Chanticleer is a turn-of-the-century log cabin, restored by the Mellengers (that’s us!). It was originally a seed house in Bertram, Texas, then purchased and moved to a ranch in Blanco. It was not assembled after the move to Blanco and sat for a few years. Then we bought the logs (and the original roof rafters), which had been numbered “for easy reconstruction” as they had been disassembled in Bertram. We drove off into the sunset with high hopes and ignorance.