Monday, May 07, 2007

Calling All Winos

Team Oster has been busy doing yardwork galore. I anticipate that in a few years our yard will be featured on the cover of a magazine...or a zine at the very least. (I have connections, you know.)

I've been planning on doing a bottle tree for some time. I'm just waiting for the right tree, branch, or metal sculpture to come my way.



My first project really needs to be building a small retaining wall around the front flower beds in order to stop the mud pit that engulfs us whenever it rains. I remembered a Cameroonian trick of burying bottles in the ground and got really excited. (Click also knows this trick...hey Click, how about a picture? And a mini-tutorial?)



And of course, now I wanna do that too.

I'm going to need A LOT of bottles! So please please please give me your wine bottles! Tell me where the recycling winos live so I can raid their bins! I've already emailed the entire roller derby and posted pleas on a few wine sites...any other suggestions?

Now, if I could just come up with an equally cool project for the ten tons of gumballs that fall from our trees! Any ideas? Al, are you reading?

4 comments:

Cathy White said...

If you don't know any bartenders or restauranteurs, you could place a few calls. Particularly with your newspaper writing creds behind you. I think I'm going to have to steal that idea as well.

ali said...

Stacey,
How can this keep happening? Last week, I saw a blue bottle border and thought How cool. So, I started collecting bottles even though Chris was protesting: Yeah, you're the one who'll be picking glass out of the grass when I hit one with the mower...

Candice & Andrew said...

My mom did this in one of her beds, at first we (her four loving and never doubtful children) were a little worried. It turned out great! So you can count Andrew and I in as collectors for your garden. I'll speak to my non-pregnant friends and family and get their bottles too!

Kristy said...

Those are all really cool. We've been debating what to replace the timbers around our beds with. I think the labels need to be removed from the bottles in the retaining wall, though.
Asking a bar to save bottles for you is a great idea.

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