We are in a stretch of daily rain, tho generally it isn’t very heavy. This time of year it makes for moist, chilly, less than comfy working conditions. Fortunately, the cabin is sufficiently buttoned up to provide shelter from wind & rain. Tho most of the current work is outside, we can duck inside for a break. Hot tea can be made at the shed & there’s a halogen lamp for warming hands.
The surrounding land remains beautiful — even on a cloudy, rainy day — as fall colors turn to brown, more leaves fall, and corn stalks pale to yellow. Far from miserable! This morning, Jo & I made a trip to our local millers (an Amish family named Miller) to fetch pine boards & battens for the cabin’s siding. Jo coached me on how to back up with the horse trailer (also good for hauling lumber), the hang of which I am getting.
I made a second trip with old buddy Duck, who exclaimed a few times how beautiful it was to drive thru the woods, hills, and valleys; past the fields; and over ridges of the driftless.I thoroughly agree with him.
This afternoon, we began putting on a few of the siding boards. Only 120 or so to go.