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.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

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