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Today I rolled some big cut logs that never got chopped and put them by my garden. My little ones LOVE the challengs of climbing and jumping from thing to thing, and these big logs seemed like the perfect, free, natural thing for them to play on. As they get more nimble, I can easily scoot the logs further apart. As it is, my kids had a BLAST. My son would jump from big log to big log and then to the ground, hopping like a from from "lilly pad" to "lily pad." My daughter loved walking in circles from log to log and then holding my hand and jumping down. I was amazed at how quickly she became more and more nimble, making less errors and needing less help!

Climbing up and climbing down!


See that herb spiral just feet from the logs? It's a perfect place for a snack!


Of course, all this jumping and agility made them hungry, but their "diner" is just a few feet away! They love munching on sage, chives, and dandelions from my Herbal Hugel Spiral of Randomness

Mmm, dandelions!


Fisting the deliciousness into her mouth♥


This isn't the only place to get a snack. It's just a short walk to the keyhole garden. It may be early spring, but there's still sorrel, walking onions, dandelions and kale to munch on!

Munching on some sorrel. After he ate his snack, he proceeded to tell me everything he ate: sorrel, dandelions and kale. I love that at the age of four, he knows the names of all these plants!


She might not know the names, but at 1.5, she knows what's "om-y-nom-y." Here she is plucking some kale!


With their little tanks full of healthy greens, it's back to playing, this time to climb up the pallet climber that my husband made a few years back. Gotta love pallets!

 
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I love this part!:

Nicole Alderman wrote:I was amazed at how quickly she became more and more nimble, making less errors and needing less help!

 
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This looks like lots of fun for little ones.
Did the pallet climber come that way or was it modified from the original pallets?
 
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We just stuck two pallets together with some L brackets. Let me see if I have a picture....

The children have hidden the camera. I'll try to post pictures once I find it!
 
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This is awesome! who needs to pay big $ for home playgrounds eh?
 
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Exactly! They were out there playing on the logs again today--it's still one of their favorite things to play on!

Oh! And here's the pictures of the pallet climber than Jenna asked for.
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We put a piece of pallet wood on both sides to act as a support and to hold them together
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We also put L-brackets on the top, as an extra measure of stability.
 
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