Monday, January 30, 2006
The View from the Cabin
Took this shot from the cabin building site, just to give you an idea of the view we have and the concrete piers that have been poured so far. Several of those piers were paid for by funds raised by my crochet hook whittling business.
The view extends south across our little meadow and up through the foothills of Hoodoo Mountain.
When I arrived there Thursday afternoon, I heard coyotes calling. It was the first time in years I've heard coyotes up there. Eerie but musical sounds when there is no other noise but the faint rustle of the crick in the distance and the occasional pat of snow dropping from the trees.
It gets so quiet up there that once when I was out standing and gazing around, a raven flew over and I could hear the wing beats as it flew by.
Thursday I spent gathering wood for more crochet hooks, and carving as many as I could, including the traveling hook I posted below. I did this work inside our trailer. Worked at it in earnest because I knew I'd be going to my new job at Woodcraft on Monday (today) and I had orders to fill.
Friday I made 5 more and did some exploring in the beautiful sunlight after a fresh snowfall.
Here is what the parent of the traveling hook looks like in winter... and yes those are my tracks in the snow.