Anyway, Freecycle was the first place to ask, and I've already got 11 cat litter buckets from a nice lady named Angela. Here they are, all tucked away inside the shed. Yay!
Photo below - I even went to a deli/bakery at a local grocery store, to see if they had any buckets to contribute to the cause. Wouldn't ya know it? They just emptied 2 five gallon buckets that cake icing comes in! Shoot...those will work too! Of course some icing was still attached to the inner walls, so what do ya think I did? I have a dog that eats everything, and I just let ol' Jude get down with her bad self. Ha! You should have seen it....her ears were white...heehee..
After she satisfied her curiosity and gluttony, I just laid each bucket beside a fire ant mound. Here's a photo of one, and the ants are doing an excellent job of cleaning it for me. I love my ants.
I'll pick them up this weekend, as they should be as clean as a whistle by then. I went to WalMart, too - and wouldn't you know that they haven't even called me to say if I could have any or not? Boo!!!!!! I left emails, my phone number with 2 different managers, and still - nothing. I'm gonna have to bring in the County Extension Agent for this one, it looks like.
Photo below - here's the shed all wrapped up like a mummy. I must've used 1,000 staples for this job. Man, my hands had 4 or 5 blisters on them from the staple gun. No fun, I tell ya!
I also bought a steel door for it, and will hopefully install it this coming weekend. I think the roof can wait another week....
In gardening news, everything in the garden will need to be harvested before Sunday night, because it's gonna get down to 33 degrees. I went ahead and harvested the green beans, melons, and several large pods of okra yesterday, and more okra, some cucumbers, and lettuce are all that remain. With only 3lbs., 1 oz. to reach 400, this is gonna be close!
Also, I have made my final decision on the design of the hoop covers. Yep, it's changed again. Ha! Aw man...this is gonna be weird! I might be mildly retarded or something. Hehe...
Take care, and happy gardening!