Castles from Dens

We had a plan to build dens today and learn how to lash a tarp securely but things took on a very different track ! Our dens evolved into fortresses and castles and so we spent an afternoon creating towers and drawbridges and even had a lowering portcullis. 

Two castles were built but there was a great deal of raiding and stealing building materials before we decided that trading was a better idea. One tarp for two logs was a good deal !

We had Lapwings using their strength to haul timber up the hill so all in all it was a success 
We now have outdoor instruments so some of us became musicians in the courts.