It won't be long before we'll see the 1825 log house taking shape. John built a tall crane out of cypress to assist in lifting the logs. Now that it's in place, the house should go up quickly----if----"Mother Nature" will cooperate. Jeff (see Pickin', Singin' and Shootin') returned today to help with the house-raising, but "Betsy", John's 1947 Farmall tractor, had other ideas. She said it was way too cold and windy for her to start work today! She's a warm weather girl. . .
Not wanting to waste the day, John and Jeff decided to put cypress siding on the storage shed in back of the log house. Here they are, braving the cold. . .
Looks old, doesn't it? Obviously, there's more work to do, but now it's better protected from the winter weather.
For more history on the log house, go to widner-magers.org, link below.