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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
I feel like fencing

I feel like fencing

My day job is running a fencing business, fencing a range of different property – farmland, forest land, equestrian areas, gardens…you name it I fence it. Fencing is what I do (I also do some other stuff, but I want to talk about fencing). Part of the planning, we had...

read more
Staple Hill walk

Staple Hill walk

We are having such an amazing spring and early summer – it is just stunning. The dry weather it really a blessing as we build the cabins. But we also need to take a few moments just to soak this sun in, and no better way than to go for a walk on Staple Hill. Staple...

read more
Cabins 3 and 4 arrive!

Cabins 3 and 4 arrive!

The last few weeks have been such a rush of activity. The foundations went in, cabins 1 and 2 arrived, cabin 1 is gradually rising from the ground, we have our logo and now cabins 3 & 4 have been delivered. After weeks and months, it suddenly feels it is all...

read more
Cabin number 1 is ready for the roof

Cabin number 1 is ready for the roof

Ten days after the first few timbers were laid, we are now at roof level. We’ve chosen a metal roof that is ingeniously moulded to look like tiles. Unfortunately, some essential roof items have not yet arrived, so work on cabin number 2 will now start while cabin one...

read more

Logo-a-go-go

Building Buckland Farm Log Cabins isn’t all about the construction, it is also about the marketing, the brand – our look and feel. We’ve been working with a fab creative agency, Teapot Creative, to get our brand and website created. And it is harder than you think. I...

read more