Building the Log Cabin
Ashe County, NC - A photo essay, as remembered, by Jack Lynch
7/1971 That is me, eleven years old, standing in the frame space for the front door.
Chimney Building - we hauled native rock and hoisted it up to the stoneworkers - the chimney bottom
and inside fireplace were laid by a master stonemason - we did the rest of the rise of chimney ourselves.
We mixed 'mud', cement mix with lime and water, just in time for the chimney builders and rock hoisters -
a few tense moments as the mud dried on the builders and the rest were worn by their work - but at least we had
the shade compared to the masons.
View from the historic orchard, full of apples like Virginia Beauties, StaymanWinesap, Horse and May apple, various pippins.