Thursday, April 19, 2007

I'm just going to catch my nail in this ....

My Mom made something today that made her really happy. She planted a herb garden in my yard the other week and along with the herbs, she planted a tomato plant for my Dad. My Mom hates tomato plants. She loves tomatoes and cooks with them all the time, but she hates the plants. They grow tall and ugly and you have to support them with ugly tomato cages. She really hates the tomato cages more than she hates the tomato plants. But Daddy likes to grow tomatoes and so she was nice and bought him a plant.
Today she went to a gardening center and looked at things to hold the plant up. She found one really nice black thing like you would put in a large pot, it is like a tall wire pyramid. She really liked it and wanted to buy it but it was $25 and she did not want to spend $25 on this tomato plant. But from looking at the tall black thing, she got an idea and brought home a tall tomato cage and made this.

She used a saw and took off the top ring of the tomato cage so that it would have new legs when she turned it upside down. Then she gathered the real legs together and wrapped them with copper wire to hold them together. Then she bent the old legs down for decoration and so she wouldn't bend over it and poke her eye out.

The trouble is, I am going to get caught in it and break a nail.


Luckie Girl said...

Hey Copper,
Your Mom is really talented. Not only issit useful for the tomato plant, it's also also very beautiful to look at.

Elizabeth said...

Great idea. Has your mom seen the bags that hang up and the tomatoes grow down from?

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hi Copper,

You have been nominated for the Awesome Blog Award over at DWB's - head on over to the Bone Zone and cast your vote :-)