|Dragging logs to the building site.|
|My dad, working with the pulleys.|
|Pulling a log into place with our pulley system.|
|Myself, drilling holes for re-bar.|
|Getting ready to drive re-bar.|
My boys pitched in and helped pin logs, and provided the farm boy power we needed to help heft the heavy pine logs into place. Eben worked in high places, while Ethan preferred jobs that allowed his feet to firmly touch the ground.
|Eben, helping to secure a log.|
|Ethan, clearing some trees, and brush.|
Log by log, and layer by layer the log walls have grown. I kept insisting after each layer that we needed another, until now I have a three story house! Originally, I planned for a cathedral ceiling, but life has changed since then, and we have added three more people to our little family of three. The third story will make a great place for the two oldest boys, and they are quite excited about it.
After getting all of the logs into place, and secured, we needed to turn our attention to the ridge pole that would be placed high at the peak of the roof, atop two, twenty-four foot beams. How would we manage to hoist it up there? More planning needed to be done to figure this one out before we attempted to put this into action......