiting till the weather gets good enough to put the roof on the cabin, I'm gonna go with a two materials roof, some type of wood shake synthetic or triple thick architecual on the main house and then wheathering steel/corten rusting metal on all the porch roofs. I think the two materials makes it look really old school. Ive seen them done this way and it s a neat look, I'd love to use real wood skakes because of all the texture they have but I hear they leak easy if not installed correctly, and are alot of maintenance, they are available in a treated wood shake, I would only use one if it was maintenance free. I cant wait for crappie fishing to start, I think we are gonna try Kentucky lake in Aril, home of the monster slabs, take care.
Hi Bill, So did you guys have your annual fly in ? Love to see the pics. By the way, I guess you guys are taking your own trees to the mill, dont they need to air dry for most of one year ?. Also is the mill charging you by the running/linear foot or by the board foot ? I think the board foot is complicated for me to fiqure and seems to me to be really exspensive . I need to have some trees milled as well. Thanks Greg
Hi Bill, How ironic that I was talking about the mosquito and your dads buddy has one, grab a pic of it if u get the chance please, I wonder how talented a guy would have to be to build one, I'd love to talk to that guy,see if u can get me his email, looking forward to all youre pics, u guys have a neat place, hows the fishing and hunting ?
Thanks Bill, I enjoyed the Lehigh cabin trail site, do u and your dad both fly planes, looked like he had two planes on the farm ? I'd love to fly to my cabin, but planes are way to pricey for me, I do like mini helicopters alot, theres one called the Misquito that comes with a fiberglass body that looks like the real deal only micro, I'd probably kill myself, guess I'll stick to driving to the cabin unless I win the lotto.
Great pictures, Bill. In answer to your question about my painted table: We named our place Big Pine Lodge long before we actually built it. My husband made a wonderful sign (actually featured in Aug. 2009 Log Home Living) and we took an old coffee table and a picture of the sign to a local artist who did a nice job replicating the sign onto the table. It looks like you and your Dad are talented enough to build your own furniture, so the only question is - can you paint? If not, then check your local high school for an art teacher . . .
Hi Bill, I can relate to the, to little help thing, I take it you are letting your timbers air cure for most of a year, I have been doing some logging myself for porch post, lucky for me they dont shrink vertically,spell check, much at all, so we used them green,We had one eagle fly over the cabin this fall, Its always neat to see them, Ive always been a big fan of, birds of prat,. Take care and dont forget to wear some lumbar support for your back when logging, I didnt and paid the price.
Thank you for your kind comments. Our log home has four fireplaces, three inside (great room, master br. and game room) and one outside on the master bedroom patio. The stone is cultured stone; "Chardony" by El Dorado Stone. The TV in the game room is recessed above the raised hearth and also accomodates the home's electronic systems.
Your log home on the river is truly tranquil! We can both be greatful for the opportunity to enjoy nature and The Creator's magistry.