Brownies are flightless fairy folk, similar to a hobgoblin, who love to fix things that are broken and improving them where possible. They do not like to be seen and will only work at night, traditionally in exchange for small gifts of food. Among food, they especially enjoy porridge and honey. Also, when ingredients are left out, they will bake something delicious, although they always attempt to make it into a dessert.
My husband sometimes gets focused on a project and can’t be swayed to do anything else until the project is complete. This one was no different.
A few years ago, we had a tree in the front yard die. As it wasn’t near any power lines or neighbors homes, he felled it himself. When I asked him why he cut it so high up, he told me it was a surprise. Later that week he showed me his vision, our address was carved into the tree facing the street.
Last week, he had another brainstorm. I came home to the sound of a table saw and the smell of cedar. I couldn’t figure out what he was making until he had the roof together. I then had to be a b*tch and noted that there needs to be a chimney on it!
He made me a base and I ‘mortared’ on pea gravel with hot glue.
He then made a door and windows.
My hubby is all about detail. Detail, detail, detail. You just can’t have enough of it! He even found something that would work for a doorknob. Don’t forget the keyhole!
So this is the backside of the address tree. Which is now a Brownie house! I can’t wait for my landscaping Brownie to move in and help me with my gardening tasks.