Making Scarecrows

IMG_1102Sometimes, the chores are all done and you have to do something totally frivolous.

We had a bunch of kids at the house yesterday to help us assemble the three scarecrows for which we had gotten the “ingredients.”  It was a simple trip to the Goodwill on Half-Price Wednesday for three XL flannel shirts, three pairs of really big pants, and three straw hats.

Then we grabbed some wooden garden stakes, baling twine, burlap sacks, and a bale of mulch and we were ready to go.

1374341_10151905693835772_398649018_nIt was a fun exercise in teamwork and silliness.  Everyone buttoned, and tucked, and stuffed, and balanced.  There was a good deal of toppling and stuffing-losing.  We all gave up on making faces with features.

In the end, we had three “lovely” scarecrows and everyone had a good time making them.  In the words of our four-year-old neighbor, Kiki, it was “the best scarecrow making day EVER!”

Never mind that it was the only scarecrow making day ever.  Just never mind that.


About applewoodfarm

Restaurateur, farmer, bartender, beekeeper, friend, wife, mother, dog lover, cat tolerater, chicken hypnotizer, blogger, and sometime yogi
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