Along with our Sunflower House project this year, we are making a runner bean/gourd/morning glory/sweet pea teepee for our Strapping Young Lad. (As if the trials from last year's Sunflower House weren't enough...)
We decided to use these rockin' poles that we salvaged in the (my Dad's) woods after a storm. Strapping Young Lad was slightly puffed with pride after doing his share of dragging these out.
We lashed them together with some ever-present baling twine, worked up the good earth around it, and now have a nice structure waiting for the seeds to sprout.
Stay tuned for the inevitable failures, as well as the successes of our small endeavor for Strapping Young Lad's play-land.