Thursday, September 12, 2019


Every Thursday we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm. Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and someday, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!

We have an old birdbath at the farm.  It was left by the previous owner when she moved.  It's heavy and concrete and not being used for a birdbath.  Kind of hard to keep water in it when we're not there full time.  Someday we'll have a birdbath for birds (more than one!).  

We've always wanted to do something else with it.  It's currently in two pieces (base and bowl) in the killer bee area, ha.  Now that the bad bees are gone, I can go back and get this and move it closer to the house to do something with it.  

This is a neat idea to fill it with soil and plant something in it.  Shallow rooted of course as above.  

Or perhaps something like this, maybe succulents or even cactus.  So pretty and different.

Be inspired!


  1. Great way to use old bird baths or even using clay pots and saucer for planting small plants in.
    A little fairy garden in an old bird bath would also be cute & pretty.

  2. One thing to keep in mind though with succulents and cacti is that if you have a heavy rain the birdbath will fill and those plants will sit with very wet roots.

  3. That would be a great use for your bird bath. Both of these pictures look very pretty. I think that succulents are the way to go for now since you aren't there full time. I saw a bird bath planted with ice plants - it filled the bird bath and trailed off the sides - beautiful.
    When you do move to the Farm full time, you will love your bird baths. They draw in even more activity than food. Especially with the hot and dry conditions we have had, the birds in my yard are really loving splashing in it in addition to drinking from it. I re-fill it in the morning and evening.
    I got 2 3/4 inches of rain yesterday - yea! My plants, fruit trees, etc. really, really needed it.

  4. like my bird baths used without the pedestal. But, it doesn't matter, the thieves took my birdbath, too.


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