Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Still Woods Scarecrow Story!


It's the perfect time of year for a scarecrow story! Pour a cup of warm apple cider, sit back, and enjoy a Still Woods Scarecrow Story.  It's not scary, I promise!
The first Sunday morning after we moved into our home, we left for church only to return to find that our riding lawn mower has been stolen.  Naturally, we were upset and quite worried.  My husband called the county sheriff's office and reported the theft.  A deputy was dispatched and after visiting with us for awhile, the deputy said that they would do routine patrols of our property.  I must remind you that there is only one way in and one way out of our property.  A gravel road meanders happily through the woods to our home and loops back out again.  Beginning that very night, our family soon became familiar with the sounds of a sheriff's car patrolling our home and land.  We were thankful and appreciated their efforts to make us feel safe and secure.  I am a light sleeper and I do not say this lightly!  In the wee hours of the morning, I would  awaken to hear the tell tale sign of a car slowly traversing the windy, gravel road to our home.  My routine was to look at the clock, check the time, and be comforted in knowing this was our friendly law enforcement on their routine run.  I think my bladder became synchronized to the 2:00 am patrol and I would often get up, get a drink of water and well, you know.  I would also watch the lights of the car twinkling through the trees as the deputy for the night drove down our road. 

One night, I watched from our bedroom window as the sheriff's car slowed to a stop at the front of the house.  Then before I knew it, the car immediately sped away.  Curious as that was, I thought maybe the sheriff's deputy had been dispatched to an urgent call.  I got back into bed and before sleep overcame me, I heard the sound of several cars speeding down our lane.  I jumped up and went to the window, not even bothering to wake my husband, wondering what in the world was going on!  Three police cars were coming around the bend and slowed to a stop.  One of the police cars shined a huge beam of light onto our porch.  The beam floated along and then landed directly onto one of my scarecrows which I had laid on the front porch to dry out from a day of heavy rain.  The cars sat for a moment and then took off.  I got back into bed and at that point I realized that the first officer must have seen a "body like" form lying on the porch and had called for back up!!  The poor thing did not realize that it was indeed a scarecrow and not a human until a beam of light dispelled the mystery!  I wonder how much ribbing that deputy received that night from the scarecrow incident?

Each year when I see scarecrows smiling merrily from posts and fences, this scarecrow story comes to mind! Do you have a scarecrow story of your own? Please share it with us!

Blessings as Always from Still Woods Farmhouse
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6 comments:

  1. Great story - loved it. unfortunately don't know any scarecrow stories. Have a Happy Fall and thanks so much for sharing. Did you ever find your lawn mower?
    Mary

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    1. Mary,
      We are sad to say that they never found our lawnmower, but we have never had another incident! That's a blessing! The police think someone working on the house may have taken it after the construction was completed, but I hate to think that. Glad you liked our scarecrow story!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    So happy you stopped by, so that I could find you.
    I LOVE what you have written under your blog title name. I have a wood plaque on my desk that reads "Be still and know that I am God." It is one of my favorite quotes.
    I enjoyed reading your scarecrow story! I don't have any to share of my own, sorry.
    Please come and visit again . . . and I will do the same :0)
    Have a beautiful weekend,
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. We named our property and home for this verse of the Bible. I will be happy to visit you and hope you do the same.
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. What a fun story for you to remember and tell every year at this time. I don't have a scarecrow story, but I did make a female scarecrow one time and my little grandsons were very upset...because you know...scarecrows are men, Grandma.We also made snowwomen at our house for fun one year.
    I really enjoy your blog...Balisha

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    1. Hi Balisha,
      I love your grandsons' comments! I never thought of that! I hope you post some pictures of your snowwomen this year. Your kind words about my blog mean a great deal to me. I still consider myself a baby when it comes to blogging. Never really knowing if what I am sharing appeals to anyone. Your comment brightened my day!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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