April 23, 2008

Creating our Fairy Land

We have a tiny strip of 'Forest' on the West end of our property. To us it is just a tree line, but to our kids ,it is a Magical Fairy Land.

As a child in the suburbs we had a wonderful park across the street called a Partici-park. It was pretty much a trail in some woods with a ravine and some activities every 50 meters or so. It was great. We spent hours in there creating forts and hiding from life. That is until life became a little more 'creepy' and dangerous. It is probably a good thing they finally cut back on all the foliage and put up a row of homes. If I were living there today, I would not allow my kids to lurk in that forest. Catch my drift?

Anyway I digress. I am just glad we can have a SAFE Magical forest to explore here in the country. (Coyotes yes, creepy people no)

Last year I began carving out a small path so they could weave in and out of Fairy land, and duck into secret caves made of old grapevines. Actually I think Fairy Land is as much for me and it is for them :)
Anyway, this year I wanted it finished before all the leaves began to appear. So...I called in the Calvary. Calvary being my handy husband that is.

So...here he is with a dump trailer and a Back-hoe. Seriously.

I suppose the benefit of living on a farm is that equipment is handy when I come up with projects for my husband. I just need to be aware that my husband loves the chance to fix things and use machinery, so I need to be prepared for him to go overboard be thorough with the task given.



Here he is clearing the entire forest my forest path. Oh I just realized this is a bad picture. There really are more trees. I just snapped the pic when he was next to a gap.


Ummmmm....have I mentioned how much I love to see him working machinery???

And here is a new picture of the happiest baby on earth. Not related in any way to the forest, but who cares. My goodness he is happy.

2 comments:

ValleyGirl said...

And he'll be that much happier when HE can run around in Fairy Land!! (of course, he'll probably want to call it something a little more manly....)

We've got a windbreak around our yard, too, and in a few spots, there are willow trees whose branches lean all the way down to the ground ~ creating neat little hideaways that our girls love to play in. Country life is awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Boy Aly, that kid is SO cute. :)
K