Friday, July 23, 2010

Mr. Cabin, your new friend's name is Little Miss Bath House

Good Friday to you friends!

The Fletchers have been busier than ever. The summer is upon us and we have been consuming mass quantities of frozen cocktails to help us manage the heat.

The Bath House is well on its way to being built at Stone Creek Haven. Dan is building it, as he did an amazingly meticulous job on the cabin. Some of its details include rough hewn logs from the property adorning its front porch, a wood burning sauna with multiple levels for lounging, and an attached shower and changing room. We all can't wait to use the sauna. Because in Montana, there is no doubt that we will use the sauna year around. Even the warmest of summer days have chilly evenings that a sauna would be just fancy!

In other news Hubby hit a tree, freakin' hard too, mountain biking last weekend. He is okay, but now not healing quite fast enought, according to him. As some of you may know we do this a bunch, and he even more. My husband is addicted to mountain biking and I am okay with this. He is taking it easy while mending, which is like keeping a cat in a bath tub full of water. When he came home after it happened, I encouraged him to go see the doctor, as he could have easily broken ribs. He assured me that it was unnecessary, he knew what a broken rib felt like, his were only REALLY BENT. Hummm, what's a wife supposed to do with this? I have been continuing with the frozen cocktail and massage treatment while hoping for a speedy recovery. I am so glad you are safe Scooter, you scare me!

Birds on a branch:
for drying wares,
more cabin sprucing.

Blueberry Pina Coladas
(cups by Ona J. Meyer
a local potter)

Pina Coladas
(garnished with cherries by Husband)

I have tomorrow off from the Farmer's Market.
My first free Saturday morning of the summer, yes!!!!
Happy Weekend!

Filling the blender with ice,

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Family Love

We road tripped to Lander, Wyo. over the Independance Day Weekend, as we have for years. I was born here. We had a splendid visit and had some much needed family time. For the first in 5 years, I was with my brothers. And boy did I cherish it.
Gram and Bisquit Sandwich
(Grandma Martha and Gram Dulcia)

Gram, Gramps, Nick and Scott

My brothers are almost 29 and
freshly 17, and they are TALLLL.
And I am short, I take after the Grams.

L to R
Aunt Noni, Me, Bryk, Martha, Yolanda,
Jef, Nick, Scott, G. Martha,
Janet and Dad.
Bella is hiding.

Dad and Janet's Home Remodel
They are quite the design duo,
the outdoor living room is their coop design.

Bella Loves Grandma's House
AND Grandma

Gram Martha and A. Noni
relaxing in the outdoor living room.
Barklay and Bella joining them.
(Barklay left us today, as
he was riddled with cancer, bummer)

The Family 4-10 single shotgun and Nick.
I shot my first bird with this gun.
We have a family ritual, 3 years and going,
details not to be discussed here.

Jef and Yolanda
(sister-in-law w/ bro)

Have I mentioned this sensational
outdoor living room?
It is the cat's meow,
and that's good.

Happy summer day to you all,
Kristin Lee McRae Fletcher de Montana

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The 7,345th Reason I Love The Cabin

And the reasons keep coming. Summer is finally upon us in Bozeman, thankfully. We had a wicked spring. With a full time job and two farmers' markets currently saturating my schedule, it is more important than ever to spend quality time with my husband. Here is where the cabin has been our savior. We sneak out of town with bike gear, a duffle bag of extra clothes, food, water, drinks, the dog and we are cabinbound. It doesn't even matter if the weather is crappy, we can wait out the storm during a nap in our cozy haven. Below are photos from 3 different trips to the cabin.

Bella Dillon Fletcher


This BBQ sauce rules!

A fog upon us.

False Lily of the Valley y la fedora.

Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Cabin sprucing.
vintage scroll mirror,

broiler for holding wood,
a cool star vintage trivet,

and vintage iceskates.

The Shanktowns and Fletchers
(they are really the Shanklands,
but I changed their name)

The Lowrys in the hammock.

More Arrowleaf Balsam Root
and Larkspur.

Jess and I

Tired dogs,
Bella and Eletra

Have a swell day!!!!