On a recent trek through a big box store, I noticed that even the Lincoln Logs were made in China. Not sure how Lincoln would feel about that, but I certainly know how I feel about it.
We found a domestic log-themed toy alternative at Nico & Zoe, a great source for artisan toys. (i.e. not mass-produced, not requiring batteries, and not subjected to lead paint recalls any time soon.) This substantial Large Logger with Logs carries six enviro-friendly dowels, and if your kid is anything like my kid, they’ll be stacked and knocked over and stacked again with glee.
The truck is handmade by a family-run shop in rural Montana. So for just $38 you get a beautiful heirloom toy, as well as a good night’s sleep. –Liz
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