While working he noticed that his bright red union suit kept birds, from crows to sparrows, away from his garden so he decided to spend an hour or two each day as a human scarecrow.
|Garderner John, Union Suit Fan|
and Part-time Scarecrow
Added June 19, 2019:
Clay of Saranac, NY emailed me a photo of a scarecrow with this comment...
"Chris, ole John better be careful standing out in the hot sun or like this scarecrow his red union suit will likely turn pink! And, notice the crow at the bottom of the picture? Goes to show you that once your long underwear fades it's no longer conducive to keeping the varmints away! ... Clay"
If I ever try this myself, Clay, I will take heed of your warning. After all, who wants a faded pink union suit? ...Chris
And Seth of Bangor, Maine sent me this:
"Chris, here's a picture of a hen and a farm boy wearing a sweater over his union suit while washing his feet. Even chickens aren't chicken of this kid... Seth"
Ha! Thanks guys ... Chris