Thursday, March 22, 2012

Calvary's Hill

Have you seen this floating around the internet?

I thought it was one of the coolest ideas I have seen in a LONG time!
So, of course, we had to try it!

We made a quick trip to our local hardware store in search of all the necessary items. The instructions said to use terracotta, but they were out, so plastic would have to do! Hey, it was cheaper anyway! Then we went to dig in the rock piles for just the right rocks. And finally off to the mulch pile for some rich dirt.

Let the creating masterpiece begin!

Fill the saucer with about 4 cups of dirt. Put a little moss over top of the dirt. Set the pot on its side in the dirt. Place a handful of rocks on both sides of the pot to keep it from rolling. Make mud (that's always fun at our house!). Cover the top and sides of the pot with mud. You will need to mound it up to make it stay.

Sprinkle quick growing grass seed over the wet dirt. You might want to push the seed down a little bit. Then loosely cover the grass seed with more dirt. Make sure you water it! Place your small rocks around the opening of the pot. Find small twigs to make your crosses. Tie them together & plant them on top of the hill. Place your big rock partially covering your tomb. 

Now we wait for grass to grow!

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