Two good days of kayaking and two 'new' log cabins to add to the log cabin life list.
Up across the cow pasture, about a half a mile from the main road sat these two old cabins.
Situated on the family property of a fellow kayaker, on one of Missouri's century farms.
Fairly small at about 12' x 12', it sets on what would have been and still is a great view up into the hills and down into the valley.
The doors seem too small and it is up too far off of the ground to suggest a blacksmith shop or tool barn.
These smaller wood slats between the logs would have been used to help support the logs from sagging and to give the chinking something to hold on tow. There us still a lot of evidence of the old chinking.
Also, building used for animals would not have windows.
Although rougher built than the main house, it was a fine buildings.
In the background is a fine old out-building.
The outbuilding is in the best shape of all the buildings.
This building also had wood slats between the logs and still holds some of it's chinking.
The vertical boards attached to the out side of the logs means this building once had clapboard siding on it.
Looking across the main cabin towards the smaller building.
These notches were where the upper floor beams rested.