Wecome to Dragonwood Chronicles

Tucked away deep in the woods at the southern edge of the Tug Hill region of New York. Dragonwood is our off-grid sanctuary. Six acres of pond and gardens bordered by forest on three sides.

The project began in 1995, when after a long search, Debe and I purchased the property from a local logger. To date we have built a cabin, a bridge, out house, two sheds in addition to expansive gardens and stone work. We have a generator, propane lights, refrigerator and grill, a wood stove and modest solar system. A dug well and small stream suitable for watering gardens and other needs and a nearby spring for drinking water.

The Dragonwood Chronicles will serve to document the project with photographs and notes. Future projects will include additions to the cabin, a root cellar and a studio building.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Chainsaw Carvings

Ok, so this is basically a shameless plug for our son, Kevin II also known as KII. He has a carving studio on Mud Mill Rd. in Brewerton, NY just north of Syracuse. He does a variety of subject matter, although the bears are the most popular. He also does signs and mailbox posts, as well as benches, tables and totems. I will be helping him this summer and in return he will be helping me with a couple of large stone projects. Anyone interested in a carving may contact me at kabbott765@gmailcom or if you are in Central New York his studio is open most days during the summer.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Off The Grid

Off The Grid
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