Monday, November 18, 2013


Hubby asked me to run into town with him yesterday. When he said we were taking the truck, but wouldn't tell me why, I knew that something was afoot!

This. This was afoot.

Our first bottle tree was fairly lightweight, and the simple n-shaped stake meant that any wind or shift in the soil had it tumping over. (Yes, we say "tump" in Texas.) We get lots of wind here on our hill.

The second one was sturdier, but not strong enough to withstand a big delivery truck backing into it as it tried to turn around in our crazy driveway. Hubby did manage to straighten out that 90-degree kink, but it was never quite the same.

Now this -- this is what I call sturdy! Plus it has three strong stakes that go deep into the earth.

I love, too, that it was handmade by a local craftsman. There's just one little problem.

 We're gonna need more bottles!


Corrine at said...

Rocking bottle tree. What a nice surprise. xox

Hill Country Hippie said...

He is the best when it comes to surprises! Unfortunately for him, I am the worst at them.