Building the Little Godspeed

Father and Son

In the fall of 2010, I asked Simon if he’d like to help me build a skiff.  He said sure!  I’ll never forget the day I drove to Columbia to pick up a trailer full of juniper.  I unloaded the lumber in my shop and stacked it on furring strips so it could dry for a couple weeks.  When I picked Simon up from school (2nd grade), I told him that I had the lumber to build the skiff.  He said “can we paint the skiff this afternoon?!”  And so it went…