Saturday, October 11, 2008
Here are some more fall photos around our log home.......life is good.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Can you feel it? The air is cool, the leaves are showing their reds and golds, and it's time for fuzzy fleece blankets and wool socks. And then the food.......apple pie with a flaky crust, homemade soup and chili.....gets you in the mood to do some fall cooking!
I'm ready to whip my log home kitchen into a cooking frenzy this weekend! And some of my favorite blogs I like to read have some delicious ideas.....
- Penny at Lavender Hill shares her secret ingredient for apple pie....
- How about some Spiced Lentil & Barley soup from Catherine at Catherine Holman Folk Art?
- Bobbi at Rightmeyer Recipes is making tomatoe pie!
- Mom2 has a couple yummy things to choose from....Quick & Easy Minestrone Soup or Popeye Meatloaf.
- Cooking with Val is sharing a recipe for Maranda's Squash Casserole.
What are some of your favorite things to cook in the fall?
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This is in my Loon bathroom.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Alright kids, last post on the Log & Timber Frame Expo that I exhibited at recently! It was a great show since it provided me with a venue to speak obsessively about log homes with other people!
Some trends I noticed from the show:
- A good majority were looking to have their log home as their retirement or permanent home.
- The older crowd were more interested in single story plans or having their master bedroom on the first floor. This makes sense - as we get older and not knowing what potential health problems we might face- do we really want to be climbing stairs in our golden years?
- Full log homes seemed to be the preference of this particular crowd. Only 25% of the visitors to my booth expressed an interest in half log homes.
- I would say 90% of the visitors to my booth were nature / great outdoor lovers! (This is me and Greg!)
- Roughly 40% already owned the land they planned to build their log home on.
- Quite a few expressed their desire to have that open floor plan - with the kitchen, dining room and living room all blending together. This is the favorite part of my log home too - it encourages togetherness and communication with family and friends.
All this talk about log homes makes me want to watch my Dick Proenekke video - "Alone in the Wilderness" again for the 20th time. If you haven't caught it on PBS, I highly recommend purchasing this video - an amazing story of a self sufficient man who in 1967 built his log cabin by hand in Alaska.