So, on Tuesday, Chris and Gary of CHAMPS Handyman Services couldn’t get into the Rattlesnake house to work on it, due to the driveway suddenly being inaccessible (thanks, giant rain storm that dropped .4 inch in 20 minutes). But, that’s OK, because we had that other project, conveniently located across the road, which is “The Cabin,” located on the Wild Hermits ranch that Lee and I co-own with our neighbors, Sara and Ralph. I’m not sure if I mentioned before that it has a main building that’s the oldest one on our property, plus two outbuildings with bedrooms in them, and a beautiful, large deck that has the best sunset views on the ranch.
We’ve been working on it for a few months, painting, cleaning, making it livable, etc. And last weekend, a large group of people got together and cut down two ancient dying trees on the place. (The link is to a video of the cabin, trees, and manly/womanly workers.) We are SO grateful for Sara’s nephews, who came with all their fancy arborist equipment to do the hard stuff, and to her sons, who got very good at the log splitter and axe!
Even after all this work, the cabin is rustic, as you can see from this fun video Chris made. I hope you enjoy our precious chickens and their weird (but functional) little chicken house.
We sure appreciate that Chris is letting us share his comments! It’s fun to see someone else’s perspective, when you’ve been in a place so long you can no longer see it with fresh eyes.
You can see that the bathroom in the cabin was in pretty bad shape. The guy who lives there now and our neighbor have worked and worked on the septic system, so that’s now good. But the shower was ancient, perfect for a hunting lodge, not perfect for a young man and his fiance.
Chris and Gary are putting in a nice new shower unit, in two pieces, and have repaired the sad walls. I know our tenant will be happy to be able to shower in his own place, at last! The bathroom is at least up to the twentieth century in standards!