After spending most of the afternoon with the Royuks, we decided that it was important to check out the fort. The other Sommerers were not in town, so we recruited some Royuks. Lauren, Beth, Tara, Tim and (other) Anna came over to our house and we walked to the fort.
It was a good walk. We crossed each of the three foot bridges along the way. I suspect that might be mandatory if you’re going to actually find the fort. When we got there, things looked pretty bad.
In fact, it might have been worse than when we originally found it. It might not have been though. It’s hard to remember. At any rate, it was the worse it’s been in years. Luckily, most of the sticks were still there. They were just much closer to the ground. The good news is that it had definitely seen some use. There were some plastic bottles and other assorted trash inside.
After we had everything on the inside moved to the outside we started on the reconstruction.
As always, the roof was the hardest. Mostly because Lauren worries that it will collapse on some poor woodland animal (or maybe a wood nymph, it’s hard to say what she’s thinking some times).
After we had the roof reinforced to Lauren’s specification, it was getting late. While we put finishing touches on it, Anna climbed some trees and Tim pushed some over. Tara was especially proud of all that we had done. I hope she comes back and adds more bits to it.