Berry picking was on the agenda for the younger ones Wednesday AM, they picked enough fresh strawberries to make a Strawberry Shortcake for ME. They were not open yet for the season however, since we were frequent visitors and on the mailing list she let us pick. (The Ortman farm will open for Berry picking on Friday June 11th)
Our next stop was theEt Cetra Shoppe in Freeman, I purchased a wind chime made in India to go in our cottage garden. The purchases made here go to support impoverished people around the world. You can find a link to the thrift shoppe online here I was lucky enough on Wednesday to find three cup and saucers that are now bird feeders in our cottage garden. Tutorial Below MCC store link
Had to stop in today for lunch when I saw my favorite was on the menu HOT BEEF and it was my birthday after all, YUMMY! So, lunch was not enough had to get two meals to take home for supper. If you are in the area this is a wonderful little place to sit and enjoy great goodies, the soda fountain actually was moved here from the old Pharmacy in Parker SD. I was looking for some music CD's and a certain book my friend had a hand in creating...no luck with that but I will just have to go back again.
The Living Fountain
Here is a tutorial on how DH and I made our bird feeders.
1) teacup, saucer and sugar spoon
2) Wooden Dowel (we used 1/2")
3) Glass/Tile Bit, wood bit, wood screws
4) E600 Adhesive
7) beading wire and various beads
8) bird seed
tape center of saucer and bottom/outside center of tea cup (this helps the drill bit from slipping as it goes into the dishes)
Drill hole using the glass/tile bit
remove the tape
after your holes are drilled in the tea cup/saucer switch to a wood bit to drill a pilot hole into the center of the wooden dowel
Tap the dowel into the ground, pilot hole facing up
Place one wood screw down into the tea cup
Place on the saucer next
Place on the dowel and secure
Bead your wire and attach to spoon
Attach the spoon to saucer by using the E6000 adhesive
Fill with bird food
Sit back and watch the outdoor channel
We have plans to do the same with a large soup bowl to feed butterflies cut up oranges.
I know I keep promising you a shot of the front yard but you are going to have to wait a little longer in one of the pics you can see what DH has been up to.
Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!