Preparation for Puckerbrush 16
With the upcoming Puckerbrush Primitive Festival coming up soon (July 23-24), members have begun working on the laavu, which is a traditional shelter used by the Sami people of northern Scandinavia. The shelter will be used as a hands on demonstration of primitive construction techniques, and as a venue for instruction during the event.
Work began with the gathering of materials and preparation of the site. First Donna cut some spruce trees on her land for poles. Then using Tim’s truck and with Steve’s help, we moved them to the club grounds. A week or so later, we all met at the club and were joined by Stim for a bark spudding party, after which we stacked the poles to keep them off the ground. Next step will be the beginning of making a structure. Stay tuned!