The turtle and the strawberry were two of the first Swedish words we learned. We made them the title of our blog because they signify how esoteric and incomplete our knowledge of Sweden is. We are going there to live for a year and we have no idea what to expect.
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Stick hus (stick house)
One weekend, not so long ago in our quarantine, we were set to have a boring day. It was going to involve sitting on the couch until 1, going outside, and then being lazy for the rest of the evening.
For something new and exciting, though, we were going to go look at herons, instead of going to the rope swing. We were going to watch birds sit, stand, and maybe, if we were lucky, fly.
But luckily, somebody had an idea on what to do. And since I am the person who had the idea, I get to write the blog post.
What we did instead was make a stick house in the woods, which seems to be a Swedish national pastime, and make a stop motion video out of it. It was a fun, interesting, and more importantly, different activity, which livened up our weekend.
Our stop motion video:
Example stick houses all around in the woods (these things are everywhere):
Some are a bit messy in construction
And here are a few photos of our effort, starting with setting up the camera for the stop motion film:
Elizabeth brought her knife and carved "welcome" in the mantel log