Thursday 4 February 2021

Walking Sticks

 The other day we found a bit of time to make some easy walking sticks with the children. 

We just made them out of some willow, so they won't last long, but good enough for the children to play with. It also meant my eldest could try her new drawer knife out on the shave horse! 

They all got to have a go, although I did sit with my youngest. 

They then carved their initials into the sticks so they could tell them apart. 

A lovely way to spend a few hours with each other. 

The sticks have been much loved over the last few weeks since they made them - taken on every walk, a few lightsabre battles and sword fights. Child hood is more fun with sticks to play with! 


  1. In my childhood a stick was everything you needed it to be.

  2. the world would be a much better place if there were more people raising children the way you do.

  3. I agree wholeheartedly with what Joyce says. Your children are so rich without even realizing it. You and your wife are doing a mighty job together.
    Cheers, Karen.

  4. I was wondering if you have shown the kids,how to carve patterns into the bark on branches and then smoke themor singe them over a fire, before peeling the rest of the bark off,leaving a pattern in the white wood ?
    Enjoyed doing that when I was a child.

  5. I totally agree for a great childhood you need sticks, mud pies, cabins and the great outdoors!


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