We’re going to do something a little different for the November Project. I want to name the November Project, “Get a Kid Involved in Bushcraft”. Rather than have some projects to vote on, I want us to work on this one project. I want us to build a miniature log cabin scene or home/farm scene. This can be just a simple little log cabin to a whole village complete with several buildings, fences, barns, or whatever else would be on a farm or village. It can be embellished with little trees, bushes, grass, anything made of natural material. You can use any material as long as it comes from nature such as weed stems, tree limbs, cattail stems or any other plant material. Now, here is where kids come in. This would be an excellent project to introduce kids to Bushcraft. I am giving you extra time on the November Project so you can start collecting your materials. Take your kids with you and start collecting material. If you take kids out collecting that are not related to you, it is a good idea to take another adult with you. We call this two deep leadership in the Boy Scouts. Let the kids help collect the materials and let the kids help build your log scene. (or work on the project by yourself if you want to) If you have kids, get them out of the house and start collecting. If you don’t have kids, ask a neighbor if you can get their kids involved. If you are a grandmother or, in my case, an old white haired grandpa, get your grandkids involved and so on. Above all keep the kids safe! Make sure kids don’t use sharp tools unsupervised. Be aware that many kids have nut allergies, pollen allergies, and other allergies that can hurt them so consider this ahead of time. My oldest grandson, for example, has bad allergies to nuts so I have to be carful where I take him. I have to carry an EpiPen and know how to use it. It would be a good idea to carry a first aid kit with you. Also, keep kids out of poison ivy or other poisonous plants. It would be a good time to point out what these plants look like so they can identify them themselves and stay out of them. In other words, make sure you know ahead of time what a kids medical needs are and be prepared to deal with them. Once again, above all, keep kids safe. Use your imagination and have fun! I am working on a log cabin now to give you an example. As I make progress on it, I will take pictures to show what can be done. I’m using goldenrod (Solidago sp.) stems so far on mine. For glue, I am using Tacky Glue and Shoe Goo. The shoe goo works very well but you have to work fast because it sets up very quick. Here’s my log cabin so far.