"The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change."
―E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
Those are the knobby knees of my baby perched on a stump of wood.
Clearly, we are at a ritzy playground, right?
Well, if there were any doubt, check out this barrel tunnel.
Fun times, right?
Seriously fun times thanks to Nana and Pop.
They were gracious enough to bring down a bunch of wood stumps, that giant barrel, a tire and a load of sand.
Those simple (yet heavy!) ingredients make a delightful playground for the boys.
Did I mention the load of sand?
(...the next words out of my mouth were "Get your mouth off of that nasty barrel!!!"...jsyk...)
...and 2 points to whomever can guess what kind of ball this is...
We have one giant old tree with twisted beautiful limbs
(that unfortunately is covered in poison ivy, but that's a whole 'nother post for another day...)
...limbs that are big and strong and long enough to hold a rope swing...
If you would like to see her in all her icy, winter glory, you can see her HERE!
...but if you just want to see what she will hold...read on!
...and not only did Pop hang a rope swing, but he made another type of swing too...
3 points if you guess where this view is from...
2 points if you can figure it out now...
1 point for stating the obvious...
Tire swings are the cheapest of the cheap, but oh so much fun...
(Mom has even gone for a few rides...but only when no one is watching :)
By the way, if you guessed TETHERBALL, you are correct! Now, how many points did you get altogether???
(Am I the only one who used to love adding up my points on Glamour and Seventeen quizes??)
Goodbye little sandy feet. I love you.
If you liked this tutorial, then you might enjoy the BOOK!
Make your own coconut oil.
Gather your own sea salt.
Grow your own grapevines for wreaths.
Give gifts naturally grown and crafted from your backyard garden.
Each chapter focuses on a plant or groups of plants and how to grow them in your home garden. Then, gather up those natural ingredients and get crafting! From lavender wreaths and hypertufa planters to lambsear angels and pickled tomatoes, there are projects for beginners on up!