Mr. Intellectual has been working for a couple of months on building himself a canoe. He flattened some sheets of roofing iron and riveted them together in the proper shape, then built seats and finished the edges. He completed the job one Saturday evening, so the next afternoon, after we had church here, everyone walked down to the river to watch him try out his creation.
The canoe started leaking immediately at every rivet.
Dumping out the water was a task which had to be done frequently.
It was also rather tipsy—and the water was cold!
Little Miss and her friends played safely on the bank!
Esther noticed this wood pigeon in a tree.
Simon soon gave up on the canoe and ran home for the boys’ half barrels. The children all had a lot of fun with them and the canoe. Despite the cold water, they played in it for an hour or so!
<p>This was the view up the river from where we were enjoying the day. It was such a lovely, sunny afternoon! We’re enjoying the beginning of spring.</p> <p><img title="1-IMG_4809" style="border-top:0;border-right:0;background-image:none;border-bottom:0;float:none;padding-top:0;padding-left:0;margin:0 auto;border-left:0;display:block;padding-right:0;" border="0" alt="1-IMG_4809" src="https://lotsofhelpers.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1-img_4809.jpg" width="644" height="484">