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Garden Scarecrow

Updated on May 30, 2011

Garden Scarecrow

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We made this scarecrow over the winter and now he is protecting our peach tree from pests. We named him...Flop-along-CassidyWe positioned him near the tree where squirrels like to jump onto the peach tree.Flop-along-Cassidy is now on guard!
We made this scarecrow over the winter and now he is protecting our peach tree from pests. We named him...Flop-along-Cassidy
We made this scarecrow over the winter and now he is protecting our peach tree from pests. We named him...Flop-along-Cassidy | Source
We positioned him near the tree where squirrels like to jump onto the peach tree.
We positioned him near the tree where squirrels like to jump onto the peach tree. | Source
Flop-along-Cassidy is now on guard!
Flop-along-Cassidy is now on guard! | Source

Garden Scarecrow

In our garden, we spent the time to position our fruit trees in the best possible places for them to grow and produce fine fruit. However, the squirrels have been taking our peaches off the trees weeks before maturity. In the last few years the trees were loaded with peaches. But the squirrels got them all. They don't even leave behind one for us! We're all into sharing, but this has gone too far.

You can find directions online on how to make a scarecrow. I liked the method we used in the photos. The squirrels bury the young peaches near a large Elm tree that is near our peach trees and then wait for the flesh to rot off and then they dig up the pit to eat the inner seed.

Hopefully, Flop Along will keep the squirrels away this year!

Until we meet again... Francesca27

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      ajthesmeagol 6 years ago

      He scared me!

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      ajthesmeagol 6 years ago

      He looks real funny :)

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      A.CreativeThinker 6 years ago

      I am going to have to try this out. Thanks again Francesca27 for your help and this hub. Voted it up! :)

      Regards,

      A.CreativeThinker

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      That's exactly why I made the scarecrow, A.CreativeThinker, and you know what... he has kept the squirrels away. I had to cut an aluminum pie plate in half and added them to his sleeves to make him a pair of hands. They were curious, however, they don't go near him at all with the movement of his new hands.

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      A.CreativeThinker 6 years ago

      This looks like a great idea for my garden Francesca27. Hopefully, it will keep away some of the squirrels from digging into it.

      Great idea. :)

      Regards,

      A.CreativeThinker

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      gidget911 6 years ago

      We never had a scarecrow. I wouldn't mind having one.

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      WandasHomePlace 6 years ago

      Does the scarecrow sometimes scare you? I know it would me. Great idea. Just don't forget he's out there.

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      jbhearn95 6 years ago

      Flop Along looks like a scarecrow that we've made, I think I know some of his relatives.

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      annamaria123 6 years ago

      I think I know some of his relatives. They sure scared anything that saw them. I see a lot of resemblance. I think Flop Along will do just fine!

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      diane johnson 6 years ago

      loved the information, keep writing enjoyed everything I've read.

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      Thanks Kimmie for your comment. So far, so good. We haven't seen a squirrel near the peach trees since Flop Along has been on duty, however, we noticed some critter started to dig into our veggie garden! Now what could we do? I've run out of rags and plastic bags to fill another scarecrow... think we'll try putting an aluminum pie pan on a stick in the middle of the garden... what do you think? Francesca27

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      Kimmie Kingsley 6 years ago from Petaluma, California

      Lovin flop along....we had Scary Harry to keep the birds from eating all my seeds....hopful flop along will be better at his job!!!!