Last week the family was here too, so we roasted hot dogs and made smores. Eventually we gave up on the graham crackers and just focused on the marshmallows and chocolate.
The individual above ate the majority of the bag of marshmallows. Good thing he had a lot of exercise that day.
We continue to find treasures. This is a really large metal wheel about 3' in diameter. Unfortunately I don't have anything in the picture for scale. It is very heavy and will take some work to get it propped up for another picture. When I do, I will add something for scale. Until then, it needs to dry out so we can get the mud/dirt out of it.
I have also made more piles. I asked the neighbor if he wanted some free wood. He said "Yes", so I said "Great! Bring your chain saw." He should up and cut through a large amount of dead wood and branches growing toward the road like a rabid beaver through a forest of saplings. In less than an hour, I had a stack of wood for more than two piles. The neighbor didn't want the wood. It wasn't straight enough for splitting. Apparently I need to learn more about wood quality.
After all that work, my arms were sore and didn't want to operate properly, so I took some time off and made this!
Actually the necklace took less than an hour, but the first time I tried it with supplies from Michael's it didn't work. So I ordered the proper crimp ends from Fire Mountain Gems... which is AWESOME!!! and the best place to buy things. Plus they ship super fast. The picture is a little low rez so not all the details are visible.
The instructions are here http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/diy-handmade-jewelry?click=main_sr#slide-4