While I enjoyed cutting the joinery on the raw wood, the actual raising of the frame proved to be my favorite part of the cabin build! It moved very quickly and the progress was highly visual.
All of the holes were pre-drilled and the joints were held together with oak dowels. The entire frame would stand without a single screw or nail.
For some reason the weather could tell when we were out working and would consistently rain! We used a big tarp to keep as much water off the deck as possible.
It was neat to see the floor joists laid in place!
Tradition says that upon the completion of a frame raising you should affix a sprig of the same wood type to the peak. I don't have much white pine on my land but I was able to find a small piece to complete the historical tradition.