First preparation steps of the renovation were to remove 2 large spruce trees and a clump of 6 cedars to accommodate the 14 foot addition and a new septic system. Luckily Hugh, and more importantly, our farm neighbour Cathy are very experienced in tree cutting.
The 2 very tall scraggly spruces were down by the time I showed up after picking raspberries and here's what I found. The first tree, closer to the water fell towards the back of the lot just as expected. The second one, which had a split trunk up nearer the top didn't work out quite as planned.
No problem for Lumber Jack and Lumber Jill!
Since our renovation project quickly evolved into more of a rebuild project which will take the existing cottage down to the foundation, this wasn't a problem!
Here's just the start of a brush pile.
We are very happy with this acquisition!
First 2 photos are from early May when we visited the property on the day that our purchase offer was finalized. This was the first time we actually saw the water since the lake was still frozen on our previous visits.
Our farm neighbour Cathy and Hugh on our first visit after the closing date.
Mark, Meg and their dog Molly on Father's Day. This was just before Molly unintentionally slid into the water off the end of the dock! She is not a natural swimmer.
Bogie Project Blog
This blog is dedicated to the loving memory of Glen Brownlee (d. June 19, 2018), a master of cottage projects, who was so looking forward to following our first cottage project, which is underway on Calabogie Lake, ON
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Kitchen and Much More
Odds and Ends
Windows and Doors
Great Progress Inside & Out
Septic System & Grading
Lumber Jack & Lumber Jill
By the Water
Calabogie Lake Project