Happy Friday! Do you have any fun weekend plans? I will be working at Wild Rose all day tomorrow. If you are local come by and see me, and head on over to the barn this weekend for some awesome vintage shopping! Sunday is father's day, of course, so we will be spending time at home as a family. We will be planting the new Hydrangeas we are giving Chris. (He keeps talking about wanting some, so I decided to make room and get him some!). And of course I need to start getting ready to head to Haven next week! AAAH! I am thinking that the blog will be a little quiet next week, and I won't be able to come visit anyone either, but I will be back after that and hopefully will have a lot of new insight. I will be older and wiser! Or maybe just older.
Today, I have a wonderful guest for you today! Bliss of Bliss Ranch is super creative, witty, and talented! She also takes amazing photographs, but turns out she is a semi-retired professional photographer. :)
Chances are you have seen this awesome masterpiece from Bliss floating around he blogosphere....
Or this one....
Hello, talent! Today, Bliss is sharing a project that will one day come in handy in my house, as we plan to get some chickens. One day. Here she is for your reading and viewing pleasure.... Bliss!
Keg To Egg Scrap Canister
|Before and After|
|Nugget, he doesn't lay eggs, duh Rooster|
Next thing I know I'm saving my bread crusts and leftovers to slop the chickens (just like pigs they eat everything). That means I always have some sort of plate or dish with unsightly food remnants perched on my counter like a permanent decoration. Decorating at it's finest.
Yes that is an avocado peel. I have no idea why that is on the chickens scrap plate.
In return for pampering the family fowl, they do this for us........
|The Very 1st Eggs: so at our house the Chickens came first-mystery solved|
Enter this cute mini keg of 1919 Root beer. It stands about 10" high, 7" wide, is made right here in Minnesota and my chicken farming son is a root beer connoisseur. It seemed only right after his thirst was quenched to use his gifted root beer barrel for his chickens and save my counter from displaying smelly food scraps.
How to turn a root beer keg into a food decoration for chickens.1. Suck up to the family power tool owner to cut the lid off the keg leaving no sharp edges, and please honey do it NOW. (When I'm ready to craft I'm ready to craft!).
2. Let the above person do it his way and be happy, even though the lid you envision is not like the one he made. This is more like a wide cork made out of wood. But it works.
|Stuffed or Ceramic, that is the question|
5. Primer and paint, white. Three coats. I lied. Four coats.
|3 Piece Chicken Dinner|
4. Stick some letter decals on the outside so you can get this post for Cassie done in time, and decide next week what creative words you want to paint on it so it's cute.
5. Dump some food scraps in it. Be relieved the smelly bowl is gone and the chickens are happy. And happy chickens lay more eggs, and chickens that lay eggs don't become my dinner.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Thank you Cassie for letting me talk a little fowl over at your house. It's been fun scratching around in your yard and doing a post on (s)crap.