Well, we decided to build it. First, we went into the forest behind our house and cut down a bunch of saplings of similar height. We cut off all of the branches, then lashed the top together. It is too cold to plant vines just yet, but we have a skeleton vegetation tipi!
It looks better in real life . . . oh well. Since we can't plant the vines just yet, we leaned a bunch of recently trimmed branches on the legs of the tipi. It makes it feel a little more secluded.
|Giving Dad an after-work tour.|
They cut a bunch of the tall grasses from our meadow and made a carpet for the floor. In the middle, you can see a "fire" for cooking. Not shown here are all of the mud pies they also made yesterday.
This weekend was the first warm days of the year so it will still be a while before we can plant, but I will be sure to show you this same tipi after it is covered in living vines!