Heather has lived on a Canadian Gulf Island for most of her life, but when she was ten or so she lived on a farm in Southern Ontario and that experience is fictionalized in the Patti Stories. However, many of Patti's experiences are a blend of that setting and of raising her own family of three girls in a rural setting on Saltspring Island. These stories draw on the realities of both places and it is this that gives Heather's writing that extra ring of truth.
Heather has been a teacher, a CUSO volunteer in South America, and has sailed the Pacific in a wooden schooner. She has two BA s from the University of Victoria, in English and Psychology and in Creative Writing. She has also published poetry and magazine articles.
She is presently writing an adult novel set on the West Coast.
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Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
|The school project model log cabin uses horizontal logs |
which are notched to fit at the corners
|The vertical posts are cut to length and the|
vertical slots or mortices are cut with a chain saw
|Each filler log that fits between the|
posts have a tenon cut on the ends
|Once the logs are have their ends tenoned they can be lifted up and |
slid down the slots in the upright posts.
Notice the temporary bracing that holds the posts vertical.
|Once the walls are completed the roof frame is built.|
The top logs for the walls and the ridge pole
and then the rafters are raised and pined and nailed in place.