As some of you have seen, this Jamieween included A Tale of Two Scarecrows. The first scarecrow was put out in the Courtyard for Willy B, Honey B, and Mave.
If you read the blog on Saturday, Willy B made quick job of the cabbage head while leaving the body intact. Diana and Kelsi, brought the scarecrow’s body in and placed in the Mezzanine later that night. (You can see him in the corner just beyond Mave.)
We all kind of suspected Honey B would be the first one to be curious about it. I’m told that she indeed was. I wasn’t there to witness everything unfold at that time, but I’m told Honey B indeed was the one to be the first to inspect it. I was there, however, the following morning as I brought breakfast up to Mezzanine and she was sitting on it’s chest pulling alfalfa out searching for more treats.
The other scarecrow was placed onto Young’s Hill for the Seven to enjoy.
So far, it has had a longer life… so to speak.
This year, Jody did not disappoint and was the Great Pumpkin Thief once again.
Though Jody made way with taking the scarecrow’s head, its’ body still remains on Young’s Hill to this day.
Yesterday, as Jamie and I were coming back from our walk/run around the hill, a shadow near the scarecrow caught my eye. As I saw this shadow, my mind raced with anticipation that somebody was finally going to bring it inside and find every treat! (I apologize for some slightly blurry photos, but it was difficult to hurry and focus in time to catch it as it was happening.)
Who could this be? Was it Annie returning to claim what once might have been hers? Was it Missy whose curiosity got the better of her to finally investigate the a few days after?
As the camera (finally) began to focus, it was clear to me who was going to try to finally put this scarecrow to pasture.
She had returned to finish the scarecrow off!
She brought up the torso, removed a significant amount of alfalfa, and found some remaining treats inside. She attempted to untie the torso down from the structure, however they were tied on too tight to remove. Instead she took what she could get and moved on.
I expected today to see the scarecrow completely removed by day’s end. However, today was slightly rainy and most everyone chose to remain indoors.
So the scarecrow survives just one more day… for now…
Who will be the one who finally takes this scarecrow out? Will somebody else’s curiosity prevail?
Missy seems like she might be ready to see what this thing is all about.
I couldn’t choose between these next two photos, so you can choose which one you like better to fit this story.
Or will Jody comeback and claim her prize?
As I was closing up I decided to take a gander to see if the scarecrow was still there. Only and empty shirt remains.
We will never know who the Scarecrow Destroyer is.