Monday, October 8, 2007

Meet Harry the Scarecrow

The boys have been reading "The Wizard of Oz" and that gave us the idea to make our own scarecrow! There are plenty of birds in the garden digging up our vegetable bed. Not necessarily crows, though, it is more the Australian magpie that proves to be rather destructive in freshly set up vegetable beds.

Harry's head is made from an old flour bag. G and S jointly drew the face (with glasses, hence the name Harry...) and stuffed the bag with straw. Harry's hat has lived in our shed for at least the last 11 years and is pleased to be used once again! Harry's shirt also had a long and happy previous life and will hopefully last the summer.

We had so much fun - and I am pleased that we only used things that would have been "waste" otherwise.


  1. thats fantastic! Great that you could make it out of pre-loved materials. hope harry doesnt get swooped by the magpies in mating season - lol. do scare crows really scare away the birds?

  2. Hi Mel

    thanks for your comment! Not sure whether it works with the birds but "Harry" certainly managed to spook our German shepherd, Max, when we first put him up!