Saturday, July 19, 2008

Winner of the Log Home Living Magazine Subscription!

Winning Nature Quote
Submitted by Jennifer -

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more." George Gordon Byron, 1788-1824

There were so many great submissions and I enjoyed reading them all! This particular quote submitted by Jennifer really touched and spoke to me - thank you Jennifer! Please email me your address to - and I'll get your subscription to Log Home Living Magazine sent to you! Thank you everyone for participating - I'll have another giveaway soon!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Things for kids to do at the Log Cabin

Sometimes it is the most simplest things that are the most fun to do for kids. Greg suggested to his son and cousins that they go looking for turtles and see what else they can find in the woods. It was funny to hear all their comments from our deck:

"Hey, is that a garter snake?"
"No, that's a stick."

"Where are those turtles hiding?"
"Maybe they're not."

"How many trees do you think it took to build that log cabin?"
"A million!"

**P.S. Today is the deadline to enter my Log Home Living Magazine subscription contest. Please post your favorite nature quote on my July 11th post.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kids at the Log Cabin

Watch out - my 9 year old stepson is bringing his 2 cousins with him to our Log Cabin this weekend! This means we have to find entertaining things for them all to do. The hubby is already planning on taking them fishing and hiking. Alpenfest is also going on in Gaylord this weekend - a swiss themed event with a parade, art fair and contests such as who has the best knees (hubby won't win this one unfortunately) - yodeling contest and a bubble gum blowing contest (maybe my stepson or one of his cousins could win this!) I love small town festivals!

Now....what to feed these kids?! It's going to be a busy kitchen!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Log Cabin Cat

Do you think my cat Marvin loves our log cabin? This cat loves to spring out at us and peek at us from high places. I think our cat prefers the log cabin to our regular home - all the new sights and sounds. He's definitely seeing a lot more interesting birds. And those variety of squirrels - black, red and grey. He's invited them in to play but so far no one has accepted his offer.

If Marvin finds any object in the loft, he immediately slides it across the loft floor and pushes it to fall on the first story. Objects have included my stepson's little cars and army men. We have learned to look up when Marvin is above us!

Marvin likes to rub his paws on this beam to show us what he could do if he had front claws!

Monday, July 14, 2008

More exterior Log cabin photos

The hubby was asking me how many different photos did I think I could take of our Log Cabin and post on my blog. Ha! I told him too many to count, once we do our landscaping, finish our basement, decorate more, complete the loft, etc. I think as many of my fellow log home dwellers have mentioned, projects are never done on your log home and that is fine with me. I can't think of a better place to tinker around at!

**Don't forget to enter my giveaway listed on July 11th's post!

Log cabin friend.