As I said over a month ago we discovered this year that there was a terrible problem developing with the river next to our cabin. We had such a ferocious spring run off that the river restructured itself and tossed around, willy nilly, huge trunks of trees and boulders. It even created an island that never used to be there. The worst of it to us is that it has increasingly gotten closer to our cabin and shrunk the space that we claimed as our own between the 2 (even though that part is public but no one could do anything with it). If it kept up at this pace we would have had the river right next to our cabin. Moving things around would have been a joke by ourselves. Our neighbors were having the same problem. So we all went in together and hired a heavy duty backhoe driver to move everything back to where it was before and shore up the banks with rocks.
Saturday Chris and I drove up to see what had been done. I'll tell you it was money well spent. This guy did a fabulous job and I've taken pictures to prove it. In the pics you can see the large pond that is down the path. It's so cold up there that the pond has started to freeze over. Chris tried to tease me and put his foot on the ice. I wish I had had the camera on him when his leg punched through the ice into the freezing water. Thank goodness he was on the shore. I kept telling him I didn't want to have to go in and get him!