Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Canister Project

I was at the local tennis pro shop recently.  They were getting ready for a new season by filling their tennis ball carts with fresh new balls.  They had cases of these empty canisters. 

Somehow I saw nothing but possibility in these plastic containers.  I'm thinking up new things to do with them as we speak.  I'll share what I've done so far:

Project #1

My daughter painted a vase for her tennis coach!

Wait till you see what I make next! You are going to be asking me for an extra "can" so that you can make one too!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Shout Out to the Kings

I just found out about a new reality show called  "Farm Kings".  It's airing this fall on Great American County's cable network.  It's about a local farm family with 10 children (9 boys, 1 girl) making a living at farming.  I've seen "the boys" around the town where I grew up, mostly at Tractor Supply.

The reality show focuses on the hard work and dedication to a way of life that is hard to understand unless you've lived it.  The brothers have built quite a business supplying local produce at their own farm stand, selling to local restaurants, and adding baked goods from their own bakery to their offerings. 

Their message is to buy local and support local farmers.  Their hope is to make farming "cool".  I sincerely smile when I wish them the best of luck.  Their unorthodox "beefcake" style will capture attention, and I think their message comes through loud and clear.