Cam had drawn up plans for a tree fort shortly after moving here but I didn’t actually think it would happen quite so fast. I suppose it hasn’t because only the floor has been put up. We still need the walls, roof, porch railing and staircase. That will have to wait until next days off though.
This fort will be 8 feet wide and 7 feet long with a 2 foot porch on the front and ship ladder up the side. It’s high enough off the ground that you can walk underneath without ducking. The fort will be private and hidden in the trees but we’ll still be able to see it from the house.
I missed getting a picture of all the neighbourhood kids helping hand up the shiplap and trying their hand at hammering nails but that’s okay because I happened to be busy on the phone with our new learning consultant for next year with Wondertree Self Design. I’m practically giddy that she’s taking us on because she was in my top three choices and the only one with a space left.
This picture is taken from the back door of our house. We’ll be doing a bit more pruning of the trees once the building comes together.
I spent the time, trying to clean up an enormous yard waste midden. Someone’s idea of a fort to be surrounded by it all. I’m pretty sure the previous owners wouldn’t have done this because they were an older couple but it’s right behind our house so I wonder who’s it is? I took most of it apart but it’s obviously years old and used not that long ago.
Check out this blue fungus I found: