Monday, 13 September 2010

Last of those summer days ...

We held our first mini-scarecrow festival on Sunday at the allotments for our plot holders.

Here's my scarecrow and scare-cat at the gates to welcome the 'hoards of visitors' ... I wish ! Sadly it was a very quiet day - can't even blame it on the weather as we were very lucky to get some sunshine. There was another event on locally, but we're told that was quiet too. Never mind, we enjoyed it :)

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Here's the best bit - the cakes ! I think we managed to pursuade most of our visitors to buy a slice :)

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Yum. See that enormous chocolate cake in the foreground ... gone ! not a crumb left :(

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I did manage to get a piece before it all disappeared and yes, it was as good as it looked.

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Megan's Fairy Cakes - the pink glitter was a hit:

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Guess the weight of the marrow ! the kids could barely lift it :) I hasten to add it's not one of my monsters ... they are all on the compost heap haha.

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We had 11 scarecrows in total. This is Jenny and her daughter arriving with 'Susan' and 'Doomsday'

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We are borrowing Susan for our next grant application:

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The pyjama gang:

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Here is the second place scarecrow - it was a sweet little thing. Our theme was 'recycling':

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Here is the winning entry - I wish my blog had 'smell-o-vision' so you could appreciate how lovely the smell of the rosemary and lavender was.

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I'm not sure whether I'll keep my scarecrow at the lottie or not. He was too frightening in the house - everytime I opened the door and saw the 'legs' my eyes went down to the boots and then the hairs on the back of my neck started to rise and I could feel the shriek developing in my throat before remembering it's a scarecrow not a burglar !!

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