The cabin repairs continued last week with work on the kitchen. As we arrived there were a large number of Waxwings feeding on Mountain Ash/Rowan berries
I had purchased some wood paneling to put on the walls.
It was much more work than I had expected because some of the wood needed to be planed and shaped with a knife
Here are some before and after pictures
and one extra of the new kitchen
When I have more money we will replace the ceiling so I cannot complete the work just now.
I have made a new, rather primitive looking knife, which I will be using next week when working with Reindeer in the mountains (I’m not so worried if it gets lost or damaged).
The two pieces of horn I used form the perfect shape to fit into my hand
The sheath I have made enables the knife to be withdrawn easily with one hand and it holds a firesteel in the front
The sheath also proved useful for holding my pencil while working on the kitchen
I have also now purchased a chainsaw from the local petrol station at a very good price and while at the cabin we collected some Birch nearby, which had been damaged by a snowplough during the winter
We carried the wood the trailer
and it was not long before we had a load to take back to the cabin, cut up and split
Hopefully my next post will be about working with Reindeer….