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Almost Wordless Wednesday and Thrifty Thursday: Planting takes Teamwork! June 24, 2009

planting takes teamwork

(I accidentally cut the whole top off the clematis our neighbor gave us while clearing out last year’s dead parts…Ooops!  But the kids done a wonderful job digging a large hole for the root ball we ended up with!  hehehee!  Thanks guys!!!  I never said Mommy was perfect!  🙂  Again…do as I say, not as I do!

Hopefully it will bloom next year!  If so, this will be a thrifty addition to our “landscaping”!!!)

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Thrifty Thursday: Homemade Grapevine Trellis June 18, 2009

Okay, I can officially say I have two of the greatest men in my life who I truly adore!  My husband and son noticed our neighbors throwing last years fancy gazebo with the metal scrolled corners out on the curb and a light bulb went off…”Didn’t mom want to make a trellis for the grapevine?”  Our neighbors were greatful we were taking their eye sore away and we quickly went to work. 

Here’s what it looked like before:

grapevine before

And after unbolting a few things and a little rearranging here is the final product!

grapevine after

And look, what do we see?

grape investigators

Oh wait…I know!  It’s baby grapes!

Baby grapes

So in the end this is thrifty and economical in a few ways…

1.  We gathered the items needed for the trellis curbside, while helping our neighbors, so there was no initial cost.

2.  The grapevine that we are training to climb this trellis will provide us with grapes this fall saving us even more on our food budget.

3.  We were able to repurpose something that would have otherwise gone to the landfill.

4.  And last but not least, the remaining posts and corners that we removed will be used to stake up our garden and the peas shall climb up the corner metal scrolls!   (Don’t worry, I will post about this later after my garden has matured a bit for another Thrifty Thursday!!!!)

I love being thrifty when you can create such a beautiful addition while helping others and Mother Nature!!!  And that is how we have it on Thrifty Thursday!   Thank you so very much for stopping by my first post on TT!!!

 

Wordless Wednesday: Unconventional friendships are priceless June 17, 2009

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Bunny and tree frog

 

Salamander

 

Baby Turtle

 

Our two doggies