Scarecrow Season


| 10/23/2013 6:20:00 PM


Tags: Fall, Autumn, Scarecrow, Pumpkin head, Strawman,

Country MoonThere are some feisty folks hanging around the countryside these days. Scarecrows are as much a part of the fall season as pumpkins, bonfires and Halloween. Once created to scare pesky crows and other birds from gardens and fields, their primary job of late is to add a touch of whimsy in autumn.

Fall is my favorite season because it is usually colorful, cheery and bright. I guess that’s why I like scarecrows-when you see them they tend to make you smile and think of the brighter side of life. Being curious as I am, this year I decided to learn a little more about them.

HISTORY

Scarecrows have been hanging around, pardon the pun, for some 3,000 years.  Egyptian farmers along the Nile River concocted some of the first ones. They have been found in most cultures in some form ever since.

ORIGINAL USE

sheryln
10/24/2013 9:41:15 PM

Scarecrows are definitely a fun part of autumn festivities! I hadn't realized that ancient Egyptians used them, though - interesting!


nebraskadave
10/24/2013 1:14:58 PM

Lois, I agree that a comical scare crow has become an icon for the Fall season. I really had good intentions to make a scarecrow family for my garden this year but life got in the way and my garden time was curtailed a bit with some family member health issues. There's always next year. ***** Have a great scarecrow fall day.





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