A New Tour of the Zeiger Homestead Cabin (2016)

By , December 8, 2016

We cleaned the cabin pretty thoroughly to prepare for Christmas decorating, and for a friend’s visit. So, in the days before either, we took a moment to take up-to-date photos of our living areas.

I’ve wanted to create a new version of the original post: A Tour of the Zeiger Homestead Cabin for some time now. I tried to match the old one with similar shots.

The doorway, battery bank, and dining area (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

The doorway, battery bank, and dining area (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Dining area/living room from the doorway (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Dining area/living room from the doorway (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

 

The "library," looking back toward the sewing "room" (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

The “library,” looking back toward the sewing “room” (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

You can see the “new” water heater and plumbing, different from 2010 (see Danger and Opportunity). I miss the comfy little window nook we had before, but the treadle sewing machine needs pride of place, and has certainly earned its keep (see Sewing Machine “Re-tread”).

The shower room/music room (I know, I know! Space is tight!) (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

The sewing room/shower room/music room/winery (I know, I know! Space is tight!) (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

 

The kitchen from the living room (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

The kitchen from the living room (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

 

The master bedroom (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

The master bedroom (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

Little has changed in the bedroom, other than adding a night stand on the right side, so this is the same photo as 2010.

And there you have it! It saddens me that our dear, sweet cat, Lissa, isn’t in these new photos. Spice was here somewhere, but didn’t get into the new shots.

Maybe we’ll update these again in another six years?

2 Responses to “A New Tour of the Zeiger Homestead Cabin (2016)”

  1. LInn Hartman says:

    Pretty quilt – my wife and her sister are quilters. – we need a story on how you got that old upright piano to your place that had to be a fun day- must have taken everything you learned in Sunday school to keep the air from turning blue – The last time I moved one was the last time – enjoy

  2. Mark Zeiger says:

    Linn, the piano came with the place. There is quite a story of how it got moved here and installed–or should I say, “stories” as there are several different versions. It’s a funny collection of contradictions, but we don’t quite feel like it’s our story to tell, other than the brief overview in the essay, Our Cabin Comes Complete with . . . a Piano. One of these days, I’ll sit down with the man who built this place. Among the many, many questions I’ll ask will be his point-of-view on the story.

    Thankfully, while we don’t play much, we have friends who do (see Food, Friends, and Music). One part of the story that didn’t make it into that essay: after Bill had finished, he thought a moment, then recalled the evening he and a group of friends, including George Winston and Philip Aaberg, sat around a camp fire somewhere in the Sierras and decided on a term for the kind of music they were all experimenting with. They settled on “New Age,” a term Bill said he never liked much.

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