Log Home Pictures from 2018, Part 1 of 1

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This year the planned projects are to install The last railing on the front porch, the railings on the two remaining staircases, the back porch, and the loft edge; and to insulate the floor. Those are the major items left to do before the final inspection. In addition, and as a higher priority, the second phase of logging will take place as weather and conditions allow.

1/4/18 This week the weather permitted the harvesting of firewood rounds that had been bucked earlier and were lying in the woods in the sequoia grove. There was enough snow on the ground to make a nice skid trail for skidding the rounds out, and yet there wasn't so much snow that it was hard to find them and dig them out. I ended up skidding 16 of the 32 rounds that were up there. In the process, I weighed one just out of curiosity. You can see it hanging from the projecting wall log under my home-made scale and the come-along I used to hoist the round off the ground. It weighed 100 lb. You can see some of the other rounds stacked to the right.


2/6/18 We have been waiting for the ground to freeze hard to begin phase two of the logging operation. The first requirement is to get Robert's skidder up past the cabin and into the woods. In order to provide the necessary space to skid logs, the privy needs to move about 30 feet. This week I started on that project by digging four big timbers out from under the berm below the eaves over the back porch. Here you can see the notch I dug in the berm and the dirty trail made from skidding the four timbers over to the privy behind the camera.


2/7/18 Before getting started, I blasted this hornet's nest inside the privy with hornet killer. I wanted to make sure they were dead before it warmed up enough for them to get active.


2/7/18 After considerable digging, two of the timbers have been shoved under the floor of the privy with a 2x10 plank on top of each one to act as skids for the building. In this picture, the timbers have been supported by concrete blocks so that the weight of the building is off its foundation and on the skids. The privy is ready to move.


2/8/18 Here the privy has been moved about 5 feet and is making the transition from the first pair of timbers to the second pair. The diagonal rope you see in front of the privy door is temporarily holding up the end of the triangular stoop.


2/8/18 This is a view of the 5 feet of ground uncovered as a result of the move. At the lower right, you can see the come-along that pulls the 2x10 and the privy to the right along the top of the timber below them.


2/8/18 This is a view of the second set of timbers heading over to the privy's new destination just in front of those saplings.



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