Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stuff we've done together --or-- We're building a fort, part five

After weeks of dormancy, building a fort kicked into high gear last weekend. 
Ever since the big run-in with poison ivy, the last of the yard debris sat idle, with only the occasional thought or effort being directed toward it. As spring gave way to summer new poisonous vines found their way up through the soil we'd tried so valiantly to purge. We decided to let them grow for a little while, just long enough to get adequate leafage to absorb the good hefty dose of round-up we administered.  Once our enemies were withered and dead, Scott's enthusiasm was renewed. He found a free Saturday and dedicated it to rototilling and leveling the dirt. He spread grass seed and hay (leaving a barren spot where the fort would stand) then we waited and watered. We were blessed once more with an unclaimed Saturday then exponentially blessed with a smattering of cousins and grandpas who arrived with willing helping hands.

It's not done yet, but we got quite a bit done in the one day.





5 comments:

julie said...

great video!!

Sharlene, Mom, Grammy said...

Very cool film!! How'd you do that? :) I love the progression and love all those "helpers." Is there going to be an open house when it's all done?

Troy said...

It seems that your fort reminds the YouTube of the Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House, Louisville, KY. It's the next video they suggest after yours.

pic here:
http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/lib_hist/courthouses/kentucky/louisville/louisville1932.html


video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVswDAiXnCY&feature=player_embedded#at=13

Jenica said...

looking at a pic of the finished product mom just sent me it's clear Scott drew inspiration from the imposing neo classical design of the Gene Snyder.

note to lori: clothesline between fort and back deck = picnic basket and puppy supply line.

-joelb

Jessica said...

But wait! I was so ready to see Uncle Rico throwing the football and his girlfriend arrive on her bike... Great song choice!

That fort looks awesome. I miss our fort in Oregon.