I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Garden Penny Post

A cute little garden accent that might just keep slugs away from those tender new shoots.

Similar to penny balls except I didn't have a ball, so I used a post and spike from an old solar lamp instead.

An old solar lamp post, clear marine silicone and some pennies (dated before 1983 for best copper content) are all you need.

Stick one penny on top of the post then, using the waterproof marine silicone, glue a column of pennies up one side of the post. Lay flat on that side and let them set a few minutes before starting the next row. My post fit exactly 4 columns of pennies.

Let it set completely for at least 12 hours before exposure to water, then stick it in anywhere that you might want to keep slugs away. I don't know if copper really does repel slugs but I like this quirky little garden art.

If you have marine silicone left over how about another garden craft?

Beaded Mason Jar Solar Light


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