The mornings were cool enough to warrant a fire.
Moms job was to tend to the fire.
This frog and one other.
Inside I have been finishing up chinking on the top logs. . .
I got a lot done over the three day weekend plus one more evening out there.
This past Saturday morning, with wife and daughter not home yet, I got to spend the morning on a log cabin drive.
It is a classic old Missouri farm house. And although no longer lived in seems to be at least taken care of.
The roof is in good shape and the property is mowed and looked after.
This is the front.
The part of the house at the very right, with the slanting roof is log.
The center section of the house does not seem to be log.
But I do not know for sure about the west end. None of it is exposed.
The one room log section could have been the original dwelling with the house growing off of it.
I would be very surprised if the log section was added as an addition.
It is very hard to tell what its original purpose was, and may have changed many times over the years.
Usually small building like this, if they were intend for animals would not have been chinked. Boards may have covered the opening between the logs, but chinking between the logs was usually reserved for building used by people.
What is very interesting in this view is the log gables. This usually indicates a very old building or that milled boards were hard to come by.
This view show an opening near the bottom, behind the plywood were a small fireplace may have been.
This may have been used for animals, but could also have been a hired hands cabin or even a slaves cabin.
It's one of those buildings you wish you could have permission to explore, not knowing what treasures may be hidden inside.
Old time siding or ceiling material.
I kept a couple old pieces from and old cabin I took down once.
The latch on one of the doors.
Note here how the logs are only chinked up to the second floor. That means the lower part was used either for animals or as a work area for the warmer. The un-chinked upper section would have been used for a hayloft and would require better ventilation.
Note how the logs stop part way across the top of the wall. This wood be to allow the farmer to drop hay down into the hay rails below and the livestock would eat it from between those narrow rails.
I would not have spotted it in the summer, and barely did today.
I at one time had a window and has been chinked.
The logs have been hewn, but it is a very minimal, rough job which would indicate use by hired hands/slave or to be used for animals.
Once some of the summer growth goes away, it will be worth exploring again.
I knew the owner so had no worries about driving up.
He had taken a couple of old buildings and made a modern home for himself.
Just the front main section is log. . . .