The latest in scarecrow fashion is on display in Balingup leading up to the Balingup Small Farm Field Day on Saturday 6th April, 2019.
The first recorded ‘scarecrows’ were along the Nile River over 3,000 years ago. They were used to protect wheat fields from flocks of quail. Egyptian farmers put wooden frames in their fields and covered them with nets. The farmers hid in the fields and scared the quail into the nets. Then they took them home and ate them for dinner!
Balingup scarecrows have a more festive purpose! Appearing 4 to 5 times a year they mark the many great events hosted in the townsite. If you feel like joining in the fun of this year’s Small Farm Field Day give us a call – 9764 1283.
If you’d like to see what all the fun is about check out this video.
And for more details on the Small Farm Field Day head to their website here.