Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Snow Tunnel

The street department thoughtfully piled a large amount of snow in front of our house after the recent snowstorms. We decided to construct a short snow tunnel through part of the pile. It took us around a half an hour to dig out the tunnel. I ended up doing most of the digging work though the kids did help quite a bit with clearing. This was their first experience crawling through a snow tunnel, and it was worth all the work. Judging from their excitement and enthusiasm there will be more tunnels in the future!




Are you familiar with Wisconsin author Michael Perry? He's written several bestselling books including Population 485 and Truck: A Love Story. He also builds snow tunnels! Watch him dig one while also providing insightful narration in this WPT "In Wisconsin" video.

Watch Michael Perry: Snow Tunnel on PBS. See more from In Wisconsin.



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7 comments:

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

Oh, I love snow tunnels. I still remember my dad building a snow cave with me after a big storm one year. We even made a mailbox!

Lori said...

Cool! I remember making those when I was a kid....I think my kids may have tried once or twice too...

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I want a snow tunnel! If it keeps snowing today, we might even stand a chance - now if I can only figure out how to get the kids to do the digging :)

Lorie said...

I can't believe how much snow you have. Not that I'm jealous, but those are great pictures!

Creative and Curious Kids! said...

My husband loves to build igloos with the girls. We just make sure that we are out with them when they play for safety.