First weekend at the cabin
I spent Memorial Day weekend at the cabin. There’s no plumbing or electricity yet, but with a couple gallons of water and family not far away, I could camp fairly enjoyably… at least until the coolest part of the night. I had taken my Panamanian hammock-very comfortable to sleep in in Central America, but maybe not so much when it’s 50 degrees. The air got cooler and cooler and so did I. I woke up shaking I was so cold. But sleeping in the hammock helped me decide definitely to install hammock hooks. I shouldn’t need AC at night in the cabin even in the hottest part of summer if I have a fan and a hammock.
The grass was waist high on my two acres, but I found room to tuck 80 onions, some flower seeds, cherry seeds (not sure they’ll grow), paper whites, tulips, strawberries, blue berries and a raspberry in. I found out the roses on the land are wild roses, there are iris scattered here and there, gobs of honeysuckle, maybe a spirea, a bayberry, possibly gooseberries, and a mulberry tree, which was a very wonderful discovery. Mulberries were one of the things I’ve missed most about the big house I sold. Mom gave me some spurge and mint, too.
And there are tadpoles in the old foundation! I hope I can find a way to keep some frogs on the property. I don’t know of anything not beneficial about frogs-they’ll eat the mosquitoes and other bugs, don’t carry diseases that I’m aware of, and sound nice at night. What’s not to like about a frog?
The ground is wet, but it isn’t as wet as many places in the area right now, so apparently it drains well enough.
I taped out the floor plan in masking tape and rearranged it a bit in the process. Taping it out was very helpful because I could walk around and feel how it would be to live there. It feels very comfortable, very cozy.
Next trip, I hope to be able to install interior plumbing and hook it up! Then it will truly feel like home.