First I convinced the twins to climb one of the big trees. They needed a boost to get up but, once they were up there, they were little monkeys. Ian did almost fall out once but a piece of wire embedded in one of the big branches saved his butt.
|About 15 feet up in one of the big live oaks|
|Tiger felt the need to show them how it SHOULD be done|
|Aislyn wanted me to point out that she is hugging the tree|
|30 feet of dead oak tree|
|Ian got to try first|
|Apricot Jelly Fungus|
|Tons of potato bugs|
|The big one is for the kids|
|The smaller one is for Mommy and Daddy|
|Oops, they broke it|
Mike also moved the other concrete ring that we found on the property up into the garden area to use as another fire ring. I can use it to burn fallen branches and add the wood ash to the garden.
After construction was done the kids got to go for rides in the small trailer that Daddy bought to pull behind the tractor. They all got turns but I didn't get pictures of the twins.
Later, after a break for dinner, we went back out to hang out around the fire and roast some marshmallows. The dogs weren't sure exactly what we were doing but they were more than happy to run around and get some cuddles.
|We think it used to be an animal feeding trough but it makes a great fire ring|
|Gabe always makes sure he has a blanket for tractor rides|
|"I love you Mama, please scratch my ears"|
|Bruno sees an ember and thinks it's the "red dot"|
|Aww, so sweet|
|Dancing around the fire pit|
|I can just see them thinking "silly humans"|