Dingle Dangle scarecrow

Jacob and I made a scarecrow on the weekend to protect our tomato and capsicum patch. The first night our scarecrow was on duty there was a lot of wind and heavy rain and I feared the mostly water-soluble paint and glue involved would have left him the worse for wear. Not to mention the question of exactly how craft-glue and glitter paint dripping into the soil would fit into an organic permaculture system. Scarily enough he has survived not only intact, but has achieved just the right hint of menace to make him a real scarecrow. The sort that has set its sights on something higher up the food chain than just pigeons. The sort you hurry past as dusk is setting and don’t look directly at. The sort you swore appeared somewhere else in the garden when you glanced out the kicthen window late at night……

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