Pitney Meadows Community Gardeners from Saratoga Bridges braved the damp, chilly weather this morning and helped make this year’s scarecrow.
Don’t miss the sunflowers that are blooming in the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens. They are gorgeous.
Bring a camera and take a photo.
I hope to see you there, Natalie
After tallying the check marks on the chalkboard ballot, Bill is the clear winner as a name for our scarecrow.
I told Bill Pitney that it seems fitting. He and his family have safeguarded the property for generations and he still watches over things and cares for the farm.
And now, the scarecrow named Bill, watches over our community gardens.
By the way, for those of you who don’t know, Bill the scarecrow is wearing Mr. Pitney’s pants.
Six names have been nominated for our scarecrow.
They are Bill, Mr. Pit, Fred, Field, Joe and Strawvinsky.
There is a chalkboard outdoors on the east side of the Pitney Meadows Community Garden shed and chalk on the sill.
Cast your vote by putting a check next to the name you like best. I will tally the results and post the winning name.
Another scarecrow joke:
What is a scarecrow’s favorite fruit?
With the help of Charlotte and George and the addition of a little more stuffing and a hat, our scarecrow is looking better.
He is standing guard over the tiny sunflowers on the west side of the garden.
And so far, no crows have landed near him. Good work Mr ???
Our brave scarecrow needs a name. What shall we call him?
Why did the scarecrow get a promotion?
He was outstanding in his field.
Got another joke?
What would make this scarecrow better?
A hat? hair? gloves? boots? a belt?
Right now, he looks like he needs a little something.
Your suggestions are welcome. We will work on him again next Saturday – July 29th – at 9 a.m. And then, set him in the new sunflower area.
And, I will have the frame for another child-size scarecrow ready to dress and stuff. If you want to add something – clothing, a hat, a necklace – to this scarecrow, bring it along.
We look forward to seeing you in the garden.
It was a very pleasant morning in the community gardens.
Bailey and Esmee came to water and weed. Jessica and Margie thinned annuals and transplanted along the edge of the sunflower garden.
Margie anchored the pumpkin patch sign Judy made into the ground. Paul did the last bit of the irrigation on the northwest side of the community gardens before going to work on the high tunnel.
Tom and Jim were busy nailing siding to the barn and Chris C. painted at a steady pace. George drilled drainage holes in an old trough and then planted it with flowers. He also help with the making of the scarecrow as did Judy B., Bailey and Esmee. Bill came over and gave us a pair of jeans for the scarecrow to wear.
All the while, gardeners came and took care of their plots; weeding, watering and saying hello. They shared ideas and tools. Some folks – like Kim and Karen – helped to water the newly planted sunflower area and the cosmos bed along the back of the garden.
There was community in the garden today. You got to love that.