Friday, April 3, 2009

One Year Anniversary at the Log Cabin

I missed my log cabin anniversary date. We've been in our log cabin now for one year! We've experienced all the seasons (mental note to self - become a snow plow driver and get very rich in Michigan)and the projects never end. I thought it would be fun to share a few photos with you from the beginning....

We had just closed on our property and they were starting to dig the basement. I offered assistance, the builder said no thank you. Ha!

It was at the end of October and the last of the fall leaves were beginning to fade away.

The logs arrived on November 9th 2007 - on my husband's birthday!

Here's the crew loading the logs onto the site. I asked if I could use the boom truck. Surprisingly they said no.

I've got windows! All the better to spy on my neighbors with! Just kidding...I think they spy on me.

The snow came! The crew was scurrying to put the roof on.

Framing the roof!

Starting to look like a log cabin. I asked Greg if we could camp in there yet - he said no. Surprising again - huh?

I'll post a few more photos later this weekend. (Unless you've already seen enough of my glory days. Let me know!) Have a good weekend!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Nature Lover

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
~Native American Proverb

"Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we." ~Michel de Montaigne

This is a photo of Kolke Creek which is not too far from where our log cabin is located. Can you see the animal tracks in the snow? Perhaps from a rabbit or squirrel. I'm looking forward to going back and catching a glimpse of my wildlife friends.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Off the subject...

Can you believe I have a little crocus?! Spring IS really coming! This flower is dedicated to Darla at Family & Flowers. She always shares her beautiful flowers and now I finally have one to share with her! (P.S. By the way, if you like this image, I have put it in my nature store on several gifts items. How's that for a plug?! Also, if you want to be on my list for special offers & savings, please email me at shelleyupnorth at gmail dot com. )

Second thing - have any of you ever participated in a craft show? I have signed up for a few this summer and have no idea what I'm doing! I would appreciate your tips and advice. My booth has to be 10x10 - I've been trying to find those white craft tents that have the roll down sides - they seem very expensive. So any places you can suggest would be great. Thank you for your help!

Third Thing - Time for a GIVEAWAY! I just noticed I have 137 followers and am so appreciative! I'm going to have the hubby draw a name or two out of my followers and send them a little prize. Stay tuned! (And yes - it will be from my nature store!) P.S. thanks to April at Straight From the Heart for this fabulous idea!

Have a great morning everyone!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fun with our friends

We had some friends visit our log cabin this weekend and I think we did every activity imaginable that you could pack into 2 days.

Aren't they a cute couple?

Bet you wouldn't have guessed they were snipers! Ha,ha! We did some target shooting at my in-laws place.

Terri is a good shot! (I however am not. Looks like no career in law enforcement for me!)

Hubby is still proving that he has his secret service agent skills! (Yep - he was in the secret service eons ago!)

We took a quick visit to the Ausable River.

Had a bonfire but I forgot marshmallows. (Yes - I know - how could I?!)

The weather is getting warmer which means our visitors should increase to the cabin! Remember - I like cookies and pies!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Nature's Miracle

"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn."

~Henry David Thoreau

This female Redpoll ate thistle out of my hand this morning at the log cabin(as did several Pine Siskin birds.) Feeling her tiny little bird claws grip my finger while she looked at my face was just one of the most thrilling moments of my life.