Category Archives: Life In The Wild


I have been working on a new book all winter.  It is about the place I am describing on this blog.  It will be called Ginty’s Ghost.  Ginty Paul was the previous eccentric spinster who lived here.  The manuscript is now ready to send to a publisher.  I hope the book will be on the shelves by the fall of 2012.  It will be book # 10.  For the other nine, see this link.

The next job was to finish my income tax.  (I never have to pay any but I still have to go through the motions.)

So now I am free to do some carpentry work.  I’ve been stepping over a pile of lumber to go to bed all winter and I now utilized these boards.

cutting wall boards on the kitchen steps

Kitchen steps make a great sawhorse. I have used them for all my building projects both to stand on and as a work bench.

I sided the closet I made for coats last fall.  You can see how the wall boards have darkened since I put them up last spring.

a closet for coats at Ginty Creek

There is a huge amount of work to do on the house but I will have no money to buy the materials I need to finish it until I sell my mountain ecotourism business. You can see the plywood floor I am living with in the top picture.  But the house is warm and it is located in a beautiful place.