The Curious History of Scarecrows

By |2018-05-18T20:08:15+00:00September 17th, 2017|Children's Books, Elkton Farm|

The original scarecrows were nothing like the now familiar straw-stuffed icon of Halloween. Scarecrows, sometimes bearing an animal skull or even rotting produce, were placed in fields in the spring and were burned after the Autumn harvest in celebration, their ashes returning nutrients of potassium and nitrogen to the soil. Through the ages farmers have [...]