This is a view of the southeast corner of the cabin, about a foot off the ground. Some critter has been gnawing on it and the southwest corner. I’m not sure why. The other corners of the cabin are unmolested, as are the four posts that hold up the porch roof.
The damage is minimal, and with so much that goes “wrong” out at Roundrock, there’s not much I can do but shrug it off. I can’t be there constantly to chase them off, whatever critters they are. And they’re not causing any structural problems that need to be stopped. In fact, they took a few chews out of the corner when the cabin was new then left it alone for several years. Now I see some fresh gnawing, but it looks unenthusiastic. I suppose if it ever became a serious problem I would simply replace the two boards the comprise this corner. Or I could just sand it a little smoother and then stain the cabin, which I really need to get around to doing (but there’s so much running that needs to get done).
The bluish area on the left in the photo is the concrete floor of the porch. The bluish area on the right is part of the foundation and some of the gravel that surrounds the cabin. I’m not sure why my camera does this. I am clearly not a photographer.