A rainy morning kept us in the workshop, tinkering away on the pigeon's nest and tree/elevated straw bale platform house. After adding plywood scraps to 3 walls and synthetic tarpaper to the roof, it was time to hoist the house up into it's nook.
When we saw the rain break, we took our chance and went on a morning adventure to collect natural treasures for the tree house. After abandoning our socks and shoes on the side of the trail, we walked a marshy path out onto a beautiful little islet with a towering white pine at its center.
There was an idea to build a remote control boat out of some sticks and some forgotten screws that were found in someone's pocket. Although the boat was very cool and tinker-y, we talked about the drawbacks of leaving the screws in this kind of natural environment, and a "wood only" version was set adrift.
A leech pet was discovered! which had legs! Which had legs? Which had eggs! Hmmm....which had babies? Which was set free, which had members hitch a ride back to the warehouse, which was doused with salt.
The rest of the drizzly afternoon was spent toggling between building, blowing bubbles and riding bikes. A treasure map was chalked onto the side of the tree-house and a a set of shelves for natural treasures was screwed onto one of the interior walls. A slide was contributed by the two Warehouse Jacks and plans were hatched for a watermelon-box ship on caster wheels; which got about 2/3s of the way completed!
See you tomorrow for our last Hurrah!