|Rustic cabin exterior|
Work continues on the exterior of the newly remodeled 3 bedroom Rustic cabin at the Painted Pony Resort. Work has centered on the exterior of the cabin and low rock wall dividers were built to create a "front yard" to define the front of the cabin. Crusher fines were then laid down to provide a smooth walking surface within this area. All the rock was hauled from around the property and comes from earlier inhabitants previous work. The majority of rock was from a single room in the hamlet across the riverbed and additional rock was hauled from an early homestead on the property. There is no shortage of rock in the alluvial San Simon valley and native rock was used frequently for buildings and walls in the area. A drive into Portal or Rodeo and rock walls and buildings are easily found indicating that native rock has a long history of use as a local building material. Cattle excluding walk through gates are planned in the fence lines allowing those staying in the cabin easy walking access to the main estate for family reunions, weddings, or other events when the cabin is in use.