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The Not So Scary Scarecrow

June 21st, 2018

We’ve been wanting to put up a scarecrow in the main garden, but haven’t gotten around to it. Last fall, when we went through my mom’s clothes, I picked out a few things that she always wore to use for my garden scarecrow. I figured she’d LOVE being in my garden helping keep the waxwings out of the strawberries.

This was one of my mom’s favorite shirts, so it’s nice to see it in the garden. My dad and sister thought it was great as well when I sent them photos.

I just threw this one together last minute. There are grand plans forming in my mind of making one with old garden tools, a shovel for the head/face, trowels for the hands, etc.  But I need to find a few more old tools and then figure out how to put it all together.

 Do you have any great tips for keeping birds out of strawberries & raspberries? What fun things are gracing your garden?

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