Garden Scarecrow - Churchill Island Historic Gardens by Marilyn Harris
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Garden Scarecrow – Churchill Island Historic Gardens

Featured in Retired and Happy and Country Bumpkin

The definition of a Scarecrow is a decoy or mannequin in the shape of a human which is dressed in old clothes and placed in fields to discourage birds such as crows or sparrows from disturbing and feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops.

Churchill Island Heritage Farm covers 57 hectares and boasts an historic working farm with ‘hands on’ farming demonstrations reminiscent of a bygone era. Sheep shearing, cow milking, blacksmithing and working dog demonstrations.

Churchill Island Heritage Farm has been continuously farmed and in 1872 when Samuel Amess, former Mayor of Melbourne, purchased the island for both holiday and farming use, he built a substantial house and outbuildings. The historical buildings and remnants of historical gardens are now a draw-card for tens of thousands of visitors a year.

Churchill Island Historic Gardens, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

Canon PowerShot A650IS

Shutter Speed: 1/800sec
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 80

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Comments

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 1 year ago

    what a fabulous Scarecrow wonderful capture Marilyn love it lee

  • Thanks so much Lee! Someone had a lot of fun making this one! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 1 year ago

    Nice find, good old country craft. – Ted

  • Thanks so much Ted! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...over 1 year ago

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 1 year ago

    He’s a beauty Marilyn!!! *-)

  • Thanks so much Deb! He is a character! lol! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 1 year ago

    Very good..

  • Thank You so much Lori and Country Bumpkin for this honour! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesover 1 year ago


    27 April 2013

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeover 1 year ago

    The details and decor can star in a big picture ….
    Super cute…….Marilyn !

  • Thank you so much Liliana – So glad you like him! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

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