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.