238 Photos - Dec 25, 2011
Photo: Looking over the land. Winter 1988-89Photo: Looking over the land. Winter 1988-89Photo: Looking over the land. Winter 1988-89Photo: Looking over the land. Winter 1988-89Photo: Looking over the land. Winter 1988-89Photo: Looking over the land. Winter 1988-89Photo: Looking over the land. Winter 1988-89Photo: Looking over the land. Winter 1988-89Photo: picnic tablePhoto: Camper set up half way in; end of the driveway.Photo: Camper set up half way in; end of the drivewayPhoto: Photo: Karl & Lorraine taking a break by the firePhoto: Grand KidsPhoto: Grand Kids exploring by the dock.Photo: Grand KidsPhoto: Leveling the road by hand under the power linePhoto: Struggling to pull the camper to the top of the hill with the car and an assist from the come-along winch and bodies sitting on the hood of the car for traction.Photo: Fred at storage box.Photo: Lorraine painting storage box.Photo: Red berries?Photo: Wild IrisPhoto: Ardie & Shirley at first dock made from logs. Beavers chewed on it later.Photo: Hazey view of the bay.Photo: Beaver house in bay.Photo: Fishing in the bay.Photo: Blue Heron in rushes.Photo: Ducks, Spring of '89Photo: Lorraine checking out the swing.Photo: Grand-kids helping dig post-holes.Photo: Clearing for the cabin.Photo: There are fish in this lake!Photo: Morning on the bayPhoto: Evening on the bayPhoto: Loon at Mercer.Photo: Cabin clearingPhoto: Building the roadPhoto: Building the roadPhoto: Bringing in a load of gravelPhoto: Spreading gravelPhoto: Lorraine picking rocksPhoto: Spider webPhoto: "First things first": building the outhouse.Photo: "First things first": building the outhouse.Photo: Weeds and colorful leaves.Photo: Weeds and colorfull leaves.Photo: Reflections on the waterPhoto: Fall color.Photo: Fall color.Photo: Unloading the logsPhoto: A pile of toothpicksPhoto: LogsPhoto: Hauling the shorter ones up on the trailerPhoto: Unloading logs.Photo: "Hired help" laying out cabin and drilling post holes.Photo: "Hired help" laying out cabin and drilling post holes.Photo: "Hired help" laying out cabin and drilling post holes.Photo: Good looking driver hauling logs to the building site (1/2 mile)Photo: Winter scenes ('89-'90)Photo: Winter scenes ('89-'90) Lorraine on snowshoes.Photo: Pile of logs covered with plastic .Photo: Putting every one to work.Photo: Winter scenes ('89-'90)Photo: Winter scenes ('89-'90)Photo: View from the bay.Photo: ChipmunkPhoto: Tim lowering concrete post blocks into post holesPhoto: aerial view of cabin sitePhoto: aerial view of cabin sitePhoto: cabin sitePhoto: Storing chairs in outhouse (note the fancy curtain door).Photo: FlowersPhoto: FlowersPhoto: More posts in the ground.Photo: More posts in the ground.Photo: Lorraine filling in around post.Photo: ChipmunkPhoto: First logs in place.Photo: First logs in place.Photo: First logs in place.Photo: First logs in place.Photo: Sunset over the lake.Photo: Cobwebs.Photo: Cutting out for the floor joists.Photo: Fred? and gram-ma Kezar walking down to the lake.Photo: Fall colors.Photo: Fall colors.Photo: Karl & Kathy's family camping in Oct. 1990.Photo: Karl & Kathy's family camping in Oct. 1990.Photo: Karl & Kathy's family camping in Oct. 1990.Photo: After the snow melted.Photo: Biking through the snowy woods.Photo: Spring 1991, honeycomb ice starting to break up.Photo: Honeycomb ice starting to break up.Photo: Porch floor joists.Photo: Lorraine staining porch floor.Photo: "Good job; take a break."Photo: Sunset.Photo: Horse's tail clouds.Photo: Dan scribing a log.Photo: Brad cutting the notch to the line.Photo: Brad, cleaning up the notch with chisel.Photo: Fred breaking out the vee groove.Photo: Fred breaking out the vee groove.Photo: Fred checking for high spots.Photo: Fred working on the log.Photo: Fred working on the log.Photo: Fred working on the log.Photo: Duck on a stick.Photo: Rolling log into position.Photo: Perfectly tight fit.Photo: Kids swimming.Photo: "Brrr!, you go first."Photo: Kathy and kids working together to pull the boat up on shore.Photo: Karl & Dan's familys.Photo: Putting floor boards down, temporarily.Photo: Fall colors.Photo: Fall colors.Photo: Snow on logs.Photo: Fred cutting groove in log.Photo: Checking for high spots.Photo: Corner notch rough cut.Photo: Corner notch rough cut, knocking out the chips.Photo: Now the chisel for final cut.Photo: Checking for high spots.Photo: Log work.Photo: Floor joists are in.Photo: Drilling for rods to tie logs together.Photo: Fall fishing.Photo: Sunset.Photo: Lorraine notching a log. 1992Photo: Lorraine notching a log.Photo: Hoisting a log up onto the wall. The hard way to do it!Photo: Hoisting a log up onto the wall. The hard way to do it!Photo: Wow! Look at the fish we caught.Photo: Rick scribing corner notch.Photo: Irv Quam working a log.Photo: Handling logs.Photo: Handling logs.Photo: Lorraine with grand kids.Photo: Flowers.Photo: Pat and her improved outhouse door.Photo: Lorraine in doorway (6 logs high).Photo: Seven logs high.Photo: View through the doorway to the bay.Photo: View through the doorway to the bay.Photo: Stairway, that Dan built, down to the swimming point.Photo: Fred repairing chainsaw.Photo: Ground pine.Photo: Beaver work across the bay.Photo: Sunset.Photo: Morning mist over the bay.Photo: More log work, Spring 1993.Photo: Log walls covered with plastic.Photo: Relaxing by the fire.Photo: Lunch time.Photo: Reflections on the water.Photo: Josh and Ryan feeding the birds.Photo: Getting close to the top of the wall; 11 logs high.Photo: Getting close to the top of the wall; 11 logs highPhoto: Skidding logs up onto the wall.Photo: Getting ready to skid logs up onto the wall.Photo: Lorraine, Dan, Josh & Ryan in doorway.Photo: Josh & Ryan playing in the fire.Photo: Josh & Ryan frog hunting.Photo: Blue Heron on shore.Photo: MushroomPhoto: Lorraine by camper, Fall colors 1993.Photo: Winter scenes.Photo: Winter scenes.Photo: Spring 1994.  Skidding logs up onto the wall.Photo: Spring 1994.  Skidding logs up onto the wall.Photo: Spring 1994.  Skidding logs up onto the wall.Photo: Fred working on last wall log.Photo: Spring 1994.  Skidding logs up onto the wall.Photo: Spring 1994.  Skidding logs up onto the wall.Photo: Spring 1994.  Skidding logs up onto the wall.
Bev Barkeus helping out.Photo: Ariel view with Lorraine, Brad, Dan and Tim's families, walls completed.Photo: Time for a swim.Photo: Sunning on rafts.Photo: Rainbow.Photo: Spline groove in side of window opening.Photo: Spline in place in window opening.Photo: Ken & Tia waiting to go fishingPhoto: Dan cutting groove.Photo: Fred driving splines in gable end logs.Photo: Driving 3/4" rod down through logs to tie them together.Photo: In progress.Photo: Gable ends in progress.Photo: In progress.Photo: Winter on the lake (1994-1995).Photo: Dan, John & Karl cutting the ridge pole. (1995)Photo: Dan, John & Karl cutting the ridge pole.Photo: Perfect!Photo: Gables and purlins in progress.Photo: Gables and purlins in progress.
Josh and Ryan helping.Photo: Dan setting up to cut gable logs at an angle.Photo: One side cut another to go,  Good job.Photo: Dan cutting gable end.Photo: Getting ready to set the ridge pole.Photo: Gables done and ridge pole in place.Photo: Gables done and ridge pole in place.Photo: Lorraine under the tarp.Photo: Rafters in place (this side off 1 1/2")Photo: Sheathing the roof.Photo: Dan with roofer?
Roof ready to be shingled.Photo: Cabin tarped. (Fall 1995)Photo: Camper in winter snow land.Photo: Cabin in winter snow land.Photo: Lorraine cozy in the camper.Photo: Lorraine walking down the snow covered road.Photo: Staining the outside of the cabin. 1996Photo: Ferns.Photo: Lorraine outside the cabin.Photo: More fish.Photo: Lorraine staining cabin.Photo: Blueberries.Photo: Beaver.Photo: "Good morning sweety"Photo: Fall colors.Photo: Fall colors. 1007Photo: Deer on road.Photo: Deer on road.Photo: Lily pads.Photo: Mushroom.Photo: More mushrooms.Photo: Staining soffett boards. 1998Photo: Installing soffetts.Photo: Cabin, Fall of 1998.Photo: We have our ducks in a row.Photo: Beaver work. 1999Photo: Beaver work. 1999Photo: Beaver work. 1999Photo: Grouse.Photo: ChipmunkPhoto: Dat the fisherman.Photo: Kate & Alysa the fishermen.Photo: Cabin interior staining.