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Hurdles, Baskets and Objey

What absolutely wonderful weather we're having!  All springy and motivational!  The basket above is a 'Just Really Useful' basket.  

I managed to get out and finish my gate hurdle.  I'm really pleased with it, but have reservations about the fact that the willow was a bit kinky as it was too dry to weave with.  I might end up replacing loads of the weaving!

Tah dah!! Now I just have to fix the bottom of the hurdle to a length of wood and attach that to my gate.  Voila, collie proof and a bit of privacy!


Willow dashed in and took the spoils!



I am not normally house proud, but I decided to display our objey in my living room cubby hole.  Today I thought it looked quite nice.  So here it is!   

Have a wonderful weekend!!

hen
x

11 comments:

  1. Sorry to be redundant but I really do think it's all beautiful! That objey looks fantastic!

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  2. There are promises of warmer weather for us as well, starting this weekend. I hope we can make such beautiful use of it as well.

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  3. I'd not come across the word 'objey' before, I like that! Yours is most interesting. I have enjoyed watching the development of your projects, and seeing Willow. My dogs have all had collie in them, usually combined with a little GSD mindfulness.

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  4. You've got Stacey all excited to learn basketry. If you give lessons, she'll probably take a class with you one day. :)

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  5. As Bernie said, you have me all inspired. Your work is so beautiful and creative, it makes me want to learn. I like everything in this post. Your hurdle turned out perfect, good job on making something functional look pretty too! And your objey is very nice also, I like the duck.

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  6. Your gate hurdle is great! A really organic design that looks so natural with the branches intertwined with the structure, excellent.

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  7. cool! Thanks everybody I'm pleased you like all this stuff!

    Hello badger! :)

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  8. Hello hen! :)

    Just wondering, how long did your hurdle take you to build and how weather proof is it? Could I put a couple in a garden and leave them out?

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  9. morning,
    It took me a few hours. But it was my first proper hurdle so I was working out how to do it. It should last about 4 yrs outside before it starts looking really shabby.

    The bit you poke in the ground is what's going to probably go first though and I should think (depending on how thick your stakes are, what wood they are and how wet your soil is) that it will probably start to go between a year or three.

    If you use chestnut stakes it'll last for years, if you use willow stakes it will last for a about two years, if you use thickish oak stakes it will be somewhere in between.

    This hurdle isn't going in the ground I'm fixing it to a gate so I expect to get loads of use out of it.

    Let me know when you're making one!! Take photies!

    hen
    x

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  10. Morning,

    That's good to know they're pretty hardy, I can imagine using them in a garden design for screening. Living willow structures look nice but look as though they can grow quite large:

    http://www.thewillowbank.com/portfolio/index.html

    from the people at the Willowbank
    http://www.thewillowbank.com/

    Thanks for the info!

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