A Garden-Bed Scarecrow
A very neat and successful scarecrow for garden beds can be made as follows: A number of corks are procured, and a feather is stuck in each end of them, as shown. These are tied to a string, spacing them from 1 to 2 ft. apart, and the string is hung over the beds. The slightest breeze will keep them fluttering, and no bird will come to rest on the beds.
The Fluttering Feathers Attached to the String with Corks Scare the Birds Away
—Contributed by M. T. Canary, Chicago.
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THE BOY MECHANIC – BOOK 2
1000 THINGS FOR BOYS TO DO
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