The sauna's east and north walls stood and nailed together.
Afternoon view across the hocoka.
A quick thaw on March 12 led to the draw running wild with water like a river.
The next day a blizzard blew in.
And then two days later: a blue blue sky.
Anne helped install Dad's new third-anniversary windsock this year.
Finally have windows installed in the porch.
Late afternoon snow shadows.
A northwesterly wind.
Corey and Dan in front of the sauna.
Tongue and groove cedar in the sauna, starting with the north wall.
Anne and Don.
Spring late afternoon.
Joni, Ellen, Wayne and Jordan (R-L).
This turtle apparently came up near the house to lay her eggs.
Installed a new screen door into the porch from the patio.
Jordan and I watched this tornado for nearly an hour.
Later that afternoon we inspected a prairie fire that was started by lightning.
Linda, Virginia, Mom and Dicksy (R-L).
An amazing circular storm cloud formation.
Planning the new fire pit and patio at the center of the hocoka.
This ferocious cloud produced a short violent hail storm.
Lots of hail stones, some of them large.
Preparing for the fire pit and patio.
Leveling the sand.
Carolyne, Jodi, Taylor, Andrea, Pam and Lynn (R-L) preparing to re-bury the quilt Andrea and Francie sewed.
Andrea placing the first shovelfuls on her quilt.
Reflecting on the burial process and the Wounded Knee Massacre exhibit.
Taylor, Lynn, Pam, Jodi, Carolyne, Andrea, Peri and Jordan (R-L).
Jordan measuring the girth of an old cottonwood tree along Bear In The Lodge Creek: 22'-2".
Kara, David, Eric, Jordan and Peri (R-L).
The fire pit is in place, and the layout of the patio pavers began.
Botany students and faculty in the natural library.
Students, faculty and staff associated with Oglala Lakota College course.
Grace and Mark.
The patio pavers are almost all installed.
Kathleen and Ken.
A frog on the walkway.
The project is finally completed.
Lacy, Janet and Peri (R-L) spent a few days working on CAIRNS projects.
A video crew came to work, but an impending storm postponed the job until another day.
The screen windows and door made working in the porch comfortable and bug-free.
Another amazing circular cloud formation.
Some participants in a LL&I seminar that got rained out, came to Wingsprings for a day.
A new entry door between the porch and house. What a huge improvement.
Also a new screen door
Here is the view from the porch.
Installed a new deeper pipe connected to the south drain in the hocoka.
The trailer makes it easy to get the riding mower up to the gate.
This started as a impulse project, then grew to be a huge job of shaping up the shoulder of the road.
Dan planting four new perennials.
A view from the drone, looking west across Wingsprings.
Randal, Daisy, Jenny, Dwayne and Rayan (R-L).
Early November view from the picnic area toward Wingsprings.
Another wonderful Wingsprings sunset.
Imagining the sauna site aligned with the Butte on the distant horizon.
View of the space below the lower deck.
The same view with the new doors installed. Another huge improvement.
Placing railroad ties for the sauna footings.
The four railroad tie footers installed and leveled.
Using the bobcat to carry the sauna out of the garage and place it on the footings.
Cousin Glenn making sure the sauna doesn't fall over.
At the end of the day, the roof ridge and some rafters are in place.
The roof is built and the west window is installed.
The sauna door is installed.
Its cold, and we are nailing on the siding.
The film crew that got chased out by a storm, returned to do their work.
The sauna's tile floor is cut and ready for grout.
It is early December and we are finally starting to shingle the sauna roof.
The roof is shingled and the sauna heater installed.
The first fires were to burn off all the manufacturing materials.
Dan with a heater to thaw the ground so we can excavate Andrea and Francie's quilt for another exhibit.
Smoke from the stovepipe means there is going to be a sauna.
String lights help illuminate the sauna at night.
Snowy view of the wicoti tipis.
Burning the Wounded Knee Massacre memorial sticks on New Year's Eve.
Glenn and Cheryl.
Jerry and Theresa.
The moon and Venus after sunset.
Michael from SDPB setting up to conduct an interview.
Cloudscape to the south.
Mid February and cousin Glenn is comfortable in the porch because of the windows and doors.
Landry and Lisa stopped by on their way from Rapid City to Brookings.
Geese above and deer below.
Late February sunset at the end of this sixteenth year at Wingsprings.