A hobbit-hole in my backyard? It may sound crazy, but I can tell you that my kids are ecstatic about it. When it is finished, it will be the coolest playhouse ever. Plus, they can enjoy the grassy hill for sledding in winter and water sliding in summer. This was all my wife's idea. She dreamt it, and now I get to be the one to bring it to reality. I'm not a construction expert; this is a total do-it-yourself job by a complete amateur. So far, though, it is turning out rather nicely, I think. Here is a step by step account of the building so far.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Underhill

Finally, the hobbit-hole has a hill over it! A fellow hobbit came over with his hobbit-sized loader and moved tons over it.  Now it really looks like a hill--albeit a bare, rocky one.  I'm going to get some local boys to come over and help me shape it, clear off the larger rocks, put topsoil over it, and lay sod. Oh yeah, and I need to set up some sprinklers somewhere in there so that I don't just grow a yellow weedpatch. 

1 comment:

Hobbit Freak said...

Yay!!! You have almost completely finished it! I am very thrilled with your accomplishment! Now you will have the timeless memory and the fruit of your labor, and us readers will have the knowledge that at least one Tolkien fan fulfilled a dream that I'm sure most of us have had. I would very much like to see the garden I'm sure that will be made around it! ;D

Glennward