"…By what stretch of arrogance do you think a life form that looks like you is more important than a life form that doesn’t?”Joel Salatin

Nothing is more beneficial to your wellbeing than to look for and acknowledge those parts of everyday life that you enjoy.

"If you are happy where you are now, why does it matter how painful it was to get there?" -- Abraham

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -- Bilbo Baggins a.k.a. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play in your hair." -- Kahill Gibran

“And forget not

Friday, June 22, 2012

My First Ever "Fairy House"

After getting that glimpse of  -- whatever that was – out in my new garden – where the pond used to be, I decided to make a “fairy house” as per instructions from the “fairy garden” seminar I attended a few years ago. 

I used a plastic Folgers one pound coffee can because of it’s durability.  I purchased some “6000” glue from Hobby Lobby because my friend, Donna Tate said a lot of hobbyist were using it with good results on various projects and sure enough, the label says it’s “waterproof”.

First I cut a door so the “fairies” could come and go, then a couple of windows.  According to the “fairy seminar” presenter, fairies are more likely to choose a house that has windows because they have lots of enemies and need to be able to see out.  (I really have no idea where this information comes from but it makes the “game” more fun, so I put windows in the fairy house.)

Next , using the 6000, I covered the can with pea gravel and twigs, added a little sheet moss and some colored glass stones and set it aside to dry.  And dry it did!  I had a little trouble keeping the twigs and rocks in place.  I had to hold it for long minutes before they stayed where I put them, but when the glue dried, the structure felt very stable and hopefully weather proof.  I set it out in the garden, close to one of the established areas of chocolate mint.  It’s not as visible as I thought it would be, however, I don’t know why I thought it would be an eye catcher when I made it out of stuff that blends in – but what the hell, I can see it if I look for it.

But here’s the point to this whole story: I went out late last night to lock up the pigeon pen – and  -- no one is going to believe this – but I’ll say it anyway -- there was a light on inside the “fairy house”.  I know!  I know!!  But the fact remains – there was a light on INSIDE the “fairy house.”

I'm going to go online this weekend and see what I can find out, so check back early next week.  I'll post it here.