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Shelter Building and Porcupine Spotting


Today in our Vermont homeschool program, we began building the side walls for the shelter! We spent the rest of the morning on a wander to find saplings for the walls, that took us to some new unexplored land.  One of the highlights of this journey was the sighting of a porcupine in a tree!

After eating lunch around the fire on our new stump seats, we began work on the walls, pounding stakes into the ground, in order to weave our saplings horizontally through them. The next phase will be to apply a mixture of soil, water, sand, and clay onto to this lattice work, which will dry and give us some permanent walls. Stay tuned!

—Kevin Bose and Josh Wood