Along the Shore
How to Get Started
My husband and I recently purchased our first home after years of living in an old apartment. Buying a home was anxiety-producing and overwhelming at times, but incredibly rewarding.
We had no idea where to start. We asked parents and friends for advice, but still struggled
Nipigon—Gas and electric bills keep rising, as well as the frustration of consumers dependent on these public utility companies. It has led many people to seriously contemplate going off the grid. The idea of being able to harness
Kaministiquia—Back in the day, some homesteaders in rural areas of Northern Ontario and Minnesota built homes of hand hewn logs. The motivation was, for the most part, practical: a warm dry place to call home—not
Grand Marais—Anyone who dreams of living in a log cabin in the woods should appreciate the work of Mike and Laurie Senty. They have been designing and constructing log homes in Cook County since 1981. Mike’s extensive experience
It began in a sugar maple grove along the North Shore with a knife, an axe and a saw. I was trying to wrest my living from this northern landscape, and in spite of my inexperience, I could see that wood would be central to the endeavor. I needed to build a cabin to shelter me through the long winter.
Although snow still blankets the ground, the sun’s rays are intensifying just enough to give the impression of warmth, if not the reality—that’s all it takes for black-capped chickadees to get spring fever. Go outside and you can hear the amorous songs of male chickadees.