1990 - Volume #14, Issue #6, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Eyeball Scarecrows Made from Hilex Jugs
Stewart got the idea from commercial eyeball scarecrows that are shaped like a beach ball and covered with a reflective eyeball-like design of concentric circles that scares birds. He washes the labels off jugs, then paints a few areas of the jug a metallic brown so it resembles the brown and white color of an owl. Then he paints four "eyes" around the neck of the jug. To make them he paints a yellow circle first, paints red over it while letting some yellow show, then paints a small black spot in the center of the red circle. He runs a wire through the top of the jugs and hangs them from the shed's rafters where they can swing freely.
"I have three of these eyeball scare-crows in my 40 by 72-ft. shed and I very seldom see a bird in there," notes Stewart. "Once in a while one will fly in, but they never stop. It's a good way to recycle jugs that would otherwise go to waste."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Herbert Stewart, RR 2, Box 270, Cornell, Wis. 54732 (ph 715 288-6849).
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