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Occasionally in these posts, I talk about our cabin.  When I was a child, weekends were always spent at the cottage.  It was a special place, partly because my Dad involved me in its creation.  I still remember how proud I was to fill one of the foundation boxes with stones. It was a place where we could play in the woods and dabble in a brook.  So it is no surprise that as an adult, having a cabin get-away has always been a priority.

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a view of the lake at our cabin property

a view of the lake at our cabin property

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Our cabin today is built on a hill overlooking a lake.  Originally, the property was a field overflowing with blueberry bushes.

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our lake property in 2005

our lake property in 2005

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Today, it is a young woods, mostly of mountain birch and red maple.  We keep the paths mowed with a bush hog pulled behind our ATV.  The treed lane I once hoped for is now a reality.  I still have a few patches of blueberries and lots of blackberry bushes.

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one of our many paths through the birch and maple wood

 

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Originally, we intended to build a much bigger cottage – we even chose the plans.  But through the years the shed we built as a sort of garage has become our cabin.  It is small, only 19 feet long by 15 feet wide.  But it is big enough for my husband and I.

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building the cabin in 2010

building the cabin in 2010

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Earlier this summer, we hired a local company to finish the outside of the cabin.  We still have work to do inside, but having the exterior finished takes us a long way towards the time when our cabin will be a home away from home.

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our cabin, all the windows in and siding complete 2014

our cabin, all the windows in and siding complete, 2014

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We spent yesterday at the cabin.  We did some work on our entry gate, sat in the cabin and talked, and watched the dragonflies and blue jays.  Usually we also read, aloud, a couple of chapters of a book and have a picnic lunch. Life is fun!

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Do you have a cabin or a place to ‘get-away’?

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Copyright  2014  Jane Tims 

Written by jane tims

August 20, 2014 at 7:04 am

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  1. lovely location and scenery. The first view of the lake is almost identical to a view from our familie’s retreat in Kentucky with a view of the Ohio River with Ohio in the background. He bought the place, one acre with a very old house, in the late 40’s. I noticed several of your pencil drawings from ‘Pencil drawings of landscape’ found elsewhere. Thanks for sharing.

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    Waterboy

    August 21, 2014 at 2:47 am

    • Hi. In spite of distance, interesting the scene should be similar! Jane

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      jane tims

      August 21, 2014 at 1:52 pm

  2. Oh – I love walking with you thru the trees at your cabin – thanks for sharing a little of your sweet escape! K

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    The Course of Our Seasons

    August 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

  3. The cabin looks awesome. It is at such a beautiful and serene spot.

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    Sheryl

    August 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

  4. I think it is important to have a get-away space. We don’t and I would love to have one, even if only a gazebo somewhere in the yard away from the house. There is something healing about getting away from responsibilities and the chores that stare one down. Thanks for sharing your delightful story. How wonderful that you and your husband can enjoy this so much.

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    Carol Steel

    August 20, 2014 at 9:29 am

    • Hi. We had another cabin when my son was little, but it was very remote. We are glad to have found our lake property and it is very relaxing to go there. Jane

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      jane tims

      August 20, 2014 at 9:53 pm

  5. Your cabin is lovely, and I love the description of your day at the cabin. 🙂 I am fortunate enough that my home is now my get-away. You’re right. Life is fun. 😀

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    Robin

    August 20, 2014 at 8:24 am


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