Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I know I am suppose to be decluttering and getting rid of things but... I just couldn't throw this old farmers sink away. I decided to make a water fountain using it, the top off a old toilet, and a spitting turtle I have had for several years.
That looked so nice and homesteady I decided to add some salvia flowers, peppermint and spearmint plants from another flower bed. I also put a tin chicken I was given several years ago by the fountain and a old birdcage with ivy beside it. The flower cart I have had forever and will be planting some herbs in the pots. The star wheel and birdhouses I put up on the wellhouse last year. The pole, birdfeeder and birdbath were given to William when he did some work for a lady. She was throwing away about 8 poles and 15 birdfeedeers! Everything I used I already had so this little flower garden cost zero. We had some pieces of privacy fence lying around so I brought one over to put between the wellhouse and the soap building. I couldn't leave it bare so I looked around to for things to decorate it with. Found more birdhouses, a metal lantern on a stand, a ceramic chicken, old wheelbarrow handles and a few other things. Moved a table and 3 chairs someone had thrown away and William brought home last year next to the fence.
Can you believe some people are so lazy they drive right through your yard and park at your back porch so they don't have to walk far! I get so mad when they don't park in our driveway parking area that I came up with a plan. I got William to put up a fence out of posts and boards we had laying around. We put birdhouses on each post and planted a climbing rose bush at each end post. This fence is right in the front yard beside the row of dogwoods. It now blocks anyone wanting to drive through my yard and also houses Momma Bird and her now 3 babies and didn't cost anything. There is still one more egg I hope hatches.