Friday, April 23, 2010

Fort Triforce

Not long ago Papaw scored a fabulous deal on cement blocks at the Re-Store. He brought home pallets and pallets of them for future building projects here on the farm.

It didn't take long until Kellen realized that he could remove the middle blocks and create a small shelter. With a little adult encouragement, the small one pallet shelter quickly turned into a fort; Fort Triforce.

Here are a few views of the fort:

Notice the shelving inside the fort. Those are the "swords" on it. The bows are hanging under the shelf. The taller weapons in the corner are spears. Oh, and that satellite dish? That, of course, is a shield.  Also stockpiled within the fort is water, snacks, a change of clothes, and tools padlocked into a plastic storage container.

To the older boys, Kellen and Miles, this fort is all fort. It is a stage for their battles and they have plans for outposts in the woods. To the younger children, this is a perfect playhouse. A place to take their stuffed animals and blankets. Let's just say that Fort Triforce has already withstood many a battle. In the end, it remains a fort, and the younger children are learning to be respectful of the time and effort that has gone into planing and stocking the fort. Fort Triforce stands tall.


  1. I remember when I was a child my uncle had a stack of cement blocks that we would play with all the time. Such grand adventures we had!

  2. lol i used to help my stepbrothers build forts when we were kids. After Id help them build the forts, they would make me leave cause i was a girl and couldn't play. after awhile i got smart and quit helping them build. thats a cool fort there!! looks like a lot of fun

  3. I'm laughing out loud. You can certianly tell a lot care and thought has been put into this fort! It's even got seating! ;D I love it! MY kids wished that had something so cool to play in!

  4. Nice blog you got here... Just droppin' by to say hi!