Who are we and why follow our blog?

Welcome to our Buckland Farm Log Cabin blog. We are Catherine and Chris. Together we have three kids (two sons, one daughter) and a trio of dogs (a beautiful golden retriever and guardian of our daughter, a yorkshire terrier that thinks she’s a rottweiler whom we...
A short, but stunning walk right on our doorstep

A short, but stunning walk right on our doorstep

I was looking at the ordinance survey map and spotted a public footpath right on our doorstep that I’ve never done. So the sun was out, the kids and dogs needed to blow off some steam, so off we went. I love to walk in a loop, rather than turn around to walk back the...
Paint our cabins

Paint our cabins

As work begins on cabin number three while we wait for the windows to arrive for cabin one and two, we took the opportunity to paint the outside of the two cabins with preservative to protect the wood from the elements. We are using Osmo, which is a natural oil-based...
Otterhead Lakes walk

Otterhead Lakes walk

There is something a little mysterious about Otterhead Lakes. The lakes once formed part of seven ornamental lakes belonging to a large 19th century house. The house no longer stands, and of the seven ornamental lakes, only two survive and are now maintained by...
Cabins our growing

Cabins our growing

Just sharing a few photos of cabin number one taking shape. Nearly time for the roof Looking more like a lovely log cabin home Kids sat on the veranda – ideal for an alfresco breakfast, lunch and supper! May look like it is nearing completion, but once the roof if...