S: Bill and Jackie Wilson's Cabin at Rocksprings, Texas
BC: The following people helped us build the cabin: Dan Delich and friends Mark Donahue Michael Hoffman Luke Jordy Jake McDermott Clayton Spiva Clayton Spiva, Jr. Mark and Debbie Spiva Betty and E.J. Trivette April Wilson and James Landry Paul Wilson Randy Wood
FC: Our Cabin at Rocksprings, Texas Built with a little help from our friends... Bill and Jackie Wilson
1: Laying the Foundation Summer 2008
3: Deer coming in close because of severe drought
4: ________________________________________ | Construction of the Beams and Floor Joists December 2008 - January 2009
6: Two week cabin building effort - April 2009 | End of Day 1
11: Began work on roof trusses at 3:00PM - Done by dark!
12: First meal in the cabin! | Progress so far
13: Inside Structure
17: Cabin after the 2 weeks of work!! | _____________________________________ | May - June 2009 - We finish the roof and begin putting up the weatherproof material on the sides.
19: Began putting up the siding - June, 2009
20: Plumbing and electrical go in. August, 2009
21: Siding is finally complete! November, 2009
22: Jackie and I build the porch railings. January, 2010
23: After Jackie's bone marrow transplant, we have the porch stairs made and the sheet rock done. We also begin the painting. July 2010
24: Laminate flooring in bedrooms installed. Septic tank goes in. September, 2010
25: Sunrise from the front porch | Cabinets completed, bathroom finished (to include tile floor), and a single window frame built. September - December, 2010
26: Window frames in bedrooms completed. Master bedroom furnished. Porch painted. December, 2010
27: The cedar siding is sanded and put on the walls. We stain it after it is all up. December 2010 - January 2011
29: Began work on the rocked area for the wood burning stove. Also made preparations for the laminate floor in the living room and kitchen. January - February, 2011
30: Custom burglar bars installed. March, 2011 | Laminate flooring finished.
31: Rocked area finished and cabin furnished. The inside of the cabin is now finished. September, 2011
34: Wild Boar and Moose Mounts added to the cabin. February, 2012 | Beautiful sunrise from our front porch.
35: Exploring Whispering Rock with a Jackhammer May 2003
36: __________________________________ | The Rebuilding of our Dam: 2004 - 2007
38: Miscellaneous Pictures Around the Ranch | Trailer we lived in before the cabin. | Guest Trailer | Storage/Chiller Building (eventually to be a laundry room) | Camping area
39: Fire Pit | Game Cleaning Area | Barbeque Pit (made by Jackie's Dad) | Dam at "Hog Wallow'
40: Checking the feeders and the game cameras.
41: Around the ranch... | Early view from our cabin site. | Valley Protein Feeder | Valley Corn Feeder | Valley Deer Blind | "Volunteer" Watermelon!
42: Strange dew-covered spider webs | William shooting Jake McDermott's 50 cal rifle | Snow in February, 2010
43: Heather swimming in our Pond - June, 2006 | Grandkids at the ranch | Porter, Preston, and Pierce - March, 2011
44: ___________________________________ | Zachary, Caleb, and Heather - January, 2012
45: Pierce helping to burn brush - March, 2012 | ______________________________________
46: Clearing Brush - a never-ending job!
47: "Before" and "After" Pictures
48: Animals Seen Around the Ranch | Rare land tortoise | Baby buzzard at "Buzzard Rock" | Jack rabbit | Raccoons around the cabin | Cottontail rabbit
49: Painted Buntings | _____________________________________________________________ | Porcupines | Albino porcupine!
50: Trail Cam Pictures of Deer | Broken Leg Buck
52: Trail Cam Pictures - Turkey
53: Trail Cam Pictures - Aoudad Sheep
54: Trail Cam Pictures - Elk
55: Trail Cam Pictures - Hogs
56: Trail Cam Pictures - Axis and Sika Deer
57: Trail Cam Pictures - Foxes and Bobcats | Bobcat with a rabbit
58: Hunting at the ranch | Jake McDermott with some hogs | Paul with hogs that we killed one evening | 185-lb hog taken in December, 2010