Crop Protection: How .22 Shot Shells and a Scarecrow Saved My Corn Crop

The author describes how .22 shot shells rained death upon the grackles raiding his newly planted corn, and how a scarecrow kept the survivors away until the plants matured.

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The author regards his scarecrow and the  disturbing resemblance it bears to its creator.
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