Life on the Ridge
Life on the Ridge may have been peaceful, but it wasn't easy. The cabin they built was constructed from the logs of four pioneer cabins. It had to be moved to its current location on Spout Springs Road in Knifley, KY to avoid flooding. Modern conveniences were scarce when Janice first came to the Ridge, their home at the time did not have electricity or running water. Yet, the area became her sanctuary and served as inspiration for many of the details in her books.
The Giles Cabin
This wonderfully detailed sketch of Henry and Janice's home is on display at the cabin at 360 Spout Springs Road in Knifley.
How cute is this puppy?! Unsure if this was her dog, but what a great picture of the pair.
A Match Made In Heaven
Henry and Janice playing music and singing together.
The Cabin Lives On
The Giles cabin has been preserved and is maintained by the Giles Society. An annual Arts & Crafts fair is held at the cabin on the first Saturday of October. It is on the National Register of History Places.
The Giles living room features this built-in bookshelf full of Janice and Henry's books. Which book do you think was her favorite?
Rustic & Cozy
The architecture of the cabin is clearly seen in this photo. This would have been a cozy corner read a book during a Kentucky cold snap.