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?


Anonymous 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...

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!

Anonymous 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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