If you leave sticks laying around…

They will build.

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2 years ago I trimmed the bushes and saved some primo sticks for ‘building’ and they were interested for a few minutes but not really.  Last week I trimmed the same bushes again (BTW, Lilac bushes grow tall and fast if you are looking for privacy) and there were LOTS of leafy branches that I had not taken care of yet.  Apparently those 2 years, and a good dose of STEM at school, inspired Niamh and Zoe to build…

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structure created

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adding leaf walls

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It is now a cozy den

I gave no help, no instruction, I didn’t even remind them about the primo sticks that have been dwelling in the back yard – they put it all together themselves.

I suppose I have faith that in the wilderness they might not instantly die…

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