The Calverley crows are getting fidgety. They know what’s coming. By the end of the week, if all goes to plan, there will be nowhere to go. They will be scared out of their wits as dozens of scarecrows converge on the village waving straw arms and shiny old CDs to shoo them away.
The Calverley Scarecrow Festival 2014 starts on Saturday and of course my contribution is already under construction. As the theme is books and scarecrows, I thought L Frank Baum’s 1899 classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz would be fun.
The idea is to have Tin Man, a yellow brick road, a crushed wicked witch, a field of poppies, The Great and Mighty Oz and, of course, a scarecrow all in our tiny front garden. A bit too ambitious maybe? Almost certainly, but thanks to collective creativity with three friends, I’m well on the way. Crows beware!