Sunday, November 06, 2011

In the heart of the Ozarks, a team builds a castle using medieval methods

For many of us, the mark of a productive day is the number of items checked off in our day planners. The more we can get done in a short period of time, the better.

That is not the case at the Ozark Medieval Fortress in Lead Hill, Ark. Builders broke ground in June 2009. Right now, all that stands are walls, which have slowly grown to a height of 14 feet. When the castle is complete, it will include towers ranging from 40 feet to 70 feet in height, a draw bridge and 4- to 5-foot-wide walls surrounding a full courtyard. The whole thing will total about 40,000 square feet, making it a medium-size castle.

But these grand structures will be a long time coming. The projected finish date isn’t until 2030.

Click here to read this article from the Columbia Daily Tribune