Entries Tagged as 'bruno'

Seven Years

Mrs. Spookyblue chose copper over wool to craft this totally cool wire sculpture of our first scarecrow, Bruno, for our 7th wedding anniversary.

I knew she was up to something.  She’s crafty.

Crafty: Skillful in underhand or evil schemes; sly.
Oh yeah.

How a scarecrow gets an attitude

AttitudeFrom the undead letter office …

Our friend, Mr. Clamfigs, writes:

“I was hoping you could settle a debate,( and I hope I win).

We are looking at bruno’s head and the cauldron you used for it, and was wondering how big is it?

I purchased a 16″ black cauldron for our head but my wife said it (my head ) looks way too big. please settle this for us. ( and I hope I win).”

Dear Mr & Mrs Clamfigs,

Contrary to popular belief, good sense, and a very intimidating engineering manual I glanced over once at a college bookstore, you almost can’t have a too-big scarecrow head. Scarecrows are unanimous in this. Scarecrows are also notoriously cocky, owing to their big heads.

You may be surprised to learn that Bruno, of all the gourdish ghoulies propagated by our little horror factory, has the smallest head. Grumble’s is larger, but his little brother, Tater, holds the record for largest head among our scarecrow critters.

Bruno’s head does indeed measure approximately 16″ from ear to ear. However, I removed about three inches of “lip” around the cauldron opening to give it a more oblong, pumpkiny shape, so it’s perfectly understandable that your cauldron would appear, to certain discerning eyes, too large.

So, you are both correct, which is a good thing since a wife or husband that wins an argument rarely enjoys the eventual comeuppance concocted by the loser. Especially when there is packing tape and grape jelly involved.

Or a harmonica.

Note: I just realized that I might have altogether misinterpreted your note, so to cover my bases: If your wife thinks your head looks too big, then I wouldn’t argue with her. Get a haircut, or start wearing shoulder pads. It’s just easier that way.

Scarecrow Vines

Proto-BrunoFrom the dead letter office…

Our friend Steve writes:

Subject: Bruno comment
Hi there, I was wondering, could you use ivy vines instead of grape vines?

Yo, Steve!

Not being well-versed in the botanical arts myself, I can’t answer your question. But I will anyway.

Grape vines are woody and thick enough that they are the main support structure for Bruno. If ivy vines have similar properties, then yes, they should work fine. If you just want to use ivy vines because they look cool, then go raid the scrap wood pile and build a frame on which to hang everything.

Bruno The ScarecrowKids and little lambs eat ivy, so your scarecrow should be well-fed.

Meet Bruno, grape vine monster, and Grumble’s dad