After seeing this in the garden section at my neighborhood produce stand, I was inspired to do something like it for my own yard.
For months I looked for a hen figurine.
I was a lot like Goldilocks in the 3 bears house.
This one at Value Village was too big, not waterproof and at $6.99 more than I was willing to pay.
Another Value Village find this one was too exotic looking and at $4.99 still more than I was willing to spend.
I came across this one at Deseret Industries for $1.00 the price was right but I wanted something more colorful.
The same goes for this spotted hen going for $2.99 at Goodwill. I do like that she is sheltering a baby chick though.This little box, I found at St. Vincent de Paul, also features both mother hen and her chick. At $1.99, it was within my budget, but, in the end I ruled it as too small.
Finally I spotted this cute chicken at Deseret Industries for only 50¢.
I decided she was JUST RIGHT!
The four varieties of sedum in my collection also reflect my frugal ways. Some were cuttings/divisions from family & friends’ gardens. The others I purchased at a garage sale, I got them for 50 cents (I think), but, they were looking like death warmed over. One is still struggling to survive, but I hope it will eventually fill in the bare dirt. The planter itself was from a roadside FREE pile. I’m pleased with my frugal project, total out-of-pocket cost $1.00. Much better than $2.49 each for the plants.Which chicken do you like best? Do you think I made a good choice?