Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cabin

I mentioned my farm buddy's cabin in a couple of past posts so I thought I post a few pictures. Back in high school we had an old school bus converted into a hunting camp. About three years after we got out of high school we decided we needed to upgrade our facilities. The original cabin was 20' X 20' with a front porch. The pine logs were cut on a neighboring farm. We'd spend Thursday and Friday nights in the barn notching the logs with a chainsaw and haul them back to the site and assemble on Saturdays. Over the years we've added on until we have the cabin you see in the pics.



The first two pics were taken in late October when we had some good leaf color.


No, this isn't a group of bank robbers plotting their next heist. It's some of the hunting crew and neighbors that came back for the Sunday cook out.

Wrong again. This isn't a Christmas tree it's a hunting tree. We like to cut a Cedar tree and put in the cabin for the great Cedar smell.

This pic was from last January after one of our big snows last winter.




13 comments:

Farmchick said...

Fantastic! I could totally live in that cabin. Nice that you guys have a place to be. My husband and son have a great group of guys that they hunt with as well.

Rachel said...

So cool!

texwisgirl said...

Wow that's a beautiful place! I'm so impressed that you guys built it yourselves! Really wonderful! I agree with Farmchick. I could so live there!

Verde Farm said...

Oh Joe, this is so beautiful! What a special place to have. Come on now, admit it, you all decorate that cedar tree with fish bobbers and manly things? All us girls love that you have that tree :)
Amy

Liesl said...

That is so comfy and neat! I could also live there....looks like us girls might interfere with your haven in the woods! Love the idea that guys might even prefer a better smelling Xmas tree!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

What a beautiful place you have there Joe. The frozen lake and the soft lights inside really make it perfect! Oh, and good idea with the cedar tree.(:

Camera Trap Codger said...

What a great place. Congratulations on the woodcraft.

heyBJK said...

Beautiful cabin, Joe, and great pictures! I love the winter shot!

I know somebody who uses an old bus as a hunt camp complete with wood burning stove and bunk beds.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Stephanie & Dustin said...

You definitely have the quintessential hunting cabin. What a great place, Joe!

Nancy said...

You guys should go into interior decorating -- looks like something out of a Cabela's catalog with all that cool manly stuff on the walls.

Do you ever rent it out? I know a few people (me) who would love to spend some time there. ;) Happy Thanksgiving Joe! Love the photos.

kmurray said...

What a great place to get away and do some hunting!

CheesySciFi said...

What an awesome cabin! Joe, in a post about a month ago, you wrote about your annual hike to Lairds Knob. I didn't know that there were such great views from the summit.

How did you get there? I've hiked up to Grubbs Knob a couple of times, and once I followed the faint trail beyond the summit for a while. There seemed to be a point between Grubbs and Lairds where the trail petered out. I hope that I'm wrong about this, and that I just missed the trail.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Joe said...

Thanks all. We've had a lot of great times at the cabin over the years.

Amy - Decorating the tree any more than with the lights might be pushing the edge a little bit with the hunting crew :). lol.

Nancy - No, my buddy has never rented it out. It stays pretty busy with family and friends.

CheesySciFi - We use the access road that goes to the top that is used to service the radio and telephone towers on top most years. It's all on private property and we get permission from the owner every year to hike across his property. There's no clear trail from Grubbs to Lairds. Mostly just a faint game trail.