Our good friend Liz and her husband Zac bought some land about half an hour outside of town, and are building a house. By hand. I am 95% sure that there are no nails or screws being used, although that might not be entirely accurate.
Anyway, they had an old fashioned barn raising party a few weeks ago, and even though we weren't much help with our two little ones running around, it was still incredible to see the first beams go up.
And my ever so helpful boys...
It turns out you can make a decent sandcastle with sawdust.