I've been reading quite a bit of Eric Sloane's work about the tools, buildings and lifestyle of historical New England. I came across this illustration in one of the books and decided that it was time to make something.
So the Boy and I decided to make a small winter sledge (or sled, sleigh or scoot, whatever your dialect) for the tractor or horse. To that end, we slapped some boards on a pair of road-shopping skis, strapped them together with a few other boards, put a chain on the front and called it good!
Step 5: (no photo) watch bored horse go trotting, then cantering, off without you but still attached to said contraption and bewildered, albeit deliriously happy, six year-old son.