One by one, the logs of the 16x24 foot structure were removed, labeled, and stacked for delivery to our pioneer homestead.
Hewn foundation rocks were procured from Ryan's grandpa near the Olney area, as our “cabin fever” grew.
With the logs and rocks safely delivered, the reconstruction process was ready to begin. After the hewn rocks were put in position, it was time to replace the bottom course of logs that had deteriorated over time.
Wanting to keep with the spirit of a pioneer, armed with two-man crosscut saws, axes, broad axes and hatchets, the men set to work. At length, mighty trees fell and were drug to the homestead.
We have now beguin placing the old 1800's logs atop our newly hewn ones and then the roof, porch and hearth can come next. By summer’s end our “cabin fever” should be cured . . . or will it just be beginning?