I was in town the other day and stopped by the craft store. I need all the spare time I have for knitting, so really, I should not have done that. Every time I come out from the craft store I have a hobby I didn't know I had. So what was it this time? Concrete casting! I allways wanted a natural looking bird bath. We have lots of birds in the garden and they get a treat, even in summer when food is plentyful for them. So you feed them - and thye need a drink too.
So here I am; birds, a new hobby and the wish for a bird bath. I saw once someone making stepping stones form a rhubarb leaf, so that was my mould. I picked the biggest I have, shaped it over a sack of sand, coated it in oil and then the concrete. waited and waited....An volà! A bird bath! ...with only two leakages. By and large, considering it is the first go, I'm really happy with it. The proof of the pudding is what the birds do.