Scare mon­ger­ing

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Outdoor Inspiration -

It may not ac­tu­ally keep birds away from your fruit or ve­g­ies, but a scare­crow is a vis­ual win­ner and lots of fun if the kids join in its con­struc­tion. Pop­u­lar in 15th cen­tury Eng­land and used more than 2500 years ago by Greek and Ro­man farm­ers, a scare­crow can be as sim­ple as old clothes hung from a tim­ber frame or, for some­thing more im­pres­sive, form a body from a straw-filled hes­sian bag and at­tire ap­pro­pri­ately. Im­por­tantly, rig your scary one out with gum­boots and a tra­di­tional straw hat.

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