We just got back from a four-day trip to the north country–Michigan’s UP–where we spent some time on our little piece of heaven. We closed on this 40-acre parcel north of Marquette last fall, and hope to begin making progress towards building some sort of shelter this summer. We’ve got plans for the “big” cabin, but that might take a while (more than a season). In the meantime, we’re thinking we might build something along the lines of Thoreau’s cabin by Walden pond–something very small–about 200 square feet (maybe with a sleeping loft)–that we can use as our base camp during the construction of the main cabin. So, this last trip, we spent a bit of time scouting out a possible location for our little cabin in the woods. It was wonderful to be back on the land. I’d missed it so much since our last visit.

Here are a few pictures we snapped. I hope they are enough to sustain me until we return again in a couple weeks.