A friend of the garden bought “Bill” a bright red pair of suspenders.
Judging from that smile, I think he’s liking how good he looks.
Thank you to everyone who helped pull “Bill” together.
He is definitely getting lots of good attention in the garden.
You know the expression, it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it took a village to make this scarecrow.
Bob LeClair made the frame. The clothes came from the thrift shop. The houseplants we planted in the shoes came from my son, Gina found the straw hat at a garage sale. The scarecrows’s stuffing was wood wool – packing material donated by Rocky Dale Nursery in Bristol, Vt. and the buttons, felt and muslin came from the generous ladies in the craft room at the community center. Thank you all.
The kids…about 60… who are part of the Family Gardening Program participated in his construction. It was a hot day but groups of kids worked hard to make him come alive. And, he looks darn good.
Here are some photos so you can see for yourself.
Here is the finished scarecrow. That fine friendly face was made by Miss Nancy and her helpers.
We stuffed him with wood wool. It is easy to work with.
We couldn’t find boots so painted shoes purple, filled his shoes with soil and planted two spider plants in them.
In the end, he looked pretty darn happy and so did we.
Hi everyone –
Today is the first day of the Family Gardening Program at the Moreau Community Garden. There will be children in the garden this morning making a scarecrow and being introduced to what is being grown.
All community gardeners are welcome to join me at noon to ask questions about their plants or just to hang out at the picnic tables for a while and talk.
I hope to see you there.
Natalie, Master Gardener