A Flea Market Gardening Dilemma!
A funny little blurb about one of our fun conversations unique to our FMG page,…too good not to save!
Barb Pawlik says,”My husband says I have to stop looking at your page!! He’s already made the birdhouse ladder, we’re working on the bowling ball thingy, and he drilled holes in our 45 years old Radio flyer wagon so I could plant flowers in it! He said he needs a week off.
PS: Please keep the ideas coming!”
Barb says, ” The wagon is 45 years old. Well, my son is also 45 but he doesn’t play with the wagon anymore and surely doesn’t live at home!”
So, this is the topic of the next Flea Market Gardening “support group”….let’s sit in:
Jeanne Sammons: LOL, Barb Pawlik! You’re hooked! I hope you share some pics with all of us, too!
Barb Pawlik: I will as soon as the flowers get to looking nice.
Becky Norris: Just gotta love it. When I first discovered Flea Market Gardening, I asked that they tell me their secrets for stamina. I was worn out and had to go to physical therapy I did so much garden work. Welcome to the good times.
Sue Langley: *Smile* Oh, that’s a good one, Barb,…you tell that man he’s a star! He can join our ‘club’ anytime and I hope you show us what you’ve done. Becky, are you saying that FMG is your exercise program? Mine, too! *snicker*
Becky Norris: FMG, yes it might be. Trying to make everything I see that someone else has keeps me pretty busy.*laughing*
Nell Stelzer: I have the family involved, if my husband does not help, I ask his father. He loves helping me create the ideas here! Be sure and post your pics!
Sue Gerdes: FMG doubles as a support group for people addicted to it. “Hi, my name is Sue G. and I have a Flea Market Gardening addiction.”
Shirley Smith: HAHAHA!!! LOVE FMG.
Jeanie Merritt: This disease is contagious, Barb, ..I am so sorry to hear that your husband may be exposed as well. Symptoms may include but not be exclusive to….checking the site each day to see what others are making,…… diving into dumpsters to retrieve old GOOD stuff others have discarded, a queasy feeling in your stomach while you sit in a crowd somewhere else and are wishing you were home working on your project,…..having coffee with a neighbor and not hearing a word she is saying because you are thinking if you have enough paint for that old chair you found at the auction….going out in your gardens in your PJ’s just to take a morning look at the project you finished yesterday…oooooooohing and awwwhing at rusty things at a flea market…. Well.. these are just a few….Good Luck!
Barb Roland’s ears perk up: Birdhouse ladder? (obviously deep into her addiction)
Janene Nichols: We have not made the ladder thing.. yet, but I am in the middle of planting my husbands old work shoes with plants and he drilled holes in our old wagon last night..LOL
Barb Pawlik, (pathetically enabling Barb R): Barb R, you take an old ladder, stand it up (we used a metal one and hubby first pounded rebar in the ground for stability) and affix bird houses to it. I will get a pic on here soon! and, oh, yes, I forgot to mention, here in Oregon when you try to plant or pound anything into the ground, you run into rock about 4″ down!
Kim Trudo When I asked my husband to drill holes in his boots that he wore in the Marine Corps, he almost cried!! He did it and it made the cutest planter, it got all mossy too.
After Barb Pawlik wailed to us,”My husband says I have to stop looking at your page,” and went on to tell how he had been called on to do SO many projects with her that he needed a rest, she added, slyly, “PS: Please keep the ideas coming!”
Carl Pawlik, Barb’s hubs, chimed in,”I bet you guys stay up nights just thinking of was to keep the hubby busy. Not to mention going to garage sales just to acquire more stuff for hubby to transform into an object of beauty. So long quiet afternoons of lounging around. Goodby to the hammock swing. Hello to the NEW HONEY DO LIST. But in parting I will THANK YOU ALL for contributing to my NEW exercise program. Your ideas and Barb’s prodding will ensure that my activity level remains high.”
We sure do appreciate you guys helping us, don’t we? Do you have a hubby to thank for helping with garden projects? ~~ Sue