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  1. cabin roof

    got titanium on the cabin roof last weekend. WOW. what a relief! working on framing in and closing up the dormer sides now. then we can put up the metal roof. if we DON'T get to the metal roof this season, I'm comfortable that the build is protected for the winter. what a relief will post pics soon.
  2. BOOM CRASH... delay

    Ok, this blog is more or less a journal for me, as I go through the planning, development and actual construction of my first build. Previously I blogged about a shift in direction and beginning the logging process. Now I'm just posting that, being of limited funds and resources, I was still determined and positive about everything -- UNTIL two nights ago my daughters struck a horse on the road at night and (they're not hurt) rendered my little white pony (a 94 ford ranger) inoperable.
  3. Continuing the prep work at the homestead

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ID:	2430We have the road in now and have started the house pad.
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  4. DIY Logging... Engage!

    In the 2 day LHBA Class, Ellsworth made it clear that in the approach being taught, we trade our hard work and labor for the cash we would have spent on contractors. That being stated, I put my plan to action this weekend and went out logging.

    Previously I proposed that I could use the fire-killed trees on my family's land and use my own tools and equipment to log and skid. I bought a 50CC Craftsman chainsaw almost 3 months ago but never fired it up because my son had lost my gas ...

    Updated 07-23-2014 at 02:47 PM by Northern.Cheyenne

  5. First Steps to our future home

    We are finally getting somewhere! We closed on the property in February with approximately 21 acres of which about 7 is pasture for the horses. Today really feels like the start to our log home journey. Met with the guy that cut the road into our property. He did a great job!

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    Updated 05-03-2014 at 03:51 PM by ncgator (update pics)

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