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08-22-2019 04:34 PM
Cressrb Aw Doc, no that is my most remarkable husband. We just celebrated this month 55 yrs together. He just looks pretty rough after wrestling lumber all day with only me as help. He really can dress it up nicely.
08-22-2019 07:40 AM
TNfisher What a gorgeous view! To walk out side every morning and watch the sun rise with scenery like that...heaven!
08-22-2019 07:35 AM
ECIN I’m speechless ! Just unbelievable beauty ! I can’t imagine living there and waking up every morning or going to bed and seeing that view . That is a place I could live year round !

Btw Bonnie , the picture of the porch , Is that your dad working on it ? Can’t wait to see the finished product !

Thanks for posting up the pictures !

Doc
08-22-2019 07:07 AM
LadyDi
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Originally Posted by Cressrb View Post
Back at the cabin 2019. Not a lot done except weed whacking our way thru 4 ' weeds, or so we thought until a local that lives near and came by to say 'Hello' said casually, 'Yeah, that is sweet clover there that the pioneers planted and plowed under to add nitrogen to the soil, and this is 'Pigweed' or bloodroot, you can eat it as it is full of vitamins, and this is Wild Dill and he preceded to show us how you dig up the root and eat it. It tastes like radish, but gets sweeter if you let it dry. And this he said, is 'Chinese lettuce or Opium lettuce. Great for joint pain, headaches and myriad of other uses. He went on and this is Wild Chicory. If you need a treat in pick on of the flowers and eat like candy. Here is Timothy grass which rabbits and horses love, and then Orchard grass to keep erosion from happening.
I was in awe and tried writing everything down. My daughter quickly drew pictures with descriptions. It gave me much more respect for those 'weeds'!

Jada ruined our trip somewhat. She disappeared down the slope and did not come when called and that was strange as she is usually the first one to make appearance at a whistle for she wants a 'Treat'.
I was starting to get worried, when I could barely see her coming with head held high as if carrying something. Oh yeah, it wasn't a rabbit as I first thought, but a 'Skunk'! My first experience with that and I could not remember what I was suppose to do. She would not let go of her prize and every time she started to drop it at our command, the other dogs would converge on her prize and she would quickly pick it up and run with it. It was mayhem city. Finally got it and txt my daughter to look up a remedy for the stink. She said, hydrogen peroxide, dish soap and vinegar. The only thing I had was Dawn soap so I smeared it all over her and doused her with glacier well water. At that point I didn't care if she froze for a bit. It helped a bit. Then I saw I had a bottle of listerine that I keep for bug bites, and I poured the whole thing over her. It really did help. She was in so much disgrace.

We have started the deck - pic for you Doc...and hope to put deck planks on the deck frame this weekend.

The Tetons were particularly beautiful - sending photo and of course the sunset up there are always our reward after a hard day, so had to include one of those.

Some have ask how it was going, so I decided to give an update. If we ever get this accomplished, I will have an open house with my DT friend and Dobers invited.
Absolutely beautiful! Man on man what a party that will be...........loved the story of the neighbor educating you on the worth of your weeds. Oh to be that earth wise! When I was younger wanted to work for the forestry department.........should have done that!!! Office work and cubicles pay the bills of which I am thankful.....BUT ......boy oh boy to view this frequently is only a dream for me..........you both have worked very hard and deserve this beauty.............enjoy ! And thanks again for sharing these things with us ....did you ever decide on which stove/heat you were going to install.....I think that is where you left off on last years shopping list...........
08-22-2019 04:00 AM
modm
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Thx Modm. I wonder which product it is? A lot came thru and most for urine type odors? Jada was stinkless enough to ride home and then I bathed her with something I had not used before called,
Triclosan Deodorizing Shampoo. It did work and she has only a slight smell now when wet. Thx for the link.
Glad she is back to her normal self

Here is the link I believe is the product - https://www.amazon.com/Mary-Ellen-Pr...gateway&sr=8-1

Tough on Odors
Gentle on Living Creatures
Works on Contact
Non-toxic Formula
Biodegradable

And says it is gentle on living creatures
08-21-2019 05:59 PM
Cressrb Thx Modm. I wonder which product it is? A lot came thru and most for urine type odors? Jada was stinkless enough to ride home and then I bathed her with something I had not used before called,
Triclosan Deodorizing Shampoo. It did work and she has only a slight smell now when wet. Thx for the link.
08-21-2019 05:50 PM
modm
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Originally Posted by Cressrb View Post
Back at the cabin 2019. Not a lot done except weed whacking our way thru 4 ' weeds, or so we thought until a local that lives near and came by to say 'Hello' said casually, 'Yeah, that is sweet clover there that the pioneers planted and plowed under to add nitrogen to the soil, and this is 'Pigweed' or bloodroot, you can eat it as it is full of vitamins, and this is Wild Dill and he preceded to show us how you dig up the root and eat it. It tastes like radish, but gets sweeter if you let it dry. And this he said, is 'Chinese lettuce or Opium lettuce. Great for joint pain, headaches and myriad of other uses. He went on and this is Wild Chicory. If you need a treat in pick on of the flowers and eat like candy. Here is Timothy grass which rabbits and horses love, and then Orchard grass to keep erosion from happening.
I was in awe and tried writing everything down. My daughter quickly drew pictures with descriptions. It gave me much more respect for those 'weeds'!

Jada ruined our trip somewhat. She disappeared down the slope and did not come when called and that was strange as she is usually the first one to make appearance at a whistle for she wants a 'Treat'.
I was starting to get worried, when I could barely see her coming with head held high as if carrying something. Oh yeah, it wasn't a rabbit as I first thought, but a 'Skunk'! My first experience with that and I could not remember what I was suppose to do. She would not let go of her prize and every time she started to drop it at our command, the other dogs would converge on her prize and she would quickly pick it up and run with it. It was mayhem city. Finally got it and txt my daughter to look up a remedy for the stink. She said, hydrogen peroxide, dish soap and vinegar. The only thing I had was Dawn soap so I smeared it all over her and doused her with glacier well water. At that point I didn't care if she froze for a bit. It helped a bit. Then I saw I had a bottle of listerine that I keep for bug bites, and I poured the whole thing over her. It really did help. She was in so much disgrace.

We have started the deck - pic for you Doc...and hope to put deck planks on the deck frame this weekend.

The Tetons were particularly beautiful - sending photo and of course the sunset up there are always our reward after a hard day, so had to include one of those.

Some have ask how it was going, so I decided to give an update. If we ever get this accomplished, I will have an open house with my DT friend and Dobers invited.
Beaumont67 had listed a cure for skunk smell on another thread -
Quote:
We found an amazing product, to combat the skunk smell - link is from Canada, just be aware.
https://www.amazon.ca/Mary-Ellen-Pro...gateway&sr=8-2

^^ AtmosKlear is also great for sewer backup & basement flood damage / used car flippers, use it to remove cig. smell in interiors.
I tried the link and didn't seem to work - maybe this one https://www.amazon.com/s?k=atmosklea...l_4xhgr2p0e8_e

So if still remains after the listerine maybe that will work

Wow amazing cabin and view!
08-21-2019 05:09 PM
Cressrb Back at the cabin 2019. Not a lot done except weed whacking our way thru 4 ' weeds, or so we thought until a local that lives near and came by to say 'Hello' said casually, 'Yeah, that is sweet clover there that the pioneers planted and plowed under to add nitrogen to the soil, and this is 'Pigweed' or bloodroot, you can eat it as it is full of vitamins, and this is Wild Dill and he preceded to show us how you dig up the root and eat it. It tastes like radish, but gets sweeter if you let it dry. And this he said, is 'Chinese lettuce or Opium lettuce. Great for joint pain, headaches and myriad of other uses. He went on and this is Wild Chicory. If you need a treat in pick on of the flowers and eat like candy. Here is Timothy grass which rabbits and horses love, and then Orchard grass to keep erosion from happening.
I was in awe and tried writing everything down. My daughter quickly drew pictures with descriptions. It gave me much more respect for those 'weeds'!

Jada ruined our trip somewhat. She disappeared down the slope and did not come when called and that was strange as she is usually the first one to make appearance at a whistle for she wants a 'Treat'.
I was starting to get worried, when I could barely see her coming with head held high as if carrying something. Oh yeah, it wasn't a rabbit as I first thought, but a 'Skunk'! My first experience with that and I could not remember what I was suppose to do. She would not let go of her prize and every time she started to drop it at our command, the other dogs would converge on her prize and she would quickly pick it up and run with it. It was mayhem city. Finally got it and txt my daughter to look up a remedy for the stink. She said, hydrogen peroxide, dish soap and vinegar. The only thing I had was Dawn soap so I smeared it all over her and doused her with glacier well water. At that point I didn't care if she froze for a bit. It helped a bit. Then I saw I had a bottle of listerine that I keep for bug bites, and I poured the whole thing over her. It really did help. She was in so much disgrace.

We have started the deck - pic for you Doc...and hope to put deck planks on the deck frame this weekend.

The Tetons were particularly beautiful - sending photo and of course the sunset up there are always our reward after a hard day, so had to include one of those.

Some have ask how it was going, so I decided to give an update. If we ever get this accomplished, I will have an open house with my DT friend and Dobers invited.
11-02-2018 01:51 PM
Cressrb Ah Doc, I don't feel that way at all. I was just trying to be funny. I think even my kids and grandkids are a little dubious as to what we are doing. We/they have it so easy, I was hoping they could come see
what is is like to work for just living, ha.
Actually, hope to make it a very welcoming place to friends and family.
Lady Di ~ I will never take this for granted and realize this blessing came from God and hope to give back through it.
11-02-2018 01:07 PM
LadyDi You are so lucky to have such a beautiful place .......those pictures of everything ...especially the mountains are breath taking......nice work....
11-02-2018 01:02 PM
ECIN
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Doc, I figure this way I won't get much company and no one will ask to stay in our cabin, lol.
Yep - That should do the trick - lol BTW - after reading that - I can't find my hammer
11-02-2018 11:53 AM
Cressrb Doc, I figure this way I won't get much company and no one will ask to stay in our cabin, lol.
11-02-2018 11:52 AM
Cressrb Thx, Dobebug, that will give me something else to look into.
Yes, we get a break this winter. No city to plow the roads. You would have to snowshoe in (which we did about 5 yrs ago).
If it is possible to give a blessing to a house, I did so before leaving last week. Like, 'Hang in there, stay together and I'll see you coming Spring'
11-02-2018 11:43 AM
ECIN Cressrb -- I watch a show on Dish -- called Living off the grid - its the HGTV channel -- I think - you can goggle it up and watch full episodes if you want - You may get some ideas off that .

No in door plumbing ???? Wow -- And people say I'm not right - lmao
11-02-2018 11:38 AM
dobebug Hey Cressrb,

Through the wall pipes for wood stove/ranges is still a common solution and you might want to look into the solutions that are used on larger live aboard boats (and even some smaller ones).

In the past woven asbestos was used to prevent exhaust vent heat loss--but for (geeze--I think it's been around for almost 50 years now) the same sort of application these days a heavy woven fiberglass wrap material is being used.

Works well and creates pretty good insulation but easier to work with than brick or stone.

Are you going to get a break this winter while the cabin is snowed in?

Pet all the pooches for me too...
11-02-2018 10:32 AM
Cressrb Re: heat for the cabin. I am still in a quandry over that. I have all winter to search that one. I don't want a fireplace. Other than ambiance, it really offers no heat. We won't spend much time there in the winter.
I want a cook/heating stove. So far, found one made by the Amish that looks good, but quite expensive. I am on cabin forums all the time, reading info. pros and cons. Would like the chimney to not go thru the house
into the loft, etc, if possible. If I can find the right stove, then out thru the wall? and of course would have to cover the pipe with stone or brick or would lose heat that way.
Remember, we are off grid. No electricity available even if we wanted it. We plan on roughing it. It is stretching our minds for sure. I don't want a septic or outdoor toilet. Looking at the SunMar composting toilet.
I have been up against the county for going this way and after months back and forth was able to get my permit - that was last fall. What a fight that was. I realize this wouldn't be a desirable way to go for
most, but I am looking forward to the challenge.
11-02-2018 08:58 AM
Cressrb Doc, he makes me nervous all the time. You should have seen him climb this ladder!
11-02-2018 06:50 AM
ECIN Creesrb - How our you going to heat the cabin ? I don't see any chimney ??

BTW - I have a ladder just like the one you 2 have -- tell your husband to straighten up that ladder some - it's to flat for me and he's making me nervous ! My hair is already gray - no need of him making it white - lol

Great looking place !

Doc
11-01-2018 07:03 PM
Cressrb Oh goodness, Doc - thx for a good lol, again....
Here is what we did, put a wrap on the gable. Filled the soffits with insulation batts and whatever they call the cover my husband is putting on that you see on the ladder.
We just didn't make the front deck, just couldn't do it. But all the logs are stained and topcoated. We even got the fascia stained and what a job that was.
The deck will be the first thing come Spring - promise, lol. But, did you notice? The shingles are on?
We would go back this weekend, but it is getting cold and snow is expected.
You are more than welcome anytime to come help
11-01-2018 06:54 PM
ECIN Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! X's 5 !! What pretty country Creesrb !

Picture 1 - is that you and your hubby ?

Picture 2 - Ken would move there !


Picture 3 - I know I would live there



Now my friend - You didn't think you would get off that easy -- right - lmao


OK - Love the continuous pour on the basement - the only way to go !

Where in the holly -- Heck is the porch ???? I can't believe you guys and gals left it with out finishing the porch !!!!!!!! AND not finishing out the eve's ?

I guess I will have to pull my hammer out of retirement and go out there next week and finish the dang thing !

You 2 would never cut it working for my dad ! lmao

Really Creesrb -- Beautiful place !!!

Give the pack a good ear rub and a tail head rub !

Doc
11-01-2018 05:11 PM
Cressrb Said goodbye to the cabin untiil next Spring. Couple pic's - still so much to do when we return next year. We were actually able to lock our doors which was a satisfying feeling. Mountains covered with snow and the setting sun gave it a rosy glow.
10-13-2018 07:50 PM
ECIN Ecin - after you reminding me what 'could' happen

Cressrb - that's what were all on here for - help and support - lol
10-13-2018 12:49 PM
melbrod But, but, but.....what happens to the kitties??

Anyway, at least Kiri wasn't stapled together. Capri ended up with train tracks down her stomach.
10-13-2018 12:28 PM
Cressrb Ecin - after you reminding me what 'could' happen, I sent my poor husband back alone to do that door. Took him three days, but it looks good.
We are going back up next week and staying four days to try and wrap it up for winter.
You will be happy to know the roof shingles are on!
We are going to try and put a top coat on the west wall stain where the weather tends to beat everything up. Temps should be in the 60's! The Tetons are covered now with snow so it tells me it is
all downhill now until deep snow.
I will get pictures next week.
BTW, how is Ali these days??
Kiri is back to normal. The ER vet did a horrible job stitching her tummy.
10-13-2018 11:45 AM
ECIN So what is the deal Cressrb ???????????? NO cabin report after you and the Mr. sent the weekend together ?? Did you get that door hung ?

Ali said hi with lots of licks

Doc
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