I suppose having a place for Fairies to come and stay might seem a bit crazy to some, but really, is it any crazier than say building a house for a Leprechaun or hunting Sasquatch or Yeti? No, I think not. And as you know, I'm quite proud of the Leprechaun houses I've built...
As my dear ol' dad likes to say, "You can't win if you don't enter!" If I don't at least try to catch a Leprechaun I'll never even have a chance at snagging his pot of gold! And as for Sasquatch and Yeti, well, let's just say it takes more than the building of a house, oh, if only it were that easy! Sasquatch hunting takes hours of walking through the woods, at night, with flashlights, dropping Cheerios as we go so we can find our way back - thanks to Hansel and Gretel for that tip! It's a lot of work, but then again, if I don't at least try to find Sasquatch or Yeti, how am I ever going to make the cover of the National Enquirer?!?
On my last Yeti hunt, my sidekick Max happily posed with the only Yeti we found...they are, after all, very elusive creatures! So really, building a house for fairies, to encourage/lure fairies to come and stay, is not a stretch for me...in fact, it seemed like such a good idea that I decided to build my fairy lair in our front yard! And, as you might expect, the neighborhood children love it as much as I do...they are always asking when I'm going to add more fairy stuff - but building a fairy house - or resort - takes time (and $$$ - the price of fairy crappola is outrageous!) so leetle by leetle the work slowly goes...
Yes, it's quite small - but then, so are fairies! I have enlisted the help of a short-statured Gnome to stand guard while construction continues, and to feed, water and protect the animals...he's very trustworthy and came with excellent references.
Before I head back outside to discuss yard maintenance issues with the Gnome, I need to thank my dear Fairy-hunting friend Joni for telling me about the beautiful book, How To Find Flower Fairies. I ordered two copies so I would have expert knowledge on what to put into my fairy resort to make sure it's "fairy worthy!" When my Fairy Resort opens for business, we'll have a small ribbon-cutting ceremony with the neighborhood kids...and maybe their moms if they promise not to roll their eyes and snicker!
The book has beautiful pop-up pages and lots of good tips...did you know a fallen flower petal may hide the entrance to a secret fairy tunnel? Or that an empty nut shell is a sign that fairies have been there? Or that fairies hang their washing out to dry on the webs of friendly spiders? There's so much to learn!
That's it for now - the construction zone is calling, I've got a swing-set to install and a new path needs to be built! Crazy is as Crazy does!