A Handmade Gift for a Snowy Sunday

Hels made a snow measuring stick for Nels this Christmas. She (with her Uncle's help) used a block plane to smooth one side and scrape away the bark, then labeled it with a sharpie.

Here it is in use. It currently reads 22" which makes for great sledding.

Here goes everybody down the hill. The girls are always so very happy when Nels and I join them.

Train wreck at the bottom.

A rest in her personal snow cave.

More handmade Christmas gifts to be revealed later this week....

Lisa Anne  – (January 11, 2009 at 5:08 PM)  

OK! So I won't complain about the foot of snow we just received.
I think we'll take out toboggan out tomorrow, it is too powdery today.

kristin  – (January 11, 2009 at 6:27 PM)  

what a treasure! i look forward to when i can do wood working with my older boy, i know he will really enjoy it.

(and happy to hear your trip to NY was so memorable)

sarah  – (January 11, 2009 at 8:40 PM)  

You are so lucky to have snow. It looks like oodles of fun!

Anonymous –   – (January 12, 2009 at 10:25 PM)  

Now that is a handy gift for your neck of the woods!

We've had such a thaw that the big snow piles are almost gone. There were a few days of fun sledding because they were so icy, but now it's all mush. Hopefully we'll get more snow soon -- we want to make a snow cave too!

Angela  – (January 13, 2009 at 7:05 AM)  

I'm feeling quite green with envy, as we are still wishing for a heavy snowfall. There is nothing like a day out in the white stuff to rejuvenate the spirit!!!
I love the snow stick...how creative!

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