Sippican School Garden Club: "Happy fall!"

By Andrea Ray | Oct 06, 2017
Photo by: Andrea Ray Abigail Conley looks up at one of the Sippican Garden Club's scarecrow creations.

Marion — There was more than just fall in the air when the Sippican School Garden Club met on October 5. Bits of hay flew through the air, and onto shirts, as well, courtesy of the group's newest project—scarecrows.

The students built two scarecrows, a boy and a girl, with clothing donated from parents. While the girls set on the female scarecrow, the boys started on the male; a lumberjack, they decided. "Let's make him as fat as we can," one student said gleefully.

The students spent an hour stuffing the scarecrow, and their efforts did not go unnoticed. "Woah, I thought the bugs ate all of our pumpkins," Garden Club Coordinator Diane Cooke said. "Now I'm pretty sure it was this guy!"

Planning for winter continued as the students removed dead marigold flowers and harvested leeks from the gardens.

Several parents fought to arrange the new scarecrows on the garden fence. At Sippican School, at least, it's official: "Happy fall!"

It was a bit of a struggle to get this well-fed scarecrow on his feet. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
Aidan Costa gets into the swing of things near the end of the day. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
Amaya McLeod works on harvesting a bucket of leeks. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
Picking off dead marigold flowers requires all of this student's concentration. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
The Sippican Garden Club with their newest creations. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
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