Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Survivor Man?

Fisherman and Crockett - surviving the wild backyard

in the survival shelter

the shelter and surrounding area - you can just make out the fire pit on the left

The weather here in Texas is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! Yes, for two weeks out of the year (one in Spring and one in Fall) we have perfect weather. It's not too hot and it's not too cold, it's not too windy - it's just right! The mini-pearls took advantage of this while we were gone and spent a good portion of the weekend outside. Sunday, the entire neighborhood gang of kiddos had a "progressive play date" and enjoyed every one's backyards.
Fisherman watches a lot of outdoor television shows. He wants to be a professional fisherman when he grows-up (hence the nickname). He plans on doing this after earning a scholarship to college for fishing. Yes, there are college fishing teams, and he plans to compete on one. He is looking for sponsors if any of you are interested. Rods and reels are expensive and he could really use a nice boat. Ok,back to my story... On Sunday, Fisherman, Sweet Pea and Sport Cort decided to make a "survival" shelter/teepee on the side of our house. They gathered a collection of limbs, sticks and rocks and made shelter. They then covered it in plastic to "waterproof" the inside and insure survival in the most dangerous of situations. They decided to test said structure by putting Sport Cort inside and spraying the area with a soaking "rain" from the water hose. Needless to say, Sport Cort was cold, soaked and covered in mud that was then tracked through the house. My sweet mom had to put up with all this in my absence. She was a good sport!
The structure is still up. The mini-pearls are so proud! You never know when you might need a good survival shelter. I have included pictures, in case you want to build one of your own. The area also included a stone fire pit and a stack of extra fire wood. We are prepared!

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