The area around our coops has always been a muddy mess. Way down on our list of to-do’s was to fix it. Then, within an hour or so, it moved to the top of that list. We had cement poured for our back yard patio and there ended up being quite a bit leftover. We weren’t prepared for another section of cement being poured, but
DIY Concrete Path
The summer of 2009 was spent installing a cement path in our bird village. I could complete 2 forms worth each day while Farm Girl napped. By summer’s end I had a 4′ wide path meandering between the bird village and our little meadow. At the time the path didn’t have a good place to end. So, it just stopped on the backside of the
2016 Update – Week 16
2016 Update – Week 13
Over the next month or two I’m really hoping to get a lot done outside. This weekend is supposed to be nice. Hopefully, I can get a good start on a number of projects.
2016 Update – Week 8
This week’s update isn’t an update on the week, but an update on our to do list. I like lists. Well, it’s not so much the list itself I like, but the crossing things off the list. So gratifying. Since the photo template I use for our weekly updates has nine spaces, I’ll list only nine things that need done. There are, of course, about
DIY Hypertufa Mushrooms
I remember years and years ago watching Martha Stewart make hypertufa on TV. I loved the idea & knew one day I’d have to try it myself. And, I have. A number of times. My preferred masterpieces are mushrooms, but the possibilities are endless as to what you could create. The process of making hypertufa yard art is a bit time consuming, but fairly simple
Bench Seat Mosaic
Years ago, when I made my first hypertufa & cement projects, I built a bench. It wasn’t pretty, but it was a bench. I’ve always thought it was boring, but didn’t know how to fix it. At some point I decided to try mosaic. I had never mosaiced anything & this bench was a good place to learn. It’s not as if I could really
How to Make Cement Leaves
A few years ago I made a cement leaf & since then have been wanting to do it again. I finally did it. I love this craft for a couple reasons. First is just because it’s something different than my typical paper & sewing crafts. Also because it doesn’t have to be perfect. The imperfections make it fun & arty.
DIY Cement Bench
After making hypertufa mushrooms and cement leaves I had one bag of concrete left. I chose to turn that bag of concrete into a bench.