Monday, October 29, 2012

Jack and Sally

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Last weekend Will over-seeded the winter lawn and Jack and Sally came out of hiding!

Meet Sally and Jack, they popped by for a quick photo shoot!

This time of year Jack and Sally are very busy! They have the important job of "Guardian and Protector" of our rye grass seed and the sprouting, tender new grasses that every bird within a square mile, has their eyes on!

For 11 months of the year Jack and Sally are residents of the storage closet, but for a glorious 30 days they rise to the occasion! Armed with twirling CDs that flash light all over the lawn, red tinsel, a portable AM/FM radio playing Country, of course, and an occasional hand clapping, arm waving charge from either Will or me, they hold off the grass-loving avian onslaught!

Who knew they could be so vicious!

They look like such a mild mannered couple!

I know, most of you are preparing for your first snowfall, but Over at Julie's we plant winter rye in our backyard to enjoy and also for our chicken tractor to be pulled around on so our "Girls" get fresh rye grass, making for delicious, low cholesterol eggs for all the cooking that goes on . . . Over at Julie's!!!

Our mobile chicken house, complete with solar electric fence.


  1. Hi Julie,

    Did you make Jack and Sally, if so, could you give us directions. They are adorable.


    1. Hi Mary,
      No, I'm sorry to say, I didn't make them. They are rather poorly put together and I do want to make new clothes for next fall. The tricky part of making a scarecrow is the head. The one I made a few years back had a head made from a stuffed plastic bag and hair made from black plastic bags . . . He looked horrible!

      I do think I should get my creative juices flowing and come up with a new scarecrow for next year!

      It's kinda like putting up a Christmas tree for a few weeks, except we move Jack and Sally all over the lawn to make them seem real!



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