A blog about animals and the ways people interact with them.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
With only a couple of weeks free between summer and fall quarter teaching, I've been working on the long list of end-of-summer tasks. Naturally, when walls need painting, the carpets need cleaning, the car desperately needs washing, and so on, I find something different to do. I decided it was time to restore the crumbling cement lawn burro and cart before they turned to a pile of sand. What was going to be a super-quick job with leftover deck stain became a little more complex.
The burro was in a corner of the back yard when I moved here; now he's in front, standing guard as my version of a lawn gnome. His front hooves point outwards like Miro's feet. I was sorely tempted to paint the burro with Airedale markings but he probably looks better as hoofed stock.