After the craft room clean-up that I posted about yesterday. I thought for sure that I would immediately be creating masterpieces right and left. I was WRONG!!! The Husband had other plans for me. Plans I did not particularly LIKE! But, since I do like to be warm in the winter I had to help. Sooooooooooo, pouting, chopping, and stacking wood took up the rest of last week. Now not just my back hurts, my shoulders and MY HEAD hurts too! THANKFULLY, my feet don’t hurt. Walking on uneven ground back and forth with arms full of wood to different piles, I’m just glad I have plenty of cushion in my boots. Seriously, without those metatarsal pads, my feet would be killing me.
WOW the picture of the wood pile against the barn doesn’t look all that impressive BUT, the pile is just over 4′ high. That’s just a gigantic barn. It has to be to house the John Deere, the side by side and, and, and …… farm stuff ya know? So, it really IS an impressive stack. I promise.
The second stack is the side door that goes out the garage. That is another amazing stack. The front porch and inside the house are full. I THINK!! We are set for winter. I guess by next spring we will have learned we had enough or NOT near enough. Anyone wanna take out a wager?
I seriously could not wait to be done so I could play in the craft room. THE SECOND I was done stacking wood I practically FLEW downstairs. I’ve had this idea floating in my head (YES! Yes, you should be scared). Well, remember Francis from 4 years ago?
I wanted to do something along those same lines. SO!!! How about a concrete Christmas Tree?!?!?! The Husband grabbed me two rolls of large 3/8″ inch manila rope. I have a huge tomato cage just sittin’ around waiting for next year……. so I covered it with saran wrap, mixed up concrete, submerged the rope in in the concrete mixture and started wrapping the tomato cage. I’m so pleased with the look!! The rope looks a lot like twigs or branches. (LIGHT BULB!! Next year LET’S make one of BRANCHES!! Ya know cause The Mountain in Idaho doesn’t have enough trees so I have to make ones out of cement and branches. Don’t JUDGE ME!! I HAVE to do what the voices in my head tell me to do).
I plan to add solar lights to the inside and place this outside my craft room door. I can’t decorate it. Remember the fiasco a couple years ago? Where I decorated the little pine tree outside the door and the deer thought the bulbs were apples. They kept stealing the bulbs. JUST LIKE they STOLE THE PUMPKIN last week. Deer gangs are no joke. (I made a funny!)
Well, a quick update here. The cement tree is a bust. It isn’t connected all the way. So, the top falls off. UGH!! Mostly because I didn’t use REAL concrete, I used Feather Finish. Soooooo, now I have to think on how to fix this and not waste all that rope. I guess maybe buy concrete, paint in over the rope and Feather Finish. Right??