Sunday, October 9, 2011

my first sukkah

Today, like many Jews on the day after Yom Kippur, I built a sukkah in our yard. Unlike many of my Jewish friends, this was the first time I'd built a sukkah of my own. I'd helped friends in past years (shorter friends especially have been grateful for my long reach) but had wanted to build one of my own for years.

I sketched an idea on some notebook paper, measured the height of the porch (against which I would stabilize the other three sides) and figured out how many poles I'd need. I went to the lumber yard before Rosh Hashanah and brought everything home on the cargo bike.

It went together fairly easily.

my first sukkah

my first sukkah

my first sukkah

my first sukkah

my first sukkah

my first sukkah

Stay tuned for D-I-Y Sukkot, Part Two: The NW Native Lulav (in which I freak out most of the rabbis I know).
Sukkot begins this Wednesday evening.

4 comments:

Judi said...

we always had to put my moms up for her. no more! yours looks really rad! happy holidays beth!

bikelovejones said...

Thanks! We're hosting friends on a few of the nioghts of the holiday, with hot cider and potluck finger foods. It will be raining much of the week, but hey -- that's Oregon for ya.

Hope your knee feels better soon!

Bicycle Kitty said...

It's beautiful!

lynnef said...

Well done!