Puff Kitty, boss of the house and "paws of death" to flying rodents. He's grown a lot since this picture was taken.
Building a Bigger Hermitage; The Hermit is standing in the opening for a large sliding glass door that will open into the great room. The hearth and wood stove will be about eight feet back from the door. Directly behind The hermit is the kitchen/dining area of the great room. The great room will be open up to the roof rafters some 25 feet up at the peak. To either side will be bedrooms below and loft bedrooms above. Since this picture was taken, supporting beams and floor joists for the second story have been put in place, and floorboards on one side. Note the nice tamarack woods directly behind the house!
Edited to add: I thought something else was missing in these pictures: THE SIDING! We now have grooved plywood siding! How could I forget that?
first harvest; many tomatoes ago