Getting rained on here, but we got to work inside.
Cooper Cabin bathroom is nearly done. I finished the inside trim and paneling. The door has a knob but needs a strike plate. Took a bit of fiddling and magic with a hole saw to get the new knob to fit. It had slightly different dimensions so I had to jam wood into the existing hole so the drill bit had something to center the hole saw.
Took a while to do the paneling cuts around the exposed logs. I think it looks good, you have to get pretty close to see the gaps.
I had a good time making myself some grilled chicken. It has been in the fridge, salted and spiced waiting for a good day to grill. I was going to share it with Jen and Josiah but now... it's mine, all mine!
Lots more rain again today. I chopped and mulched for about 2 hours until I got too wet and cold.
We switched over to working in the shop. Ellie, one of the new boots, helped me start making light shades/reflectors for the classroom lights. They are being made out of scrap wood, aluminum flashing, and live edge strips. Happily, Ellie has taken on the rest of the build. Hurray Delegation!
Back up to the Cooper bathroom, I paneled and trimmed until I ran out of materials. The bedroom wall still needs a bunch of wood but we won't get back to making sawn wood until after the summer events. The bathroom is nearly in a useable state, only a few more bits to make it ready.
And now for something completely different...
Those mushrooms I've posted here before. The "Fried Chicken" or "St. George Mushroom". They fruited again so I'm trying to hone my identifying skills by finding it in my new mushroom books. So far no matches.
I did a spore print to check the color. It came out a lovely shade of pink. I'll keep looking.
The weather here finally let up, the day started with a damp mist flowing over the mountains then cleared up. It dipped down to just above freezing overnight and rose to around 70.
Nine, I, and a new boot Pierre, went on a cleaning blitz to get Cooper Cabin cleaned up and move out all the tools. We went until past lunch to get everything clean and ordered.
Lots of people are showing up now, it is great to have the extra hands helping out. I think the total before lunch is four new arrivals in the past day. Lunch is a bit crowded.
The afternoon was our last push to finish up. I helped a little at basecamp before going back to the cabin and working with Pierre to install a fan in the bathroom.
And for our piece de resistance, Willow Wonka, the beast that it is, was pushed, dragged, and willed onto a trailer and brought down to basecamp. It took two to three hours to load and chains, comealongs, ramps, and a tractor.