Category Archives: The Lodge

Shepherd’s Place – Still Here!

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly a year since we’ve posted anything on The Shepherd’s Place blog. But here we are a year later, still working hard with Lighthouse Trails and still working on The Shepherd’s Place, … Continue reading

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Volunteer Brings Beautiful Flowers to the Shepherd’s Place

We were blessed to have Stacey from Texas come out and volunteer for several days. While she was here, she took me to a local nursery and bought a lot of flowers for the Shepherd’s Place. She also helped us … Continue reading

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A Big Milestone – We’ve Passed the Rough-In Electrical Inspection!

PART 1: I haven’t posted anything on this blog since November. I don’t know where the winter went, but by the looks of fast-melting snow and the sound of Canadian geese returning to the north, we are heading into spring. … Continue reading

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The Wood Furnace is Up and Running – Rough in Electric Nearly Done

Dave is rounding the corner in getting the rough in electric done. It’s been a huge job to do, but in a few weeks, he expects to be done.

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New Photos of Recent Progress

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NW MONTANA FOREST FIRE NEAR THE SHEPHERD’S PLACE IS OUT!

We wanted to let you know that the forest fire that was threatening our area has been officially extinguished, and all federal firefighters and commanders left by Saturday morning. We attended the last community fire meeting Friday night and were … Continue reading

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Slip-On Tank, Staining, the Fire, and Gathering Clouds

Our slip-on tank brought by my nephew Jason from Oregon has arrived. We put it in a spot that is right in between both buildings. You can see the 500-gallon water tank behind it in the trees, which will be … Continue reading

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Staining the Lodge

 

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Siding on Lodge Going Up

 

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Deck Ledger Board Installed on Lodge Building

This week, our local carpenter attached the ledger board onto the lodge. The ledger board is what will hold up the deck, which we hope to do next spring. The board had to go up now though in preparation for … Continue reading

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Update on Happenings at The Shepherd’s Place

No pictures of the land on this post but wanted to give an update on how things are going. 1. We have been doing clean up on the grounds: removing several pick up loads of branches and also remaining unusable … Continue reading

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Electrical at Lodge Beginning and Logs for Deck Taken to Mill

This week Dave has begun installing the electrical wiring at the lodge. We had a volunteer here for a week who helped us prepare for this job and who also helped us get our greenhouse up. Tomorrow after work we … Continue reading

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Cathedral Window Are In!

  By the way, our author Ray Yungen volunteered yesterday to come out and help. He will be coming in July. Good time to come if anyone wants to spend time with him.

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Lodge Windows Will Finally Go In

Good news. Next Tuesday, March 3rd (Lord willing), we are going to put in the cathedral windows at the lodge. We are renting the lift that will allow Dave and a helper to safely install them. Will also put in … Continue reading

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The Wood/Propane Furnace System is Installed!

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Plumbing and Windows – Progress!!

 

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We Are Dried In!!

I am happy to report that the roof tar paper is on! We also sealed all the windows and doors with plastic so technically we are dried in!! This weekend, while the men were putting the tar paper on the … Continue reading

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Roof Sheeting and Roofing Going Up

Well after over a week of very little happening on the site because of extreme weather, the roof sheeting has been now been installed thanks to two great fellows from Kalispell, and the roofing material (tar paper and shingles) are … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Place Lodge is Beginning to Take Shape

                     

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The Trusses at Shepherd’s Place Are UP!!

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