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Stiletto Television Log Home Series on Nat Geo TV

I received a telephone call this afternoon from a delightful young lady named Rebecca, who is the Casting Assistant for STILETTO Television. They are looking for people who have land and are getting ready to build a log home. She sent me the following info and I promised to pass it along. Enjoy!

Calling anyone […]

Solar Powered Pumping System

Are you in the process of building a log home?

Most of us choose a rural location for our log homes and that means electrical power can sometimes not be as reliable as it is in the more populated areas. As a result, you may be looking for an alternative solution or a back-up system. […]

Is Firewood Art?

If you’re going to stack it, stack it good!

Long time followers of this blog will recall that our family heats our log home with a woodstove. We have been doing this for the past 8-9 years and love everything about wood heat. And you know the old saying, “when you heat with firewood, […]

To Build or Not To Build...

That is the Question!

As many of you know, I am a woodworker; not by profession, but by love of the craft – it’s my hobby. It is something I enjoy immensely, but I never seem to have enough time to do as much as I would like to do. This is a problem for […]

Gastineau Log Homes

A Candid Interview with Lynn Gastineau

Lynn Gastineau is celebrating her 35th year in the log home business and she was gracious enough to give us this interview and share her thoughts on her business, the economy and some tips for people considering building a log home. Gastineau Log Homes has been unique in featuring […]

Log Home + Woodstove = Happiness

First fire in the woodstove

In my last post I talked about getting ready for winter, and one of those annual log home chores is bringing in enough firewood to last through spring. Well, my bride is now happy that I can remove that project from my ‘honey-do’ list. The weather (and other commitments) cooperated […]

Is your log home ready for winter?

Fall is in the air…

Preparing for winter is something that every homeowner does in one way or another. Even if you live in a home clad in vinyl siding, there are always things that need done to keep Mother Nature where she belongs…outside. Log homes require a tad more TLC and preparation than other […]

Is Solar on your Radar?

Solar has come a long way in the past few years…

Americans have always believed that they are leaders in the world in just about everything. However with renewable energies this is far from the truth. Germany is the world leader now in the use of solar renewable energy and the U.S. could be argued […]

Joys of Log Home Living

Does it get better than this?

This morning I was sitting at my desk, which faces a window overlooking our front yard, and movement caught my attention. And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a magnificent male deer…this 60 second video shows a buck having brunch in our yard.

Maybe I should […]

Made in the USA Log Furniture (& more)

I received a call from a fellow named Ken Bouchard yesterday and he had an interesting story to tell, so I thought I would share it with you. I’m a sap for anything that helps our military veterans. As a Vietnam veteran myself, my ears open wider anytime I hear of a worthy veteran’s cause […]