The day after we got home from Pittsburgh they filled the house with flowers again.
I went to look for the latest issue of Taproot Magazine and found it on her desk, covered in the materials of a creative mind. This girl is always making something (and usually something tiny). She enjoys Taproot as much as I do!
Here is our “wattle” house in progress — made from poplar tree trimmings, grape vines, and bittersweet vines. Jeffrey dug holes for the poplar trunks and sunk them in the ground about a foot deep. Then we all worked together to weave branches and vines in and out between the poplars, adding more as we are inspired. Our “haus” (as Wallace calls it) has become the perfect place for reading, playing, and popcorn eating!
We’re still debating about how to finish it off. Should we bend the tips of the poplars so that they meet at the top or leave the house open to the sky?