xoxoxoBruce Saturday Apr 10 03:00 AM
April 10, 2010: Scarecrows
Kumeu, New Zealand is wine country. Every fall, for three weeks during March and April, Kumeu has a scarecrow festival.
Obviously it's to drum up tourist business, and maybe fines on driving winos.
The festival site doesn't show many pictures, most of these were found at Wunderground.
SPUCK Saturday Apr 10 06:11 AM
Is that keg covered with condoms?
DanaC Saturday Apr 10 06:59 AM
Har! There's a scarecrow festival around here, each Summer. Last year some bastards wrecked all the scarecrows.
lumberjim Saturday Apr 10 10:00 AM
the local school near where I work has a scare goose on the football field to keep the geese from shitting it all up.
rditlkustoleit Saturday Apr 10 07:37 PM
It worked!? Now I'm definitely afraid to go to Kumeu.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Apr 11 01:25 AM
Well, that's something to crow about.
spudcon Sunday Apr 11 02:00 PM
I'd rather have the geese. They seem to keep the crows away.
SPUCK Monday Apr 12 06:01 AM
What's wrong with crows? I love them! A bird with a brain - what a concept..
spudcon Monday Apr 12 06:08 PM
Crows flock and fight at dawn, cawing the whole time, and do it outside my window. Then they shit on my car. The geese are quiet, unless they're threatened. The shit on my lawn, but I don't have to wash that.
SPUCK Tuesday Apr 13 04:35 AM
While I was in college in Sacramento I was walking back to my apt with a bag of groceries. In the middle of a huge empty parking lot it suddenly started raining walnuts on me. The instant they hit the ground a murder of crows landed and started eating the meat out of them. Then more showed up and started dropping walnuts. If they didn't crack the first time they would pick them up and re-drop them from altitude. I was amazed.
spudcon Tuesday Apr 13 08:25 AM
And after they pelted you with walnuts, you still like them?
HungLikeJesus Tuesday Apr 13 01:01 PM
and fight at dawn,
cawing the whole time.
Outside the glass
first light reveals
geese pacing on the lawn.
jinx Tuesday Apr 13 01:03 PM
Shitting though, not pacing.
HungLikeJesus Tuesday Apr 13 01:29 PM
My computer crashed and I was too lazy to re-write it.
spudcon Tuesday Apr 13 03:49 PM
I didn't know I still had poetry in me. Thank you for recognizing it. The title will be "shitty birds"
spudcon Tuesday Apr 13 03:51 PM
kelly7898 Thursday May 6 07:24 AM
Thank you for the post.