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What is Darlene Up To Now? - Livin' the Good Life

May. 14th, 2010

11:41 am - What is Darlene Up To Now?

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ladder swing 001

Yes, I'm making a rope ladder. I need more exciting things for kids to do outside when they come over. This has been a challenging project for me and lots of fun! I still have to put the last three rungs on.... which will require another ladder. I plan to finish it today. There's something so enticing about seeing a rope ladder disappear up into a tree. Brings out the "kid" in me. I want more of this kind of thing in our yard!

Another much simpler project is this "tree walk". I didn't have two trees close together, so I had to improvise. It's great for balance. It involves learning to walk on a "tightrope" while holding on to a rope above you. It takes a bunch of practise to get it down, and I look forward to seeing kids try.
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I have some other ideas percolating which I'll share later!

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From:ext_120870
Date:May 17th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
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My grandchildren would LOVE both of those. Especially Elora!
You are going to be all set. Something tells me that once the grandchildren start coming, you will have many!
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From:lestermom
Date:May 18th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Jill! You are so encouraging!
Some very windy weather has driven me inside temporarily, but I plan to get back outside as soon as possible and do some general yard cleanup. I have a few more plans to make the yard even more kid-friendly.
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