My dad and I started building an elevated blind on our farm last weekend. We wanted something big enough so my two oldest boys (7 and almost 6) could hunt with both of us. The platform is about 7 feet above the ground and is 4' x 8'. We are going to finish either this weekend or next. The first pole. Second pole. First horizontal support. Three poles. Now four poles. The deck is on. That's my dad in the pic. The angle supports are on and the rails are started. The rail and roof supports are on. Next weekend we'll add siding and a roof. Now for some views from the platform. This is looking southeast. Looking west. North northwest. This is looking north from the ground. This is looking east from the ground. Here is the plum thicket just below the blind to the south. Some closer pics of the plums. My dad taking a pic of another plum thicket. Another plum thicket about 200 yards from the blind. The reddish color just above center is the plum thicket. We have at least 20 acres of plum thickets on this farm. We also need to cut down a few trees and cut the lower limbs off other trees to open up the view a little. I'll post more pics when the blind is done.