On the first day of rain that we've had for nearly a month here in central-eastern Kentucky, I finally have a brief moment to provide an update on our log cabin build! The walls are up and we are moving on to the roof! The walls took longer than we thought they would (as do most phases of most build projects, especially natural ones where materials are less predictable), but we are really pleased with how this process went. Personally, I am still in a pretty hard recovery mode after rolling those 37 foot pieces up. It certainly has been heavy work; the kind of work you don't want to do more than 35 hours a week and all that sounds good after a day of building is an ice cold beer and a movie.
And yet, as we approached the end of the wall raising, the next log cabin that we will build has been popping up in my mind. Who knows when, who knows where, we're open to suggestions but this has been a challenging yet rewarding process. We are certainly better ax-swingers than when we put the first log on 6 months ago.
This rainy day in early October sure does feel like one of reflection. As a permaculturalist who does not have a day job, these days are needed to stay on track, maintain direction, stay the course.
My strategy involves making list upon list, drinking cups and cups of tea (oatstraw is where it's at!) and eating raw daikon which I intuitively tried today and loved it. It sharpened my senses and focus.
We have several visitors arriving in October/November to help us raise the roof and carry out our mushroom inoculation extravaganza, happening as soon as the leaves turn. Want to get involved? Get in touch!