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I’ve been trying to be consistent in the garden. Weeding hither. Pruning thither. It is looking better. It is slowly recovering from last year’s brush-off. The boy and I decided the vegetable patch needed some garden markers. We made a batch of little signs using an old weathered piece of door trim and some pruned dogwood twigs.
To begin, I cut the door trim into pieces. I didn’t measure. I just went at it like a wild-woman with the hand-saw until I had several rectangles.
Then I drew up our list of vegetables, sat the boy down, and had him write out the veggie names in pencil onto our little wooden rectangles. Truth-be-told, his handwriting puts my boring old chicken-scratch to shame. His has so much more character and richness than mine. It’s absolutely unfair, but what’s a girl to do? I make the best of it by putting it to good use whenever an opportunity strikes. I call it “The Boy Font”.
With my handy-dandy Sharpie, I traced out “The Boy Font” letters on each rectangle…
And painted them in with liquid acrylic paint.
I gathered some teensy nails, a hammer, those lovely cherry-coloured dogwood twigs, and our wooden rectangles.
I set two nails in place in each rectangle, top and bottom…
And hammered them onto the twigs. Yay, job done! I love the look of “The Boy Font” on our rustic garden markers. It’s the sweetest, isn’t it?
Oh, and here’s a whole variety of spiffy garden markers you could make:
You have yourself a fine day now. I’ll be back Friday with the Thousand Thanks Giveaway results, eep!
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