Scarecrow Sunday

I really like scarecrow trails. For those of you who have escaped the concept up to now, it is when a community gets together and comes up with a theme. Scarecrows are then made and displayed in gardens. Only for a day or two. Next step, people, like me, go around, clutching the quiz sheet, and map, and spot the scarecrows. As you go round, you guess the identities of the scarecrows and write it down on the quiz sheet, ready to hand in at the end.

There are three reasons I like scarecrow trails. First I like guessing. Second I love looking/pokingĀ  around villages, gardens and the outside of old cottages. Third, the people you meet on the way round are generally jolly, because everyone recognises that it is a completely ridiculous activity!

Today was cold, with a bitter wind. It wasn’t raining, but none of us wanted to spend too much time. As a result, I didn’t take too many photos and we only got round aboutĀ  a third of the scarecrows. Shame as, I really admire the effort the householders put into this. There were 62 scarecrows, all made to raise funds for the local church. Oh the theme was fantasy characters. Can you guess who the above two are?

Yesterday, TF missed out on his May Day crown, as he was asleep when the girls had their crowns. We left the crowns outside, decorating the fruit trees and, by the time he woke up it was pouring with rain. Today, he discovered his crown. He came in the kitchen wearing it with a big grin on his face.

Whoops! Must make it smaller next year. He is laughing. I know….. its hard to tell without sound.

4 thoughts on “Scarecrow Sunday

  • Tuesday 4 May, 2010 at 12:14 am
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    A couple of years ago We were driving through a small village in West Yorkshire and there were scarecrows in lots of the gardens..it was all very ‘Wickerman-esque’ and rather eerie as it was very early in the morning, but after reading this blog post I think I’ve finally sussed out what was going on!!
    Thank you.
    Em xx

    • Tuesday 4 May, 2010 at 1:34 pm
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      Oh Emma, that is priceless. I can imagine it would look very odd, especially first thing in the morning. I’m so glad I was able to (hopefully) solve the mystery and thank you for brightening my day! Hee, hee.

  • Sunday 9 May, 2010 at 10:44 pm
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    What an excellent idea! That’s not anything that I have heard of….(from the US, East Coast).
    Grandma Wolf is REALLY scary looking….makes me think of a great Halloween gag where you set up a “dummy” a week or two beforehand so everyone can see it. On Halloween night, a live person replaces the dummy and jumps out at people as they get close to it. =)

    Call me clueless, but I have no idea who the 2nd scarecrow is….?

    • Monday 10 May, 2010 at 10:47 am
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      I think its the Little Match Girl. The wolf could easily have been someone dressed up, but if it was they didn’t move. There was such a lot of work put into all the scarecrows, but I think the wolf was my favourite.

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