Panorama of Graphite Lake centre facing west

This is the view panning 180 deg. from south to north (left to right) from our dock. Another view from out in the lake looking back to the shore.

We're camping in the woods on the shores of Graphite Lake. We're keeping ourselves busy building stuff. We built a dock in July 2002. Then in the middle of September of aught two we went up and built a storage box in the woods to stow everything in for the winter ('cause there was no way it was all coming home in the hatch-back). Then in summer 2003 we started our cottage. In summer 2004 we extended our little 8x12 room to be 8x20. During the summer of 2005 we didn't get up to the cottage much because we were pretty busy with a new baby. (see home page.) During the summer of 2006, Megs designed an 8x10 deck down by the water and went up with Addy to build it. I went along on a subsequent weekend to help with the stairs and railings.
In April of 2007 we're building the rest of our cottage. Here's what my floor plans looked like. During 2008 we added a summer kitchen and Megs started building a set of stairs down the hill to the water. In 2009 she finished them.

In the summer of 2011, Megs built us a wood-fired stone oven and in 2013 I built a roof over it. We've had our Thanksgiving turkey roasted in it each year since then.

Graphite Lake; camping and cottaging on Pine Ridge: 2002, 2003 & 2004, 2005, 2006 , 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Forty dollars of lawn sale fun!


Look, we finally finished the stairs down to the lake!

Here is an overview of the cottage construction from its start in 2003 up to 2011. I'll fill it out more sometime.

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