We didn't do anything too wild with an infant, of course. But we did have a few over nighters. For our first one, we went up to Baraboo, WI, home of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. My sister lives there so it was nice to have a visit. And she's funny, but no, she's not a circus clown.
The train ride was at a historic site which also featured a blacksmith demonstrating the technique. He had all kinds of doo-dads that he had made stuck in the ground and all super cheap!
I spied these things, which he said were tent stakes.
But I was thinking of my garden shoes. I keep them on our enclosed back porch. Although it's enclosed, we still get the occasional mouse. Ew! I have a
So, the blacksmith said tent stakes, (at $2 a piece - can you believe it!) but I saw this:
So, for four bucks, I'm going to try hanging them from the tent stakes outside the porch door. They're rubber shoes so they can handle getting wet. I'm hoping it'll keep the mud and dirt outside. Too bad it won't keep the mice out...