A Dream Came True
I’d always wanted to live in a little log cabin under the pines! After raising my kids in a townhouse, that dream finally came true. Built in 1924, it had been owned by one of the first schoolteachers in our community. We had years of fun, family, friends and memory-making in that cabin.
Until the wildfire, that is. In 2013, my cabin home burned to the ground along with the homes of 500 other families.
This website and blog articles is my way of reliving the memories of the brief time we lived in that cabin. I hope you’ll enjoy my stories of cabin life, outdoors adventures, critters and humorous perspectives on life.
Warmly, Laura Lollar (aka The Cabin Mama)
Are you a Cabin Mama too?
Cabin life is an experience so many of us have in common. Whether you grew up in a cabin, adopted one when you got older or joined a family with a cabin, you know what I mean when I say that cabins have a unique charm that can bring something special into our lives. You’ll know you’re a Cabin Mama too if you…
- love the woods
- enjoy wood smoke and campfire smells on your clothes
- wear worn out baggy shirts and well worn jeans
- have a love/hate relationship with squirrels
- feel at home with knotty pine
- use pine cone fire starters
- love seeing tidy stacks of firewood
- drive a hard bargain for firewood
- can clean a fish without flinching
- cook over an open fire
- love the smell of bacon and hash
- collect old wool army blankets
- have used kerosene lamps in place of electricity
- love wildflower bouquets and wild strawberries
- enjoy card games
- frequently engage in sing-a-longs
- savor coffee on the deck/porch
- still own Dad/Mom’s hunting rifle and trophy deer
- trade plants with neighbors
- host hunting parties and camp reunions
- collect old hats and coats people left behind
- have and still use an outhouse
- pump water by hand at the well
- still enjoy the iris and daffodils Gramma left behind
- can skip makeup altogether
- dance when nobody’s watching
- love the history of the place
We’re all Cabin Mama’s at heart! I wish for you many years of loving and living and making memories in your charming abode.
Laura Lollar, The Cabin Mama