Saturday, September 10, 2011

Yard art

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.
The other lawn burro.


  1. What a cute lawn ornament, and that would have been funny to paint it like your Airedale!

    Thanks for following my blog, I will be back to visit your lovely blog!

  2. How cute he is! We love his cart filled with pansies!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Both Lawn Burro's are beautiful. My mom wanted you to know she usually has a long list of things to do and does something completely different too! BOL!


  4. Your borro is cute..reminds us we have two!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  5. That burro lawn ornament is really cute! It would have been funny to see it painted Airedale-style. :)

    We love your other lawn burro, too!

  6. Miro,
    Did your mom just call you an A**?
    You are way cuter than a burro!!